ZOC presents the 11th annual 'Reel to Real' Buddhist Film Festival, 13th of September.
ZOC Spring Sesshin at Cloud Mountain Zendo, with Susan Murphy Roshi. October 4 to 11.
The Case I would like to spring into this from is from the Blue Cliff record, and it is called ‘Chimen’s Lotus Blossom’. A monk asked Chimen ‘When the lotus flower has not yet emerged from the water, what is that?’ Chimen answered ‘Lotus blossom.’ The monk continued ‘And after it emerges from the water, what is that?’ Chimen replied ‘Lotus petals.’
In her new book, Susan explores new ways of thinking in this time of planetary crisis. She invities humanity to listen to the stories the earth tells us, and learn to be the solution rather than the problem. ABC Radio Interview Minding the Earth, Mending the World.
‘Hundreds of thousands of millions of kalpas’ is a very long time. A kalpa doesn’t mean a lifetime or a moment or anything like that, or does it? It is said to be the amount of time it takes to wear down a great mountain if a butterfly alights on it once every, hmmmmm, thousand […]
Zen Open Circle will be holding an afternoon Zazenkai at the Buddhist Library (90 Church Street, Camperdown).
Our teacher Susan Murphy Roshi will be giving a 'Dharma Gaia' talk at the Buddhist Library in Camperdown.