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.
Iron Grindstone

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the Sept. 11,  2016 mini-sesshin at Chobo-Ji.  It begins with a very telling story of Genjo's trip to NYC in late October of 2001. Iron Grindstone Liu was the principle Dharma Heir to Zen Master Guishan Lingyou (771–854)  (Jpn. Isan Reiyū).

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

Ikkyu and Kannon

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the middle day of August, 2016, Odayaka Sesshin at Chobo-Ji.  This talk examines what it is to be a positive bodhisattva in this life: offering love that is not dependent on happiness. 

Direct download: Ikkyu_and_Kannon.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Bhadda and Mahakassapa

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the Aug, 2016 half-day sit at Chobo-Ji.  This talk examines how we make use of suffering our own trails and tribulations in the development of maturity. 

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

Yasodharas Path

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the July, 2016 Zazenkai at No-Rank Zendo in Portland, OR. This talk explores what does it mean to "leave home."  How does Buddha's wife handle his departure?

Direct download: Yasodhars_Path.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

Maylie Scott Meets Loneliness

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the July, 2016 half-day sit at Chobo-Ji. This talk examines how we learn to be skillful while being alone or facing what feels to be intolerable. Maylie Scott says, "Please don't think anything is out of place."

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

Dipa Ma's Fearless Daughters

This Teisho was given by Genjo Marinello on the final day of Summer Sesshin, 2016. Dipa Ma was a Twentieth Century Vipassanā teacher. This talk examines, how do we find fearlessness within fear?

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

Shohaku's Paper Sword

This Teisho was given by Genjo Marinello Osho on the 5th day of Summer Sesshin, 2016. Shotaku was third abbess of Tokei-ji.  She fends off an attacker with nothing more than a rolled up piece of paper and a shout. How do we find courage, fearlessness and maturity through Zen practice?

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

Old Woman and the Tiger

This Teisho was given by Genjo Marinello Osho on the middle day of Summer Sesshin 2016.  Master Zhaozhou (Joshu) challenges an Old woman who lives as a farmer.  She is so grounded that her wisdom, spontaneity and freedom cannot be hidden.

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

Yoshihime's Look Look

This Teisho was given by Genjo Marinello Osho on the third day of Summer Sesshin 2016.  All of us have aspects known as little devils or hungry ghosts.  How do we make use of these aspects in Zen practice?  When do these aspects become problematic? What is the fundamental instruction of Zen Practice: Look Look.

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

The Zen Mirror of Tokeiji

This Teisho was given by Genjo Marinello on the second day of Summer Sesshin 2016.  What do we see when we look in the mirror?  Who are we?  Reincarnation?  All souls? No soul?

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