Vimalakirti Sutra – with talks by Norman Fischer

From http://everydayzen.org/ – these Podcasts by Norman Fischer are excellent commentaries on the Vimalakirti Sutra. The sutra explains the meaning of nonduality directly with the words of the Buddha. An important aspect of this scripture is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats and bodhisattvas by the layman Vimalakīrti, who expounds the doctrine of Śūnyatā, or emptiness, to them. You may download the Sutra here: https://holybooks-lichtenbergpress.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Vimalakirti-Nirdesa-Sutra.pdf Vimalakirti Sutra – Talk 1 – Dharma Seminar – […]

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Chong An Sunim at OZS

Retreat Weekend with Zen Master Chong An Sunim

Zen Master Chong An Sunim – March 6,7,8, 2020 Join with us to explore and deepen your meditation practice under the guidance of a dynamic and gifted Zen Master. There will be an opportunity for a variety of practices, geared for the benefit of all participants. Beginners and old-timers alike are gratified by Sunim’s humor, down-to-earth approach, avoidance of intellectualisms, and of esoteric wordiness. His practice instruction is realistic and practical, yet somehow leaves you beautifully informed as to the meaning […]

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Last few days of 2019 – Celebrating Buddha’s Awakening

Buddha’s enlightenment is said to have happened in December, so we celebrate his awakening. As we bring the year to an end, I would like to leave you with two Dharma Talk Podcasts. The first one is by Norman Fisher and includes a wonderful “Fairy Tale” about Buddha’s enlightenment that comes from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book Old Path White Clouds. Norman Fisher – “The Buddha as a completely normal person“ http://everydayzen.org/teachings/2013/buddha-normal-person-all-day-sitting-december-2019/ The second Podcast is last Sunday’s Dharma talk at […]

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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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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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Chong An Sunim – Dharma Talk at the Hague

What is mind, mindful and mindfulness? What is the ‘soul’? What is Dharma? Attention, awareness, consciousness. Great and small mind. How can we bridge these two? What is it that exists before birth and after death? How does the human mind function and how does the law of the universe work? Our guides on the spiritual way. “What is your original face?” Spread the love

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