Summer camp

I've been practising zazen irregularly, and not lately, anyway.Do you think that attending an eight day session without being much prepared is realistic?I'm afraid I would feel like a stranger, even bother, because I would not know the protocol, the etiquette, the good manners, in a way. . .I've read the testimony of a practitioner ...

The hands during zazen

Hello, i have a problem with my hands. They dont stay still, and fingers and thumbs move, plus i feel kind of pain (like when you hold your arm up in the air for some time), in both my hands and arms. these are my problems, they dont happen all at once but they happen in general, so all in all i cant remain still. It is not fidgeting, they move ...

maily magdalena madera rafo

Last night, for the first time, I've practiced zazen at home. I succeeded in relaxing and I felt rather calm. After a while, I went to bed and I had the worst nightmare in my whole life. I dreamt I was lost in a very white and beautiful place that I didn't know. Despite of the beauty of the place, I felt in danger. ...

London

Hi there, bonjour... I practise my sitting twice/thrice a day.Love the sit. Best thing in my life. Go to a small group once a week too, part of white plum org. No probs with that. was wondering though if you guys were ever considering setting up a branch of your sangha in London?
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The adjective formed with this noun is proud.

You are right the ego is a noun, on the other hand pride is not an adjective, it is a common noun.The adjective formed with this noun is proud. But if I understood the thread of your thought well, you wanted to say that pride is a direct consequence of the ego. However, I believe that you wrote that in all knowledge of cause in order to make us ...

Enjoying zazen

Since a few months ago, I keep on practicing zazen almost in spite of me, but I do not feel any longer the stamina and the eagerness that fear of impermancence used to give me. On the other hand, I've quite understood that one should not expect anything from practising, except maybe the satisfaction of knowing that one doesn't have ...


Death

I lost my father when I was two years old and a few years ago, I've been close to death and lost my elder brother in the event. This awakened in me a rampant fear, fear of being ill, of dying, of loneliness and of ceasing to exist. Since that day, all these fears disturb me and impact my life. The fact of losing brings me a great suffering and ...

Selecting because of money.

Dear Kosen Master,How someone who recieves money from the government for being poor, for example, can follow his Master around various countries and continents?I believe to have understood that everything was Buddha. But would the selection because of money thus be done also on the way????Great respect for the freshness of your teaching.Very ...

Discuss together.

Dear Stephan,I’ve read the various confrontations between Roland and you, and it makes me really happy that you can discuss together, as you had answered it to me. You are very different, but I do not cease being persuaded that you received the same marrow, and that you both try to retransmit it as well as possible, each one his way. I do not ...

Karma

We produce karma through our actions and thoughts and our life is influenced by previous karmas: this I can understand. But I feel it is a universal karma, I do not see the individual aspect of a karma which would be personally transmitted.Parents and ancestors of course transmit elements that determine our physical and psychological state, ...

Tobacco addiction

I do not practice Zen, though in my way, I'm one of your disciples.I feed much on information gathered on the Internet and I've attended various indigenous spiritual practices (I live in Colombia). I've stopped smoking for two months, about one year ago. I then understood how important self-control was and realized its ...

About willpower

Greetings, I'll be very greatful if you will find some time for my question. I understand that buddhism (or practice buddhist teaching) is the way to find answer for all my questions. But I have realy lack of willpower. I have read lot of books about buddhism and I also found our local zen sangha, where I can practicing. But everytime when I ...

About reiki

Hello Stephane, My question is about reiki. It was done to me, then I discussed with the person who had applied it to me. She said to me, about the initiation into the first or second degree, that it was a setting in touch with my guardian angel, "the ascended Masters and beings of light". That made me perplexed; I was told that you had had an ...


Homosexual couple.

I'm homosexual and living with somebody for 5 years already, we have plans for the future, including artificial insemination. I'd like to know what this is all about for you and what you think about such things
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Reincarnation

by dr david darling..what do you think ?"reincarnation? Yes and no. Death defines the ultimate limits of selves and exposes how fragile, artificial, and essentially unimportant these creations of the living human brain really are. Will you live again? Once more, it is the present self-in-charge that wants to know. And perhaps the best, most ...

The normal state of mind.

My question is the following: It is said that it is necessary to return to the normal state of mind, which is your definition of the normal state of mind (or of spirit)Thanks in advance..
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Feelings

Dear Kosen, I'm from Brazil! That does not prevent me from loving you! Yes, this is strange! I'm male and I can asure you: heterosexual! This love has not to do with sex. . . just to make things clear!But when I watch your videos. . . see your smile and the beauty of your words. . . I can't avoid this feeling of love. . . maybe ...

About the name which the Master gives us.

Hello Master Kosen. Here still a question which you will answer, I hope. About the name which the Master gives us during the ordination of Bodhissatva. Perhaps, it is wrong of me to be attached to it but I like it and it acts like a koan to be meditated since you gave it to me. Does one have to be attaches to it? To make use of it? ...

A similar state of mind in the north of France?

I noticed that very often the answer to a question via the Master brings us back to even make the sorting out in us. Especially when it comes to collect an opinion or to decide on an orientation... Besides, it is often with a shift compared to the question!! to make us think by ourselves? I am charmed to find this state of mind in your sangha on...


Harada's sesshin.

How is it possible that you are the only one to have refused to take part in the sesshin of Harada and that all the other disciples of Master Deshimaru were there knowing that he criticized and envy their Master?
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