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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 Tokuyu Hoshi “Gold Sufficient for a Nation”

12/6/2018
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In this talk senior student Tokuyu starts with issues his music students have with recognition, and the feeling of lack and never achieving enough. Tokuyu looks at how psychology and physiology combine to create internal anger that can lead to chronic pain. This theory is expressed in the book “Healing Back Pain” by the late […]

Duration:00:29:13

Talk by Frank Ostaseski

12/6/2018
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November 11, 2018

Duration:00:32:03

Talk by Roshi “Appreciating Bernie”

11/21/2018
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In this talk Roshi fondly remembers her recently departed teacher Zen Master Bernie Glassman. She recounts how they met, and how Bernie used his actions and activism to teach and inspire a new kind of Zen practice. Roshi then shifts to the koan “Dongshan’s No Grass” and sees Bernie’s teaching of stillness in the midst […]

Duration:00:36:21

Talk by Jiryu “The Day That Yunmen Broke His Foot”

11/15/2018
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The punchline to the old stories is always the same: some monk was suddenly enlightened. What really happened back then, and what happens to us today when we have an experience of insight?

Duration:00:23:24

Talk by Jiryu “Rules for Hyenas”

11/1/2018
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In this talk, Jiryu offers the following message: If we treat the Zen precepts as a set of rules to obey, that’s just conformity. Let’s use them instead as a tool for busting the hierarchy!

Duration:00:24:19

Talk by Eisho “A Look Into the Heart Sutra”

10/30/2018
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In this talk Eisho looks into the Heart Sutra in a fresh and inviting way. Recorded October 28th 2018.

Duration:00:32:21

Talk by Soshin “The Women of Man”

10/14/2018
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In this talk, Soshin shares her experience bearing witness at the Montparnasse Cemetery and on Wikipedia. Recorded October 14, 2018.

Duration:00:44:50

Talk by Ryotan Sensei “Stillness in Action”

10/13/2018
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In his talk during October’s zazenkai, Ryotan Sensei shares how the foot before and the foot behind in walking get nowhere, and everywhere. Recorded October 13, 2018.

Duration:00:33:21

Talk by Kaku Hoshi “Dogen’s Report to the MeToo Movement”

10/11/2018
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In this talk, Kaku Hoshi offers an idea of what Dogen’s report to the MeToo movement might be.

Duration:00:26:15

Talk by Myoko Sensei “Calm Within the Storm”

10/4/2018
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Myoko Sensei reminds us that within all the turbulence of our troubled times, our practice offers us refuge from the storm.

Duration:00:40:58

Student Talk by Seizan “Of Supreme Importance”

9/30/2018
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Recounting a tender reunion with his ailing sister, Seizan tells us how his practice as come to help him with the Great Matter — Life and Death. Shortly after the beginning of this recording you will hear Seizan lie down on the Zendo floor, where, perpendicular to the Sangha, with his hands in Gassho, he […]

Duration:00:36:42

Talk by Kojin Gaelyn Roshi “Responding to Flames”

9/23/2018
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Kojin Gaelyn Roshi is the abbot of Houston Zen Center, a Soto Zen temple in Suzuki Roshi’s lineage. She received ordination from Tenshin Reb Anderson at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1991, and Dharma Transmission in 2003. She practiced in monasteries for more than eighteen years before moving to Houston to establish its Zen […]

Duration:00:23:33

Talk by Ryotan Sensei “Drop Body and Mind”

9/20/2018
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Ryotan Sensei reminds us that Zazen is the heart of our practice

Duration:00:22:17

Talk by Fusho “Ching Ch’ing’s The Sound of Raindrops”

9/20/2018
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Looking at the koan, “Ching Ch’ing’s The Sound of Raindrops,” Fusho talks about expectations (and getting caught in the rain); the expectations we impose on ourselves and others — and the scary but liberating experience of letting them go.

Duration:00:25:07

Talk by Roshi “As If In a Dream”

9/9/2018
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What do we see as if in a dream — in our personal, political, and spiritual life?

Duration:00:35:42

Talk by Joshin Sensei “Build Me a Seamless Monument”

9/8/2018
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We are the world, inseparable from it and not above it; yet, in our quest for affirmation, we seek special status. Joshin explores how the quest for dominance arises from a case of mistaken identity.

Duration:00:47:23

Talk by Tokuyu Hoshi “Improvise Your Life”

9/6/2018
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How can we stay in the flow while maintaining form, and how can we keep form without losing the flow?

Duration:00:30:41

Talk by Roshi “Wholehearted Practice”

8/19/2018
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In this talk from our summer retreat Shuso Sesshin, Enkyo Roshi finds her own deep inspiration in our study text, Dogen’s “Bendowa.” She asks “Why do we practice?” and finds a clear answer from Dogen. Although the Dharma permeates everyone, we must realize it, and actualize it through practice. To live our best selves, we […]

Duration:00:28:35

Talk by Ryotan Sensei “Unconditioned”

8/18/2018
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In this talk from our summer retreat Shuso Sesshin, Ryotan Sensei examines the concept of “Unconditioned” in the context of Zen master Dogen Zenji’s teaching. Ryotan sees the sincerity of our aspiration to practice as an expression of the unconditioned, un-fabricated, un-constructed moment. How will we meet this precious moment? In the words of 19th […]

Duration:00:38:36

Talk by Roshi “Jukai Dharma Names 2018”

8/13/2018
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Here is Roshi’s short talk from the Jukai (precepts) ceremony at our summer 2018 retreat. She explains the Dharma names of four new precept students. Recorded August 5th 2018.

Duration:00:11:29