Weekly teachings

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Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2016 June 21. to Tuesday, 2016 June 28.

Thanks for your letter. Your strong intention to practice is marked with despair at the persistent habits that reflect and cause discomfort.

Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2016 June 14. to Monday, 2016 June 20.

I would like to tell you one beautiful story. It happened at one of the Paralympic Games during the foot race. At the starting line there were people with all kinds of different mental disabilities. After the starting shot everybody started to run. Suddenly one boy fell down and begun to cry.

Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2016 June 7. to Monday, 2016 June 13.

The world is full of suffering. How can it be stopped? Every human being has a seed of compassion and wisdom that must be very carefully nurtured. It is our responsibility to find this seed and do everything we can to make it grow. First, you must believe that you have this seed.

Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) is the School Zen Master and Guiding Dharma Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen. She received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn on October 10, 1992.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 May 30. to Sunday, 2016 June 5.

Hakuin, the fiery and intensely dynamic Zen master, was once visited by a samurai warrior.


Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 May 23. to Sunday, 2016 May 29.

The Avatamsaka Sutra says, "If you want to understand the Buddhas of the past, present, and future, then you should view the nature of the whole universe as being created by mind alone." 

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 May 16. to Sunday, 2016 May 22.

One morning a student asked Seung Sahn Soen Sa, “How can one control thinking while sitting Zen?”

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 May 9. to Sunday, 2016 May 15.

From a talk at the Seoul International Zen Center

Question: Recently I saw a calligraphy of yours in the U.S. which said, “Freedom from family karma.” What does this mean? Why is this important?

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 May 2. to Sunday, 2016 May 8.

Buddhism teaches us that we make our own life. We’re quick to blame other people. We’re quick to make a dream life of our likes and dislikes. We fall into a fantasy, and sometimes it’s said, “like a drunken stupor”.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 April 25. to Sunday, 2016 May 1.

Attaining my true self simply means moment to moment I keep a correct situation, correct relationship, and correct function in this world. I function clearly in this universe to save all beings.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2016 April 18. to Sunday, 2016 April 24.

by Zen Master Wu Kwang on Oct 10, 2012

A kong-an interview with Zen Master Wu Kwang


We used to have a different translation of the second great vow:

Desires are in- exhaustible. We vow to extinguish them all.