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Sunday Talks from the Zen Meditation Center on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN. Donations appreciated at




2017-09-17: Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi

Talk given by Ben Connelly. The dharma of thusness is intimately transmitted by Buddhas and Ancestors. Now you have it, preserve it well. -Dongshan

Duration: 00:51:33

2017-09-10: Blue cliff Record Case 19, "Gutei raises a finger"

Talk given by Bussho Lahn. Engo Zenji's IntroductionWhen even one particle stirs, the whole universe is invloved. When a blossom opens, the world responds. But what do you see when no particle stirs and a blossom does not open? It is like cutting the thread on a spool; one cut and you cut it all. Or it is like dying the thread on a spool; dye it once and you dye it all. Now if you relinquish the complicatioins that affect youand bring out the treasure within you, you will find that...

Duration: 00:44:32

2017-09-03: Intimacy Talk 3

Talk given by Tim Burkett. Intimacy means there is no gap. It embraces Buddha and Ancestors. It embraces you and it embraces me. It embraces our practice. It embraces those of our generation. It embraces our good deeds. Because intimacy resides all around you, everything relies on intimacy.Each thing, or even half thing, relies on intimacy. - Dogen We are all one, nobody is better than anyone else and the ocean will right size you because it doesn't matter if you are 7 feet tall or 2 feet...

Duration: 00:49:46

2017-08-27: No Place Like Home

Talk given by Amy Hollowell.

Duration: 00:41:47