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I'm a long-time practitioner in a Korean-style Zen school. I can answer questions regarding Zen, formal sitting meditation, self-inquiry, the practice of "koan" transmission, and offer the particular perspective of this school on the great life questions.

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18 years of formal practice with the Kwan Um School of Zen, currently with the Empty Gate Zen Center of Berkeley, currently a "Senior Dharma Teacher" at this center, I give periodic talks and informally answer questions of students interested in Zen practice and teaching style

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Nikola10/02/15101010Top help thanks Stuart
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Recent Answers from Stuart Resnick

2016-03-23 Question:

Buddhism means waking up. In this very moment, clearly perceive the situation right in front of you, and respond to that situation with compassion. That means acting with the intention of helping all beings

2016-02-22 Questions on Faith:

> How have you used meditations and koans to help you in you day to day life?    In "meditation," you take a very very simple situation (sitting still and silent), and practice it with 100% attention.

2015-09-27 6 realms of existence:

Zen means direct pointing to Truth. Truth is already right in front of you: what do you see, what do you hear, what are you doing right now?    If you want to know the future, pay attention to this moment

2015-09-14 Daily practice:

Most important is to keep a Big Question. Closely examine your just-now experience. If you ask "What am I?" strongly and sincerely, it cuts off all ideas. What remains is only "Don't Know," a before-thinking

2015-08-31 How to let it go without being a pushover:

The specific thing to "let go" of is I/my/me. The practice is to NOT be driven by "I like this" or "I want that." Once you let go of "I want," then it's possible to respond to each situation not just for


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