Moutains and rivers are just so

Sharing a poem and its meaning. (https://ordinaryzensangha.org/mountains-rivers-are-just-so/) Dharma Talk, Oct. 17, 2021.

Linji’s Grandfatherly Advice

On this Fathers Day, 6/20/2021, Will reads from The Record of Linji (Linji Lu). Linji is the great grandfather of one of the schools of Zen (Chan) and has a message for us today. “Nowadays, he who studies buddhadharma must seek true insight. Gaining true insight, he is not affected by birth-and-death, but freely goes or stays. He needn’t seek the excellent— that which is excellent will come of itself.”

The Middle Way

Liberation is not a ticket to somewhere else. impermanence, emptiness, no-self…

Perfection of Wisdom

Dharma Talk, May 2, 2021 – Parjna Paramita What are two aspects of consciousness? What is Perfect Wisdom?

Buddha’s Birthday Retreat

OZS – Buddha’s Birthday Retreat Saturday, May 22, 2021, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm – A day to pause, renew, and strengthen our practice. The Retreat/workshop will be on Zoom and in person at our Zendo. Based on recent studies, according to the C.D.C., it will be safe for those of us who have been fully vaccinated to meet in person. 7:00 am to 7:30 am – Our day starts with Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach (weather permitting). Directions: […]

radically observing nature in your backyard

Observing nature in your backyard is not dull but radically significant — Aeon.co, a world of ideas https://psyche.co/ideas/observing-nature-in-your-backyard-is-not-dull-but-radically-significant “Addressing the profound challenge of global environmental change is complex and multifaceted. But one certainty is the need for a change of world view, the fostering of humility towards the natural world and its shared community of beings. Such humility and appreciation are made possible by acute observation, empathy and delight in the mysteries and quirks of other species,” Yadvinder Malhiis professor […]

Monk In The House

In this episode, Will talks about our upcoming retreat with Chong An Sunim and Kongan practice.

The Gift of Winter

Abbot Will Rauschenberger shares that the winter of our practice is the wonderful gift necessary for our growth and nurture.