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The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order, is one of the West’s most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries and training centers. Nestled in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains, the Monastery draws its strength from the ...
 
This podcast is pragmatic, secular and makes complicated Buddhist principles easy to understand. Yeshe is a Buddhist monk. He is from England and teaches meditation, Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness. Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead ...
 
Talks, Teishos, and Teachings by Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi, Dokuro Osho Roland Jaeckel, senior students, and guest teachers of the Zen Studies Society. The Zen Studies Society is a Buddhist community dedicated to realizing and actualizing our true nature. Cultivating an atmosphere of respect, harmony, deep insight, and boundless compassion, we offer the simple yet profound teachings and practice of Zen Buddhism at our mountain monastery and our city temple under the auspices of ZSS. Th ...
 
The Aloka Vihara sisters are a community of bhikkhunis (fully-ordained nuns) and samaneris (novices) dedicated to practicing the Buddha’s teaching in the style of the Theravada Forest Tradition. Their practice emphasizes simplicity, renunciation, service and an orientation towards learning from the natural world, all held within the context of the Buddha’s teachings. The sisters are committed to embracing and integrating the realities and challenges of contemporary society into their practice.
 
ช่องสำหรับเผยแพร่ธรรมะ ครูบาอาจารย์ ท่านพระอาจารย์ อัครเดช (ตั๋น) ถิรจิตฺโต วัดบุญญาวาส อ.บ่อทอง จ.ชลบุรี Watboonyawad is the residence of Venerable Ajahn Dtun Thiracitto, a disciple of Venerable Ajahn Chah ordained by him in 1978. In the recent years Ajahn Dtun has frequently traveled to the West giving teachings. His monastery is situated to the east of Bangkok in the district of Chonburi. Usually there are 60-70 monks each year for the rains retreat. Wat Boonyawad is the 130th Branch Mona ...
 
These Dharma talks are by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi, teachers with Zen Community of Oregon. The talks were given at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon, and Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in Portland, Oregon. Zen Community of Oregon's purpose is to express and make accessible the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha’s teachings, as transmitted through an authentic, historical lineage. To support and maintain Zen Buddhist practice in order to realize and actualize our Budd ...
 
Dhamma Talks given every Sunday during the traditional three-month Rains Retreat between the full moons of July and October. A separate episode contains the Questions and Answers session with the audience that follows after each talk. Please check www.amaravati.org for the schedule around this period of the year.
 
Recent dharma talks from Lama Dawa. Lama Dawa was born in 1969 in Tsum. His father was Dundrup Chima and mother named Yongzom.He had a strong desire to become a monk from an early age. At the age of 13, he entered Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery and learned all Buddhist rituals. During that time, he received full ordination (gelong) from Thrangu Rinpoche. In 1986, he joined the Namo Buddha Monastic College and completed the five-year program and the Ngondro practice. Upon completing shedra s ...
 
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Ajahn Viradhammo discusses how our misperceptions of ourselves are strongly conditioned, and feel very real. However, through trusting in the changing nature of mental phenomena, trusting in awareness, and patiently bearing with these difficult self-perceptions, we find the space to appreciate the beauty in our lives. (Dhamma talk via Zoom recorded…
 
Tommy Jay Smoot Zen Center of New York City, 10/29/2020 The Noble Path series offers personal accounts of MRO sangha members coming to practice and dives into their experiences walking the spiritual path. A diverse set of students and circumstances shows us the many unique ways we encounter and resonate with the Dharma. Yet, despite these differenc…
 
Zen Mountain Monastery, 1/17/2021 This week, the Monastery and MRO sangha honored the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special Sunday service including generous offerings from teachers and students. The service concludes with a powerful reading and remembering of African-Americans killed in 2020. Shugen Roshi’s pre-recorded tal…
 
Sandy Joshin DelValle Zen Center of New York City, 09/29/2020 The Noble Path series offers personal accounts of MRO sangha members coming to practice and dives into their experiences walking the spiritual path. A diverse set of students and circumstances shows us the many unique ways we encounter and resonate with the Dharma. Yet, despite these dif…
 
Oliver Hartman Zen Center of New York City, 10/01/2020 The Noble Path series offers personal accounts of MRO sangha members coming to practice and dives into their experiences walking the spiritual path. A diverse set of students and circumstances shows us the many unique ways we encounter and resonate with the Dharma. Yet, despite these difference…
 
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi Zen Mountain Monastery, 1/17/2021 This week, the Monastery and MRO sangha honored the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special Sunday service. We’ll be making Sunday’s Awakening Justice program available online next week. For now, you can view Shugen Roshi’s pre-recorded address for the occasion, o…
 
On Thursday evening, we tuned in to Brave Together. This conversation panel was moderated by MRO sangha member Tanya Bonner and featured author Pamela Ayo Yetunde, co-editor of Black and Buddhist, and MRO sangha members Degna Chikei Levister and Yama Faye. The four panelists took up questions related to how they encountered Buddhism and connected w…
 
(keywords) skill in listening, going for refuge, form, spirit, egotism, anatta, conflicted, security, Four Noble Truths, not-self, frequencies on the spectrum of consciousness, dimensions of awareness, fasting, natthi mi saranam aññam, middle way, knowingness, Buddho, disharmony, discordant, sabbe dhamma anatta, enquiry, intentional frustration, su…
 
(keywords) New Year’s Eve, honesty, contemplation, evaluating, assessing, fear, true identity, moods, rope, collective anxiety, failure of religion, virtue, pandemic, threatened, feeling without clinging, clenched fist, hiri ottappa, lokapala, chaos, order, truth, sati pañña, ‘just-knowing’, inequality, environment, slavery, AI, partial, biased, go…
 
Venerable Khemako describes how views and opinions are quick sketches and shortcuts for the fullness of the present moment. Once we see this, we can hold our opinions more tentatively and recognize their uncertainty. He encourages us to investigate how the process of constructing opinions unfolds, and thereby providing an opportunity to see somethi…
 
พระธรรมเทศนา​ ค่ำวันพระที่ 13 ม.ค. 2564 เวลา 20.45 น. โดยท่านพระอาจารย์อัครเดช (ตั๋น) ถิรจิตฺโต วัดบุญญาวาส
 
That aspect of causality that’s ignored because we want a result is the deeper cause and effect which goes beyond the physical form, beyond the illusion of the three dimensions. What is this human experience? Don’t jump to conclusions; the main issue is mistaken identity.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obWnPPV5oNY…
 
What underlies the stories we get hooked by? What is the difference between observing and noticing or observing and receiving? What does it mean that the wall is the buddha, the dharma and the sangha? These and other questions from sangha elicit profound and unexpected responses from Sokuzan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa1m_qAoUFI…
 
In this question and answer session, Ajahn Viradhammo discusses how to overcome biases by opening the heart. He also describes how to be socially relevant in difficult times, while inclining the mind towards silence. He also comments on practice-related questions on using the end of the out breath and visual images arising during meditation. (Dhamm…
 
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi Zen Mountain Monastery, 12/31/2020 Zen Mountain Monastery guides us into the New Year 2021 with a Fusatsu, or renewal of vows ceremony, on New Year’s Eve. During which Shugen Roshi offers an empowering talk on the virtues of intention and vows. Pointing to the reality of intention: “the Buddha was enlightened to the pr…
 
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