Talks

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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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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Jishou Daojen, the Unknown: A Talk by Madelon Bolling

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Talks | Comments Off on Jishou Daojen, the Unknown: A Talk by Madelon Bolling

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

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Zen Koans in Relationship – A Talk by Lee Shields

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Talks | Comments Off on Zen Koans in Relationship – A Talk by Lee Shields

(At the Three Treasures Sangha zazenkai on April 12th, Lee Shields talked about koans relate to the everyday. Read the talk below or download it.) It is customary in giving a talk to begin with a koan or traditional text. Though I don’t always follow that tradition, today I would like to offer two koans that I have spoken about recently, and take them again from a different perspective.     Chu-chih (Gutei) and T’ien-lung One day toward evening a nun named Shih-chi (True World, as Yamada translated her name) appeared at [Chu-chih’s] hut. True World did not knock or call out when...

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