Dharma Talk – What Is Dharma Transmission?

Buddhist practice often speaks about “dharma transmission”  –  the idea that there is a moment the student fully realizes the teachings being passed down or “transmitted” from their teacher.  What does this idea of dharma transmisson really mean?

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Mindfulness & Movement

Mindfulness practice connects us to our present moment.We become very aware of the here happening right now.Do we have that awareness when we start to move?The breath is available to anchor this present now.We focus on breath to find stillness, usually while sitting in a . . .

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Dharma Talk On The Intimacy Of Practice

What can it mean to be intimate with another person? How do our practices help us realize that intimacy? Forms and exercises allow us to “just be” with each other and help us find that intimacy in daily life. 

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Damo’s Turning Away – A Lesson In Social Engagement

Dharma talk on one of Damo’s adventures in China. Damo (or Bodhidharma) is the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism and the first patriarch of Zen.   He brought his practice and teachings to China in 527 CE and is widely known for sitting in a cave . . .

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