Boundless Buddha Zen Society is a Western Buddhist community dedicated to teaching and cultivating the path of Awakening through Korean Rinzai Zen (Ganwha Seon) according to the teachings of the great Master Kusan Sunim.
So you should view this fleeting world —
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightning in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.-Diamond Sutra
Each and every one of us are endowed with the seeds of Buddha-Nature (“Awakening/Enlightenment”). It is only because of our conditioned way of thinking, and our attachment to our own delusion that we are not able to see what we already have. Zen practice is the way to care for those seeds allowing them to sprout, grow, and flower. By having this realization of our Buddha-Nature, we erode our harmful habits enabling us to respond more openly in our everyday lives, which develops a sense of universal compassion, wisdom and friendliness that opens us to the interdependence of all existence.