Tassajara Talks

The Tassajara Zen Mountain Center is the oldest Japanese Buddhist Sōtō Zen monastery in the United States. It is on the border of the Ventana Wilderness and within the Los Padres National Forest, southeast of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The center is only accessible over 5,082 feet (1,549 m) high Chews Ridge via a narrow, steep, 13.7 miles (22.0 km) one-lane dirt road from Jamesburg. During the winter months the center can be inaccessible due to snow and rain. Practitioners live and study on site. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the center is open to day and overnight guests. The natural hot springs have been developed into Japanese-style baths. A steam bath is built over a hot spring in Tassajara Creek. The center is the first Zen monastery established outside Asia.

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Sojun And JiJuYu Zanmai

Death-and-Dying, Practice Period, Monkey Mind, Tassajara, Ego, Silence, Heart Sutra,...
Mar 13 2021

Remembering Sojun, Part 1

Berkeley Zen Center, Enthusiasm, Dragons, Bell, Tassajara, Sangha, Bowing, Heart...
Jan 15 2021

Living On A Mountain

Dragons, Zoom, Bodhidharma, Lay Practice, Dharma Transmission, Ordination, Priest,...
Oct 24 2020

Undivided

Zoom, Duality, Silence, Forgiveness, Peace, Tassajara, Anger, Priest, Ordination,...
Oct 18 2020

Problems, Prospects

Impermanence, Greed, Dharma Transmission, Gratitude, Nirvana, Conversation,...
Oct 10 2020

Historical Context and the Evolution of Buddhist Understanding of Karma

Karma, causation, Mahayana, Religion, Greed, Tassajara, Vows, Culture, American, War...
Feb 15 2020

Intention and Letting Go

Vows, Birth-and-Death, Daily Life, New Year, Bell, Tassajara, Conversation, Doubt,...
Jan 04 2020

Don't Wait For Maitreya

Discrimination, Monastic Practice, Buddha Nature, Passions, Describe, Tassajara, Vows...
Dec 06 2019

Untitled Talk

Greed, Tassajara, Hate, Anger, Renunciation, Demons, Gratitude, Impermanence,...
Nov 09 2019

October 10th, 2019, Serial No. 02706

Karma, Mindfulness, Practice Period, Precepts, Instruction, Buddha Nature, Peace,...
Oct 10 2019

Give Up Hope

Hsin Hsin Ming, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Impermanence, uchiyama, Tassajara, Practice Period...
Sep 28 2019

Sojun Roshi's 90th Birthday Party

Building, Dharma Transmission, Lay, Teacher-and-Student, Tassajara, Fundraising,...
Jul 20 2019

Beat Zen Square Zen and Zen

Monastic Practice, Duality, Non-duality, Birth-and-Death, true dharma, American, Lay...
Jul 13 2019

About the Shuso

Serial: BZ-02688

Sesshin Day 5

 

Practice Period, Bell, Tassajara, Posture, Cultivation, Mindfulness, Precepts,...
Jun 23 2019

Practice Period 31st Opening Sesshin

Practice Period, Birth-and-Death, Bodhidharma, Practice Position, Bodhisattva Vow,...
May 11 2019

Generating Energy

resistance, Patience, practicing generosity, Enthusiasm, Tassajara, Emotions, Breath...
Mar 09 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Three Turnings of the Wheel

Mahayana, Bodhisattva Vow, cognitive process, Vows, Gratitude, Four Foundations,...
Jan 26 2019

Eight Awarenesses of Great Beings

Serial: BZ-02632

Study Sesshin Part 1

 

Mindfulness, Tassajara, Concentration, Precepts, true dharma, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Sep 01 2018

Beating the Drum

Buddha Ancestors, Practice Period, Confession-and-Repentance, Vows, true dharma,...
Aug 11 2018

No Recipe

Passions, Mindfulness, Dharma Transmission, Anger, Happiness, Transmission,...
Jul 21 2018

Preferences, Expectations, Letting Go

Serial: BZ-02619

Sesshin Day 3

 

Book of Serenity, Blue Cliff Record, Oneness, Ego, Daily Life, Hindrances, Observe,...
Jun 15 2018

The Heart of Priest and Lay Practice

Priest, Gaining Mind, Lay, Lay Practice, Ego, Practice Period, Priest-and-Lay,...
Apr 21 2018

Wherever you are Enlightenment is Here

Big Mind, First Principle, Commitment, Buddha Nature, Practice Period, Ego,...
Oct 14 2017

Beyond Calmness of Mind

First Principle, Harmonizing, Aspects of Practice, Birth-and-Death, Building,...
Oct 07 2017

Sei Jo and Her Soul Are Separated

Blue Cliff Record, Daily Life, Forgiveness, Separation, Constancy, Diversity, Oneness...
May 13 2017

Joshu Cuts the Cat

Duality, Buddha Nature, Book of Serenity, Hate, Demons, Judgement, Peace, Priest,...
Mar 04 2017

Eight Aspects of Enlightened Activity

Eight Aspects, Discrimination, Right Speech, Concentration, Separation, Daily Life,...
Jan 07 2017

The Way of Tenderness

Oneness, Diversity, Duality, Four Noble Truths, Non-duality, Anger, Dharma...
Apr 23 2016

Feel Me Good

Practice Period, Teacher-and-Student, Practice Position, Family Practice, Priest-and-...
Oct 03 2015

Nothing Holy About It

Silence, Culture, War, Bodhidharma, Bell, Tassajara, Emotions, Fox, Interdependence,...
Sep 19 2015

What Makes Zen Center Run

Practice Period, Teacher-and-Student, Practice Position, Family Practice, Priest-and-...
Aug 22 2015

Ummon's Every Day Is A Good Day - 2

Big Mind, Practice Period, Continuous, Sixth Patriarch, Gratitude, Ego, resistance,...
May 30 2015

Hyakujo and the Fox

Fox, Karma, Book of Serenity, Separation, causation, Attachment, Beginners,...
Nov 01 2014

Pick Up a Speck of Dust

Big Mind, Birth-and-Death, First Principle, Blue Cliff Record, Peace, Constancy,...
Oct 18 2014

The Widow's Son

Karma, confusion, Tassajara, Building, Anger, Lay
Aug 16 2014

The Stone Bridge of Joshu

Blue Cliff Record, Ordinary Mind, Practice Period, stubbornness, Tassajara,...
May 31 2014

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