Dharma Talks on Zen from the Windhorse Zen Community, near Asheville, NC. Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is a sanctioned Dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau, the abbot of the Rochester Zen Center, and the author of Three Pillars of Zen.
 

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37 "Not Just a Bag of Skin"   Today's teisho by Sunya Sensei is a talk given at our Sunday sitting on September 30th 2012 from our Zendo in the North Carolina Mountains. You can hear a phobe's song in the background! 

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Direct download: 37_Not_Just_a_Bag_of_Skin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

36 The Tao and Zen, by Mitchell Doshin Cantor - Today's teisho is a talk by Mitchell Doshin Cantor Sensei, a guest speaker at the Windhorse Zen Community in July of 2012. Sensei Cantor discusses the Tao and Zen.  Doshin Cantor Sensei is a Zen Teacher and a member of the White Plum Sangha, a Dharma heir of Madeline Ko-i Bastis. Sensei Cantor currently leads the Southern Palm Group in Boca Raton, Florida. Sensei Cantor is a photographer as well. His works can be seen here http://listeningwiththeeye.squarespace.com/

Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at our new email address windhorsezen@windhorsezen.org.  Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening.  The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org 

Direct download: The_Tao_and_Zen_Doshin_Sensei_7-22-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

The Tao Te Ching, Teisho by Guy Leekley

Today's teisho is a talk by Guy Leekley, a guest speaker at the Windhorse Zen Community, who discusses how "we can all learn from the ageless spiritual teachings of the Chinese classic, the Tao Te Ching." His new translation of the Tao Te Ching can be ordered here:

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Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at our new email address windhorsezen@windhorsezen.org.  Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening.  The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 36_Guy_Leekley_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

A Grain of Sand -  Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given during an all-day sitting in March 2009 at our zendo in the North Carolina Mountains. Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at our new email address windhorsezen@windhorsezen.org.  Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening.  The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org



Direct download: 35_A_Grain_of_Sand.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

33 A Spirit of Inquiry, Don't Assume Anything!

 

A Spirit of Inquiry, Don't Assume Anything!- Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given in March 2009 at our zendo in the North Carolina Mountains. Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at our new email address windhorsezen@windhorsezen.org.  Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening.  The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

 

Direct download: Spirit_of_Inquiry.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

32 A Day of Zazen, Fayan's Teachings

A Day of Zazen, Fayan's Teachings - Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given in January 2009, during an all-day sitting at our zendo in the North Carolina Mountains. Sunya Sensei talks about Master Fayan (known as Hogen in Japanese). Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at windhorsezen@att.net Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 33_A_Day_of_Zazen_Fayans_Teaching.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

31 Learning Unlearning

Learning Unlearning - Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given in September 2008 during the regular Sunday sitting. You can hear the Blue Jays and Carolina wrens that live in the woods near the zendo adding their commentary throughout. Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at windhorsezen@att.net Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 32_Learning_and_Unlearning.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

30 Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light - Today's teisho by  Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given in December of 2007 during the regular Sunday sitting, at the time of the winter solstice. Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at windhorsezen@att.net Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening.  The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: Darkness_and_Light.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

29 The Seventh Precept

The Seventh Precept -  Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given in November of 2008 during the regular Sunday sitting. Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at windhorsezen@att.net Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening.  The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 30_The_Seventh_Precept.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

28 The Power of Meditation

The Power of Meditation - Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given at our regular Sunday sitting, in June of 2008. Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at windhorsezen@att.net Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 28_Power_of_Meditation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

26 Lectern Free!

25 Lectern Free! Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given at sesshin in August of 2008. Thanks for your continued interest in these podcasts. Send us an email at windhorsezen@att.net Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 25_Lectern_Free.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

25 Chosha's Spring Walk

Chosha's Spring Walk- Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given May 4th, 2008. The koan discussed is Chosha goes for a Walk, case #36 in the book of koans, The Blue Cliff Record. There is a very helpful brief introduction to koans that we have copied out and used for the preceding podcast. We have had an excellent response to these podcasts. Please send an email to us at windhorsezen@att.net . Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 25_Choshas_Spring_Walk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

25 An Introduction to Koans

Koans - A Brief Introduction, An introduction to koans- Sunya Sensei often discusses koans. This brief introduction to koans is taken from a longer teisho, Chosha's Spring Walk that will follow this podcast. Roshi Kapleau, our teacher's teacher, said in his book The Three Pillars of Zen, that a koan is "a formulation, in baffling language, pointing to ultimate truth."A well-known example is "what is the sound of one hand clapping?" Sunya sensei refers to the most widely used initial koan in our practice - Joshu's Mu. Zen teaches us that all things have Buddha nature. The koan goes, "A monk asked Joshu, Does a dog have Buddha Nature?" Joshu replies "Mu" , which means "no". The student is asked to demonstrate what is mu. Sunya Sensei refers to the dokusan room. Part of our practice is the formal private interview with the teacher, dokusan, during which the student is asked to demonstrate understanding of the koan. 

Direct download: Koans_an_introduction.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

24 Memorial Day and Nonviolence

Memorial Day and Nonviolence - Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given on the Memorial Day weekend, May 25th 2008. How do we best honor our war dead? How do we deal with the violence within us? What does Buddhist practice tell us about self and other? Please send an email to us at windhorsezen@att.net . Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. The Windhorse Zen Community has meditation open to the public, and has a residential zen training program. To learn more, and to help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 23_Memorial_Day_and_Nonviolence.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

23 Dreams and Waking

Nansen's Dreams and Waking, Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given in November of 2007. This is part two of a two part Teisho on the Koan "Nansen's It Is Like a Dream" We do not have part one due to a technical problem, but this teisho stands well on its own. When first posted, this podcast was incomplete. It is now the entire teisho. My apologies for the technical problems. Hopefully they are all solved. Your emails are important to us, so please send an email to us at windhorsezen@att.net . Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening and To help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org 

Direct download: 22_Nanzens_Dreams_and_Waking.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

22  The New Flute

The New Flute, Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given on the fifth day of a seven day sesshin given in December of 2004  
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Direct download: 21_The_New_Flute.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

21 There Is No Waiting

There Is No Waiting, Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is entitled "There is no Waiting" as from a teisho given in May of 2005.  Please send your comments or questions to us at windhorsezen@att.net and see our website, www.windhorsezen.org 

Direct download: 20_There_Is_No_Waiting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

20 Put Down Your Buckets

Put Down Your BucketsToday's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Senei is entitled "Put Down Your Buckets". It is from an all day sitting given in January 2007. 
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Direct download: 19_Put_Down_Your_Buckets.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

19 Mind Like Water

Mind Like Water, Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sense is entitled "Mind Like Water". It is from an all-day sitting given in March of 2007. 
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Direct download: 18_Mind_Like_Water.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

18 The Universe Will Not Abandon You

The Universe Will Not Abandon You, Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sense is entitled "The Universe Will Not Abandon You". It is from a sesshin, an intensive meditation retreat,  given in June 2005.  
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Direct download: 17__The_Universe_Will_Not_Abandon_You.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

17 100% Affirmation

100% Affirmation
Today's Teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is entitled 100% Affirmation.  It is from a sesshin given in October of 2004.
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Direct download: 16_100_Affirmation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

16 The Mystery of Flowers

The Mystery of Flowers
Today's Teisho, The Mystery of Flowers, is from a Father's Day teisho given by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei. There are some problems with the audio in this podcast!
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Direct download: 16_The_Mystery_of_Flowers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

15 Annie Dillard, What If?

Annie Dillard, What If?

Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given during sesshin, an intensive meditation retreat. We'd like to hear from our listeners! Please send an email to us at windhorsezen@att.net . Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. To help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org 

Direct download: 15_Annie_DillardWhat_If.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

14 Endless Dimension, Universal Mind

Endless Dimension, Universal Mind, Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given during sesshin, an intensive meditation retreat. We'd like to hear from our listeners! Please send an email to us at windhorsezen@att.net . Let us know who you are, ask questions, just let us know you're listening. To help support our podcasts and the work of the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org 

Direct download: 14__Endless_Dimension_Universal_Mind.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

13 Engaged Practice: Keep Waking Up

Engaged Practice: Keep Waking Up

Today's teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is from a talk given May 16th, 2004.
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Direct download: 13_Engaged_Practice__Keep_Waking_Up.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

12 Mother's Day

Mother's Day 2007, Sunya Kjolhede Sensei discusses Mother's Day. For questions about the Windhorse Zen Community, or to help support these podcasts, see our website, www.windhorsezen.org 

Direct download: 12_Mothers_Day_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

11 The Ten Fools

The Ten Fools  
This teisho is from the last day of a seven day intensive meditation retreat given in August of 2004. For more information on the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 11_The_Ten_Fools.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

10 Relationships

Relationships, Sunya sensei discusses relationships in this teisho from April 11th, 2004. 
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Direct download: 10_Relationships.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

9 The Dog Who Saved Cats

The Dog Who Saved Cats Sunya sensei discusses animals, their relationship to humans, and what they have to teach us in this teisho given in July of 2006. For more information on the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org.

Direct download: 09_The_Dog_Who_Saved_Cats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

8 The Thousand Arms of Kannon

The Thousand Arms of Kannon
Who is Kannon, the bodhisattva of compassion?  Sunya sensei addresses Kannon and the place of compassion in the practice of zen in today's teisho, from a dharma talk given on July 23rd, 2006.  For more information on the Windhorse Zen Community, see our website at www.windhorsezen.org

Direct download: 08_The_Thousand_Arms_of_Kannon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

7 Gratitude

Gratitude, Sunya Sensei discusses gratitude in a teisho given on November 30th, 2005, just after Thanksgiving Day.  
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Direct download: 07_Gratitude.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

6 Why Are We Practicing?

06 Why Are We Practicing?

Why do we do this practice of zen?  Taking Hakuin's Chant in Praise of Zazen as her text, Sunya Sensei addresses this issue in the last teisho of a five-day sesshin held in February of 2006.

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Direct download: 06_Why_Are_We_Practicing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

4 War and Peace and Practice

War and Peace and Practice, A dharma talk by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei given on the anniversary of the third year of the war in Iraq. 

Direct download: War_and_Peace_and_Practice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Questioning in Zen, Sunya Sensei discusses the questioning mind in zen practice in a talk given in the Sunday teisho on March 5th, 2006 at the Panther Branch residence of the Windhorse Zen Community. For more information see our website at www.windhorse.org 

Direct download: Questioning_in_Zen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

2 The Fall of Icarus

The Fall of Icarus

A Dharma Talk given by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei on 9 April 2006 at Panther Branch, the residence of the Windhorse Zen Community.   
In this podcast, Sunya Sensei refers to sesshin. Sesshin is an intensive meditation retreat.
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Direct download: 02_The_Fall_of_Icarus.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

1 Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi

A Dharma Talk given by Sunya Kjolhede Sensei on 4 June 2006 at Panther Branch, the residence of the Windhorse Zen Community. 
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Direct download: Wabi_Sabi_04_June_2006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT