Posts by 3TS

A Reality Even Prior . . . A Talk by Madelon Bolling

Posted by on Jan 13, 2022 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on A Reality Even Prior . . . A Talk by Madelon Bolling

Blue Cliff Record, case 43 A monk asked Dongshan, “When cold and heat visit us, how should we avoid them?” Dongshan said, “Why not go where there is neither cold nor heat?” The monk asked, “Where is there neither cold nor heat?” Dongshan said, “When it is cold, the cold kills you. When it is hot, the heat kills you.” This is the start of a new year, our first zenkai in 2022. It’s so strange that even here, in this gathering dedicated to seeing through delusion, our most casual language casts a magical network of delicately nuanced...

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Zenkai (February 13, 2022) with Lee Shields – In Person and Zoom

Posted by on Dec 20, 2021 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (February 13, 2022) with Lee Shields – In Person and Zoom

Three Treasures Sangha will hold this event in-person at our Dharma Gate facility and live by Zoom. Registration information (for in-person) and Covid-19 Guidelines are posted below the schedule If you are able, please join all or part of this opportunity for intensive practice with others. Zoom Link: Send email to ttssangha@gmail.com. If this will be your first event with TTS, we will arrange for an orientation prior to the event. Schedule: 8:15 Samu – cleaning the dojo and your space or home 8:45 Gathering on...

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7-Day Sesshin with Lee Shields (April 9-16, 2022)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2021 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on 7-Day Sesshin with Lee Shields (April 9-16, 2022)

Three Treasures Sangha typically holds two, seven-day sesshin each year. 7-Day Sesshin with Lee Shields April 9-16, 2022 (Apply Online or Download Application Form) These retreats are rigorous and quite demanding, consisting of about 10 hours of zazen (sitting meditation) per day. They are silent except for the teacher’s daily teisho (dharma talk), and for dokusan (practice-related interview with the teacher). If you have no prior sesshin experience, you will probably first want to attend one of the shorter retreats (zazenkai) in Seattle.

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Zenkai (March 13, 2022) with Madelon Bolling – In Person and Zoom

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (March 13, 2022) with Madelon Bolling – In Person and Zoom

Three Treasures Sangha will hold this event in-person at our Dharma Gate facility and live by Zoom. Registration information (for in-person) and Covid-19 Guidelines are posted below the schedule If you are able, please join all or part of this opportunity for intensive practice with others. Zoom Link: Send email to ttssangha@gmail.com. If this will be your first event with TTS, we will arrange for an orientation prior to the event. Schedule: 8:15 Samu – cleaning the dojo and your space or home 8:45 Gathering on Zoom 8:55...

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Using the Mind to Seek the Mind — Isn’t That a Great Mistake? A Talk by Leland Shields – November 14, 2021

Posted by on Nov 28, 2021 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Using the Mind to Seek the Mind — Isn’t That a Great Mistake? A Talk by Leland Shields – November 14, 2021

(This is taken from a passage in…) Verse of the Faith-Mind …Using the mind to seek the mind — isn’t that a great mistake? (Attributed to Chien-Chih Seng-ts’an], d. 606) Case 37 of the Gateless Barrier:      The Oak Tree in Front of the Garden A monk asked Chao-Chou in all earnestness, “What is the meaning of the patriarch’s coming from the West?” Chao-Chou said, “The oak tree in the front of the garden.” (Robert Aitken, The Gateless Barrier, page 226) Case 43 of the Gateless Barrier:      Shou-shan’s Short Bamboo Staff The priest Shou-shan held up his short bamboo staff before...

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