Given a few days after Independence day, Tenshin Roshi talks on the subject of independence, using the koan "Zuigen's Master" from the Gateless Gate as a starting point.

Direct download: Independence.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi brings up case 65 from the Blue Cliff Record, "A Non-Buddhist Questions the Buddha". The talk brings up the question of how important is 'religious' activity in comparison to insight.

Direct download: Fast20Horse2C20Slow20Horse.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi spoke about practicing in the place that you stand on Mother's Day, May 11th, 2014. The talk was given at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where a dharma talk is given every Sunday morning for the sangha and general public.

Direct download: Mystic-Peak-1.mp3
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The April 2014 sesshin concluded with Tenshin Roshi giving the precepts to two of his students. This talk was given during the sesshin and Roshi brings up the matter of the precepts.

Direct download: Precepts.mp3
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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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