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Teisho: Buddha’s Heart

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If you put store in things that are not permanent you will never find peace… everything in our sense experience is one river of lightning Description: This talk focuses on “heart.” Henry recaps Shakymuni’s awakening. After years of grueling and ultimately unsuccessful austerity practices, Shakymuni recalled a buried moment from childhood where he was sitting calmly […]

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Ti Sarana

Teisho: The Three Treasures

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I return full-heartedly to the Buddha I return full-heartedly to the Dharma I return full-heartedly to the Sangha ~ Henry’s Translation of Ti Sarana Description: In this episode, Henry gives further background and context on the levels and possibilities of Zen practice. Broadly speaking, there are three kinds of practice at Mountain Cloud. Each layer corresponds […]

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Version 4

Teisho: Mindfulness

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Description: In this episode, Henry talks about mindfulness training in general. Not a week passes that he doesn’t meet someone who is a ‘mindfulness teacher.’ There are online trainings in mindfulness that take only a month to complete. In zen it generally takes at least 20 years for there to be any chance of being a […]

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earth day 2017

Ruben Habito: Earth Day Zen Talk – Guest Episode

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“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Description: This week we are fortunate to offer a guest episode. It is a talk given by Ruben Habito Roshi, at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas. His talk’s theme is Earth Day 2017. NOTE: The original recording is at a very low audio […]

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here and now

Teisho: 3rd Revisitation of Case 53, Book of Equanimity: Obaku’s Drinkers

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Case 52: Ôbaku instructed the assembly and said, “You are all drinkers of lees [dregs]. If you continue to go on your Way like this, when will you have your ‘today’? Do you know that in this great empire of Tang there is no Zen master?” Now a monk came forward and said, “What would you […]

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universal love

Teisho: Case 54, Book of Equanimity: Ungan’s Great Mercy

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Case 54: Ungan asked Dôgo, “What does the Bodhisattva of the Great Mercy use so many hands and eyes for?” Dôgo answered, “It is like a person in the middle of the night reaching with his hand behind his head groping for his pillow.” Ungan said, “I understood.” Dôgo said, “How did you understand it?” […]

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Version 2

Teisho: 2nd Revisitation of Case 53, Book of Equanimity: Obaku’s Drinkers

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Case 52: Ôbaku instructed the assembly and said, “You are all drinkers of lees [dregs]. If you continue to go on your Way like this, when will you have your ‘today’? Do you know that in this great empire of Tang there is no Zen master?” Now a monk came forward and said, “What would you […]

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every day is good day

Teisho: Revisitation of Case 53, Book of Equanimity: Obaku’s Drinkers

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Case 52: Ôbaku instructed the assembly and said, “You are all drinkers of lees [dregs]. If you continue to go on your Way like this, when will you have your ‘today’? Do you know that in this great empire of Tang there is no Zen master?” Now a monk came forward and said, “What would you […]

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reincarnation grain of sand

Teisho: Henry Explores Reincarnation

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“If you think such a theory (that there is a soul that exits the body at death and re-enters another upon birth) constitutes the Buddha’s teaching, you are even more foolish than someone who picks up a roof tile thinking it’s a gold coin.” ~ Dogen “All other lives are not separate from you yourself. […]

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be still world rolls in ecstasy at your feet

Teisho: Case 53, Book of Equanimity: Obaku’s Drinkers

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Case 52: Ôbaku instructed the assembly and said, “You are all drinkers of lees [dregs]. If you continue to go on your Way like this, when will you have your ‘today’? Do you know that in this great empire of Tang there is no Zen master?” Now a monk came forward and said, “What would you […]

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