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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

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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 details.

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

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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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Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (August 12-13, 2017)

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Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a two-day retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi at Dharma Gate zendo on August 12-13. 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,...

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Seven-Day Zen Retreat (Sesshin) with Jack Duffy (September 9-16, 2017)

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Seven-Day Zen Retreat (Sesshin) with Jack Duffy (September 9-16, 2017)

Three Treasures Sangha holds two, seven-day meditation retreats (Sesshins) each year at Mountain Lamp, a rural practice center near Bellingham, Washington. See our Sesshin page for more information.

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Observing: A Midsummer Retreat – A talk by Madelon Bolling, (July 9, 2017)

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized, Zen Talks | Comments Off on Observing: A Midsummer Retreat – A talk by Madelon Bolling, (July 9, 2017)

The predecessor of this midsummer retreat was called “Ancient Bones.” They say it was discontinued because fewer and fewer people could attend at all. Even with allowances for our limitations, it had become too arduous for those with ancient bones. I bought pre-paid cremation services for my dad a couple weekends ago and we scattered my brother-in-law’s ashes on the Fourth of July. We’re all of us facing death from the instant we are born. We can’t face away from it since it is part of life itself. Death is seen as an end,...

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Going to Abandoned Grassy Places – Introduction to long walking meditation (July 8, 2017)

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Going to Abandoned Grassy Places – Introduction to long walking meditation (July 8, 2017)

The purpose of going to abandoned grassy places and doing zazen is to search for our self-nature. Now, at such a moment, where is your self-nature? This is the outdoor dojo. Unlike the indoor dojo: NO BELLS NO STRICT TIMING we rise and settle like geese – each alert to the others NO LOOKING INWARD INSTEAD, we walk in continuous attention to the moving intersection of time and space: where PAST    meets    FUTURE INSIDE    meets    OUTSIDE . . . at the constantly moving intersection of NOWHERE (now-here) Staying with clear heart and open mind...

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