By Andrew Goodman (Won Bup Woo) One of my favorite lines in the Heart Sutra is in the fifth verse which says, “the mind is no hindrance, without any hindrance no fears exist, free from delusion, one dwells in nirvana”. This is such a clear, concise guide of the path to awakening. The form ofContinue reading “Working with Our Fears”
By Kimball Jones (Won Joong Shim) – March 8, 2020. We tend to equate simplicity with “easy” and complexity with “difficult,” And in some ways that is true. It’s easier to play a simple game of checkers than a more complex game of chess, right? More complex tasks tend to be more difficult to achieve. But IContinue reading “The Challenge of Simplicity”
By Rev. Doyeon Park – This article was originally appeared on Lion’s Roar in 2019. “Let us turn a life of resentment into a life of gratitude.” This is the main teaching I remember from Won Buddhist youth services in Korea. When I first learned this teaching as a teenager, I was told to findContinue reading “The Fourfold Grace of Won Buddhism”
By Rev. Doyeon Park – This article was originally appeared on Huffpost in 2017. Our time and energy are limited.This is a kind of mantra that helps me to set priorities when I choose what to do and not do to. Everybody has 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We are all getting older,Continue reading “Simplicity: To Focus on Priorities”
By Rev. Doyeon Park – This article was originally appeared on Huffpost in 2015. On a hot summer day I was walking on a street with my dharma teacher. Although we walked at an easy pace, sweat ran down my face. Not being in the most desirable condition, I felt irritated and almost resentful towardsContinue reading “Finding Gratitude: It’s in the Eyes of Beholder”
By Rev. Doyeon Park – This article was originally appeared on Huffpost in 2017. There was time when I felt somewhat proud of myself for having good relationships with people around me. I was truly happy for those doing well and not feeling jealousy or envy. For those who were not doing well or makingContinue reading “Love & Compassion Towards Difficult People”
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