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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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Dharmatalk: Case 79, Book of Equanimity: Chôsa Takes a Step (Part 2)

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“… To awaken is not enough; we have to get down from the pole to be acting as servants of the Dharma, out of love and service for all beings …”   Description: What would it be to have no story? The great masters lived detached from all stories, and the koans share the freedom this gave […]


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Dharmatalk: Case 79, Book of Equanimity: Chôsa Takes a Step (Part 1)

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“… A sweetly sorrowful joy is a hallmark of our practice deepening …”   Description: This talk begins with a bit of the history of the evolution of meditation practice in the West. This unfolds into an exploration of Case 79, where Master Chôsa comments on Master E. Master E has not fully broken through and […]


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Dharmatalk: Case 78, Book of Equanimity: Unmon’s “Rice Cake”

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“… Everything is a treasure …” Description: Koans are anecdotes from the lives of enlightened masters. The focus of this talk is a koan that conveys the mind of Master Unmon. In Case 78, a monk asks Unmon what it means to “go beyond Buddha and the ancestors” — a quote that the monk has read. […]


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Dharmatalk: Case 77, Book of Equanimity: Kyozan: As His Profession Requires

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“… Infinite love is the whole story …” Description: What is a koan? This talk begins by addressing this question. Koans aid us in the investigation of what it is to be alive. This unfolds into a discussion of Case 77 and what it offers to us. There is a dance happening between Kyôzan and the […]


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Dharmatalk: 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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