Author Archives: Jishin Faysash

The Sattipatthana Sutra: A dharma talk by Gary Zochi Faysash

Zochi reviews the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and offers a clear and simple path for using this teaching to enrich one’s meditation practice.

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Genjokoan: Dogen’s Teachings on Facing the Issue at Hand

Jishin Sensei offers an overview of Dogen’s advice for everyday living as human beings Given November 9, 2019 at Southern Palm Zen Group

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Kyojukaimon: Dogen’s Teachings on Morality and Precepts

Mushin Sensei offers insights into the Great Precepts of the Buddhas Given on October 12, 2019 at Southern Palm Zen Group

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Fukanzazengi: Dogen’s Fascicle on Zazen

Dharma talk by Jishin Sensei: Dogen’s teaching on the practice of Zazen September 14, 2019 at Southern Palm Zen Group

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Palms Together in Truth by L.L.

My mind is clear… My heart content… A breeze touches my consciousness At one with acute awareness I sit purely amongst the chaos of gathering clouds. My  mind is clear… My heart content… As the clouds darken and the rain Starts to pour, dampening my skin I sit, at one with all that is… Pure, […]

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A Holiday Story from Inside

  XYZ  Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in  Florida, was no place to spend Christmas, but some of us have, and sometimes even we could see a Christmas miracle. At the time, I lived in one of the eight “butterfly dorms” on the compound, a dorm with four separate pods extending from a long central […]

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A Poem by Horaku

Question and Answer I ask the Silent Self About myself The Answer Echoes back…. Everyone Else is Manifesting Everyone else… A simple answer From the Silent Self That knows and smiles…. I Am Love. Everything is Me without me Expressing itself As me… To be Everything and Nothing is to be the completeness that is…. […]

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