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Jeong Kwan: The Zen Buddhist Chef

Nov 24, 2018
Jeong Kwan: The Zen Buddhist Chef

Ven. Jeong Kwan is a 61-year-old Zen Buddhist nun who has lived the life of a hermit for the past 44 years. Born into a Korean family with six other siblings, she grew up on a farm and learnt to make noodles by hand at the age of just seven. This deeply impressed her...

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Bojo Jinul: Uniter of Korean Buddhism

Aug 1, 2018
Bojo Jinul: Uniter of Korean Buddhism

Jinul Puril Bojo Daesa was a Korean Buddhist monk best known for combining the teachings of various Korean Buddhist sects into a single school known as the Jogye Order...

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Thich Nhat Hanh: Icon of Peace and Courage

Apr 5, 2018
Thich Nhat Hanh: Icon of Peace and Courage

Thich Nhat Hanh is a courageous Vietnamese Buddhist monk, writer, poet, peace activist, scholar and teacher. Considered one of the most prominent Buddhist masters of our time...

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D.T. Suzuki: Introducing Zen Buddhism to the West

Feb 14, 2018
D.T. Suzuki: Introducing Zen Buddhism to the West

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Professor Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (18 October 1870 – 22 July 1966) was a prolific Japanese writer known for his translations of important Zen (Chan) and Shin (Jodo Shinshu or ‘Pure Land’) Buddhist texts. His work was instrumental in igniting widespread interest in Buddhism in the West, and was a significant catalyst...

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Dr. Edward Conze: In Pursuit of Perfect Wisdom

Feb 11, 2018
Dr. Edward Conze: In Pursuit of Perfect Wisdom

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Shin Tan) Dr. Edward Conze is known as the foremost Western scholar of Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) literature, and the best way to introduce this great intellectual and his work is his insight into Wisdom (below), which is one of the Five Spiritual Faculties or indriya (Pali/Sanskrit). This set...

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Bodhidharma – the founder of Gongfu

Apr 3, 2017
Bodhidharma – the founder of Gongfu

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline) Introduction The Buddhist monk Bodhidharma (5th – 6th century, Simple Chinese: 菩提达摩 or 菩提達磨) was a student of Prajnatara of India, the 27th patriarch in a transmission of Buddhist teachings. As such he is considered to be the 28th patriarch in an uninterrupted lineage of great masters that extends back all the way to Buddha Shakyamuni himself. Since Bodhidharma is credited with transmitting these teachings in China, he is regarded as the first Chinese patriarch of what would become Chan Buddhism. Bodh...

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Why Are Roshi Jiyu Kennett’s Disciples So Reclusive?

May 25, 2016
Why Are Roshi Jiyu Kennett’s Disciples So Reclusive?

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends around the world, People like Roshi Jiyu Kennett are truly inspiring, they would abandon their worldly concerns and attachment in determination of practicing the Buddha’s teachings completely. With all due respect, for a woman like her who comes from a western country, it’s very hard to integrate into the Asian-Zen...

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Fat Monk

Jan 6, 2011
Fat Monk

(By Tsem Rinpoche) The story of the Fat Monk is interesting. It originated from China and is supposed to be the future Maitreya Buddha. The story goes that a young handsome man took the percepts and became a monk but because he is so handsome even being hairless and clean shaven he was still...

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