I will be moving most of the Dharma Talks and Teishos on to the Substack platform. This will be an attempt to grow and get a more engaged Sangha experience for those of you who are interested in supporting us. Right now there are over 200 Dharma talks and Teishos and gradually they will be published there to serve the needs of our Zen community.
For right now the subscription will be priced at 12 CAD per month or 90 CAD for one year. Some of the content will be offered for free. The annual fee will also serve as an annual membership in Northern Lights Sangha and Moonlit Crane Zendo.
It is minus twenty on Manitoulin Island today and it seems that the winter has settled in. This short Dharma talk was given at Moonlit Crane Zendo on April 23rd, 2017. I am posting it here today as a reminder of Spring that is to come.
Here are more photos, also taken by Stan, from our most recent sesshin at Dharma Center of Canada. We will return there for another sesshin in June and again in December of 2022. I would also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!
This is a Zoom recording of the Zen Teisho given on November 6th, 2021 during Northern Lights Sangha’s online one day meditation retreat. This Teisho is a continuation of last month’s talk and discusses some common ways in which we misunderstand the Zen Path which may lead to frequent arising of discouragment. This is the third and last part of the most recent cycle of Dharma talks.
This is a Zoom recording of the Zen Teisho given on October 2nd 2021 during Northern Lights Sangha’s online one day meditation retreat. This Teisho is a continuation of last month’s talk and introduces Buddhist understanding of co-dependent arising and the two truths (absolute and relative) in the context of the Zen Path.
This is Zoom recording of Zen Teisho given on September 4th 2021 during Norther Lights Sangha’s online One Day meditation retreat. This Teisho explores the topic of motivation in Zen practice and discipline and how to generate strong determination to practice.