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February 21, 2021

Embracing Nothingness–But In What Way?

Digital overstimulation and now the pandemic has generated a culture of negation, withdrawal, and numbness. But there’s a better way to retreat, every day, from overwhelming circumstances, while engaging with the world.

February 14, 2021

Love Makes the World Go ‘Round

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Miscellaneous reflections on love, seen through the lens of Dharma. Unedited transcript

February 10, 2021

CoronaCast: February 10

Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede's weekly podcast. Integrating Two of the Buddhist Paramitas in Getting Scheduled for a Vaccination. Unedited transcript

February 7, 2021

The Long Game: Persistence and Working With a Teacher

Dharma Talk by Trueman Taylor. Unedited transcript

January 24, 2021

Sangha Sculpting Sangha

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. A look at what the Buddhist Sangha, or community, meant in Asia, how it has changed since coming to Western countries, and what it might become for the Rochester Zen Center. Unedited transcript

January 22, 2021

CoronaCast: January 22

Roshi’s weeky podcast: New Government as Rebirth

January 15, 2021

January 2021 Online Sesshin, Day 7: Blue Cliff Record #14, “Ummon’s Teaching in Reference to Oneness”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

January 14, 2021

January 2021 Online Sesshin, Day 6: Teachings and Life of Zen Master Hakuin

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Readings from Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin (mostly the Introduction) and The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin. Both translated by Norman Waddell.

January 13, 2021

January 2021 Online Sesshin, Day 5: Teachings and Life of Zen Master Hakuin

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Readings from Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin (mostly the Introduction) and The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin. Both translated by Norman Waddell.

January 12, 2021

January 2021 Online Sesshin, Day 4: Teachings and Life of Zen Master Hakuin

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Readings from Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin (mostly the Introduction) and The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin. Both translated by Norman Waddell.

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