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The Non-Duality of Silence and Language

Silence, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Non-duality, Balance, Duality, Observe, Heart...
Nov 23 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, resistance, zen meditation, Describe, Observe, Fox, Gratitude, Dragons...
Nov 14 2019
7 of 7
The Yoga Room

Chapter Three, Shoveling Dung

Desire, Demons, Transmission
Sep 14 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Our Original Home

Attachment, War, Buddha Mind, Discrimination, Passions, Birth-and-Death, Silence,...
Jul 13 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage

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, Transmission, true dharma, Religion, Passions, Suzuki Roshi...
Jul 02 2019
2/7
The Yoga Room

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

The Womb of the Tathagata #3: Our Buddha Nature Precepts

Origins of the Bodhisattva precepts; development and commentaries; the reasons for Buddhas appearing in this world.

Precepts, Buddha Nature, Transmission, Heart Sutra,
Jun 09 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Guidance or Control

Control is antithetical to enlightenment; NASA control center and GPS guidance systems; granddaughter's pacifier

Birth-and-Death, difficulty, Describe, Transmission, Zendo, American, Patience...
Feb 03 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Buddha’s Zazen is Face-to-Face Transmission

The personal practice of paying attention to the posture of samadhi; mindfulness of breathing; remembering stillness as transmitted by the ancestors;

Transmission,
Nov 11 2017
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Prajna Paramita, the Lovely, the Holy

Not abiding in anything, including wisdom; helping without the idea of helping; practicing the paramitas without holding on to them; Buddha twirling a flower, Manjushri smiling is transmission in...

Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Concentration,
Jul 08 2017
AM
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 Buddha Mind Seal Is Face-to-Face Conversation

Buddha mind is an intimate conversation; Dogen's meeting a master for the first time; conscious and unconscious mind.

Buddha Mind, Transmission,
Jun 03 2017
AM
No Abode Hermitage

A Sanctuary Is Built Right Here, Right Now

Buddha's 'a good place to build a sanctuary'; buddha mind is intimately transmitted - Sandokai; undergoing surgery; baby developing a self;

Transmission, Buddha Nature, Sanctuary,
Apr 01 2017
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation Is World Transformation

Talking about recent surgery; Buddha's 'a good place for a sanctuary'; the Buddha's work is face-to-face meeting; conversations within a family; opening the door to our original face...

Transmission,
Feb 04 2017
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Bodhisattva Practice Includes Everything

Buddha's 'a good place for a sanctuary'; karma is a place to build a sanctuary; extending out practice outside the zendo; expressing from a place before you were born;

Confession-and-Repentance, Buddha Mind, Transmission,
Jan 02 2017
PM
No Abode Hermitage

A Lotus Sutra Narrative of the Bodhisattva Path

Lotus Sutra, Vow, Gaining Mind, Faith, Dharma Transmission, Zazen, causation,...
May 07 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Breaking the Mirror

Bodhisattva Precepts, Precious Mirror, Interview, Samadhi, Transmission
Apr 09 2016
PM
No Abode Hermitage

From the First Time You Meet a Teacher

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Transmission,
Feb 06 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 8

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

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 7

Transmission, Precious Mirror,
Sep 19 2015
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 2

Karmic Consciousness, Transmission,
Apr 04 2015
AM
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

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

Honoring Student-Teacher Relationship (Flower Adornment Scripture)

Compassion, Consciousness, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Transmission, Lay,...
Jan 04 2014
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 AM

Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Dragons, Heart Sutra, Chanting, Observe, Blue Cliff...
Apr 13 2013
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Buddha Mind Seal and the Teachings of Perfect Wisdom 

The Buddha Mind Seal and the Teachings of Perfect Wisdom
Tenshin Reb Anderson

March 2, 2013 AM
No Abode

Perfect Wisdom, Heart Sutra, Buddha Mind, Greed, Hindrances, Transmission, Enthusiasm...
Mar 02 2013
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Buddha Mind Seal and the Teachings of Perfect Wisdom 

The Buddha Mind Seal and the Teachings of Perfect Wisdom
Tenshin Reb Anderson

March 2, 2013 PM
No Abode

Perfect Wisdom, Bodhisattva Vow, Transmission, Bodhisattva Precepts, Mandala, Enemies...
Mar 02 2013
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

A Special Transmission Outside the Scriptures

A Special Transmission Outside the Scriptures
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode 2013-02-02 AM

Transmission, Buddha Mind, Bodhisattva Vow, Buddha Ancestors, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Feb 02 2013
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

A Lotus Flower Blossoms on Each Thought 

A Lotus Flower Blooms on Every Thought
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode August 11, 2012 Late afternoon

Non-duality, Duality, Don't Know Mind, Composure, Transmission, Doubt
Aug 11 2012
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

A Family Style for Realizing the Oneness of All Families 

true dharma, Lay, Birth-and-Death, Mindfulness, Family Practice, Big Mind, Mill...
Mar 10 2012
Morning
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

Entry into the nature of the knowable 

Birth-and-Death, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Mahayana, Faith, Manjushri, Gratitude...
Oct 01 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Xiang Yan hears the sound of stones striking bamboo 

Duality, Suzuki Roshi, Commitment, Separation, Mahayana, Tassajara, Transmission,...
Sep 10 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Paying Respect to the Great Teacher 

Dragons, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Priest, Buddha Ancestors, Bowing, true dharma...
Nov 06 2010
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

Continuous Compassion for Karmic Consciousness 

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

Continuous Compassion for Karmic Consciousness 

Karmic Consciousness, Confession-and-Repentance, Repentance, Transmission
Feb 06 2010
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

On Enlightenment and Delusion 

Silence, Daily Life, Nirvana, zen meditation, Balance, Transmission, Patience...
Nov 05 2009
The Yoga Room

Leaving Home and Receiving the Precepts 

Bodhisattva Precepts, Lotus Sutra, Commitment, Karmic Consciousness, Priest, Bell,...
Sep 26 2009
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Causation and Non-Self 

Birth-and-Death, Describe, Transmission, causation, Attachment, Faith, Bodhisattva...
Apr 23 2009
The Yoga Room

Wholeheartedness 

Triple Treasure, Lay, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Sangha, Priest, Buddha...
Oct 20 2007
No Abode Hermitage

Gnosticism

American Buddhism as a gnostic practice; meaning of the word "tathagata"

Faith, Triple Treasure, American, Hindrances, Transmission, Platform Sutra, Soto Zen...
Feb 03 2007
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Crisis: A Spiritual Turning Point

Spiritual life exists in crisis, which can be used as a turning point. To the extent that we recognize that where we sit right now is a turning point, we are able to understand the possibility of...

Transmission, Faith, Religion, Priest, Culture, Doubt, War
Jan 08 2006
Part 1
Green Gulch Farm

Crisis: A Spiritual Turning Point

Spiritual life exists in crisis, which can be used as a turning point. To the extent that we recognize that where we sit right now is a turning point, we are able to understand the possibility of...

Transmission, Emotions, Birth-and-Death, Attachment, Intuition, Bell, Culture, Anger...
Jan 08 2006
Part 2
Green Gulch Farm