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  • Taigu
    Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
    • Aug 2008
    • 2710

    Kosho McCall's video

    Hi all,

    Once you go through the introduction and put up with the editing and fake laughs of this poor and kind-sweet-idealistic lady...Well, that's a pretty good vid.
    Kosho is a great guy and has a wonderful sense of humour.
    A good window into the Suzuki Roshi lineage style of practice.

    Enjoy!

    gassho


    Taigu


    PS: one more thing though, even these clouds eventually are seen as the Dharma kaya, perfectly part of this.


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    Last edited by Taigu; 01-05-2013, 08:41 AM.
  • Hans
    Member
    • Mar 2007
    • 1853

    #2
    Hello Taigu,

    thank you for sharing this. I'll watch the whole bunch of them tomorrow.....it's a bit of a culture clash in a funny and very interesting way

    Gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen

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    • Bids
      Member
      • Mar 2008
      • 56

      #3
      Thanks so much.
      Deep bow, Nadi

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      • RichardH
        Member
        • Nov 2011
        • 2800

        #4
        Thank you Taigu. That lays things out in a really grounded and straightforward way.

        Gassho, kojip

        ...BTW ..the interviewer is distracting, but I don't think her laugh is a put-on. It's that nervous, over-enthused, Dharma talk laugh I've heard at retreats and talks. The teacher makes a mildly amusing comment, and everybody over-laughs.... because he said it.

        ..or so it sounds to me.

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        • Hoyu
          Member
          • Nov 2010
          • 2020

          #5
          Thank you for sharing these videos Taigu. Prior to these I had not heard of Kosho before. He truly has a great way about him!! The description in the videos state that he is the head teacher at the Austin Zen Center. Wishing to encounter more of this man, I searched iTunes to see if AZC has a podcast. They do, and I'm downloading some of their talks as I write this. What a great lead!

          Gassho,
          Hoyu
          Ho (Dharma)
          Yu (Hot Water)

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          • Mp

            #6
            Thank you for this share Taigu.

            Gassho
            Michael

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            • Rich
              Member
              • Apr 2009
              • 2587

              #7
              Thanks Taigu. Well to listen to.
              _/_
              Rich
              MUHYO
              無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

              https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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              • Jiken
                Member
                • Jan 2011
                • 753

                #8
                McCall says, "Ego exists to protect us from being vulnerable. It is supposed to work but it doesn't" These were important words for me to hear. Vulnerability is a huge fear of mine that I need to embrace. Even writing this is difficult. I can honestly say that I have spent an immense amount of time "protecting myself" when there was nothing to be protected from. Just the contingency.

                Gassho,

                Daido

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                • Shujin
                  Treeleaf Unsui
                  • Feb 2010
                  • 941

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Daido
                  McCall says, "Ego exists to protect us from being vulnerable. It is supposed to work but it doesn't" These were important words for me to hear. Vulnerability is a huge fear of mine that I need to embrace. Even writing this is difficult. I can honestly say that I have spent an immense amount of time "protecting myself" when there was nothing to be protected from. Just the contingency.

                  Gassho,

                  Daido
                  Gassho.
                  Kyōdō Shujin 教道 守仁

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                  • Risho
                    Member
                    • May 2010
                    • 3179

                    #10
                    Thank you Taigu

                    Gassho,

                    Risho
                    Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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                    • Myozan Kodo
                      Friend of Treeleaf
                      • May 2010
                      • 1901

                      #11
                      Thanks Taigu, for this clear voice.
                      Gassho,
                      Myozan

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                      • Myoshin

                        #12
                        Great Taigu,

                        Some sentences ring in me, to be remembered.

                        Tank you

                        Gassho

                        Yang Hsin

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                        • Daitetsu
                          Member
                          • Oct 2012
                          • 1145

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Kojip
                          ...BTW ..the interviewer is distracting, but I don't think her laugh is a put-on. It's that nervous, over-enthused, Dharma talk laugh I've heard at retreats and talks. The teacher makes a mildly amusing comment, and everybody over-laughs.... because he said it.

                          ..or so it sounds to me.
                          I agree with you, Kojip. I think her laugh is over-enthused, but honest.
                          IMHO her questions were not too bad and Kosho managed to answer in a way that didn't cause unnecessary confusion (which could have happened easily at several moments).

                          Liked this interview a lot!

                          Gassho,

                          Timo
                          no thing needs to be added

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                          • Jigetsu
                            Member
                            • May 2011
                            • 236

                            #14
                            I wish I could speak as softly as he does!
                            _/\_
                            Jigetsu

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                            • Jinyo
                              Member
                              • Jan 2012
                              • 1957

                              #15
                              I wonder what the flow of this would have been without the editing?

                              The middle part didn't gell for me. The initial question was about the difficulty of dealing with emotions around losing one's home, the suffering of a family member,etc. Somehow this got turned into a dialogue about AA, addictions and false perceptions.

                              Perception then became equated with 'taste' - on the level of 'do I like chocolate cake' etc.

                              I also have a bit of unease regarding the term ego addiction. Does being upset about losing one's home etc equate with ego addiction? Trying to obviate normal human responses seems to defeat the goaless attitude of Zazen IMHO. I'm also not sure about the notion that one has to hit rock bottom in order to change/grow. There's an element of truth in it - but it isn't necessarily the case.

                              Sorry to be critical - Kosho McCall seems a really good person - and a lot of what he says rings true - but that was a difficult interview and he looked positively pained at times.

                              Gassho

                              Willow
                              Last edited by Jinyo; 01-08-2013, 08:51 PM.

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