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‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – The Ten Oxherding Pictures (IV)

posted by Jundo Cohen

dancing with shadows … At the waters edge, under the trees – hoofmarks are numerous. Balmy grasses grow abundantly – can you see them or not?Even if you go deeper and deeper into the mountains,How could his nostrils, well compassing […]

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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 5 minutes or so […]

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RETREAT !! RETREAT!! (IV) – Bowing

posted by Jundo Cohen

At our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘ scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 5 and 6, 2009 (and available in recorded form after that, for participation any time ‘On Demand’). DETAILS CLICK HERE … … there will be […]

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RETREAT !! RETREAT!! (III) – Whatsa Buddha Statue?

posted by Jundo Cohen

It is traditional to have a Buddha Statue in the Zen Hall … or, rather, a statue of Manjusri Bodhisattva astride a Lion, a symbol of Wisdom … But, really, any Buddha (or Bodhisattva) statue or picture will do. In […]

‘WEDNESDAY with TAIGU’ – The Ten Oxherding Pictures (III)

posted by Jundo Cohen

The first picture    …  The Seeker On his blog, Mike Dosho Port quotes Andy Ferguson’s translation  of a poem by Sensu Tokujo, one of our Chinese ancestors: Letting down the line ten thousand feet, A single breaking wave makes ten thousand ripples. At […]

RETREAT !! RETREAT!! (II)

posted by Jundo Cohen

Today we will look at how to enter, walk through and be seated in the ”Zendo‘ ( ‘Sitting Hall’ ) … For our Retreat, it is suggested that one find a quiet, isolated space at home, where one can be […]

Honored Teacher: Azuma Roshi

posted by Jundo Cohen

I sat a short Zazenkai this weekend with my first teacher in Japan, Azumu Ikuo Roshi (東 郁雄), a great Dogen scholar and former instructor at Soji-ji … now age 92 and sharp as a tack. Here he is Saturday, […]

Join our Weekly ‘SATURDAY (almost) LIVE FROM TREELEAF’ Real-Time Zen Meditation TONIGHT!

posted by Jundo Cohen

A PRE-RECORDED ‘RE-SIT’ TODAY, as I am attending a retreat in another part of Japan with Azuma Ikuo Roshi, my old teacher who is visiting from Kyushu … Please join our weekly “(almost) Live from Treeleaf” Zazenkai meditation … We […]

RETREAT !! RETREAT!! (I)

posted by Jundo Cohen

.We will have a few talks over the coming week or two, in preparation for our ‘Treeleaf Two-Day Online Retreat‘, scheduled for LIVE NETCAST over the weekend of DECEMBER 5 and 6, 2009! (and available in recorded form after that, […]

Carving Buddhas

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XXVII) We continue our look at equanimity … equanimity hand-in-hand with sincere endeavor. The two would seem to be at odds. But the two tastes can be one taste … one beyond one […]

Karma Chameleon

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XXVI) The section we discussed yesterday mentions “Karma” and rebirth… so this is a good time for me to express a personal view on that. My view is just my view, but is […]

Equanimity, Gratitude, Respect … Sincerity, Generosity

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XXV) In this section, Master Dogen continues to counsel that we should take the ingredients that life hands us and treat them with each of equanimity, gratitude and respect … even if poor […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – The Ten Oxherding Pictures (II)

posted by Jundo Cohen

the 10 simultaneous pictures _______________________ (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 … 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 5 minutes or so […]

Master Dogen, Business Consultant ?!?

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XXIV) We could almost write a modern corporate management advice book with this stuff … Maybe we can say that, even if the head of the whole organization, the president of the company […]

One Flavor, Five Poisons

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XXIII) Maybe we could say this like this … In cooking your life out of life’s cookbook … you had better see clearly what’s what. If you do so, you may be able […]

Raining

posted by Jundo Cohen

Raining, all day today, cold …. brrrrrrr … (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 Knowledge

posted by Jundo Cohen

The Tenth of the Bodhisattva’s Ten Virtues is …. Knowledge (Jñāna) … In Saving All Sentient Beings … Knowledge Goes a Long Way … (remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – The Ten Oxherding Pictures (I) …… (How to read a Zen text)

posted by Jundo Cohen

Thisis an Enso from the great Zen teacher Nantembo who lived a century ago,his temple in Nishinomiya is very close to where I live. Itsays: Everything fundamentally is perfect roundness in this world. Assoon as you are born in this […]

Please join our NOVEMBER 4-Hour ‘LIVE’ ZAZENKAI NETCAST!

posted by Jundo Cohen

This month’s sitting and ceremony is dedicated to a friend whose son is leaving for service in Afghanistan … and to all such families … Please join our NOVEMBER MONTHLY 4-hour ‘Live from Treeleaf’ ZAZENKAI, recorded in “real time” and […]

One, seven, three, five –

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XXII) Master Dogen continues his story of the Yuwang Monastery cook. (I have added capitalized notes inspired by Uchiyama Roshi’s comments) … I again asked the cook:“You are venerable in years; why don’t […]

Second Life … LIVE November 14 @ 5 PM SLT (PDT)

posted by Jundo Cohen

(there is no video today … ) Well, I just had the pleasure of visiting a Meditation Hall with 1,300 members, from all Buddhist traditions … some of whom are pirates, golden fairies, meditating dogs, flying dragons and …. the […]

If not me, who? If not now, when?

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XXI) In the following section, Master Dogen recounts his encounters in China with two old Tenzo  … The stories speak for themselves today … so I’ll let them … (I’ll have a little […]

Self Responsibility

posted by Jundo Cohen

( Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook – XX) This is a chance to talk about Buddhist practice and personal (or “self”) responsibility. The world and our self are not two, meaning that we can do a lot to repair this […]

‘MONDAYS with TAIGU’ – simplicity

posted by Jundo Cohen

simplicity, please … (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.

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