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  • Who is the Teacher?

    Talks • Jul 4, 2018

    On Buddhist teacher scandals and the notion that we should "not confuse the teachings with the teacher." Can we even do that? And if not, then what? July 3, 2018

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  • Start from a Hopeless Place

    Talks • Jul 4, 2018

    Dogen in "Record of Things Heard": "You must practice the Way with the attitude of a person owing a vast debt and being forced to return it despite being penniless. If you have this frame of mind, it is easy to attain the Way.'" June 26, 2018

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  • No Excuses

    Talks • Jun 22, 2018

    “I desire to practice the Way, but the world is in its last period (which is degenerate) and I have only inferior capabilities. I cannot endure the formal practice which accords with the dharma. I want to find an easier way which is suitable for me, make a connection, and attain enlightenment in the next lifetime.” Dogen replies, "This is entirely wrong." June 19, 2018

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