Atta Dipa | Pure Awareness

Atta = Self Dipa = Light (You are this light) pure selfless awareness. Rely upon selfless awareness. Do not rely upon concepts of self and other that appear. Do not depend upon beliefs, sensations, and emotions, which arise and fall away. Meditative awareness, clear intention, acting wisely, compassionately and skillfully are this practice. Rely uponContinue reading “Atta Dipa | Pure Awareness”

“What is Most Essential” ~Jun Po

“What is most essential is the practice of Dhyana, meditative mindfulness, which enables us to experience the Absolute Purity of our deepest nature and to hold that transpersonal truth in the complexity of our personal lives.” ~Jun Po

The Gate of Oneness is Open

The gate of the oneness of cause and effect is open. (Song of Zazen, Hollow Bones Sutra Book p.39-40) The Buddha identified three kinds of suffering: the dukkha of physical and emotional pain… The first kind of dukkha is the obvious suffering caused by physical discomfort, from the minor pain of stubbing a toe, hunger,Continue reading “The Gate of Oneness is Open”

“Shikantaza” ~Barry Magid

“Just sitting means just that. That “just” endlessly goes against the grain of our need to fix, transform, and improve ourselves. The paradox of our practice is that the most effective way of transformation is to leave ourselves alone. The more we let everything be just what it is, the more we relax into anContinue reading ““Shikantaza” ~Barry Magid”

Hollow Bones Precepts

Precepts 1. Affirm Life ~ I respect all sentient and insentient beings and always act with compassion towards them. In order to live, it is necessary for me to take life. I do so with reverence for the life taken. In gratitude, I do not take my own life for granted. 2. Act Generously ~Continue reading “Hollow Bones Precepts”

“Lotus Paradise” ~Master Hakuin

“At this moment, what more need we seek? As the Truth eternally reveals Itself, This very place is the Lotus Paradise! This very Body is the Buddha!” ~Master Hakuin (Hollow Bones Sutra Book, Song of Zazen p.39-40)

I Now Confess and Purify

“All of the deluded behavior ever manifested by me because of my beginningless greed, anger and ignorance, born of my body, speech and mind, Through meditation and action I now confess and purify.” (Purification, Hollow Bones Sutra Book p.2) For countless eons we have been influenced and motivated by our greed, hatred, and delusion. Therefore,Continue reading “I Now Confess and Purify”

Green Tara Sangha est. 1994

Established in 1994, the Green Tara Sangha offers both the beginning and experienced student an opportunity for Zen practice, Buddhist study and fellowship with others interested in the practice of Dhyana meditation. The Sangha is sanctioned by Roshi Junpo Kando Denis Kelly, former Vice Abbot at Dai Bosatsu Monastery in New York. Junpo is DharmaContinue reading “Green Tara Sangha est. 1994”