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Buddhas Turn the Wheel of Dharma in the Midst of Fierce Flames

How to be with the fire that surrounds us; Buddha sitting upright, clearly observing, accepting all suffering; watching our fears about not being able to control things.

Oct 14 2017
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Buddhas Turn the Wheel of Dharma in the Midst of Fierce Flames

Manjushri's 'the teaching of the Buddha is thus'; accepting suffering and pleasure; being gentle with your own body.

Oct 14 2017
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The Teaching of the Buddha’s Whole Lifetime

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

Koan
Aug 05 2017
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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;

Aug 05 2017
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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
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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
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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
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Building A Sanctuary For Awakening

Buddha pointing to the earth, a good place for a sanctuary; masks and personas; freedom from self-consciousness.

Karmic Consciousness, Buddha Mind, Complete Perfect Enlightenment
May 06 2017
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The One Vehicle Lives In Silence And Stillness

The desire for awakening for the welfare of all beings; social engagement and silence, both practices pervade all beings; practicing with the limitations of the body.

Mahayana, Compassion, Meditation
May 06 2017
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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
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Zazen Is World Transformation

Koans, using consciousness to go beyond consciousness; the path which can be spoken is not the true path.

Enlightenment, Consciousness, Meditation
Apr 01 2017
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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
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Zen Meditation Is World Transformation

Our practice includes everyone's else practice; other people's fulfillment is our fulfillment.

Feb 04 2017
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Awakening Lives In Silence And Stillness

In the midst of stillness there is the awakened activity of liberating beings; lovingkindness and politics; becoming Buddha by realizing causation; not being possessive of anything, even the dharma,...

Lovingkindness, Zazen, Cause-and-Effect, Liberation
Jan 02 2017
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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
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Listening to the Cries of the World

Compassion, Avalokiteshvara
Nov 12 2016
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Listening to the Cries of the World

Kind Speech, Compassion, Gratitude
Nov 12 2016
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Since You Cannot Waste Time, Don’t

Wisdom, Karmic Consequences, Consciousness, Rumi
Oct 08 2016
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Buddhas And Bodhisattvas Are Intimate Communication

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Buddha, Teacher-and-Student
Oct 08 2016
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The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

Compassion, Practice Period
Sep 17 2016
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The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

Compassion, Bodhisattva, Liberation
Sep 17 2016
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The Unceasing Effort to Free All Beings

Compassion
Aug 06 2016
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Extending Tender Loving Care

Compassion
Aug 06 2016
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The Usefulness of Doubt in the Life of a Bodhisattva

Compassion, Liberation
Jul 23 2016
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The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

Lotus Sutra
Jun 11 2016
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The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

Compassion
Jun 11 2016
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A Lotus Sutra Narrative of the Bodhisattva Path

Lotus Sutra, Vow
May 07 2016
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Following through with the Dung Shoveling

Compassion
May 07 2016
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Melting the Root of Transgression

Confession-and-Repentance, Buddha Ancestors, Compassion
Apr 09 2016
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Breaking the Mirror

Bodhisattva Precepts
Apr 09 2016
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Respecting Everybody, No Exceptions

Mar 05 2016
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Remembering And Forgetting What Is Most Important

Renunciation, Compassion
Mar 05 2016
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From the First Time You Meet a Teacher

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Transmission
Feb 06 2016
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Sit to Become Free of Sitting

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Precepts, Boddhisattva
Feb 06 2016
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Cultivating Samadhi

Renunciation, Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Jan 02 2016
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 10

Precious Mirror, Complete Perfect Enlightenment
Dec 12 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 10

Generosity, Wisdom, Compassion
Dec 12 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 9

Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Nov 14 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 9

Compassion, Ceremony, Consciousness
Nov 14 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 8

Transmission, Precious Mirror, Consciousness
Oct 10 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 8

Offering
Oct 10 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 7

Confession-and-Repentance, Compassion, Complete Perfect Enlightenment
Sep 19 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 7

Transmission, Precious Mirror
Sep 19 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 6: Not Abiding In Renunciation

Renunciation, Suzuki Roshi, Liberation, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Aug 08 2015
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When You Don’t Have Your Cake, You Can Eat It Too

Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Aug 08 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 5: Wholeheartedly Wondering Who You Are

Precious Mirror, Compassion
Jul 11 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 5: Wholeheartedly Wondering Who You Are

Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Jul 11 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 4

Buddha Ancestors, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Jun 06 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 4

Suzuki Roshi, Compassion, Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Jun 06 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 3

Jewel Mirror Samadhi
May 09 2015
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