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Talk: The Precepts – ‘Everything that lives and breathes, moves together’ – Zazenkai June 2016

Dharma Talk from our June 2016 Zazenkai: ‘Each of the precepts addresses our fundamental responsibility to that space where we meet the other and dissolve self and other, in the presence of the other… other being, other person, other 8 billion others, human beings, on the Earth and our sense of responsibility, not just to human beings, but to all the beings. The ethos of the buddha way, the ethics, is very deeply natural. It is…’

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Merran Dawson – 'An experience of Practice'

“Affinity is quite mysterious and as you know cannot really be explained. Affinity may begin with a picture, a book, a place, a sudden awareness: something inexpressible which is an unbidden feeling of deep kinship. Affinity is the basis for falling in love and can be the key to keeping love alive. Affinity was the way I felt at the top of the Buddhist Library stairs.”

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Talk: ‘What’s love got to do with it?’ – February Zazenkai 2016 –

Dharma talk from our recent Zazenkai in Sydney. Susan Murphy Roshi explores love and the foundations of the Great Vows: ‘Love’ is a word rarely sounded in the literature of Zen. Perhaps it speaks more strongly in this silence, since the Way itself is love – a continuing and ever-unfolding act of love towards this life, this being, and the mystery of the ‘other’.

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