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The World Zen Fellowship Sangha practices how to use eternal truth freely in daily affairs without biting the fruit of good and evil in any single moment. Dhyan (Zen, Ch'an, Seon) is seeing true nature, becoming enlightened, and saving others from life and death.

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Buddha's Birthday Celebration

May 08, 2007 03:48 PM

by   Hyun Ihl

When Buddha said that he has never born nor gone, why do we celebrate his birthday? It is entertaining where there is no entertaining.

On Buddha's birthday, we will celebrate the very enlightened one who is always seeing, hearing, talking, feeling and doing all other things when our flesh never can do anything by itself. We celebrate the one who comes to the world from our within to save all suffering beings. Buddha means Enlightened One. May 20th, Sunday, 2007 is all beings' eternal teacher Syakyamuny Buddha's 2551th annual Birthday. We will have Ceremony of his coming to the world at Dharma Hall in Baltimore Zen Center. Please come and celebrate your original self who is shining eternal light through the whole universe 24/7. Also, at the ceremony, we will have 9th annual Precepts Ceremony. When we take the Precepts, we receive a Kasa and become a Blue Mountain Sangha Member. As such, we become full members of our Zen community. The Kasa is a symbol of our freedom from life and death and of the great wisdom of Zen practice. If you want to take Precepts, please call Sunim at (703)608-0900 or E-mail to potomaczen@yahoo.com.


Is-Zen It Time To Meditate?

October 13, 2006 01:19 PM

by   Hyun Ihl

Potomac Zen Sanga Autumn Class Schedule

Zen Autumn Haiku:

Leaves cascading cackle in the breeze,
the wind has ears.


Deep Koan Samadhi Camping Trip

July 13, 2006 02:57 PM

by   Hyun Ihl

June 30-July 3, 2006

Braving obstacles too many to name, sincere practitioners recently gathered in Western Maryland's Greenridge State Forest for Koan Practice and meditation. When the butterfly lands on your hand, who sees it?
Butterfly image
Click on the photo to see a larger version of those who attended.
Zen Campers


Zen Dharma Exchange DVDs Available

June 11, 2006 12:10 PM

by   Hyun Ihl

DVDs at Amazon.com!

NEW DVDS AVAILABLE!!! Five DVDs of the Zen Dharma Exchange are now available at Amazon.com.
To see information on the first one, CLICK HERE: Zen Dharma Exchange DVD A


News and Events

May 30, 2006 12:57 PM

by   Hyun Ihl

The News and Events page has been updated.

Please visit our News and Photos page to learn more about the following recent events: The 8th Annual World Zen Vesak & Precepts Ceremony was held April 30th, 2006. Here is a picture from the ceremony. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Picture of all who attended the Precepts Ceremony

Sunim also gave a Dharma talk at the University of Maryland. Here is a picture of the group with Sunim: Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Picture of students and University of Maryland Students


Coming Events

May 11, 2006 09:20 AM

by   Hyun Ihl

Coming Events You Should Know About!

COMING EVENTS!!!:

Friday, June 30 - Monday, July 3:
Deep Koan Samadhi Camping Trip

at Greenridge State Forest in western Maryland.
Click here for more information.

Saturday, December 2 2006: KASA NIGHT- The night of Zen

EVERY 2nd FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH: DEEP MEDITATION NIGHT Please note that this month's Deep Meditation Night will be held Friday, May 19.


Wonderful Work

January 13, 2006 04:17 PM

by   Barefooter1

Valuable hard work

Hyun Ihl, The Sublime One is fully blossomed on the screen of our PC. As a gratitude of ours, we send 30 blows to Buddha. 3x3+10! Barefooter1