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67 An American Encounter with Korean Nuns Step onto the grounds of Un Mun Sah--the largest and most prestigious Buddhist training monastery for women in Korea--and you step into a world utterly distinct from the hustle of Seoul’s shops and sidewalks. Nestled in the eastern mountains, Un Mun Sah f 26 Feb 2007 6,301
66 Korean Buddhism-Peace on Earth There’s no doubt St. Louis is a town steeped in Catholic history, but here we offer a quick immersion—no baptism required—in a few of St. Louis’ less familiar religious traditions: atheists, Bahá’ís, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Latter-Day Saints and seekers 26 Feb 2007 5,411
65 Uncovering Brilliant Disciples is the Way of Trans… In the Seon school, disciples with extraordinary spiritual capacities are referred to as dharma vessels (beopgi), which suggests that they are vessels capable of containing the dharma. When Huineng, a woodcutter and novice laborer, had an audience with th 20 Dec 2006 5,093
64 A Strong Tradition Adapting to Change: The Nuns in… As a Western Buddhist nun, I feel very fortunate to have lived in Korea and trained in this tradition for many years. Having hundreds of years experience, the Korean bhikshunis have established a systematic, effective way of training new nuns. They begin 13 Dec 2006 5,316
63 Dharma Talk Initiating the Winter Retreat The long, hot summer has ended and the winter-retreat season is upon us, where we worry instead about the cold. In the ephemeral reality of sentient beings, we never cease worrying about whether it is hot or cold. In reality, once we realize the fundament 06 Dec 2006 5,293
62 The answers hidden by time Throughout our lives, we often reflect on scenes of times past. Every time the waves of some vaguely happy or sad memories brush up against our mind, we either try to burst out in laughter or become immersed in questioning why. What we don’t know at such 04 Dec 2006 5,158
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 5,560
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 5,462
59 Duo! The cowherd complained of too much work. Then please, take a cup of tea. Duo! 14 Nov 2006 5,181
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 5,590
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 6,700
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 5,811
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 5,383
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 5,292
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 5,465
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