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Teishos and Dharma Talks from Auckland Zen Centre (New Zealand) by Sensei Amala Wrightson and Richard von Sturmer.

Teishos and Dharma Talks from Auckland Zen Centre (New Zealand) by Sensei Amala Wrightson and Richard von Sturmer.
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United States

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Teishos and Dharma Talks from Auckland Zen Centre (New Zealand) by Sensei Amala Wrightson and Richard von Sturmer.

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English


Episodes

2018-09-08 Sonin's Shadeless Tree

9/20/2018
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Master Keizan asks, "What about right now? Sonin responds with a bow that contains everything. Main Text(s) quoted: The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women edited by Florence Caplow and Susan Moon

Duration:00:45:57

2018-09-07 The Old Woman and the Pure Land

9/20/2018
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A Zen Master learns from an elderly Pure Land practitioner -- and so can we. Notions of "self " and "other" drop away. Main Text(s) quoted: The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women edited by Florence Caplow and Susan Moon.

Duration:00:47:37

2018-09-06 Teachings of Master Bassui 5

9/20/2018
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Arouse the mind with out its abiding anywhere Main Text(s) quoted: Mud and Water, The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui, translated by Arthur Braverman

Duration:00:52:09

2018-09-05 Teachings of Master Bassui 4

9/18/2018
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The Six Perfections (Paramitas) are our Buddha-nature functioning. Main Text(s) quoted: Mud and Water, The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui, translated by Arthur Braverman

Duration:00:49:21

2018-09-04 Teachings of Master Bassui 3

9/18/2018
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In what way is Zen "outside the sutras"? Main Text(s) quoted: Mud and Water, The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui, translated by Arthur Braverman

Duration:00:52:22

2018-09-03 Teachings of Master Bassui 2

9/18/2018
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Bassui's Talk on One Mind -- invaluable instructions for working on a koan. Main Text(s) quoted: The Three Pillars of Zen, compiled and edited by Philip Kapleau.

Duration:00:54:44

2018-09-02 Teachings of Master Bassui 1

9/18/2018
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Master Bassui's Life Main Text(s) quoted: Mud and Water, The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui, translated by Arthur Braverman

Duration:00:46:16

2018-08-28 Long Ancestral Line Series: Miccaka

9/18/2018
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Though we find clear waters ranging to the vast blue sky in autumn, how can it compare to the hazy moon on a spring night! Main Text(s) quoted: The Record of Transmitting the Light: Zen Master Keizan's Denkoroku, translated by Frances H. Cook

Duration:00:46:56

2018-08-14 Long Ancestral Line Series: Dhritaka

9/18/2018
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What does it mean to "leave home?" Main Text(s) quoted: The Record of Transmitting the Light: Zen Master Keizan's Denkoroku, translated by Frances H. Cook

Duration:00:49:08

2018-07-31 Humility

8/6/2018
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What is humility?

Duration:00:45:18

2018-07-03 Precepts 3

7/7/2018
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A teisho on precepts in preparation for the Jukai ceremony.

Duration:00:53:47

2018-06-19 Precepts 2

6/23/2018
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A teisho on the precepts in preparation for the Jukai ceremony.

Duration:00:49:41

2018-06-05 Precepts 1

6/23/2018
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A teisho on the precepts in preparation for the Jukai ceremony.

Duration:00:58:29

2018-05-22 The Ancestral Line: Vasubandhu

5/26/2018
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A teisho in the series about the chant "The Ancestral Line".

Duration:00:54:35

2018-05-12 S32 Yangshan's Mind and Environment

5/19/2018
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It is possible to get stuck in emptiness. More is needed for real living. Main Text(s) quoted: The Method of No-Method, The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination by Chan Master Shengyen

Duration:00:34:36

2018-05-11 S23 Luzu Faces the Wall

5/19/2018
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Luzu's plain and simple teaching is evidence of his deep faith in our potential to awaken. Main Text(s) quoted: Zen's Chinese Heritage by Andy Fergusson

Duration:00:46:27

2018-05-10 Cultivating the Empty Field 5

5/19/2018
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Becoming an ox at the bottom of the mountain, or "Nothing distinguishes the enlightened person." (Yamada Koun-roshi) Main Text(s) quoted: Cultivating the Empty Field, The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, translated by Taigen Daniel Leighton with Yi Wu and The Method of No-Method, The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination by Chan Master Shengyen

Duration:00:45:59

2018-05-09 Cultivating the Empty Field 4

5/19/2018
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Review -- why do we come to sesshin and what do we do? Skillfully working with our mental obsessions, compulsions and delusions and entering the Hongzhi's "clear circle of brightness". Main Text(s) quoted: Cultivating the Empty Field, The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, translated by Taigen Daniel Leighton with Yi Wu.

Duration:00:50:10

2018-05-07 Cultivating the Empty Field 2

5/19/2018
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"Murkiness remains": pros and cons and pitfalls of shikantaza and koan practice. What is the "field of boundless emptiness"? Some perspectives from quantum physics. Main Text(s) quoted: Cultivating the Empty Field, The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, translated by Taigen Daniel Leighton with Yi Wu. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos by Brian Swimme.

Duration:00:48:57

2018-05-06 Cultivating the Empty Field 1

5/19/2018
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Biographical material and introduction to Master Hongzhi's teaching. Main Text(s) quoted: Cultivating the Empty Field, The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, translated by Taigen Daniel Leighton with Yi Wu and The Method of No-Method, The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination by Chan Master Shengyen

Duration:00:51:08