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International Tea Day

Today is the first International Tea Day observed by United Nations. For this special occasion, with "Shelter in Place", we offer the merit of our silent tea meditation from home to all beings -- for their safety and health, for peace and love in the world on planet Earth.

Zen Teachings

The Gates of Chan Buddhism

Chan Master Jing Hui (1933-2013)(Dharma Heir of Empty Cloud) “Since the last century a great many authors, through various possible approaches, have made Chinese Chan known to English-speaking readers in Europe and America. Among them the Japanese great master, Mr. Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966) did the most outstanding contributions in this regard. The characteristic feature… Continue reading The Gates of Chan Buddhism

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Not Two

This is a book of epigrams, epigrams that encapsulate the teaching the Buddha first transmitted 2,400 years ago when he held up a flower and Kashyapa smiled. They’re that simple. The Chinese call them ming 銘. I considered translating it half a dozen times. The language is so simple. It begs to be translated. And… Continue reading Not Two