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The One Dharma International Podcast presents a collection of Ven. Ryodo Yamashita’s English language Dharma talks. From the mountains of Japan to the jungles of Burma, Yamashita-sensei has 30 years of experience practicing and teaching meditation. His non-sectarian approach focuses on his “One Dharma Meditation Method." The talks presented here are mostly from retreats held outside Japan, especially in India and Taiwan. They explore how we can transform our hearts and give birth to a new world here in the 21st century. For more information please visit: www.onedharmainternational.com

The One Dharma International Podcast presents a collection of Ven. Ryodo Yamashita’s English language Dharma talks. From the mountains of Japan to the jungles of Burma, Yamashita-sensei has 30 years of experience practicing and teaching meditation. His non-sectarian approach focuses on his “One Dharma Meditation Method." The talks presented here are mostly from retreats held outside Japan, especially in India and Taiwan. They explore how we can transform our hearts and give birth to a new world here in the 21st century. For more information please visit: www.onedharmainternational.com
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The One Dharma International Podcast presents a collection of Ven. Ryodo Yamashita’s English language Dharma talks. From the mountains of Japan to the jungles of Burma, Yamashita-sensei has 30 years of experience practicing and teaching meditation. His non-sectarian approach focuses on his “One Dharma Meditation Method." The talks presented here are mostly from retreats held outside Japan, especially in India and Taiwan. They explore how we can transform our hearts and give birth to a new world here in the 21st century. For more information please visit: www.onedharmainternational.com

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Episodes

We and They

7/7/2015
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12/03/11 New Delhi, India From this talk: “Before being whatever religion, you’re just a human being. You have a body, you have a mind, you have this reality. We have a heart, and sometimes it’s painful. Let’s come back to this reality itself.” Topics covered include interdependence, connections with traditions and teachers, problems with mindfulness, … Continue reading We and They

Duration:01:54:52

Right Mindfulness, Wrong Mindfulness

6/15/2015
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12/18/11 From this talk: “When we observe from the Blue Sky point of view, this is true mindfulness.” Topics covered include avoiding confusion between traditions, form and formlessness, true mindfulness, and the cloud of anxiety. Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below.

Duration:01:00:50

Meditation for Humanity

6/7/2015
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12/17/11 From this talk: “Meditation’s not a personal thing anymore..as humanity itself, we should meditate to advance one step further. It means from the world of thinking mind. Now everywhere…we are already reaching the limit…[there are] so many environmental problems, so many psychological problems. So now humanity, as a race, we are already reaching some … Continue reading Meditation for Humanity

Duration:00:55:58

Finding Peace of Mind

5/7/2015
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12/16/11 From this talk: “We’ve been looking for peace of mind in completely the wrong place.” Topics covered include getting to the point, moving from room A to B, and the true meaning of mindfulness. Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below.

Duration:00:56:02

Living as Blue Sky

4/27/2015
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12/09/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “We are Blue Sky from the beginning, but with our thinking mind we couldn’t understand. Why? Because our thinking mind can understand only the world of form. Why? Because our thinking mind itself is form.” Topics covered include remembering one’s original intention, the power of No and … Continue reading Living as Blue Sky

Duration:01:05:17

Beyond Thinking Mind

4/15/2015
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12/07/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “Suffering is self-created. That’s it. You made it. You created the suffering…but I’m not blaming you. I’m giving you hope.” Topics covered include the first noble truth, criticizing mind, identifying as thinking mind, and who watches the breath. With a question and answer period at the end, … Continue reading Beyond Thinking Mind

Duration:00:53:25

Contentment With the Present Moment

3/23/2015
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12/08/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “[Desire] means you are saying “no” to your present state. But now you said “yes.” You are content. That’s why your desire will disappear.” Topics covered include subtle consciousness, the problem of dulling yourself down, desire, and leaving the world of thinking mind. With a question and answer … Continue reading Contentment With the Present Moment

Duration:00:55:46

The Cessation of Hatred

3/9/2015
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12/06/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me. In those who harbor such thoughts, hatred will never cease. He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me. In those who do not harbor such thoughts, hatred will cease. For hatred does not cease … Continue reading The Cessation of Hatred

Duration:00:52:24

Beyond Traditions

2/23/2015
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12/28/12 Goa, India From this talk: “You don’t have to become a so-called Buddhist. You don’t have to become the member of such and such an organization. You can always start from you.” Topics covered include the similarity between Zen and early Buddhism, conflict between religious traditions, ancient methods and modern people, the unity of … Continue reading Beyond Traditions

Duration:01:02:03

Compassion Meditation

2/8/2015
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12/28/12 Goa, India A brief talk on “saying yes” through compassion, followed by a guided meditation. Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below, or join our Google Community .

Duration:00:44:11

Just Say Yes

1/25/2015
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12/28/12 Goa, India From this talk: “Just saying yes to your present situation, finally your dissatisfaction has ended…that is the meaning of staying in the present moment.” Topics covered include: habitual tendencies, freedom from external circumstances, contentment with the present moment, and the difference between “no” and “yes.” Please feel free to discuss this week’s … Continue reading Just Say Yes

Duration:00:58:38

Body in the Body

12/14/2014
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12/27/12 pt.3 Goa, India From this talk: “If you want to feel inside the body, you really have to let go of thinking mind.” A brief talk followed by “inner body awareness meditation” instructions. This is the first part of Yamashita-sensei’s “One Dharma Method.” Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below, or join … Continue reading Body in the Body

Duration:00:35:46

Who is Mindful?

12/1/2014
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12/27/12 pt.2 Goa, India From this talk: “If you can improve your relationship with family members, then you can be called a good practitioner.” Topics covered include: Tich Nhat Hanh, the importance of practicing with others, the anapanasati sutta, and the four foundations of mindfulness Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below, or … Continue reading Who is Mindful?

Duration:00:54:39

Compassion and the Ego

11/15/2014
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12/27/12 Goa, India From this talk: “The purpose of compassion meditation is how to have a relationship based on compassion with [everybody].” Topics covered include: Real freedom, some benefits of meditation, mindful eating, mindfulness in everyday life, and compassion. Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below, or join our Google Community . … Continue reading Compassion and the Ego

Duration:00:57:13

A Change of Identity

11/2/2014
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6/30/13 Hualien, Taiwan – Day 3 English / Mandarin From this talk: “Your identity is changing. You are White Clouds. But now you know, you are also Blue Sky.” Topics covered include: confusion with words of enlightened teachers, just sitting, view from the new dimension, and practical advice for applying meditation in daily life. Please … Continue reading A Change of Identity

Duration:01:16:05

Meditation and Society

10/22/2014
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6/29/13 Hualien, Taiwan – Day 2 English / Mandarin From this talk: “This new dimension, how can we go there? All the paths to this new dimension exist already inside [oneself]” Topics covered include: a new dimension, two things we need for practice, perfect equanimity, perfect acceptance, and life and death from the blue sky. Please feel … Continue reading Meditation and Society

Duration:01:02:59

The Power of Acceptance

10/13/2014
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6/28/13 Hualien, Taiwan – Day 1 English / Mandarin From this talk: “Observing things as they are, it means observing things with acceptance.” Topics covered include: Likes and dislikes, objective observation, acceptance, and the fundamental mistake. Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below, or join our Google Community . … Continue reading The Power of Acceptance

Duration:00:57:36

Who Meditates?

10/5/2014
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9/3/13 Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 3 English / Korean From this talk: “Unless you understand this change of identity, meditation doesn’t work.” The final Dharma talk from the 2013 Korea retreat. Topics covered include: the most difficult point in meditation, the role of trust in practice, the ego’s tricks, and the world of Blue … Continue reading Who Meditates?

Duration:01:08:14

Young Global Leaders Meditation Workshop

9/29/2014
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9/14/14 Hounen-in, Kyoto, Japan With Issho Fujita An introductory talk on meditation given to the Young Global Leaders Forum, a project of the World Economic Forum. YGL is “a community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future.” Issho Fujita speaks for the first 25 minutes (the very beginning of … Continue reading Young Global Leaders Meditation Workshop

Duration:00:50:09

Silence

9/22/2014
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9/2/13 Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 3 English / Korean From this talk: “During the retreat we really concentrate on touching Silence. Then after the retreat you go back to your daily situation. Then how to keep a connection with the Silence is your job.” Topics covered include: Endless thinking, walking meditation, zen metaphor, and … Continue reading Silence

Duration:00:57:15