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Dharmatalk: A Koan for the World (2 of 3)

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“… join with human beings around the world in unravelling the great, global koan …” “… Oneness is a property of all phenomena …” Description: This talk contains some practical advice for using mindfulness to deal with the global health crisis. Lockdown measures may afford us the opportunity to go deeper into our practice, where we […]


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Dharmatalk: A Koan for the World (1 of 3)

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“… Our every step is taken on instability …” Description: This talk is about opening up to uncertainty. We all tend to avoid uncertainty in our lives. When we encounter it, we often feel fear and anxiety. The outbreak of the coronavirus brought with it an unprecedented, global wave of uncertainty. If we can let go […]


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Dharmatalk: Unknown Territory: Original Love – Support (3 of 3)

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“… the value of going into unknown territory …” Description: In this final talk from our Original Love 2  (Support) retreat, Henry opens by exploring the value of going into unknown territory and having our preset ideas destabilized. Henry also talks about the critical, supportive work that occurs for many Zen practitioners who don’t experience […]


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Dharmatalk: Support: Original Love – Support (2 of 3)

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“… Support comes in varying forms …” Description: In this second original love retreat Henry focuses on a simple message: There is help. Henry asks us to hear and receive this message of help. Support comes in varying forms, some obvious, some less apparent. Henry explores these in this talk. And, here’s a link to our […]


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Dharmatalk: Greater Good: Original Love – Support (1 of 3)

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“… The focus of this talk … is about finding Trust …” Description: How do we find our authentic heart and how do we know what it’s called to do for the greater good? The focus of this talk and this Original Love retreat is about finding Trust, a type of trust that reveals deep support […]


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Dharmatalk: Just This: Original Love – Introduction (5 of 5)

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“… Here and now, this experience we are having right now, is it. “Just this” is original love …” Description: Henry continues his Original Love exploration, beginning with “Everything is of a single piece” then turns to the fourth level of practice, which is expressed more explicitly in Mahayana Buddhism. It is the place where […]


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Dharmatalk: Original Love & Inseparability: Original Love – Introduction (4 of 5)

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“… A quantum shift occurs that exposes the inseparability of all …” Description: Henry continues looking at original love. We humans are made in such a way that we can directly know original love with our consciousness. True awakening is discovering boundless inseparability and allows us come to the origin point of our existence…. original […]


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Dharmatalk: Support: Original Love – Introduction (3 of 5)

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“… By becoming still and quiet, Zen opens a channel that provides deep, nurturing support …” Description: In this second talk from the June, 2020 retreat, Henry continues to explore allowing and why this practice is about original love. There is something originally utterly right with us and this world, but needs training to find […]


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Dharmatalk: Allowing: Original Love – Introduction (2 of 5)

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“… well-being which is what brings many of us into meditation …” Description: Henry introduces the concept Original Love in this first talk from our 2020 Summer Virtual Sesshin. Original Love is an experience (or many experiences) and is not a concept that can be simply defined. Henry talks about the four levels of Zen […]


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Original Love – Introduction (1 of X)

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“… primordial absence in Taoism or emptiness in Buddhism …” Description: Henry describes love as the origin. This origin is primordial absence in Taoism or emptiness in Buddhism. It’s basically coming to the point where there is no thing, simply nothing at all. These are words that are trying to label an experience of this […]


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