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Audio dharma talk by Yoko Ohashi (2022/03/26)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Yoko Ohashi (2022/03/26)
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Bring your attention to your heart area. How does it feel, to give, this moment, to ourselves, completely to ourselves? Wherever you are, with your thoughts and feelings, painful or joyous… how is it to give, completely, to what we are feeling at this time?

Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/01/08)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder (2022/01/08)
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For Dogen, that dropping away of body and mind that he considers awakening, is the dropping away of that center of experience.

Audio dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin (2022/01/29)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Laura O'Loughlin (2022/01/29)
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I have seen this happen, when some tinny little thing will happen in my relationship and the intensity of the response is so tremendous because it is connected to a whole stream of unforgiven, unnamed, unfelt pain.

Audio Dharma Talk by Teah Strozer (2022/01/22)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio Dharma Talk by Teah Strozer (2022/01/22)
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How do we live in this world? From where do we respond? Are we in touch enough with the place of the heart so that we can speak to a roommate that is difficult for us from a place of openness, from a place from where we don’t disconnect?

Audio dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin: rohatsu sesshin day 4 (2021/12/11)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Laura O'Loughlin: rohatsu sesshin day 4 (2021/12/11)
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How do we get back in contact with those possibilities for us to live in a playful, creative, connected, curious, courageous way?

Audio dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin: rohatsu sesshin day 2 (2021/12/09)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Laura O'Loughlin: rohatsu sesshin day 2 (2021/12/09)
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Maybe we don’t want to even recognize that we are in pain. We are still refusing to recognize how much we are all in pain and how much the world is in pain. But when we can begin to hear the pain that is being expressed through our bodies, we begin to melt, we begin to mourn and grief that which created the pain. And we’re flowing again.

Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder: rohatsu sesshin day 1 (2021/12/08)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Kosen Greg Snyder: rohatsu sesshin day 1 (2021/12/08)
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What is at stake? What is at stake for ourselves? What is at stake in my life? What is at stake when I resist? What is at stake when I insist on separation? What is at stake when I don’t know what to do? What is at stake when I am confusing myself purposely? All the time, whatever is going on, in terms of my intention – what is at stake?

Audio dharma talk by Kritee Kanko (2021/11/13)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Kritee Kanko (2021/11/13)
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We are afraid to break open, afraid to cry. And that is exactly what my invitation is. Go hear stories, be in community. It’s not just about right and wrong and seing our responsibility. It’s about grief.

Audio dharma talk by Chimyo Atkinson (2021/10/23)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Chimyo Atkinson (2021/10/23)
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As our lives come into being, as we become, we learn about sickness, old age and death. It becomes life, loss, gain, or what we see as gain and loss. And what we do with it, in terms of how we create our own suffering from those changes that happen, from the life that happens.

Audio dharma talk by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2021/10/16)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Sarah Dōjin Emerson (2021/10/16)
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We can’t acknowledge impermanence in the world if we can’t acknowledge it in ourselves. And it’s frightening.

 

 

 

 

Audio Dharma Talk by Teah Strozer: Sesshin Day 2 (2021/10/02)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio Dharma Talk by Teah Strozer: Sesshin Day 2 (2021/10/02)
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We trip, we fall, and we look to see what did we just trip over. What was the cause of the mistake? We try to learn from what just happened. That is the most important thing. We are not about being perfect. We are about being awake.

Audio Dharma Talk by Teah Strozer: Sesshin Day 1 (2021/10/01)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio Dharma Talk by Teah Strozer: Sesshin Day 1 (2021/10/01)
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Everyone is doing their best, even when we make terrible mistakes. I think that people who do things that are cruel and senseless, the conditioning that they had to endure in order to do those kinds of things is tragic. Not to say that they are not responsible. They are responsible. But there are reasons.

Audio dharma by Konjin Gaelyn Roshi and Taiga Sensei (2021/09/28)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma by Konjin Gaelyn Roshi and Taiga Sensei (2021/09/28)
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Reverends Konjin Gaelyn Godwin and Taiga Ito visited Ancestral Heart Zen Monastery  last September and gave a presentation on Soto Zen International’s mission and its alignment with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 Goals address the broadest range of issues: from poverty and inequity to the health of the oceans and forests. Their presentation was an opportunity for us to develop our understanding and encourage each other’s efforts in these areas.

Reverend Konjin Gaelyn Godwin is the Director of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center (in addition to being the Abbot of Houston Zen Center), and Reverend Taiga Ito is the Assistant Director. Konjin is also a longtime friend and visiting teacher of the Brooklyn Zen Center.

Audio dharma talk by Kosen Gregory Snyder (2021/09/18)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Kosen Gregory Snyder (2021/09/18)
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We show up for each other, we show up as a community. We have to understand at some level sangha in some ways does not work unless we understand that our showing up is not for ourselves – but it is for the whole of the sangha.

Audio dharma talk by Ian Case (2021/07/17)

Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
Audio dharma talk by Ian Case (2021/07/17)
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The combination of precepts and community practice allows us to take refuge in a new relational orientation to the world, to others, to the Earth. And it entails of course vulnerability, literally opening the heart to something mysterious, to another person who I can’t completely know, to a context where I can only see my own perspective.