While sitting on the wellspring, looking out into the desert at a mirage expecting it to quench our thirst.
The Ten Ox-herding Pictures have concretely depicted the process in which the imperfect, limited, and relative self awakens to the perfect, unlimited, and absolute essential self (the ox), grasps it, tames it, forgets it, and completely incorporates it into the personality.
According to the Buddha, there are three poisons that cause suffering. We examine how the conception of a self and our identification with I, me, and mine is at the root of our suffering.
Look at your relationships with fresh eyes…
Topsy Turvy thinking in social settings.
Today’s Dharma Talk is dedicated to the memory of Ven Dr. Wonji Dharma of the Five Mountain Zen Order, who passed away unexpectantly in December of 2021. Will’s Dharma name, Hae An, was given to him at his first Precepts Ceremony by Ven Dr. Wonji Dharma.
The energy behind words, Compassion is before thought. In times like these, the omicron wave. Please consider making a donation to OZS. Your support is appreciated, as we are exclusively funded by the generosity of our members.
Transforming the Eight Consciousnesses into the Four Wisdoms. (https://ordinaryzensangha.org/beginnings-are-endings-endings-are-beginnings/) . Please consider making a donation to OZS. Your support is appreciated, as we are exclusively funded by the generosity of our members.
Like the Lilies of the field. 12/02/2021- Tonight’s discussion centers around the question; “Is anger ever justified?”
This week, Dharma Teacher Will Rauschenberger quotes from one of Dogen’s essays.