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What is a Zen Practitioner?

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

Jul 09 2022
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

No Abode Dharma Talk - May 14th, 2022

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

May 14 2022
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

No Abode Dharma Talk - July 10th, 2021, Afternoon

The first in-person gathering at No Abode since 2020

Jul 10 2021
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

No Abode Dharma Talk - July 10th, 2021, Morning

The first in-person meeting at No Abode since 2020

Jul 10 2021
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Mar 07 2020
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Mar 07 2020
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Non-Self And Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Self

Feb 01 2020
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Non-Self And Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Self

Feb 01 2020
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Chapter Three, Shoveling Dung

Sep 14 2019
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Chapter Three, Shoveling Dung

Sep 14 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

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

Aug 10 2019
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

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

Aug 10 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Our Original Home

Jul 13 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Our Original Home

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

Torei Zenji's vow, Limiting nature of human consciousness, illumination
Jul 13 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

After Generations Of Nobility, Temporarily Fallen Into Poverty

Buddha nature. Story about Uncle Mi and Dongshan discussing a rabbit crossing the road.Lotus Sutra story about the destitute child. Enlightenment and delusion. Human agency (or training) and...

Uncle Mi, Buddha nature. Awakening. The desire to “get something” from practice or training.
Jun 08 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

More Poverty And Nobility

Jun 08 2019
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

A Conversation about Principle and Phenomena

May 18 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The World-Honored One Ascends the Seat

May 18 2019
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Just This Is: the Avatamsaka Sutra in the Zen Tradition

Apr 13 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Traveling Along, Singing a Song, Side by Side

If you’re a Buddha, do you know it?

Apr 13 2019
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Buddha Activity

Mar 09 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Generating Energy

Mar 09 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

We are all creating the space together for people to have profound experience in zazen. Kind and unkind thoughts are opportunities to express the Buddha mind. Compassion towards wholesome and...

zazen, kind thoughts, practice, practicing compassion
Feb 02 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

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, Buddha mind, intimacy, sitting
Feb 02 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Non-Duality of Silence and Language

Nov 23 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Reaching Home Again Without Realizing It

Oct 19 2019
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Contemplating Torei Zenji's Vow

Everything is manifesting the path of the ancient buddhas, abiding together in their respective dharma positions. Abiding in this moment and being free of it, even if we think it is obstruction or...

stillness, dharma position, obstruction, global warming
Sep 15 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Compassion is a Conversation

A conversation is what we are doing together. Buddhas are sitting upright and still, in the midst of everything, having a conversation with silence. The story of his Nanchuan and his sickle. Meeting...

compassion, practicing stillness, global warming, koan
Sep 15 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #5

Torei's vow; bowing in humility in the face of cruelty; meeting monsters with lovingkindness.

confession and repentance, lovingkindness, cruelty, practice
Aug 11 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #5

Meeting a teacher, asking about the teaching and listening to the teaching. Bodies and minds sitting silently and conversing.

conversation, teacher, compassion, listening
Aug 11 2018
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #4

Opportunities for compassion - with friends and enemies; the story of the destitute son from the Lotus Sutra

practicing compassion, poverty, opportunity, maturity, buddha
Jul 14 2018
PM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #4

Being supported in compassion; Uncle Mi and the rabbit;

buddha nature, deluded mind, practicing compassion, overwhelming support
Jul 14 2018
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

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.

bodhisattva precepts, buddha nature, meditation, bodhisattva, Face-to-Face Transmission, heart sutra
Jun 09 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

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

Verifying the truth of the teachings through words and phrases

original nature, sentient beings, teaching, equipment, precepts, transcendence, realization, inconceivable
Jun 09 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra: https://www.tinyurl.com/Brahma-Net

buddha nature, platform sutra, precepts, dharma body, true nature, buddha, refuge, nature
May 15 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra: https://www.tinyurl.com/Brahma-Net

original nature, sentient beings, platform sutra, bodhisattva precepts, nirvana sutra, confession and repentance
May 12 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #1

Origin of the tathagathagharba teachings; the Huayen school in China; three marks of existence and four inverted views; skillful means of milk medicine described in the Nirvana Sutra.

inverted views, physician, buddha nature, tathagatagharba, flower adornment sutra, nirvana sutra
Apr 14 2018
AM
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Womb of the Tathagata #1

Case 67 of the Book of Serenity; there is not a single sentient being who does not fully possess the wisdom of the enlightened mind.

flower adornment sutra, wisdom, ancestor, sentient beings, nature
Apr 14 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Bodhidharma Listening to the Cries of the World

Avalokiteshvara clearly seeing the emptiness of five skandhas; listening to the cries of the world, the suffering of beings.

sentient beings, observing compassion, listening, compassion, suffering, emptiness
Mar 03 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

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;

zen ancestors, consciousness, compassion, teaching, listening, bodhisattva
Mar 03 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Everything is Calling for a Compassionate Response

Buddha's sitting - who do you think you are; ; Buddha, dharma and sangha are all-pervading; Yunmen's appropriate response.

cognitive process, compassion, attain buddhahood, bodhi tree, community
Feb 03 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Guidance or Control

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

control, perception, conversation, compassion, possibility
Feb 03 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The New Coffin

Summary of the unrecorded morning talk. The practice of just sitting. Remembering stillness, letting go of 'what next.' Training to ready for this moment, and for death.

sitting, training, death, readiness
Dec 15 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

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, teaching, Intimate transmission
Nov 10 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

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, self, affliction, mind
Nov 10 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Silent Sitting and Social Action

All compounded phenomena are unworthy of confidence. Compassion to these unstable phenomena is our practice. Zen stories are about enacting awakening within social interactions. Attend to your body,...

compassion, interaction, training period, foundations of mindfulness
Oct 20 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

Silent Sitting and Social Action

Sitting in the world, we can't perceive the whole world; we sit in our dharma position, which changes all the time. Impermanence is Buddhism - this place is no abode..

dharma position, spiritual identity, impermanence, compassion
Oct 20 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Teaching of the Buddha’s Whole Lifetime

Yunmen's appropriate response; being Buddha right where you are: Master Ma being ready to die;

consciousness, finite life, sun-faced buddha, moon-faced buddha, sentient beings
Aug 05 2017
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

The Teaching of the Buddha’s Whole Lifetime

Coming to Zen Center to receive training; extensive discussion and planting rice fields can both be appropriate response;

training, water pipes, conversation, instruction, bodhisattva
Aug 05 2017
PM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

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, sentient beings, true dharma, Face-to-Face Transmission, concentration
Jul 08 2017
AM
No Abode Hermitage
Tenshin Reb Anderson

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