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GROUNDED IN THE DHARMA. DEVOTED TO CONTEMPLATIVE CARE.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

GROUNDED IN THE DHARMA. DEVOTED TO CONTEMPLATIVE CARE.

    Grounding In Your Practice & Supporting Sangha | Jose Shinzan Palma

    Grounding In Your Practice & Supporting Sangha | Jose Shinzan Palma

    “I’ve been practicing for twenty years and it’s so wonderful that I’m still not sure what practice is.” Sensei Shinzan Palma joins the NYZC sangha to deliver a dharma talk on the varying dimensions of practice. He shares his own journey in understanding what zazen means to him, navigating past delusions of his younger years. […]

    • 28 min
    The Arc of Practice | Koshin Paley Ellison

    The Arc of Practice | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “Maintaining the sangha and showing up to serve the Buddhadharma is something beyond us, beyond ‘me’.”   Sensei Koshin delivers a dharma talk on perseverance and dedication to practice. He shares the story of Parsha, the 10th ancestor of Shakyamuni Buddha and a venerable monk born at the ripe age of 60 years old. With […]

    • 27 min
    This Generosity Comes in Unexpected Ways | Chodo Robert Campbell

    This Generosity Comes in Unexpected Ways | Chodo Robert Campbell

    “When we give to others, we give without expectation or reward. We give without attachment to the gift or the recipient.” —Shakyamuni Buddha   Chodo Robert Campbell delivers a dharma talk on Dāna, the Pali word for generosity, or as Chodo refers to it, “the practice of giving and the release of self-clinging”. He discusses […]

    • 28 min
    The Entire Universe is One Bright Pearl | Koshin Paley Ellison

    The Entire Universe is One Bright Pearl | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “Can you find the steadiness of your practice even when you don’t want to? Can you show up even when you’re not feeling well in your body-mind?”   During the last practice period and in the midst of a full day Zazenkai, Koshin Paley Ellison delivers a dharma talk on finding your breath and practice […]

    Practice and Realization Are Not Two Things | Koshin Paley Ellison

    Practice and Realization Are Not Two Things | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “Many of us use spiritual practice as a transaction. We say to ourselves, ‘if I log in enough hours, I will get something.’”   In this dharma talk, Koshin Paley Ellison draws from one of this year’s practice texts, Bendōwa, in which Eihei Dogen exhorts his disciples to engage in continuous practice under the tutelage […]

    • 23 min
    Waking Up to the Hidden Parts of Ourselves | Koshin Paley Ellison

    Waking Up to the Hidden Parts of Ourselves | Koshin Paley Ellison

    “If I can practice having tenderness and compassion for my own experience, it’s like having a couple of extra windows in your house. You can then see what other people are going through and then we can have companionship.”   Further expanding on Bendōwa: On The Endeavor Of The Way, one of the study texts […]

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 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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