Dharma Talks at Jikoji, 2014

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DharmaTalks listed in chronological order, most recent first (except within a series of talks)


April 7 - 13: Tanjo-e Sesshin - Monday to Sunday, led by Ian Forsberg April 6 2014.Ango 2014 Discussion Series: Science and Buddhism

Doug Jacobson, Prison Dharma, April 6, 2014.
Doug, prison chaplain and tunnel engineer, shares his experience with the inspiring practice of prisoners.

Shoho Michael Newhall, Meditation -- The Work, March 30, 2014.
Michael, Guiding Teacher at Jikoji, uses the koan "Ordinary Mind is the Way" to clarify practice of Zazen and Shikantaza.

Greg Campbell, Hotoi, and other Masters, March 23, 2014.
Greg, a resident at and business manager for Jikoji, shows and tells about Hotoi, a gregarious Buddha, and other masters.

Jill Kaplan, Gratitude, March 16, 2014.
Jill, a psychotherapist and zen teacher in the Suzuki Roshi lineage, recalls the late Myogen Steve Stucky as an inspiration to her exploration and practice of gratitude.

Shinshu Roberts, Everyday Practice, March 9 2014.
Shinshu, co-founder/teacher of Ocean Gate Zen Center in Capitola CA., discusses everyday problems, and each moment's practice.

Peter Szydlowski, Fitting Zen Practices, March 2 2014.
Peter, teacher/leader for Rohatsu Sesshins at Jikoji, leads a discussion of traditional Zen practices and our American needs.

Dan Zigmond, Belief and Effort, February 23 2014.
Dan, a software engineer, writer, and contributing editor, clarifies essential understanding and faith in practice, as evidenced by founders.

February 10-16 2014, Nehan-e Sesshin, led by Angie Boissevain Roshi, with donnalynn chase as Ino and Paula Jones as Shuso

Gerow Reece, Calligraphy, and Hakkuin's Poem, February 9 2014.
Gerow, an ex-resident who teaches calligraphy and ceremonial tea, beautifully translates and comments on several poems, expressed within Japanese calligraphy.

Keith Wiley, Intimacy and the Dharma, February 2 2014.
Keith, a priest with Crystal Springs Zen Sangha, draws from his experience, and Buddhist myths, to exemplify true intimacy within the Dharma.

Shoho Michael Newhall, Discussion, January 26 2014.
Michael, Jikoji's resident teacher, leads an open discussion that touches on selfing, posture, alertness, calm and equanimity.

Dr. James Hutt, Stress, January 19 2014.
A Discussion about Stress, in Daily Life and in Practice" with Dr. James Hutt, psychologist, and Shoho Michael Newhall .

Doug Jacobson, Privilege, January 2014.
Doug, a Jikoji Resident and civil/tunnel engineer, discusses Buddhist practices in the light of our many privileges and our responsibilities.

Joe Hall, On Practice at Jikoji, January 5 2014.
Joe, a priest, biker, recent Ino, design specialist, and Resident, talks about why he came to Jikoji, and how to practice.

Shoho Michael Newhall, Brief Meditation Instruction, January 5 2014 (16 minutes).
Mike, Jikoji's Guiding Teacher for over a decade, describes basic practices for participating in Jikoji's zendo, including posture and meditation.

Thomas-JoShin, Learning and Attitudes in Practice, Dec. 31, 2013 (New Year's Eve.)
Joshin, a Swiss priest visiting Jikoji, describes his experience letting go of problems, the O-Kesa, proper focus and attention, and practicing together.


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