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Message from Henry: Wal-Gazing

…we simply meet it, allow it, receive it, as a thing, a phenomenon, an apparition. At certain times in its long history the Zen form of Buddhism has been known as the “wall-gazing school”. Bodhidharma, said to have brought “Dhyana” or “Zen” Buddhism from India to China in the sixth century, was sometimes known as […]

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Virtual Zendo

While we are closed during the corona-virus outbreak, we are opening a virtual zendo. We are hosting online sits led by Mountain Cloud jikis at all our normal sitting times. Please join us and connect with each other online. To participate in these virtual sits on your computer/tablet or other device, use this link….  sit.mountaincloud.org The virtual […]

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Dharmatalk: Case 98, Book of Equanimity: Tozan’s “Intimate with It” (Part 2 of 2)

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Zen is a template for letting go … Description: This talk revisits the three bodies of Buddha and maps them onto the various approaches to Zen practice, including mindfulness. The Dharma-body is the subject of every koan; each one communicates the true fact of existence. Tôzan’s answer to the monk’s question in Case 98 does […]


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Dharma Talk and Q&A with Henry: Sunday March 29

This Sunday March 29, Henry will be offering an online talk with question/answer period. Tune in for sitting at…. 10am Mountain Time 9am Pacific Time 12pm Eastern Time Henry’s talk will begin about 10:30am. Join this San Diego/Encinitas Zoom Meeting by clicking this link at the designated time…. https://zoom.us/j/916614568?pwd=czRQbU1WUU92ZEVDL1FJR0NqNUpyQT09 Meeting ID: 753 066 874 Password: […]

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Spring Sesshin

Mountain Cloud just finished its weeklong spring sesshin. 43 of us sat in the packed zendo while around us the US caught up with the rest of the world in its precautions against the coronavirus. We were settled deep and true in the dhamma, under the guidance of Valerie Forstman Roshi, along with Henry.

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Dharmatalk: Case 98, Book of Equanimity: Tozan’s “Intimate with It” (Part 1 of 2)

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… the single, infinite, empty fact that is always, powerfully, right here, now … I am always most intimate with it. ~Tôzan Description: This talk begins by addressing the difference between concentration leading to emptiness practice, and mindfulness meditation. In Case 98, a monk asks Tôzan about the three bodies of Buddha. Tôzan’s beautiful, nonconceptual […]


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Dharmatalk: Case 97, Book of Equanimity: Emperor Doko’s Helmet Hood

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Any sense experience is boundless and empty. Description: This inspiring talk explores the beautiful simplicity of Case 97. Emperor Dôkô says, “I have attained the treasure of the Central Plain.” His teacher, Master Kôke, asks the emperor to show it to him. What is this boundless treasure that cannot be quantified? It is always right […]


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