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Kyogen's Man up a Tree -- Impossible Situations
Gateless Gate: Case 5
From our everyday perspective, Kyogen's person up a tree appears to be in a no-win situation. Dangling from a ...
Lotus in the Fire: Zen Home Practice
Buddhism is undergoing a revolution in the West as dedicated practitioners create a lay practice within what historically has been a monast ...
Master Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo: Case 271
About half of our waking hours are spent at work, yet few of us are engaged in labor that ...
Master Tozan's ''No Grass''--The Relative and the Absolute
The Book of Equanimity: Case 89
The Five Ranks of Master Tozan are a riveting yet subtle expression of the Buddhist teachings on the ...
Mayoku Shakes His Staff--Beyond Right and Wrong
The Book of Equanimity: Case 16
Master Mayoku, having grasped a bit of truth, went on a pilgrimage to test his understanding against ...
Mind of Play
Touching the Heart of Intimacy
By the time we reach adulthood, most of us have lost touch with our playfulness. Inundated with compl ...
Neither Discarding nor Attaching--The End of Suffering
Koans of the Way of Reality: Case 108
Our usual way of perceiving and interpreting the world is dualistic. The gap created through s ...
Original Source--Beginning Is the End
Koans of the Way of Reality: Case 104
From the beginning, the truth is clear and free of dust. In the valley of the endless sprin ...
Oryoki: Master Dogen's Instructions for a Miraculous Occasion
If you’re getting ready to go on retreat and need a refresher on the oryoki liturgy, this DVD will take you through the whole ceremony ste ...
Permanent Principle--What Is Death?
The Book of Equanimity: Case 75
With deepening meditative practice, the apparent solidity and continuity of experience dissolves int ...
Plum Blossoms--The Coming of Eternal Spring
Koans of the Way of Reality
In the poetic teachings of master Dogen, the plum tree occasionally represents the Buddhadharma. The plu ...
Practice Is Enlightenment
Zen Master Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo: Case 123
What is the relationship between practice and enlightenment? If all sentient beings ...
Returning to the Earth
Zen Master Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo: Case 16
Abbot John Daido Loori addresses the perennial religious inquiry into the nature of ...
Search for Gold--Practice Is the Goal
Koans of the Way of Reality: Case 101
Many spiritual seekers enter the path with expectations. There is a goal at the end of the rai ...
The Ancient BuddhasThe Universe as Your Mirror
Koans of the Way of Reality: Case 102
Infinitely brilliant, the original Buddha-mind. What can surpass the virtue of this brillia ...
The Stone Lion--Realizing Fearlessness
Each crisis: an opportunity.
Yet if you fail to act, you miss it by a thousand miles.
The cave of the blue dragon is ominous?< ...
The Wisdom That Has No Teacher
Zen Master Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo: Case 90
Using as the starting point of this talk a dramatic riverside encounter between two ...
Three Worlds Are Mind--Nothing Is Hidden
Koans of the Way of Reality: Case 108
The phrase "the three worlds are nothing but mind" is said to capture the totality of Buddha's ...
Truth Is Not Like Something
Zen Master Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo: Case 101
What is freedom? Unlike the licentious and hurtful behavior that has come to charac ...
Where Have You Come From?--Why Question?
Blue Cliff Record: Case 34
Master Kyozan Ejaku (Ch. Yangshan Huiji) was one of the more colorful and influential teachers during the ...