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Must see, 18 Arhat Arrived in Monastery

18 Arhat statues from China are arrived in theVairocana Zen Monastery. Some of them are in the Zen garden. Some are around the Monastery. Their facial expression and posture make them like real. It's just incredible. Pictures can be viewed from the link, http://www.flickr.com/photos/vzmla/with/484251108... Thanks, Fa Hwa
dcarter
April 1, 2011
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Seeking a Complete, Fulfilling Life?

The new book, just use this mind, written by Zen Master Miao Tsan (Jian Liao) can guide you to the right path. "To move from this chaos toward freedom, the first thing we have to do is correct how we think and get rid of our attachment to our old, erroneous ideas. A Zen practitioner must replace false concepts with the right view of the truth, gain mastery over wandering thoughts and habits, and dedicate himself to training in his daily life. Once the confu­sion caused by the old mental habits is completely lifted and the true nature of the…
dcarter
April 1, 2011
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What Is Zen?

From East to West, Zen has been a sizzling topic. Depends on individual background, different people have different understanding of what Zen is. With a right understanding to begin with is very critical to avoid wasting time and effort. What is Zen actually? And how does it benefit you in improving your relationship? I found it's a very practical to practice Zen in our daily life. It's the doorway to happiness. Open your mind and let Zen Master Miao Tsan's teaching flow into your mind... "Among the world's cultural traditions, Zen is considered the prac­tice of wisdom, the knowledge of…
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April 1, 2011
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At Peace with Meditation

With modern research techniques, the concept of meditation in the minds of the western world has moved so far beyond the 1970s crunchy stereotype that medical practitioners are wholeheartedly recommending it to their patients, both for wellness and for healing. The venerable Mayo Clinic, on its website, recommends meditation for helping with health conditions ranging from allergies to anxiety disorders and cancer, from depression and fatigue to high blood pressure and substance abuse. The list is long, and it's reassuring to know that there could be relief from these serious conditions. But, there is more to accessing the power of…
dcarter
March 31, 2011
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OK if I’m Not a Buddhist?

While the truth is formless like the Void, it can express its existence in any form. Therefore, truth does not have to be Christian--or specifically Catholic or Protestant--nor does it have to be Islamic or Buddhist. Truth does not have to be Theraveda, Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism. Truth is simply the truth, and it is universal.* When I first went out to the Vairocana Zen Monastery to work with Miao Tsan and Jay, the man who did the original translation of Just Use This Mind from the Chinese, I wondered what they would think about my own philosophies, so much more Western and…
dcarter
March 31, 2011