“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

— Yoda
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Buddha's Enlightenment Day Retreat

Where: Awakened Meditation Centre
When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Fee: $30 Donation
Led by Zen Master Hwasun Yangil with Zen Master Gregory Samuelson and Zen Master Matthew Sullivan.

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Meditation

Through Zen meditation, a whole world of possibilities opens to the students for improving life and appreciating it because the mind attains calmness, clarity and awareness in silence. Through Zen meditation, the wisdom and compassion heart wakes up for the sake of the others for them to flourish with happiness, peace, and joy.

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Zen

Nan-in received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he could restrain himself no longer. "It is overfull. No more will go in!" "Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"