What is the source of tension in your life?
This evening, Alice Greenspan reads one of her poems. “May it bring peace and joy in some small way.” Humble as a grain of sand, Tender like a baby’s hand, Peaceful as a blade of grass, Transparent like a looking glass, Gentle like the spotted doe, Dazzling as old winter’s snow, Quiet like the early morn, Hopeful as the new day’s dawn, Spacious as a clear blue sky, Loving like a lullaby, Sacred as a holy grail, Breath-filled like tall […]
Today’s Dharma Talk includes a reading from “The Record of Linji” – translation and commentary by Ruth Fuller Sasaki. “I believe that Zen, particularly Rinzai Zen, has a significant role in the present world. Modern people are adrift amid the great confusion and uncertainty of contemporary life. The Linji lu can give us a foundation on which to construct a new and powerful view of human existence.” –Yamada Mumon
Dan Gulliford reads from “The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual” by John Daido Loori.
While sitting on the wellspring, looking out into the desert at a mirage expecting it to quench our thirst.
Direct experience, beyond words, is original nature unfolding.
What defines you, binds you.
The Ten Ox-herding Pictures have concretely depicted the process in which the imperfect, limited, and relative self awakens to the perfect, unlimited, and absolute essential self (the ox), grasps it, tames it, forgets it, and completely incorporates it into the personality.
According to the Buddha, there are three poisons that cause suffering. We examine how the conception of a self and our identification with I, me, and mine is at the root of our suffering.
Learning how to be together in silence. Are you really ready to have a meaningful conversation?