Flag Waving: Reflections on two monks discussing a fluttering flag.
A Dharma Essay
Clear seeing arises in the absence of partiality, however this is not something that 'I' can do as 'self' is dependent upon partial seeing in the first place. This impacts on any notion that 'I' can solve the problems that 'I' make.
The Liberation of Having No Options
Stories from the life of Zen Master Daiyu Myokyo
More choice is often peddled as always being better, more freeing, however it brings with it attachment and paralysis, even despair. Not having an option can be liberating and ceases to split desire pitting one against the other.
The Story of Eno Daikan (Huineng)
Part I - Introduction
Eno Daikan is seen as next in importance after the traditional founder of Zen, Bodhidharma. He is closely connected with The Diamond Sutra and the teaching of prajñaparamita. His collected sermons form The Platform Sutra a rare accolade for teachings that do not represent the direct teachings of the Buddha.
A Torrent from the Mountain Peak
Remembering Daiyu Myokyo Zenji
A collection of stories told by Ven. Myokyo-ni from her own life which she used to illustrate various teaching points. This article was originally published in Zen Traces, the journal of the London Zen Group in 2007, shortly after her death.
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