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The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra

One of the major daily chants at the Zen Mountain Monastery is the Heart Sutra, considered by many as capturing the essence of Buddhism in several short verses and well crafted lines. I was drawn to study this Sutra because of its seemingly high emphasis on negation...

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In this passing moment

In this passing moment

Composed by Hogen Bays, abbot of the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, in dedication to Shodo Harada Roshi.   In this passing moment karma ripens and all things come to be. I vow to choose what is: If there is cost, I choose to pay. If there is need, I choose to...

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