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Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.

Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.
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Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.

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English


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As surely as ice is water

12/3/2018
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Hakuin Zenji’s Poem “Song of Zazen” starts by assuring us that beings are Buddhas as surely as ice is water. Grasping this tenet is key to practicing Zen. Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center, December 2, 2018.

Duration:00:24:45

Giving

12/3/2018
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The first of the Buddhist perfections is Dana, or generosity. Why is it first? Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center, November 25, 2018.

Duration:00:25:16

Grateful for all of it

11/19/2018
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It’s counterintuitive to be thankful for our troubles as well as our joys. Zen helps us see the value in being grateful for all of it. Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center, November 18, 2018.

Duration:00:23:09

The Adventure

11/11/2018
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The 10 Oxherding Pictures show the way through our practice. It is a journey toward integration that calls on strength, flexibility, and creativity. Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center, November 11, 2018.

Duration:00:31:54

Sesshin reflections

11/3/2018
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Stephen Black, Berneta Walraven and Bill Jarcho share reflections about their experiences sitting sesshin at Bodhi Manda Zen Center in New Mexico. October 21, 2018 at the Zen Center.

Duration:00:21:55

Chop wood, carry water part 3

11/3/2018
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Koshin Cain speaks on Layman P’ang and his family at the Fall 2018 sesshin, “Chop Wood, Carry Water: Making a Life of Practice.” Part 3 of 3.

Duration:00:29:57

Sesshin Night 2

11/2/2018
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Koshin Cain gives an evening talk at the Fall 2018 sesshin. Part 2 of 2.

Duration:00:13:49

Chop Wood, Carry Water Part 2

11/2/2018
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Koshin Cain speaks on Layman P’ang and his family at the Fall 2018 sesshin, “Chop Wood, Carry Water: Making a Life of Practice.” Part 2 of 3.

Duration:00:32:51

Sesshin ight one

10/30/2018
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Koshin Cain gives an evening talk at the Fall 2018 Sesshin. Part one in a series of two.

Duration:00:15:05

Chop wood, carry water, part 1

10/30/2018
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Koshin Cain speaks on Layman P’ang and his family at the Fall 2018 sesshin, “Chop Wood, Carry Water: Making a Life of Practice.” Part 1 of 3.

Duration:00:38:20

Your one wild and precious life

10/10/2018
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The Buddha makes an unusual request – that we make a spiritual practice of observing the impermanence of all things, including our own life. How is that supposed to help? Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center October 7, 2018.

Duration:00:24:44

Make haste slowly

10/5/2018
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How do we progress in Buddhist practice? Isn’t it about NOT progressing? In Rinzai Zen we ask you to diligently make an effort until there is no effort needed. Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center on September 30, 2018.

Duration:00:25:42

Breathing Spirit

10/5/2018
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In every cycle of breath spirit travels through the body creating form, consciousness, formlessness and returning to emptiness. Each cycle is a microcosm of our life’s earth walk, from our first inhale at birth to our final exhale as we die to this life. Robert Litman will guide awareness

Duration:00:31:52

The practice of tea

9/5/2018
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The Practice of Tea and the Practice of Zen The modern (post-16th century) tea ceremony was greatly influenced by the practice of Zen. This talk will describe some of the similarities between the practice of the Way of Tea (Chado) and the practice of Zen and also a few

Duration:00:29:44

Koan Zen

9/5/2018
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Giko David Rubin talks about Zen, koans, and practicing with never ending purpose. August 20, 2018 at the Zen Center.

Duration:00:22:11

Compassion in the Balance

8/8/2018
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What does it mean to keep our balance in these crazy times? Genko Kathy Blackman speaks at the Zen Center, August 5, 2018.

Duration:00:27:02

Regarding the Other

8/1/2018
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How do we perceive those in the other tribe? Zen practice can help us recognize our own biases and regard the OTHER with more clarity and understanding. Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center, July 15, 2018.

Duration:00:25:17

The whole world alive

7/15/2018
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Eko Jeff Kelley of Seattle Soto Zen speaks at our annual summer day sit, July 14, 2018.

Duration:00:37:45

What kind of liberty?

7/15/2018
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Our practice helps us move through our lives with a deeper liberty, living and dying more freely.

Duration:00:21:54

Zen in Norway

7/14/2018
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Koshin and Christian Meass Svendsen, President of the Board of Rinzai Zen Center in Oslo, discuss Buddhism in Norway and Zen practice at the Rinzai Zen Center in Oslo.

Duration:00:35:28