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?
Dharma Talk, May 2, 2021 – Parjna Paramita What are two aspects of consciousness? What is Perfect Wisdom?
The Dharma is in plain sight, yet is nowhere to be found. How does a Bodhisattva save all sentient beings?
What is Ordinary Zen? What happens at Ordinary Zen Sangha? What is the goal of Ordinary Zen?
In this week’s Dharma talk we explore how true intimacy is realized.
“Zen Battles: Modern Commentary on the Teachings of Master Linji” was the book Will mentions in this Dharma Talk about the ninth century Zen Master Linji.
2/21/21 – This week’s Dharma Talk: Indra’s Net and No-self.