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.
No Barriers

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the third day of Chobo-Ji's Rohatsu sesshin, 2013.  This talk investigates the actions of Zen Master Rinzai penetrating artificial barriers and hierarchy.

Direct download: No_Barriers.m4a
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Auschwitz Reflections

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji's Nov. 10th mini-sesshin.  This talk was given the day after his return from the Zen Peacemaker's retreat at Auschwitz.

Direct download: Auschwitz_Reflections.m4a
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Socially Engaged Buddhism Part 2

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji's Oct. 20th mini-sesshin.  This talk investigates The Supreme Meal of meditation, study, sangha, service and livelihood.

Direct download: Engaged_Buddhism_Part_2.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji's Oct. 6th mini-sesshin.  This talk investigates the Three Tenets that serve as the foundation for the Zen Peacemakers’ organization.

Direct download: Socially_Engaged_Buddhism.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of the third day Chobo-Ji’s Autumn Sesshin, 2013.  This talk investigates Zen Master Rinzai's view of sleeping when tired and having nothing to teach. (Please listen past the end of this Teisho for a message from Genjo Osho.)

Direct download: RZR_Anroku_14_15.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji’s Sept. 8th, 2013 half-day sit.  This talk investigates Zen Master Rinzai's view of the Empty Ox and myirad barriers.

Direct download: Empty_Ox.m4a
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Bodhidharma's Stupa

Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji’s August 11, 2013 half-day sit.  This talk investigates Zen Master Rinzai's visit to Bodhidharma’s stupa and examines the difference between gratitude and idolization.  It also examines how to manifest the light without dependence on expedient means. 

Direct download: RZR_Anroku_10_11.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji’s July 2013 half-day sesshin.  It examines the ninth case of the Anroku section of The Book of Rinzai and concerns Rinzai’s return to summer session and how we requite the gifts we have been given.

Direct download: RZR_Anroku_9.m4a
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Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the 5th day of Summer Sesshin 2013.  It examines Anroku Case 7 of The Book of Rinzai.  In this case, Obaku holds up his hoe as the whole universe, and Rinzai takes it from him.  Wizardry without any need for a wizard, just be ordinary, caring, insightful and know your limitations and faults.

Direct download: RZR_Anroku_7.m4a
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This Teisho by Genjo Marinello Osho was given at the Chobo-Ji half-day sit on June 9th, 2013.  It examines the Rinzairoku-Anroku Chapter 2 where Master Obaku challenges Master Rinzai about the planting of Pine Trees.  Why do we do what we do?

Direct download: RZR_Anroku_2.m4a
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