I would like to know what is action for zen ?

Good morning! I am not especially interested by money or power on the other people; I have no political vocation - anyway, money is in process to win; I know that I will die one day - tomorrow or later, and I try to love the ones I love without succeeding in it the way I would like to (well, a bit like everybody I guess). If I tell you all that,...


Sotoshu in Japan.

Hello Master KosenI wish to get the ordination of boddhisatva. If at first I thought of passing by the AZI (because it is the association that Master Deshimaru founded), we could think that it was legally the most logical.Little which I saw over there quickly discouraged me.I then plan to benefit of a stay in Japan to make me order "on the ...

"Here and now."

In Zen, it is often heard to return to the "here and now". I perceive "now" like the timless interval between two seized thoughts. The thoughts which emerge we have to only let them pass. The is spirit stripped?I have more problems with the "HERE", although it must be rewarding to be concentrated in the body, with the buttocks on the zafu. It ...


Nichiren.

hi, i recently started practicing the buddhism of nichiren daishonin and i have many doubts, one is why there are so many diovisions in buddhism, and the other, is what do you think about the buddhism of god, and where we come from, because i was told that you don't believe in god, but there is a line of buddhism that do, and i'd like to know ...

Most excellent Master

I already thought, without having met you personally, that you were an excellent Master. I've just read that you enjoyed listening to SUMO and this makes me suspect that God exists and that he pretends to be yourself. How would you clarify that for me?
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Family

When a member of your family, unconsciously and only because of his karma, i.e., despite the fact that he's a being who keeps good , scarce, but deep because of blood ties, relationship with us. . .  This hurts us very much, up to the point of not willing to live because one feels he must lose life; how do you solve ...


Changing karma

Hello. I have recently begun to go to church every morning before work to pray the rosary by myself on my knees and breathe calmly. After work, I have been going every day to two hours of Bikram yoga. This all began due to a relationship ending where I believe I was not positive during parts of the relationship. Yet, I was also doing ...

escape?

Dear Master!I`m writing from Norway, where I got back 3 times to take a job, try myself and get to know myself. i feel the same all the time, I can`t do it, but insist on it to fullfit my dream and attain the knowlidges and find myself even if I`m alone and am among uknown people. If I feel the pain in my stomach in hara it means i have to ...

Zazen and work

The more I practice zazen, the less I feel at ease with my work. I would like to spend my whole time practicing zazen, but I must support my family: my wife and my son. How can I embrace contradictions and realize myself at each moment doing something I like? I'm very little concentrated in my work, though I try to do my best. FU ...


Reincarnation and Japan

To Whom It May Concern: I am acquainted with a man whom claims re-incarnational memories. He claims that he has experienced many incarnations, that one was of a Zen-monk from Southern Japan, at a monastery just outside of the Prefect of Osaka, and that he was a member of a select group that worked on a project for the Emperor of Japan; in that...

Can zazen worsen a condition?

Hello kosen sensei Hope you don't mind if I make an introduction before stating my point. A few years ago I had a delirious crisis which led me to a psychiatric hospital for 10 days. That episode was presented in the form of negative thoughts and even nightmares which were imposed to me very quickly and lead me in all directions with eccentric ...

Zazen and therapy

Dear Keisen...Does zazen have some effect like psychotherapy? For example, to work through or to release what people call "traumas"? Let's say old emotional trouble and old perceptions that go with those emotional forms?Kind Regards,Jason GosnellFlorida, USA
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Sport or meditation, or both?

hello Master, according to scientific research, to do at least 3 X 45 minutes sport per week, would be an effective way of being in shape, sport acts on the neuro transmitters and would support the well being!According to you master, Which one is necessary to do, sport or meditation, or both?
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Creative God?

Master, I see that you spoke about Big Bang, so avoiding speaking about a creative God (you are right because nobody can prove his existence or either to deny him) you did like Buddha, to avoid speaking about the question. Probably you also made it to avoid influencing your correspondent on the net. But what is your real thought? If Big Bang ...



a zen-student should have a teacher

dear kosen roshiyou say in your book revolution aus der stille-that a zen-student should have a teacher.i do satsen since 7 years now and did meet yakusho kwong roshi and baker roshi ,and that was very good to practice even more-but in a way i know that i have to do everything by myself-sit,go and work-just to sit seems enough-although there ...

Does one have to cure those who are not sick?

You answered Bruce Rose that the practice of Zen was reserved for people in good health. I believed, forgive me, that Zen cured. Does one have to cure that which is not sick? Are you a zen monk, or the spokesman of a new extremist branch called "Satori with people in good health!"? Didn't you think for a second that M.Bruce Rose could be ...





I am a ballet dancer.

Dear Master Kosen,I am a ballet dancer in Canada. I have a show on Wednesday and I am having trouble with certain steps that require me to spin around my centre axis and trust that I will land properly. I have always had an issue with balance, I feel like it reflects the lack of trust I have for myself and those around me, and the fear I have of...

The education we give our children.

For some years now my 19-year-old son "has turned bad"; firecracker, tags, police custody and already did 22 months in prison... I live alone with him and his sister who, by the way, doesn't cause any trouble. He drags a heavy karma and I feel impotent. It is nevertheless a good boy with whom I can have a dialogue and who respects me but he has ...



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