Auckland Zen Centre: Weekly Podcasts

Auckland Zen Centre: Weekly Podcasts


Latest Episodes

2022-08-02 Frugality
August 07, 2022

Frugality is shaped by the motives behind it, such as prudent management of our finances, or reducing our environmental footprint. In Zen, cherishing the absolute value of each and every thing we encounter is at the heart of frugality. As Zuigan Goto-rosh

2022-07-22 H84 Vimalakirti's Gate of Non-Duality
July 28, 2022

The thundering silence of the layman bodhisattva, Vimalakirti -- can you hear it? Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/6kdOZX1XBRPyMYYjtr2NLyLbwSc

2022-07-21 Pitfalls 3
July 28, 2022

More on ghost caves, and identifying different types of their opposite, wandering thoughts. Sources: Silent Illumination: A Chan Buddhist path to natural awakening by Guo Gu Shambhala 2021, Shattering The Great Doubt, The Chan practice of Huatou by Master

2022-07-20 Pitfalls 2
July 28, 2022

Working with physical pain, and various kinds of "ghost caves" to watch out for. Sources: Silent Illumination: A Chan Buddhist path to natural awakening by Guo Gu Shambhala 2021 Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/2SqT58-qz26zjM82zRFcARyyNJs

2022-07-19 Pitfalls 1
July 28, 2022

Working with common hindrances that arise in our zazen. Sources: Silent Illumination: A Chan Buddhist path to natural awakening by Guo Gu Shambhala 2021 Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/jbnu9g1YbRivwmjfipr_DMgo1mo

2022-07-18 Dukkha 3
July 28, 2022

Getting stuck in pleasant, "heavenly" states, and mistaking them for awakening -- and the pain of falling back to earth, plus some common misconceptions about spiritual practice. Sources: Turning Suffering Inside Out -- a Zen approach to living with physi

2022-07-17 Dukkha 2
July 28, 2022

Delusive strategies for getting off the wheel that just make things worse. Sources: Turning Suffering Inside Out -- a Zen approach to living with physical and emotional pain by Darlene Cohen Shambhala 2002

2022-07-16 Dukkha 1
July 28, 2022

Exploring the ever-turning wheel of grasping and aversion, and the nature of dukkha (unsatisfactoriness) in the ups and downs of our everyday lives. Sources: Turning Suffering Inside Out -- a Zen approach to living with physical and emotional pain by Darl

2022-07-05 The Courage to Be Happy 2
July 06, 2022

Touching on some aspects of the psychology of Alfred Adler, who is considered one of the three fathers of depth psychology, along with Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Source(s): The Courage to Be Happy: True contentment is within your power, by Ichiro Kishi

2022-06-28 The Courage to Be Happy 1
June 29, 2022

Touching on some aspects of the psychology of Alfred Adler, who is considered one of the three fathers of depth psychology, along with Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Source(s): The Courage to Be Happy: True contentment is within your power, by Ichiro Kishi