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    This Sunday, our Sangha will welcome new novice priests through the ritual of Shukke Tokudo Ordination. As is typical of our Sangha, the ceremony will be conducted simultaneously in three ...
    Published on 04-01-2012 04:14 AM  Number of Views: 423 

    It is the first day of April here in Japan, the start of Spring, and that is a time to think of endings and beginnings ...

    Published on 03-18-2012 06:49 AM  Number of Views: 473 

    Furthermore, the whole body far transcends dust and dirt: who could believe in the means of sweeping and ...
    Published on 03-10-2012 05:07 AM  Number of Views: 468 

    Almost each week someone asks me, "What comes next in my practice? How do I deepen it? What should I do now? What book should I read with all the secrets? I feel like something is still missing and that I must do more."

    But how can I respond to such a question ...
    Published on 03-04-2012 09:20 AM  Number of Views: 411 

    Don't become a living clutter, a collection of piled up items.

    Practice is meant to free ...
    Published on 03-04-2012 04:56 AM  Number of Views: 497 

    We close this series on Master Seng-ts'an's XIN XIN MING ... FAITH IN MIND ... a simple, but subtle recipe ...

    止動無動 Consider movement stationary and the stationary in motion,
    動止無止 both movement and rest disappear.
    兩既不成 When such dualities cease to exist
    一何有爾 Oneness itself cannot exist.
    究竟窮極 To this ultimate finality

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    Prostrations and the Rakusu

    Couldn't hurt. Please do. I am not big around here for Mantra recitation however, as you know. But, let's see what ya got.

    Gassho, Jundo

    Jundo Today, 04:13 AM Go to last post

    Prostrations and the Rakusu

    Yes I will bring it. I will be very grateful for the instruction!

    Sent from my iPhone

    Jakuden Today, 02:31 AM Go to last post

    Prostrations and the Rakusu

    Hello James,

    Jundo beat me to the punch and said just what I was going to say. =) I also know the Tibetans are big on using a mala for resertation

    Shingen Today, 02:29 AM Go to last post

    Prostrations and the Rakusu

    No, they are steps.

    Are you bringing your belt to SF Retreat? We can do "minarai" (teaching by watching) there.

    Jundo Today, 02:12 AM Go to last post

    Prostrations and the Rakusu

    Hi James,

    The 108 Prostrations is a Korean Practice (perhaps China too), and not so common in Japanese Zen. It is a powerful Practice however,

    Jundo Today, 02:10 AM Go to last post