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The Precepts – Jundo Cohen

There are many ways to express the Precepts in English. I so much agree that Zazen and the Precepts are one and whole, with Zazen sustaining the Precepts, the Precepts nurturing Zazen. I do not feel that they are "Commandments," but they are pointers toward a good, gentle, peaceful, tolerant, non-harming and healthful life toward… Continue reading The Precepts – Jundo Cohen

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On Finding Wisdom Beyond Discriminatory Thought – Huang Po & Dogen

Zen master -ObakuHuang Po, china d. 850. Studying the Way is just a figure of speech.In fact, the Tao is not something that can be studied.Study leads to the use of concepts,And when we cling to conceptsThe entire way is misunderstood.The Way is not something that exists separately from you,And it is not located anywhere… Continue reading On Finding Wisdom Beyond Discriminatory Thought – Huang Po & Dogen

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Gratitude – Jundo Cohen

posted July 6 2019 on Facebook: Jundo Cohen I once wrote something about Buddhist "Gratitude" (Big G) not being like our usual idea of listing up things to be grateful for: (https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php...)"============="]T]here is a greater, transcendent, boundless Gratitude in the Buddha's Teachings that does not even need the subtle "see the bright side" "find the… Continue reading Gratitude – Jundo Cohen

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THE FOUR WAYS OF KNOWING – Hakuin

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2018/10/zen-master-hakuin-on-the-four-ways-of-knowing.html THE FOUR WAYS OF KNOWING by Hakuin Ekaku Translated by Albert Low Hakuin on Kensho: The Four Ways of Knowing, Shambhala, 2006, Pages 29-39 THE FOUR WAYS OF KNOWING OF AN AWAKENED PERSON Someone asked Hakuin, “Are the three bodies and four ways of knowing inherent, or are they brought into being by our… Continue reading THE FOUR WAYS OF KNOWING – Hakuin

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Buddhist Basics – Treeleaf Zendo – Jundo Cohen Roshi

Dukkha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsN1ICw-ZJA The Four Noble Truths https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=112&v=UCU6VycMTpk The Eightfold Path - Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4M9daTv8hY The Eightfold Path - 1 - Right View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-02f3Ztt-I The Eightfold Path - 2 - Right Apirations - Aspiring Right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGvh_Xyfwtk The Eightfold Path - 3 - Right Speech - Speaking Right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irzauWgx6_4 The Eightfold Path - 4 - Right Actions -… Continue reading Buddhist Basics – Treeleaf Zendo – Jundo Cohen Roshi

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The Five Skandhas – The Sense Apex

A personal view on the Five Skandhas. The overall system or "Grand System" seems like a fibre-optics system, with all the fiber ends (representing individual awareness located like a point in space and time) shining the same image as is "sent out" by the light source. What seems like individual consciousness or awareness is simply… Continue reading The Five Skandhas – The Sense Apex

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Ego in Zen vs Ego in Psychology

by Caesar Luis Romero on Facebook - Ego in Zen vs Ego in Psychology The ego-soul in Buddhism is not ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ it’s just viewed as an act, a role, and ultimately not real, an illusion, created by the five skandhas, or individual elements of human existence. In comparison to western modern psychology, which… Continue reading Ego in Zen vs Ego in Psychology

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Dongshan’s Heat and Cold – Shobogenzo

http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/C%20-%20Zen/Modern%20Teachers/John%20Daido%20Loori%20-%20Dharma%20Talks/DISCOURSE%20Dongshan%92s%20Heat%20and%20Cold.htm Dongshan’s Heat and Cold Dharma Discourse by Abbot John Daido Loori Master Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo,* Case 225 Featured in Mountain Record 17.4, Summer 1999  The Main Case A monk asked Master Dongshan, “Cold and heat descend upon us. How can we avoid them?”1Dongshan answered, “Why don’t you go to the place where there… Continue reading Dongshan’s Heat and Cold – Shobogenzo

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Impermanence – k Sri Dhammananda

" the Buddha reminded us that all existing composite things are impermanence. With birth, there is death; with rise, there is dissolution; with meeting, there is separation. How can there be birth without death? How can there be emergence without dissolution? How can there be a meeting without separation? By declaring the law of impermanence… Continue reading Impermanence – k Sri Dhammananda