Weekly teachings

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Weekly teaching
Thursday, 2017 July 27. to Thursday, 2017 August 3.
  • Everything is true nature (big ‘I’). If you apply effort to anything else other than finding it, even the smallest effort, is a waste.

Zen Master Man Gong (1871-1946)

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2017 June 5. to Monday, 2017 June 12.
  • If I shout someone’s name and they immediately answer, “Yes!” – that is true nature. True nature has no birth or death. It can’t catch fire, get wet, or be cut with a knife. It is completely free and without hindrance.

Zen Master Man Gong (1871-1946)

Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2017 May 2. to Tuesday, 2017 May 9.

If you want to understand your past life, everybody goes to a fortune teller. That's not necessary. You can understand your past life, so don't waste money. Only look at what you are doing right now. It's very easy.

Zen Master Su Bong was born on January 7, 1943 in North Kona, Hawaii. His mother was of Korean descent, and his father was of Chinese Hakka origin.
Weekly teaching
Friday, 2017 March 24. to Friday, 2017 March 31.

Buddha said very clearly that humans have five main desires: food, sleep, sex, money, fame. As we grow these five desires all become stronger. So the real Mind Revolution comes from looking back at ourselves. Looking into “I.” Don’t worry about finding anything.

Zen Master Dae Bong, a Zen monk, received dharma transmission in April 1999. He began practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1977 and became a monk in 1984. Before studying Zen, he worked as a counselor in a hospital and as a welder in a shipyard.

Weekly teaching
Friday, 2017 March 17. to Friday, 2017 March 24.

Nobody guarantees our life. So if there is anything that you think may be useful, just now is the time to use it. In our life, past mind cannot be attained. Present mind cannot be attained. If you say “present,” it is already not present, already gone.

Weekly teaching
Saturday, 2017 February 25. to Saturday, 2017 March 4.

Everybody makes enlightenment very special. All sutras, all practicing people, said enlightenment is No.1 and very wonderful. That’s not good not bad because that word “Enlightenment” sets up for human beings, a goal, something to look forward to in life.

Zen Master Su Bong was born on January 7, 1943 in North Kona, Hawaii. His mother was of Korean descent, and his father was of Chinese Hakka origin.
Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2017 January 31. to Tuesday, 2017 February 7.

Buddhism in Zen, especially, means that you really interact with this world. To interact with this world you need form. You need things to do, and doing them with other people in complete engagement.

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2017 January 18. to Wednesday, 2017 January 25.

A student once asked Su Bong Zen Master at a dharma talk: his friend wanted to come to the Zen center to practice but he had no time, because he had a family, he had a job, he did volunteer work and he had to attend the functions of his company. What could he do?

Zen Master Su Bong was born on January 7, 1943 in North Kona, Hawaii. His mother was of Korean descent, and his father was of Chinese Hakka origin.
Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2017 January 3. to Tuesday, 2017 January 10.

From Zen Master Seung Sahn 1980

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 December 5. to Monday, 2016 December 12.

Golden leaves scattered on the green grass, a slight crisp chill in the air, the sunlight moves lower in the sky, and yes once again autumn softly arrives.  That feeling that life is constantly in flux can never be avoided.

Jo Alma Potter Ji Do Poep Sa Nim is the guiding teacher for the Kwan Um Zen Centers in Vienna Austria, Palma de Mallorca Spain, Vrazne Czech Republic, and Kwan Um Zen Groups in Hungary.