Upcoming and Previous Events

Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (February 10-11, 2018)

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Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a two-day retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi at Dharma Gate zendo on February 10 – 11. 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. 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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Zenkai (January 14, 2018) with Madelon Bolling

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (January 14, 2018) with Madelon Bolling

Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome. Schedule 8:15am Work period 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:00am Dharma talk 11:00am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.) 1:00pm Sutras 1:30pm Zazen, Interviews 2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

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2017 Year End Letter

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Announcements | Comments Off on 2017 Year End Letter

“To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening.” Dogen Greetings Three Treasures Members & Friends   December, 2017 Despite all the disasters, both natural and human made, that have occurred recently, I was given some sliver of hope for our torn and tattered world by the extraordinary phenomenon of the solar eclipse this summer. According to reports, many of those watching the eclipse seemed to experience a diminishing sense of...

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Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (November 11-12, 2017)

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Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a two-day retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi at Dharma Gate zendo on November 11-12. 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. 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 ttssangha@gmail.com. SCHEDULE Saturday,...

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Zenkai (December 10, 2017) with Madelon Bolling and Lee Shields

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Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome. Schedule 8:15am Work period 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:00am Dharma talk 11:00am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.) 1:00pm Sutras 1:30pm Zazen, Interviews 2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

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Thinking of Pat Hawk

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Reflections | Comments Off on Thinking of Pat Hawk

Jack recently received a message from Rolf Drosten, a Diamond Sangha teacher who lives and teaches in Germany. Rolf wrote about Pat Hawk, a long-time Three Treasures supporter, known to many of us. Rolf’s message is a warm tribute, and a message about each of us practicing with our foibles. I, too, remember Pat with warmth and gratitude. Lee Five years ago, Pat Hawk Roshi died in May 2012. Now and then during the past weeks, I have come to think of him – No, more clearly, I’ve simply come to think of him. It is possible that he has shown me...

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Broken Raven 7-day Sesshin September 9-16, 2017

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Broken Raven 7-day Sesshin September 9-16, 2017

Three Treasures Sangha holds two, seven-day sesshins each year at Mountain Lamp, a rural practice center near Bellingham, Washington. See our Sesshin page for complete...

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Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (November 10-11, 2017)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (November 10-11, 2017)

Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a two-day retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi at Dharma Gate zendo on November 10-11. 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. 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 ttssangha@gmail.com. SCHEDULE...

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Zenkai (October 8, 2017) with Leland Shields

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (October 8, 2017) with Leland Shields

Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome. Schedule 8:15am Work period 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:00am Dharma talk 11:00am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.) 1:00pm Sutras 1:30am Zazen, Interviews 2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

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Talks by Lee and Madelon during the In-City Retreat, July 7-9, 2017

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Talks by Lee and Madelon during the In-City Retreat, July 7-9, 2017

Observing: A Midsummer Retreat – A talk by Madelon Bolling, (July 9, 2017) To be clear and tranquil about the end of “me” I need to be clear and tranquil about what “me” is, and in general there is a lot of confusion on this point. We often hear teachers say, “you are not what you think you are.” But then what? The mind says, “Oh yeah, yeah—all beings without exception have Buddha nature, I’ve heard. Whatever that means—it’s sort of beyond what I can get.” And it pulls attention back into cloud-identified dreaming. Read full talk....

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