Posts by 3TS

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

Posted by on Dec 1, 2021 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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