Tenshin Roshi talks on being self reliant, referencing the koan, 'Baso's White and Black' from the Book of Equanimity. The talk was given at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center on March 9th, 2014.

Direct download: Self_Reliance.mp3
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At the time of year when it seems everyone is suffering from a cold or the flu, Tenshin Roshi talks about sickness from a practice perspective. This talk was given at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center on February 16th, 2014 during the regular Sunday Schedule.

Direct download: Sickness.mp3
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The February 2014 podcast from Yokoji Zen Mountain Center. Tenshin Roshi talks on "Ummon's Sounds and Shapes", case 82 of the Book of Equanimity.

Direct download: Ummons_Sounds_and_Shapes.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 52 of the Book of Equanimity, "Sozan's Dharmakaya". The talk was given on December 1st, 2013 at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Direct download: Sozans_Dharmakaya.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talks on the second day of the 7-day Rohatsu held at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center. Roshi brings up case 9 of the Blue Cliff Record, but only around half way through the talk, first addressing practice during sesshin. 

Direct download: Joshus_Four_Gates.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talked three times on Master Dogen's "Genjo Koan" during October 2013. This is the third talk in the series, given on Sunday October 13th at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

Direct download: 131013-Genjo-koan.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talks on the challenges that Yokoji faces after the fire and subsequent floods and debris flows. The talk is a reminder that practice continues, and that is what we take forward into hardships and challenges.

Direct download: Post-fire_Talk.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 28 of the Book of Equanimity, "Gokoku's Three Shames". This talk was given in the aftermath of the Mountain Fire and Tenshin Roshi focuses on a part of the koan that brings up what the function of a temple guardian is, or might be, and the expecatations we have of someone who stands in that position.

Direct download: Gokokus-three-shames.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 41 of the Gateless Gate, Bodhidharma Puts the Mind to Rest.

Direct download: Bodhidharma_Puts_the_Mind_to_Rest.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi brings up the first case of the Blue Cliff Record about the founding father of Zen, Bodhidharma, in this talk given on Father's Day 2013.

Direct download: Highest_Meaning_of_the_Holy_Truth.mp3
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