From; Cultivating the Empty Field; The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi Translated by Taigen Daniel Leighton and Yi Wu In; The Art of Just Sitting 2nd Edition: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza Our house is a single field, clean, vast, and lustrous,...Read More
Greetings All! We are pleased to announce; in conjunction with our 2013 Fall Ango – “Peaceful Dwelling” 3 month period of deepening practice, we have decided to facilitate a 2nd night of regular Zen Practice at our home on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm (September thru November) * This...Read More
Join us Wednesday evenings for our UZ Dharma Study Group where we’ll continue observe & discuss various texts from the Ancestors of Zen Buddhism. Beginning October 9th 2013, we will be starting a new book called “The Art of Just Sitting, Second Edition:...Read More
May all beings be treated fairly & justly in their daily labors, free from suffering & the conditions of suffering. May all beings find joy, peace & contentment in their daily labors. May all beings give & receive kindness, respect, understanding & dignity...Read More
On May 19th 2013, we listened to the following recording at Underdog Zendo, ending with a group discussion. This Dharma Talk by Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik was recorded live at The Buddhist Temple of Toledo, Feb 2013. - Case 11 – Mumonkan The Gateless Gate - Joshu sees the...Read More
On April 21st 2013, this months Drinking Gourd Practice Period, we listened to the following recording at Underdog Zendo, ending with a group discussion. “Beyond Pure and Impure.” A Dharma Talk by Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik recorded live at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo...Read More
We, the members of Underdog Zendo Sangha, with respect for the worth and dignity of each person, with wonder at the wisdom and compassion we seek to cultivate by practice, and with deep gratitude for the teachers of this lineage and our connection to one another, covenant to support each other by upholding the precepts of doing no harm, practicing good, and actualizing good for others.
Buddhism teaches us that abiding contentment & joyful living are found in the depths of our own being & that life is inherently dissatisfying until we are able to see life clearly & discover our own inner-peace beyond causes & conditions. The path of Zen Buddhism is the effort toward such means. Come sit!