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GROUNDED IN THE DHARMA. DEVOTED TO CONTEMPLATIVE CARE.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 59 Ratings

GROUNDED IN THE DHARMA. DEVOTED TO CONTEMPLATIVE CARE.

    Availing Not Awaiting | Koshin Paley Ellison

    Availing Not Awaiting | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “How do you practice not wasting time?”         Stories have impact. Our thoughts and beliefs can take over our minds and actually take us out of relationship. Koshin Sensei reminds us, “We waste a lot of time indulging our thoughts.”       In this recent dharma talk, Koshin draws on the […]

    • 28 min
    Engaged and Playful | Koshin Paley Ellison

    Engaged and Playful | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “It is a form of generosity, how we show up.”         What do we do with the stories we often tell ourselves about ourselves? Many of us worry, ‘Am I good?’ or think, ‘I am no good’. Many of us feel, ‘No one sees me,’ or are sure that ‘Everyone is judging […]

    • 32 min
    Step In | Koshin Paley Ellison

    Step In | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “How do your opinions and preferences take you out of relationship and a life of practice?”     Honoring the Buddha’s death, Nehan-e observance is an opportunity to pay closer attention to your life, to show up and step forward. How will you life your life without regret?       In this dharma talk, […]

    • 27 min
    Difference and Oneness | Koshin Paley Ellison

    Difference and Oneness | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “We indulge in our fears way too much in the guise of protecting our freedom.”     In this dharma talk, Koshin Sensei asks us to look closely at what separates us from ourselves and each other. There is difference and we are all one. But our fears hold us back and create distance between […]

    • 26 min
    The Liberation in Becoming Who We Are | Koshin Paley Ellison

    The Liberation in Becoming Who We Are | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “If the practice is going well, no one is becoming like anyone else.”     In this dharma talk, Koshin Sensei invites us to experience what happens when we wholeheartedly practice. What changes within ourselves? What blooms between one another?   Genyu Kojima Roshi asks his sangha to consider what ‘bad’ religion is. It can […]

    • 25 min
    Affirm Life In All Its Forms | Chodo Campbell

    Affirm Life In All Its Forms | Chodo Campbell

    “Do not take anything for granted. See everything as a gift.”   The sixteen bodhisattva precepts are guidelines to live by, aspirations to live into. In this talk, Chodo Sensei introduces us to an extended study of the precepts with a moving story from his experience as a hospice chaplain. It is about a “tiny […]

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

funky-button ,

Contemporary yet authentic

I appreciate the way these talks engage aspects of modern life that had not yet arisen at the time that most Buddhist discourses were composed. This makes their wisdom more readily available to someone such as myself. But make no mistake: this isn’t “Buddhism Lite.” These talks will make you question yourself if you listen to them.

Champa Choga ,

Audio needs work

Love the topics and the talks however the audio is to boomy to make out much of the words

derekstar76 ,

Love

Love the Center, Chodo and Koshin, and so grateful these talks are available on my phone...

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