Ryotan Sensei explores the famous koan where Master Joshu points to the bridge of the Dharma that allows all beings to cross. Recorded July 11th 2019.
In this talk Musho explores our Zen Practice with the help of a paragraph from Taizan Maezumi Roshi’s book “Appreciate Your Life.” Maezumi Roshi invites us to practice “over and over and over” and not to separate practice from realization. Musho then compares this to his own experience as a visual artist, musician and Zen practitioner. Recorded May 30th 2019.
In this talk, Roshi follows the themes of our 2019 Urban Sesshin organized by our practice leader Gessho: creative attention, awareness and focus – narrow and wide. Roshi quotes Dogen, Ryokan, Muso Soseki, and Sid Corman. We can’t grasp attention, focus and awareness. So how do we learn to pay attention? Listen. Our meditation practice is to be in this-moment mind, and witness the profound intimacy of our own lives. Recorded March 16, 2019.
Our thoughts create desire, and our desires create separation and suffering. How can we relate more fully to our minds as a means to skillfully realize the second of the four vows? Recorded March 10th, 2019. Bokushu offers the following link to a short video as an adjunct to his Dharma talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAYhOCLNkMc