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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 … […]

. 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

[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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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