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Message from Henry: The Force of Awakening

…we can awaken to the fact that all aspects of our experience, and our responses and reactions to experience, are empty, hollow and insubstantial… Once our practice has passed a certain point, it’s as if nothing can withstand the force of the present moment, of the Dharma, of now. It’s as Tahui said: the Dharma […]

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Stephen Jenkinson: “Come of Age” Author Reading & Reportages

Join us for this special event with Stephen Jenkinson, spiritual activist, teacher, author and ceremonialist. Monday February 11, 7pm at Mountain Cloud Zen Center Tickets available through Eventbrite: $20 (SOLD OUT) There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door for $25 each. First come, first served.   Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, Harvard educated […]

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Case 76, Book of Equanimity: Shuzan’s Three Verses

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“… Your you-ness is what is utterly beloved, from beginningless beginning …”   Description: This talk begins with a discussion of the five hindrances: desire; aversion; sloth and torpor; restlessness and worry; doubt. It goes on to explain how our task is not so much to get rid of them as to be aware of them. […]


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Dharmatalk: Koan Study: Why Bother?

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“… a glimpse of another order of things, in an experience of awakening from the “dream” of what we have taken our lives to be …” Description: This talk is about why and how we study koans. Practice often begins with mindfulness training, with the breath as our focus as well as other aspects of present-moment […]


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New Year’s Message from Henry

Dear Friends, When we find the Dharma, we don’t need anything else. Wealth, status, good name, comfort — they lose whatever hold they may have had. In effect, they vanish. Once we really find the Dharma, we don’t even need life any more. We don’t even need the Dharma any more, because at last it’s […]

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Dharmatalk: A Well That Has Not Been Dug

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In a well that has not been dug, water is rippling from a spring that does not flow; There, someone with no shadow or form is drawing the water. Description: This talk focuses on one of the first koans in the koan training: In a well that has not been dug, water is rippling from a […]


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