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The Womb of the Tathagata #1

Origin of the tathagathagharba teachings; the Huayen school in China; three marks of existence and four inverted views; skillful means of milk medicine described in the Nirvana Sutra.

Tathagatagharba, Flower Adornment Sutra, Nirvana Sutra
Apr 14 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #1

Case 67 of the Book of Serenity; there is not a single sentient being who does not fully possess the wisdom of the enlightened mind.

Flower Adornment Sutra, Koan, Book of Serenity
Apr 14 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra: https://www.tinyurl.com/Brahma-Net

Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Precepts, Nirvana Sutra, Confession-and-Repentance
May 12 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra: https://www.tinyurl.com/Brahma-Net

Buddha Nature, Platform Sutra, Precepts
May 12 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #3: Our Buddha Nature Precepts

Origins of the Bodhisattva precepts; development and commentaries; the reasons for Buddhas appearing in this world.

Precepts, Buddha Nature, Transmission, Heart Sutra
Jun 09 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #3: Our Buddha Nature Precepts

Verifying the truth of the teachings through words and phrases

Precepts
Jun 09 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #4

Opportunities for compassion - with friends and enemies; the story of the destitute son from the Lotus Sutra

Compassion
Jul 14 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #4

Being supported in compassion; Uncle Mi and the rabbit;

Compassion
Jul 14 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #5

Meeting a teacher, asking about the teaching and listening to the teaching. Bodies and minds sitting silently and conversing.

Aug 11 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #5

Torei's vow; bowing in humility in the face of cruelty; meeting monsters with lovingkindness.

Confession-and-Repentance, Lovingkindness
Aug 11 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Compassion is a Conversation

A conversation is what we are doing together. Buddhas are sitting upright and still, in the midst of everything, having a conversation with silence. The story of his Nanchuan and his sickle. Meeting...

Compassion, Global Warming, Koan
Sep 15 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

Contemplating Torei Zenji's Vow

Everything is manifesting the path of the ancient buddhas, abiding together in their respective dharma positions. Abiding in this moment and being free of it, even if we think it is obstruction or...

Global Warming
Sep 15 2018
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No Abode Hermitage

Silent Sitting and Social Action

Sitting in the world, we can't perceive the whole world; we sit in our dharma position, which changes all the time. Impermanence is Buddhism - this place is no abode..

Dharma Position, Impermanence, Compassion
Oct 20 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Silent Sitting and Social Action

All compounded phenomena are unworthy of confidence. Compassion to these unstable phenomena is our practice. Zen stories are about enacting awakening within social interactions. Attend to your body,...

Compassion, Four Foundations, Practice Period
Oct 20 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Hands And Eyes Of Avalokiteshvara

Compassion is the teaching of the Buddha. Stories of the different statues and scrolls at No Abode. Yunmen and Daowu, the thousand arms of Avalokiteshvara.

Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, Transmission
Nov 10 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Introduction To The Four Afflictions Of Self

Discussing afflictions of the mind where the self appears, as an opportunity to explore consciousness. The ignorance of the view that the self is operating the situation.

Consciousness, Four Afflictions of Self
Nov 10 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The New Coffin

Summary of the unrecorded morning talk. The practice of just sitting. Remembering stillness, letting go of 'what next.' Training to ready for this moment, and for death.

Death-and-Dying
Dec 15 2018
PM
No Abode Hermitage

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

Being clear about our ultimate concern. Remember, aspire, commit to, and train to realise this. The story of Tong-an and Liangshan: what is the business under the patched robe? Intimacy. Another...

Vow, Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon, Buddha Mind, Intimacy, Book of Serenity
Feb 02 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

We are all creating the space together for people to have profound experience in zazen. Kind and unkind thoughts are opportunities to express the Buddha mind. Compassion towards wholesome and...

Compassion
Feb 02 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Buddha Activity

Mar 09 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Generating Energy

Mar 09 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Just This Is: the Avatamsaka Sutra in the Zen Tradition

Apr 13 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

Traveling Along, Singing a Song, Side by Side

If you’re a Buddha, do you know it?

Apr 13 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

A Conversation about Principle and Phenomena

May 18 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

The World-Honored One Ascends the Seat

May 18 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

After Generations Of Nobility, Temporarily Fallen Into Poverty

Buddha nature. Story about Uncle Mi and Dongshan discussing a rabbit crossing the road.Lotus Sutra story about the destitute child. Enlightenment and delusion. Human agency (or training) and...

Buddha Nature, Koan, Enlightenment
Jun 08 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

More Poverty And Nobility

Jun 08 2019
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No Abode Hermitage

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