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Contemplative Sojourn VI

Greetings from Vajragoni here at Unborn Mind Zen! It seems hard to fathom yet another Blog season has come to its conclusion. We began our season back in August and the most recent series was Unborn Light Reiki, one that … Continue reading

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Gods in Buddhism?

Interesting article by Neil Schmid on the nature of the Buddhist hierarchy of divinities: Buddhism is often labeled an atheistic philosophy or religion because Buddha is not considered a god by Buddhists and no “creator god” exists. Such a conclusion … Continue reading

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Is there need for a teacher in Zen?

Oftentimes the question is asked, “Do I need a teacher in Zen?” Without going into some theoretical basis for this question, my own experience will be the foundation for hopefully providing some insight into this timely issue. My earliest exposures … Continue reading

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New Forum

We have had a request for a forum section here at UnbornMindZen… Please be advised that a new forum has been created. It can be accessed at the top of our home page. You are invited to suggest new categories … Continue reading

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A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir

As described at Shambhala Press: Take a trip through the realms of hell with a man whose temporary visitor’s pass gave him a horrifying—and enlightening—preview of its torments. This true account of Sam Bercholz’s near-death experience has more in common … Continue reading

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Know your true nature

  As an inexhaustible producer of form and emptiness, the great Mind Essence remains permanently  imageless. As long as certainty and the true nature of this Mind is not assured,  ignorance reigns, death is certain and the painful womb of rebirth,  into most uncertain … Continue reading

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Contemplative Sojourn V

Greetings from Vajragoni here at Unborn Mind Zen. It’s time yet again for that annual junction wherein my time apart from active blogging begins. Since last August in arriving back from Contemplative Sojourn IV many new blog-series have been offered. … Continue reading

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Dharmakaya Abbey

                      Dharmakaya Abbey Located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley on 7.8 beautiful acres of land, Dharmakaya-Abbey offers a monastic-venue for individual and group retreats in a relaxing setting … Continue reading

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Contemplative Sojourn IV

Robert Masla Studios Greetings from Vajragoni here at Unborn Mind Zen. Once again it’s that annual-junction wherein my time apart from active blogging begins. Since last August in arriving back from Contemplative Sojourn III many new installments have been added … Continue reading

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Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddhas

The Sasal Buddha at Bamiyan, Afghanistan, pictured before its destruction in 2001. Photograph: Ian Griffiths/Corbis Lest we forget…. It is always a shock reaching Bamiyan, coming face to face with the two huge cavities in the cliff face. The upright … Continue reading

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