Monday, January 25, 2010

... zen roshi sr. sonia punzalan and the bahay dalangin zen community ... (philippines, life coach, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist)

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after a long hiatus due to work commitments, i am finally back doing zazen (seated meditation) at the zendo. i arrived early to make sure that i get to have dokusan (private interview) with sr. sonia shuni-an punzalan who is the zen roshi (master) of the bahay dalangin zen community. Aside from being a zen roshi, she is also a catholic religious sister of the cenacle.
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what is zen all about?
the zen poems below give you a taste:
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everything just as it is,
as it is,
as is.
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flowers in bloom.
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nothing to add.
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- robert aitken, roshi -
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if you understand zen,
things are just as they are.
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if you do not understand zen,
things are just as they are.
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learning zen is a phenomenon
of gold and dung.
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before you understand it, it's like gold;
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after you understand it, it's like dung.
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