We would love to thank Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton) for his many years of wisdom and tireless devotion to Providence Zen Center. Join us here next Tuesday night for pizza and cake as we celebrate Mark's service to our Sangha!
In honor of Mark's support of countless practitioners in his time as Abbot, the Providence Zen Center Sangha is gifting a donation of a Kyol Che scholarship in his name. If you would like to add a thank you donation of your own to this fund, you can send cash, check, or donate online. Just mention in the subject it is a contribution to this gift of the Zen Master Bon Haeng Scholarship Fund.
We hope to see you ...
Experience chanting in an informal setting.
This workshop is great for beginners to try the basics, and for experienced practitioners to polish their skills.
Come learn our varied practices involving sound:
Have a chance to ring the Dharma Room Bell as you learn the Bell Chant.
Learn to keep time with the Moktak during chanting.
The Temple Sounds Workshop takes place following the refreshments after our regular Sunday morning program.
There is no cost for this event, but please do register to let us know you are attending!
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By Zen Master Seung Sahn
Our world is supported by three columns: time, space and cause and effect. But, where do time and space come from? Also, who makes cause and effect? Time, space and cause and effect are made by thinking. Our thinking makes everything. So the three columns that support our world are created by our mind.
But if our mind disappears, then thinking disappears. If thinking disappears then time, space and cause and effect disappear; then empty world appears. Empty ... completely empty. Another name for â€œempty worldâ€ is Substance. This is the Substance of the whole universe: human beingâ€™s substance, dogâ€...