Sister Chan Khong and “Learning True Love”

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“In Buddhism, the word ’emptiness’ is a translation of the Sanskrit sunyata. It means ’empty of a separate self.’ It is not a negative or despairing term. It is a celebration of interconnectedness, of interbeing. It means nothing can exist by itself alone, that everything is inextricably interconnected with everything else. I know that I… Read more »

Roshi Philip Kapleau and the “Three Pillars of Zen”

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“If you fall into poverty, live that way without grumbling – then your poverty will not burden you. Likewise, if you are rich, live with your riches. All this is the functioning of Buddha-nature. In short, Buddha-nature has the quality of infinite adaptability.” — Philip Kapleau (The Three Pillars of Zen) Philip Kapleau was one… Read more »

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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“THERE ARE ONLY TWO DAYS IN THE YEAR THAT NOTHING CAN BE DONE. ONE IS CALLED YESTERDAY AND THE OTHER IS CALLED TOMORROW. TODAY IS THE RIGHT DAY TO LOVE, BELIEVE, DO AND MOSTLY LIVE.” – HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA On Monday, July 6th, His Holiness celebrates his 80th birthday! May his presence… Read more »