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Denkai Talk, Garrison Sesshin (New York Zendo)

11/14/2014
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This talk was given after receiving both Jukai and Denkai or lay entrustment from my teacher Barry Magid. Denkai is transmission giving permission to teach and offer the precepts. The talk expands on the positive interpretation of the first two precepts: to cherish life, to love life and to practice appreciation and gratitude fir what we freely receive.

Duration:00:50:07

Beyond Us And Them (New York Zendo)

10/3/2014
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This is my first ever talk as a zen teacher. It is my commentary on case 45 of the Gateless Barrier, “Who is That Other?” My reading of this Koan is that it goes to the heart of our Zen practice: that is, it asks the question, how do we integrate our understanding of the oneness and interdependence of life, which we discover in Zazen, with how we conduct ourselves in our everyday life embedded as it is in wealth inequality, discrimination based on gender, race, age, sexuality, and ability...

Duration:00:26:19