Koan: Shoun & His Mother
Shoun became a teacher of Soto Zen. When he was still a student his father passed away, leaving him to care for his old mother.
Whenever Shoun went to a meditation hall he always took his mother with him. Since she accompanied him, when he visited monasteries he could not live with the . . . → Read More: Koan: Shoun & His Mother
Podcast Episode 29: Fear, Footprints, Family & Fat
Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number twenty-nine. I’m Brian Schell, your host for the show. You can find the text for everything in this show and all past episodes on our website at www.dailybuddhism.com.
This week we had a koan, a couple of reader questions, a book . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 29: Fear, Footprints, Family & Fat
Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha
Budai / Hotei
A Listener Phoned In
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What’s the deal with the big fat Buddha statues? He’s got fancy robes and stuff all around him and looks very greedy. What’s up with that?
And my response:
Whenever you mention Buddha to a non-Buddhist american (maybe . . . → Read More: Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha
Guided Breath Meditation
Here’s something I have been meaning to put together for weeks, but finally actually did it today. It’s a guided breath meditation session, and it’ll take roughly 16 minutes to do.
It’s the first time I’ve tried doing this kind of recording, so your comments, criticisms and suggestions are VERY much desired and appreciated.
Comment at: . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 28: Special Edition- Guided Meditation