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The Buddha’s Enlightenment

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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi   

The Transmission of the Light, Case #1

Zen Mountain Monastery, 12/9/2018

In this talk, given following our annual vigil to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment, Shugen Roshi evokes the Shakyamuni’s profound humanity and exceptional faith, emphasizing that we show our reverence for the Buddha and his teachings by actualizing them in our own place and time, our own bodies and minds.

Pilgrimage

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Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, Sensei

Zen Mountain Monastery, 10/26/2018

 

As part of our sangha finishes a three-week pilgrimage in India, Zuisei Sensei draws on the life of the Buddha to evoke the six stages of pilgrimage as they manifest in our own practice.