Chobo-Ji's Zen Podcast
Rinzai Zen Dharma Talks given at the Seattle Zen Temple Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji or other locations associated with Chobo-Ji.
Zhaozhou and the Old Woman's Obstacles

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this talk on Sunday April 3, 2016, at Zen-West in Victoria, BC. This Teisho examines Zen Master Joshu's answer on how to deal with the Five Obstacles: desire, anger, sloth, restlessness and doubt. It also examines why we come to Zen practice, and how to drain the generational madness we all carry. 

Direct download: Obstacles.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

The Slave Punnika

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the third day of Spring Sesshin 2016 at Chobo-Ji.  It examines, "Punnika and the Brahmans's Purification" from the book Hidden Lamp. In this talk Genjo explores inner slavery to our thoughts, feelings, sensations and personal history.

Direct download: Punnika.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Four Kinds of Blindness

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the March 2016 half-day sit at Chobo-Ji.  It examines, "Jiaoan's Sand in the Eye" from the book Hidden Lamp. In this talk Genjo explores "Four Kinds of Blindness" and lessons from his recent surgery.

Direct download: Four_Kinds_Of_Blindness.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Not Bigger Not Smaller

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the February 2016 half-day sit at Chobo-Ji.  It examines big and small kenshos (sudden awakenings), Satori, enlightenment, compassionate action and the importance of practice.

Direct download: Not_Bigger_Not_Smaller.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Essence of Zen Master Rinzai

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the January 10, 2016, Zen Master Rinzai's memorial day mini-sesshin at Chobo-Ji. This case examines two chapters of the Rinzai Roku about "who is listening" and the action of no action, "Buji."

Direct download: Essence_of_Master_Rinzai.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

The Flower Hall

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during Rohatsu Sesshin 2015, eight day retreat at Camp Indianola, on The Flower Hall on Buddha's Birthday. This case shows us that the eye of the beholder is none other than Buddha.

Direct download: The_Flower_Hall.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm PDT

Essence of Zen Practice

Virginia Myoshin Dunthorne gives a Senior Dharma Talk at Chobo-Ji where she examines all facets of Zen training.  She starts with how this essay Prajnaparamita: Transcendental Wisdom – Universal Mind brought her to Zen in her 70s. Then goes on to explore kaleidoscopic experiences (makyo), The Great Silence/Void, samu (work meditation), sesshins, and concludes with a quote from the Diamond Sutra.  This talk was given the evening of Oct. 18th, 2015 and Carolyn Josen Stevens introduced Myoshin.

Direct download: Essence_of_Zen_Practice.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Cascading Intimacy

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the October, 2015, half-day mini-sesshin at Chobo-Ji, on Ganji’s Family from The Hidden Lamp. This case examines the cascading intimacy of awakening.

Direct download: Cascading_Intimacy.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Qiyutan Gives Birth

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the middle day of Autumn Sesshin 2015 at Chobo- Ji. This case examines our adult spiritual rebirth when we first transcend our narrow egoistic perspective.

Direct download: Qiyuan_Gives_Birth.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Ohashi Awakens in a Brothel

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during a recent three-day sesshin at Lake Chelan, on "Ohashi Awakens in a Brothel" from The Hidden Lamp. This case examines how awakening is often prompted by suffering.

Direct download: Ohashi.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm PDT