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Spiritual Habits

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“… how we can make significant changes in our lives if we start out small …” “… Little by little, a little becomes a lot …”   Description: Behavioral coach Eric Zimmer breaks down for us how we can make significant changes in our lives if we start out small and set realistic goals for […]


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Dharmatalk: No Choosing

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“… Focusing on the breath, we learn how to tame the delusive mind …” Description: Master Joshu features in several important koans in the Zen canon. He is often heard giving poignant clarification to bemused monks about how “the great way dislikes picking and choosing.” In this talk, Rollie del Rosario from the Manila Zen […]


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Dharmatalk: On Time

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“… Reflect now whether any being or any world is left out of this present moment …” Description: Valerie Forstman leads us through an examination of what it means to use time, and to be used by time. Whether regretting lost time, feeling rushed because we don’t have enough time, or ruing that we may […]


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Dharmatalk: Mountains and Snow

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“… The image of mountains is common to many spiritual traditions but is especially fitting for Zen practitioners …” “… This truth knows no obstacles anywhere…” Description: This talk was originally given in Spanish by Berta Meneses Roshi and is here translated into English. She discusses the koan that starts by telling us, “A thousand […]


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Dharmatalk: Mind At Rest

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“… Bodhidharma Puts the Mind at Rest…” Description: Ruben Roshi has been both Henry and Valerie’s teacher. He is the guiding teacher at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas Texas and Dean of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Ruben focuses on anxiety, stress and near-despair within the context of the […]


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Dharmatalk: Ordinary Mind Is the Way

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“… how everyday experience is actually as vast and boundless as outer space …” “… By letting everything be, things have the intrinsic capacity to release themselves …” Description: Resuming the discussion about the koan that tells us “ordinary mind is the way,” this talk from the second day of a weekend retreat examines how everyday experience […]


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Dharmatalk: Enlightenments – One Mountain

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“… Many flavors of awakening exist, constituting one mountain range …” “… If you’re lucky enough to get up the mountain, you’ve still got to come down again …” Description: A novice asks his master, “What is the way?” The master responds, “Ordinary mind.” This koan expresses how ultimate reality can be found in something as […]


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Dharmatalk: Most Intimate, So Near

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“… a world that is so near to us yet so well able to maintain itself that we needn’t do anything to influence it …” “… Zazen has been described as silently not influencing anything …” Description: Koans can provide helpful perspectives for dealing with the uncertainty of current world events. In this talk, Valerie Forstman […]


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Dharmatalk: Deepening of the dharma – Meditation, Talk, and Q&A

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“… subjectivity of deeper states of meditation …” “… What is the price of rice?’ Why is that the totality of the human experience of awakening?” …”   Description: Following a guided meditation, a discussion of one of the Vedic Upanishads points out how the old Zen masters, whose terse teachings come down to us through […]


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Dharmatalk: The Silent Way

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“… Sitting is the vehicle for discovering innate “awakened-ness.” …” Description: Case 1 of the Book of Equanimity offers a beautiful example of how an awakened person might expound the dharma from the Zen perspective. We cannot hope to understand it through verbal teachings, rational guidelines or instructions. It has to come through experience, and can […]


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