Zen Buddhism

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Big Idea, Big Stupid, Big Realization

Big Idea, Big Stupid, Big Realization  By Dosho Port of Nebraska Zen Center  In a letter written by Hakuin in 1734 (Complete Plum Blossoms in a Thicket of Thorn, “187.  To Layman Ishii”), he makes a powerful point about our practice, colorfully stated, “While you are engaged in practice, if anyone […]

Zen Master Hakuin Ekaku

Zen Master Hakuin Ekaku Art historians have taken an interest in Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769) in recent years. The old Zen master’s ink brush paintings and calligraphy are prized today for their freshness and vibrancy. But even without the paintings, Hakuin’s impact on Japanese Zen is incalculable. He reformed the Rinzai Zen school. […]