Japanese Zen Buddhism

Japanese Zen Buddhism

Buddhism first came to the West many centuries ago through the Greeks, who also influenced some of the culture and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has spread beyond India it has always been affected by the indigenous traditions of its new homes…

Zen Buddhism radio

Zen Buddhism radio

Summary: why the Russian Orthodox Church has been a symbol of Russian pride in the years since the Soviet collapse; the Zen Predator of New York; and Roshi Bernie Glassman on socially-engaged Buddhism. The Rise of Russian Orthodoxy For many Russians…

Suzuki Zen Buddhism Selected Writings

Suzuki Zen Buddhism Selected Writings

I own a couple of dozen books about Buddhism. I enjoy reading about the four noble truths [Life means suffering; the origin of suffering is attachment; the cessation of suffering is attainable; and the path to the cessation of suffering], the teachings…

Nihilism and Zen Buddhism

Nihilism and Zen Buddhism

When Buddhism went to China, inconsistency became problematic. This was due to the very non-Indian way the Chinese perceived the world and human nature. Unlike Indian thinking, which gave priority to the devine or the trans-human element of reality…

Zen Buddhist Center California

Zen Buddhist Center California

HISTORY The Monterey Bay Zen Center was founded in 1988 in Carmel, California. (Karin Sobun) Katherine Thanas, a resident teacher at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in the Big Sur Ventana, agreed to teach at MBZC weekly. The group met for a short time at…

Zen Buddhism and action

Zen Buddhism and action

What is Buddhism? * Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from ‘budhi’, ‘to awaken’. It has its origins about 2, 500 years ago when in India Siddhartha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened)…

Zen Buddhism Melbourne FL

Zen Buddhism Melbourne FL

Sensei Mitchell Doshin Cantor Mitchell Doshin Cantor Sensei has been a student of Peter Muryo Matthiessen Roshi since 1986. Doshin received Denkai from Muryo Roshi in 2002. He additionally studied with Madeline Ko-I Bastis Sensei, a successor of Muryo…

Kids students Zen Buddhism

Kids students Zen Buddhism

The leader of a delegation from Japan bows to 105-year-old Denkyo Kyozan… (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles…) The Zen master would not stop talking. Several times he began to draw his teachings to a close, explaining to his students that he was tired and in poor…