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Weekly Update


 

Koan: A Buffalo Passes Through the Window
Genso said, "A buffalo passes by the window. His head, horns, and four legs all go past. But why can't the tail pass too?"


Dharma Talk
Genso’s Ox
Enkyo Roshi speaks to case 38 of the Mumonkan, ‘A Buffalo Passes through the Window’. Roshi speaks about the koan’s ability to open the heart, and be alive to us. Furthermore, how the seemingly ‘easier’ koans can have unsuspecting lessons.

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On Monday the 8th we experienced an unexpected delay in starting the Zoom session and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it caused. 


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Zoom Link for Wednesday Meditation
7:30PM Every Wednesday Night


The Lincoln Zen Center remains temporarily closed in light of current health concerns surrounding COVID-19. 

In the meantime, join us for meditation online on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Meditation will include one 25-minute sit followed by a five-minute walking meditation. Join us on Wednesdays by clicking the  Zoom link.

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Passcode: 5PmyBu


Monday Evening Online Meditation


Meditation on Zoom every Monday at 6 pm in the same format as the Wednesday evening online meditation.  The Zoom link will be announced prior to the meditation. 

CHANTS

As a reminder, please note that meditation at the Zen Center will now involve reciting the Verse Of Atonement before the first seated meditation:

Verse of Atonement
Before the first meditation session
(recited three times, hands in Gassho)

ALL MY ANCIENT TWISTED KARMA
FROM BEGININNGLESS GREED, HATE AND DELUSION
BORN OF BODY, SPEECH, AND MIND,
I NOW FULLY ATONE.

Verse Before The Dharma Talk
Following meditation and before the Dharma reading
(recited three times, hands in Gassho)

THE DHARMA IS VAST AND SUBTLE
WE NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO HEAR IT,
STUDY IT, AND PRACTICE IT.
WE VOW TO REALIZE ITS TRUE MEANING.

The Four Bodhisattva Vows
After meditations and the Dharma reading
(recited three times, hands in Gassho)

CREATIONS ARE NUMBERLESS,
I VOW TO FREE THEM.
DELUSIONS ARE INEXHAUSTIBLE,
I VOW TO TRANSFORM THEM.
REALITY IS BOUNDLESS,
I VOW TO PERCEIVE IT.
THE AWAKENED WAY IS UNSURPASSABLE,
I VOW TO EMBODY IT.

 The Evening Verse
(recited once only by the doan)

LET ME RESPECTFULLY REMIND YOU:
LIFE AND DEATH ARE OF SUPREME IMPORTANCE.
TIME PASSES SWIFTLY BY AND OPPORTUNITY IS LOST
LET US AWAKEN, AWAKEN - TAKE HEED
DO NOT SQUANDER YOUR LIFE

Your donation of $5~$10 each time keeps the Zen Center open.  We appreciate your donation. You can make a donation at the following PayPal link:

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