Yuan Tong Fa Shi teaching meditation at the South Shaolin Temple (CMAC China tour 2013). 3 of 4
Yuan Tong Fa Shi teaching meditation at the South Shaolin Temple (CMAC China tour 2013). 2 of 4
Yuan Tong Fa Shi teaching meditation at the South Shaolin Temple (CMAC China tour 2013).
Perhaps the singular focus of Budo.
Concentration is calm yet intense focus that we apply in our physical, mental and spiritual practice so that we ...
Zen students are with their masters at least ten years before they presume to teach others. Nan-in was visited by Tenno, who, having passed his apprenticeship, had become a teacher. The day happened to be rainy, so Tenno wore wooden clogs and carried an umbrella.
After greeting him, Nan-in remarked, “I suppose you left your wooden clogs in the vestibule. I want to know if your umbrella is on the right or left side of the clogs.”
Tenno, confused, had no instant answer. He realized that he was unable to carry his Zen every minute. He became Nan-in’s pupil and he studied six more years to accomplish his Every Minute Zen.
The question is clear,
the answer is deep.
Budo considers an aptitude for critical thinking essential because it allows us to recognize and acknowl...
Budo asks us to be diligent in the study and practice of that which will awaken us to our innate enlightenment.
We are to keep moving forward, to avoi...
Just as words have power so do actions,
Students of Budo learn to reflect before they act and to refrain from destructive or harmful actions.
Students of Budo are encouraged to reflect on the power of their words.
Speech, when used carelessly, tends to promulgate suffering.
Students work to...
From right understanding flows right mindedness/thinking/counsel
It is meant to be applied to one’s attitudes and approach towar...