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Three Treasures Sangha

Three Treasures Sangha of the Pacific Northwest (TTS) is a lay Zen group located in Seattle, Washington and affiliated with the Diamond Sangha, an independent lineage founded by Robert Aitken Rōshi, a dharma heir in the Sanbō Kyōdan (Harada-Yasutani-Yamada) lineage. Read more about us here.

Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (August 8-9)

July 28, 2015
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Jack Duffy Roshi

Jack Duffy Roshi

On August 9-10, Three Treasures will host its monthly retreat. The two days include meditation, teisho (talks) and dokusan (interviews) with teacher Jack Duffy Roshi. The schedule is below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 8th

9:00am — Chanting

9:30am — Zazen (Meditation)

10:10am — Dokusan (Interview with Jack Duffy)

12:00pm — Lunch/Work Period (Informal, bring your own lunch)

1:30pm — Zazen

2:00pm — Teisho (Talk by Jack)

3:00pm — Zazen/Dokusan

4:20pm — Closing Ceremony

4:30pm — End

Sunday:

6:00am — Opening ceremony/Tea

6:45am — Zazen

7:15am — Dokusan

8:30am — Breakfast/Samu (Breakfast provided)

10:00am — Sutras

10:30am — Zazen

11:00am — Dokusan (Maybe we’ll have another talk in here also)

12:45pm — Closing Ceremony

Miaodao and the Demon of Doubt — A Talk by Madelon Bolling

July 28, 2015
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Miao-Dao was the first Dharma heir of Dahui, a pivotal teacher of the Linji school. Though she did not establish an enduring lineage of her own, Miao-Dao’s influence on Dahui shapes our Zen practice to this day: she is present in our experience of doubt.

If you missed Madelon Bolling’s talk on Miaodao at our one-day Zen retreat in July, you can download it here.
Download Miaodao and the Demon of Doubt.

Attention! Attention! Attention! A Talk by Lee Shields

July 24, 2015
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Mountain Wildflowers

If you missed Lee Shield’s talk at our one-day Zen retreat in July, you can download it here. This is the second of two talks that Lee has given on Zen attention in relationship.

Download Zen Attention in Relationship Part II

Demon of Doubt: Zen Meditation Retreat with Madelon Bolling (July 12)

July 2, 2015
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlease join us on July 12th for a day of Zen meditation and a talk on the demon of doubt and Miao-Dao, one of our Zen women ancestors.

Do you ever arrive at a Zen meditation retreat and wonder what in the world you’re doing? Even though you’ve done years and years of retreats — or maybe because you’ve done them — doubt arises. Here’s a chance to consider doubt, to lean in and look it in the face.

Miao-Dao was the first Dharma heir of Dahui, a pivotal teacher of the Linji school. Though she did not establish an enduring lineage of her own, Miao-Dao’s influence on Dahui shapes our Zen practice to this day:  she is present in our experience of doubt.

Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome.
 


Schedule

9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen

9:35am Zazen

10:30am Dharma talk: Miao-Dao and the Demon of Doubt

11:30am Zazen

12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.)

1:00pm Sutras

2:00pm Zazen, Interviews

2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield on June 14th

June 13, 2015
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Please join us for a day of sitting and a dharma talk from Lee Shiedls.

Lee will talk on Zen attention in relationship. In his last talk–“Zen Koans in Relationship–I emphasized aspects of koans pointing directly to the fact, without concepts like self and other.  In this talk he’ll again consider relationship, while this time emphasizing the practice – attention, attention, attention!

Schedule
9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen

9:35am Zazen

10:30am Dharma talk: Zen Attention in Relationship?

11:30am Zazen

12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.)

1:00pm Sutras

2:00pm Zazen, Interviews

2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

Jishou Daojen, the Unknown: A Talk by Madelon Bolling

May 26, 2015
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Madelon Bolling’s talk on Jishou Daojen, the Unknown, which she gave at this month’s zazenkai is now available for download.

Walking Zen Meditation Retreat – May 31st

May 23, 2015
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what might we learn about going through life
by attending to a most ordinary action: walking?

The old Zen way in China was to practice for a time in one monastery and then walk cross country to another monastery, rounding out one’s understanding with the view from one mountain – then the next mountain. Zen masters and their mountains are indistinguishable.

 

magnuson_wetland_area Retreat Information

Please join Three Treasures Sangha for a morning of walking and sitting practice enjoying silence and alertness in Magnuson Park, Seattle.

 

 

 

Schedule

  • When: Sunday May 31, 9:00am to noon, followed by lunch together
  • Where: Gather by 8:45am in the parking lot for orientation.
  • Download Meeting Place  diirections to the starting place.
  • Download the route map to see the route that we’ll be walking.
  • Bring: Walking shoes, sack lunch, water, rain gear if needed, and something to sit on – a pad. camp stool or cushion for 10-minute sitting periods on rough ground
  • Food: We will eat lunch informally at noon – visiting is part of the practice

 

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