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Audio dharma by Laura O’Loughlin (2021/04/03)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma by Laura O'Loughlin (2021/04/03)
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What do we dismiss in ourselves? What do we exile and alienate or say it’s not important? And it could be anything. From “I don’t have a right to feel a sense of loss or grief because these other people have lost so much more.” Or dismissing joy! Dismissing opportunities for connection…

Audio dharma by Yoko Ohashi (2021/03/27)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma by Yoko Ohashi (2021/03/27)
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The whole process must return to the source. Just like a baby taking to it’s mother. Just how natural that is that we all have a mother. How natural that is that we come from our ancestors. How natural that is that things sprout from roots into leaves. We can take refuge in the roots, we can take refuge in the source. We can take refuge in that moment, in that place. Underneath us where the ground has been churning before these phenomenon’s spring up into our individual consciousness, our awareness. We can take refuge in that silence.

Audio dharma by Chimyo Atkinson (2021/03/13)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma by Chimyo Atkinson (2021/03/13)
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When we come together in these spaces [physical zendo], our spaces for zazen are going to look very different. Here’s the opportunity to drop all the assumptions and, with beginner’s mind, come together at that altar and just pass incense and let go of those ideas of who is doing what.

Audio dharma by Ian Case (2021/03/06)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma by Ian Case (2021/03/06)
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 If we think of all of these as training — meditation, the precepts, the realization of our interconnectedness and enmeshment in sangha — that begs the question: what are we being trained for? What are we being trained to do?

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

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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.

Audio dharma by Ian Case (2021/01/16)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma by Ian Case (2021/01/16)
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My hope is that, as a community, we can support each other in the ongoing work of not turning away. That we can enter into a relationship with our own suffering, so that an appropriate response can be articulated.

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

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
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.