Student Sharing

行願

得持
31/10/2014

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行願

在2014WWSF的開幕儀式中,大光禪師在開示中提到:在北美,關於禪修開悟的書很多,但幾乎沒有一本提到行菩薩道。這次會議主題是「生生世世行菩薩道」,我很感恩能在國際觀音禪院修習崇山禪師的教法,明白修行正確的方向就是not for self (不為自己),「行願」不是遠在天邊,遙不可及的夢想,而是要在當下一步步的去做、去執行的。願我等發願早日證入自性,救渡眾生脫離苦海。

韓遇 二

了然
31/10/2014

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韓遇

青山疊疊彌陀窟

慧惺
30/10/2014

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青山疊疊彌陀窟

記得 「世界一花會議」最後的表演,既有傳統韓國歌舞、鼓藝,也有西式爵士、街舞。大眾更跟隨搖滾樂而在台下前方舞動:有禪師,也有在家人;有韓國的大嬸,也有歐洲的指導師。一切都讓我回味。

放下

月心純
29/10/2014

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放下

世界一花之旅,帶給我很大的喜悅,在旅途上,加深了對自己行住坐臥及喜怒哀樂的瞭解,明白若能做到 just do it,放下思維,很多事情一蹴而成,喜悅之心也隨之而來。

Great Love, Great Compassion

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

Zen Master Dae Bong

Zen Master Seung Sahn had Great Love, Great Compassion and Great Wisdom and Energy. He gave wonderful, inspiring, simple and clear dharma talks. His kong-an teaching was very strong, clear and meticulous. He taught us how to organize zen centers and retreats. He taught us Zen in formal practice and everyday life situations. Most amazing of all to me, was his ability to turn any situation into teaching and to “hit” his students while also inspiring them.

Not saying alive. Not saying dead

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

Not saying alive. Not saying dead

Today, we commemorate the 10th year since the passing of Zen Master Seung Sahn. I am sharing this kong-an with the great adepts gathered here today — please have a go at it. Zen Master Seung Sahn entered Nirvana ten years ago. His form body is long gone, but what about his Dharma body? Is it dead? Is it alive?

Feeling Is Thinking

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

Andrzej Stec JDPSN

One day in Korea, I was travelling with Dae Soen Sa Nim in the car. I said to him, "I want to go back to Poland." Dae Soen Sa Nim answered, "That's only your thinking." He made his point, that thinking is no good.

Habit of the Tongue

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

After I became a nun in Hwa Gye Sa Temple and practiced there for a year, a senior monk told me: "After the summer retreat, you will become Zen Master Seung Sahn's attendant." I was shocked to hear this because, to me, Dae Seon Sa Nim was high above — someone I could not get close to. I said: "I cannot be his attendant. I don't know anything." But the senior monk said: "No problem. You will be fine." On the first day, I went to Zen Master Seung Sahn's room and bowed to him. He was very enthusiastic and happy and said: "Don't worry, no problem. Just relax."

For All Beings

Su Bong Zen Monastery
28/10/2014

Myong An Sunim

For each and every day until he was sixty years old, Zen Master Seung Sahn would do one thousand prostrations every day. He would get up a couple of hours before everyone else at the Zen Centre and do nine hundred prostrations by himself. Then, after everyone got up for morning practice, he would join them for the daily one hundred and eight prostrations.

All Dharmas returns one

慧音
13/09/2014

This story is shared by our friend Lilian, who works as a Helper in Gak Su Temple for some years.

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