Stefanie Kisen Fredella was the Head Trainee for the Fall Training Period of 2020. This recording is of her Dharma Combat ceremony. Kisen talks on the koan "Ryuge Passes the Chin Rest"
( and engages the assembly in dharma combat.

Direct download: Kisen_Dharma_Combat.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 11:22am PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 59 from the Book of Equanimity, "Seirin's Deadly Snake."

Direct download: Meticulous_Practice.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 4:41pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks about Obon, a traditional Buddhist festival which we have aligned with our western celebration of Halloween. Check on the blog at for a post coming soon with the Gate of Sweet Nectar which is mentioned in the talk.

Direct download: Obon_and_Halloween.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 4:20pm PDT

Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 66 of the Book of Equanimity, "Kyuho's Head and Tail." This dharma talk was given on October 25, 2020.

Direct download: Theres_No_Place_to_Hide.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

This dharma talk was given on October 18, 2020 by Tenshin Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center. Roshi talks on Case 23 of The Gateless Gate, "Think Neither Good Nor Evil."


Direct download: The_Robe_and_The_Bowl.mp3
Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 11:25am PDT