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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, Observe, Book of Serenity, Interview, Culture, Suzuki Roshi, Priest,...
Nov 07 2019
The Yoga Room

Wandering Away from Our Original Home in Search of Our Original Home

Obstacles, Don't Know Mind, Daily Life, Silence, Zendo, Priest
Aug 10 2019
No Abode Hermitage

Stimulating Bodhisattva's courage and entering reality 

confusion, Duality, practicing generosity, Patience, Obstacles, Don't Know Mind...
Oct 15 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Entry into the nature of the knowable 

Obstacles, Duality, Lovingkindness, confusion, Discrimination, Commitment, Separation...
Oct 01 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Conscious and Unconscious Obstructions of the Buddha Way 

Obstacles, Faith, Intuition, Doubt, Karmic Consciousness, true dharma, Patience,...
Apr 16 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Continuous Compassion for Karmic Consciousness 

true dharma, Karmic Consciousness, Perfect Wisdom, Attachment, Silence, Transmission...
Feb 06 2010
No Abode Hermitage

On Enlightenment and Delusion 

Silence, Funeral, Ego, Separation, Nirvana, Letting Go, resistance, Obstacles, War,...
Nov 12 2009
The Yoga Room

Zen Meditation as Bodhisattva Vow

During this course, we will study the bodhisattva vow, to see how the compassionate intentions of enlightening beings generate, work, and play with the mind of enlightenment to promote peace and...

zen meditation, Obstacles, Lotus Sutra, Bodhisattva Vow, Soto Zen, Confession-and-...
Aug 07 2007
The Yoga Room

Baizhang's Fox

Being clear about cause and effect, intention, karma.

causation, Fox, Skandas, Funeral, Obstacles, Samsara, Hindrances, Emotions, Observe,...
May 27 2006
No Abode Hermitage