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Schools of Buddhism => Mahayana => Zen / Ch'an / Seon / Thien => Topic started by: openmind on February 24, 2017, 01:47:48 pm

Title: Visit our short path Monastery web blog
Post by: openmind on February 24, 2017, 01:47:48 pm
Hi all,
 
Be sure to read "About our community", it starts out...

Teachings of Hui-neng

Huang asked “You say you come from Neng, the great master. What instruction did you have under him?”
Yung answered: “According to his instruction, no-tranquillization, no-disturbance, no-sitting, no-meditation – this is the Tathagata’s Dhyana. The five Skandhas are not realities, the six objects of sense are by nature empty. It is neither quiet nor illuminating; it is neither real nor empty; it does not abide in the middle way; it is not doing, it is no-effect-producing, and yet it functions with the utmost freedom: the Buddha-nature is all-inclusive.”
This said, Huang at once realized the meaning of it and sighed: “These thirty years I have sat’ to no purpose!

Much more to read too. It is made up of Americans. No Asian people have come to live here, but many have visited. We have one of the first American Buddhist Churches ( 1975 ) that has become a Monastery.

My hope is that more Buddhist's would form small non-profit churches, and live relatively free of the American culture and social demands. I hope this gets some you all interested in doing that.

https://openmind693.wordpress.com/ (https://openmind693.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Visit our short path Monastery web blog
Post by: openmind on February 24, 2017, 02:39:50 pm
Please ask questions, our communicate what you think of the Monastery.

Openmind
Title: Re: Visit our short path Monastery web blog
Post by: IdleChater on February 25, 2017, 10:33:53 am
Please ask questions, our communicate what you think of the Monastery.

Openmind

Loved the images!  Where are you located?
Title: Re: Visit our short path Monastery web blog
Post by: stillpointdancer on February 26, 2017, 04:01:14 am
Nice website. You seem to be a really interesting Zen community.
Title: Re: Visit our short path Monastery web blog
Post by: openmind on February 26, 2017, 07:40:51 am
Please ask questions, our communicate what you think of the Monastery.

Openmind

Loved the images!  Where are you located?

We try to stay as invisible as possible, just for the freedom of not having uninvited visitors, so I will say the Mid-west in America.

I you are more interested than that please PM me.

Thanx
Title: Re: Visit our short path Monastery web blog
Post by: openmind on February 26, 2017, 07:42:34 am

@stillpointdancer

That is an understatement, it stays very interesting! :)
Title: Re: Visit our short path Monastery web blog
Post by: IdleChater on February 26, 2017, 09:26:13 am
Please ask questions, our communicate what you think of the Monastery.

Openmind

Loved the images!  Where are you located?

We try to stay as invisible as possible, just for the freedom of not having uninvited visitors, so I will say the Mid-west in America.

I you are more interested than that please PM me.

Thanx

That's  perfect.  I totally get why you'd  want privacy and respect that.  Thanx!
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