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Zen Practice and the Body | Chodo Campbell
February 17, 2023

If we know we are going to die, then we are right where we are supposed to be. In this dharma talk from our recent Winter Sesshin, Chodo Sensei explores three of the Buddhas first five remembranc

Seizing Our Opportunity to Live | Koshin Paley Ellison
January 20, 2023

What does leaving our sense of loneliness and entering community have to teach you? In this opening dharma talk from Commit to Sit Winter 2023, Koshin Sensei invites us to explore what causes us t

Train Hard, Your Spirit Counts | Cristina Moon
December 09, 2022

But most of all, continuing to sit without moving, not even shifting a foot or lifting our eyes, it builds the strength that we need, and that others need in us in the face of pain or crisis. Sit the

The Importance of Good Spiritual Friends | Koshin Paley Ellison
November 21, 2022

The flame of the dharma you have lit, humbly and respectfully, I transmit to the next generation. Shundo Aoyama Rshi In this opening dharma talk from our last Commit to Sit 90-day practice perio

The Mental Postures of Meditation | Zenki Christian Dillo
November 04, 2022

Enlightenment is the ending in yourself of that hope for something other than life as it is Charlotte Joko Beck We can understand the craft of meditation as the joining of a physical posture with

Running On the Edge of a Sword | Koshin Paley Ellison
October 14, 2022

We have to release the clamp of our own jaw around our suffering. The uniqueness that we want to hold on to is usually not our actual uniqueness. We get into a habit of holding on to some gunky old s

Cultivating the Dignity of the Buddha | Rev. Anna Maria Iten Shinnyo Marradi
September 25, 2022

Its important to be courteous; not just to sit in Zazen but to cultivate the body and mind in the dignity of the Buddha. To give ourselves dignity and respect. This is difficult. Its easier to welc

Everything Must Go | Jose Shinzan Palma
September 17, 2022

So what is this great light flashing through her mind? (It is) how you really see the blackness of a cup of coffee how youreally see the fractals of the broccoli or cauliflower how you are present

You Must Be Your Own Teacher | Dai En Friedman
September 01, 2022

This moment may be the only moment in the circle. But any point will do. Any point is the Alpha and Omegaa special time or place is not needed. In other words, youre all exactly where you need to b

What is the Role of Shuso? | Chodo Robert Campbell
August 27, 2022

One of the strongest characteristics of the role of shuso is its innate awkwardness. One is always both junior and senior. This is a given to the path to those on the shuso path. This fact is confron