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A. Jesse Jiryu Davis's dharma talks

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

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A. Jesse Jiryu Davis's dharma talks
A. Jesse Jiryu Davis's dharma talks

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis's dharma talks

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

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Talks on Zen from a senior student at the Village Zendo. Frequent delusion and swearing.

Latest Episodes

Five Ways to Establish a Rock-Solid Meditation Habit

Meditation can transform your life, but it only works if you sit regularly. You can establish a strong, serious practice following these five methods. Recorded October 3, 2019, and the Village Zendo.

34 MINOCT 23
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Five Ways to Establish a Rock-Solid Meditation Habit

How To Dissolve The Self

When you do something with attention, your self merges with your activity. Watch how the self shifts and moves, and you'll start to see through the illusion of ego.

29 MINOCT 9
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How To Dissolve The Self

How To Be Free From Greed

We waste our lives chasing temporary, superficial things, and our disappointment leads to grief. Here’s a practice that loosens greed’s grip on our minds, and frees us to appreciate this moment.

27 MINAUG 1
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How To Be Free From Greed

Are the Six Senses True Reality, Or Not?

When we practice mindfulness of what we're experiencing here and now, we can be at peace and free of worry. But we can go much deeper than that. Buddha taught that we can see through our greedy, self-centered delusions and clearly comprehend the truth of our lives.

27 MINMAY 24
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Are the Six Senses True Reality, Or Not?

Meaningless Striving

Each new year, Americans resolve to work harder and be more austere, for no reason. Let's stop torturing ourselves.

23 MINJAN 31
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Meaningless Striving

The Day That Yunmen Broke His Foot

The old stories all have the same punchline: the monk was suddenly enlightened. What really happens when we have an experience of insight? Transcript:https://emptysqua.re/blog/the-day-yunmen-broke-his-foot/

23 MIN2018 DEC 11
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The Day That Yunmen Broke His Foot

Rules for Hyenas

If we treat the Zen precepts as a set of rules to obey, that's just conformity. Let's use them instead as a tool for busting the hierarchy! Transcript:https://emptysqua.re/blog/rules-for-hyenas/

24 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Rules for Hyenas

The Meteor

What if you knew you had 30 minutes to live? Would you want to be awakened?

20 MIN2018 AUG 29
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The Meteor

Why Did Master Rinzai Slap Jo?

In the Blue Cliff Record, Case 32, a monk named Jo asks Master Rinzai, "What is the essence of Buddhism?" In response, Rinzai grabs the monk and slaps him. Why? In this talk I explain what all this hitting and slapping is about in Zen. There's a lesson in this story, about sustaining our own meditation practice over the long haul.

22 MIN2018 APR 16
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Why Did Master Rinzai Slap Jo?

The Real Shit Stick

A monk asked Unmon, "What is Buddha?" Unmon replied, "A dry shit stick." Why? Where is Buddha in this regular, shitty, unsatisfactory experience? I've heard a thousand times that ordinary mind is Buddha. Here, I try to explain how to actually practice this truth.

26 MIN2018 JAN 28
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The Real Shit Stick

Latest Episodes

Five Ways to Establish a Rock-Solid Meditation Habit

Meditation can transform your life, but it only works if you sit regularly. You can establish a strong, serious practice following these five methods. Recorded October 3, 2019, and the Village Zendo.

34 MINOCT 23
Comments
Five Ways to Establish a Rock-Solid Meditation Habit

How To Dissolve The Self

When you do something with attention, your self merges with your activity. Watch how the self shifts and moves, and you'll start to see through the illusion of ego.

29 MINOCT 9
Comments
How To Dissolve The Self

How To Be Free From Greed

We waste our lives chasing temporary, superficial things, and our disappointment leads to grief. Here’s a practice that loosens greed’s grip on our minds, and frees us to appreciate this moment.

27 MINAUG 1
Comments
How To Be Free From Greed

Are the Six Senses True Reality, Or Not?

When we practice mindfulness of what we're experiencing here and now, we can be at peace and free of worry. But we can go much deeper than that. Buddha taught that we can see through our greedy, self-centered delusions and clearly comprehend the truth of our lives.

27 MINMAY 24
Comments
Are the Six Senses True Reality, Or Not?

Meaningless Striving

Each new year, Americans resolve to work harder and be more austere, for no reason. Let's stop torturing ourselves.

23 MINJAN 31
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Meaningless Striving

The Day That Yunmen Broke His Foot

The old stories all have the same punchline: the monk was suddenly enlightened. What really happens when we have an experience of insight? Transcript:https://emptysqua.re/blog/the-day-yunmen-broke-his-foot/

23 MIN2018 DEC 11
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The Day That Yunmen Broke His Foot

Rules for Hyenas

If we treat the Zen precepts as a set of rules to obey, that's just conformity. Let's use them instead as a tool for busting the hierarchy! Transcript:https://emptysqua.re/blog/rules-for-hyenas/

24 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Rules for Hyenas

The Meteor

What if you knew you had 30 minutes to live? Would you want to be awakened?

20 MIN2018 AUG 29
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The Meteor

Why Did Master Rinzai Slap Jo?

In the Blue Cliff Record, Case 32, a monk named Jo asks Master Rinzai, "What is the essence of Buddhism?" In response, Rinzai grabs the monk and slaps him. Why? In this talk I explain what all this hitting and slapping is about in Zen. There's a lesson in this story, about sustaining our own meditation practice over the long haul.

22 MIN2018 APR 16
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Why Did Master Rinzai Slap Jo?

The Real Shit Stick

A monk asked Unmon, "What is Buddha?" Unmon replied, "A dry shit stick." Why? Where is Buddha in this regular, shitty, unsatisfactory experience? I've heard a thousand times that ordinary mind is Buddha. Here, I try to explain how to actually practice this truth.

26 MIN2018 JAN 28
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The Real Shit Stick
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