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Welcome to our podcast coming to you from the Greater Boston Zen Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Teachers Sensei Steve Tetsuen Wallace, Dharma Holder Laura Yushin Wallace, and others. Recordings include both full-length teishos (talks) with discussion following and short "encouragement talks." For more information about teachers, events, and practice periods, as well as additional audio files, go to our website: bostonzen.org.
 
Welcome to Already Calm. Here we can explore meditation as mind training and how it can help you in your daily life. If you would like to find a meditation teacher near you, or have any questions, please email Lyndi at thealreadycalmpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Sanshin Zen Community is an international Buddhist sangha founded in 1996 by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest and respected translator of the thirteenth-century Japanese Zen master, Eihei Dogen Zenji. Based at Sanshin-ji, in Bloomington, Indiana, Sanshin exists to provide intensive practice of zazen in the style of Kosho Uchiyama-roshi, informed by thorough study of Dogen's teachings and communal work. Sanshin offers opportunities for daily practice, weekly Dharma talks, monthly retreats, ...
 
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It’s a conspiracy! That’s what the believers say — and they are correct. * * * It’s not hard to understand why conspiracy theories are so popular. It is easier to believe that a group is doing something that I consider unlawful or harmful — plotting against me or my interests — than to accept that my dissatisfaction with my reality as I see it may …
 
As they say in the movies, "take two!" Please disregard the first transcription posting because of a technical glitch on the audio link. Follow this one instead. Apologies… _()_ Many, many thanks to Sentha Pusa for sharing the lecture references. Lecture location: http://www.riversidechan.org/lectures/Dharma_Talk_20210215.mp3Notes:- Consider volunt…
 
Many, many thanks to Sentha Pusa for sharing the lecture references. Lecture location: http://www.riversidechan.org/lectures/Dharma_Talk_20210208.mp3 Notes:- Consider volunteering to transcribe a lecture. It is a great way to deepen your practice.- This transcription is work in progress. It is transcribed as recorded and no professional…
 
The United States One “nation of immigrants” — Sea to roiling sea * * * Or, one might say, border to imaginary border. It goes without saying, and so I shall say it, that there is no actual or natural border between the contiguous United States and Canada, let alone Mexico, where the agreed-upon boundary is much smaller. Of course, the east and wes…
 
Parinirvana, the death of the Buddha Shakyamuni, is commemorated by a ceremony in mid-February in most Buddhist communities throughout the world. The Buddha gave several important teachings right before his death, and there is teaching contained in the very manner and fact of his passing. In this episode I describe the Parinirvana (Nehan) ceremony …
 
For the sake of ourselves and others, we need to learn to Bear Witness without burning out. Bearing Witness means exposing ourselves to the suffering in the world in all its forms out of compassion. At the root of all suffering are the three poisons of greed, hate, and delusion, so Bearing Witness also means being aware of those forces in the world…
 
Once we lived in tribes: A hundred fifty or so — Now it’s out of hand. * * * Humans once lived in tribes, pursuing survival through strength in numbers, hunting and gathering. Apparently our tribal leaders occasionally went to war with the neighbors, but only once we could afford to, having gathered enough roots and berries to tide us over. Or when…
 
Many, many thanks to Sentha Pusa for sharing the lecture references. Lecture location: http://www.riversidechan.org/lectures/Dharma_Talk_20210201.mp3 Notes:- Consider volunteering to transcribe a lecture. It is a great way to deepen your practice.- This transcription is work in progress. It is transcribed as recorded and no professional…
 
Prajna means “wisdom,” Paramita, “perfecting” — “Mantra,” something else! * * * The fourth and last section of the Heart Sutra concludes on a more formal note, simply stating and re-stating the central place of the “perfecting of wisdom” in Buddhism, as the mother of all mantras: Therefore know the prajna paramita as the great miraculous mantra the…
 
Many, many thanks to Sentha Pusa for sharing the lecture references. Lecture location: http://www.riversidechan.org/lectures/Dharma_Talk_20210125.mp3 Notes:- Consider volunteering to transcribe a lecture. It is a great way to deepen your practice.- This transcription is work in progress. It is transcribed as recorded and no professional…
 
Many, many thanks to Sentha Pusa for sharing the lecture references. Lecture location: http://www.riversidechan.org/lectures/Dharma_Talk_20210118.mp3 Notes:- Consider volunteering to transcribe a lecture. It is a great way to deepen your practice.- This transcription is work in progress. It is transcribed as recorded and no professional…
 
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