Buddhadharma Is Real (25:39)
In this teisho inspired by Dogen Zenji’s fascicle on self-realization samadhi, Nyogen Roshi reminds us that Dogen’s writing–in fact, the teaching of all the past masters and Buddhas–is pointing directly at the mind of the individual practitioner. “The whole point of Buddhadharma is the evolution of your consciousness,” Roshi says. “Realizing this is relatively easy. To truly actualize it is extremely difficult.” Excerpt from a
Dharma Talk given by Nyogen Roshi at the Hazy Moon Zen Center.
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Dawn Zazen – Two half-hour sitting meditation periods followed by ten minute service. Tuesday through Friday starting at 6am.
Evening Zazen - Two half-hour sitting meditation periods. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30pm.
Dharma Talks – Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.
Saturday Morning Program – Service and Zazen starting at 9am, followed by a Dharma Talk at 11am.
calendar to confirm times. If you’re new to sitting meditation, we encourage you to start with our introductory class. For more information, contact us.
Our Zen Meditation Instruction (ZMI) class is held most Saturdays at 9 am and introduces beginners to meditation and the form of practice at the Hazy Moon.
For those who are already familiar with sitting meditation, our Zen and Practice (ZAP) class meets once a month on a Saturday and comprises further meditation instruction and a primer on sesshins, ceremonies and sangha life at the Hazy Moon. Visit our
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ZEN MEDITATION INSTRUCTION
Learn the basics of Zen meditation in about five minutes. Clear, step-by-step meditation instruction, as practiced at the Hazy Moon Zen Center of Los Angeles.
Black Scorpion Zen Center
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Karen Maezen Miller
Tom Campbell’s ‘My Big Toe‘
Roos, Rust en Regelmaat
Shuso Hossen Gallery, Fusatsu, Fall Weekend Sesshin, Gay Men’s Meditation Group, Meditation Classes
gallery of our recent Shuso Hossen events; practice atonement with Fusatsu on August 14 at 7:30 pm; plan ahead for the Fall Weekend Sesshin, Sept 18 to 21: the Gay Men’s Meditation Group meets Sunday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon; sign up for a Saturday morning meditation class; subscribe to our monthly newsletter; to register for programs or for more information about other events, contact us.
Articles page to learn about the lives of students at the Hazy Moon. Some of the topics you’ll find:
Maezumi on Uji: Part Two (23:35)
“All dharmas are Uji,” Maezumi Roshi tells us in the second installment in his series of talks on Dogen Zenji’s commentary on Uji–”being-time.” What does Maezumi Roshi mean when he says that everything is being-time? “Being us,” he says, “being you, being me–that’s Uji.”
A collection of Hazy Moon students’ reflections on the importance of particular figures in our lineage for their practice. New this month:
Don’t Worry, by Roos Ben Ming Stamet-Geurs
P aradise Lost and Found
A review of Karen Maezen Miller’s
Paradise in Plain Sight.
By Michael Isshin Spiller.
Interview with Shelley Mushoku Cao
Nearly everyone has an unlikely story of how they came to Zen, but at the Hazy Moon, no one’s story covers more miles than Shelley Mushoku Cao’s.
Articles and interviews on the intersection of modern science and Buddhadharma.
Beliefs and Brains
Michael Isshin Spiller finds inspiration in two compelling books, “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor and “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander.
Interview with Tom Campbell
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.
A Conversation with Dr. Robert Lanza
Audio excerpts from Dr. Robert Lanza’s talk at the Hazy Moon Zen Center.
Voices of Zen (Video)
Hazy Moon Student Talks and see the confidence and transformativeness of a living Zen practice:
One Moment to be Kind (3:32)
In this video, Luis Chudo Escobar recounts his efforts to overcome his aversion to dogs after his wife adopted a dog named Nori.
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:
– Like pearls on a string, this short collection of elegant and poetic writings showcase the crystalline precision of Hongzhi’s enlightened words. Utterly fresh and perfect. Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi