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The mind and all things

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – VIII ) A pair of other translations of the first lines of this passage. First, by Uchiyama Roshi … Both day and night, allow all things to come into and reside within your […]

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‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – beginners mind

posted by Jundo Cohen

As I was on my way to Kyoto this morning, i wrote the followings cheap poems: Books and ideas are far too serious Children and walks will show you the way All these words pointing at the ineffable snow on […]

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Join our Weekly ‘SATURDAY LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Real-Time Zen Meditation

posted by Jundo Cohen

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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Accepting what is given …

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – VII ) Cheerfully accepting what one is handed … … yet sincerely and carefully doing one’s best to make it good **(Before the noon meal, the tenzo conducts a service in the kitchen […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ (on Wednesday) – Kannon As Life

posted by Jundo Cohen

dewdrops are dancing on pampas grass and how the moon is sailing above them all!! Ryokan Farfrom being a distant and benevolent Boddhistava ,Kannon can be seen asthe dynamic radiance of stillness, it arises from the mudra ofnon-duality and shines […]

Whattsa Who’sa Bodhisattva? – (MORE) The Virtue of Mystical Powers

posted by Jundo Cohen

More of the Bodhisattva Virtue of Miraculous, Mystical Powers (bala) In the Tashintsû (Penetration of Other’s Minds) portion of the Shôbôgenzô, the subject is mental telepathy, one of the supernormal powers (abhijñâ)regularly said in Buddhist literature to be accessible to […]

A SPECIAL 2-Hour “LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Real-Time Zazenkai — Celebrating the First Day of Jukai Study!

posted by Jundo Cohen

Welcome to our Special “Live fromTreeleaf” Zazen marking the FIRST DAY (although really without beginning or end) of our Jukai (Undertaking the Precepts) Study and Preparations.  Please note the Rev. Taigu, who was supposed to lead things today, is sick […]

Whattsa Who’sa Bodhisattva? – The Virtue of Mystical Powers

posted by Jundo Cohen

We now come to the Bodhisattva Virtue of  …. Miraculous, Mystical Powers (bala) Mahayana sutras and lore refer to a variety of supernatural powers developed through meditation and Buddhist practice, said of aid to the Bodhisattva … such as the […]

Every precious thing …

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – VI ) Waste not, want not … Everything always in its place … The reference to “high and low” places is from this Koan concerning GuishanLingyou (771-853) and his disciple Yangshan Huiji (807-883). […]

Rolling up one’s sleeves …

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – V ) Getting up from the Zafu and down to work … Looking in to oneself and changing out … _____________________________ In the past, eminentmen in possession of the way practiced in this […]

Overturing the Rice Bucket

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – IV ) In this passage, the “six flavors” are bitter, sour, sweet, salty, mild and hot. The “three virtues” are to be light & gentle, pure & healthy, and prepared correctly. Life, like […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – the bowl of dirty soup

posted by Jundo Cohen

On Metta … and letting go of the territory as well as the owner … (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.

On the Anniversary of 9-11

posted by Jundo Cohen

A Buddhist Response to Terror … ______________________________________________ (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.  

Join our Weekly ‘SATURDAY LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Real-Time Zen Meditation

posted by Jundo Cohen

Please join our weekly “Live from Treeleaf” Zazenkai meditation … BUT DUE TO TECHNICAL REASONS, TODAY’S ZAZENKAI IS RECORDED … so,  ‘LIVED FROM TREELEAF’ … a ‘RE-SIT’ … FOR WHICH I APOLOGIZE … We start with 3 floor prostrations (or […]

Tired, Nothing to Say

posted by Jundo Cohen

I’m tired, nothing to say … ( and that’s maybe the best talk of all ) ______________________________________________ (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended) To subscribe to “Treeleaf Zen” […]

Not A Single Moment of Carelessness …

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – III ) Doing things carefully … the Zen way … _____________________________ Next, the variousstewards consult in the store hall about what seasonings should be used on thefollowing day, what vegetables should be eaten, […]

Frugal, Simple

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – II ) Keeping it simple … _____________________________ When this mountain monk[I, Dôgen] was in Song China,on my days off I inquired of retired elderly monks who had held minor andimportant offices, and they […]

The Zen Way of Cooking

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – I ) For our ongoing 100-day ANGO … let’s start cooking … If you would like to find the complete translation we will be using … SOTO ZEN TEXT PROJECT _____________________________ Buddhist monasteries […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – suchness

posted by Jundo Cohen

… just suchness … (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.

Join Our SEPTEMBER 4-Hour ‘LIVE’ ZAZENKAI NETCAST!

posted by Jundo Cohen

This month’s sitting and ceremony is dedicated to Dennis, who left this world a few days ago, to his family and to his very good friend … Please join our AUGUST MONTHLY 4-hour ‘Live from Treeleaf’ ZAZENKAI, recorded in “real […]

Our theme today is … Peace …

posted by Jundo Cohen

PEACE ______________________________________________ (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.  

Whattsa Who’sa Bodhisattva? – The Virtue of Vow & Commitment

posted by Jundo Cohen

In keeping with our 100-day Ango Practice Season, we look at the Bodhisattva Virtue of  …. Vow and Commitment (pranidhana) The most fundamental Bodhisattva’s vows are these four, which we chant daily … To save all sentient beings, though beings […]

EVIL! – A Buddhist perspective on the Garrido Dugard Kidnapping Case and like horrors ..

posted by Jundo Cohen

I offer a Buddhist Perspective on one of the many unspeakable horrors and tragedies that are sometime encountered in this world ….   (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is […]

The Meal Verse and Aware Eating

posted by Jundo Cohen

For our ongoing 100-day ANGO Special Practice Season (SEE HERE) … … one encouraged practice is the recitation of a Meal Verse prior to each meal. Here is one we have used during Retreats at Treeleaf that I suggest … […]

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