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Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Discrimination, Bowing, Japan, Bell, Attachment, Priest, Dragons, Doubt, Bodhidharma...
Mar 07 2020
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Reaching Home Again Without Realizing It

Chanting, Suzuki Roshi, Practice Period, Priest, japanese, Faith, Impermanence, Lotus...
Oct 19 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Stories of Enlightenment

In our class this fall we will contemplate and converse about several stories of Zen practice and enlightenment. Our contemplation and conversations will naturally bring up questions and concerns...

YRB-2019-Fall, Blue Cliff Record, Japan, true dharma, Book of Serenity, Patience,...
Oct 17 2019
3/7
The Yoga Room

Stories of Enlightenment

In our class this fall we will contemplate and converse about several stories of Zen practice and enlightenment. Our contemplation and conversations will naturally bring up questions and concerns...

YRB-2019-Fall, Four Noble Truths, Book of Serenity, Daily Life, Suzuki Roshi,...
Oct 10 2019
2/7
The Yoga Room

Teachings for the Welfare of the World

In this summer series, teachings will be offered for those who aspire to embrace and sustain the great earth and all living beings in order to realize peace and freedom in our troubled world.

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YRB-2019-Summer, Silence, japanese, Teacher-and-Student, Priest, Interview, Tassajara...
Jul 16 2019
4/7
The Yoga Room

Our Original Home

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

Torei Zenji, Consciousness, Ego, Emotions, Evil, Japan, Discrimination, Interview,...
Jul 13 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage

A Conversation about Principle and Phenomena

Heart Sutra, Perfect Wisdom, resistance, confusion, Letting Go, Don't Know Mind...
May 18 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Silent Sitting & Social Action

Zen students often ask how our practice of silence and stillness relates to injustice and our environmental crisis. In this class we explore this question and study the intimate interplay of...

YRB-2018-Fall, Silence, Bodhidharma, cognitive process, Observe, Fundraising, Lay,...
Nov 13 2018
5 of 7
The Yoga Room

Listening, Training, Hearing and Liberation

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

I always think of Hunan in Spring

Bodhisattva Vow, Koan, Perfection of Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom, japanese, cognitive...
Apr 12 2014
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Good Friendship of Shitou, Matsu and Yaoshan

Shitou, Mazu, Yaoshan, Koan, Teacher-and-Student, Perfect Wisdom, Manjushri, Faith,...
Feb 01 2014
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Good Friendship of Shitou, Matsu and Yaoshan

Japan, Suzuki Roshi, Silence, Triple Treasure, Funeral, Mahayana, japanese, Faith...
Feb 01 2014
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

The Work of Going Beyond Buddha

“Going Beyond Buddha” (partial) Sept 2013 No Abode

Perfect Wisdom, Silence, Right Speech, Buddha Ancestors, Don't Know Mind,...
Sep 21 2013
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Work of Going Beyond Buddha

Realization in the body
Going Beyond Buddha
Sept 2013 PM No Abode

Observe, Big Mind, Mill Valley, Describe, Passions, Zazen, Priest, Japan
Sep 21 2013
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

I've long heard there is no Zen in India

Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Humility, Book of Serenity, Karmic Consciousness...
May 17 2013
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond 

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode April 13, 2013 PM

Perfect Wisdom, Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Mind, Lineage, Enemies, Doubt, Japan...
Apr 13 2013
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Bodhisattva Precepts Guided by the Teaching of Mind Only 

Bodhisattva Precepts Guided by the Teaching of Mind Only AM
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode 10/6/2012

Karmic Consciousness, Bodhisattva Precepts, Sangha, Rinzai, Enthusiasm, Duality,...
Oct 06 2012
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Four Aspects of Practicing the Threefold Ethics of Bodhisattvas 

Bodhisattva Precepts, Breath, Enthusiasm, Mahayana, Commitment, confusion, Patience,...
Feb 04 2012
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Stimulating Bodhisattva's courage and entering reality 

Observe, Rinzai, Gratitude, Bodhisattva Vow, Enemies, Japan, Bodhidharma, Religion,...
Oct 15 2011
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Whole-Hearted Commitment for the New Year 

Intimacy, Priest, Bodhisattva Precepts, Enthusiasm, Japan
Jan 02 2011
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Intimacy with Birth and Death: The 39th Yearly Memorial for Suzuki Roshi 

Buddha's Birthday, Commitment, Tassajara, Suzuki Roshi, Intimacy, Priest, Japan...
Dec 04 2010
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Paying Respect to the Great Teacher 

Daily Life, Enemies, Birth-and-Death, Greed, Tassajara, Doubt, Commitment, confusion...
Nov 06 2010
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

The Ultimate transcends Difference and Unity

Samdhinirmochana Mahayana Sutra Chapter 3, part 1

Tenshin Reb Anderson
Samdhinormonchana Sutra (Part VI),
Chapter Three, Morning Dharma Talk
Saturday June 14, 2009, A.M....

Nirvana, Fox, Lineage, Soto Zen, Japan, Oneness, Samsara, Bowing, Interview, soto...
Jun 13 2009
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Causation and Non-Self 

Evil, Attachment, Lineage, Faith, Doubt, Zazen, confusion, Japan, Patience, War...
Mar 26 2009
The Yoga Room

The Buddha Way is Ongoing Crisis 

Bodhisattva Precepts, Letting Go, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Ancestors, Buddha Mind...
Aug 16 2008
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Entering and Embodying Truth 

Soto Zen, Japan, Perfect Wisdom, Bodhisattva Precepts, soto, japanese, Priest, Family...
Jul 29 2008
The Yoga Room

Worship of the Buddha

When a person pays homage and bows to the Buddhas, there is just one Buddha with no other person.

Lotus Sutra, Bowing, Buddha Ancestors, Duality, War, Bodhisattva Vow, resistance,...
Jul 28 2007
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Bodhisattva and the Mahayana

"Enlightening beings" are committed to living for the benefit of all beings; they practice in the "universal vehicle" which includes everyone.

Mahayana, practicing generosity, Enemies, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Heart Sutra...
Jul 14 2007
Morning
No Abode Hermitage