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Drinking Tea—Meeting the Buddha
Gereon Kopf on Buddhism in the tea ceremony
Uploaded 18 Sep 2015
Becoming a Buddhist in America
At 9,000 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, surrounded by long-haired hippies chanting, praying, singing, smoking marijuana, ringing bells, and waving vajras, I was born. Although my parents were
Uploaded 5 Jun 2015
The Making of a Monastic’s Robes
When looking for the “Walking Monk”—the peripatetic Buddhist monk wandering the east coast of Australia—Kerry Stewart from ABC ventured out only to have every “red or saffron object” in sight catch he
Uploaded 27 Nov 2014
The Variety of Practice in Soto Zen Buddhism
Dogen’s (1200–53) Soto Zen is known for its emphasis on shikantaza—“sitting only.” In his popular Once Born Zen – Twice Born Zen: The Soto and Rinzai Schools of Japanese Zen, M. Conrad Hyers highlight
Uploaded 10 Oct 2014
The Precept-bestowing Assembly at Eihei-ji
This is the first of a series of articles on Japanese Buddhism written by Gereon Kopf for Buddhistdoor.   When I was teaching at the University of Hong Kong from 2008–9, I was routinely asked about
Uploaded 29 Aug 2014
A Zen Experience in New York
Sangeeta Bansal Ph.D, a researcher and writer, is also the founder of a non-profit called Mindside, which aims to make the benefits of mindfulness meditation available to all. Mindside offers an eight
Uploaded 8 Mar 2014
Buddha Tang: Pure Land, Ch’an, and the Heritage of Chinese Buddhism
A tremendous portion of Chinese Buddhism’s rich inheritance is drawn from two traditions. On the one hand we have the deeply devotional Pure Land, where the Other-Power of Amitābha Buddha is invoked t
Uploaded 1 Jun 2012
My Journey as a Buddhist by Dr. Bill M. Mak (Part 3)
Dr. Bill. M. Mak graduated from Peking University and is currently based in the Department of Indological Studies at Kyoto University.   My Journey as a Buddhist, from Diamond Sutra to Diamond Sutra
Uploaded 17 Aug 2010
In Memory of and a Tribute to Robert Aitken Roshi (1917 – 2010)
“Facing my imminent death, I vow with all beings to go with the natural process at peace with whatever comes. When someone close to me dies, I vow with all beings to settle in ultimate closeness
Uploaded 9 Aug 2010
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