A Thursday Night Meander

A Thursday Night Meander

Seido touches on a number of current happenings in the zendo and how they relate to precept practice including the recent installation of the new Shuso, Komyo, Jukan’s Hossen ceremony last week, alongside this week’s study of the precept on not killing,...
Precepts As Path

Precepts As Path

Seido talks about the way the bodhisattva precepts are firmly rooted in The Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths include recognition of the human experience of suffering called dukkha , its cause as thirst, its end called nirvana, and the path to its end described...
Rohatsu: Three Talks

Rohatsu: Three Talks

Below are three talks given by Seido at the time of our joint 2022 Rohatsu retreat with Sangha Jewel Zen Center in Corvallis. Rohatsu commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment under the bodhi tree. Unfortunately, talks during Rohatsu were not recorded except the...
Tenzo Kyokun: Mushin on How to Cook Your Life

Tenzo Kyokun: Mushin on How to Cook Your Life

Guest teacher, Abby Mushin Terris, from Sangha Jewel Zen Center unfolds a number of salient passages from Dogen’s Tenzo Kyokun including putting low things in low places and high things in high places as well as watching the pot so a mouse doesn’t...
Tenzo Kyokun: Kishin – Joyous Mind

Tenzo Kyokun: Kishin – Joyous Mind

Seido talks about the secret ingredient in the soup of practice of joy. While Dogen talks about finding joy in the service of others for the cook, this talk explores other ways we can practice joy and what karmic conditioning gets in the...
Tenzo Kyokun: Roshin – Motherly Mind

Tenzo Kyokun: Roshin – Motherly Mind

Seido talks about Dogen’s advice to his cook to raise up “Roshin,” the mind of a loving parent that brings a affectionate care and attention to their child. Roshin is the mind that knows what is needed, which sometimes means self sacrifice and...