Various Talks and Discussions -- Recommended to Newer Folks

Collapse
X
 
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39272

    Various Talks and Discussions -- Recommended to Newer Folks

    Dear All,

    I hope that you have had a chance to go through all of our "A SERIES OF TALKS FOR NEW FOLKS" videos in our Beginner's Place area (LINK). We ask that you do so even if you have been practicing a long time in order to get a taste of the particular style of Shikantaza Zazen emphasized here in our Sangha.

    As well, for folks new to Buddhism and Zen Practice, I hope that you have had a chance to review our "Buddha-Basics" series (LINK) and "Bodhisattva-Basics" series (LINK).

    After the above, the below are some additional past threads and discussions on matters of Zazen and Zen practice meant to serve as an introductory "curriculum" on our Soto Zen ways here at Treeleaf Sangha. Going through these talks and discussions is meant as a introductory course for you in our approaches to Soto Practice and Shikantaza here. Please feel free to revive any old threads, and to ask any questions or discuss any point.


    * * *


    On Sitting Shikantaza Zazen:

    WHAT's OFTEN MISSING in SHIKANTAZA EXPLANATIONS .... (LINK)

    Shikantaza and the Morning Star (LINK)

    THOUGHTS and EMOTIONS are GOOD ZAZEN too! (LINK)

    A Few Shikantaza Misunderstandings (LINK)

    Mind as Mirror (LINK)

    Drivin' Dogen - Understanding "Open Spacious Awareness" (LINK)

    The Backwards Wisdom of Shikantaza (LINK)

    Broken Record: Zazen is Not Meditation (LINK)

    What Zazen ls Not ... (LINK)

    The Counter-Intuitive Approach to Mental Disturbance in Shikantaza (LINK)

    Shikantaza: The Non-Benefits of Zazen (LINK)

    Right Zazen and Wrong Zazen (LINK)

    Zen as Embodiment (5) - All the Time Zazen (LINK)

    Shikantaza as NON-Method NON-Acting (LINK)

    No Reason for Zazen (LINK)


    * * *


    On Finding the Posture(s) for Sitting Right for YOUR Body:

    Book Recommendation: - THE POSTURE OF MEDITATION (LINK)

    When one cannot even "sit" at all: Moaning, Rolling Buddha (LINK)

    Zen as Embodiment (1) - Posture Misunderstood (LINK)

    The Eyes of Zazen: Neither Open Nor Closed (LINK)


    * * *


    On Achy, Sleepy, Noisy Zazen:

    Sleeping legs, aching back ... some tips (LINK)

    Being drowsy during Zazen ... some tips: Zazen when sleepy ... ZZZZZZzzzzzz (LINK)

    Another thread on drowsy Zazen, with advice from some of our Sangha Members: (LINK)

    On Sitting Zazen in a noisy place: Of Noise, Ear Plugs and Sensory Deprivation Tanks (LINK)

    Itchy nose, achy leg, earthquake ... when to move, when not? (LINK)


    * * *


    Some Talks on Non-Gaining Mind and Equanimity in Zen Practice:

    Maybe the most important Talk ever - SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: WHAT's NEXT!?! (LINK)

    Maybe my favorite Talk ever -gratitude & Great Gratitude (LINK)

    Being mindful of 'mindful' (LINK)

    BEING MODERATE on "BEING IN THE MOMENT" (LINK)

    Goal No Goals, Not One Not Two (LINK)

    What is Master Dogen's vision of Practice-Enlightenment? (LINK)

    About ANGER in Zazen - Playing With Fire (LINK)

    Some threads on dealing with anger, with advice from some of our Sangha Members: (LINK) (LINK) (LINK) and (LINK)

    Pain-Suffering-Freedom (LINK)

    Zen Practice with Physical Illness or Disability (LINK)


    * * *


    Some Talks on Other Aspects of Zen Practice and Buddhism:

    "Jundo Tackles the 'BIG' Questions" Series: Karma (LINK) Rebirth (LINK) Life's Purpose (LINK), Scandals in Buddhism (LINK) and more BIG stuff like that ... (LINK)

    Summing Up Dogen ... (LINK)

    (For those who wish to dive in to Dogen) How to Read Dogen (LINK)

    The sacredness of each thing person moment - "Each Dharma Dwells in its Dharma Position" (是法住法位) (LINK)

    WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN ... TO GOOD AND BAD PEOPLE (LINK)

    Why Our Zendo Is A "No Politics Zone" (LINK)

    A Zen Vision of Social Justice - For Justice & Peace (LINK)

    Koans in Soto Zen - Koan Misunderstandings, Koan Dogma (LINK)

    Eight Ways GUDO WAFU NISHIJIMA Will Help Change ZEN BUDDHISM (LINK)

    On practice in a digital Sangha like Treeleaf - The world is virtual, this sangha is real (LINK)



    * * *


    Some Talks on At Home Liturgy and Little Practices:

    RECOMMENDED 'At Home' Liturgy (LINK)

    Making Endless 'Bodhisattva Vows' ... (LINK)

    Offering Metta and Forgiveness to Violent People & Unspeakable Acts (LINK)

    Building A Monastery At Home (LINK)

    Why we pay attention to Small Things in the Zendo (LINK)


    * * *

    About "JUKAI" (UNDERTAKING THE PRECEPTS) in our Sangha, and the Meaning of the Precepts: (LINK)


    * * *


    About "SatToday" and LAH (LEND-A-HAND):

    SatToday - Make sure you have SAT before joining in forum CHAT! (LINK)

    A TREELEAF PROJECT with EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION REQUESTED: “LAH” (Lend A Hand) (LINK)


    * * *


    Finally, a Talk by me about my book on "how to read Dogen" -

    THE ZEN MASTER’S DANCE
    A Guide to Understanding Dōgen and Who You Are in the Universe
    (LINK)


    ... and if all that is not enough, even more old Talks and banter by me and the other Priests at Treeleaf can he found here: (LINK)


    Gassho, Jundo

    SatToday and LAH
    Last edited by Jundo; 02-22-2023, 06:06 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Tairin
    Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 2733

    #2
    Wonderful. There are many many great resources here at TreeLeaf. This will help make them easily found. Thank you Jundo


    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

    Comment

    • Naiko
      Member
      • Aug 2019
      • 838

      #3
      Thank you, Jundo. This is a nifty list for not so new people too.
      Gassho,
      Naiko
      st

      Comment

      • DanM
        Member
        • Aug 2021
        • 85

        #4
        Thanks for this Jundo, having these grouped together in this way is really helpful.
        Gassho,
        Dan
        ST/LAH

        Comment

        • Tokan
          Treeleaf Unsui
          • Oct 2016
          • 1230

          #5
          Wonderful

          Gassho, Tokan

          satlah
          平道 島看 Heidou Tokan (Balanced Way Island Nurse)
          I enjoy learning from everyone, I simply hope to be a friend along the way

          Comment

          • Chikyou
            Member
            • May 2022
            • 569

            #6
            I missed a lot of these! Thank you for collecting them all in one place. I will definitely have a look/listen to the ones I missed.

            Gassho,
            SatLah
            Kelly
            Chikyō 知鏡
            (KellyLM)

            Comment

            • seanwright
              Member
              • Jun 2020
              • 8

              #7
              Thank you for this, Jundo. This'll be great for revisiting the basics and for also expanding on what I've already learned.

              Gasshō,
              Sean
              SatLah

              Comment

              • Tosei
                Member
                • Jul 2020
                • 192

                #8
                This is, really, a lovely collection of some oldies-but-goodies as well as some rarer-read. Thank you Jundo.

                gassho.

                [[st]]
                東西 - Tōsei - East West
                there is only what is, and it is all miraculous

                Comment

                Working...