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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...

resistance, Discrimination, Giving-and-Taking, Soto Zen, Samadhi, Non-discrimination...
Jul 31 2007
The Yoga Room

Only a Buddha and a Buddha

The Lotus Sutra says that the desire to help beings open to Buddha's wisdom is the condition for Buddha's appearing in this world.

Lotus Sutra, Soto Zen, soto, Desire, Religion
Jul 28 2007
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Worship of the Buddha

When a person pays homage and bows to the Buddhas, there is just one Buddha with no other person.

Lotus Sutra, Bowing, Duality, Dogen, War
Jul 28 2007
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

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

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...

Nirvana, Bodhisattva Vow, Harmonizing, Lotus Sutra, zen meditation, true dharma, Bell...
Jul 17 2007
The Yoga Room

The Highest Happiness 

Interdependence, Money
Jul 15 2007
Green Gulch Farm

Prajna Paramita

The "Perfection of Wisdom" is the bodhisattva's understanding of emptiness, which is available to those who are settled in the conventional world.

Emptiness, Discrimination, Breath, Observe, practicing generosity
Jul 14 2007
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

The Bodhisattva and the Mahayana

"Enlightening beings" are committed to living for the benefit of all beings; they practice in the "universal vehicle" which includes everyone.

Emptiness, Mahayana, Enemies, practicing generosity, Complete Perfect Enlightenment...
Jul 14 2007
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

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...

Birth-and-Death, Bodhisattva Vow, Samsara, Nirvana, Attachment, zen meditation,...
Jul 10 2007
The Yoga Room

Gracious Attention to Stories 

Observe, Posture, Right Speech, Anger, War
May 27 2007
Green Gulch Farm

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...

Non-discrimination, Evil, Money, Emptiness, Suzuki Roshi
May 06 2007
Part 6
Mount Madonna Center

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, Bowing, Book of Serenity, Fox
May 06 2007
Part 7
Mount Madonna Center

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...

Evil, practicing generosity, Letting Go, Precepts, Buddha Nature
May 05 2007
Part 2
Mount Madonna Center

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...

Precepts, Right Speech, Observe, Triple Treasure, Evil
May 05 2007
Part 3
Mount Madonna Center

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...

japanese, Separation, Suzuki Roshi, Duality, Heart Sutra
May 05 2007
Part 4
Mount Madonna Center

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...

Thich Nhat Hanh, Commitment, Letting Go, japanese, practicing generosity
May 05 2007
Part 5
Mount Madonna Center

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...

Posture, Evil, American, resistance
May 04 2007
Part 1
Mount Madonna Center

Enlightenment is the Silent Bond 

Discrimination, Religion, Desire, difficulty
Apr 01 2007
Green Gulch Farm

Gnosticism

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

Faith, Practice Period, Hindrances, American, Triple Treasure
Feb 03 2007
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Happiness

The pursuit of happiness vs. wanting others to be happy; happiness from absorption in activity

Teachings on Happiness for Dancing Mountains Sangha newsletter
Date: February 3, 2007...

Lovingkindness, Desire, zen meditation, Religion, Emptiness
Feb 03 2007
AM
No Abode Hermitage

2006.11.11-ZMC

Repentance, Confession-and-Repentance, Faith, Non-duality, lecture, Tassajara, Zendo...
Nov 11 2006
Tassajara

Intention Transforms the World

Our thinking and intention makes the world what it is; awareness of intention makes our contribution a positive one

Greed, Faith, War, Bodhisattva Vow, Hate
Aug 12 2006
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Baizhang's Fox

Being clear about cause and effect, intention, karma.

Hindrances, causation, Fox, Skandas, Karmic Consciousness
May 27 2006
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Baizhang's Fox

Being clear about cause and effect, intention, karma.

causation, Skandas, Fox, Karmic Consciousness, Funeral
May 27 2006
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...

Conversation, Faith, Transmission, Priest, 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, Intuition, Emotions, Bell, Continuous
Jan 08 2006
Part 2
Green Gulch Farm

Tassajara Class

War, Separation, Sangha, Impermanence, Mahayana
Nov 17 1995
Tassajara

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