Chan / Seon / Zen

Advice for Monks who are Beginners on the Way

Your paying homage to the Buddha proceeds from certain conditions latent within your true original nature. These are deep impressions that you have received from the Buddha. And they were not received in vain. They are like sounds near a mountain that will be followed by their echo…

Sound of One Hand

Just a few of the fantastic paintings and calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin at the The Sound of One Hand Gallery, Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017. October 1, 2010–January 16, 2011

Zen in the Park, by Arthur Braverman

During my stay at Antaiji I came into contact with five teachers of Zen. Three, I met, and two I learned of through their heirs and their writings. All of these teachers were, in some capacity, connected with Antaiji, a small poor temple in Kyoto…

Son master Chinul

Sentient beings deceive themselves through their own actions. They themselves per­ceive that “this is an ordinary man,” “this is a saint,” “this is oneself,” “this is someone else,”…