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Dharma Talks by Tenshin Roshi

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Getting Straight to the Point

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 65 of the Blue Cliff Record, "A Hindu Questions Buddha."

Posted on 9 August 2020 | 2:06 pm


The Nature of Existence

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 18 of the Book of Equanimity, "Joshu's Dog."

Posted on 30 July 2020 | 12:50 pm


This Ordinary Mind is the Way

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 19 of the Gateless Gate, "Ordinary Mind is the Way".

Posted on 23 July 2020 | 12:21 pm


The Living Expression of Koan

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 11 from the Book of Equanimity, "Ummon's Two Sicknesses".

Posted on 8 July 2020 | 4:03 pm


Wandering At Your Ease

Tenshin Roshi speaks on case 25 of the Blue Cliff Record, "Hermit of Lotus Peak"

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 6:33 pm


The Unwritten Sutra

Tenshin Roshi talks on case 3 of the Book of Equanimity, "Invitation for the Patriarch".

Posted on 26 June 2020 | 2:14 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #12

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 68 from the Book of Equanimity, "Kassan's Slashing Sword".

Posted on 19 June 2020 | 7:04 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #11

Tenshin Roshi talks about the current state of affairs in the US and across the world.

Posted on 19 June 2020 | 6:59 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #10

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 93 of the Book of Equanimity, "Roso's Not Understanding."

Posted on 4 June 2020 | 4:45 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #9

Tenshin Roshi talks on case 41 of the Book of Equanimity, "Rakuho's Last Moments".

Posted on 27 May 2020 | 2:17 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #8

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 12 of the Gateless Gate, "Zuigan Calls Himself Master".

Posted on 21 May 2020 | 11:52 am


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #7

Tenshin Roshi talks about Case 87 of the Blue Cliff Record, "Medicine and Disease".

Posted on 5 May 2020 | 6:33 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #6

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 79 of the Book of Equanimity, "Chosha Advances a Step".

Posted on 2 May 2020 | 7:16 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #5

Tenshin Roshi talks about case 13 of the Book of Equanimity, "Rinzai's Blind Donkey."

Posted on 20 April 2020 | 6:32 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #4

Tenshin Roshi gives another online talk amid the COVID-19 pandemic, talking on Case 33 of the Book of Equanimity, "Sansho's Golden Carp".

Posted on 17 April 2020 | 9:41 am


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #3

The third Dharma Talk given by Tenshin Roshi via the Zoom online platform on April 5, 2020.

Posted on 11 April 2020 | 3:06 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #2

The second Dharma Talk given by Tenshin Roshi via the Zoom online platform on March 29, 2020.

Posted on 11 April 2020 | 2:39 pm


Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk #1

The first Dharma Talk given by Tenshin Roshi via the Zoom online platform on March 22, 2020.

Posted on 11 April 2020 | 2:21 pm


Absorption in Learning

Tenshin Roshi takes questions from the assembly.

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 4:27 pm


Cause and Effect

Tenshin Roshi talks on one of the basic principles of Buddhism, cause and effect.

Posted on 1 March 2020 | 1:19 pm


The Marvelous Activity of Breathing

Tenshin Roshi talks on case three of the Book of Equanimity, "An Invitation for the Ancestor".

Posted on 1 February 2020 | 2:30 am


The Basis of Sincere Practice

Tenshin Roshi speaks on a koan from the Book of Equanimity during the New Year's Sesshin at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 January 2020 | 3:00 am


Living This Moment in Time

A dharma talk from Tenshin Roshi given during the Rohatsu Sesshin at Yokoji in 2019.

Posted on 1 December 2019 | 2:30 am


Getting Back to Basics

Tenshin Roshi talks on the fundamentals of Zen practice.

Posted on 1 November 2019 | 2:30 am


This is Who We Are

Tenshin Roshi delivers this talk on the sixth day of the September sesshin, 2019.

Posted on 1 October 2019 | 2:30 am


The Core of Zen

Tenshin Roshi talks on The Heart Sutra.

Posted on 1 September 2019 | 2:30 am


Seeing the Basic Clarity

Tenshin Roshi talks on "Beiko's No Enlightenment" from the Book of Equanimity.

Posted on 1 August 2019 | 2:30 am


The Great Compassionate One

A talk given on June 23rd, 2019 by Tenshin Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Posted on 1 July 2019 | 2:30 am


Refining Our Activity

Tenshin Roshi gives a talk on Mother's Day, 2019.

Posted on 1 June 2019 | 1:46 pm


Every Day is a Good Day

Tenshin Roshi talks about the community's experience over the winter with the heavy storms that caused major damage.

Posted on 1 May 2019 | 2:30 am


Who Are We Leaving This To?

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 30 of the Book of Equanimty, "Daizu's Kalpa Fire" in relation to current circumstances.

Posted on 1 April 2019 | 2:30 am


The Golden Age is Now

The final talk from the Fall 2018 Training Period from Tenshin Roshi.

Posted on 1 March 2019 | 12:36 pm


True Compassion

What is true compassion? Tenshin Roshi talks on this subject and others on a Sunday morning at Yokoji.

Posted on 1 February 2019 | 2:30 am


Points of Practice

Tenshin Roshi gives his final Dharma talk two days before the new year during the New Year's Sesshin at Yokoji.

Posted on 2 January 2019 | 7:16 pm


Wisdom

Tenshin Roshi gives a talk on Thanksgiving weekend on the subject of wisdom.

Posted on 1 December 2018 | 2:30 am


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


Tenshin Roshi talking on a Sunday morning