The Hazy Moon Zen Center, a training center in Southern California, is directly descended from the late Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi, upholding the authentic lineage of living Zen Buddhism through committed personal practice and the opportunity to work with a genuine teacher. We offer daily zazen, weekly Dharma talks by our teacher, Nyogen Roshi, intensive retreats and regular classes to help you begin or refine your Zen practice.
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In this talk given at the Hazy Moon Zen Center of Los Angeles, Hosso Sensei of the Black Scorpion Zen Center of Mexico, relates her fear of public speaking and her experience preparing to give this talk. She shares how her practice allows her to see things as they are.
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Obon is a traditional Japanese Buddhist observance which allows families to honor and feel closer to their loved ones who have died. It’s a time for sharing memories, prayers, rituals of food and drink, nourishment and generosity. Photo/essay by John Mujo Fritzlen.
Maezumi on Uji: Part One (29:37) In this first installment in a series of talks on Uji–“being time”–Maezumi Roshi relates Uji to Dogen Zenji’s intention in the Genjokoan and the whole of the Shobogenzo. “This Uji is not a small portion of something else, but something equal to all these other titles. We are concerned here today with Uji as the Shobogenzo, as the Genjokoan.” Present Moment, Wonderful Moment Sangha member Mary Jotai Rosendale shares the painful but poignant experience of caring for her aging dog, Wally, as his life winds to a close. Jotai writes, “My teacher has admonished me that I tend to want to game the system–I’m looking for an angle. Sitting alone with my boy at night, wanting to do the best for him, I come up against a brick wall. There is no angle.There is only me being with him this moment and the next and, I hope, the moment after that.”
There are many helpful books on Buddhism and Zen, so we asked Nyogen Roshi to suggest a few titles from his own shelves. This month we focus on:
Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra – Compelling and creative, Chopra re-tells the story that some see only as distant fable, myth or metaphor. You will come to see Buddha, and yourself, as the protagonist in an urgent human drama.
Tom Campbell, a professional physicist, has been at the forefront of a movement to shift the study of consciousness from the periphery to the center of modern scientific inquiry. Interview by Nick Shindo Street.
Hazy Moon sangha member and journalist Nick Shindo Street interviews the author of Biocentrism, a book that Nyogen Roshi describes as mirroring his experiences in the practice of zazen as closely as anything he has encountered in a modern writer.