Consciousness Talks

Consciousness, at its simplest, is awareness of internal and external existence. However, its nature has led to millennia of analyses, explanations and debate by philosophers, theologians, and scientists. Opinions differ about what exactly needs to be studied or even considered consciousness. In some explanations, it is synonymous with the mind, and at other times, an aspect of mind. In the past, it was one's "inner life", the world of introspection, of private thought, imagination and volition. Today, it often includes any kind of cognition, experience, feeling or perception. It may be awareness, awareness of awareness, metacognition, or self-awareness either continuously changing or not. The disparate range of research, notions and speculations raises a curiosity about whether the right questions are being asked.

Examples of the range of descriptions, definitions or explanations are: ordered distinction between self and environment, simple wakefulness, one's sense of selfhood or soul explored by "looking within"; being a metaphorical "stream" of contents, or being a mental state, mental event, or mental process of the brain.

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Sitting in the Presence of Buddha

A Dharma talk by Tenshin Roshi for a gathering of the No Abode community.

 

birth and death, resistance, Consciousness
Nov 04 2023
PM
No Abode Hermitage

What is a Zen Practitioner?

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

Consciousness, War, Bodhisattva Precepts
Jul 09 2022
No Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - May 24th, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, Fox, Karma
May 24 2022
8
Yoga Room

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - May 17th, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, Buddha Nature, true dharma
May 17 2022
7
Yoga Room

No Abode Dharma Talk - May 14th, 2022

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

Consciousness, Buddha Nature, Bowing
May 14 2022
No Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - May 10th, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, true dharma, Delusion
May 10 2022
6
Yoga Room

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - May 3rd, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, true dharma, Delusion
May 03 2022
5
Yoga Room

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - April 26th, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, Karma, Mindfulness
Apr 26 2022
4
Yoga Room

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - April 19th, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, confusion, Karma
Apr 19 2022
3
Yoga Room

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - April 12th, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, Karma, confusion
Apr 12 2022
2
Yoga Room

Freedom from Delusion through studying Delusion

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

Consciousness, confusion, true dharma
Apr 09 2022
Zoom

Zen Meditation on Karma and Awakening - April 5th, 2022

#YRB-2022-Spring, Consciousness, Karma, Delusion
Apr 05 2022
1
Yoga Room

No Abode Dharma Talk - December 11th, 2021

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

Daily Life, Bodhisattva Way, Consciousness
Dec 11 2021
Zoom

Yoga Room Class - November 30th, 2021

#YRB-2021-Autumn, Consciousness, Intimacy, Observe
Nov 30 2021
The Yoga Room

Yoga Room Class - November 23rd, 2021

#YRB-2021-Autumn, Intuition, Observe, Consciousness
Nov 23 2021
The Yoga Room

Yoga Room Class - November 16th, 2021

#YRB-2021-Autumn, Consciousness, Attachment, confusion
Nov 16 2021
The Yoga Room

The Science of Compassion

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

No Abode Dharma Talk - June 12th, 2021

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

Evil, Consciousness, Repentance
Jun 12 2021
Zoom

Yoga Room Class - March 16th, 2021

This recording is intended to be shared with class members only

#YRB-2021A, Consciousness, Lotus Sutra, Heart Sutra
Mar 16 2021
The Yoga Room

Our Original Home

Human consciousness limits reality so that it can grasp "things".

Torei Zenji, Consciousness, Book of Serenity, Enemies, Evil, Emotions
Jul 13 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Introduction To The Four Afflictions Of Self

Discussing afflictions of the mind where the self appears, as an opportunity to explore consciousness. The ignorance of the view that the self is operating the situation.

Consciousness, Four Afflictions of Self,
Nov 10 2018
PM
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, Bodhidharma, cognitive...
Mar 03 2018
AM
No 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, Conversation, Priest, japanese, lecture,...
Apr 01 2017
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Since You Cannot Waste Time, Don’t

Wisdom, Karmic Consequences, Consciousness, Rumi, Karmic Consequences, cognitive...
Oct 08 2016
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 8

Transmission, Precious Mirror, Consciousness,
Oct 10 2015
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Real Form of the Universe

Consciousness, Compassion, resistance, Greed, unconscious process, Hate, cognitive...
Nov 22 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, unconscious process, Confession...
Mar 23 2014
5
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, Nirvana, Addiction, Nirvana, Samsara, Addiction, Rumi
Mar 23 2014
6
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...

Perfect Wisdom, Consciousness, Wisdom, Book of Serenity, Demons, Enemies, Karmic...
Mar 23 2014
8
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...

Perfect Wisdom, Consciousness, Karmic Consciousness, confusion, Separation
Mar 22 2014
1
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, Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon, true dharma, Anger, unconscious process,...
Mar 22 2014
2
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, Teacher-and-Student, Study, true dharma, Karmic Consciousness,...
Mar 22 2014
3
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, unconscious process, Nirvana, cognitive process, Fox
Mar 22 2014
4
No Abode Hermitage

Honoring Student-Teacher Relationship (Flower Adornment Scripture)

Compassion, Consciousness, Transmission, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Faith,...
Jan 04 2014
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage