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It had been weeks since I had the yombul fever. Something in me had died. The break from Tae, putting down a life — I’d been through so much. It wasn’t normal, the weight I carried, the stress. My poor heart. I wasn’t going into an ecstatic state, I was a…
It had been weeks since I had the yombul fever. Something in me had died. The break from Tae, putting down a life — I'd been through so much. It wasn't normal, the weight I carried, the stress. My poor heart. I wasn't going into an ecstatic state, I was a ball of pain.
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The last day of the month was the last day of waiting. I received an envelope from Tae. It contained a piece of stationery with Mount Fuji on it, and the words “happy summer kyolche 2015.” She’d sent letters to three other foreign monks, so it wasn’t…
The last day of the month was the last day of waiting. I received an envelope from Tae. It contained a piece of stationery with Mount Fuji on it, and the words “happy summer kyolche 2015.” She'd sent letters to three other foreign monks, so it wasn't personal. I was elated, at first.
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Language is often crude approximation, idiosyncratic, clumsy. In English people have adoptable the word Zen. Though it's a Japanese word, it applies to all forms of Zen. Zen Master Seung Sahn didn't call himself a Seon Master, or name his sangha The Kwan Um School Of Seon. 

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midterms this week - I need both comedy and religion - Rory Scovel's got both..
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I just viewed this and like this man, he is a riot. should have viewed it when you sent it but it was late. I'm used to waiting and waiting for a video to download but that took seconds. Loved it. 
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My haengja team is graduating, ceremony tomorrow. We did it! Thank you Seoul International Zen Center, Hwa Gye Sa - this is my closing essay, the first of many ..
  The act of meditation, largely obscured in mysticism, is easy to describe. The trend toward a momentary awareness, being in the moment; in a simple, blue-collar mindset the act itself become...
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I've been in an intense training situation .. since late 2012. There's still another month or two ahead, then there should a torrent of new material. I'm working on a new piece, writing, for www.thezenof.me - but final exams start today. I'll post a link here when it's up.
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If you haven't seen this, here's a new AE render -  fixed the sound and added a new font, Google's new Noto Sans CJK font that they developed together with Adobe to "harmonize well with Google’s existing Roboto and Noto Sans families and Adobe’s own Source Sans Latin glyphs." you can see it at :19  - get it here:  http://www.google.com/get/noto/#/family/noto-sans-kore
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Los Angeles - Sulphur, Louisiana - East Village, New York - Brooklyn, New York - Providence, RI - Boston, MA - Seoul, Korea - Tehachapi, CA
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writer/filmmaker/Zen monk - "The emotion not like a feeling we commonly know, but coalesced into a constant state of being."
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A new paradigm for Zen in the West, toward the individual.
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