MN Zen Meditation Center: Sunday Talks
Summary: Sunday Talks from the Zen Meditation Center on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN. Donations appreciated at MnZenCenter.org.
Talk given by Tim Burkett. My life is a story of the self-realization of the unconscious. --C.G. Jung Zen beyond Self-consciousness -- Title of a talk given by Suzuki Roshi at Stanford University
Talk given by Ted O'Toole. On the level of the absolute, there are no genders; on the level of relative reality, there are just many different forms. -Grace Schireson from Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens, and Macho Masters
Talk given by Ted O'Toole. THE CASE A monk asked Nan-ch'uan, "Is there a fundamental truth that has never been expounded for people?" Nan-ch'uan said, "There is." The monk said, "What is the fundamental truth that has never been expounded for people?" Nan-ch'uan said, "It is not mind; it is not Buddha; it is not beings." WU-MEN'S COMMENT At the question, Nan-ch'uan used up all his personal treasure immediately and became quite debilitated. WU-MEN'S VERSE Scrupulous care dissipates your virtue; no-words truly have an effect; though the great ocean becomes a field, it cannot be communicated to you.
Talk given by Daishin Rehorst. Ten Verse Kannon Sutra Absorbing the world sounds Awakens a Buddha right here! This Buddha, the source of compassion. This Buddha receives only compassion. Buddha, Dharma, Sangha - just compassion. Thus the pure heart always rejoices. In the light recall this! In the dark recall this! Moment after moment the true heart arises. Time after time there is nothing but THIS!
Talk given by Tim Burkett. "Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, live like its heaven on earth." - Mark Twain
Talk given by Ted O'Toole. Two thousand five hundred years ago, Shakyamuni Buddha proclaimed that the next Buddha will be named Maitreya, the "Buddha of Love." I think Maitreya Buddha may be a community and not just an individual. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Talk given by Susan Nelson. Sunday Talks from the Zen Meditation Center on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN. Donations appreciated at MnZenCenter.org.
Talk given by Rosemary Taylor. Don't do evil, Always do good, Purify the mind. This is what the Buddhas taught. -Dhammapada Not doing wrong action Sincerely doing every kind of good Naturally clarifies this mind. This is the Teaching of all the Buddhas. -Dogen
Talk given by Bussho Lahn. Sunday Talks from the Zen Meditation Center on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN. Donations appreciated at MnZenCenter.org.
Talk given by Rosemary Taylor. Na hi verena verani sammantidha kudacanam averena ca sammanti esa dhammo sanantano. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but by what? alone is cured. This is an eternal law. - Dhammapada, Chapter 1, verse 5
Talk given by Tim Burkett. "If we walk far enough," says Dorothy, "We shall sometime come to someplace." "Don't be tricked into giving away your ruby slippers," says Glinda the Good Witch. "Oz is a place beyond rules, because it has never been civilized." "Toto, we're home - home! And this is my room - and you're all here - and I'm not going to leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all! And... there's no place like home!"
Talk given by Ted O' Toole. Beings are numberless; vowing to free them. Delusions are inexhaustible; vowing to extinguish them. Dharma gates are boundless; vowing to enter them. Buddha's way is unsurpassable; vowing to become it.
Talk given by Bussho Lahn. In order to keep our balance, we need to hold the interior and exterior, visible and invisible, known and unknown, temporal and eternal, ancient and new, together. No one else can undertake this task for you. You are the one and only threshold of an inner world. - John O'Donohue
Talk given by Tim Burkett. Enlightenment is ever intimate with dim-sightedness - Dogen Living your Dim Vision 1) Trust It 2) Embrace Not Knowing 3) Take Risks 4) Make One Mistake After Another 5) Keep Trying
Talk given by Susan Nelson. In the moonlight, Of early spring, Lingering snow Bids farewell to a village Yearning for its first flower. - Zen Nun Rengetsu