Ron Hogen Green

Shuzan And The Stick

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Gateless Gate, Case 43

Zen Center of New York City, 02/03/2019

Call it a stick, or don’t call a stick. – Speak! Speak! Hogen Sensei explores the interplay between the relative and absolute, suffering inherent in our attachment to the limited conceptions of our self and reality, and learning to trust the immediate completeness of our moment-to-moment experience.

Master Ma’s Permutations of Assertion and Denial

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Blue Cliff Record, Case #73

Zen Center of New York City, 1/20/2019

Hogen Sensei explores the difficulty of clarifying the dharma in language and describes the power of the koan tradition to express the inexpressible.

To The New Year

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 1/13/2019

 

As we find ourselves in the new year, Hogen calls upon poet W. S. Merwin to investigate our asking ourselves the deeper questions. What does it mean to be still? What makes our practice real? How can we fully inhabit our own experience? How do we create a good day?

The Lankavatara Sutra

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Zen Center of New York City, 1/12/2019

 

In this talk, Hogen Sensei cites Leonard Cohen and Shantideva in discussing the six paramitas, the virtues cultivated by the aspiring bodhisattva.

One Continuous Mistake

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 11/4/2018

 

Hogen Sensei teaches on impermanence , how nothing ever goes exactly according to plan, and how we must all  eventually face ourselves.

Kashyapa’s Flagpole

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

The Gateless Gate, Case #22

 Zen Center of New York City, 11/3/2018

Mondo on the Jataka Tales: Hairy Kassapa

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 10/31/2018

 

Hogen Sensei leads the last of three group study sessions on the Jataka Tales, legends about the previous lives of the Buddha found in the Pali Canon. Here he takes up the story of Kassapa, an ascetic whose almost abandons his commitment to non-harming in order to marry the king’s beautiful daughter, Candavati. The discussion focuses on gender, desire, objectification, and what it means to study texts from cultural contexts different than our own.

Fusatsu: On Taking the Precepts and Living the Precepts

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 10/21/2018

 

In this talk, given on the occassion of a fusatsu ceremony, Hogen Sensei addresses the vows we renew, and what it means to take them up. The bodhisattva precepts, he points out, are at the heart of Zen practice and our common understanding of how to live an awakened life.

Buddha as Robber, Teacher as Thief: Mondo on the Jataka Tales

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 10/18/2018

 

In the second of three sessions looking at the Jataka Tales, Hogen Sensei leads a group study of one of the Buddha’s past lives in which, oddly enough, he was the leader of a gang. What can learn from this tale about our own choices in life? What can we learn about the long road of karma?

Rivers and the Sea

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 10/13/2018

Zuigan Calls “Master!”

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

The Gateless Gate, Case #12

Zen Mountain Monastery, 9/28/2018

Vividly evoking the ‘village’ of personas we each contain, Hogen Sensei urges us to acknowledge and learn from our multiple identities without mistaking them for a fixed self.

Mondo on Jataka Tales

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 9/16/2018

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Transmission of the Light, Case 27

 Zen Center of New York City, 9/15/2018

Fall Ango Opening 2018 ZCNYC

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

Zen Center of New York City, 9/09/2018

 

 

This talk was given at the opening of the current ango training period.

The Teaching That’s Never Been Taught

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

The Gateless Gate: Nansen’s Not Mind, Not Buddha, Not Things, Case 27

 Zen Center of New York City, 9/02/2018

Chasing the Bear

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 8/26/2018

 

The Stone Lion

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 7/22/2018

The Path of Liberation Starts Here

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 7/15/2018

Why Zazen?

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Center of New York City, 7/14/2018

The Moment

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Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

 Zen Centre of New York City, 6/17/2018