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Heaven and Earth give themselves. Air, water, plants, animals, and humans give themselves to each other. It is in this giving-themselves-to-each-other that we actually live. Whether you appreciate it or not, it is true. –Kodo Sawaki Yes! Follow parabola-magazine.

Kodo Sawaki (沢木 興道, one of the most prominent Japanese Soto Zen teachers of the century.

♥ Quer transformar a sua vida ? Sente-se em silêncio. "O silêncio é uma fonte de grande força. " Lao Tzu

The Best Meditation Chairs for a Silent Mind

“Silence is a source of great strength,” Lao Tzu. I chose this picture because all I want is peace. In my mind life should be peaceful, this brings out PURPOSE with in

Taisen Deshimaru Roshi (1914-1982)

Association Zen de Brest : Qu'est-ce que le Zen ?

Dōgen Zenji was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher born in Kyōto. He founded the Sōtō school of Zen in Japan after travelling to China and training under Rujing, a master of the Chinese Caodong lineage.

“do not view mountains from the scale of human thought” - Dogen

How to Raise an Ox: Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen's Shobogenzo

Zen monks sitting zazen on zafus on a tan.

Zen monks, likely meditating on koans. These monks are sitting zazen-style on a pillow known as a "zafu." These pillows are special pillows that enhance meditation.

Maître Taisen Deshimaru - « Aime toute l’humanité sans distinction de race et de croyance ». La guerre américano-nippone sépare pour un temps le disciple de son Maître, qui prédit une défaite cuisante de Tokyo. C’est précisément dans ce contexte de violences et de haines, poussées au paroxysme que Taisen Deshimaru trouvera les conditions justement adaptées à la pratique de l’idéal boddhisattva.

Maître Taisen Deshimaru - « Aime toute l’humanité sans distinction de race et de croyance ». La guerre américano-nippone sépare pour un temps le disciple de son Maître, qui prédit une défaite cuisante de Tokyo. C’est précisément dans ce contexte de violences et de haines, poussées au paroxysme que Taisen Deshimaru trouvera les conditions justement adaptées à la pratique de l’idéal boddhisattva.

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Searching for the Ox: The Path to Enlightenment in 10 Pictures

A contemporary take on the oxherding pictures by artist Mark T. Morse, with commentary by Josh Bartok and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.