April 24, 2014

Essays by Fa Zhang

 

Finding a Teacher, Practicing in a Group

by Fa Zhang Shakya

Published Sep 01, 2009

Finding a Teacher, Practicing in a Group

It is fortunate that many people who gain some acquaintance with Buddhism decide to engage in its practice. Yearning for enlightenment, they set about establishing a practice, and this normally leads them to read as much as possible about the topic, and, very often, to chose a teacher. Many find... Read more

On Death and Dying - A (very personal) Zen perspective

by Fa Zhang Shakya

Published May 21, 2009

On Death and Dying - A (very personal) Zen perspective

D eath is the Great Teacher, the Great Equalizer. Death claims the rich as well as the poor, it fells the powerful just as swiftly as the powerless. Death teaches us how precious life is, and brings into painful focus the precariousness of our sense of self. Death is also the... Read more