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The VERSE OF ATONEMENT All harmful acts, words and thoughts, ever committed by me since of old,On account of beginningless greed, anger and ignorance,Born of my body, mouth and min...

Our Zazenkai is in Special Celebration and Welcome of the Commencement of our 2020 ANGO & JUKAI Season Today's Talk will reflect on our "Dedication of Merit" Recital. Further r...

Our Talk today will be on a few Cases of the Book of Serenity. Koan 86: "Rinzai's Great Enlightenment" Koan 87: "Sozan's With or Without" Further reading and discussion for this ta...

Our Zazenkai is in Special Celebration and Welcome of the Commencement of our 2019 ANGO & JUKAI Season Today's Talk will reflect on "ANGO: NOW & THEN" - What is Ango in our...

Our Talk today will be on a few Cases of the Book of Serenity that we recently danced in our "No Words" Book Club : Case 81 - Gensha Comes to the Province Further reading and discu...

Rev. Sekishi's talk on Building a House and the Four Seals: the four characteristics (or "seals") are sometimes seen as a sort of "litmus test" to see if a teaching reflects true B...

Rev. Kyonin's talk on the Outline of Practice of Master Bodhidharma (also known as the Treatise on the Two Entrances and Four Practices/ 二入四行論) (Translated by Red Pine) MANY roads ...

Today's Talk is by Rev. Shokai, who will speaks on Vesak and the Buddha's Birthday. Further reading and discussion for this talk are available on the Treeleaf forum:May 3rd-4th, 20...

Today's Talk will be by Rev. Shingen, who writes the he had an experience the other day with his new job, and thought it would be a good teaching - "a teaching through real life."

Today's Talk will look at a variety of STORIES and ISSUES IN THE NEWS today. Recently, there has been much discussion in the Buddhist world about "leaving politics at the door" of ...

I am going to say something that might be missed or not emphasized enough in many explanations of Shikantaza Zazen. (I apologize to any teachers who do in fact say this). In Shikan...

Zoketsu Norman Fischer is an American poet, writer, and Soto Zen priest, teaching and practicing in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. He is a Dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, from w...

Today's Talk is the second part (we began last month) of reflections on portions of the 'Tenzo Kyokun' (典座教訓) or "Instructions for the Cook," Master Dogen's celebration of work (作務...

Today's Talk will honor portions of Master Dogen's "Instructions for the Cook," a celebration of 'Samu' Work Practice and all our duties in life. Further reading and discussion for...

Today's Talk will reflect on a portion of Master Dogen's 'Shobogenzo-Jukai' as we commence our Jukai and Ango Season for this year. In the Western Heavens and the Eastern Lands, wh...

(Reigetsu) Susan Moon is a writer, editor, and lay teacher in the Soto Zen tradition. She is the author of a number of books about Buddhism, including the humor book The Life and L...

The Talk this time will be on "Book of Equanimity" Koans we have recently danced in our "No Words Book Club." These are available to read on our current Book Club thread at:  https...

We will finish this series of talks on a text by Dogen which is not so commonly the topic of Dharma Talks, but which contains a detailed record of Dogen's own lessons and interacti...

On Sunday May 6th, Soto Priest and famed former "Tenzo" (Head Cook) at the Tassajara Zen Monastery Rev. Edward Espe Brown offered a very special Zazenkai and Talk, live from Califo...

Our Zazenkai today is in CELEBRATION of BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY, traditionally APRIL 8th in Japan.  Today's Talk will dance with Dharma Hall Discourses by Master Dogen in Celebration of ...

I thought that we might spend a few months with the text, taking it a few pages at a time. Not all the advice is something one need agree with in modern times, maybe (based on his ...

Today's Talk is based on the Sandokai (Identity of Relative & Absolute) that we chant each month. Further reading and discussion for this talk are available on the Treeleaf for...

We continue this series of talks on a text by Dogen which is not so commonly the topic of Dharma Talks, but which contains a detailed record of Dogen's own lessons and interactions...

Our Reading Text for Today's Talk: Hokyoki (Journal of My Study In China) by Master Eihei Dogen - Part II (Pages 8 to 12). We continue this series of talks on a text by Dogen which...

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