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Don't Betray Others—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
The True Dharma Eye, Case 47:
Guishan's Do Not Betray Others
Don't Be Stopped By Fear—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
All the spiritual teachings on fearlessness point to the fact that being fearless doesn’t mean not feeling fear, but not being stopped by ...
Do Not Disregard Anything—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
The Buddha said that realization is about putting an end to suffering. It is not simply about feeling better, fixing our relationships, or ...
Desires Are Numberless—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
How do we put forth effort on the spiritual path when we lose sight of the benefit of that effort? How do we apply ourselves without stirri ...
Complete Health—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
Illness provides a rich opportunity to see into impermanence. It also calls us to a particular way of taking responsibility for ourselves. ...
Clarity in the Midst of Chaos—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
We take the genuine spiritual path of renunciation when we realize that our habits, fixations, and craving cause suffering for ourselves an ...
Call and Response—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
Zen is famous for the heartfelt depth of the teacher-student relationship, a merging of the greatest intimacy. But when transmission happen ...
Beyond Words—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
Words themselves, like all phenomena we encounter, are inherently free. But because words and language are so much a part of how we think, ...
Beyond Differences—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
At the root of all conflict and violence in the world is the way we use our mind to perceive differences. The differences themselves aren ...
Beyond Body Obsession—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
Our physical body is the miraculous gate through which we experience this world and life. It is also the focus of endless anxiety—especia ...
Beginner's Mind—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
What motivates our practice? What underlies our intention to wake up? What are our questions? In the beginning, we may not even know. Or, t ...
Befriend Your Demons—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
There are many demons that haunt us in practice, and one of the most insidious is comparing our practice to others, measuring our "progress ...
Be Utterly Free—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
A monk asked Zhaozhou: what is the meaning of Zen? Zhaozhou: said, “Cypress tree in the garden.” The truth of our lives is not contained in ...
Be Patient—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
Patience is one of the most important spiritual virtues, emphasized by all the religious paths as the key to inner peace. But one of the re ...
Be A Lamp Unto Yourself—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
Buddha taught that all beings have the capacity to gain freedom—and that only each one of us can do this for ourselves. No one will come t ...
Attaining Liberation—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
Teachers from Buddha to Dogen consider zazen as the most effective means of liberating ourselves. But how do we practice it? We must let go ...
At Ease with the Wandering Mind—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
In this humorous talk, Sensei teaches us that the wandering mind is universal. These thoughts are the cause of our suffering, but also not ...
Am I a Buddha Yet?—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
It is inevitable that we enter spiritual practice with ideas and expectations. We want to be enlightened, to become a Buddha, and we want t ...
A Life of No Regrets—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
The true mark of fearlessness is not an absence of fear, but rather the courage to turn toward it. Our habit of turning away from the unfam ...
A Deep and Vested Interest—Dharma Discourse (Audio)
When expectations cloud our minds, we cannot see the person who is standing right in front of us. In this talk Shugen Sensei explores our ' ...