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Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, Day 1 of 4

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In this first teisho of the sesshin, Henry introduces Dogen’s fascicle on Continuous Practice, and starts to explore what Dogen meant by that term.  The talk includes poetry by Yeats, explores the awakening of Shakyamuni Buddha, and spends time with the koan Mu, among other things. Image Credit: Above image from Mountain Cloud Image Archives […]


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About Suffering They Were Never Wrong: How Zen Relieves Suffering

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Episode Description: Zen’s approach to suffering is extraordinary and brilliant. In a chain of koans concerning the early Chan masters, this talk examines that approach, and helps us to experience our self and our suffering in an entirely new light. This talk was given by our resident teacher, Henry Shukman, on September 28, 2014. Image […]


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What Cannot Be Conveyed: Interview by Joanna Harcourt-Smith (FuturePrimitive)

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Henry participates in an engaging conversation with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, of FuturePrimitive about: an inexplicable “moment of epiphany,” a long search, a relationship system, clarifying who we really are, a path of not-knowing, trying to convey what cannot be conveyed, “things just happen,” archetypal dreamwork, psychology with a spiritual dimension, and two poems. Please click here to listen. The FuturePrimitive […]


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Podcast: Hyakujo and the Wild Duck

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Episode Description: This famous koan from the Blue Cliff Record explores Master Hyakujo’s own journey to awakening under the decisive guidance of his master Baso. It also investigates the true meaning of awakening and its effects in our life. This talk was given by our resident teacher, Henry Shukman, on October 17, 2013.


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Podcast: Seppo’s Poisonous Snake

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Episode Description: In this talk exploring Case 22 of the Blue Cliff Record, we examine the teachings of the great Tang-dynasty master Seppo, who had a long hard struggle in his own practice, after which he became a teacher of many great Zen masters, and whose legacy is still alive today. This talk was given […]


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Teisho: What is Zen?

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Welcome to Mountain Cloud Zen Podcast (MCZP) Series! Episode Description: This talk, the first in our new audio podcast series, offers some brief introductory thoughts by way of an overview of Zen training, then an introduction to Zen’s most revered koan collection, the Blue Cliff Record, and finally a look at the first koan in […]


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