Saturday, 11 August 2018

True Dharma Eye by John Daido Loori, Roshi

This is the first of a series of fifty Dharma talks by John Daido Loori Roshi based on his translation of "The True Dharma Eye, Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans".

It is a collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen.

Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi, an American Zen master, has added his own commentary and accompanying verse for each of Dogen’s koans. Zen students and scholars will find The True Dharma Eye to be a source of deep insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest religious thinkers, as well as the practice of koan study itself.

01 Qingyuan's Whisk

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02 Baizhang Remains Seated

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Friday, 3 August 2018

Many Kinds Of Thoughts by Shaila Catherine

In this Dharma talk, Shaila Catherine discusses a range of thoughts and mental objects that arise in meditation.

Unwholesome mental patterns can reinforce obsessive desires, identification, rigid opinions, and attachment to belief systems. What patterns are most common for you—planning, rumination, fantasy, rehearsing, daydreaming, judging, comparing, fixing, instructing?

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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Knowing Oneself, Knowing Enlightenment by Reverend Master Daishin

Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey is under the spiritual direction of the Abbot, Rev. Master Daishin Morgan, a senior disciple of the late Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett.

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