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Dharmatalk: Case 80, Book of Equanimity: Suibi and the Chin Rest

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“… How incredible to wake up into the heart of this moment …” Description: Koans are not confined by our typical assumptions about reality. Case 80 refers to the story of Bodhidharma, who is credited with bringing Zen from India to China. What did Bodhidharma bring? In this koan, Ryûge is asking Suibi and Rinzai […]


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Dharmatalk: All Beings, One Intimacy

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“… Everything is constantly pouring into existence in this magnificent generosity …” Description: The Buddha spent his life trying to help others to be freed from suffering. Zen practice exposes our weaknesses, limitations and challenges—this is the grit that makes the pearl. We face things we may not want to face and, therefore, fuel the possibility […]


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Dharmatalk (Guest): Ruben Habito: Case 3, Blue Cliff Record: Master Ba is Ill

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“… See with the eyes of the heart …”  ~ Ruben Habito Description: This talk was given by Ruben Habito, founding teacher of Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, TX, on the occasion of a memorial service to celebrate the life of a sangha member. In Case 3, Master Ba is close to death and the […]


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Dharmatalk: Getting Better Resourced

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“… We are draining poisons and clarifying the system …” Description: This is the fifth teisho of the Summer 2018 sesshin. In this closing talk the value of Zen practice is explored with regard to how it teaches us about our human nature. Guided by the Dharma, we practice with the help of a teacher and […]


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Dharmatalk: The Heart Sutra (Part 2)

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“… All things are essentially empty …” Description: This is the fourth teisho of the Summer 2018 sesshin. This talk is a continuation of the third talk, exploring the gift of the Heart Sutra. “Therefore, in emptiness there is no form, no sensation, no perception, no mental reaction, no consciousness. All things are essentially empty.” Why […]


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Dharmatalk: The Heart Sutra (Part 1)

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“… Prajnaparamita is the mother of All …” Description: This is the third teisho of the Summer 2018 sesshin. The focus of this talk is the Heart Sutra, which is the essence of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) teachings. What are the five skandhas, or aggregates? The Buddha said, “The skandha of form is as empty, […]


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Dharmatalk: Case 79 (Preface), Book of Equanimity: Chôsa Takes a Step

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“Oh no, love, you’re not alone.” ~ David Bowie Description: This is the second teisho of the Summer 2018 sesshin. This talk begins with the story of Master Ganto and his great shout at the end of his life. (Warning: if you are listening with earbuds, keep the volume low—there is a very loud group shout!) […]


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Dharmatalk: Case 1, The Gateless Gate: Joshu’s Dog (Mu)

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Can you see the golden flash of Mu? Description: This is the first teisho of the Summer 2018 sesshin. Traditionally, during a sesshin, the first talk is about the first koan, Mu. Jôshû invites us to receive Mu—it is showing itself right here, right now. How do we fall into this receptive mode? One thing that […]


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Dharmatalk (Guest): Ruben Habito: Zen Tribute to Mary Oliver (Part 2 of 2)

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“… all my life I was a bride married to amazement …”  ~Mary Oliver Description: This is the second part of a talk given by Ruben Habito, founding teacher of Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, TX. It is an appreciation of the poet, Mary Oliver, who died on January 17, 2019. Ruben Roshi elaborates on […]


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Dharmatalk (Guest): Ruben Habito: Zen Tribute to Mary Oliver (Part 1 of 2)

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“My work is loving the world.”  ~Mary Oliver Description: This talk was given by Ruben Habito, founding teacher of Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, TX. It is an appreciation of the poet, Mary Oliver, who died on January 17, 2019. Her words have a deep resonance with the world that we experience when practicing Zen. […]


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