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 »