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April 12, 2010 @ 9:40 am

The Ten Oxherding Pictures (XIII)

Rev. Taigu closes his series on the Ten Oxherding Pictures… “In the world, entering the marketplace… as we get up  and leave our hermitage, we just don’t leave Shikantaza behind. If we do so, what would be the real meaning of our practice? Merging with people, being nobody, we disappear into the crowd. But we let the life of Shikantaza shine through and reveal the real face of this, every single sentient being is truly met and perceived. We don’t teach or instruct, but open our hands, our eyes and ears to the living teachings of the Buddhas which are found in every single form of this universe, from garbage to star. A very humbling experience, serving and being invisible. Our consciousness like clouds, rivers, wind, always passing, never fixed.” (Click through for more, and to watch today’s talk and “sit-a-long.”) Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

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April 5, 2010 @ 10:51 am

The Ten Oxherding Pictures (XII)

Rev. Taigu brings to life the 9th of the Ten Oxherding Pictures… “Fabulous weather and great cherry blossoms. Loud and busy street, towers of steel and glass. We are reaching the source, or should we say that we are fully back to where we were originally? Anyway, the bull and the self have disappeared to fully merge with every single thing and being we meet. The ten thousand dharmas, the countless exixtences come forward. Seated in Buddha’s place, we are instantly actualizing Buddha.” (Click through for more, and to watch today’s talk and “sit-a-long.”) Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

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