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Spring 2021 Ango Opening

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Spring 2021 Ango Opening
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 3/7/2021

 

Quingyuan

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Quingyuan
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 2/28/2021

Transmission of the Light, Case 35: Quingyuan

(Note: due to technical problems this audio lost 18 seconds of Roshi’s talk and has about eight minutes of lower quality audio)

Neither the Wind, Nor the Flag

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Neither the Wind, Nor the Flag
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 2/21/2021

Mumonkan (Gateless Gate) – Case 29: Neither the Wind, Nor the Flag

Shigong’s Emptiness

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Shigong's Emptiness
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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Broadcasted from Hogen Sensei’s home in Pennsylvania, 2/14/2021

The True Dharma Eye, case 248

 

Collapsing Moments

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Collapsing Moments
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 2/7/2021

Mumonkan (Gateless Gate) – Case 23: Think Neither Good Nor Evil

Transmission of the Light from Hongren to Huineng

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Transmission of the Light from Hongren to Huineng
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 01/31/2021

Transmission of the Light, Case 34: Huineng

Face to Face Transmission

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Face to Face Transmission
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 01/30/2021

Master Hongzhi Zhengjue said, “Study the Buddha and research his lineage’s subtlety. You must clarify your heart, dive into the spirit, and silently wander in contemplation, apprehending the dharma’s source.”

With this teisho, Shugen Roshi begins a series of talks on the concept and actualization of transmission in the Zen tradition. While it is said to be a “mind-to-mind” transmission, it is at least equally important to point out that the student-teacher relationship requires some degree of face-t0-face interaction.

What is Body Practice?

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
What is Body Practice?
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Katie Yosha Scott-Childress, Senior Lay Student

Zen Mountain Monastery, 1/29/2021

Senior lay student Yosha explores the depth of body practice, one of the Eight Gates of Zen, during our New Year’s Sesshin. Yosha shows that body practice doesn’t have to just be a checkmark on our “to-do” list, nor is it limited to 60 minutes of mindful exercise a day. Body practice is a full and complete practice, available to us wherever we are, whether we are walking, eating, cleaning, or even using the restroom. Zazen itself is a body practice. With this understanding Yosha goes on to explain how these forms of body practice are both profound and subtle. All the while, she offers us ways to engage our bodies with authenticity.

Never Disparaging Bodhisattva

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Never Disparaging Bodhisattva
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Patrick Yunen Kelly, Senior Lay Student

Zen Mountain Monastery (Via Zoom), 01/27/2021

Senior lay student Yunen brings forth the beloved Lotus Sutra and the Precepts to dive into the powerful practice of non-disparaging. Pointing to his own direct experience, Yunen highlights how talking poorly of others will often be turnaround on ourselves, by ourselves. Realizing this, we can use the ancient practices passed down through the teachings to help us grow in wisdom and compassion.

Carrying Sorrow onto the Path

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The Zen Mountain Monastery Podcast
Carrying Sorrow onto the Path
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Pema Khandro

The following dharma talk was given by guest teacher Pema Khandro, following a retreat presented over Zoom in January 2021.

Pema Khandro is a scholar and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the founder of the non-profit organization Ngakpa International and oversees its projects, the Dakini Mountain Retreat Center,  the Buddhist Studies Institute and the Yogic Medicine Institute as well as Ngakpa House, a charity which supports the education of children and elders in the Himalayas.

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