Student Talks The Village Zendo

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Dharma talks by Village Zendo students.

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  • Talk by Ryoshin, “Being Actualized by Myriad Things”

    Talk by Ryoshin, “Being Actualized by Myriad Things”

    14/09/2020 Duração: 23min

    In this talk, Ryoshin examines the myriad things that make up our lives in this moment. While some enjoy the nip in the fall air, others experience wildfires ravaging the American West. We also live in a time of great division. Zen practice teaches us to “drop body and mind” and to embrace “not knowing.” […] The post Talk by Ryoshin, "Being Actualized by Myriad Things" first appeared on The Village Zendo.

  • Talk by Jiryu, “American Religion in America’s Time of Crisis”

    Talk by Jiryu, “American Religion in America’s Time of Crisis”

    04/09/2020 Duração: 24min

    At few times in our history has political conflict been so destructive. What should a Zen Buddhist do? We can look back to Frederick Douglass and his fellow abolitionists for an example. In America’s worst crisis, their fight for justice was an expression of their religious principles. The post Talk by Jiryu, "American Religion in America's Time of Crisis" first appeared on The Village Zendo.

  • Talk by Soten “Transcending Blind Spots in Zen Practice”

    Talk by Soten “Transcending Blind Spots in Zen Practice”

    28/08/2020 Duração: 29min

    In his talk, “Transcending Blind Spots in Zen Practice,”  Senior Student Neil Soten Theise explores the question of how to notice our own blind spots — physical, emotional sensorial — even amidst a zen practice that is stable and steady over the short or long term. He defines blind spots as those edges of our practice […] The post Talk by Soten "Transcending Blind Spots in Zen Practice" first appeared on The Village Zendo.

  • Talk by Musho “Painting of a Birthday Cake”

    Talk by Musho “Painting of a Birthday Cake”

    23/08/2020 Duração: 21min

    August 23, 2020 Musho takes another look at Dogen’s essay “Painting of a Rice Cake” from the point of view of an artist who has painted many “rice cakes.” On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Musho encourages us to marvel at Dogen’s radical all-inclusive view of reality. Here is Dogen’s text: Painting of a […] The post Talk by Musho "Painting of a Birthday Cake" first appeared on The Village Zendo.

  • Talk by Fusho “Painting Our Lives”

    Talk by Fusho “Painting Our Lives”

    02/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    August 2, 2020 Fusho explores Dogen Zenji’s “Painting of a Rice Cake” by sharing her experience leading the Village Zendo’s recent “Filmmaking With an Open Heart” workshop.   Click below for audio recording only, or use your podcast app.

  • Talk by Joren “Virtual Expression”

    Talk by Joren “Virtual Expression”

    30/07/2020 Duração: 16min

    In this talk, Joren examines how we creatively engage in the practice of true expression, using the virtual tools of our time. She reflects on the workings of this virtual channel of true expression, with its limitations and possibilities, in this critical moment.

  • Talk by Ryoshin “The Stories We Tell”

    Talk by Ryoshin “The Stories We Tell”

    27/07/2020 Duração: 25min

    In his Dharma talk, “The Stories We Tell,” Senior Student Ryoshin explicates our Summer Ango study text, Dogen’s “Painting of a Rice Cake,” examining the many ways that our stories affect our lives and that our lives affect our stories. He reminds us that we can use our practice to observe the stories that we […]

  • Talk by Yuuka “My Body My Country: Lessons From Healing”

    Talk by Yuuka “My Body My Country: Lessons From Healing”

    21/07/2020 Duração: 23min

    In this talk Yuuka faces the trauma in her body and challenges us to work with our collective bodies to heal racialized trauma. She brings up the koans “Nansen Kills the Cat” and “An Outsider Questions the Buddha” to provide insight into violence and love.   For audio only, click below or use your favorite […]

  • Talk by Fusho “Wall Gazing”

    Talk by Fusho “Wall Gazing”

    17/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    In her Dharma talk, “Wall Gazing,” Senior Student Traven Fusho Rice examines how our Zen practice can offer hope in these difficult days of not-knowing. Recorded by video July 16th, 2020 Audio only podcast version here:

  • Talk by Neil Soten Theise “Master Ma Is Unwell”

    Talk by Neil Soten Theise “Master Ma Is Unwell”

    18/06/2020 Duração: 27min

    In this talk, Soten explores the boundaries (or their absence!) between the Absolute and the Relative and what that means for personal practice and practice in the world.

  • Talk by Jisei “All Together now, Let’s take a Deep Breath”

    Talk by Jisei “All Together now, Let’s take a Deep Breath”

    15/06/2020 Duração: 26min

      In her talk, “All Together now, Let’s take a Deep Breath,” Senior Student Jisei reflects on the crisis of our times and the opportunity it offers, both individually and collectively, to wake up and heal. Recorded by video June 14th, 2020.     Audio only podcast version here:

  • Talk by Seizan “16 Bodhisattvas Go In to Bathe”

    Talk by Seizan “16 Bodhisattvas Go In to Bathe”

    05/06/2020 Duração: 21min

    In his talk, “16 Bodhisattvas Go In To Bathe,” senior student Seizan Ewing investigates the flow of all those whose names have been forgotten or left unsaid. He dives in, expressing gratitude for all those, known and unknown, who have embodied the Dharma, sustaining his practice and the life of our community. Recorded by video […]

  • Talk by Ryoshin “How Can We Be Free?”

    Talk by Ryoshin “How Can We Be Free?”

    31/05/2020 Duração: 25min

    In this talk, Ryoshin asks what we mean when we say that Zen brings freedom at a time of so much pain and separation in our world. The answer he proposes and explores in this talk is that the freedom of Zen can only be found by plunging into our lives.

  • Talk by Soten “The Three Treasures in Times of Crisis”

    Talk by Soten “The Three Treasures in Times of Crisis”

    25/05/2020 Duração: 33min

    In his talk “The Three Treasures in Times of Crisis,” Senior Student Neil Soten Theise offers a strategy for what we can do when it seems as if our practice isn’t helping us to meet the occasion. Recorded by video May 24, 2020.     Audio only podcast version here:

  • Talk by Gessho “Self as City”

    Talk by Gessho “Self as City”

    18/05/2020 Duração: 22min

    In her talk, “Self as City,” Senior Student Sal Gessho Randolph inquires into how we experience ourselves as everything around us changes. She speaks about self and place in light of case nine of the Blue Cliff Record, “Chao Chou’s Four Gates.” Recorded by Video May 17, 2020. Audio only podcast version here:

  • Talk by Jiryu “Who Can You Trust?”

    Talk by Jiryu “Who Can You Trust?”

    14/05/2020 Duração: 19min

    Our leaders are plainly untrustworthy. And when we hear about toilet paper hoarders, or protestors storming the Michigan state capitol, or covidiots crowding together on beaches, we stop trusting each other, too. But there is someone we can trust. Listen to find out.     Audio only podcast version here:

  • Talk by Fusho “Practice, Awareness and Compassion in the Time of Covid”

    Talk by Fusho “Practice, Awareness and Compassion in the Time of Covid”

    08/05/2020 Duração: 22min

    In her talk, “Practice, Awareness and Compassion in the Time of Covid,” Village Zendo senior student Traven Fusho Rice offers a “dispatch from the mud,” and examines the idea of sanctuary in these uncertain times. Recorded by video May 7th, 2020. Audio only podcast version here:  

  • Talk by Gessho “The Body Exposed”

    Talk by Gessho “The Body Exposed”

    24/04/2020 Duração: 22min

    In her talk Village Zendo senior student Sal Gessho Randolph speaks about environmental thinker Donella Meadows, and how Meadows’ practice of envisioning can help us in this moment in relation to the koan “Yun Men’s The Body Exposed, The Golden Wind.” Recorded on video April 23, 2020. Audio only podcast version here:

  • Talk by JiSei “Groping Our Way Through the Dark”

    Talk by JiSei “Groping Our Way Through the Dark”

    19/04/2020 Duração: 27min

    Village Zendo senior student Anne Jisei Reigeluth addresses the intersection of our current challenges with our Zen practice. She brings up Case 22 of the Blue Cliff Record, Hsueh Feng’s Turtle-Nosed Snake, to explore this intersection fully. Below is the podcast/audio version of this talk.

  • Talk by Ryoshin “Bodhisattvas in a Pandemic”

    Talk by Ryoshin “Bodhisattvas in a Pandemic”

    17/04/2020 Duração: 19min

    Our world has changed.  Many of us are afraid and are grieving.  Ryoshin talks about his experience of the present crisis, and how we can live up to the Bodhisattva ideal, responding with compassion and wisdom. Recorded by video April 16, 2020. Audio only podcast version here:

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