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Dharma talks by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede and others. Roshi Kjolhede is abbot of the Rochester Zen Center and Dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau.

Dharma talks by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede and others. Roshi Kjolhede is abbot of the Rochester Zen Center and Dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau.
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Dharma talks by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede and others. Roshi Kjolhede is abbot of the Rochester Zen Center and Dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau.

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English


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Friendship: A Remedy for Cultural Disruption and Loneliness

3/17/2019
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Those who perpetrate mass shootings such as the one in New Zealand last week are often “loners.” But more people than ever in our country and elsewhere, while more “connected” than ever via social media, suffer from social isolation, which in turn can breed fear and distrust. Cultivating adult friends can help. The post Friendship: A Remedy for Cultural Disruption and Loneliness appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:42:40

The Value of Getting Lost

3/10/2019
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Losing our bearings in the world, either literally or figuratively, can provoke anxiety, but it also opens us to new vistas. Zazen at its best draws us into this state of wonder-ing, where we have the promise of losing our self and finding true freedom. The post The Value of Getting Lost appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:49:31

March 2019 Sesshin, Day 2: Everyday Zen, by Charlotte Joko Beck

3/3/2019
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Dharma Talk by Trueman Taylor The post March 2019 Sesshin, Day 2: Everyday Zen, by Charlotte Joko Beck appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:49:31

March 2019 Sesshin, Day 1: Everyday Zen, by Charlotte Joko Beck

3/2/2019
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Dharma Talk by Trueman Taylor The post March 2019 Sesshin, Day 1: Everyday Zen, by Charlotte Joko Beck appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:53:10

Dharma Talk by Tom Kowal, “Dharma and Depression – Part 2”

2/17/2019
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Dharma Talk by Tom Kowal The post Dharma Talk by Tom Kowal, “Dharma and Depression – Part 2” appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:59:08

Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn: “Why Buddhism Is True”

2/10/2019
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Commentary on the book, Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright – a look at Buddhism from the standpoint of evolutionary psychology. The post Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn: “Why Buddhism Is True” appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:01:00:58

Coming to the Path Talk by Donna Kowal

2/3/2019
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Sunday talk by Donna Kowal The post Coming to the Path Talk by Donna Kowal appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:49:24

Secular Creeds as Substitutes for Religion

1/27/2019
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In his article “America’s New Religions,” Andrew Sullivan argues that all of us–conservatives, liberals, and even atheists–have our “religions”: belief systems, ideologies, or tribal affiliations that we “worship” beyond reason because they give meaning to our lives. The deities of secular faith may be scientism, progress, self-improvement, social justice ideology, or reason itself. Other gods... The post Secular Creeds as Substitutes for Religion appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:43:57

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 7: Mumonkan #6, “The Buddha Holds Up a Flower”

1/12/2019
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Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede The post January 2019 Sesshin, Day 7: Mumonkan #6, “The Buddha Holds Up a Flower” appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:46:03

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 6: Mumonkan #5, “Kyogen’s Man Up a Tree”

1/11/2019
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Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede The post January 2019 Sesshin, Day 6: Mumonkan #5, “Kyogen’s Man Up a Tree” appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:39:45

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 5: Blue Cliff Record #61, “Fuketsu’s One Particle of Dust”

1/10/2019
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Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede The post January 2019 Sesshin, Day 5: Blue Cliff Record #61, “Fuketsu’s One Particle of Dust” appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:44:03

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 4: Discourse of Master Hsu Yun from The Practice of Zen (trans. C.C.Chang)

1/9/2019
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Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede The post January 2019 Sesshin, Day 4: Discourse of Master Hsu Yun from The Practice of Zen (trans. C.C.Chang) appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:48:58

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 3: Zen Master Hakuin – Selected Writings ( trans. Yampolski)

1/8/2019
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Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede The post January 2019 Sesshin, Day 3: Zen Master Hakuin – Selected Writings ( trans. Yampolski) appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:37:57

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 2: Mud and Water: The Teachings of Zen Master Bassui (trans. Arthur Braverman)

1/7/2019
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Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede The post January 2019 Sesshin, Day 2: Mud and Water: The Teachings of Zen Master Bassui (trans. Arthur Braverman) appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:48:03

January 2019 Sesshin, Day 1: Short Autobiographies of Two Chinese Zen Masters

1/6/2019
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Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede The post January 2019 Sesshin, Day 1: Short Autobiographies of Two Chinese Zen Masters appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:44:10

The Zen Poetry of Ryokan

12/16/2018
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Ryokan was an eccentric 18th-century enlightened Zen hermit-monk who is still beloved in Japan for his poetry. In this collection of his verses, One Robe, One Bowl, he captures both the beauty and pathos of human life, and like his younger contemporary Thoreau, the wonders of nature. The post The Zen Poetry of Ryokan appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:54:17

December 2018 Sesshin, Day 4: Catching a Feather on a Fan: A Zen Retreat With Master Sheng Yen, by John Crook

12/8/2018
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Dharma talk by John Pulleyn The post December 2018 Sesshin, Day 4: Catching a Feather on a Fan: A Zen Retreat With Master Sheng Yen, by John Crook appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:45:05

December 2018 Sesshin, Day 3: Catching a Feather on a Fan: A Zen Retreat With Master Sheng Yen, by John Crook

12/7/2018
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Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn The post December 2018 Sesshin, Day 3: Catching a Feather on a Fan: A Zen Retreat With Master Sheng Yen, by John Crook appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:45:02

December 2018 Sesshin, Day 1: Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings, by Ajahn Chah

12/5/2018
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Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn The post December 2018 Sesshin, Day 1: Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings, by Ajahn Chah appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.

Duration:00:43:34

Mumonkan #32, “A Non-Buddhist Questions the Buddha”

12/2/2018
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A non-Buddhist comes to awakening before the Buddha, sitting in silence, while his longtime disciple Ananda, standing in attendance, remains dumbfounded. How notions of identity can bind us. Who awakens? No one! The post Mumonkan #32, “A Non-Buddhist Questions the Buddha” appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.