Myoko Sensei’s Dharma talk for the 7th day of Dai Sesshin, “Birds and Fish”.
Shinryu Sensei speaks on the 6th day of Dai Sesshin, July 26th, about the wildfires and resulting mudslides that have happened on the West Coast, as he reframes the many meanings of the “Genjokoan”.
In the first talk of our Summer Ango; the first morning of Dai Sesshin, Enkyo Roshi encourages us to look to the Genjokoan for guidance in these troubled and troubling times.
Dai Sesshin, July 22nd, 2017
In these troubled times, it can be difficult to take action. Fuketsu’s remarks can help us recognize what’s at stake.
KaKu Hoshi brings to light for us the excellent commentaries from Zen scholars who have organized into CoZen, for scholars equally dedicated to academic and Zen practice rigor.
The art of the Chin and Han Dynasty contrasted with the avant-garde fashion artist Rei Kawakubo illustrate the array of tools available to us if we pay attention. [Read more…]
In her talk during Zazenkai, Joshin relates this koan from the Mumonkan as a reminder that despite evidence to the contrary, everything we need is here.
Roshi offers the soothing and steadying influence of Zazen as an antidote to these days of troubling news.
In this Zazenkai talk, Kaku Hoshi looks into the question of meaning. Starting out with a Zen story from “Transmission of the Light,” Kaku then looks into his own past and sees how his own search for meaning has lead him to life as priest and Zen student. He discovers the search for meaning to really be a search for relationships and identity. Zen asks us to look inside ourselves and see beyond meaning and discussion. Recorded May 13, 2017
With the approach of our annual Work-for-Dharma Day, Shinryu Sensei discusses labor as a practice of generosity.