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Sanbo Zen & Unconditional Well Being, Video Clip

It’s not so much that are our existence is separate, it just IS other beings. Henry Shukman briefly previews Sanbo Zen … and shares his thoughts on where/how “unconditional well being is to be found.” He is interviewed by Mountain Cloud board member Chris Hebard “Zen derived from a Chinese word Chan, which derives from […]

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Message from Henry: Love, Gratitude, Humility

…[the practice] will also hold up a mirror time and again, to show us what we would rather not see. Zen is not just about waking up, but growing up. “Owning our stuff.” Being prepared to recognize our interpersonal and emotional habits. Going through the gritty work of not immediately projecting our “stuff” onto others […]

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Sanbo Zen: Yamada Ryoun Roshi

Nurturing and supporting “kensho”, realization of the way in Zen, is Sanbo Zen’s primary mission. It may be the only practice dedicated solely to awakening, followed by the complete integration of that direct experience into every aspect of life. It’s goal is to deepen and perfect the clarity of this direct experience. Who is this guy? This […]

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Message from Henry: The Fifth Paramita – Dhyana

In meditation we can drop the whole caboodle. Instead we can sit in the vast timeless reality of the present moment, with no agenda but appreciation. Dhyana means “meditation” – or meditative concentration, or meditative absorption. We can take it as absorption, the practice of becoming absorbed in meditation. In other words, being absorbed by. […]

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Message from Henry: Virya, the Fourth Paramita

All we could ever find, need or want, is right here, closer than the nose on our face. Virya, the fourth paramita: determination, diligence, constancy. It connotes both not giving up, and diligent attentiveness. If we keep our eyes on practice, we are keeping them on the present moment. Then in a sense linear time […]

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