Better For Being Broken

Better For Being Broken

Better for Being Broken Dharma Talk Video of the Better for Being Broken Dharma Talk This is the third talk of the Awakened Heart Series. https://zenawakened.com/awakened-heart/ Kintsukuroi The poet, teacher and lawyer John Sean Doyle had this to say about...
Be Soft Like Water

Be Soft Like Water

Be Soft Like Water Dharma Talk Video of the Be Soft Like Water Dharma Talk This is the second talk of the Awakened Heart Series and this talk looks at softening. https://zenawakened.com/awakened-heart/ Be Soft Like Water Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as...

The Ah Mantra

The Ah Mantra A The perfected Buddhas rise from A (AH). This A is the most sublime of all the letters. The A can conquer all samsaric and nirvanic states. The A is like the mother giving birth to everything. The A is like the father all-creating; magical. The A is...
Intro to the Four Immeasurables Dharma Talk

Intro to the Four Immeasurables Dharma Talk

Introductory Dharma Talk on the Four Immeasurables and Shamatha Meditation Video of the Four Immeasurables Dharma Talk We now start the new Awakened Heart Series of talks. These talks will gently guide us to open up and heal that tender heart of ours. We will be...

The Heart of Vajrasattva Prayer

Heart of Vajrasattva This prayer written by Guru Rinpoche protects those who have fallen prey to ignorance and impaired their samayas. This popular confessional prayer was structured around the short six-syllable Mantra of Vajrassattva, Om Vajra Sattva Hum. It was...
Right Samadhi Dharma Talk

Right Samadhi Dharma Talk

Right Samadhi Dharma Talk Video of the Right Samadhi Dharma Talk RIGHT SAMADHI (samyak-samadhi) At long last we finally come to the eighth stage or limb of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Here once again we come across the gnarly issues that translators face in...

Look at the Great Light

Words of Blessings – Look at the Great Light (New Year’s Message, January 1, 1984 from Zen Master ToeongSeongcheol) As the brilliant sun rises in the blue sky, endless, eternal light pervades the entire universe. Heaven and hell, the noble and the evil all...
Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk

Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk

Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk Video of the Right Mindfulness Dharma Talk RIGHT MINDFULNESS (samyak-smrti) In Sanskrit the seventh stage or limb of the Eightfold Path is called Samyak-Smrti (Pali samma-sati). Smrti, or sati, is normally translated as ‘mindfulness’, or...
It’s So Easy – Zen Poetry

It’s So Easy – Zen Poetry

The soft smell of the pine trees floating on the breeze The birds shyly singing their songs The snow melting away And the earth is peaking through Everything is at ease Revealing the essence naturally What is there to be done? The sun shines And the snow melts...
Right Effort Dharma Talk

Right Effort Dharma Talk

Right Effort Dharma Talk Video of the Right Effort Dharma Talk This is an introductory talk on Right Effort from the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. For a full explanation of the path be sure to checkout: https://zenawakened.com/eightfold-path/ RIGHT...

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