Friday, 24 June 2011

How is the Understanding of Cognition-Only Verified by Reb Anderson

The group found this a challenging talk the theme of which was that we can verify our experience by "eating rice and drinking tea"...... very Zen!

Reb Anderson, Tenshin Roshi is a lineage-holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Born in Mississipi, he grew up in Minnesota and left advanced study in mathematics and Western psychology to come to Zen Center in 1967. He practiced with Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him as a priest in 1970 and gave him the name Tenshin Zenki ("Naturally Real, The Whole Works"). He received dharma transmission in 1983 and served as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center's three training centers (City Center, Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center) from 1986 to 1995. Tenshin Roshi continues to teach at Zen Center, living with his family at Green Gulch Farm.


Friday, 10 June 2011

Distortions Of Mind by Rodney Smith

This is the "sister" talk to the one below.