Weekly teachings

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Weekly teaching
Sunday, 2016 January 17. to Sunday, 2016 January 24.

The most important thing is to stay nimble, stay with things they are, and keep awake.

Weekly teaching
Sunday, 2016 January 10. to Sunday, 2016 January 17.

Zen-meditation retreat is one of the most precious and unique possibilities to intensify the study of our minds.  This year I undertook a three months solo retreat in the mountains of Czech Republic. I had no idea of what would happen.

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.

Weekly teaching
Tuesday, 2015 December 29. to Tuesday, 2016 January 5.

Some years ago I experienced many inspiring days and weeks together with my wife at Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, Nepal, Burma and Thailand. I clearly remember how overhelming it was walking, sitting and chanting at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

Weekly teaching
Monday, 2015 November 30. to Sunday, 2015 December 6.

In 2003, Zen Master Dae Kwan visited Zen Master Seung Sahn in Seoul. One time he said out loud, to no one in particular, “Much pain! Much pain! My body have much pain!”

Hearing this, Zen Master Dae Kwan said to him, “Sir, please give your pain to us. We want to take your pain.”

Weekly teaching
Saturday, 2015 November 21. to Sunday, 2015 November 29.

Many people try to control their thinking. First, they try to solve their thinking. They try to make bad thinking correct. They try to make themselves right. That’s the usual first course. It means, “if I can justify my thinking, I can justify my 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
Sunday, 2015 November 8. to Sunday, 2015 November 15.

BY ZEN MASTER SEUNG SAHN From a question-and-answer session at Cambridge Zen Center on the 10th December 1995.

Question: If I want to be like you, is it possible without a master? (Much laughter, continuing.)

Weekly teaching
Saturday, 2015 October 10. to Sunday, 2015 October 18.

Life is Zen. But some people say that life is suffering. How are these different? If you make “my life is Zen,” then your life becomes Zen. If somebody else makes “my life is suffering,” then that person’s life becomes suffering.

Weekly teaching
Friday, 2015 September 25. to Monday, 2015 October 5.

Zen Master Man Gong was Seung Sahn Soen Sa's Dharma grandfather. As a thirteen year old child, he was studying sutras at the temple Donghaksa in Korea. The day before vacation, everyone gathered to listen to some lectures. 

Zen Master Man Gong (1871-1946)

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2015 September 9. to Wednesday, 2015 September 16.

We understand many things about this world, but we don’t understand ourselves. So why do human beings come into this world? Why do we live in this world? For love? For money? For respect or fame? Do you live for your wife, husband, or children? Why do you live in this world?

Weekly teaching
Wednesday, 2015 August 5. to Wednesday, 2015 August 12.

Kwan um means "perceive sound." This means perceive your true self. At the same time, perceiving world sound means perceiving that many, many beings are suffering. If you can hear this sound of suffering, then helping is both possible and necessary. That is the Bodhisattva Way.