Mirror of Zen Blog

Category: Monk-life

Another Dead Monk-Brother

Just received the news two days ago that a younger monk-brother – – yet another member of the Dharma family – – passed away, too soon. The Korean-born monk, Mu

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Very Special Karma

A very special, nearly two-decades’ long friendship with this amazing Dharma sister, Ye Jin Sunim (예진스님), which started in the Zen Hall of Su Dok Sah Temple, Dok Seung Sahn Mountain (덕숭산

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Hairy Situation

My friend, Martin, has obviously not hosted pure-minded monks before. And that’s so OK, because maybe I wouldn’t be one of them. I was given his teenage son’s room to

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Getting people to let go of their precious prison of thinking, and return to their infinite True Nature, is a seeming impossibility — only seeming! — which is truly great,

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Improvise or Die Out

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Charles Darwin, born today in 1809.

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