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.

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the Chobo-Ji half-day mini sesshin given on April 12th, 2015, on Case 47 of the Mumonkan. The case investigates Tosotsu's Three Barriers.  Fundamentally, who are we really?

Direct download: Three_Barriers.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on middle day of Spring Sesshin 2015.  This talk investigates Case 45 of the Mumonkan, "Who is he?" and explores how "our" mind is seamless with the "Mind" of the universe.

Direct download: No_Fence_Just_Hug.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on March 8th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 43 of the Mumonkan, where Zen Master Shuzan asks about his staff.  This koan explores classic koan structure of Relative, Absolute and Transcendent.  It also briefly examines Tozan's Five Ranks.

Direct download: Shuzans_Staff.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Feb. 1st, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 42 of the Mumonkan, where a women sits close to the Buddha seat in deep meditation. This case investigates the importance of innocence and ignorance (No Knowing) as the foundation of practice.

Direct download: Innocence_and_Ignorance.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Jan. 11th, 2015, at Chobo-Ji's mini-sesshin.  This talk explores four different kinds of samadhi as described by Zen Master Rinzai and our possible attachment and absorption to these points of view.

Direct download: Four_Samadhis.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Dec. 2nd, 2014 the third day of Rohatsu Sesshin.  This talk explores Case 36 of the Mumonkan, where Zen Master Goso asks: how do you greet a person of the Way without words or silence?  Integrating the universal and the personal how do we live this life?

Direct download: Meeting_a_Person_of_The_Way.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Nov. 19th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 33 of the Mumonkan, where Zen Master Baso responds to a questioner.  Baso’s response is considered the end of Zen study, but not the end of practice.

Direct download: No_Mind_No_Buddha_2014.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Oct. 12h, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 32 of the Mumonkan, where a non-Buddhist questions the Buddha.  When does silence trump all other discourse?  What does it mean to be a good world citizen?

Direct download: A_non-Buddhist.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Sept. 29th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji, the third day of Autumn Sesshin.  This talk explores Case 29 of the Mumonkan, where the Sixth Chinese Zen Ancestor chastises two monks. The heart of Zen training is not found in what can be said or explained.

Direct download: Neither_Wind_nor_Flag.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Sept. 14h, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 28 of the Mumonkan, where Tokusan examines Zen Master Ryutan.  Do we need the Sutras and commentaries or not?

Direct download: Well_Known_Ryuta_2.m4a
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