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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The Gift of Winter

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

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Dependent Origination

Abbot Will Rauschenberger talks about Dependent origination and the following poem. Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage Shih-t’ou (700-790) I’ve built a grass hut where there’s nothing of value. After eating, I relax and enjoy a nap. When it was completed, fresh weeds appeared. Now it’s been lived in – covered by weeds. The person in the hut lives here calmly, Not stuck to inside, outside, or in between. Places worldly people live, he doesn’t live. Realms worldly people love, he […]

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Original Nature and Zen

This weeks Podcast is about the three pillars of Zen and our Buddha Nature. Spread the love

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