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Living Heart of Zen, Spring Retreat Talk 1: Joshu’s Dog

April 13, 2023

Crossing over to the other shore is the heart of our practice and the heart of Buddha’s teaching. Eventually we realize that we were always on the shore, here and now, in the moment at hand. In this first talk of our Spring sesshin, Valerie looks at the famous koan: Does a dog have Buddha Nature? the traditional subject of the first teisho in a Zen sesshin.

Valerie mentions a choral chant version of the Heart Sutra from Plum Village. Here is a link if you are interested:

Photo by Tra Tran on Unsplash

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