Sunday Morning – Practice Session

Ordinary Zen Sangha Practice Sessions Masks are optional. Please do not come to the Zendo if you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with Covid. OZS is secular in its approach, no experience is necessary, and all are welcome. We practice at our Zendo Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. We chant the Heart Sutra, practice sitting meditation for 25 minutes, walking meditation for 5 minutes, and another sitting meditation for 25 minutes, followed by a Dharma […]

Meditation is Easy

Meditation is easy, nothing there to gain or lose. It is not this or that, nor is it not this or not that. Sitting, standing, walking, cooking, drinking tea, no difference. Just this!  

Cat Pause with Jasmine

Cat Pause

“in the stillness of the pause, the entirety of our being is quietly revealed” The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down — Sunim, Haemin.

The Dharma Marrow of our Ancestors

This Podcast is a glimpse into what our Zoom Practice Sessions are like. Starting with the Three Refuges, the beginning of the Heart Sutra (just a few moments of the chant), then you will hear the end of the sitting period with the clap of the Chukpi, ending the practice period with the four Bodhisattva Vows before a short talk about one of the ancestors of Zen, Linji… “The teaching of Linji is not like any other master. He dares […]

The Promised Land – Buddha Realm

12/6/2020 – Today’s Dharma Talk centers around “The Sayings of Layman P’ang: A Zen Classic of China”  – Translated by James Green.

What is Perfected Reality?

This Dharma talk reflects on a reading from the Lankavatara Sutra. “And what is perfected reality? This is the mode that is free from name or appearance or from projection. It is attained by buddha knowledge and is the realm where the personal realization of buddha knowledge takes place. This is perfected reality and the heart of the tathagata-garbha.”