Posts by 2emilywarn

Seven-Day Zen Retreat (Sesshin) with Jack Duffy (April 16th-April 23, 2016)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Seven-Day Zen Retreat (Sesshin) with Jack Duffy (April 16th-April 23, 2016)

Three Treasures Sangha holds two, seven-day meditation retreats (Sesshins) each year at Mountain Lamp, a rural practice center near Bellingham, Washington. See our Sesshin page for more information.

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A Climate of Change: 3 Week Study Retreat with Eileen Kiera and Jack Duffy (June 4 – 25)

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on A Climate of Change: 3 Week Study Retreat with Eileen Kiera and Jack Duffy (June 4 – 25)

During the 2016, 3-week study retreat, we will immerse ourselves in writings from Asia, Europe and North America which express and illuminate the natural configuration of reality.  Held by a spacious and disciplined schedule of sitting, walking, working and eating, we will circumambulate the stupa of “a climate of change”.  Individually and as a group, we step into a new and closer relationship with that which is before us. Our Teachers, Eileen Kiera & Jack Duffy co-founded Mountain Lamp Community.  Together they bring together the Diamond Sangha and Plum Village traditions.  They are...

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Hurt, Anger, Forgiveness and Acceptance in Zen — A Talk Given By Leland Shields — April 10, 2016

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Hurt, Anger, Forgiveness and Acceptance in Zen — A Talk Given By Leland Shields — April 10, 2016

The National Teacher’s Stone Lion Case 152, Dogen’s 300 Koans Nanyang arrived at the front of the palace with Emperor Suzong. Nanyang pointed at a figure of a stone lion and said to the emperor, “Your Majesty, this lion is extraordinary. Please say a turning word.” Emperor Su said, “I cannot say anything. Will you please say something?” Nanyang said, “It is my fault.” Later Danyuan Yingzhen asked Nanyang, “Did the emperor understand it?” Nanyang said, “Let’s put aside whether the emperor understood it. How do you understand it?” (Translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and John Daido Loori) This is...

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Don’t Think Good Don’t Think evil–Zen Practice in the Messiness of Groups — A Talk Given by Leland Shields

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Zen 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 when with others. Today, I want to...

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Pang Family Practice – A Talk Given by Madelon Bolling

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Zen Talks | 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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