What is the importance of Koans like “What is it that hears”? with Gil Alon

What is the literal meaning of the word Koan? What is the significance of Zen riddles and Zen stories in our life? Why does Zen use this method? Does this method exist in other cultures? Why is it OK to discuss and analyze a Koan in Japan but it is forbidden in Korea? Can a …

What is it exactly to be here and now in the present moment? with Gil Alon

What is time? Does it really exist? Can we be in the here and now all the time? How can we apply the idea of the present moment in our daily life? What does the current cutting edge science say about time? How is it connected to our spiritual quest? Zen master Gil Alon will …

Zen Club Meeting: Hardcore Zen, punk rock, monster movies and the truth about reality

Zen Club Meeting Little Bangkok Sangha Sunday 11th August 2019 1:30-3:30pm   Arrive between 1:10pm and 1:30pm @ The Shambhala Meditation Centre, (in the Young Place Shopping Center) (see details below) “There is no permanent state of enlightenment and there are no forever-enlightened beings…..It’s not that enlightenment is a finishing line, after which we’re all …

Monday 17th June 2019 @ 6pm. SPECIAL EVENT: Introduction to Zen Buddhism and the Importance of Zen riddles and Zen stories, with Zen Priest, Gil Alon

Details: Monday 17th June @ 6 pm Zen Buddhism offers an uncompromising investigation of reality. Its philosophy is aimed at challenging every concept created by the human mind. One of the distinctive ways it does this is through Zen riddles (koans) and Zen stories. To our everyday mind these can appear weird and confusing, when …