The Eyelash of Doubt (36:29)
As Nyogen Roshi reminds us in this recent
Dharma Talk, the notion of belief always carries with it the shadow of doubt. It also implies a host of intellectual assumptions that only serves to obscure the pure state of being that we’re working to realize in our practice. “We cannot simply think ourselves into this state of samadhi,” Roshi says. “And so long as you think there is something outside of your awareness, you’re in delusion. You have to keep swimming into the light–here, now.”
JOIN US THIS WEEK
Anyone can join us for meditation, services or dharma talks. There’s no charge to attend, you don’t need a reservation, and you don’t have to be a member to participate. Just show up! We’ll be happy to see you.
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.
Check our 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
Classes and Programs page for more information, including class schedules.
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
Find out more about our beautiful sister temple near Tepoztlan, Mexico. Please be in touch if you would like updates on retreats at the Black Scorpion.
Jukai Gallery, Spring Weekend Sesshin, Fusatsu, Gay Men’s Zazenkai, Meditation Classes
gallery of our recent double Jukai; join us for the Spring Weekend Sesshin, March 13 – 16; practice atonement with Fusatsu on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 pm; the Gay Men’s Meditation Group will hold a one day Zazenkai on March 23; sign up for a Saturday morning meditation class; 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:
Do you have to be crazy to spend a month at a meditation retreat? On the contrary, Camille Dawu Whitney calls her month at our summer training period “luxurious” and even “decadent,” full of subtle revelations about letting go and waking up.
Maezumi’s Three Teachings
Karen Maezen Miller, sensei, shares a key set of instructions given by Maezumi Roshi.
A Bodhisattva Never Hesitates
An old dog’s last day at the beach becomes a moving reminder to follow your heart. By Mary Jotai Rosendale.
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Articles and interviews on the intersection of modern science and Buddhadharma.
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.
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.
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Voices of Zen (Video)
Watch Hazy Moon Student Talks and see the confidence and transformativeness of a living Zen practice:
Every Place is Wonderful (4:05)
Ento, a senior student at the Hazy Moon Zen Center, shares how her practice helps her navigate the ups and downs of life.
Voices of Zen
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:
Swampland Flowers: the Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui – Lucid and pragmatic, these teachings are addressed primarily to lay practitioners, a liberating and accessible invitation to Zen in the life of the modern seeker.