Monthly Dharma talks by Tenshin Fletcher Roshi at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center. Yokoji is a year-round Zen Buddhist Training Center in the Southern Californian mountains.
There Are No Zen Teachers
Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 11 of the Blue Cliff Record, "Gobblers of Dregs".
It's All Up to You
Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 86 of the Book of Equanimity, "Rinzai's Great Enlightenment".
Alive or Dead
Tenshin Roshi speaks on Case 55 of the Blue Cliff Record, "Won't Say".
Sweeping it All Away
Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 28 of The Blue Cliff Record, "Not Mind or Buddha".
Becoming What We Already Are
Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 9 of the Gateless Gate, "Daitsu Chisho".
What Can We Hold On To?
Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 2 of The Blue Cliff Record, "The Supreme Way is Without Difficulty". Jokai Sensei steps in to answer questions toward the end of the talk as an end to the Fall Training Period.
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Disappointing characterization of BLM
I will admit I have only so far listened to Zoom Talk #10 and was completely put off by the host’s weak discussion of BLM and oppression. He immediately started discussing how oppression could happen against AnYoNE, even white people, and it is sooo absurd to oppress another person, (obvious) and that THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO white people were slaves TOO. What a disappointing way to deflect the Black Lives Matter message calling for justice for Black people in the present day, not to mention that the large majority of BLM demands are around addressing structural inequalities and maintained systems of racism, not about direct person to person discrimination (although that’s important too). It was disappointing to hear a white person re-direct the BLM conversation to “And WHiTE PeOPle wERe SLAvEs too” and completely mischaracterize what people are demanding in this moment. With all respect (and as a fellow white person) I hope the host reconsiders how his framing here may be inaccurate and harmful to the larger movement for racial justice.
Like an arrow
I love Tenshin Roshi's straight, simple messages of life, work, and practice.