Who Meditates?

9/3/13  Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 3

English / Korean

From this talk: “Unless you understand this change of identity, meditation doesn’t work.”

The final Dharma talk from the 2013 Korea retreat.

Topics covered include: the most difficult point in meditation, the role of trust in practice, the ego’s tricks, and the world of Blue Sky and clouds.

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Young Global Leaders Meditation Workshop

9/14/14  Hounen-in, Kyoto, Japan

With Issho Fujita

An introductory talk on meditation given to the Young Global Leaders Forum, a project of the World Economic Forum. YGL is “a community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future.” Issho Fujita speaks for the first 25 minutes (the very beginning of his talk is cut), followed by Yamashita-sensei.

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Silence

9/2/13  Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 3

English / Korean

From this talk: “During the retreat we really concentrate on touching Silence. Then after the retreat you go back to your daily situation. Then how to keep a connection with the Silence is your job.”

Topics covered include: Endless thinking, walking meditation, zen metaphor, and touching the silent world.

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The Universal Subject

9/1/13  Henson-so, Mungyeong, Korea – Day 2

English / Korean

From this talk: “You don’t have to know any texts at all, but you have to be very honest about yourself. ”

Topics covered include: Knowing oneself, what all the traditions are talking about, the importance of failure in meditation, and meditation and creativity.

 

 

 

 

 

The Monkey Can’t Meditate

12/7/13  Deer Park, Himachal Pradesh,  India

From this talk:  “ (Some say) “I thought meditation was taming the monkey mind!” No, actually not. You can never tame the monkey.”

Topics covered include: Form and formlessness, monkey mind and meditation, an outline of the “One Dharma Method,” and a new basis for relationship.

 

Deer Park Dharma Talk

Deer Park Dharma Talk