The Reb Anderson Audio Archive

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Breaking the Mirror

teacher, practicing stillness, enlightenment, teaching, practice
2016-04-09PMNo Abode Hermitage

A Lotus Sutra Narrative of the Bodhisattva Path

fundamental situation, lotus sutra, training, entire universe
2016-05-07AMNo Abode Hermitage

Following through with the Dung Shoveling

practicing compassion, fundamental reality, trust, confidence
2016-05-07PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

family business, pivotal activity, lotus sutra, essential function, active pivot
2016-06-11AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

pivotal activity, realization, understanding, compassion, training
2016-06-11PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Usefulness of Doubt in the Life of a Bodhisattva

pivotal activity, aggression, pivot, compassion, liberation
2016-07-23PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Unceasing Effort to Free All Beings

pivotal activity, unceasing effort, practicing compassion, non-separation, illumination
2016-08-06AMNo Abode Hermitage

Extending Tender Loving Care

tender care, pivotal activity, realization, compassion
2016-08-06PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

pivotal activity, grizzly bear, compassion, practice period
2016-09-17AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

meditation, realization, compassion, bodhisattva, liberation
2016-09-17PMNo Abode Hermitage

Since You Cannot Waste Time, Don’t

cognitive process, great wisdom, karmic consequences, consciousness, rumi
2016-10-08AMNo Abode Hermitage

Buddhas And Bodhisattvas Are Intimate Communication

complete perfect enlightenment, buddha, student, teacher
2016-10-08PMNo 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 #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 #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 #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 #5

Torei's vow; bowing in humility in the face of cruelty; meeting monsters with lovingkindness.
confession and repentance, lovingkindness, cruelty, practice
2018-08-11PMNo Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #5

Meeting a teacher, asking about the teaching and listening to the teaching. Bodies and minds sitting silently and conversing.
conversation, teacher, compassion, listening
2018-08-11AMNo Abode Hermitage

Contemplating Torei Zenji's Vow

Everything is manifesting the path of the ancient buddhas, abiding together in their respective dharma positions. Abiding in this moment and being free of it, even if we think it is obstruction or that we...
stillness, dharma position, obstruction, global warming
2018-09-15PMNo Abode Hermitage

Compassion is a Conversation

A conversation is what we are doing together. Buddhas are sitting upright and still, in the midst of everything, having a conversation with silence. The story of his Nanchuan and his sickle. Meeting the...
compassion, practicing stillness, global warming, koan
2018-09-15AMNo Abode Hermitage

Silent Sitting and Social Action

All compounded phenomena are unworthy of confidence. Compassion to these unstable phenomena is our practice. Zen stories are about enacting awakening within social interactions. Attend to your body,...
compassion, interaction, training period, foundations of mindfulness
2018-10-20PMNo Abode Hermitage

Silent Sitting and Social Action

Sitting in the world, we can't perceive the whole world; we sit in our dharma position, which changes all the time. Impermanence is Buddhism - this place is no abode..
dharma position, spiritual identity, impermanence, compassion
2018-10-20AMNo Abode Hermitage

The Hands And Eyes Of Avalokiteshvara

Compassion is the teaching of the Buddha. Stories of the different statues and scrolls at No Abode. Yunmen and Daowu, the thousand arms of Avalokiteshvara.
compassion, avalokiteshvara, teaching, Intimate transmission
2018-11-10AMNo Abode Hermitage

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