Being away from the blogosphere for most of the week, I missed out on some great stuff. Tom, editor of Zen Unbound, catalogued much of what I missed in a new Zen/Ch'an Digest called Blogmandu Roundup. Great stuff, Tom... thanks for doing this (and for Zen Unbound, and for Tasty LInks, and for just being you... you are appreciated).
My computer died on me recently, so I'm out and about trying to collect some of the resources I lost. There used to be a Kwan Um affiliated sangha called Ocean Eyes Zen Center that posted lots of great information on Korean Zen, including some of the foundational chants (the Great Compassion Dharani, Yae Bul, the Thousand Hands and Eyes Sutra, the Heart Sutra, etc.) in RealAudio format. While I can't say for certain what happened to Ocean Eyes, it seems that there is some restructuring going on. Remembering that the chants were performed by the Golden Wind Zen Group, I Google searched and found their site, which then led me to i-Sangha.
If you're interested in hearing what Korean Zen chant sounds like,
you can download the Golden Wind Zen Group chants from i-Sangha. I
don't have any of the chants memorized yet, so I chant along with these
recordings. You will have to ask them to make you a "member" instead of
a "novice", in order to access the downloads.
I-Sangha is an online sangha... chat rooms, message boards, the works. I haven't posted to the boards yet, but I've lurked a bit. There's an interesting thread on the Korean Zen teaching on no-self. The forums certainly have topics that cover a broad spectrum, but this is a new community so it will take time to grow. If you aren't practicing with a sangha and want to ask an ordained teacher a question, this is one place you could go.