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by KeithA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: The Second Fruit
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: The Second Fruit

It's embarrassing to bring this thread back up, but I feel the need to say this: I know it's probably obvious, but my posts in this thread (as well as "yunmen's dried shit stick" and "the true human body - how does it move its arms?" and elsewhere) came from a place of delusion, not awakening. I ap...
by KeithA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: American Zen - A Brief History
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: American Zen - A Brief History

In a Facebook group, this link to this old article on “How Did Zen Come to America?” was recently posted. Part 1: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/11/american-zen-a-brief-history-part-i/ Part 2: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/11/the-opening-of-the-american-psyche-a-brief-history-of-zen-in...
by KeithA
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Shobogenzo quote (or maybe not?)

There is reference to wooden geese in the Book of Serenity.

https://www.bowzwestchester.org/2018/02 ... 1.html?m=1
by KeithA
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: KUZS Deutschland
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: KUZS Deutschland

I met him here in the states, during a Sangha weekend.

KUSZ Centers/Groups in Germany

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by KeithA
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: KUZS Deutschland
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: KUZS Deutschland

This is from the book the compass of Zen by Seung Sahn, I'm not familiar with this center in Germany nor do I know friends who are, hope they're genuine. There are number of Kwan Um groups in Germany. If you ever get the chance to meet up with Arne Schaefer, do it. He is a funny and warm person. :)
by KeithA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2782

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

.....Zen teachers who give Dharma talks about koans and Zen teachers who write commentaries to koans are doing so for the benefit of listeners and readers. And this applies to ancient commentaries as well as modern ones.... Yes, this would not be discussing the koan or talking about the koan, but u...
by KeithA
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Mumonkan Case 5
Replies: 93
Views: 2782

Re: Mumonkan Case 5

clyde wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Watch out below!
_/|\_
by KeithA
Sun May 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Rulu's Homepage
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Rulu's Homepage

Some discussion about Rulu here. .

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Keith
by KeithA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Alan Watts on meditation
Replies: 90
Views: 3154

Re: Alan Watts on meditation

Doesn't it bother anyone here that he was a known alcoholic? Yes, it certainly is a terrible shame. I have nothing but sympathy and well wishes for persons with this disease. I am glad to have worked as a group psychotherapist in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic. I have a perspective from this exper...
by KeithA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 2961

Re: Here's How To Kensho

The same old "mine is bigger than yours" stuff :lol: Yup. Big yawn. :112: I'm sorry you feel that way Keith. Just trying to help. Hi Kim, First of all, please accept my apologies for the rude post. Clyde, in an effort to stimulate conversation, invited you here to discuss this, so I should have bee...
by KeithA
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: Beginner Question

Mason wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Who isn't a Buddha these days?
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by KeithA
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 2961

Re: Here's How To Kensho

The same old "mine is bigger than yours" stuff :lol: Yup. Big yawn. :112: I'm sorry you feel that way Keith. Just trying to help. Hi Kim, First of all, please accept my apologies for the rude post. Clyde, in an effort to stimulate conversation, invited you here to discuss this, so I should have bee...
by KeithA
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Zen Buddhism
Topic: Here's How To Kensho
Replies: 59
Views: 2961

Re: Here's How To Kensho

michaeljc wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:36 pm
The same old "mine is bigger than yours" stuff :lol:
Yup. Big yawn.

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by KeithA
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 1453

Re: What to do about Zen forum Moderators and controversial behavior

Sigh. If someone posts something about Shimano, et al, you can bet folks will bring up past transgressions, whether they have been involved or not. Someone posted something about Tarrant, and someone else posted a public letter about Tarrant's past. If you do shitty things, they will continue to bub...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 2179

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

p.s: Joe, as careful as I am with language there is always the potential for misunderstandings. My use of “the John Tarrant Roshi matter” was intended to be a neutral way of pointing to our discussion of “what to do”. Right, Clyde. As there's no such "matter", there's nothing to do. And I suggest w...
by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 2179

Re: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior

Is the suggestion that the topic of controversial behavior by teachers be forbidden?

All unicorns and rainbows then?

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by KeithA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 138
Views: 4559

Re: Off Topic

Larry wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:38 am
Crystal wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
I came here as a Vajrayana/Theravada practitioner with an interest in Zen, and so far I've learned hardly anything - apart from a couple of fart jokes!
Glad to be of service :D
Hehe...I was going respond to that as well. You did a much better job than I would have!
by KeithA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Science

There is a book I have somewhere that looks at the Heart Sutra and Quantum Physics that might be of interest. I think there is a pdf of it floating around the interwebs somewhere.
by KeithA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Support, Suggestions
Topic: What to do about Zen teachers and controversial behavior
Replies: 45
Views: 2179

Re: What to do about controversial teachers

In what way was an open letter to a Sangha "gossip"? When Sweeping Zen went away, I wasn't sad. It seemed to exist to have endless discussions about teacher transgressions. So, I am not suggesting we have huge threads about that particular subject. But, to be honest, I did not know about this lette...
by KeithA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Beginners Space
Topic: Void in the Head
Replies: 26
Views: 1471

Re: Void in the Head

fuki wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:15 am
ps it just hit me "void in the head" is an epic name for a band formation, perhaps in a 'next' life eh, anyone's "life" :113:
Well, there was Richard Hell and the Voidoids!

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