PODCAST: The Best Deal You’ve Ever Been Offered

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Dharma Discourse by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei

Photo of Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei

Imagine you meet a man on the street who offers you a deal: “Give me everything, and I’ll give you nothing in return.” This is Bodhidharma, offering us the path to complete freedom. In giving away everything we’re attached to, the whole universe naturally offers us everything back.

The koan in this talk is “Bodhidharma’s ‘Emptiness’,” Case 2 from the Book of Equanimity It was given at ZCNYC on October 27, 2012.




PODCAST: Hui Ch’ao Asks about Buddha

Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014

Dharma Discourse by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei photo of Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei

What is possible to see in our own practice? How do we inquire into our own minds without relying on words? In this discourse Shugen Sensei explores the hidden realm of our lives that can’t be perceived by the senses but yet is available to us all.

The koan in this talk is “Hui Chao Asks about the Buddha,” Case 7 from the Blue Cliff Record. It was given at ZCNYC on Dec 9th, 2012.