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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, Blue Cliff Record, Japan, true dharma, Book of Serenity, Patience,...
Oct 17 2019
3/7
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

Buddha Activity

The work of buddhas — buddha activity — is realizing intimacy and liberation in conversation together with all beings. In this series of meetings we will contemplate what it is to fully engage with...

YRB-2019-Spring, Karmic Consciousness, Silence, Intimacy, Ego, Nirvana, Teacher-and-...
Apr 16 2019
7/7
The Yoga Room

Buddha Activity

The work of buddhas — buddha activity — is realizing intimacy and liberation in conversation together with all beings. In this series of meetings we will contemplate what it is to fully engage with...

YRB-2019-Spring, Daily Life, Teacher-and-Student, Soto Zen, soto, Enemies, Observe,...
Mar 19 2019
3/7
The Yoga Room

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

Being clear about our ultimate concern. Remember, aspire, commit to, and train to realise this. The story of Tong-an and Liangshan: what is the business under the patched robe? Intimacy. Another...

Vow, Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon, Buddha Mind, Intimacy, Book of Serenity, Buddha Mind,...
Feb 02 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Teachings and Meditations On Our True Nature

Our true nature is that we fully possess the wisdom and virtues of the buddhas. But because of misconceptions and attachments we do not realize our buddha nature. Therefore, teachings are given to...

YRB-2018-Summer, Evil, resistance, Karmic Consciousness, Attachment, practicing...
Aug 07 2018
7/7
The Yoga Room

Buddhas And Bodhisattvas Are Intimate Communication

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Buddha, Teacher-and-Student,
Oct 08 2016
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, Teacher-and-Student, Study,
Mar 22 2014
3
No Abode Hermitage

Speakable and Unspeakable Names of Our Zen Family Ancestors

good friendship, Responsibilities of student and responsibilities of teacher, Torei Zenji's Bodhisattva Vow, Face-to-Face Transmission, Shui-feng and Yangtan. Sep-po

 

Torei Zenji, Kalyana Mitra, Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Teacher-and-Student,...
Mar 01 2014
Afternoon
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

Honoring Student-Teacher Relationship (Flower Adornment Scripture)

Kalyana Mitra, Compassion, New Year, Teacher-and-Student, true dharma, Perfect Wisdom...
Jan 04 2014
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Three Kinds of Compassion 

Separation, Cultivation, Bell, Funeral, practicing generosity, Teacher-and-Student,...
Nov 11 2012
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

When Dharma fills Body and Mind 

When Dharma Fills Body and Mind
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode, July 14, 2012 MORNING

Nirvana, Teacher-and-Student, Religion, Lineage, Non-violence, Culture, Passions,...
Jul 13 2012
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Chick and Hen -- Inquiring and Responding 

Chick and Hen -- Inquiring and Responding
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode, July 1, 2012 MORNING

Beginners, Birth-and-Death, Teacher-and-Student, Karmic Consciousness, confusion,...
Jul 01 2012
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Chick and Hen -- Inquiring and Responding 

Chick and Hen -- Inquiring and Responding
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode, July 1, 2012 Afternoon

Karmic consciousness. Living beings live in a story-telling world. That’s where...

practicing generosity, Karmic Consciousness, Lineage, Teacher-and-Student, Patience,...
Jul 01 2012
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Householder Bodhisattvas, What is Your Aspiration for this New Year? 

Rinzai, Teacher-and-Student, Bodhisattva Precepts, Practice Period, Evil, Commitment...
Jan 02 2012
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

The Boatman Does Not Use a Wooden Goose 

Transmission, Birth-and-Death, Echo, Silence, Teacher-and-Student, Daily Life,...
Dec 17 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Boatman Does Not Use a Wooden Goose 

Addiction, Evil, Teacher-and-Student, Duality, Emotions, Separation
Dec 17 2011
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Embracing Enlightenment I 

Book of Serenity, Karmic Consciousness, Silence, Teacher-and-Student, japanese,...
Jun 11 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Facing the Wall for Nine Years 

Confession-and-Repentance, Intimacy, Teacher-and-Student, Repentance, Bowing,...
Sep 18 2010
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Training for the Selfless Heart 

Patience, Enthusiasm, Attachment, Impermanence, practicing generosity, Samsara,...
Apr 08 2010
The Yoga Room

Training for the Selfless Heart 

Patience, Intimacy, Practice Period, Anger, Don't Know Mind, Teacher-and-Student...
Apr 01 2010
The Yoga Room

Is the Bodhisattva Path Exclusive? 

Intimacy, Priest, Teacher-and-Student, Commitment, Soto Zen, Interview, soto,...
Mar 06 2010
No Abode Hermitage

Entering and Embodying Truth 

Teacher-and-Student, War, Evil, Dependent Origination, American, Commitment, Nirvana...
Aug 12 2008
The Yoga Room

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Lotus Sutra, Intimacy, Buddha Nature, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Observe, Book of...
Apr 17 2008
The Yoga Room

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Intimacy, Separation, Desire, Bell, Bodhisattva Precepts, Letting Go, Manjushri,...
Apr 10 2008
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...

Bodhisattva Vow, Patience, Desire, zen meditation, Teacher-and-Student, Confession-...
Jul 24 2007
The Yoga Room

The Light of Buddha's Wisdom - Precepts of Compassion

Buddha sheds the light of wisdom on the true nature of suffering, liberation, and the human mind, on the teachings of compassion, moral causation, and the whole phenomenal universe. This retreat...

Letting Go, Karmic Consciousness, Book of Serenity, Teacher-and-Student, Religion,...
May 06 2007
Part 7
Mount Madonna Center