Category Archives: Dharma Talk

Dharma Talk: Koan Study in Pursuit of Enlightenment: Phil Sengetsu Kolman

Phil Sengetsu Kolman: Koan Study in Pursuit of Enlightenment March 25, 2017 Southern Palm Zen Group” Download mp3    

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It’s About Time : Dharma Talk by Jishin Sensei

It’s About Time: A personal reflection on Dogen’s fasicle Uji or Being time Jishin Sensei: – Dharma talk given at SPZG Download mp3 Talk Notes: Southern Palm Zen Group In this dharma talk, Jishin Sensei looks at the nature of time throughout Zen stories and sutras, as well as through personal stories and experiences.  

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Revisiting the Mirror of Zen (Dharma Talk)

Revisiting the Mirror of Zen: Finding Stability in a Culture of Distraction Jishin Sensei: – Dharma talk given at SPZG on 5/16/2015 Download mp3 Talk Notes: Southern Palm Zen  Group, October 15 2016 In this dharma talk, Jishin Sensei, looks at how our culture keeps us so distracted and makes it difficult for us to focus […]

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Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind

Wilbur Mushin May July 16, 2016       Joshu’s question: What is the Way? (page 11). Ordinary mind is the way. Ordinary activity, every day, from morning to night. Eliminating any separation between you and what you are doing.— In this hot weather some people complain: Awful, Awful! As Zen students, we learn living […]

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Pulling Out The Roots of Suffering: Dharma Talk by Shinzen Palma

Pulling Out The Roots of Suffering: The Three Enemies of a Buddha- by Shinzan Palma Sensei: Dharma talk given at SPZG in June 2016 Download mp3 Sensei Shinzan was born in Veracruz, Mexico, He has been practicing Zen since 1996. In Mexico City, he met Korean Zen Teacher, Ven. Samu Sunim. Shinzan trained in the […]

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Moments of Wonderment: Dharma Talk by Mushin Sensei

Mushin Sensei: – Dharma talk given at SPZG in October 2015 Download mp3    

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Shinzan Palma: Dharma Talk:

Shinzan Palma: – Dharma talk given at SPZG on 5/16/2015 Download mp3 Talk Notes: Visiting teacher Shinzan Palma gives a beautiful talk at a Zazenkai on May 16th 2015 -Here we come to this Zazenkai, we are really fortunate to have this practice and time to slow down and be in silence and be intimate […]

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Constancy (Zen Mind, Beginners Mind) page 83 Comments by Wilbur Mushin Sensei

Dozan’s landscape is famous for its misty mountains and rivers.  But when you go there, you see only rocks and water. Empty of all attributes.  That’s it. The real beauty is in the mysterious flow of life, the constant coming and going. Mona Lisa’s smile is frozen for half a millennium. Capturing the image of […]

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Zen and Ethics in Business and in Life Part II…Know the Truth

Browsing my email this morning I came across a discussion digest from a wonderful organization that I belong to, Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE).  It led me to a section on their website “The Tree of Contemplative Practices” which led me back to my talks on ethics and the first of the […]

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The gift of giving

The gift of giving… Once again my dear teacher and friend Wilbur Mushin May Sensei gave me something to put up on our  website.  I hope this holiday season you give it much thought as the energy of giving is everywhere and you and the gift are one inseparable. So choose the gift wisely. ~Shokai […]

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