A few rounds with a new sitting group trigger a maddening case of Zen snob stink.
The First Buddhist Precept — to resolve not to kill — sounds deceptively simple, and yet it can be a lifelong koan.
Commentary by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhed on the Blue Cliff Record Koan No. 48: “Turning Over the Teakettle.”
Thank you for all of the work that you did for the Tangen Roshi issue of Zen Bow. I have just two comments on Bodhin’s very well written section. One is that a few readers could erroneously get the impression that there is often only one samu (work) period at Bukkokuji, when in reality there…
A brief biography, description of the training at Bukkokuji Temple, and personal memories of Roshi (Zen Master) Harada Tangen by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede
Remembrances of Harada Tangen Roshi by four past RZC students: Wes Borden, Jonathan Sheldon, Shirley (Somyo) Helvey, and Dharman (Shindo) Stortz
Teisho (formal Dharma talk by a Zen Master) by Harada Tangen Roshi on returning to your true home, the home which is the same for every single being
Wow! It’s beautifully designed and laid out, dynamic, and attractive. Plus, the editing is impeccable and the articles very interesting and well written. With the perspective of someone who spent 20 years in publishing before my lawyer phase, I am impressed. In addition, it often happens that something hits me in a personal way. Ahhh ….
Blue Cliff Record Koan Commentary by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede: Zhaozhou’s “A Newborn Baby.” A monk asked Zhaozhou, “Does a newborn baby possess the six senses or not?” Zhaozhou said “It’s like a ball bouncing on swift flowing water.”
On the path of Zen and Transgender: personal reflections on suffering, searching for peace, healing. “By themselves false views will go.”