Your Original Face

This week’s Zoom Practice Session includes a Dharma talk and Sangha member’s comments.

Weeding the Garden

Abbot Will Rauschenberger’s talk at Ordinary Zen after our Zoom Practice Session on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

4/5/20 – Online Practice Session at OZS and Won Kwang Sa Temple

Two Zoom Sessions this Sunday starting at 9:00 am… Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Online Practice Session at OZS and Dharma Talk at Won Kwang Sa Temple Dear Sangha, OZS is inviting you to two scheduled Zoom meetings this Sunday, April 5, 2020. We are changing the start time for this Sunday to 9:00 AM and adding a second Dharma talk with Chong An Sunim at 10:00 AM from Won Kwang Sa Temple in Budapest, Hungary. We had a wonderful […]

Our Resistance to Change-3-26-2020

Abbot Will Rauschenberger shares his Dharma talk from the Wednesday Evening Zoom online Practice Session. OZS is offering online Practice Sessions where you can join in and meditate with us twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. You can join in here: https://ordinaryzensangha.org/sangha/

Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice with Chong An Sunim

Chong An Sunim joins us for our Wednesday practice session. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the practice session begins promptly at 7:00 pm with the chanting of the Heart Sutra. We then sit in meditation (zazen) for twenty-five minutes, do walking meditation for five minutes, and another twenty-five minutes of sitting. After the last sitting, we serve tea, have a brief Dharma talk and discussion related to our practice. We usually finish up by 8:30 pm.

Paying Attention

Getting to know ourselves through our meditation practice. Sunday 2/09/2020.

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Making Clouds Disappear

When I was a child, I used to play a game with friends called “making the clouds disappear.” Days that clouds were scattered and puffy were ideal. We would each pick a cloud and focus all our energy on making it disappear, and sure enough, with patience, they would disappear! What was wonderful about the game was the experience of oneness, of sky, mind, space. It was the magic of active imagination! As adults, we intellectually might grasp that this […]