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'Acharia' is a Chan (Zen) Buddhist publication for the Spanish speaking community throughout the world, created and edited by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya-Hortensia De la Torre, [Chan/Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun] — 'Acharia' offers a Spanish and English portal for Chan Buddhist information and studies. Since August of 2003 Yin Zhi Shakya has offered the course “Buddhismo en Acción” (Buddhism in Action) for the Spanish-speaking community around the world. With an enrollment of over 170, these students are involved in local Chan practice groups in their respective countries where they meet to study and practice Buddhism following a well-planned curriculum. Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya—Hortensia De la Torre—has a M.S. from the University of Miami and was ordained in 2001 in the Temple Hsu Yun in Honolulu Hawaii by The Ven. Master Fat Wai Shakya. Anyone interested in more information may visit her website at www.acharia.org or send email to her at yinzhishakya@acharia.org
Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya, OHY [Hortensia De la Torre]
Note: For your information, this is not an exact copy of 'Acharia' in Spanish
When those who do not understand the Dhamma act improperly, they look all around to make sure no one is watching. But our kamma is always watching. We never really get away with anything.  - (Kamma #53 - No Ajahn Chah).

God magnifies HIS name when we are weak.  We don't have to be eloquent or strong or handsome.  We don't have to be beautiful or brilliant or have all the answers to be blessed of God.  He honors our faith.  All He asks is that we trust Him, that we stand before Him in integrity and faith, an He'll win the battle. He who walks in integrity walks securely. - Proverbs :10:9

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"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend."
  - Albert Camus

Acharia in English


The Buddhism's Greatest Teachers

May 21, 2003
Translations from Spanish to English and Original Articles and books in English. Links
Wishing you the Divine Peace

Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya, OHY

"When your original reason for studying Zen is not right, you wind up having labored without accomplishment. This is why ancients used to urge people to study Zen as if they were on the brink of death."   - Yuanwu

If you wish to participate by sending an original work, a translation or any thought that you want us to publish, please, send us an e-mail with your request. Thank you - Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya, OHY

When you do something bad, there is nowhere you can go to hide. Even if others don’t see you, you must see yourself. Even if you go into a deep hole, you’ll still find yourself there. There’s no way you can commit bad actions and get away with it. In the same way, why shouldn’t you see your own purity? You see it all - the peace, the agitation, the liberation, the bondage; you see all these for yourself. - (Kamma #57 - No Ajahn Chah). 

Unity is the secret, a complex, understanding and embracing unity. When the full heart of Love is tranquillised by knowledge into a calm ecstasy and vibrates with strength, when the strong hands of Power labour for the world in a radiant fullness of joy and light, when the luminous brain of knowledge accepts and transforms the heart's obscure inspirations and lends itself to the workings of the high-seated Will, when all these gods are founded together on a soul of sacrifice that lives in unity with all the world and accepts all things to transmute them, then is the condition of man's integral self-transcendence. This and not a haughty, strong and brilliant egoistic self-culture enthroning itself upon an enslaved humanity is the divine way of supermanhood.   - Sri Aurobindo - Originally published under the title of "The Type of Superman", Vol. I, No. 9 (April, 1915) of the Arya.

The Perfect Wisdom of the Heart Sutra
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, when practicing deeply the Perfect Wisdom clearly saw that all five Skandhas are empty and passed beyond all suffering.
Sariputra, form does not differ from emptiness: Emptiness does not differ from form. Form then is emptiness. Emptiness then is form. Sensation, perception, volition, and consciousness, are also like this.
Sariputra, all Dharmas are marked with emptiness: not born and not dying, not stained and not pure, not gaining and not losing. Therefore, in emptiness there is no form, no sensation, perception, volition or consciousness. No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body or mind; nor form, sound, smell, taste, touch, or Dharmas; no realm of sight 'til we come to no realm of consciousness; no ignorance and no ending of ignorance, 'til we come to no old age and death, and no ending of old age and death. No suffering, origination, extinction, or path. No wisdom, and no attainment, with nothing to attain.
Because the Bodhisattva is the Perfect Wisdom of emptiness, his mind has no hindrance. Having no hindrance, there is no fear and far from all fantasy, he is dwelling in Nirvana.
Because all Buddhas of the three times practice the wisdom of emptiness, they gain complete and perfect enlightenment.
Therefore know, that Perfect Wisdom, is the great holy mantram, the great bright mantram, the wisdom mantram, the unequaled mantram, which can destroy all suffering---truly real and not false. So he gave the Perfect Wisdom mantram, which goes;
Gate, Gate, ParaGate,
Bodhi Swaha.
The Prajña Paramita - [The Heart Sutra] - Translated by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Tsang of the Tang Dynasty - Commentary by Grand Master Tan Hsu

'No one in this world can survive alone'


Practicing the Ten Benevolences:The Goal of Buddhist Behavior - By Head Master Fat Wai of Hsu Yun Buddhist Temple in Honolulu, Hawaii

Grand Master Fat Wai counsels: "Meditation, scripture reading from the Buddhist texts, simplification of life, service, and walking the basic paths and principles will bring you closer to Buddha and Nirvana!” - 2006


The Integration of the Buddha's Teaching Practice into the Universal Religions' Practices - By Yin Zhi Shakya, OHY - with comments by Fa Chāo Shakya, OHY - July 5, 2011

The Heart of the Prajnaparamita - Translated by Thich Nhat Hanh

  Account # 1 - by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya - Translated from Spanish by Fernando Valencia (Zhéng chún)

Account # 2 - by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya - Translated from Spanish by Fernando Valencia (Zhéng chún)

Account # 3 - by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya - Translated from Spanish by Fernando Valencia (Zhéng chún)

Account # 4 - by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya - Translated from Spanish by Fernando Valencia (Zhéng chún)

The Empty Set and the Empty Cloud by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya

Account # 7 - The Temple's Transformation - by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya

Mind Inscription-Hsin Ming - By Founder of the Ox-Head School Niu-t'ou Fa-jung - Translate to English and Spanish. Spanish translation by Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya, OHY - 10-24-08

Poem by Yao Feng

10 Oxherding Pictures - copyright © 2003 Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc.

No Ajahn Chah  Link

Prayer to the Bodhisattva

Buddha Said...

Aforismos de Sri Aurobindo y La Madre


The Awakening of Faith in Mahayana in pdf

Empty Cloud - The Teachings of Hsu Yun

JATAKA TALES - by Ellen C. Babbitt - [1912]
Buddha The Gospel - link -  Tambien en Adobe Acrobat en text doc. -  This version originates from the Internet, via World Wide Web  -  The "Gospel of Buddha" is a 19th century compilation from a variety of Buddhist texts by Paul Carus. It is modelled on the New Testament as was very widely read. It was even recommended by Ceylonese Buddhist leaders as a teaching tool for Buddhist children.

Buddha the Word - (The Eightfold Path) También con Adobe Acrobat en text format

The Lankavatara Sutra en pdf The Self-Realisation of Noble Wisdom

The Lankavatara Sutra en pdf The Self-Realisation of Noble Wisdom - Another version

Excellent!: Shurangama Sutra en pdf [link] http://www.shurangama.com/ 

Shurangama Sutra: Link  Excellent!: http://www.purifymind.com/ShurangamaSutra.htm 

Shurangama Mantra (audio) mp3 [link]

42 Syllabary of Avatamsaka Sutra  [link]

  Buddhism in a Nutshell Archives

Templo Theravada Tai de Redland, Miami, Florida, USA

The Tree of Enlightenment - link - An Introduction to the Major Traditions of Buddhism by Peter Della Santina - From Buddhist Psychology

The Natural Cure for Spiritual Disease by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu [link]

The Wisdom of Nagarjuna -  link: Causality and Emptiness The Wisdom of Nagarjuna by Peter Della Santina

The Key To Liberation - Ajahn Chah - Link - Part II  - Part III - Wonderful! - If you wish to have it in pdf, please send us an e-mail.

Healing is Possible Through Resting By Thich Nhat Hanh - Sending by our friends of CZBA  www.czba.org - Excellent!

No Inner Core - By Sayadaw U Silananda - Edited by Anthony Billings & Maung Tin-Wa - Published by INWARD PATH PUBLISHER - Penang · Malaysia - AN INWARD JOURNEY BOOK - IJ016/98

Anattalakkhana Sutta  -  Recommended

 Essay about Buddhism by Dr. Ricardo de León

Reincarnation in Budhism - What the Buddha Didn't Teach - by Barbara O'Brien [link] http://buddhism.about.com/

The Prajña Paramita - The Heart Sutra - Translated by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Tsang of the Tang Dynasty - Commentary by Grand Master Tan Hsu  -  pdf en Acharia  -  Excellent Commentary! The best among the best! - October 2, 04

The Heart Sutra - Link

Manjusri  - Poem: The Bodhisattva with the Sword of Discriminating Wisdom - Also in Buddha Nature - 14-10-04

Satipatthana Vipassana - Insight Through Mindfulness - by Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw - 11-02-04

Making the Heart Good - by Ven. Ajahn Chah - Link (Recommended)

The Buddha and His Disciples - By Ven. S. Dhammika - [Link] Excelent Biography - Published by BDEA - (Recommended)

New York Public Library  - inglés - English [This is a great link]

Library Spot  - inglés - English

The Dharma of Mind Transmission - By Ch'an Master Huang-Bei Tuan-Chi - Translated by Dharma Master Lok To - Edited by Dr. Frank G. French - Link - Excellent!

E-books Library

Bowing (Prostration) and Incense Offering Instructions in illustrated PDF file  

Eightfold Path for the Householder (Ten talks) by Jack Kornfield  -  Link - Excellent!

The Zen Teaching of Rinzai  - Excellent! - En pdf

Buddhist Door Resources

Peter Morrel on Buddhism

Dr. Tan Kheng Khoo's Homepage  - About Meditation and Spirituality

"Abhidhamma in Daily Life" by Nina Van Gorkom. Theravada Buddhism - Click here   Suggested by Acharia - Spanish

Eckhart Tolle Home Page  Excellent!

Buddhist.org: http://www.buddhism.org/Sutras/  Excellent!

This page has translations of various Buddhist sutras and writings of some Zen Masters.


"Knock, and He'll open the door. Vanish, and He'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, and He'll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything!" -- Jelaluddin Rumi

“¡Busca, y Él te abrirá la puerta! ¡Desaparece, y Él te hará brillar como el sol! ¡Derrúmbate, y Él te levantará hasta los cielos! ¡Llega a ser nada, y Él te convertirá en todo!” -- Jelaluddin Rumi

"Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a buffle in a stream; a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream." The Buddha


"However long it takes, I'll stick with Chan. I'll keep trying to rid myself of selfishness and to never forget to keep my forehead pressed to the ground before the Buddha's feet."


Wishing you the Divine Peace

Rev. Yin Zhi Shakya, OHY


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