Dharma Talk: Paramitas of the Bodhisattva

From February 17, 2013: Venerable Thich Minh Nhat considers the Paramitas of following the Path of the Bodhisattva (aka “Bodhisattva’s Four Methods of Guidance) as specified by Dogen Zenji.

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3-part Dharma Talk: It’s Not About Enlightenment

In July and August 2012, Su Co Tâm Hu’o’ng gave three Dharma Talks related to Enlightenment/Nirvana and a question, “What did Dogen mean when he said, ‘You have to die in Zazen’?”

Part 1: It’s not about Enlightenment  (Unfortunately, the degraded memory card — now retired and little-mourned — affected the recording of the first of the three talks.

While we see if anything from that talk is save-able, see if #2 and #3 make any sense…)

Part 2: Dying in Zazen
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Part 3: Great Death
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Dharma Talk: Fancy Robes

Roshi cuts through rank, status and the attendant trappings.

The fancy Roshi rakusu (on a special occasion)


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Dharma Talk: Koan Practice

Roshi speaks on Koan practice, using the classic “Nansen Cuts the Cat” (Joshu’s Cat) as an example. Click on the Play button below and the mp3 file should begin to play. To download it right-click here and select “Save target as…”. You can then select where to store the file on your local computer.

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Dharma Talk: Meditation

Roshi speaks on meditation practice.
The book we are reading is Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan’s Most Rigorous Zen Temple by Kaoru Nonomura.

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Dharma Talk, Dogen and Anger

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Dharma Talk, Weekend Retreat on Dogen

We had a weekend retreat before Memorial Day, and  Roshi Ân Giáo taught Dogen’s Instruction for Zazen.  One of the talks below was given during retreat; the other at the retreat’s conclusion.

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Dharma Talk, Dogen’s Robe

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