Posts by 3TS

This Moment – A Talk by Madelon Bolling – June 14, 2020

Posted by on Jun 24, 2020 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on This Moment – A Talk by Madelon Bolling – June 14, 2020

A monk asked, “What is the essential meaning of Buddhism?” Mazu said, “What is the meaning of this moment?”      (Ferguson, p. 76)     Our world has changed so radically that ordinary routines don’t work any more or are not available. Like any other living thing, when the old ways don’t work, we try to meet our needs in new ways. Deprived of overhead light, an upright tree will begin reaching sideways, growing a new shape. We talk a lot about sudden radical change and unpredictability under the current threats of death, destruction, disease, and disorder. We talk about how this maps on to...

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Zenkai By Zoom: Three-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (July 10-12, 2020)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2020 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai By Zoom: Three-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (July 10-12, 2020)

Three Treasures Sangha is hosting an intensive retreat over 3 days, led by Jack Duffy Roshi by Zoom July 10-12, 2020. . Jack Duffy will give talks  and hold dokusan (practice-related interviews). Everyone is welcome even if you haven’t attended a Three Treasures Sangha retreat. We will shortly post and email more detailed information about the schedule. For those who will pre-register for full-time participation, Dokusan with Jack will be offered. Interviews with Lee and Madelon will be available to part and full time attendees as well. If you’re looking for other opportunities to sit Zen...

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Encouragement for Windblown Plum Home-Based Intensive — a talk by Leland Shields, April 5, 2020

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Encouragement for Windblown Plum Home-Based Intensive — a talk by Leland Shields, April 5, 2020

The phrase, “never apart from this very place” takes on new relevance as we are in lockdown for Covid-19, each practicing in our own homes, our own quiet rooms. This week is a chance to truly bring practice home, to the place before we were born, and to the home in which we sleep, cook, clean, and many of us now work. This bizarre practice, assisted by the technology that has existed for only moments within the span of the Buddha-Dharma, is not a backup or compromise. It is the only practice. It is sesshin, without need to parse definitions of the word, “sesshin,” affording us the benefit of...

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Staying Home–What’s the Point? — a talk by Madelon Bolling (April 6, 2020)

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Staying Home–What’s the Point? — a talk by Madelon Bolling (April 6, 2020)

This talk was given during Windblown Plum. In these strange and confusing days when we have to isolate ourselves to stay healthy and alive, many have lost a sense of fitting in, of belonging. We cannot visit friends and neighbors in person, cannot experience the usual give-and-take with others the way we always have. Amid our loneliness, the question arises: so who am I? Why am I here? I’m no good to anybody just knocking around the house this way. “Staying safe”– what’s the point? This week I was charmed into reading Dogen’s chapter on The Four Virtues of a Bodhisattva. Nishijima and...

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Zenkai (May 10, 2020) with Leland Shields

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (May 10, 2020) with Leland Shields

TTS will hold the May 10, 2020 Zenkai remotely (by Zoom). If you are able, please join all or part of this opportunity for intensive practice with others. The format similar to Windblown Plum intensive, but with this schedule: 8:15     Samu – cleaning your space or home8:45     Gathering on Zoom 9:00     5 Remembrances, Zazen, Kinhin 10:00   Talk by Lee 10: 40 (approx.) Zazen, Kinhin 11:15    Interviews available 12:00  Mics and video on. Break to get food 12:10   Informal Zoom lunch together with mics and video on 12:45   Clean up, be in seat by 12:55 (just like regular zenkai) 1:00    ...

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