2017-02-01 – Can Of Tomatoes

When we compare ourselves to others based on what we possess, then in our eyes we are no different than a can of tomatoes. We become just another product with relative value. When our life is oriented around relative values, we have problems. When we recognize universal values […]

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2017-01-25 – Don’t Hit the Cart

If the cart doesn’t move, which do you hit, the cart or the horse? If we try to hit our circumstances, our problems, it is a mistake. We have to address ourself to resolve the problem. When we move ourselves, only then can we move the problem […]

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2017-01-18 – Chicken Eyes

It’s called ‘Chicken Eyes’ when we are always striving, short-sighted, looking for something to grab. The one who is not striving, who is relaxed enough to take in the full experience, is the one who will see the best and obtain the best […]

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2017-01-04 – A Clear Pond

A calm pond is a clear pond, which reflects the world without distortion. Just so a calm mind is a clear mind, which can see clearly. This is why we practice zazen […]

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2016-12-14 – Dave Redell – Right Livelihood

Continuing our discussion of the eightfold path, Dave Redell leads the topic of Right Livelihood […]

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2016-12-07 – Election Discussion

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Open discussion about feelings and concerns regarding the recent presidential election […]

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2016-11-30 – Travis Marsot

Travis Marsot discusses his feelings about his recent ordination and the popular culture such as Star Wars and Don Quixote which inspired him over the years […]

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2016-11-02 – Zazen is Boring

“Zazen is boring!”, some people complain. But ‘boring’ is its most important quality. If you come to Zazen for excitement, you are apt to leave disappointed, like most people leaving a casino after the excitement has faded. The state of boredom allows for a calm, clear mind. It […]

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2016-10-26 – CEO of Our Life

In this lecture, Les clarifies what it really means to be in control of our lives. With everything constantly changing around us, how do we have any kind of of control? It begins with understanding those outside things are really part of us, and part of our practice […]

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