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 […]


There is no I and there is no other

12/09/2020 – In this Wednesday’s Dharma Talk, Will continues with another reading from: The Sayings of Layman P’ang: A Zen Classic of China. – “The Message of the Diamond Sutra”. Our discussion is about  “There is no I and there is no other” in this holiday season.

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.

Mind, clear like space

Join Abbot Will Rauschenberger of Ordinary Zen Sangha for  Zen Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach Saturday mornings (weather permitting).  Meditating in nature is ideal and we will have the beach mostly to ourselves this early in the morning. This is a wonderful opportunity to meditate together in a safe and beautiful environment (we will practice social distancing, by keeping 8 feet apart). No experience is necessary and all are welcome.  Please bring your own cushion or mat and arrive […]

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.”

Practicing the Paramitas

Practicing the Paramitas In Sanskrit ‘paramita’ literally means ‘having reached the other shore.’ It also means ‘transcendence,’ or ‘perfection.’ The true practice of the paramitas is to be free from self-attachment.