Sharing a poem and its meaning. (https://ordinaryzensangha.org/mountains-rivers-are-just-so/) Dharma Talk, Oct. 17, 2021.
Tag Archives: Zazen
The diamond that cuts through delusion
Dharma Talk – Sunday 08/01/2021 Freedom is not doing what you want, it is non-doing.
The Still Point
The great way is the still point permeating all movement. “Moonlight on water”
Linji’s Grandfatherly Advice
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.”
Foundational Pillars of Zen
Great Faith, Great Courage, Great Question. Upcoming Buddha’s Birthday Retreat, what are we celebrating?
OZS Meditation on Siesta Key Beach
Every Saturday Morning from 6:15 AM to 6:45 AM (weather permitting) Join Ordinary Zen Sangha for Sunrise Zen Meditation Practice on Siesta Key Beach Saturday mornings (weather permitting). We may also go to the village for a cup of coffee or tea and conversation after our practice. 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. […]
Making Clouds Disappear
When I was a child, I used to play a game with friends called “making the clouds disappear.” Days that clouds were scattered and puffy were ideal. We would each pick a cloud and focus all our energy on making it disappear, and sure enough, with patience, they would disappear! What was wonderful about the game was the experience of oneness, of sky, mind, space. It was the magic of active imagination! As adults, we intellectually might grasp that this […]
January 2020 Retreat Dharma Talk
Abbot Will Rauschenberger ends the retreat with a talk and group discussion with the retreat participants.
Sunday Morning Meditation Practice
We have canceled reopening our Zendo due to Covid19.