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Audio dharma by Kosen Greg Snyder (2021/02/27)

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Audio dharma by Kosen Greg Snyder (2021/02/27)
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Everything moves like the breath. Everything in the world is like the breath. It exists for a moment and then it’s gone. It’s full of impermanence, we can’t find it. It’s sometimes subtle, sometimes clear, sometimes hazed over, sometimes lost to us, sometimes the only thing that is.

Audio dharma by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2021/02/20)

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Audio dharma by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2021/02/20)
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Attuning to the body – more and more I feel for myself and I see it in my own experience and I hear it reflected from so many different places – when we attune to our body is an amazingly transgressive thing. Particularly in this country, I would say. Particularly if we have been really saturated with white supremacy culture.

Audio dharma by Kosen Greg Snyder (2021/02/06)

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Audio dharma by Kosen Greg Snyder (2021/02/06)
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Let’s all care for the grasping of our minds. Let’s listen for the silence of the Earth with our whole bodies. And let’s care for the relationships that are our lives.

2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 5 by Kosen Greg Snyder (2020/12/13)

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2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 5 by Kosen Greg Snyder (2020/12/13)
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The universe isn’t simply happening, the dharma wheel isn’t simply turning. The Buddha’s words turned the dharma wheel. The dharma wheel turns because it is both an eternal truth and turns, but also turns because human activity, acting out the dharma, is turning it. And both those things are happening simultaneously.

2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 4 by Laura O’Loughlin (2020/12/12)

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2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 4 by Laura O'Loughlin (2020/12/12)
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It’s wonderful how life works – there is an insistent disruption to any superficial harmony we make. We think we got it all just about right. And then something suddenly appears.

2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 3 by Kosen Greg Snyder (2020/12/11)

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2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 3 by Kosen Greg Snyder (2020/12/11)
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Openness requires the heart and the mind. Openness requires the mind to not be grasping. Openness requires the heart to be present, to feel, to make space for.

2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 2 by Laura O’Loughlin (2020/12/10)

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2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 2 by Laura O'Loughlin (2020/12/10)
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Often we feel the need to create our own shell, with our muscles, with our bodies, with our actions. But when awe are offered a container safe enough – a protective container – we can begin to release and let go of the shell, let go of the hardening of our muscles, of our ideas or our thoughts.

2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 1 by Kosen Greg Snyder (2020/12/09)

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2020 Rohatsu Sesshin Day 1 by Kosen Greg Snyder (2020/12/09)
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We are sitting at the center of the ten directions of this Earth, we are sitting at the center of the dharma wheel, we are sitting at the center of the spinning cycle of samsara. We are sitting at the center of them all and allowing the dharma to arise, allowing the dharma to be present with the dukkha that is this wheel out of balance.

Dharma talk by Ian Case (2020/12/05)

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Dharma talk by Ian Case (2020/12/05)
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Stillness manifests as care. […] I am talking about stillness with my karmic mind, with my conditioning. So, my conditioning rises up and there’s a choice to be propelled by it or to stop and see it.

Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin (2020/11/21)

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Dharma talk by Laura O'Loughlin (2020/11/21)
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This darkness, this mystery of who we are, and how we are together, and how we are being influenced all the time, is to be honored and to be listened to, and is necessary for our wholeness.

Dharma talk by Gaelyn Godwin and Taiga Ito (2020/11/07)

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Dharma talk by Gaelyn Godwin and Taiga Ito (2020/11/07)
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In the way of the Buddha, karma is always in the background. It’s like the little key that unlocks all these teachings. When you kind of understand that, as I’m sure many of you do, when we understand that karma is such an important teaching, it unlocks all these teachings. This is the teaching of karma.

Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin (2020/10/31)

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Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin (2020/10/31)
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[We can think of] these arising traumas, these beings as I like to think of them, as survival strategies of our ancestors. So fear, anxiety, anger, rage, or joy – these are blood memories. And we all have them, we all carry them. And if we can open them up, see and work with them, we can transform them; we can see what the wisdom is there for us.

Dharma talk by Chimyo Atkinson (2020/10/24)

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Dharma talk by Chimyo Atkinson (2020/10/24)
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Practice is taking that step time and time again and slamming again and again into the reality that the world is not built for me, around me, by me alone. That my story is just that – a story. And that there is a reality that I am a part of, that other beings are a part of, and would not happen without all of us.

Dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder: Sesshin Day 3 (2020/10/18)

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Dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder: Sesshin Day 3 (2020/10/18)
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We are in a time where being able to take refuge in each other, being of service to each other, being a community that can rely on each other – this is something that we put forward, and that we understand that zazen is certainly important, our ritual practice is certainly important. But our sangha is the thing that will allow all of that to be. And that our deep service to each other will really be everything.

Dharma talk by Teah Strozer: Sesshin Day 2 (2020/10/17)

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Dharma talk by Teah Strozer: Sesshin Day 2 (2020/10/17)
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If you look deeply at where the body ends, you can’t find an end to it.  That is how much we are not separated from anything.  So this idea of separation is an illusion, it’s a inaccurate way of perceiving.

Audio dharma talk by Kosen Gregory Snyder (2020/10/03)

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Audio dharma talk by Kosen Gregory Snyder (2020/10/03)
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Sometimes that Buddha ancestral connection is represented between a teacher and a student – which Dogen talks a lot about – but it can be represented by our relationship to the Buddhas and ancestors we don’t see right in front of us, that we know came before us. And so we speak to them about what it is we wish to renounce and what is we wish to manifest, and we ask for their support.