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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

2019-04-09 Encouraging Words in Times of Crisis

4/12/2019
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Continuing on from the previous teisho, more on working with our darkest thoughts, especially tanha vibhava the craving for non-existence, aka the "pot of loathing". Plus four perspectives on our response to suffering. Main Text(s) quoted: The Transformative Power of Crisis by Robert M. Alter with Jane Alter, Harper Collins NY 2000

Duration:00:45:17

2019-03-26 Overwhelm and Other Afflictive Emotions

4/12/2019
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Some responses to questions from a student: "Given the enormous amount of destruction and suffering in the world how can we do everything that needs doing? How to we keep our hearts and minds wide open and manage the feelings of helplessness and inadequacy that arise? Main Text(s) quoted: "The Love in Deep Adaptation" by Jem Bendell and Katie Carr www.jembendell.com, 17 March 2019

Duration:00:27:54

2019-03-24 The Power of Love and Compassion

4/12/2019
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The Mosque shootings, white supremacy, non-violent climate action and "placing our fearful mind in the cradle of loving-kindness". Main Text(s) quoted: "Why climate action is the antithesis of white supremacy" by Rebecca Solnit, The Guardian, 19 March 2019 and "Practice of Metta and the English Problem' by John Aske, Buddhism Now, 11 January 2014.

Duration:00:49:48

2019-03-12 Daily Practice

3/19/2019
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How to practice daily.

Duration:00:53:16

2019-02-19 Discussing the climate crisis

3/2/2019
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Sensei comments on the sangha's discussion of the climate crisis.

Duration:00:51:03

2019-01-16 Songgyong Doesn't Undress

1/27/2019
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Forgetting the self and being awakened by the 10,000 things Text quoted: The Hidden Lamp ed Susan Moon and Florence Caplow ; Women on the Buddhist Path by Martine Batchelor

Duration:00:51:00

2019-01-15 Manseong's No Cultivation

1/27/2019
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The paradox of zen -- a practice which is both sudden and gradual Text quoted: The Hidden Lamp ed Susan Moon and Florence Caplow

Duration:00:51:47

2019-01-14 Great Doubt 2

1/27/2019
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Zazen as a way of dissolving the mirage of ego Text quoted: Silent Illumination by Master Sheng Yen and John Crook

Duration:00:55:21