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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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Two-Day Gardening and Facilities Retreat (March 12-13, 2016)

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two-Day Gardening and Facilities Retreat (March 12-13, 2016)

2016 Facilities retreat schedule March 12 & 13, 2016 This schedule applies to both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time so be sure to set your clocks ahead or you will miss sitting on Sunday. Please feel free to attend any portion of this retreat. No need to attend it all. This is a chance for all of us to take care of and improve our meditation ‘home’ in community with others who use it. 8:30 – 9:30 Meditation. 9:30 -10:00 Orientation to jobs and stretching, change clothes. 10:00 – 12:00 Work (Silence). 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and rest. (Quiet talking...

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

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 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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Buddha Twirls a Flower: Or, Buddha Albert Einstein, and George Carlin walk into a bar

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buddha Twirls a Flower: Or, Buddha Albert Einstein, and George Carlin walk into a bar

By Lee Shields The Gateless Barrier, Case 6: Once, in ancient times, when the World-Honored One was at Mount Grdbrakuta, s/he twirled a flower before her assembled disciples. All were silent. Only Mahakasyapa broke into a smile. The World-Honored One said, “I have the eye treasury of right Dharma, the subtle mind of nirvana, the true form of no-form, and the flawless gate of the teaching. It is not established upon words and phrases. It is special transmission outside tradition. I now entrust this to Mahakasyapa. This is an utterly simple story; in another context we could weave many...

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Participate in Online Discussion on Zen Master Keizan’s Transmitting the Light

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Participate in Online Discussion on Zen Master Keizan’s Transmitting the Light

You can read Jack’s comments or post a comment at: rocksandstreams.palousezen.org Book currently under discussion: Transmitting the Light: Zen Master Keizan’s Denkoroku with translations by both Francis Cook and Thomas Cleary Schedule of Postings: 10/19: Nagarjuna, 14th Ancestor 10/26: Rahulata, 16th Ancestor 11/2: Gayasata, 18th Ancestor 11/9: Shih-t’ou, 36th Ancestor (Coincidence of Opposites’ Grass-Roof Hermitage) 11/14-17: Retreat at Kairos; Spokane (Please join us) 11/23: T’ung-an Kuan-chih 11/29: L’ang-shan Yuan-kuan 11/29-12/7: Winter Bones Rohatsu...

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Branching Moon Sesshin Haiku

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Branching Moon Sesshin Haiku

Amidst the downpour, Sitting drenched and solitary– The red umbrella –written by Larry Keil, 2013

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