DHARMA TALKS

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2018-05-06: Noli Illegitimi Carborundum: Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down

May. 08, 2018

Dharma Talk by Myo-O Marilyn Habermas-Scher on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

2018-04-29: Don’t Turn Away: Practicing in Sangha

May. 01, 2018

Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

2018-04-14: Guided Meditation Part 3

Apr. 25, 2018

Part 3 of a guided meditation during April Sesshin, 2018, by Sosan Theresa Flynn.

2018-04-14: Guided Meditation Part 2

Apr. 25, 2018

Part 2 of a guided meditation during April Sesshin, 2018, by Sosan Theresa Flynn.

2018-04-14: Guided Meditation Part 1

Apr. 25, 2018

Part 1 of a guided meditation during April Sesshin, 2018, by Sosan Theresa Flynn.

2018-04-08: Healing the Inner Child and Ancestors

Apr. 10, 2018

Dharma Talk by Taizan Alford on Sunday, May 8, 2018.

2018-04-01: Deepening Wisdom: Practice Period Opening

Apr. 03, 2018

Dharma Talk by Gentle Dragon Kennedy on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Gentle Dragon’s class on The Heart Sutra starts this week, along with the practice period. She reflects on her experiences and how they apply to this ancient text. 

2018-03-25: The World Without Me

Mar. 27, 2018

Dharma Talk by Kyoku Tracey Walen on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

2018-03-18: Dogen’s Mountains and Waters Sutra, Part 2

Mar. 20, 2018

Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

2018-03-11: The Mountains and Waters Sutra

Mar. 13, 2018

Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

2018-03-10: March Sesshin Dharma Talk

Mar. 13, 2018

March, 2018 Sesshin Talk on the Mountains and Waters Sutra.

2018-03-09: March Sesshin Introduction

Mar. 13, 2018

A brief introduction to the March, 2018 Sesshin on the Mountains and Waters Sutra.

No Audio from Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mar. 06, 2018

Sorry; looks like the talk from Sunday, March 4, did not quite get successfully recorded.

2018-02-25: Ancestral Mind

Feb. 27, 2018

Dharma Talk by Genjō Sam Conway on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Additional links:

Climbing PoeTree – A Tapestry of Spoken-Word Poetry and Movement (YouTube)

I Remember, I Believe performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock (YouTube)

2018-02-18 The Hindrance of Doubt

Feb. 21, 2018

Dharma Talk by Myoshin Diane Benjamin on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

2018-02-11: The Simple Wish To Be Well and Happy

Feb. 11, 2018

Dharma Talk by Kyoku Tracey Walen on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

2018-02-04: The ‘Liberating Waste’ Campaign

Feb. 06, 2018

Dharma Talk by Satya Cynthia Scott on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

2018-01-28: Are We Monastic or Lay?

Jan. 29, 2018

Dharma Talk by Gentle Dragon Laura Kennedy on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

2018-01-14: Breathing

Jan. 15, 2018

Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

2018-01-07: Ken Keiyu Ford

Jan. 07, 2018

Talk by Ken Keiyu Ford on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

2017-12-31: Ancestors and Impressionism

Jan. 02, 2018

Talk by Kikan Mike Howard on December 31, 2017.

YouTube.com video of the talk with slides:

(If link doesn’t work, go to youtube.com and search for “Ancestors and Impressionism”.)

2017-12-24: Way Seeking Mind

Jan. 01, 2018

Dharma talk by Susan Schoenbohm on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Dharma Talk for December 17, 2017

Dec. 17, 2017

Dharma Talk by Doan Roessler on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Why Do Rohatsu?

Dec. 17, 2017

Dharma Talk by Shōjin Alford on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Rohatsu Sesshin 2017 Talk 5

Dec. 15, 2017

Rohatsu Sesshin Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on December 12, 2017.

Rohatsu Sesshin 2017 Talk 4

Dec. 15, 2017

Sesshin Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on December 6, 2017

Rohatsu Sesshin 2017 – Guided Meditation

Dec. 15, 2017

Guided meditation by Sosan Theresa Flynn on December 5, 2017 as part of Rohatsu Sesshin.

Rohatsu Sesshin 2017 Talk 3

Dec. 13, 2017

Sesshin Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on December 4, 2017

The Awesome Presence of Active Buddhas

Dec. 13, 2017

Rohatsu Sesshin 2017 Talk 2 – Sunday, December 3, 2017

In this talk, Sosan continues an exploration of Zen Master Dogen’s fascicle on the “Awesome Presence of Active Buddhas.” She also shares the powerful poem,”Please Call Me By My True Names,” by Thich Nhat Hahn, to make the point that zen practice is not just becoming “a newer and better version of ourselves” or settling for “a kinder, gentle way of suffering.” The awesome presence of active buddhas is beyond our conception.  The way is to not cling to one’s idea of one’s self and instead realize that we are all active Buddhas.

Rohatsu Sesshin 2017 Talk 1

Dec. 13, 2017

Rohatsu Sesshin Talk 1 by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Saturday, December 2, 2017.