Dharma talk – Sunday, July 4, 2021. “Equanimity, and cake”
The great way is the still point permeating all movement. “Moonlight on water”
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.”
Taking the bait, you get cooked and eaten.
This week we are birthing the Buddha, as we contemplate dependent origination and no-self.
“The sun, the stars, the trees, the rivers are already teaching us the Diamond Sutra” -208 Kongans – Original Light Temple
Great Faith, Great Courage, Great Question. Upcoming Buddha’s Birthday Retreat, what are we celebrating?
This Dharma Talk was recorded on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 while I was on my way home from visiting my mother who was in the last days of her life. She died that Friday, April 23, 2021.
What is Ordinary Zen? What happens at Ordinary Zen Sangha? What is the goal of Ordinary Zen?
Facing your fears, focus on breath, Zen training…