February, 2013

The Buddha Twirls A Flower

The Buddha Twirls A Flower

02.19.2013  |  Comments Off on The Buddha Twirls A Flower

In the Flower Sermon, Shakyamuni Buddha passes something to his disciple, Mahakashyapa. According to the story, Shakyamuni is on the teaching seat surrounded by his disciples. But instead of giving the usual kind ... Continue Reading »

What is the self?

What is the self?

02.10.2013  |  Comments Off on What is the self?

“To study the buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self.” These first two sentences are probably the most widely quoted in Dogen's GENJOKOAN, and ... Continue Reading »