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Today, a final visit with the Vimalakirti Sutra. We end our series of talks on the Vimalakirti Sutra with the following visit to Buddha, from (mostly) Chapter 12 Further reading an...

Today we will again walk through the Door of the Vimalakirti Sutra. Here, at Gate 9, we again find many very excellent responses by a bunch of very wise Bodhisattvas (after all, th...

Today's Talk will reflect on a rather strange and bewildering portion of the Vimalakirti Sutra This time, we will look at a very strange, seemingly two-faced passage from Chapter 8...

Today's Talk will reflect on Living Beings within Chapter 7 of the Vimalakirti Sutra. Further reading and discussion for this talk are available on the Treeleaf forum:February 4th-...

Today's Talk will reflect on more magical happenings from the Vimalakirti Sutra. Pull up a chair for a little reading of a magical tale, as Vimalakirti arranges the furniture ... C...

Today's Talk will reflect on more Wondrous Passages from the Vimalakirti Sutra. Vimalakirti continues his undefeated record, taking on all contenders ... in Round 4: the Bodhisattv...

Today's Talk will reflect on Further Passages from the Vimalakirti Sutra, chapter III (the Arhats) ... We will see further examples of how this tale seeks to blend an idealized vie...

Today's Talk will reflect on passages from the Vimalakirti Sutra.    One of the most popular Asian classics for roughly two thousand years, the Vimalakirti Sutra stands out because...

We will continue our series of reflections on the Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyo). Further reading and discussion for this talk are available on the Treeleaf forum:March 5th-6th OUR M...

Our Talk this week will look at the mysterious 'missing parts' of the Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyo 般若心経), as the first in a series of monthly reflections on ... the Heart Sutra! The...

OUR NEW YEARS TALK will be based on the Poems and Teachings of Daichi Zenji (1290-1366) who became a monk under 寒巌義尹 Kangan Giin (1217-1300) who was himself a disciple of Dogen Zen...

We will look today at one passage of Master Dogen's Shobogenzo Uji (Being-Time), rapping and riffing on a famous Koan. Further reading and discussion for this talk are available on...

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 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...

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