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Faith and Love…Really?

Greater Boston Zen Center Podcast

Release Date: 01/28/2021

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Fran Ludwig speaks about Zen community. The text is Case 13 in The Gateless Gate, Deshan's Bowls. (April 4, 2021) (Does not include a Dharma Dialog.)

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Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk on the practice of dropping thoughts and noticing where you are. Texts include Case 24 of the Record of Transmitting the Light and How to Be Sick by Toni Bernhard. (March 25, 2021)

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James Cordova gives an encouragement talk based on Fascicle #10 of Eihei Dogen's Shobogenzo. (March 24, 2021)

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Julie Nelson speaks about enlightenment and "endarkenment," and how small things can be "great." One text is Joan Sutherland's Vimilakirti & the Awakened Heart. (March 23, 2021)

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Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk addressing the question, "Can you love even the hard things in life?" (March 1, 2021).

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Kate Hartland gives an encouragement talk about the grieving that comes with the loss of a dream. The text is from Zen Master Raven by Robert Aitken. (February 12, 2021)

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Kate Hartland speaks about about "Shishi Rejoices Grinding a Cup and a Tray," Case 22 of The Record of Empty Hall. In this koan, two monks sharing tea suddenly find themselves face to face with chaos. (February 2, 2021)

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Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk about perfection as taking reality as the way it is, using a metaphor from Argentine tango. The reading is from Dogen's "On the Endeavor of the Way." (February 17, 2021)

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Julie Nelson gives a talk about zazen as "the Dharma gate of joyful ease"...and about other Dharma gates we would rather not face. Texts used are from pp. 45, 56, and 73 of the GBZC Sutra Book (2019 edition) and Robert Aitken's The Practice of Perfection. (February 27, 2021)

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Diane Fitzgerald speaks about cause and effect. The texts are Case 2 "Baizhang's Fox" from The Gateless Gate and "Dai shugyo" (Great Practice)" from Dogen's Shobogenzo. (February 13, 2021)

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Julie Nelson speaks about things that block faith and love. The texts are "Compassion Unbound" (p. 72) and "Affirming Faith in Mind" (p. 28) from the GBZC Sutra Book (2019 edition). (January 26, 2021)