Posts by 2emilywarn

Don’t Think Good Don’t Think evil–Zen Practice in the Messiness of Groups

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Talks | Comments Off on Don’t Think Good Don’t Think evil–Zen Practice in the Messiness of Groups

A Talk Given by Leland Shields – October 11, 2015 Before reading the koan case I’ll use in today’s talk, I’d like to provide background first about why I’ve chosen this case for today, and then the back story of the case itself. This is the third talk in a series on Zen practice in relationship – applying our practice when with others, not sitting quietly on our own cushions. In the first, I emphasized the inescapable interconnection that raises question about the very framing – in relationship or one? In the second I explored aspects of the form of our personal practice that are available...

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Pang Family Practice – A Talk Given by Madelon Bolling

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pang Family Practice – A Talk Given by Madelon Bolling

January 10, 2016 Pang Yun Jushi asked Master Shitou: “Who is the one who is not a companion to the ten-thousand things?” Pang Family Practice: Pang Yun Jushi and Pang Lingzhao Today we continue becoming acquainted with Dharma ancestors honored in our sesshin dedication. Layman Pang (Pang Yun Jushi) and his daughter Lingzhao of the late 8th and early 9th century embodied one way of practicing Zen in the context of family. They showed that non-monastic practice could be done authentically and successfully. But this doesn’t mean that their story ought to be imitated. I think,...

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Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (February 13,14 )

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Talks | Comments Off on Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (February 13,14 )

On February 13,14 , 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, February 13th 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...

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

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Talks | Comments Off on Miaodao and the Demon of Doubt — A Talk by Madelon Bolling

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.

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Attention! Attention! Attention! A Talk by Lee Shields

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Talks | Comments Off on Attention! Attention! Attention! A Talk by Lee Shields

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.

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