| a comprehensive on-line resource for zen and buddhism practitioners providing information on history, principles, meditation guide, zen and buddhism related media (books, art, video and audio), organizations directory, and links to additional on-line resources.
Just one month after Pope Francis attends the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, the Dalai Lama will be visiting the National Constitution Center in center city to receive their prestigious Liberty Medal. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is being honored "...
Z E N ° R A N D O M
K O A N
A random short story for you to ponder.
One day, Chang-sha Ching-tsen (d. 868), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an masters, wandered in the mountain. When he was back just at the gate of the temple, the head monk asked him: -Where have you been, Sir? Chang-sha replied: -I was wandering in the mountain. The head monk asked again: -Where did you go and then come back? Chang-sha replied: -First, pursuing the fragrant grasses I went, then following the falling flowers I returned. The head monk said: -It's very much like the sense of springtime. Chang-sha said: -It's even more than the autunm dew dripping on the lotuses.