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Protecting and Liberating All Beings

A residential retreat at Mount Madonna.

#MtMadonna-2021-Fall, Compassion, Paramitas, Diversity
Nov 21 2021
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Mount Madonna Center

Protecting and Liberating All Beings

A residential weekend retreat at Mount Madonna.

#MtMadonna-2021-Fall, Compassion, Paramitas
Nov 19 2021
Mount Madonna Center

The Science of Compassion - November 13th, 2021

A virtual Dharma talk by Tenshin Roshi for an online gathering of the No Abode community

Enlightenment, Compassion, Karmic Consciousness, Yangshan, Non-thinking, Four Afflictions of Self
Nov 13 2021
Zoom

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

We are all creating the space together for people to have profound experience in zazen. Kind and unkind thoughts are opportunities to express the Buddha mind. Compassion towards wholesome and...

Compassion
Feb 02 2019
PM
No 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, Transmission
Nov 10 2018
AM
No 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, Impermanence, Compassion
Oct 20 2018
AM
No 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, Four Foundations, Practice Period
Oct 20 2018
PM
No 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...

Compassion, Global Warming, Koan
Sep 15 2018
AM
No 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

Compassion
Jul 14 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #4

Being supported in compassion; Uncle Mi and the rabbit;

Compassion
Jul 14 2018
AM
No 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;

Buddha Ancestors, Consciousness, Compassion, Bodhisattva
Mar 03 2018
AM
No 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.

Compassion, Suffering, Emptiness
Mar 03 2018
PM
No 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, Transmission, Compassion, Dependent Origination
Jul 08 2017
PM
No 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.

Mahayana, Compassion, Meditation
May 06 2017
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Listening to the Cries of the World

Compassion, Avalokiteshvara
Nov 12 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Listening to the Cries of the World

Kind Speech, Compassion, Gratitude
Nov 12 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

Compassion, Practice Period
Sep 17 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

Compassion, Bodhisattva, Liberation
Sep 17 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Unceasing Effort to Free All Beings

Compassion
Aug 06 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Extending Tender Loving Care

Compassion
Aug 06 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Usefulness of Doubt in the Life of a Bodhisattva

Compassion, Liberation
Jul 23 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

Compassion
Jun 11 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Following through with the Dung Shoveling

Compassion
May 07 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Melting the Root of Transgression

Confession-and-Repentance, Buddha Ancestors, Compassion
Apr 09 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Remembering And Forgetting What Is Most Important

Renunciation, Compassion
Mar 05 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Cultivating Samadhi

Renunciation, Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Jan 02 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 10

Generosity, Wisdom, Compassion
Dec 12 2015
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 9

Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Nov 14 2015
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 9

Compassion, Ceremony, Consciousness
Nov 14 2015
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 7

Confession-and-Repentance, Compassion, Complete Perfect Enlightenment
Sep 19 2015
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 5: Wholeheartedly Wondering Who You Are

Precious Mirror, Compassion
Jul 11 2015
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 5: Wholeheartedly Wondering Who You Are

Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Jul 11 2015
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 4

Suzuki Roshi, Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Jun 06 2015
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 1

Perfect Wisdom, Precious Mirror, Lotus Sutra, Heart Sutra, Compassion
Mar 07 2015
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Real Form of the Universe

Consciousness, Compassion
Nov 22 2014
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation as the Bodhisattva Precepts

Compassion, Wisdom, Precepts
Oct 11 2014
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Listening, Training, Hearing and Liberation

Discrimination, Enlightenment, Compassion, Study, Delusion
Aug 09 2014
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Exploring Consciousness and Realizing Wisdom

Exploring consciousness with the aid of Buddha's teachings is a path to discovering and realizing deep, liberating Wisdom. Consciousness may be experienced as confining and confusing; at the same...

Consciousness, Confession-and-Repentance, Compassion
Mar 23 2014
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No Abode Hermitage

Honoring Student-Teacher Relationship (Flower Adornment Scripture)

Kalyana Mitra, Compassion, New Year, Teacher-and-Student
Jan 04 2014
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Honoring Student-Teacher Relationship (Flower Adornment Scripture)

Compassion, Consciousness
Jan 04 2014
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

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