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Dharma Talks

Do You Have It?

by Zen Master Bon Yeon

Excerpts from a dharma speech in September 2000 at Cambridge Zen Center

A long time ago in China, Zen Master Joju visited a hermit and asked, “Do you have it? Do you have it? The hermit held up his fist. “The water is too shallow to anchor here,” said Joju …

Kong-An Workshop

by Zen Master Bon Yeon

Excerpted from a workshop at the Whole World is a Single Flower Conference

Zen Master Soeng Hyang: It’s great that so many people came for the kong-an discussion. For me, kong-ans are the root of our practice. Kong-ans are like receiving a gift. There’s the package: it’s beautifully wrapped, there’s …

The Rimpoche’s Toenails

by Zen Master Bon Yeon

When I first started practicing, I went to Nepal to look for a teacher. At that time there was a famous Buddhist rimpoche at Swayambu monastery. Everyone said that he was accustomed to teaching Westerners, so I decided to go there first. Swayambu is a beautiful stupa which sits on …