Zen Peacemakers announce 2014 Bearing Witness Retreat in Rwanda

The twentieth anniversary of the genocide in which Rwandan Hutus claimed the lives of an estimated 800,000 Rwandan Tutsi…….

From April 14 to 19, 2014, Zen Masters Bernie Glassman and Grover Genro Gauntt will lead a Bearing Witness Retreat in Rwanda to mark the twentieth anniversary of the genocide in which Rwandan Hutus claimed the lives of an estimated 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis. The retreat will be sponsored by the Rwandan organization Memos: Learning from History, the Hudson River Peacemaker Center, and the Zen Peacemakers. Attendance is limited, but you can reserve your spot now at this website.

The website explains that “the retreat will be multi-faith and multinational in character, based on the Zen Peacemakers’ Three Tenets: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Loving Action.” Meditation and other contemplative practice will take place at and around the Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre and remains of some of the dead there. In addition, “participants, including Rwandans who experienced various aspects of the Rwandan genocide, will meet daily in small Council groups designed to create a safe place for people to share their inner experiences. The whole group will meet in the evenings to bear witness to stories of survival, as well as themes of anger, guilt, forgiveness, and reconciliation. For more information, visit zenpeacemakers.org/2014-bearing-witness-retreat-in-rwanda.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons, public domain)

FMZO Paul Lynch Gets Around PayPal`s Nonprofit Frozen Accounts, USING PEOPLE!

It would seem the same person that has acted as an abusive Dharma teacher under the FMZO Bill Murphy, one that I wondered about myself while going through a class of his if he was real or some plastic toy that plays monk in his lavish life, that teaches koans and is not authorized to scratch a pimple, I have found via students that he in a round about manor pushes and forces actions not in line with teaching ethics under the Vinaya rules of conduct, shaking the faith of others is a  direct violation to move to disrobing under these set rules. as such I have prepared a complaint to the Vinaya board of ethics to go with Mr. Paul Lynches actions.

  Now we find Paul is using Bill Murphy to collect his funds behind the back of PayPal`s freezing of FMZO`s account for nonprofit fraud.

Precepts Application – Five Mountain Zen Order

Bill Charama Murphy, Rev.  Five Precepts—Lay Practitioner (Ú Ba Sae, UBS) Date/location of last precepts in the Five Mountain Zen Order, if any * 

  Following thing Google link under his name leads use to the back door of Paul`s greedy little hands..

Self Proclaimed Zen Teachers Do harm To Students


Student Comment:

Does this mean that the IBMC will try to split Paul’s group off from their organization? My understanding is that there are many sincere priests and nuns at the IBMC. Not sure how Paul pulled off merging with them or with the Buddhist Studies Institiute, which is now a part of the College of Zen Buddhist Studies. Now 5M priests have taken Vietnamese names! As for Bill, he tries, but I lost respect for him when he reprimanded me on Facebook! Whether or not others ordained through 5M will stay is an open question. No matter; they are free to move things forward, if they can, and we are free from them.

 

Student Comment:

Just unfriended Paul and a few others from 5M. I don’t have to use him as a reference because my reputation remains pretty good. I unfriended from the 5M order’s web page as well. The less I’m connected, the better!

This is a cause that needs to be addressed for the benefit of all, just one is all the merit of life times: 
Just wanted you to know that I’ve officially dropped out of the CZBS and I’ve severed with my 5 Mountain teacher, Bill Murphy. I’ve connected with a new teacher and I’m moving forward. Thank you for letting me know what was up! “…… thank you!

Stop Self Proclaimed Buddhist Teachers from harming Students
There are many such teachers in many religions that self proclaim under a……..

International Buddhist Meditation Center – Los Angeles Lives On!!!

International Buddhist Meditation Center – Los Angeles

  1. Raining in LA today… Found this fingernail sized snail climbing a huge tree by the bell tower… And thought, “The longest journey begins with”… The Buddhist path, seems like the longest journey sometimes. ~ Kusala
    Photo: Raining in LA today... Found this fingernail sized snail climbing a huge tree by the bell tower... And thought, "The longest journey begins with"... The Buddhist path, seems like the longest journey sometimes. ~ Kusala
  2. The I.B.M.C. Zendo… Meditation with Kusala on Wed., Fri. and Sun. from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm… All are welcome. ~ Kusala
    Photo: The I.B.M.C. Zendo... Meditation with Kusala on Wed., Fri. and Sun. from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm... All are welcome. ~ Kusala
  3. Photos of the IBMC cats by Kusala
    Photo: 'Deva' the cat.
    Photo: 'Little Leo' the cat.
    Photo: 'Princess' the cat.
    Photo: 'Momma  Cat'
  4. Words I try to live by… Thanks to Beam-Me-Up for this one. ~ Kusala
    Photo: Words I try to live by... Thanks to Beam-Me-Up for this one. ~ Kusala
    Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Abbot of IBMC and oversees the running and religious activities of IBMC. He also gives…See More
  5. Photo: Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Abbot of IBMC and oversees the running and religious activities of IBMC. He also gives dharma talks, works with students and is involved in InterBuddhist and InterReligious activities.

After attending the University of Kelanaya, where he received his B.A. in Buddhist Studies, Ven. Shanti returned to his home temple and finished his studies to be a teacher. Along with eleven other teachers, he trained 150 young men and eventually took the position of vice-principal. Later he became the principal at a dharma school and held that position for six years.

After spending a year at a temple in Korea, Rev. Shanti came to Los Angeles and the IBMC. When asked whether he preferred Los Angeles or Sri Lanka, he replied, "Both places have good and bad, but it is very peaceful in the village where I grew up and very rushed here in the city."

Ven. Shanti became Abbot after many years as Vice-Abbot on 11/11/12.
    Sunday Service at IBMC 11-11-12.
  6. Photo: Sunday Service at IBMC 11-11-12.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma walks with daughter Chrys to her going away party at IBMC.
  7. Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma walks with daughter Chrys to her going away party at IBMC.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma at Sunday Service today (11-11-12) as she reflects on her 32 years of service.
  8. Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma at Sunday Service today (11-11-12) as she reflects on her 32 years of service.
    Ven. H. Shanti became the new Abbot of IBMC today after many years as Vice-Abbot… He was given the Abbot’s Staff and a certificate of authority at the going away party for Ven. Karuna Dharma. Ven. Shanti looks forward to expanding on the work and teachings of Ven. Karuna in the years to come. He is only the third Abbot to lead IBMC since its founding in 1970.
  9. Photo: Ven. H. Shanti became the new Abbot of IBMC today after many years as Vice-Abbot... He was given the Abbot's Staff and a certificate of authority at the going away party for Ven. Karuna Dharma. Ven. Shanti looks forward to expanding on the work and teachings of Ven. Karuna in the years to come. He is only the third Abbot to lead IBMC since its founding in 1970.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma stepped down today after 32 years as Abbess of IBMC. We had a going away party for her with Sri Laken food, cake and her many friends and students… A good time was had by all… We wish her well.
  10. Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma stepped down today after 32 years as Abbess of IBMC. We had a going away party for her with Sri Laken food, cake and her many friends and students... A good time was had by all... We wish her well.
    Ven. Karuna Dharma retires as Abbess of IBMC / 11-11-2012
  11. Photo: IBMC Buddha
    Photo: Ven. Vajra Karuna thanking Ven. Karuna Dharma
    Photo: Ven. H. Shanti the new Abbott of IBMC
  12. Dharma Forest: California Governor Jerry Brown Vows Disciplined Budget, Buddhist-style
    paramita.typepad.com
    The LA Times reports that California Governor Jerry Brown, in a speech in Sacramento yesterday cited his experience in a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery as the inspiration for fiscal responsibility in the California legislature. “I think the real lesson here…
  13. The times they are a changing.

    Shambhala SunSpace » Mazie Hirono is the first Buddhist U.S. senator
    shambhalasun.com
    Amid all the election excitement of last night, here’s one result that you may have missed:the U.S. has elected its first Buddhist senator. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, beat Republican challenger Linda Lingle to become a senator for Hawaii.
     

    October 30

    Ven. Karuna Dharma the Abbess of IBMC is stepping down as Abbess and moving to Northern California to be closer to her family. To honor her and her work we are having a party for her on Nov. 11th at 12:00 noon in Ananda Hall… For more information please call our center office at 213-384-0850.

  1. October 14

    ‘Monks in the West’ – 2012… The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas hosted this “MIW” conference on ‘The Formation of a Monk’ from Oct. 8th to the 11th… Fifteen monks, Catholic and Buddhist came together to share their life and work. This is the third ‘Monks in the West’ Kusala Bhikshu has attended.

  2. Photo: 'Monks in the West' – 2012... The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas hosted this "MIW" conference on ‘The Formation of a Monk’ from Oct. 8th to the 11th... Fifteen monks, Catholic and Buddhist came together to share their life and work. This is the third 'Monks in the West' Kusala Bhikshu has attended.
    September 30

    Getting to know the staff… Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) Rev. Sraddha Karuna (Right) the Dharma Teachers:Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) He received his B.S. degree in Drama from Syracuse University. He is a marketing director for non-profits. He…See More

  3. Photo: Getting to know the staff... Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) Rev. Sraddha Karuna (Right) the Dharma Teachers:

Rev. Ksanti Karuna (Left) He received his B.S. degree in Drama from Syracuse University. He is a marketing director for non-profits. He has worked for the LA Philharmonic and the NY Philharmonic. He is an active participant in IBMC’s Prison correspondence program. He received his Novice Dharma Teacher ordination in August of 2002, and full I.B.M.C. Dharma teacher vows in 2004.

Rev. Sraddha Karuna (Right) He is a graduate of Bennington College, receiving an M.A. in Theatre. He is an award winning playwright, receiving the Ingram Merrill award for play writing. Among his plays are East Utica, Adam and the Experts, Niagara Falls, What are Tuesdays Like, and Show. He has also written for television including episodes for NYPD Blue and HBO’s Spawn, Relativity and a number of Movies of the Week. He also co-produced the Three Dollar Bill Theatre in New York.He was founder and board member of the Robert Chesley Foundation, and was a team leader for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York Today he is an active member of IBMC’s prisoner correspondence program. He received his Novice Dharma Teacher ordination in August of 2002, and full I.B.M.C. Dharma teacher vows in 2004.
    September 30

    Getting to know the staff… Ven. Kusala Bhikshu the head monk:

  4. Ven. Kusala Bhikshu is the head monk at IBMC. His interest in meditation brought him to the IBMC in 1979. In 1994 he took his novice monk vows and in 1996 he received full ord…See More
    Photo: Getting to know the staff... Ven. Kusala Bhikshu the head monk:

Ven. Kusala Bhikshu is the head monk at IBMC. His interest in meditation brought him to the IBMC in 1979. In 1994 he took his novice monk vows and in 1996 he received full ordination as a Bhikshu (Monk) from IBMC.

Ven. Kusala helps Ven. Shanti around the center, feeds the cats and fish… Leads meditation three times a week and speaks on the first Sunday of the month at IBMC. He is part of the Los Angeles inter-faith community and speaks to high schools and colleges on Buddhism. On the weekends you can find him speaking at churches, religious centers and organizations on meditation and Buddhism.
  5. Getting to know the staff… Ven. Karuna Dharma the Abbess:

    Ven. Dr. Karuna Dharma took full ordination in 1976 as a bhikkuni (Nun). She met her teacher, Thich Thien-An, and began her studies of Buddhism in 1969. She was one of the foundin…See More

    Photo: Getting to know the staff... Ven. Karuna Dharma the Abbess:

Ven. Dr. Karuna Dharma took full ordination in 1976 as a bhikkuni (Nun). She met her teacher, Thich Thien-An, and began her studies of Buddhism in 1969. She was one of the founding members of the International Buddhist Meditation Center.

Ven. Karuna has been the Abbess of IBMC since Ven. Thien-An died in 1980. She oversees the running of the Center, performs ceremonies, teaches, and is involved in Interfaith work and Inter-Buddhist work. She was a founding president of Sakyadhita, the International Association of Buddhist Women.
  6. Getting to know the Staff… Doug Solomon the Residential Manager:

    Doug Solomon (Br. Abhaya Singa) has lived at the IBMC for over ten years, and the last few years has worked in the IBMC office as the Residential Manager.

    IBMC is unique a…See More

    Photo: Getting to know the Staff... Doug Solomon the Residential Manager:

Doug Solomon (Br. Abhaya Singa) has lived at the IBMC for over ten years, and the last few years has worked in the IBMC office as the Residential Manager.

IBMC is unique among spiritual communities because all residents do not follow the same spiritual path. Rather, our residents reflect the diversity of the city, the diversity of our world. Although most are American-born, they represent many different heritages, subcultures and ethnic groups.
  7. Getting to know the IBMC Staff… Ven. H. Shanti the Vice Abbot:

    Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Vice-Abbot of IBMC an…See More

    Photo: Getting to know the IBMC Staff... Ven. H. Shanti the Vice Abbot:

Ven. Havanpola Shanti was born in Sri Lanka and entered the monastery when he was 13 years old. He was ordained as a bhikkhu at the age of 20. He is the Vice-Abbot of IBMC and oversees the facilities. He also gives dharma talks, works with students and is involved in InterBuddhist and InterReligious activities.

After attending the University of Kelanaya, where he received his B.A. in Buddhist Studies, Ven. Shanti returned to his home temple and finished his studies to be a teacher. Along with eleven other teachers, he trained 150 young men and eventually took the position of vice-principal. Later he became the principal at a dharma school and held that position for six years.

After spending a year at a temple in Korea, Rev. Shanti came to Los Angeles and the IBMC. When asked whether he preferred Los Angeles or Sri Lanka, he replied, "Both places have good and bad, but it is very peaceful in the village where I grew up and very rushed here in the city."
  8. Rev. Kusala leads meditation every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm… Three 20 min. meditations with a 5 min. break in between… Open and free to all.
  9. Leonard Cohen was born Sept. 21… A big “Happy Birthday.”
    Love Itself

    The light came through the window now
    straight from the sun above,
    and so inside my little room
    there plunged the rays of Love.
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    Photo: Love Itself

The light came through the window now
straight from the sun above,
and so inside my little room
there plunged the rays of Love.

In streams of light I clearly saw
the dust you seldom see,
the dust the Nameless makes to speak
a Name for one like me.

And all mixed up with sunlight now
the flecks did float and dance
and I was tumbled up with them
in formless circumstance.

I’ll try to say a little more:
this Love went on and on
until it reached an open door -
Then Love itself was gone.

The self-same moment words were seen
from every window frame,
but there was nothing left between
the Nameless and the Name.

—Leonard Cohen, born today, September 21st, 1934
  10. An important Buddhist book is about to published by Wisdom Publications… “The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya”… Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

    You may want to put this on your list of ‘books to buy’… Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American born Buddhist monk and well known for his authoritative translations.

    The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya (Teachings of
    The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha)
  11. A talk Rev. Kusala gave in Ventura on Sunday the 16th of September… A special thank you to Rev. Bonnie Rose Sr. minister for the invitation to speak.

    Compassion: Where Does It Come From?
    A talk on ‘Compassion’ given at ‘The Center for Spiritual Living in Ventura, CA / Rev. Bonnie Rose Sr. Minister. This talk was given on Sept. 16, 2012
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placing lotus flowers on a Buddha statue at Ho Phrakeo. She is now in Laos, the first visit by an American secretary of state here in 57 years.
  12. Photo: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placing lotus flowers on a Buddha statue at Ho Phrakeo. She is now  in Laos, the first visit by an American secretary of state here in 57 years.
    Rev. Kusala had an invitation to sit in with the “Walter Trout Blues Band” at the ‘Irvine Lake Blues Fest’ (6-30-2012) and play his harmonica… “Sharing the Dharma 12 bars at a time.”
  13. Photo: Rev. Kusala had an invitation to sit in with the "Walter Trout Blues Band" at the 'Irvine Lake Blues Fest' (6-30-2012) and play his harmonica... "Sharing the Dharma 12 bars at a time."
  14. Food for Thought… 🙂

    Bob Thurman And Karen Armstrong Speak About Compassion On Global Spirit
    We call Global Spirit the first “internal travel” series, because the topics and the discussions so often lead to a kind of inner exploration. Unlike programming on Animal Planet or National Geographic, Global Spirit is not about discovering anything that is outside of yourself.
  15. Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster June, 2012 – Left to Right – Kusala Bhikshu, Ann Nguyen, Lissa Coffey and Joyce McFadden
    Photo: Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster June, 2012 - Left to Right - Kusala Bhikshu, Ann Nguyen, Lissa Coffey and Joyce McFadden
  16. The interfaith panel at Bishop Montgomery High School – March 7th & 8th 2012.
    Photo: The interfaith panel at Bishop Montgomery High School - March 7th & 8th 2012.
  17. Rev. Kusala from the IBMC speaking to Bishop Montgomery High School Students. A variety of religious leaders gathered for two days and spoke to a 1000 students on various topics.
    Photo: Rev. Kusala from the IBMC speaking to Bishop Montgomery High School Students. A variety of religious leaders gathered for two days and spoke to a 1000 students on various topics.
  18. We had our monthly Buddhist/Catholic Dialog at Hsi Lai Temple today… Good food and friendship made it a special day for us… Much thanks goes to Hsi Lai Temple for the hospitality.
  19. Buddhist’s and Catholic’s gather on 2-9-2013 at Hsi Lai Temple for their monthly dialog. — at Hsi Lai Temple.
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
    Photo: Los Angeles - Buddhist Catholic Dialog / 2-9-2012
  20. Thanks to everyone who made our 2012 Chinese New Years celebration on Sunday a success… Good food and good folks… Happy New Year 🙂
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  21. 2012 Chinese New Year — Well, I got everything right but the date… The 2012 Chinese New Year’s celebration will happen this Sunday the 29th at IBMC… 11:00 am for meditation and Dharma talk and at noon, food for everyone… If you were here yesterday looking for food and Dharma, please come back again… this Sunday the 29th. 😉
  22. This Sunday (1/22) at IBMC we are having a special Sunday Service… It starts at 11:00 am with meditation and dharma talk… After the service (12:00) a free lunch for everyone in celebration of Asian New Years… Join us if you can.
  23. Ven. Karuna Dharma at the IBMC
    Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma at the IBMC
  24. Ven. Karuna Dharma at “Nun’s in the West”
    Photo: Ven. Karuna Dharma at "Nun's in the West"
  25. Ruth Denison and Ven. Karuna Dharma
    Photo: Ruth Denison and Ven. Karuna Dharma
  26. 1-14-2012 / IBMC Update

    First off, thanks to all those who sent donations, because of your kindness we have been able to catch up on some of our overdue maintenance. Today we are installing a combo shower and bath in Qwan Yin house, a much…See More

    Zhan zhuang (站桩) day 1
    A step-by-step method of exercising by standing still, in poses which burn fat and tone muscles without strenuous exercise. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhan…

Forget outer heroes; bring out your innner ones Main

Originally posted by No Impact Man.

No Impact Man Runs For Office……..

 Please check out my article on the Atlantic Monthly’s website about my activist run for Congress and how citizen politics can help do something about climate and other problems:

My unlikely course in activist politicking started with a May call from a member of the executive committee of the Green Party of New York State.

The call came, I understood, because of the notoriety of my very-publicly performed 2007 experiment in extreme environmental living in the middle of Manhattan. The project had been intended to question and look for alternatives to the typical American’s consumption-based way of life. It was also a vehicle to help bring broader public attention to the range of our environmental crises — from ocean depletion to species extinction to climate.

To that end, I wrote a book and starred in a documentary filmabout the experience, both titled No Impact Man. The book, translated into a dozen languages, has been required reading for more then 100,000 American college students. The film has received over a quarter of a million ratings on Netflix, in addition to screenings in theaters and on television around the world. My non-profit, NoImpactProject.org, whose main program is an immersive, educational week of environmental living, had attracted over 50,000 participants.

While all that notoriety may have attracted the Green Party to me, it did not attract me to the idea of running for office.

I said no.

As far as I could see, the entire political process was corrupt. I’d become fond of calling the presidential election “a big sports-like event paid for by the multinational corporations in order to distract us from the possibility of real change.” At that time, I had the same mistaken instinct as so many despairing Americans — to abandon the political system and look for hope elsewhere…

Click here to read the rest.

The Truth Behind the Action, What You All Have Been emailing Me About.

My name is Mujin Karuna, and I am an ex Five Mountain Clergy, this morning I left the Order do to ethical reasons of Paul Lynch and his actions. Yes he does make up documentation to help everything look good, and he uses the signatures and seals of other teachers without their knowing. I have two such documents in my hands right now. He is also under investigation for nonprofit fraud with an audit coming down on him and his Paypal accounts froze do to his wrongful action and PayPal reporting him to the IRS for the nonprofit fraud. A quote from Paul this morning, “[07:34:22] Paul Wonji Lynch: The tax issues are for my Computer Consulting Business.” him answering some questions I had leading to him using the word WAR just because these issues came up in my trying to sponsor my students for retreats that he and his Order can not do being broke. A private letter from the student portal to us;

Another Urgent Request
by Ven. Bill Charama Murphy – Thursday, 28 June 2012, 05:38 AM

Good Afternoon Sangha!
As you know, our beloved teacher, Ven. Yuanzhi, is leaving his home in Huntington Beach for his new residence in Las Vegas.
To that end, he has given away most of his belongings and is busy packing what’s left into a rental truck. By this weekend, he’ll be in his new home, the Zen Center of Las Vegas. His new address will be:
Paul Lynch
2471 East Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV. 89121
Even under normal circumstances, this would be a challenging time for anyone. Moving is never easy. Or fun. But with all of Soen Sa Nim’s responsibilities with our Order, as well as the College of Zen Buddhist Studies — on top of trying to eke out enough money on which to live — this move is probably even more challenging for him…although he would not put it that way. To him, “it’s all good.”
I know these are tough economic times. And I know we’re all doing our best to keep our heads above water. But I have a favor to ask of you:
Would you consider sending Soen Sa Nim a check to his new address so that he has money on which to live once he gets there?
Our Order’s motto is “in the world with helping hands.” And it’s that way because Soen Sa Nim has a servant’s heart. I’ve never known anyone more giving of his time and extraordinary wisdom. So I see no better opportunity to demonstrate helping hands than now. Because Soen Sa Nim needs our help.
If you’re able to offer financial assistance (in any amount), please write a check and mail it to the address above. Don’t use his Paypal account. That’s been frozen due to a technicality regarding Five Mountain Order’s non-profit status. Until he gets the matter worked out, he’s living with meager funds, unable to draw money from that Paypal account.
If you aren’t able to offer financial assistance, that’s okay, too. Chant. Send positive energies his way. Do whatever you can to help make Soen Sa Nim’s transition easier.
Thank you very much for your time. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering my request to help our teacher, and our friend.
Many Bows…and Much Love to You,
Rev. Bill Charama Murphy,
Executive Director
Five Mountain Zen Order

NOTE: ( please write a check and mail it to the address above. Don’t use his Paypal account. That’s been frozen due to a technicality regarding Five Mountain Order’s non-profit status. Until he gets the matter worked out, he’s living with meager funds, unable to draw money from that Paypal account.) again…[07:34:22] Paul Wonji Lynch: The tax issues are for my Computer Consulting Business.” The State of Nevada has turned him down as well to date for nonprofit.

Another post from the student portal:
Urgent Request
by Dr. Wanji Dharma – Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 11:21 AM

Dear Five Mountain Sangha,
I hope this letter reaches you in good health and spirits, with a steadily deepening practice unfolding! It’s a great honor to have such a caring, creative and wise extended dharma family and it’s in that spirit that I am contacting you.
As most of you know in our country’s current economic climate our dear guiding teacher, Zen Master Paul Yuanzhi Lynch, has faced many of the employment and economic issues that have come to face several of us over the past several years.
However it has come to my understanding that for Soensanim, his economic situation has come to something of a head in that he will be relocating out of necessity, from California to Nevada, to take up residence in the Zen Center of Las Vegas.
With that in mind our teacher could really use our immediate help at this time to cover his basic expenses (rent, food and travel etc) as he makes this transition.
Paul Soensanim has been a great light in my life personally, as no doubt he has and continues to be in many of yours, giving tirelessly of himself without question, and without and expectation of reward. Perhaps we can pull together and utilize our mirror minds to reflect Soensanim’s great Bodhisattva action and spirit back his way with our together wisdom, creativity, generosity and caring.
I know that times for each of us are hard, however it is with great faith in our wonderful sangha, that I humbly ask each of you to do what you can in offering whatever you can directly to Soensanim during this time, as anything would be of great help to him. His direct paypal address is paul@insynctec.com
Please contact me with any questions or ideas so that we may support our great teacher through this time of transition.
Thank you all for your continued practice, support and light that you shine upon our world!
Sincerely yours in the Dharma,
Ven. Joshua Wanji Paszkiewicz
National Abbot – Five Mountain Zen Order
www.fmzo.org

“…the Monastery Without Walls”

[07:34:50] Paul Wonji Lynch: We have nothing to discuss, you have made your decision.
[07:35:18] Paul Wonji Lynch: My son is taking care of our tax issues with our folded business, thank you.
[07:35:21] Mujin Cibei Sunim: I don`t know, all I know is it very much affected me yesterday in trying to do something for my students
[07:35:48] Mujin Cibei Sunim: what decision are you talking about?
[07:35:57] Paul Wonji Lynch: Have a wonderful life, and find a new sangha to support you
[07:36:08] Mujin Cibei Sunim: i haven`t rendered any such thing
[07:36:12] Paul Wonji Lynch: good bye my fiend.

This is how a fully ordained monk under the rules of the Vinaya acts behind the seen to not just me but he talks shit about every teacher i ever had, such as Zen Master Dae Gak and has stated he can give two shits about the Ven. Chitta or the Ven. karuna, after the fact of taking over her collage. He email me one day out of the blue and offered me the collage courses for free and a web site, then ask if I can make him robes that he has some problems with the guy in China. I just so happen to do Business with this certain person and it comes down to the fraud cases once again.

After he through the word war out there I replied;

[07:39:03] Mujin Cibei Sunim: i copied all your info.
[07:39:24] Mujin Cibei Sunim: you want to make a war with me?
[07:39:37] Mujin Cibei Sunim: it is a yes or no question sense you brought it up
[07:39:42] Paul Wonji Lynch: yes, and you are not a True Buddhist, I am sorry for your pain.
[07:39:50] Paul Wonji Lynch: good bye.

Just after being fully ordained under the Vinaya rules he wants to make war with me, can you believe this guy?
I have had my say Paul, o here`s one today…” [06:55:46] Paul Wonji Lynch:The shit on Dharma Wheel is not even worth me addressing, the people who run that began attacking Steven K Hayes and his Tendai Organization about 5 years ago. so why did you have a Dharma teacher with the name karuna make that statement on this site?

The money I never sent you went to both buying out right my Zen center for my students to have a home as well as myself, something you have yet to do in those 20 years you speak of in nonprofit, where all that money go Paul? The rest is in two sacks of rice a week by my front door to give out cups of rice to the dirty hungry homeless people that live on the streets of Manila, so they can eat in the morning at least. That Php3,000 per week out of my pocket as a disable combat vet, it comes to $73.13 a week. What have you done for humanity lately Paul, or whatever label your using today?

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Obama plans historic trip to Burma

Originally posted by The Buddhdharma.

No sitting US president has ever visited Burma or Cambodia………

On his first international trip since being elected to a second term, US President Barack Obama will visit Burma later this month. The White House announced Thursday that Obama would attend an international economic summit in Cambodia, then stop in Thailand and in Burma, where he’ll meet with Aung San Suu Kyi (whom he met when Suu Kyi visited the US earlier this fall) and  President Thein Sein.

No sitting US president has ever visited Burma or Cambodia. Some human rights groups, including the US Campaign for Burma, expressed concerns that Obama’s visit to Burma might be premature as the country transitions to democracy, and urged Obama to cancel the visit. Ethnic violence is prevalent in Burma, and many political prisoners are still being held. Read more at the New York Times.

(Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy)