Original Mind Zen
By Andre Taesan Halaw
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Join Andre Taesan Halaw for weekly Zen Buddhist Dharma talks. Andre is a Zen monk and teacher at the Original Mind Zen Sangha in Chesterfield, NJ, where these talks were recorded. You can visit the OMZS at www.originalmindzen.com, or Andre at his blog, www.originalmindzen.blogspot.com. If you like this podcast, please rate and review it, subscribe to it, and recommend it to a friend.
||CleanWhether Sitting, Standing, or Lying Down||Zen may begin on the meditation cushion; however, true practice should extend into every aspect of our lives, not just the seated position.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor The Sake Of||True Zen practice does not expect anything in return. It is not a means to an ends, but the ends itself.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Good News and the Bad News||The good news is that everything is impermanent, changing; every moment is brand new. This means that we are ultimately free. However, if we expect certainty and fixedness from life, then impermanence is also bad news. Buddhism teaches us how to stop clinging and accept things just as they are--free from both bad and good.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Harmless Way||Do as little harm as possible; that is the way of the Buddhas.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buddha Is Your Birthright||Probably the most staggering teaching in Buddhism is that we are already Buddha. Our minds and the minds of all Buddhas are fundamentally identical.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTreat Every Being Like Buddha||Every being and blade of grass is sacred. All deserve our kindness and respect, even those we view as unpleasant.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAccepting Conditions||The heart of Buddhist practice is learning to accept conditions as they are while simultaneously playing an active role in the world.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pollen In Your Nose||The hardest thing to accept in Buddhism is that even the aspects of the world and ourselves that we dislike the most are magnificent expressions of the great reality. It's simply our picking and choosing minds that distract us from this point.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeither Loss Nor Gain||Zen practice walks the middle path between trying to gain or lose anything. Just as we eat to eat and sleep to sleep, we practice to practice--not to gain patience or lose stress.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEven the Worms||In Buddhism, everything is sacred. If we treat the smallest organisms with respect and compassion, imagine how we could treat our fellow humans.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really enjoy your insights. Thank you!
thank you for this warm and thought-provoking podcast! i am fairly new to zen and feel glad to have found this amazing resource. i wish i lived closer so i could attend these talks in person. from london, uk.