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Let things come and rest in your heart: audio dharma talk by Charlie Korin Pokorny (2022/11/19)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Let things come and rest in your heart: audio dharma talk by Charlie Korin Pokorny (2022/11/19)
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To carry the self forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forward and actualize the self is awakening.

Healing: audio dharma talk by Yoko Ohashi (2022/11/05)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Healing: audio dharma talk by Yoko Ohashi (2022/11/05)
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When we practice together as a sangha, this is a refuge we can take—to recognize that all our ancestors are in this room, literally, right now.

This Distress is Worth Recounting: audio dharma talk by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2022/10/29)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
This Distress is Worth Recounting: audio dharma talk by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2022/10/29)
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We need to collectively start to care for those forces, so they don’t become monsters of continued colonial oppression, internally and externally.

The Elephant Look: audio dharma talk by Charlie Korin Pokorny (2022/10/22)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
The Elephant Look: audio dharma talk by Charlie Korin Pokorny (2022/10/22)
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In the pain of loss, it can be tempting to turn away from love or to give up on love and connection. So, finding the willingness, and courage, and capacity to be with a lot of grief, and loss, and pain, it’s part of the path of love.

Potentiality: audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/10/15)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Potentiality: audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/10/15)
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You are the whole of the universe locked into a karmic thread. And I know that not everybody can see your eternity. I know that not everybody can see that you are Buddha. I know that not everybody can see that you are infinite. I know that not everybody can see that your heart is as big as the universe. And I know that you have to live a life where others can’t see you that way.

Healing and Vow: audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/10/14)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Healing and Vow: audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/10/14)
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Sometimes, quieting feels like a thousand demons screaming. But, I promise you, it’s quieting. The quieting of the body and mind releases all the things that are disallowing its settling.

Conversation with Sally Chang and Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin (2022/09/23)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Conversation with Sally Chang and Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin (2022/09/23)
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A conversation with Sally Chang, Chief Instructor of Evergreen Taiji Academy, and BZC dharma teacher Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin. This conversation was offered as part of a Qigong Fundraiser Workshop for BZC, offered by Sally Chang at Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn in September 2022.

About Sally Chang

Sally Chang is Chief Instructor of Evergreen Taiji Academy. She is a Teacher, Acupuncturist, and 30+ year practitioner of Daoist Wisdom Arts including Qigong, Taiji, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Sally’s teachings focus on cultivating the innate capacity for healing; and she is known for her warm, focused presence.

 

Life-Affirming Practice: audio dharma talk by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2022/09/17)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Life-Affirming Practice: audio dharma talk by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2022/09/17)
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For us to reclaim our humanity and to come back in alignment with our wholeness, this too we have to do together—in relationship, in society, in our cultural meetings. That’s our small project. [Laughs]. That is, really, the project of liberation.

Repose & Bliss: audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/09/10)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Repose & Bliss: audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/09/10)
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Rest is not possible if it’s framed individually. We have this kind of way of relating to rest right now that I feel is very capitalist.

Xin Xin Ming: If You Can Be Like This – Audio dharma talk by Kidō Ian Case (2022/08/13)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Xin Xin Ming: If You Can Be Like This - Audio dharma talk by Kidō Ian Case (2022/08/13)
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Xin Xin Ming: If You Can Be Like This, Why Worry About Not Finishing?

 If I can give up the idea of what completing the talk would be, then I would be in a very different relationship with the task of preparing the talk, giving the talk, responding to questions. All the energy that was previously bundled up on holding and maintain that view is now released.

Xin Xin Ming: A Reflection of the Cosmos – Audio dharma talk by Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin (2022/08/12)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Xin Xin Ming: A Reflection of the Cosmos - Audio dharma talk by Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin (2022/08/12)
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Xin Xin Ming: A Reflection of the Cosmos

My fear is not a failure. It’s some part that hasn’t learned to trust yet. It’s just there. And it’s not self-generating. It’s arising out of what I feel to be generations.

Xin Xin Ming: Using Mind to Cultivate Mind – Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/08/11)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Xin Xin Ming: Using Mind to Cultivate Mind - Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/08/11)
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Xin Xin Ming: Using Mind to Cultivate Mind

We are creating a fantasy to wake up from fantasy. We are creating a witness to wake up from the unconscious self-indulgence that is the human mind.

Xin Xin Ming: Aversion and Affection – Audio dharma talk by Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin (2022/08/10)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Xin Xin Ming: Aversion and Affection - Audio dharma talk by Shingetsu Laura O’Loughlin (2022/08/10)
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Xin Xin Ming: Aversion and Affection

How can I fully be myself and not harm others?

Xin Xin Ming: Reversing the Light – Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/08/09)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Xin Xin Ming: Reversing the Light - Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/08/09)
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Xin Xin Ming: Reversing the Light

Reversing the light is looking. It is Xin being conscious of who we are, of what’s arising, of what’s going on. It is the clarity of the witnessing of our being.

Audio dharma talk by Chimyo Atkinson (2022/07/16)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Chimyo Atkinson (2022/07/16)
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Those of us who come to this practice, we set aside a lot of time to practice, to try to tame our brains, to try bringing ourselves with some kind of alignment with the universe and emptiness, to try to find the source of our true Buddha nature – not even knowing what it looks like, really. Sometimes struggling to let go of the forms and practices and things that we come to lean on to keep our minds tamed and in line. To make it not hurt so much.

Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/06/11)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/06/11)
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Our relationship to our ancestors is complicated because we may have ancestors that engaged in violence, we may ancestors where one group of the ancestors actually treated the other group of the ancestors badly. We may have difficulty honoring ancestors, even though they have given us everything.

The History We Carry Within Us: audio dharma talk by Charlie Korin Pokorny (2022/04/16)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
The History We Carry Within Us: audio dharma talk by Charlie Korin Pokorny (2022/04/16)
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We are healing ten thousand years, transforming ten thousand years. We are working through this relational suffering that has shaped my isolation, my disconnection, and my individualism.

Audio dharma talk by Yoko Ohashi and Kidō Ian Case (2022/04/09)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Yoko Ohashi and Kidō Ian Case (2022/04/09)
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When we come together, with all the trauma bodies in the room, it’s not just me, it’s not just Ian, it’s not  just us – it’s all of the ancestors, all the people that came before us.