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 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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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on Aug. 10h, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 27 of the Mumonkan, where Zen Master Nansen examines "Is there any Dharma that has not yet been taught?"

Direct download: No_mind_or_Budda.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on July 20h, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 26 of the Mumonkan, where Zen Master Hogen examines two monks simultaneously opening the blinds.  Who has "it" and who doesn't? Zen master Mumon warns us not to argue about "has" and "has not."

Direct download: Two_monks_1.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on June 21st, at Chobo-Ji, the first day of Summer Sesshin 2014.  This talk explores Case 1 of the Mumonkan, where master Joshu says "Mu" in response to the question, "Does a Dog have Buddha Nature?" Genjo explores the box of our own making that isolates us from our infinite depth, and how to use our practice to "take a breath of fresh air."

Direct download: Mu_Summer_2014.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on June 8th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 20 of the Mumonkan, where master Shogen asks, "Why cannot a man of great strength lift his leg." Genjo explores our innate great strength and great weakness.

Direct download: A_Man_of_Great_Strengh.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on May 35th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 18 of the Mumonkan, where Zen Master Tozan is asked: "What is Buddha?" Genjo explores the three Zen perspectives of Relative, Absolute and Transcendent.

Direct download: Three_Pounds_of_Flax.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on May 11th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji.  This talk explores Case 15 of the Mumonkan, where Tozan gets 60 blows from Unmon. Genjo explores Tozan's dark night of the soul and Unmon's grandmotherly kindness.

Direct download: 60_Blows.m4a
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