In this talk, Roshi notes that the pursuit of enlightenment might have brought many to Zen, but she emphasizes that realizing our interconnectedness through social engagement is the fruit of practice. She illustrates this with passages from Yongjia Xuanjue’s “Song of Enlightenment.” Recorded December 22, 2019
December 19, 2019
Invoking Master Zuigan, Shinryu addresses the mental health epidemic among students today and what meditation practice has to offer.
Tokuyu Hoshi takes up the koan “Caoshan’s Fulfillment of Filial Piety”
to examine how we can more skillfully work with our most difficult emotions.
In our sadness, shame and embarrassment, perhaps we can notice that they’re fine,
actually—that we have nothing to hide. Recorded December 12, 2019.
Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis
Guest teacher David Loy exposes the roots of consumerism while drawing a resonant parallel between our individual sense of lacking something, and a society structured to profit from and reinforce this sense of lacking on a global scale. Recorded November 24th, 2019
November 9, 2019
Soshin looks at some of the ways we separate from ourselves and reminds us to ask, “Who am I?”
October 31, 2019
Bokushu talks about emerging from his personal graveyard by working freely with his addiction to himself. Going beyond knowing and not knowing without losing sight of either, he points to a living Way.