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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Joshu's Mu - Summer 2016

This Teisho was given on the first day of Summer Sesshin 2016.  Each Teisho from this sesshin will be posted as a podcast so that listeners can become familiar with the whole arch of a Zen Meditation Retreat.  In this Teisho Genjo Marinello reminds listeners what a Zen Sesshin is all about.

Direct download: Mu_Summer_2016.m4a
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Zongchi and Bodhidharma's Flesh

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the June 2016 half-day sit at Chobo-Ji, the same day as the Orlando massacre.  It examines how we must learn to pacify the crazy beast aspect of our sense of self with the infinite or absolute.

Direct download: Zongchi.m4a
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Ryonen Scars Her Face

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the May 2016 half-day sit at Chobo-Ji.  It examines the dedication and sacrifices sometimes made to follow the Way, and looks at one of the most beautiful death poems (jisei) ever written. 

Direct download: Ryonen_Scars_Her_Face.m4a
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Miaozong's Dharma Interview

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the April 2016 mini-sesshin at Chobo-Ji. This case examines intimacy and the womb of the universe. This talk contains some sexually explicit language and imagery.

Direct download: Miaozong.m4a
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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