Monday, May 5, 2014


In one of my worst pun titles ever, I discuss how Zen is not about being flashy--wearing robes or vestments, having a Dharma name, reading Buddhist books, or identifying oneself as a Buddhist. In fact, all of these can become attachments, hindrances to real Dharma. True Zen is not gaudy, flashy, or even aware of itself. The moment you call it Zen, it no longer is. So put down your Zen books, take off your rakusu, and just wash the dishes or do the laundry. THAT is Zen.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Inzan Gartland.

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