Tenshin Roshi spoke eariler in the year on Case 1 of the Gateless Gate, 'Joshu's Dog' or 'Mu'. This talk picks up the full version of the koan as presented in the Book of Equanimity, case 18.

Tenshin Roshi is the abbot of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, a Soto Zen Buddhist training center in the mountains of Southern California.

Direct download: Joshus_Dog_1.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi, abbot of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, talks on case 21 of the Book of Equanimity, 'Ungan Sweeps the Ground'. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe at iTunes and leave us a rating to help other people find us.

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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 13 of the Book of Equanimity, 'Rinzai's Blind Donkey'. This talk was given on a Sunday morning  at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.

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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 27 of The Blue Cliff Record, recorded during the the final Sesshin of Spring Trainind Period.

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Tenshin Roshi talks on a number of issues around Zen practice in this talk from the April 2012 sesshin. Tenshin Roshi is the abbot of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, a Zen Training Center in the mountains of Southern California.

Direct download: April_2012_Sesshin.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on 'Mumon's Zen Warnings'. The Zen warnings come at the close of the Gateless Gate, a collection of koans compiled by Master Mumon. They are a list of apparant contradictions, warning practitioners away from various pitfalls, leaving what seems like no place to stand.

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The Great Way Knows no Difficulty

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 2 of the Blue Cliff Record, 'The Great Way Knows no Difficulty'. Tenshin Roshi is the abbot of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center in the mountains of Southern California.

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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 1 of the Gateless Gate, 'Joshu's Dog', or 'Mu' as it also known. It is one of the most famous barrier koans in the Zen tradition.

Direct download: Joshus_Dog.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 57 of the Book of Equanimity, 'Genyo's One Thing'. The talk was given during the New Year's Sesshin at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center and Tenshin Roshi brings up the theme of hindrances and resolutions at the turn of the year.

Direct download: Genyos_One_Thing.mp3
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Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 2 of the Book of Equanimity, 'Bodhidharma's Vast Emptiness'. It is the koan that the head trainee, Eishu Twentyman, also presented a few weeks later for his dharma combat ceremony. Tenshin Roshi is the abbot of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, a year-round Zen Buddhist Training Center located in the mountains of Southern California.

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Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 6:32pm PDT