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Dharma talks on Zen Buddhism from the Village Zendo in New York City.

Dharma talks on Zen Buddhism from the Village Zendo in New York City.
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Dharma talks on Zen Buddhism from the Village Zendo in New York City.

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English


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Talk by Jiryu “Five Ways to Establish a Rock-Solid Meditation Habit”

10/3/2019
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Meditation can transform your life, but it only works if you sit regularly. You can establish a strong, serious meditation practice by following these five methods. Recorded October 3rd 2019.

Duration:00:34:39

Talk by Fusho “On Trying”

9/15/2019
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Through the Vimalakirti Sutra, Dogen’s Guidelines for Studying the Way, and her own creative writing process, Fusho examines the value of effort in our daily lives.

Duration:00:26:34

Talk by Jiryu “How To Dissolve The Self”

9/12/2019
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September 12, 2019 Whenever you do something with full attention, your self naturally merges with your activity. Pay attention to how the self shifts and moves, and you can start to see through the illusion of ego.

Duration:00:29:04

Talk by Jisei “Ordinary! Supernatural! Vimalakirti’s Sick Room”

9/8/2019
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September 8, 2019 Jisei explores the Vimalakirti Sutra, pointing to the intersection of the ordinary and the supernatural–where joy and wonder are always available in the midst of suffering.

Duration:00:29:52

Talk by Ryoshin “This Broken World”

9/5/2019
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September 5, 2019 Given all of the seemingly intractable problems in the world today, it would be easy to lose heart or simply tune out. Ryoshin examines how the Buddha’s teachings can allow us to stay present with what’s happening in the world, and live an awakened life, right now.

Duration:00:17:46

Talk by Soten: “Too busy! Not busy! Which moon is this?”

8/29/2019
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Soten explores Case 21 of the Book of Serenity, “Yunyan Sweeps the Ground,” to point to the enlightening nature of our everyday lives.

Duration:00:21:47

Karuna Sesshin Talk 2 on the Vimalakirti Sutra by Ryoshin

8/9/2019
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August 9, 2019 Karuna Sesshin Ryoshin looks at a question asked of the Buddha in the Vimalakirti Sutra: “how can we create a Buddha land?” In contemplating this question, we see that our own life is, of itself, a Buddha land, or source of the awakened mind.

Duration:00:25:42

Karuna Sesshin Talk 1 on the Vimalakirti Sutra by JoAn

8/8/2019
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Senior student JoAn offers his perspective on the Vimalakirti Sutra to those in attendance at the Village Zendo’s Karuna sesshin at Wisdom House in Litchfield, Connecticut on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Duration:00:30:43

Dai Sesshin 2019 – Talk by Jiryu: “How To Be Free From Greed”

7/31/2019
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In the fifth talk of Dai Sesshin, Jiryu offers this: We waste our lives chasing temporary, superficial things, and our disappointment leads to grief. Here’s a practice that loosens greed’s grip on our minds, and frees us to appreciate this moment.

Duration:00:27:51

Dai Sesshin 2019 – Talk by Gessho: “Mount Mo’s Female Body”

7/30/2019
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In the fourth talk of Dai Sesshin, Gessho tells the story of female chan master Moshan Lioran.

Duration:00:29:44

Dai Sesshin 2019 – Talk by Fusho: “Listening to the Goddess”

7/29/2019
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In the third talk of Dai Sesshin, Fusho uses a story from the Vimalakirti Sutra to examine how our constant transformation can be a means for good.

Duration:00:23:24

Dai Sesshin 2019 – Talk by Kenko: “From the Classroom to Manzanar”

7/28/2019
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In the second talk of Dai Sesshin, Kenko reflects on householder practice and leaving home for sesshin.

Duration:00:23:15

Talk by Gessho “Does Gender Matter?’

7/21/2019
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July 21, 2019 Gessho explores the life and teachings of Prajnatara, who is part of both our male and female ancestral lineages.

Duration:00:28:11

Talk by JoAn “Seeing Our Conditioning and Responding”

7/18/2019
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Jo An shares about a visit from his in-laws. He talks about the dangers of our reflexive conditioned thinking and “getting stuck”. Jo An voices concern that not looking at our intrinsic bias and conditioning allows for the three poisons to increase.

Duration:00:26:35

Talk by Yuuka “Limits: Respect Them or Bust Through?”

6/30/2019
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On a day of competing Pride marches, Yuuka wrestled with limits of many varieties. Stories from female ancestors Punnika, Khujjutara, and Darlene Cohen guided the way.

Duration:00:22:51

Talk by Soten “Sickness and Health According to the Ancestors”

6/13/2019
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June 13, 2019 In this talk, Soten offers teachings from our Dharma ancestors Yunmen and Robert Genjin Savage. “Yunmen’s two sicknesses” and the “AIDS Ward Scherzo” illuminate notions of sickness and health in our zen practices and our lives.

Duration:00:24:32

Talk by Musho “Over and Over and Over”

5/30/2019
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In this talk Musho explores our Zen Practice with the help of a paragraph from Taizan Maezumi Roshi’s book “Appreciate Your Life.” Maezumi Roshi invites us to practice “over and over and over” and not to separate practice from realization. Musho then compares this to his own experience as a visual artist, musician and Zen […]

Duration:00:25:11

Talk by Fusho: “Whatever You May Think – It’s Gone Already.”

5/26/2019
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Fusho offers an examination of how our zazen practice can help us let go of what we think we “know,” in order to enliven our relationships and in turn, live our lives more fully. Recorded May 26, 2019.

Duration:00:24:03

Talk by Yugetsu “It’s the Water!”

5/16/2019
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Yugetsu shares thoughts on how awareness helps us see beyond our default settings, even in the roughest waters. Recorded May 16, 2019

Duration:00:26:26

Talk by Jiryu: “Are the Six Senses True Reality, Or Not?”

5/9/2019
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When we practice mindfulness of what we’re experiencing here and now, we can be at peace and free of worry. But we can go much deeper than that. Buddha taught that we can see through our greedy, self-centered delusions and clearly comprehend the truth of our lives.

Duration:00:28:12