Tenshin Roshi talks on 'Joshu's Dog' or 'mu', the first koan in the collection known as the Gateless Gate. It is a pivotal koan in Zen Training, and Roshi talks about the basics of practice and how this koan is used.

Direct download: Mu.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 4:44pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on the 'Identity of Relative and Absolute', the text written by Sekito Kisen in the 8th Century that we chant daily as part of our morning service.

Direct download: IdofRelandAbs.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on the 'Heart Sutra', a core Buddhist text that is chanted daily in temples all around the world.

Direct download: Heart_Sutra.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks at the opening of the Spring 2011 Training Period at Yokoji about the importance of a period of time where practice is the main focus.

Direct download: BeginningOfSpring2011TP.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 5 from the Gateless Gate, 'Kyogen's Man Up A Tree'.

Direct download: Kyogens_Man_Up_a_Tree.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 8:17pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 11 from the Blue Cliff Record, Obaku's "Gobblers of Dregs".

Direct download: Gobblers_Of_Dregs.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Tenshin Roshi discusses a variety of topics, threading together questions from the assembly and touching on the theme of New Year's resolutions.

Direct download: NY-Sesshin.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 6:14pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi gave this talk during the 2010 Rohatsu Sesshin at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center. The Rohatsu Sesshin is an annual event, a time when participants deepen their practice to commemorate the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Direct download: Rohatsu_Sesshin.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 6 of the Blue Cliff Record, Master Ummon's 'A Good Day'. The talk was given during the October 2010 sesshin at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center.

Direct download: A_Good_Day.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks about Zen Ancestor Bashubanzu (Vasubandhu) from Keizan Zenji's 'Record of the Transmission of the Light' (Denkoroku).

Direct download: Bashubanzu_-_Denkoroku.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 9:07pm PDT