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Recorded Talks

ZenByte – Which is My True Life?

What is, what was, what could be. SMASH!

Recorded Talks

ZenBytes – Walking Alone at Night

There’s no need to be afraid of the dark.

Recorded Talks

ZenByte – Beyond Artificial Intelligence

A human can be a robot but a robot can’t be a human. Which is more fun?

Recorded Talks

ZenByte – To Study the Self

A brief recorded talk by Jesse Cardin, Sensei, on Dogen’s “The Buddha way is to study the self.”

Teachings

Plot twist

Life is full of twists and turns and Buddhism has always been concerned with the very real question of how to navigate them.

Teachings

In Flesh & Blood

The human is fundamentally a joyous animal, reveling in the rush and release of activity and rest, consumption and elimination, equipped from the start with a magnificent capacity for receiving the world’s bounty.

Teachings Photo by Byron Young

stuck.

Life is fundamentally fraught. To open one’s mouth is to invite argument and to make any decision is to risk regret. To take a step in any direction is to put our life – or at least our ego – in danger.

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