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@Alex If all you're doing is shikantaza, then I don't see much point in having a master. Really all that I do in the Zen mode is shikantaza, I mean. You can read the resources mentioned earlier, and look online for a copy of the Shobogenzo. The Rin…
I'll share some of mine:
Compassion & Technology
[Some extremely interesting content here, very relevant to today's world]
[You just feel better already with this one]
[This is from the Mind & Life Dialogu…
@adamcrossley Thanks, I suppose it's more important to have a few of the best books than to have lots of books. So it's not necessarily a massive undertaking.
@Kerome I was thinking about that... funding from such places.
@Dakini Great. Can you recommend an edition? I was looking at this one for the text:
And this one for commentary:
Good news! I visited a Zen center and got some meditation under my belt. Buddha claps for me... Now I just have to go back. It was actually kinda nice. A kindly experienced Zen dude took me under his wing and instructed me.
Is it therefore not better to absorb the minimum amount of knowledge you need, and to proceed to practice on that basis, and to rely on a teacher and the sangha in order to guide what you need to do next?
The problem is measuring this minimu…
@lobster I have some experience with spiders. They come to visit me a lot when I sit in chairs. The other day one came down on his little thread. He sort of investigated me and my laptop. He was flying around in front of me, and I wished him the be…
* I find both Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu to be painfully opaque. So far I haven't found much use for them in my practice...…
@Vastmind Nice to meet ya. Yes, I am a Buddhist from the USA. I had my first serious religious experience about two years ago. It involved basically living at a temple, learning from a monk, learning about theory and practice, and lots of other (mo…