OZS Podcasts – Dharma Talks

Podcasts of the Dharma Talks at the Ordinary Zen Sangha Practice sessions in Sarasota, Florida. Abbot Will Rauschenberger’s Dharma talks from our Wednesday evening and Sunday morning practice sessions will be available for download or listen to on line. https://ordinaryzensangha.org/series/note-to-self-podcasts/ Spread the love

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Yunmen Composes a Verse

  This excellent PODCAST will be our dharma Talk subject for the Wednesday 10/2/19 practice session. Using the example of Yunmen guiding a student in this koan, Shugen Roshi encourages us to take heed and use our time on this earth to good use, being of true benefit to both self and other. Please listen carefully with full attention. True Dharma Eye. Yunmen Composes a Verse   Spread the love

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Sunday Meditation Practice – Times are Changing

Our Sunday evening practice is changing to Sunday morning practice! Starting October 6, 2019. At the close of our last retreat, it was the consensus of the sangha members present that it would be easier for most to have our Sunday practice be in the morning instead of the evening. So starting on Oct 6, 2019 we will be meeting at 10:00 am for our meditation practice. Sunday Morning Practice Session: The doors open at 9:30 am and the practice session […]

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Hae An & Chong An Sunim

Dharma Teacher Precepts Ceremony

We had a wonderful retreat last weekend with Chong An Sunim.  On Sunday Abbot Will Rauschenberger was recognized as Dharma Teacher in a special precepts ceremony by Chong An Sunim. Will’s Dharma name Hae An (해안), which means ocean-wisdom eye was given to him at his first precepts ceremony in October 2013 by Zen Master Wonji Dharma of the Five Mountain Zen Order and will remain his Dharma name.   Spread the love

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The Peace & Justice Report on WSLR 9-11-19

Chong An Sunim interview on local Radio – WSLR 96.5 In the second half of the hour, Billy Wetherington will be interviewing in studio Will Rauschenberger of the Ordinary Zen Sangha Practice Center of Sarasota and visiting monk Chong An Sunim. They’ll talk about Zen. Coalition of Immokalee Workers and ZEN – Weds, Sept. 11 at 9am on Peace & Justice Also coming up on Fogartyville -WSLR A Mindful Choice   Spread the love

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The Calm Before the Storm

Tracking Hurricane Dorian shows that it will be late Monday, Tuesday at the earliest that it will hit the east coast and possibly head this way. In preparation, we will have our Sunday Evening Meditation as usual. Our Dharma talk will be on “How can we focus our heart/mind in the midst of uncertainty and impermanence“. Those who have not awakened to the mind live enslaved to circumstance. They dream not only while they are asleep; even when their eyes […]

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Spiritual Friendship

The Sangha or Spiritual Friendship is at the very core of the Buddha’s teachings. Since the inception of the Ordinary Zen Sangha in the spring of 2015, I have had the honor to practice with many wonderful human beings who have had a profound effect on my practice and life journey. I am very grateful and consider each and everyone without exception, to be a spiritual friend.  I will always hold each of you in my heart-mind with compassion and […]

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An uprising of decency

In his opinion piece in the New York times today David Brooks makes the poignant point that “We need an uprising of decency”.  He refers to the last debate where Marianne Williamson made some very interesting observations about politics in our country. He says “It is no accident that the Democratic candidate with the best grasp of this election is the one running a spiritual crusade, not an economic redistribution effort.”  Here is a link to the article. I always […]

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Chong An Sunim in Amsterdam

This latest Dharma talk from Chong An Sunim is as clear as a temple bell and is a wellspring of wisdom. We are fortunate to have Chong An Sunim come to Sarasota and share his wisdom. He will be at OZS in September. “Clarity: Zen means that you attain this moment completely and clearly. If your mind is clear, everything is clear. Zen schools are practice oriented, teach how to experience the mind before thinking. Zen originally means becoming one. It […]

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Zen Master Chong An Sunim Returns to OZS

  Retreat Weekend with Zen Master Chong An Sunim. Sept. 13,14,15, 2019 You are welcome to attend any or all of the following sessions: Friday, September 13, 7:00 pm – Dharma TalkTopic: Zen — The Mind of Emptiness and Abundance. After the Dharma Talk, Sunim will answer questions. Saturday, September 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Silent RetreatFollowing some basic instruction on meditation, chanting will begin the Silent Retreat, with sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and optional Kongan […]

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