Regular Introdiction to Zen Meditation

Regular Introduction to Zen Mediation

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  Since August 2022, we hold regularly an "Introduction to Zen Meditation" (“Einstieg in die Zen-Mediation”) every first Monday of the month for beginners, interested and curious folks. Starting at 5:30 pm, there will be a personal…
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Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN: Why does the airplane cut the sky in half? (Dharma Note)

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  Recently I was walking through the vineyards in Lower Austria. As I was walking I heard a sound above and when looking up I saw an airplane crossing through the blue sky. I took a picture and walked on. From below, it just looked as…
Japanese Armor (Gusoku), 17th century (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art © Met, CC 1.0, Public Domain). CC 1.0, Public Domain

Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN: Kwan Seum Bosal! (Dharma Note)

  There is so much violence and conflict going on at the moment. It echoes and screams out of the news and from people’s reports. Unthinkable things suddenly become a bare reality, showing us what human beings are capable of doing.…
Watanabe Seitei: ​​Picture Album of Birds and Flowers (detail).Metropolitan Museum of Art © Met, CC 1.0, Public Domain

Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN: Try, try, try! (Dharma Note)

  ➾ Download full text One time Zen Master Wu Bong was asked “What is most important? He said ‘to try’”. We often hear and read about this trying, but what does it really mean? A few drops Here is a story about it: One…
"House": Painting by Liam, 6 years old.© Liam

Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN: Painting inside (Dharma Note)

  ➾ Download full text   In these days of the pandemic, there is a strong connection between us humans that can be felt. Of course, on one side we may notice it on a superficial level, but also deep down there is a close bond. We…
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Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN: Death and losing someone (Dharma Note)

  ➾ Download PDF When ‘All Souls' Day is celebrated at the beginning of November (also known as the Day of the Dead), people remember those who have died. In our time of the pandemic, so many people have died over the last two years…
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Knud Rosenmayr JDPSN: The Bull behind the Wall (Dharma Notes)

  ➾ Download PDF It’s horrible what we see and hear about the current condition on this planet. Climate change affecting humans and other beings. We see and hear of sentient beings suffering in different parts of the world, and we…
Cover PP Spring 2021, Oleg Šuk JDPSN

Primary Point, Spring 2021

  Out now: Primary Point, the magazine of the Kwan Um Zen School, Spring 2021 issue. In this issue: Appreciations of the European teachers who passed away last year, Myong Hae Sunim JDPS and Oleg Šuk JDPSN, as well as two contributions…

Podcast with Knud Rosenmayr, JDPSN

Knud Rosenmay JDPSN, the guiding teacher of the Vienna Zen Center, is featured in a talk with host Ian White Maher in the podcast “Sit, Breathe, Bow”.   We are constantly trying to distract ourselves from our busy day or an uncomfortable…