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(Short) Choicelessness

Greater Boston Zen Center Podcast

Release Date: 10/10/2021

Koun Yamada’s Three Aims of Practice show art Koun Yamada’s Three Aims of Practice

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Fran Ludwig speaks about the goals of our practice. The text is from Yamada's book, Zen: The Authentic Gate. (December 4, 2021)

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(Short) Bowing show art (Short) Bowing

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Ed Oberholtzer gives and encouragement talk about bowing (December 3, 2021)

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Pretending to Be a Zen Teacher show art Pretending to Be a Zen Teacher

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Julie Nelson speaks about taking functions seriously, and names lightly. The text is "Kit's New Practice" from The Book of Householder Koans by E.M. Marko and W. E. Nakao. (November 27, 2021)

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(Short) Home show art (Short) Home

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Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk about the concept and feeling of home ("home for the holidays," "home sangha") and its relation to our Zen practice. (November 25, 2021)

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(Short) Anxiety as Liberation show art (Short) Anxiety as Liberation

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Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk about Zhaozhuo's saying, "Buddhahood is passion, and passion is Buddhahood." (October 4, 2021)

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(Short) Awakening show art (Short) Awakening

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Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk about waking up--and what comes next. The text is taken from Koun Yamada's Zen: The Authentic Gate. (October 28, 2021)

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Grief show art Grief

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Guest teacher Jeff Kogen Seul speaks about grief. The text is from the Chinese text Zhuangzi, excerpted in the book The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life. (October 30, 2021)

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(Short) The Universe show art (Short) The Universe

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James Cordova gives an encouragement talk. The text is Dainin Katagiri's Each Moment is the Universe. (October 20, 2021)

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Betrayal show art Betrayal

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Julie Nelson speaks about how we can practice with betrayal, both by approaching feelings of having been betrayed as a Dharma Gate, and by considering whether inflicting "betrayal" could be in line with our Zen precepts. (October 23, 2021)

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(Short) Choicelessness show art (Short) Choicelessness

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Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk about cultivating a practice of being intimate with whatever is arising. (August 30, 2021)

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Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk about cultivating a practice of being intimate with whatever is arising. (August 30, 2021)