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NOTICE: OUR MONTHLY 4-HOUR ‘LIVE’ ZAZENKAI WILL BE HELD ON MAY 9th (BENDOWA XXV) In other words …  A single person’s sitting a moment of Zazen resonates like a bell through all space and time, carrying out the Buddha’s work […]

(BENDOWA XXIV) I am jumping back a sentence in the text due to my lack of mindfulness … Also, today’s sitting and talk is especially dedicated to the fellow who wrote the other day to say that his son had […]

A member of our Sangha posted this comment on our Forum … I have only learned since (recently) beginning to study Zen [that one can sit with one’s problems]. Before, I had the notion that problems must be gotten rid […]

We should never forget the silence … No words needed today, only sitting. (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended) To subscribe to “Treeleaf Zen” click here.  

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 minutes of Zazen, then 10 minutes of Kinhin, […]

(BENDOWA XXIII) One of the great Ancestors of Soto (Caodong) Zen in Song Dynasty China, Hongzhi Zhengjue, wrote this in his Mozhao Ming (Inscription on Silent Illumination) … All the myriad things in the universeemit radiance and speak the dharma […]

(BENDOWA XXII) In other words …  The grand chain reaction of Inter-being Inter-dependency Inter-support that is this world manifests … —not– by our thinking about it, nor by our analyzing it, nor by our having some small views or perspective […]

A simple daily plan for nurturing the wholesome seeds of our mind …   (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended) To subscribe to “Treeleaf Zen” click here.  

A very ancient Buddhist model of the human mind and psychology includes something called the Store Consciousness (Alaya-vijnana). Thich Nhat Hanh has compiled several verses which give a sense of its workings … here are part: Mind is a field […]

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 minutes of Zazen, then 10 minutes of Kinhin, […]

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