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Zen Koans in Relationship – A Talk by Lee Shields

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Zen 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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April 12th Zen Retreat: Practicing Zen Koans in Relationship

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Meditation Retreat, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on April 12th Zen Retreat: Practicing Zen Koans in Relationship

On April 12, 2015, Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a day-long retreat (zazenkai) with Lee Shields. During the retreat, Lee will focus on practicing Zen koans in relationship. In his talk, Lee will show how two koans apply to how we can relate to the everyday here and now. You’ll see how every interaction is a koan story, a chance to recognize that there is no separation of self and other, and a chance to offer a genuine response in our encounters.             Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen: Offering of selected lines of...

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Branching Moon Sesshin March 28 – April 4 with Jack Duffy Rōshi

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Branching Moon Sesshin March 28 – April 4 with Jack Duffy Rōshi

Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a sesshin with Jack Duffy Rōshi at Mountain Lamp, a rural practice center near Bellingham, Washington, from March 28 – April 4. A sesshin is a week-long, intensive retreat in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Sesshin means to touch, receive, and convey the mind. During sesshin participants focus on their meditation, listen to talks, meet with the teacher, and perform jobs necessary to sustain the retreat.           To touch the mind is to touch that which is not born and does not die; it does not come or go, and is always at rest. It...

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The Buddha Project – An Inter-Sangha Event with Anita Feng, May 1 & 2

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on The Buddha Project – An Inter-Sangha Event with Anita Feng, May 1 & 2

By Madelon Bolling Zen is not a very popular tradition these days, and many sanghas are dwindling. Local leaders have begun offering inter-sangha events so that we might carry the Dharma forward through supporting one another. Here’s a unique opportunity to learn from a wonderful artist and teacher, Anita Feng, the resident teacher of Blue Heron Zen, a Korean Zen tradition. Her Dharma teaching flowers in encouraging creativity in others, something she has done both here and overseas. If you’ve ever wished to try sculpting and have an affinity for Buddhist images, please accept...

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Zenkai with Jack Duffy Roshi – February 14-15

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Meditation Retreat, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Zenkai with Jack Duffy Roshi – February 14-15

Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a two-day retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi at Dharma Gate zendo on February 14-15th. Jack Duffy will give a talk each day and hold dokusan (practice-related interviews). Everyone is welcome even if you haven’t attended a Three Treasures Sangha retreat. Bring your own lunch on Saturday. Breakfast will be served on Sunday. If you’re looking for other opportunities to sit Zen with Three Treasures, check out our Calendar. For more information about this or other retreats, contact...

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