May 2016 Archives

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 30 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 29 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 28 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 27 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Resonance of Buddha Awakening
and Other May Sit Events

Ejo McMullen, abbot of the Buddha Eye Temple in Eugene, OR, presents a Dharma Talk about the practice of chanting. Later in the afternoon, he will lead a workshop on chanting as practiced at Buddha Eye, and likely touch on some similarities and differences in style between Buddha Eye and Dharma Rain. Join us this […]

Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

Among the many wonderful dharma events we’ve been enjoying this month was Diana Keishin Saltoon’s sharing of The Way of Tea last Sunday. Even though the Sodo is “finished,” and we are pausing to sit still and enjoy the beauty of the building and grounds, there is still some work going on. The geo-mats for […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 26 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 25 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 24 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 23 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 22 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 21 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 20 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 19 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Prajna Paramita

Looking at Prajna Paramita (Great Perfect Wisdom) requires that we look at the difference between an acquired knowledge of ideas vs a dynamic knowledge of that which is. This talk was given on Sunday, May 22.

Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

Among the many wonderful dharma events we’ve been enjoying this month was Robert Archer’s presentation of a particularly Japanese style of archery that is based in meditation. He set up his target in the zendo, and began with two slow, formal shots from about where he is standing in the photo, proceeded to some discussion […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 18 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 17 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 16 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 15 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 14 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 13 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 12 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 11 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Wise Discernment and Other May Sit Events

We encounter lots of subtle puzzles in practice and complex problems in life. We want clarity about how to navigate these skillfully. When we do, it’s deeply rewarding. Wise discernment is how we get there. On Sunday, we’ll explore what questions are helpful, who asks them, and how to appreciate the asking. Join us this […]

Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

Even though the Sodo is “finished,” and we are pausing to sit still and enjoy the beauty of the building and grounds, there are still some pieces being worked on. One of those pieces is the three folding doors that will help divide our spaces and reduce the sound spillover from kitchen and dining room […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 10 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 9 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 8 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a little later. This was the May 7 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the Empty Field […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 6 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Eastern Oregon Prison Groups Fired Up

On the weekend of April 20-22, Genko and Guy traveled to eastern Oregon to assist Joe Mugaku Engum in retreats and Jukai ceremonies for the two prison groups he serves: Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton, and Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla. Genko met with all 13 Preceptees (5 at TRCI and […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 5 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Taking Advantage of the May Sit

The May Sit is in full swing, and we are settling in to it. One person created a one-day retreat, sitting in the zendo, eating three meals, and ending with formal tea at 9pm. Another person created a week-long retreat, staying overnights, eating meals, and participating in various ways during the week. Two people come […]

May Sit Events

On Sunday, May 8, our guest Dharma Speaker was Larry Christensen from the Zen Center of Portland. He spoke about Buddha Nature: Tathagata-garbha.

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 4 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 3 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 2 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]

Daily Dharma

Those who donated to our crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign last fall are getting daily e-mails this month as a thank-you and part of the May Sit. We wanted to share these with everyone, though they are a day or so later. This was the May 1 offering. The first text in italics is from Cultivating the […]