Posts by 3TS

Jewels in the Sutras – a talk by Leland Shields – August 14, 2022

Posted by on Aug 31, 2022 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Jewels in the Sutras – a talk by Leland Shields – August 14, 2022

In the May teisho, I talked about using the sutras we chant during practice days such as this, and also carrying them with us as we walk the world. Today I’ll continue with focus on a few key perspectives that run through the sutras. I find it can deepen our consideration by looking at the same perspective expressed by different ancestors, as if we were looking at the same jewel through different facets. First – we are already Buddha; second – if so, why do we practice? And third – how do we practice? I had planned to address each in this talk, though I was too verbose to leave...

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7-Day Intensive Retreat with Lee Shields (April 9-16, 2022), In-Person and Zoom

Posted by on Mar 12, 2022 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on 7-Day Intensive Retreat with Lee Shields (April 9-16, 2022), In-Person and Zoom

Three Treasures Sangha typically holds two, seven-day sesshin each year. 7-Day Intensive Retreat with Lee Shields April 9-16, 2022 (Apply Online or Download Application Form) Sitting zazen in longer retreats such as this can be a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice. We encourage you to attend what you can, as you can. If you are at all inclined, call or email Barb to discuss. Part-time participation is welcome: For Zoom participants part-time access is flexible. Because seats in the dojo may be limited, those wishing to participate in-person and part-time, please contact Barb Carey...

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Jack Duffy talks on the works of Dogen; Steep Mountain Retreat

Posted by on Mar 1, 2022 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Jack Duffy talks on the works of Dogen; Steep Mountain Retreat

During the Steep Mountain Retreat, Jack gave 3 talks on the works of Dogen. Two talks on Dogen’s One Bright Pearl, which was actually a saying of Xuan-sha, and a talk on Xuan-sha’s Drainage Stream – that is, “Where can I enter practice? Do you hear the sound of the drainage stream? Yes. Enter right there.” For audio records of the talks, click on these links below: One Bright Pearl – The Drainage Stream Part 1 One Bright Pearl – The Drainage Stream Part 2 One Bright Pearl – The Drainage Stream Part 3 Enjoy

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Do Nothing – a talk by Leland Shields – February 13, 2022

Posted by on Feb 13, 2022 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Do Nothing – a talk by Leland Shields – February 13, 2022

  Master Yunmen mentioned the following anecdote: When Yunyan was sweeping the floor, Daowu said to him: “What good is so much petty effort? Yunyan replied: “You ought to know that there is one who doesn’t [make such a useless effort]!” Daowu said: “Well, that’s already a second moon!” Yunyan held up his broom and said: “Which moon is this?” Dauwu shook his sleeves and went out.   Master Yunmen remarked: “When a slave meets his peer, they commiserate each other.” Yunmen, trans. Urs App, Master Yunmen, p. 195-6 Yunyan was engaged in the task still familiar to us – sweeping the...

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

Posted by on Dec 30, 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 Be...

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