Post-Kensho Practice-Realization, Zen Mind to Mind Transmission

Once my capacity to read was activated, the First Ancestor gradually exposed me to more and more words in various contexts and higher degrees of difficulty. With his guidance, and my own continuous practice, my ability to read progressed. As my ability to read progressed–sometimes slow and steady, sometimes with sudden leaps–the ability to process Read More …

Prelude to The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing

Prelude Louie Wing said, “Do you want to know what awakening to the vast, unnamable, fathomless void is? It is the certain realization that you are, always have been, and always will be the entire universe and everything in it.” –From the collected Sayings and Doings of Louie Wing The Second Ancestor of Zen in Read More …

Balancing Cessation and Observation Meditation

Learned audience, you should know that it is of the utmost importance to balance these two modes of meditation. The importance of balancing them, as well as specific instruction on how to do so, constitutes a generous amount of Zen and Buddhist literature. The Awakening of Faith affirms the necessity of this, and sums up Read More …