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Guidance or Control

Control is antithetical to enlightenment; NASA control center and GPS guidance systems; granddaughter's pacifier

Birth-and-Death, difficulty, Describe, Transmission, Zendo, American, Patience...
Feb 03 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage

2015.08.22-serial.00159

Family Practice, Teacher-and-Student, Nirvana Sutra, Bodhidharma, Samsara, difficulty...
Aug 22 2015

2015.08.22-serial.00160

Samadhi, Impermanence, Vows, Fasting, Intention, lecture, difficulty
Aug 22 2015

2015.08.20-serial.00156

Manjushri, Subject-and-Object, Impermanence, Offering, Dragons, difficulty, Vows,...
Aug 20 2015

Speakable and Unspeakable Names of Our Zen Family Ancestors

Perfect Wisdom, good friendship, This good friendship is the whole of the holy life, Shitou, Matzu, Yaoshan, Da-Wu, Lung-tan, Deshan, Guishan, Xiangyan SFZC lineage, Mind of No Abode

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Kalyana Mitra, Shitou, Mazu, Prajna Paramita, Perfect Wisdom, resistance, Lineage,...
Mar 01 2014
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Honoring Student-Teacher Relationship (Flower Adornment Scripture)

Kalyana Mitra, Compassion, New Year, Teacher-and-Student, true dharma, Perfect Wisdom...
Jan 04 2014
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Observing the Breathing Body and the Mind of No Abode 

Perfect Wisdom, Breath, Observe, Mindfulness, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Mind,...
Aug 10 2013
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond 

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode
April 13, 2013 AM

Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Dragons, Heart Sutra, Chanting, Observe, Blue Cliff...
Apr 13 2013
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Virtue of the Bodhisattva's Delayed Gratification 

Birth-and-Death, Sangha, New Year, Faith, Buddha Ancestors, Bowing, difficulty,...
Dec 15 2012
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

2012.08.01-serial.00145

Oneness, Attachment, Subject-and-Object, Forgiveness, Intimacy, Non-discrimination,...
Aug 01 2012

2012.07.31-serial.00142

Greed, Subject-and-Object, Posture, Dragons, difficulty, Addiction, Commitment,...
Jul 31 2012

2012.07.29-serial.00137

Dharma Transmission, Breath, Bodhidharma, Passions, Manjushri, Happiness, difficulty...
Jul 29 2012

The Bodhisattva's Perfection of Being Ordinary 

Birth-and-Death, Aspects of Practice, true dharma, Interview, Commitment, Enthusiasm...
Nov 12 2011
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Study of delusion is the Buddha Way 

Bodhisattva Vow, Karmic Consciousness, Practice Period, Equanimity, Mahayana,...
Aug 13 2011
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

Embracing Enlightenment I 

Book of Serenity, Karmic Consciousness, Silence, Teacher-and-Student, japanese,...
Jun 11 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Embracing Enlightenment I 

Karmic Consciousness, Heart Sutra, Nirvana, unconscious process, Mahayana, Separation...
Jun 11 2011
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

The Sitting Meditation of this School 

Separation, Enthusiasm, Patience, Enemies, confusion, difficulty
May 21 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Conscious and Unconscious Obstructions of the Buddha Way 

Obstacles, Faith, Intuition, Doubt, Karmic Consciousness, true dharma, Patience,...
Apr 16 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Whole-Hearted Commitment for the New Year 

Commitment, Bodhisattva Precepts, Buddha Mind, Triple Treasure, Emotions, difficulty...
Jan 02 2011
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Training for the Selfless Heart 

Patience, Addiction, Bodhidharma, difficulty, Enthusiasm, Don't Know Mind,...
Apr 15 2010
The Yoga Room

Training for the Selfless Heart 

Patience, Enthusiasm, Attachment, Impermanence, practicing generosity, Samsara,...
Apr 08 2010
The Yoga Room

On Enlightenment and Delusion 

Birth-and-Death, resistance, Bodhisattva Precepts, Heart Sutra, American, Mahayana,...
Dec 10 2009
The Yoga Room

On Enlightenment and Delusion 

Silence, Funeral, Ego, Separation, Nirvana, Letting Go, resistance, Obstacles, War,...
Nov 12 2009
The Yoga Room

2008.10.04-serial.00198

Culture, Hindrances, Fox, Chanting, Enemies, Religion, Lay, zen, Describe, difficulty...
Oct 04 2008

2008.10.03-serial.00197

difficulty, Precepts, Passions, Samadhi, Samsara, Intention, Daily Life, Subject-and-...
Oct 03 2008

2008.10.02-serial.00196

Subject-and-Object, training, Monastic Practice, Dependent Origination, Oneness,...
Oct 02 2008

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Lotus Sutra, Discrimination, Bell, Observe, Evil, Intimacy, Mahayana, difficulty,...
Apr 03 2008
The Yoga Room

2008.01.24-serial.00113C

Posture, Oneness, Dharma Transmission, Bodhidharma, Big Mind, Echo, Heart Sutra,...
Jan 24 2008

2008.01.23-serial.00113A

Four Noble Truths, Don't Know Mind, Samsara, Buddha Ancestors, difficulty, Fox,...
Jan 23 2008

2008.01.22-serial.00112G

Duality, Non-duality, Samsara, Oneness, Non-discrimination, difficulty, Teacher-and-...
Jan 22 2008

2008.01.22-serial.00112H

Daily Life, Buddha Nature, Oneness, Buddha Ancestors, difficulty, Impermanence,...
Jan 22 2008

Fearlessness 

Separation, Non-violence, Intimacy, Practice Period, War, Impermanence, difficulty...
Nov 01 2007
No Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation as Bodhisattva Vow

During this course, we will study the bodhisattva vow, to see how the compassionate intentions of enlightening beings generate, work, and play with the mind of enlightenment to promote peace and...

Nirvana, Bodhisattva Vow, resistance, Faith, Buddha Nature, difficulty
Aug 14 2007
The Yoga Room

Only a Buddha and a Buddha

The Lotus Sutra says that the desire to help beings open to Buddha's wisdom is the condition for Buddha's appearing in this world.

Lotus Sutra, Religion, Desire, Soto Zen, Non-duality, soto, Bell, Separation,...
Jul 28 2007
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

The Bodhisattva and the Mahayana

"Enlightening beings" are committed to living for the benefit of all beings; they practice in the "universal vehicle" which includes everyone.

Mahayana, practicing generosity, Enemies, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Heart Sutra...
Jul 14 2007
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

The Light of Buddha's Wisdom - Precepts of Compassion

Buddha sheds the light of wisdom on the true nature of suffering, liberation, and the human mind, on the teachings of compassion, moral causation, and the whole phenomenal universe. This retreat...

Evil, Non-discrimination, Discrimination, Suzuki Roshi, Non-duality, Emotions,...
May 06 2007
Part 6
Mount Madonna Center

2007.01.15-serial.00116E

Hindrances, Beginners, difficulty, Vows, Interdependence, Nirvana Sutra, Buddha...
Jan 15 2007

2006.02.03-serial.00120

Anger, Happiness, Gratitude, Dragons, Attachment, Chanting, Greed, Enemies, Sangha,...
Feb 03 2006

2006.02.02-serial.00015

Bodhidharma, Four Noble Truths, Attachment, Precepts, Sangha, resistance, Vinaya,...
Feb 02 2006

2006.02.01-serial.00004

Demons, Compassion, Dragons, Balance, Vows, Buddha Mind, difficulty, Offering,...
Feb 01 2006

2006.01.31-serial.00119

Precepts, Vinaya, Ordination, Culture, Interview, difficulty, Enemies, Describe,...
Jan 31 2006

2006.01.30-serial.00081

Offering, Hindrances, Gratitude, New Year, Sangha, difficulty, Chanting, Daily Life,...
Jan 30 2006

2006.01.29-serial.00007

Soto Zen, Dharma Transmission, Sangha, Ordination, soto, Enemies, lecture, zen,...
Jan 29 2006

2005.11.05-serial.00191

Buddha Ancestors, Family Practice, difficulty, Continuous, Buddha Mind, Dependent...
Nov 05 2005

2004.02.27-serial.00091

Buddha Nature, Nirvana Sutra, Heart Sutra, Impermanence, New Year, Subject-and-Object...
Feb 27 2004

2003.02.20-serial.00165

Meditation, Sixth Patriarch, Dharma Transmission, Religion, Instruction, Breath,...
Feb 20 2003

2003.02.18-serial.00168

Continuous, true dharma, Gratitude, Intention, Describe, difficulty, Offering,...
Feb 18 2003

2003.02.17-serial.00064

Continuous, Buddha Mind, Sangha, Attachment, difficulty, Forgiveness, Chanting,...
Feb 17 2003

2003.02.15-serial.00162

Continuous, true dharma, Dharma Transmission, Buddha Ancestors, Instruction, Buddha...
Feb 15 2003

2002.03.10-serial.00080

Ego, Zazen, Attachment, difficulty, Precepts, Passions
Mar 10 2002

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