The Great Vows of the Bodhisattva

Good friends, the bodhisattva represents the continual transcendence of enlightenment. When you take up Zen, you take up the Four Great Vows. The first great vow is: The many beings are numberless; I vow to save them. Unless you are truly committed to this task, your practice will not be authentic. One of the ways Read More …

Do religions and spiritual traditions differ?

A student asked, “Do all the religions and spiritual traditions differ or are they the same?” Louie Wing said, “From the perspective of the human intellect, they differ. From the perspective of the vast, unnamable, fathomless void, they are the same.” The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing

Contemporary Zen and False Presuppositions

Living a human life is a philosophical endeavor. Every thought we have, every decision we make, and every act we perform is based on philosophical assumptions so numerous we couldn’t possibly list them all. We go around armed with a host of presuppositions about what is real, what counts as knowledge, how the mind works, Read More …