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The Buddha Mind Seal Is Face-to-Face Conversation

Buddha mind is an intimate conversation; Dogen's meeting a master for the first time; conscious and unconscious mind.

Buddha mind, whole-hearted sitting, Face-to-Face Transmission, mind seal
Jun 03 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Building A Sanctuary For Awakening

Buddha pointing to the earth, a good place for a sanctuary; masks and personas; freedom from self-consciousness.

Meeting Face to Face, karmic consciousness, deluded consciousness, complete perfect awakening, Buddha mind
May 06 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

The One Vehicle Lives In Silence And Stillness

The desire for awakening for the welfare of all beings; social engagement and silence, both practices pervade all beings; practicing with the limitations of the body.

great vehicle, compassion, attain buddhahood, buddhist teaching, meditation
May 06 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

A Sanctuary Is Built Right Here, Right Now

Buddha's 'a good place to build a sanctuary'; buddha mind is intimately transmitted - Sandokai; undergoing surgery; baby developing a self;

Intimate transmission, buddha nature, sanctuary, intimate conversation
Apr 01 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Zazen Is World Transformation

Koans, using consciousness to go beyond consciousness; the path which can be spoken is not the true path.

enlightenment, consciousness, meditation
Apr 01 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Zen Meditation Is World Transformation

Talking about recent surgery; Buddha's 'a good place for a sanctuary'; the Buddha's work is face-to-face meeting; conversations within a family; opening the door to our original face.

sanctuary, original face, Face-to-Face Transmission, zen practice
Feb 04 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Zen Meditation Is World Transformation

Our practice includes everyone's else practice; other people's fulfillment is our fulfillment.

meditation, transformation, self-fulfillment, buddha, realization
Feb 04 2017
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Watch the Set-Up Carefully

Listening to each others' stories; Scheherazade and the Thousand and One Nights;

Nov 11 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Buddha’s Zazen is Face-to-Face Transmission

The personal practice of paying attention to the posture of samadhi; mindfulness of breathing; remembering stillness as transmitted by the ancestors;

Face-to-Face Transmission
Nov 11 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Buddhas Turn the Wheel of Dharma in the Midst of Fierce Flames

How to be with the fire that surrounds us; Buddha sitting upright, clearly observing, accepting all suffering; watching our fears about not being able to control things.

Oct 14 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Buddhas Turn the Wheel of Dharma in the Midst of Fierce Flames

Manjushri's 'the teaching of the Buddha is thus'; accepting suffering and pleasure; being gentle with your own body.

Oct 14 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Awakening Lives In Silence And Stillness

In the midst of stillness there is the awakened activity of liberating beings; lovingkindness and politics; becoming Buddha by realizing causation; not being possessive of anything, even the dharma,...

lovingkindness, zen meditation, causation, liberate beings, buddha activity
Jan 02 2017
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Bodhisattva Practice Includes Everything

Buddha's 'a good place for a sanctuary'; karma is a place to build a sanctuary; extending out practice outside the zendo; expressing from a place before you were born;

confession and repentance, responsibility, sanctuary, Buddha mind, Intimate transmission, intimate communication
Jan 02 2017
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The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

pivotal activity, grizzly bear, compassion, practice period
Sep 17 2016
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The Pivotal Activity of All the Buddhas

meditation, realization, compassion, bodhisattva, liberation
Sep 17 2016
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The Unceasing Effort to Free All Beings

pivotal activity, unceasing effort, practicing compassion, non-separation, illumination
Aug 06 2016
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Extending Tender Loving Care

tender care, pivotal activity, realization, compassion
Aug 06 2016
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The Usefulness of Doubt in the Life of a Bodhisattva

pivotal activity, aggression, pivot, compassion, liberation
Jul 23 2016
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The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

family business, pivotal activity, lotus sutra, essential function, active pivot
Jun 11 2016
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The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

pivotal activity, realization, understanding, compassion, training
Jun 11 2016
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A Lotus Sutra Narrative of the Bodhisattva Path

fundamental situation, lotus sutra, training, entire universe
May 07 2016
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Following through with the Dung Shoveling

practicing compassion, fundamental reality, trust, confidence
May 07 2016
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Melting the Root of Transgression

confession and repentance, buddha ancestors, eternal peace, waste time, compassion
Apr 09 2016
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Breaking the Mirror

teacher, practicing stillness, enlightenment, teaching, practice
Apr 09 2016
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Respecting Everybody, No Exceptions

create harmony, stillness, aspiration, spiritual energy
Mar 05 2016
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Remembering And Forgetting What Is Most Important

renunciation, harmony, compassion, stillness, aspiration
Mar 05 2016
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From the First Time You Meet a Teacher

sitting, good friend, complete perfect enlightenment, Intimate transmission, stillness
Feb 06 2016
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Sit to Become Free of Sitting

good friend, practice, complete perfect enlightenment, precept, bodhisattva
Feb 06 2016
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Listening to the Cries of the World

compassion, protect beings, buddha, evil age, conversation
Nov 12 2016
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Listening to the Cries of the World

kind speech, compassion, dialogue, resistance, gratitude
Nov 12 2016
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Since You Cannot Waste Time, Don’t

cognitive process, great wisdom, karmic consequences, consciousness, rumi
Oct 08 2016
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Buddhas And Bodhisattvas Are Intimate Communication

complete perfect enlightenment, buddha, student, teacher
Oct 08 2016
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Cultivating Samadhi

paying attention, precious mirror, renunciation, compassion
Jan 02 2016
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 7

confession and repentance, compassion, complete perfect enlightenment, aspiration, practice
Sep 19 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 7

intimate communion, Intimate transmission, intimate communication, precious mirror, appearance
Sep 19 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 6: Not Abiding In Renunciation

renunciation, precious mirror, opinion, suzuki roshi, attaining liberation
Aug 08 2015
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When You Don’t Have Your Cake, You Can Eat It Too

intimate communion, trigram, precious mirror, entrustment, meditation, hexagram
Aug 08 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 5: Wholeheartedly Wondering Who You Are

intimate communion, precious mirror, great compassion, good friend, intimate communication, confusion
Jul 11 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 5: Wholeheartedly Wondering Who You Are

crossword puzzle, true dharma, compassion, confusion, whole-hearted
Jul 11 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 4

teacher, intimate conversation, buddha ancestors, precious mirror, intimate communication
Jun 06 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 4

suzuki roshi, intimate communication, teacher, disciple, compassion, confusion
Jun 06 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 3

intimate entrustment, teaching, precious mirror, massive fire, silver bowl
May 09 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 3

karmic consciousness, intimate entrustment, good friend, consciousness, intimacy
May 09 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 2

zen master, intimacy, intimate entrustment, karmic consciousness, Intimate transmission
Apr 04 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 2

intimate, pivotal opportunity, teaching, story, thought
Apr 04 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 1

Perfect Wisdom, precious mirror, lotus sutra, heart sutra, great compassion
Mar 07 2015
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 1

lotus sutra, intimate communication, understanding, practice, realization
Mar 07 2015
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A Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony: Your Mind Is Becoming Buddha

precept, bodhisattva, Perfect Wisdom, lotus sutra, zen priest
Feb 07 2015
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 10

full time job, sentient beings, precious mirror, complete perfect enlightenment, practicing stillness
Dec 12 2015
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Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 10

practicing generosity, compassion, stubbornness, wisdom practice
Dec 12 2015
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Tenshin Reb Anderson

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