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Dharma Talks by Tenshin Roshi

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Let Reality Come Through

Tenshin Roshi addresses the assembly on a Sunday morning at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 November 2018 | 2:30 am


Applying What Is True

Tenshin Roshi gives the first talk of the Fall Training Period 2018.

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 2:30 am


What Is Your Samadhi Now?

Tenshin Roshi talks at the end of the Beginner's Mind Sesshin that was held at Yokoji in July 2018.

Posted on 1 September 2018 | 12:32 am


How Does It Feel In Your Bones?

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from the members and residents of Yokoji on a Sunday morning.

Posted on 21 July 2018 | 7:30 pm


Mechanisms for Change

Tenshin Roshi talks about how to use the change we experience in our life as food for practice.

Posted on 1 July 2018 | 12:43 pm


An Intimate Connection

Tenshin Roshi talks during the final sesshin of the Spring Training Period, 2018.

Posted on 1 June 2018 | 3:00 am


Seeing Clearly, Living Fully

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from the trainees and members on a Sunday morning at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 May 2018 | 3:00 am


Living Buddhism

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from the assembly on a Sunday morning at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 April 2018 | 12:11 pm


What is the Self

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from those present at Yokoji on a Sunday morning.

Posted on 1 March 2018 | 7:09 pm


Daily Life

Tenshin Roshi talks on practice in daily life.

Posted on 1 February 2018 | 2:30 am


What is Compassion

Tenshin Roshi talks on Zen practice and compassion during the New Year's Sesshin bridging 2017/2018.

Posted on 1 January 2018 | 2:30 am


The Light of Awareness

A dharma talk given by Tenshin Roshi at the end of the 2017 Rohatsu Sesshin at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 December 2017 | 2:30 am


Knowing What This Life Is

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from the assembly in this talk given in October at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 2:30 am


Touchstones of Practice

Tenshin Roshi delivers a dharma talk during the first sesshin of the Fall Training Period at Yokoji about the touchstones of practice.

Posted on 1 October 2017 | 2:30 am


Living Vow

Tenshin Roshi talks on Jizo Day about the role of vows in our lives.

Posted on 1 September 2017 | 2:30 am


The Benefits of Practice

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from the assembly and talks on the benefits of practice.

Posted on 1 August 2017 | 2:30 am


One Teaching in Response

Tenshin, Roshi takes some questions from the Sangha before talking on Master Dogen's Genjokoan.

Posted on 1 July 2017 | 2:30 am


Crossing the Bridge

Tenshin Roshi talks on the koan "The Stone Bridge of Joshu" from the Blue Cliff Record.

Posted on 1 June 2017 | 2:30 am


Know How To Be Satisfied

A talk by Tenshin Roshi given during the March 2017 sesshin at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 May 2017 | 2:30 am


The Work of Buddhism

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from the sangha members on a Sunday morning at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 April 2017 | 3:00 am


The Relationship Between Thought and Emotion

Tenshin Roshi talks on the relationship between thought and emotion in a question-and-answer-based talk given during the Sunday morning program in February 2017.

Posted on 1 March 2017 | 3:00 am


Distractions

Tenshin Roshi spoke about distractions in the context of Zen practice during the Beginner's Mind Sesshin that took place at Yokoji in January 2017.

Posted on 1 February 2017 | 2:30 am


The Heart of the Matter

Tenshin Roshi talks on the Heart Sutra in a talk entitled, "The Heart of the Matter". The talk was given on the first day of the New Year's Sesshin at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 January 2017 | 3:00 am


The Cutting Edge of Practice

Tenshin Roshi talks about the cutting edge of practice and the importance of showing up. The talk was given during the Rohatsu sesshin, the retreat that celebrates the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Posted on 1 December 2016 | 2:30 am


Meticulous Study

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 95 of the Book of Equinimity, "Rinzai's One Stroke".

Posted on 1 November 2016 | 2:30 am


Approaches to Practice

Tenshin Roshi talks about approaches to practice—namely koan and just sitting meditation (shikantaza)—at the end of the September 2016 Sesshin at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 October 2016 | 2:30 am


Just Bow

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 32 of the Blue Cliff Record, "Standing There".

Posted on 1 September 2016 | 2:30 am


Finding a Way

This talk was given on July 3rd, 2016 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center by Tenshin, Roshi.

Posted on 1 August 2016 | 2:30 am


Principles of Zazen

This talk was given by Tenshin Roshi on Sunday July 26th, 2016 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 July 2016 | 2:30 am


Body Breath and Mind

Tenshin Roshi have this talk on the second day of the final sesshin of the Spring Training period at Yokoji in May 2016.

Posted on 1 June 2016 | 3:00 am


The Poisonous Snake

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 24 of the Book of Equanimity, "Seppo's Poisonous Snake".

Posted on 1 May 2016 | 3:00 am


Light and Dark

Tenshin Roshi talks on case 86 of the Blue Cliff Record, Ummon's "The Kitchen Pantry and the Main Gateway". The talk was given on March 9th, 2016 during the first sesshin of the Spring Training Period.

Posted on 1 April 2016 | 2:30 am


Consciousness

Tenshin Roshi talks on Consciousness on Valentine's Day, 2016.

Posted on 1 March 2016 | 3:30 am


Fear and Attachment

Tenshin Roshi talks on Fear and Attachment at the beginning of 2016 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 February 2016 | 3:00 am


Doing Nothing

Tenshin Roshi talks on a case koan about the life of the ancient master, Vasubandhu.

Posted on 1 January 2016 | 3:00 am


Immersion in Everyday Activity

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk in November 2015 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:00 am


Habits

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk on Sunday October 18th at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 November 2015 | 1:30 am


Displacement Activity

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk at the opening of the Fall Training Period at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center on Sunday September 20th, 2015.

Posted on 1 October 2015 | 3:00 am


Where are the Difficulties?

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk on Jizo Day, August 2015 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 4:00 am


Dealing With Perceived Distractions

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk in July, 2015 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 August 2015 | 4:00 am


Everything is Here

Tenshin Roshi talks on a koan from the Blue Cliff Record in this talk given in June, 2015 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 July 2015 | 3:30 am


Realization in Daily Life

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk in May 2015 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 June 2015 | 2:30 am


Ungan Sweeps the Ground (2015)

Tenshin Roshi talks on case 21 of the Book of Equanimity, Ungan Sweeps the Ground. The talk was given on April 12th, 2015, at the end of the April sesshin at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 May 2015 | 3:00 am


Joshu Investigates the Old Woman

Tenshin Roshi talks on case 31 of the Gateless Gate, "Joshu Investigates the Old Woman". This talk was given in March 2015 during a sesshin at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 April 2015 | 3:30 am


Roso Faces the Wall

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 23 of the Book or Equanimity, "Roso Faces the Wall".

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 3:55 pm


Gobbler's of Dregs

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 11 of the Blue Cliff Record, Master Obaku's "Gobbler's of Dregs".

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 3:00 am


Buddha's Enlightenment

Tenshin Roshi talks on the first case of the Denkoroku, or The Record of the Transmission of the Light in honor of Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment which is celebrated in our tradition on December 8th.

Posted on 1 January 2015 | 4:00 am


Mind is Buddha

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 30 of the Gateless Gate, "Mind is Buddha".

Posted on 1 December 2014 | 2:30 am


Wisdom and Functioning

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 66 of the Book of Equanimity, "Kyuho's Head and Tail". The talk was given on October 19th, 2014 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 6:00 am


No Enlightenment

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk on Sunday September 14th at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center. Roshi brings up Case 62 from the Book of Equanimity, "Bako's No Enlightenment".

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:01 pm


Tenshin Roshi talking on a Sunday morning