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Teisho: Sesshin Day 2, Case 28 of The Gateless Gate

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“We know we are really practicing because we are OK even when it’s difficult…” “… who was ripe, was freed of the vine. Body and mind gone …” Description: This teisho is the second of the Spring 2017 sesshin. Henry encourages everyone to stay with their practice, as the sesshin continues and we learn to mind less. […]

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Teisho: Sesshin Day 1, Koan Mu (Jôshû’s Dog)

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“This is a practice of allowing and loving.” Description: This teisho is the first of the Spring 2017 sesshin. Traditionally, the first talk, during sesshin, is about the first koan, Mu, or “Jôshû’s Dog.” Henry begins by discussing prostrations and poses the questions, what does the term “buddha” mean?, which leads into why do we do […]

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Teisho: Tokusan and Consciousness

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We are born into this life, and we can decide that we know certain things about it. We can become convinced that we know enough… and therefore stop noticing that we have absolutely no idea what this is. Consciousness is Zen’s realm.     ~ Henry Shukman Description: What is this experience called life? What is […]

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Teisho: Obaku’s Drinkers Revisited

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I don’t say there is no Zen, just no Zen Teachers. ~ Obaku     If you think you are going to get something through effort, you won’t get anywhere or anything, you are still in the midst of craving.     ~ Henry Shukman Description: Henry introduces the verses that are attached to each Koan […]

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Special Presentation: Teisho by Yamada Ryoun Roshi

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“When we “mu” the self becomes one with mu.” ~ Ryoun Roshi Description: On March 9, 2017 Sanbo Zen Abbot, Ryoun Roshi, visited Mountain Cloud and gave his first ever teisho in our Zendo. He explored authentic Zen by looking at the Gateless Gate, Case 1, Joshu’s Dog, Descartes, the Heart Sutra, Zen’s ox-herding pictures and quantum […]

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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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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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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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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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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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