"Hai! Saying 'Yes' to Buddha Nature"

Dharma talk at City Center on August 16

If you haven’t listened to this talk yet, it should really make sense to you now after last night’s class. —- And, if it’s too long, start at around 15:50 for section that’s most pertinent to this class.


Note: It's not Suzuki Roshi who said, "The function of the mind is to secrete thoughts." Thought it was Katagiri Roshi but now I can’t find the source. Some Zen Master said it! :) And, in this talk, classes identified as “2” and “3” are now combined as “Meditation Training 2.0

Here is the Terry Ehret poem at the end of the talk:

sometimes in the open you look up

to see a whorl of clouds, dragging and furling
your whole inventoried history. You look up
from where you’re standing, say,
among the stolid mountains,

and in that moment your life

becomes the margin
of what matters, and solid earth

you love dizzies away from you

like the wet shoreline sucked back
by that other eternity,

the sea. At times the spinning
earth shrugs you off balance,

gravity loosens its fist, hoists you into the sky,
and you might spend your life trying to recover

this nearness to flight.