..it is nothing to be done..

Why it is such a problem to have people arround me? I feel like i loosemyself, when there are other people arround. Maybe because i pretend tobe somebodyelse arround others.My entire life i didn't want to do anything, but i did a lot of things,i just wanted to sit and do nothing. I feel like i have to do a lot ofthings in life but i don't know ...



There are no more thoughts, nor body...

There are no more thoughts, nor body, nor image of the body, nor sesation, nor perception, nor breathing or conciousness of the breathing, no more space... than the conciousness of a persistante black. It is impossible to describe with words, what is it?
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Zen and Yoga

Hello Master, I practise yoga, the Iyengar method, very hard and demanding, but I do not know if it is my way. But anyway, it is very clear to me that the body is the base of the spiritual progress, and I believe that Zen do not pay enough attention to this aspect. Do you believe, yourself, that Zen can guarantee a healthy body, so that it does ...

09/11

40 years after the overthrow of the democratically elected Salvador Allende government by Pinochet and his supporters who killed and tortured innocent people, particularly poor people. . . Today we still believe in "don't forgive and don't forget". . . We, twenty-first century monks and bodhisattvas who daily live in society, ...

Ego or personality?

Ego or personality? zazen? ego = prison, personality = freedom? Can we recognize what is it that concerns the personality and what concerns the ego?gassho
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The Master is interested in the ignorant little worm I am.

I practice the Way but I only very seldom make questions in a Mondo because I do not have a doubt about the direction of the practice and I see myself badly raising a stupid question just to have the illusion of the transitory pleasure that the Master is interested in the ignorant little worm I am. I do Zazen for Zazen itself and I love my ...





Echoes

Why do they say that any action we carry out, even in secrecy, echoes throughout the universe? Is this an assumption or a dogma?
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Is Zazen a disguised christian practice?

I went to the Latin America Zen center on December 24th to practize Zazen. Upon arrival somebody told me that Zazen was suspended because they ( the monks ) were having a party or something, later in the night. Is that a satori? everything is impermanent including Zazen?Is Zazen a disguised christian practice?
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What definition for mushin ?

Good morning Stephane, happy to have found you back! Sempai to the monk Kosen sensei. What definition for mushin ? How to practice shin jin datsu raku ? Gassho! Jean Pierre Bignon.JpbBign
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Thoughts

If a thought arises many times in one minute, if I am very attained to the thought, how can I cut this attachment? How should I end the habbit of controlling this thouht if it's very strong?
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Breathing.

My Zen teacher, a former student of Master Deshimuru, tells me to have long slow exhalations and short quick inhalations, but I have read other zazen "manuals", inluding one by Temple Antaiji, that you should just let the breath be natural. What is the difference between letting the breath be as it is and forcing the breath to breath long ...



What to do with the pain during zazen?

What to do when almost every time we sit in zazen we feel spasms in the back, the shoulder blades etc.... Would the attitude a bit martial and rigid of the posture such as one teaches it in Zen be in question? And the pain, nobody speaks about it about the pain, nevertheless it is there, even if we observe it, it invades then all the landscape,...


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