Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dharma talks

Even the Worms

In Buddhism, everything is sacred. If we treat the smallest organisms with respect and compassion, imagine how we could treat our fellow humans.




Neither Gain Nor Loss

Zen practice walks the middle path between trying to gain or lose anything. Just as we eat to eat and sleep to sleep, we practice to practice--not to gain patience or lose stress.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dance on the Lines - Dharma talk

We don't have to live any single way. What constrains us the most is not our circumstances, but our own minds and the ways that we view the world.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Where Did I Leave My Enlightenment? - Dharma Talk

Zen practice is not about recovering some pristine stare or original purity; it's realizing that we were never separate from it in the first place.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Passions Are Empty - Dharma talk

When we investigate our thoughts and emotions--the internal experiences that often have so much power over our happiness--we find that they are fleeting and substance-less. Then we find that there is no need to fight or abolish unpleasant emotions because they are empty of the very power that we imbue them with.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why Are We Here? - Dharma talk

If we pay attention to what is actually in front of us--as opposed to what we are thinking about--then we know exactly why we are here: to change the diaper, help a friend, write an article. Whatever appears before us then becomes our purpose.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Monday, March 6, 2017

The Buddha Way is Endless - Dharma talk

Practice never ends. Awakening is not a destination; but rather, like reality itself, continues endlessly.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Opportunities to Awaken - Dharma talk

Every moment is fresh, new, and an expression of awakening itself; we simply need to pay attention to it to realize that.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.