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30 Years Ago Today

The exact moment of my ordination, September 7, 1992, at the Temple of the Sixth Patriarch, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. In this gesture, the Teacher brushes some water on

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Everything is Only TV

I returned to our home temple, Hwa Gye Sah, in the mountains of Seoul after completing a second 100-day solo retreat in the Jiri Sahn Mountains, in the winter of

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Envied

I told John today, perhaps for the first time, that as we grew up together over these last five decades (but really in the first two decades), I always envied

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Bad Man with a Candle

Zen Master Seung Sahn used to tell us, “A Zen master is like a bad man leading you with a candle in the dark. Sometimes this man does ‘good’ actions

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