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Welcome to our Special “Live from Treeleaf” Zazen marking the FIRST DAY (although really without beginning or end) of our 100-DAY ‘ANGO’ PRACTICE SEASON OUR ANGO SITTING NETCAST CAN BE VIEWED HERE (on Ustream) ZAZEN NETCAST PLEASE NOTE THAT THE […]

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We continue with our series on the Ten Pure Virtues or “Perfections” of a Bodhisattva …. with Skillful Means (Upaya) Historian and Soto Zen Priest Taigen Dan Leighton writes … Skillful Means, upaya in Sanskrit … is an essential concept […]

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(BENDOWA XLII) In today’s section of Bendowa, Master Dogen presents a rather philosophical argument (reprinted in full below) upholding the Buddha’s rejection of the idea of a separate “soul” or “mind essence’ which continues on, and is later reborn, after […]

Rev. Tenho, a student and Dharma Heir of Jean-Marc, flew in today from France and is also visiting Treeleaf, Japan. I thought I would also let her introduce herself and lead the sit-a-long today. If you would like to see […]

This week, Rev. Taigu talks about ANGO, a special 100 day Practice Period, as we will begin at Treeleaf in a few days … He writes:   This is the text quoted in the following talk. It was given at […]

WELCOME to our TREELEAF SPECIAL “ALL ONLINE” 6-HOUR ZAZENKAI with Jean-Marc “Tenryu” Bazy (founder and teacher of  l’association zen Dogen Sangha de Lyon-Villeurbanne, France) …  … recorded in “real time” and available “on demand”for sitting any time, any place, at […]

.THIS SATURDAY/SUNDAY (depending on location) … … to “unofficially” kick off our ANGO season a little early (“officially” beginning August 29th) … ANGO INFORMATION LINK … and to mark the visit to Treeleaf Tsukuba all this coming week of JEAN-MARC […]

(BENDOWA XLI) Today, a message for so-called “armchair Buddhists” … hesitant to get their feet wet … _____________________________ Questions Eight and Nine … [Someone]asks, “The masters who spread the teachings through our country in previous ageshad all entered Tang Chinaand […]

Continuing with Master Dogen’s Bendowa … (BENDOWA XL) So, let’s say “enlightenment” is like baseball … Dogen went around visiting a lot of baseball stadiums, meeting the players and coaches … and here is what he learned about the playing […]

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