Announcement: The Morning Sky Zen Sangha has received two new members, JingShen (John Pendall) and JingDa (Duane Toops). The Morning Sky Zen Sangha is happy to announce the acceptance of JingShen and JingDa. Mirror of Spirit and Mirror of Attainment They have received Refuge Vows and the Five Precepts During a ceremony performed by … More Announcement: Two Members Enter the Sangha
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This is a passage from a teaching by Master Han Shan called “The Maxims.” 27. I glean what the harvesters have overlooked or rejected. So why are their baskets empty while mine is bursting with so much good food? They just didn’t recognize their Buddha Nature when they saw it. Everything in life depends on … More Han Shan and Buddha Nature
They best way to convert other people to the Dharma Way, is to convert yourself to it first. Be an example for them to follow. One natural act flowing out of good character is more convincing than the most eloquent speech. –Han Shan Deqing If you’re living in the west, there’s a good chance that … More Be An Example
I’m a true believer. I think our true nature exists under layers of delusion. Because it’s our true nature to be enlightened, we can find it. This is what, I think, a serious study of Chan Buddhism, which in the west we usually refer to as “Chinese Zen” can bring to us. A Buddhism that … More What is Chan Buddhism?