The Dharma talk today starts with a Zen Masters poems from my days at the American Zen College. I sit quietly in the looking-for-ox room. A cool wind blows on my face from the open window. A bell rings across the dharma tower. A lamp quietly illuminates the Lotus platform.
Dharma Talk – Sunday 08/01/2021 Freedom is not doing what you want, it is non-doing.
Abbot Will Rauschenberger’s Dharma Talk – 7/25/2021 Morality, meditation, and wisdom as defined by Hui-neng in the Platform Sutra. Feature Image – “The Five Buddhas” oil painting by Robert Dika.
Guided by your original nature, your true face, everything is illuminated. With a reading from: ” The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng .” — Pine, Red.
Dharma Talk from Sunday, July 11, 2021. Reaching beyond Labels, Form, and Perceptions.
Dharma talk – Sunday, July 4, 2021. “Equanimity, and cake”
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.”
Don’t believe everything you think. Don’t believe what you are programmed to think. Imaged reality is created by projecting our habitual thinking.
This week we are birthing the Buddha, as we contemplate dependent origination and no-self.
Great Faith, Great Courage, Great Question. Upcoming Buddha’s Birthday Retreat, what are we celebrating?