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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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United States

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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 Enkyo Roshi “Can You Step Forward Into The Waves Of Change?”

9/22/2019
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Roshi spoke about Sekiso’s koan in the Mumonkan, Case 46, “How do you step forward from a 100 pole.” The koan today asks us all, how do we meet this changing world when categories evolve, words take on new meaning, and the world itself cries out for adaptation? Recorded September 22, 2019.

Duration:00:28:24

Talk by Shinryu Sensei “Is Spiritual Bypassing the Gate to Non-Duality?”

9/19/2019
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Shinryu takes up Vimalakirti’s “thunderous silence” as well as debates in the field of “Critical Buddhism” to address whether our practice leads to political and ethical conformity. Recorded September 19th, 2019.

Duration:00:30:31

Talk by Bokushu Hoshi “Calling all Bodhisattvas”

9/14/2019
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Bokushu talks about the source of our suffering, and about the opportunity we bodhisattvas have to relate more skillfully to reality.

Duration:00:27:51

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

Talk by Enkyo Roshi “Nothing is Hidden”

8/25/2019
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August 25, 2019 Roshi brings up our country’s painful history of land theft and slavery. She exhorts us to see the truth both in our collective history and in the way our own minds habitually operate. Seeing that truth, we can act more skillfully in a world that desperately needs our understanding and compassion.

Duration:00:27:27

Karuna Sesshin Talk 3 on the Vimalakirti Sutra by Bokushu Hoshi

8/10/2019
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August 10, 2019 Karuna Sesshin Bokushu connects the Vimalakirti Sutra with our culture of self loathing and gun violence. He urges listeners to learn to see and tolerate themselves as the foundation for cultivating compassion in all its many forms.

Duration:00:30:44

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 Ryotan Sensei: “Bodhisattvas, Come Get Your Rice!”

8/2/2019
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In the final talk of Dai Sesshin, Ryotan Sensei relates how master Chin Niu and the Vimalakirti Sutra remind us that our lives are boundless.

Duration:00:38:56

Dai Sesshin 2019 – Talk by Soshin Hoshi “Vimalakirti Is Ill”

8/1/2019
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“Monks, one moment you are born, the next you grow old, the next you pass into extinction.” In the sixth talk of Dai Sesshin, Soshin inquires inquires about Vimalakirti’s illness.

Duration:00:39:53

Dai Sesshin 2019 – Talk by Roshi: “The Portal of Sesshin”

7/27/2019
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In the first dharma talk of Dai Sesshin, Roshi shares the idea of sacred portals, and invites us to enter into a new way of experiencing reality.

Duration:00:30:24

Talk by Bokushu Hoshi: “The Four Vows Part Six: The Living Way, One Step at a Time”

7/14/2019
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Bokushu urges everyone to actualize the four vows as the expression of their very lives.

Duration:00:24:15

Talk By Ryotan Sensei “A Tale of Two Bridges”

7/11/2019
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Ryotan Sensei explores the famous koan where Master Joshu points to the bridge of the Dharma that allows all beings to cross. Recorded July 11th 2019.

Duration:00:28:59

Talk by Bokushu Hoshi “The Four Vows Part Five: Which Way Isn’t the Buddha Way?”

6/23/2019
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June 23, 2019 Bokushu bears witness to his own habitual separation as a means to stop separating from the Buddha Way.

Duration:00:27:22

Talk by Ryotan Sensei “Ordinary and Extraordinary”

6/20/2019
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June 20, 2019 Ryo explores the Four Noble Truths as an expression of Ordinary Mind.

Duration:00:31:27

Talk by Roshi “How we Practice Zen: form and formlessness”

6/16/2019
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June 16, 2019 In her talk, Roshi asks us to look at the forms of practice we use, how they change, and what remains?

Duration:00:27:25

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 Fugan Hoshi “Sea Grass Temple”

6/9/2019
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June 9, 2019 In this talk, Fugan Hoshi explores the meaning of sanctuary within the challenges and trials of daily life.

Duration:00:27:59

Talk by Joshin Sensei “Sen-Jo and her Soul are Separated”

6/8/2019
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June 8, 2019 Joshin Sensei talks about the rupture in connection that personal and collective trauma creates, and how it benefits us to become aware of our autonomic nervous system to become better able to regulate it.

Duration:00:45:24

Talk by Bokushu Hoshi “Zazen… Why ask Why? Here’s Why!”

5/19/2019
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May 19, 2019 Bokushu Hoshi explores how Zazen benefits our suffering world.

Duration:00:18:59