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61 "Beginning with the belief that you can do it is i… The reason we practice Seon and attend Buddhist services is to improve the quality of our lives. We generally begin this task by placing money as the prerequisite for a higher quality of life. 27 Nov 2006 2,516
60 Gou Sunim of Seoam Hermitage, Gakhwasa Monastery, … This article is a Special Issue in celebration of the 100th publication of "Monthly Dharma Meetings and Dharma Talks." We’ll introduce Korean contemporary Seon Masters to you by turns. 20 Nov 2006 2,634
59 Duo! The cowherd complained of too much work. Then please, take a cup of tea. Duo! 14 Nov 2006 2,424
58 Bhiksuni’s Role & Responsibility for the Future of… This year, 2006, is the 2550th anniversary since the Buddha’s birth. This means that Bhiksuni’s history has been nearly 2500 years. Many Bhiksunis are greatly respected today even though having arisen from a male-dominated and difficult environment. 08 Nov 2006 2,541
57 The Origin of Buddhist Food In the Early Buddhism period, all monks had to come out from their retreats such as shaded areas or caves to beg for food. They walked around all over the residential areas until they gathered just the right amount of food, and then returned to their plac 03 Nov 2006 3,029
56 [Review] Swampland Flowers A new edition of Swampland Flowers makes available again in English the teaching of Master Dahui, a great Chinese Chan master of the 12th century. Master Dahui (1088-1163) initiated the way the hwadu (C. huat’ou) is used today. 31 Oct 2006 2,701
55 The sound of rain The rain comes down in sheets. The sound of the rain drifts in through the open window. Like a lonely song, the echoes of the pattering raindrops lingers on. Where am I going? Isn’t it a lonely road I’m treading alone? Listening to the sound of th 25 Oct 2006 2,429
54 An Inner Journey in South Korea Chooksersa, a Buddhist Temple with one of the top Zen Masters in Korea in residence became my home for 3 months after leaving Europe. It was Christmas 2006 that my travel plan suddenly crystallized itself and created space in my life so that I could embar 20 Oct 2006 2,507
53 Why Practice Buddhism? I have news for you young people: something bad will happen to you in your lifetime. It could be anything—a breakup, a loved one dying, a car accident—but for sure, something really awful will come your way, if it hasn’t already. That 17 Oct 2006 2,444
52 The connection between fasting and seon meditation “Through mistaken desire, we ruin our lives. If we can reduce our appetites, we can also control our desires.”   Because we have only one life to live, we don’t know what to do.   In Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, the evanescence o 10 Oct 2006 2,586
51 Letters Exchanged between Master Seongcheol, Prof.… Werner Bieder, Theology Professor of the University of Bazel visited Master Seongcheol in 1972 with Gyutae Son. After meeting, they corresponded with Seongcheol about Buddhism. 05 Oct 2006 2,689
50 Anyone can do it if it means just sitting there an… After the morning prayer chanting, I sit on the cushion to start meditation. But every time drowsiness gets the upper hand. I can overcome sleepiness when meditation goes well, but when the hwadu is not quite working, I have to lie on my back. We heard 25 Sep 2006 2,648
49 Mixed Vegetables with Rice The preparation and taking of temple food is different from that of ordinary food. The cooking process is like that of making medicine: extracting the poisonous elements from wild plants, and then enriching the plants to a high value of nutrition. The way 20 Sep 2006 2,490
48 [Review] Finding a Joyful life in the Heart of Pai… In Finding a Joyful Life in the Heart of Pain, Darlene Cohen, a Zen priest and meditation teacher, who has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for twenty-three years shows us how to deal with chronic pain. 13 Sep 2006 2,485
47 Restlessness At a red light. At a bus stop. In line at the store. While someone fills the tank with gas. Walking to class. What do these moments have in common? They are all moments in which we find ourselves waiting, a dead space, a moment of no purposeful activity, 07 Sep 2006 2,224
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