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Dharma Talks by Tenshin Roshi

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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


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


Tenshin Roshi talking on a Sunday morning