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Weekly ‘SATURDAY LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Zazenkai Meditation

posted by Jundo Cohen

WARNING: THE SIGNAL FOR TODAY’S NETCAST CUTS OUT MIDWAY THROUGHZAZEN. SO, PLEASE KEEP GOIN’ ON YOUR OWN TODAY (SITTING TIME: 40 MINUTES),FOLLOWED BY KINHIN, VERSE OF ATONEMENT & FOUR VOWS Please join our weekly “Live from Treeleaf” Zazenkai meditation … […]

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Zazen Meditation with Jundo : Snowing

posted by Jundo Cohen

. it is snowing two poems by dogen zenji about the snow … about sameness and difference … A snowy heron on the snowfield where winter grass is unseen hides itself in its own figure. Snow is falling far and […]

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Zazen Meditation with Jundo : Flowing

posted by Jundo Cohen

We abandon all need for life to be as we would make it … we drop allthoughts of purpose, goal, attainment and meaning … we strip ourselves naked and jumpinto a river, abandoning all demands that the river carry us […]

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Of Buddhas & Ordinary Beings (Bendowa V)

posted by Jundo Cohen

We’ll talk about Buddhas and ordinary living beings … living in one reality, yet conceiving and perceiving that fact so differently. _____________________________ When you let go, the dharmafills your hands; it is not within the boundary of one or many. […]

… Let Go … (Bendowa IV)

posted by Jundo Cohen

When you let go, the dharma fills your hands … no restriction in any direction … _____________________________ When you let go, the dharmafills your hands; it is not within the boundary of one or many. When you try tospeak, it […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo : Back On My Bike, Ready to Ride

posted by Jundo Cohen

After a couple of days’ being knocked a bit off my seat … we’re back in the saddle again! (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended) To subscribe to […]

Weekly ‘SATURDAY LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Zazenkai Meditation

posted by Jundo Cohen

[DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, TODAY’S ZAZENKAI IS PRE-RECORDED] Please join our weekly “Live from Treeleaf” Zazenkai meditation … We start with 3 floor prostrations (or deep Gassho), then chant the Heart Sutra in ENGLISH (see below), then sit about 40 […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo : Still Off My Game

posted by Jundo Cohen

I’m still feeling quite off my game today. This thing in my life really knocked me for a loop. Some folks think that one is never ever supposed to have a bad day or days if one is a “Zen […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo : Even Buddhas Get the Blues

posted by Jundo Cohen

It is much easier to be at peace with a disaster or war on the other side of the world … … than with the little troubles in one’s own home or family. The people we are closest to, and […]

Practice Makes Perfect (Bendowa III)

posted by Jundo Cohen

You are already perfectly you, and life is already perfectly life … … but it’s not a matter of merely saying so. _____________________________ ALL BUDDHA-TATHAGATAS TOGETHERhave been simply transmitting wondrous dharma and actualizing anuttara samjaksambodhi [supreme perfect enlightenment] for which […]

Jijuyu Zanmai (Bendowa II)

posted by Jundo Cohen

Continuing with Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo Bendowa … I would like to talk a bit more about Jijuyu zanmai, “the samadhi, the still abiding taste of the self in self-fulfillment”  … …  by this the self both drops away and is […]

Zazen … Supreme Perfect Enlightenment Attained! (Bendowa I)

posted by Jundo Cohen

We begin our series of talks on Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo Bendowa … anuttara samjak sambodhi … means “supreme, incomparable, unsurpassed, complete, perfect enlightenment” Most think of Zazen as a means to reach and attain some sought after enlightenment, somewhere down […]

Weekly ‘SATURDAY LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Zazenkai Meditation

posted by Jundo Cohen

[DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, TODAY’S RECORDING IS A REPLAY] Please join our weekly “Live from Treeleaf” Zazenkai meditation … We start with 3 floor prostrations (or deep Gassho), then chant the Heart Sutra in ENGLISH (see below), then sit about […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo : High Anxiety!

posted by Jundo Cohen

Today’s subject is “sitting with Anxiety” …  Is it true that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” ?? (and thank you very much to all the folks who wrote to ask about my son Leon. He […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo : The Sick Child Sutra

posted by Jundo Cohen

I was going to start a series of talks yesterday on an old Zen writing … Master Dogen’s Bendowa (sometimes called “A Talk about Pursuing the Truth”) … But our son, Leon, started throwing up at 4am … and I’ve […]

Zazen for Beginners (We’re All Beginners) XIV – Words & Letters

posted by Jundo Cohen

Zen is sometimes described as “A special transmission outside the scriptures, not relying on words or letters.” Yet historians of Zen Buddhism almost unanimously agreethese days that the ‘Zen way’ rarely, if ever, left thewords and letters behind. In fact, […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo : A Zen Monk in Love …

posted by Jundo Cohen

Well, it is nearly Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air … A few days ago I spoke about how most “Zen Monks” in Japan marry: MARRIED MONK and today you will meet this monk’s “better half”!! What is […]

February 4-Hour ‘Live from Treeleaf’ Zazenkai!

posted by Jundo Cohen

Hi, Please join our FEBRUARY MONTHLY 4-hour ‘Live from Treeleaf’ ZAZENKAI, recorded in “real time” and available at the following link: ZAZENKAI Remember, when we drop all thought of ‘here’ ‘there’ ‘now’ and ‘then’ … we are sitting all together! […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo: ‘No Time’ Like The Present (REDUX)

posted by Jundo Cohen

I BELIEVE WE FIXED THE SOUND  FROM YESTERDAY [THERE WAS NO SOUND!]. So, today I will talk a second time about ‘no time’ … Let’s taste some other ways that Zen teachers, like ‘ol Master Dogen, have looked at time […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo: What will be will be …

posted by Jundo Cohen

Continuing our discussion of time … we go back to the future … What’s a Zen ‘approach’ to the future?  Well, again, we experience the future many ways at once! Today’s sitting is dedicated to Chan Master Sheng Yen, who […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo: The Past is Past

posted by Jundo Cohen

How do Zen Buddhists experience the ‘past’ ? Well, we let the sad times be sad times, the happy times be happy, the painful moments painful, the joys joyful … each moment just what it was. We don’t run from […]

Zazen Meditation with Jundo: In the Moment?

posted by Jundo Cohen

Here’s the incredible medical case of H.M. … _____________________________ He knew his name. That much he could remember. He knew that his father’s family came from Thibodaux, La., and his mother was from Ireland, and he knew about the 1929 […]

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