Ryotan Sensei looks at the basis of the precepts and finds it in our zazen. Recorded at our monthly Zazenkai on May 11th 2019.
Joshin Sensei talks about how Zen’s claim to be good for nothing is a radical key to liberation, helping us to both accept and heal our ‘brokenness.’
April 21, 2019
In this dharma “talk,” Bokushu Hoshi explores the nature of words and dharma. Is there something to master? If we don’t create a single thing — if we simply encounter reality — perhaps we can allow dharma to master us.
April 14, 2019
Roshi outlines some challenges to living in today’s difficult times, and suggests ways of thinking that can transform the challenges to the work and delight of being a Bodhisattva.
April 13, 2019
Shinryu Sensei discusses the point of Zen meditation today, drawing from Master Keizan’s classic “Points to Keep in Mind when Practicing Zazen” (Zazen Yojinki)
April 11, 2019
Tokuyu Hoshi asks, “How can we take the ropes off and climb free?”
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.