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The Womb of the Tathagata #4

Opportunities for compassion - with friends and enemies; the story of the destitute son from the Lotus Sutra
practicing compassion, poverty, opportunity, maturity, buddha
2018-07-14PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #4

Being supported in compassion; Uncle Mi and the rabbit;
buddha nature, deluded mind, practicing compassion, overwhelming support
2018-07-14AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #3: Our Buddha Nature Precepts

Origins of the Bodhisattva precepts; development and commentaries; the reasons for Buddhas appearing in this world.
bodhisattva precepts, buddha nature, meditation, bodhisattva, Face-to-Face Transmission, heart sutra
2018-06-09AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #3: Our Buddha Nature Precepts

Verifying the truth of the teachings through words and phrases
original nature, sentient beings, teaching, equipment, precepts, transcendence, realization, inconceivable
2018-06-09PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra: https://www.tinyurl.com/Brahma-Net
buddha nature, platform sutra, precepts, dharma body, true nature, buddha, refuge, nature
2018-05-15PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra: https://www.tinyurl.com/Brahma-Net
original nature, sentient beings, platform sutra, bodhisattva precepts, nirvana sutra, confession and repentance
2018-05-12AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #1

Origin of the tathagathagharba teachings; the Huayen school in China; three marks of existence and four inverted views; skillful means of milk medicine described in the Nirvana Sutra.
inverted views, physician, buddha nature, tathagatagharba, flower adornment sutra, nirvana sutra
2018-04-14AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #1

Case 67 of the Book of Serenity; there is not a single sentient being who does not fully possess the wisdom of the enlightened mind.
flower adornment sutra, wisdom, ancestor, sentient beings, nature
2018-04-14PMNo Abode Hermitage

Bodhidharma Listening to the Cries of the World

Avalokiteshvara clearly seeing the emptiness of five skandhas; listening to the cries of the world, the suffering of beings.
sentient beings, observing compassion, listening, compassion, suffering, emptiness
2018-03-03PMNo Abode Hermitage

Bodhidharma Listening to the Cries of the World

Avalokiteshvara's eyes of compassion observing all sentient beings; Bodhidharma and Emperor Wu, facing the wall for nine years; the Sixth Ancestor's training;
zen ancestors, consciousness, compassion, teaching, listening, bodhisattva
2018-03-03AMNo Abode Hermitage

Everything is Calling for a Compassionate Response

Buddha's sitting - who do you think you are; ; Buddha, dharma and sangha are all-pervading; Yunmen's appropriate response.
cognitive process, compassion, attain buddhahood, bodhi tree, community
2018-02-03AMNo Abode Hermitage

Guidance or Control

Control is antithetical to enlightenment; NASA control center and GPS guidance systems; granddaughter's pacifier
control, perception, conversation, compassion, possibility
2018-02-03PMNo Abode Hermitage

Watch the Set-Up Carefully

Listening to each others' stories; Scheherazade and the Thousand and One Nights;
opportunity, family, compassion, waste time, punchline
2017-11-11PMNo Abode Hermitage

Buddha’s Zazen is Face-to-Face Transmission

The personal practice of paying attention to the posture of samadhi; mindfulness of breathing; remembering stillness as transmitted by the ancestors;
pivotal activity, paying attention, Face-to-Face Transmission, personal effort, sense consciousness
2017-11-11AMNo Abode Hermitage

Buddhas Turn the Wheel of Dharma in the Midst of Fierce Flames

How to be with the fire that surrounds us; Buddha sitting upright, clearly observing, accepting all suffering; watching our fears about not being able to control things.
intimate communication, hose crew, fully accept, suffering, teaching
2017-10-14AMNo Abode Hermitage

Buddhas Turn the Wheel of Dharma in the Midst of Fierce Flames

Manjushri's 'the teaching of the Buddha is thus'; accepting suffering and pleasure; being gentle with your own body.
teaching, practice, instruction, mature, pleasure
2017-10-14PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Teaching of the Buddha’s Whole Lifetime

Yunmen's appropriate response; being Buddha right where you are: Master Ma being ready to die;
consciousness, finite life, sun-faced buddha, moon-faced buddha, sentient beings
2017-08-05AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Teaching of the Buddha’s Whole Lifetime

Coming to Zen Center to receive training; extensive discussion and planting rice fields can both be appropriate response;
training, water pipes, conversation, instruction, bodhisattva
2017-08-05PMNo Abode Hermitage

Prajna Paramita, the Lovely, the Holy

Not abiding in anything, including wisdom; helping without the idea of helping; practicing the paramitas without holding on to them; Buddha twirling a flower, Manjushri smiling is transmission in both...
Perfect Wisdom, sentient beings, true dharma, Face-to-Face Transmission, concentration
2017-07-08AMNo Abode Hermitage

Prajna Paramita, the Lovely, the Holy

Ungraspable nature of all phenomena; perfect wisdom understands dependent co-arising; non-abiding in any state.
Perfect Wisdom, Face-to-Face Transmission, compassion, dependent co-arising, emptiness
2017-07-08PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Buddha Mind Seal Is Face-to-Face Conversation

Buddha mind is an intimate conversation; Dogen's meeting a master for the first time; conscious and unconscious mind.
Buddha mind, whole-hearted sitting, Face-to-Face Transmission, mind seal
2017-06-03AMNo Abode Hermitage

Building A Sanctuary For Awakening

Buddha pointing to the earth, a good place for a sanctuary; masks and personas; freedom from self-consciousness.
Meeting Face to Face, karmic consciousness, deluded consciousness, complete perfect awakening, Buddha mind
2017-05-06AMNo Abode Hermitage

The One Vehicle Lives In Silence And Stillness

The desire for awakening for the welfare of all beings; social engagement and silence, both practices pervade all beings; practicing with the limitations of the body.
great vehicle, compassion, attain buddhahood, buddhist teaching, meditation
2017-05-06PMNo Abode Hermitage

A Sanctuary Is Built Right Here, Right Now

Buddha's 'a good place to build a sanctuary'; buddha mind is intimately transmitted - Sandokai; undergoing surgery; baby developing a self;
Intimate transmission, buddha nature, sanctuary, intimate conversation
2017-04-01AMNo Abode Hermitage

Zazen Is World Transformation

Koans, using consciousness to go beyond consciousness; the path which can be spoken is not the true path.
enlightenment, consciousness, meditation
2017-04-01PMNo Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation Is World Transformation

Talking about recent surgery; Buddha's 'a good place for a sanctuary'; the Buddha's work is face-to-face meeting; conversations within a family; opening the door to our original face...
sanctuary, original face, Face-to-Face Transmission, zen practice
2017-02-04AMNo Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation Is World Transformation

Our practice includes everyone's else practice; other people's fulfillment is our fulfillment.
meditation, transformation, self-fulfillment, buddha, realization
2017-02-04PMNo Abode Hermitage

Awakening Lives In Silence And Stillness

In the midst of stillness there is the awakened activity of liberating beings; lovingkindness and politics; becoming Buddha by realizing causation; not being possessive of anything, even the dharma, or...
lovingkindness, zen meditation, causation, liberate beings, buddha activity
2017-01-02AMNo Abode Hermitage

Bodhisattva Practice Includes Everything

Buddha's 'a good place for a sanctuary'; karma is a place to build a sanctuary; extending out practice outside the zendo; expressing from a place before you were born;
confession and repentance, responsibility, sanctuary, Buddha mind, Intimate transmission, intimate communication
2017-01-02PMNo Abode Hermitage

Listening to the Cries of the World

compassion, protect beings, buddha, evil age, conversation
2016-11-12AMNo Abode Hermitage

Listening to the Cries of the World

kind speech, compassion, dialogue, resistance, gratitude
2016-11-12PMNo Abode Hermitage

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