Visit our Articles page to learn about the lives of students at the Hazy Moon. Some of the topics you'll find:
Maezumi’s Three Teachings
Karen Maezen Miller, sensei, shares a key set of instructions given by Maezumi Roshi.
Far away.. and yet so close
Sangha member Angie Shinnyo Nickol shares what brought her to practice and what keeps her connected to the Hazy Moon, even though she lives almost 6000 miles away.
A Bodhisattva Never Hesitates
An old dog's last day at the beach becomes a moving reminder to follow your heart.
Watch Hazy Moon Student Talks and see the confidence and transformativeness of a living Zen practice:
Impossible to Deny (4:50)
Jotai, student at the Hazy Moon, considers the meaning of zen practice. "For me it's life with practice, as opposed to life without practice."
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Interview with Tom Campbell
Tom Campbell, a professional physicist, has worked on some of the most complex military systems in the U.S. arsenal. Since the early 1970s, he has also been at the forefront of a movement to shift the study of consciousness from the periphery to the center of modern scientific inquiry. His "theory of everything," which he develops at length in his book "My Big TOE", encompasses not just the foundation of individual experience but also phenomena like spiritual healing and remote viewing.
In the second half of our two-part interview, Campbell explains the relationship between his theory of consciousness and paranormal phenomena like out-of-body experience, spiritual healing and remote viewing. These and other supernatural abilities are linked to the practice of meditative concentration that lies at the heart of Campbell's work--though he says that none of them is essential to realizing the ultimate ground of reality, which is possible for everyone.
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Listen to Hazy Moon Student Talks and hear the refreshing clarity of a living Zen practice:
"Recovering Hippie Catholic Zen" (12:16)
"I do have a real appreciation of Christ as a teacher, so I guess that would make me a Catholic Buddhist... In my view Christ was not unlike Buddha, and was not perhaps the savior in the way we think of him, but an enlightened teacher."
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The Center of the Empty Field (17:26)
"Modern science--quantum physics--will never prove Buddhadharma, but Buddhadharma might validate their work." Excerpt from a Dharma Talk given by Nyogen Roshi at the Hazy Moon Zen Center.
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.
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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.
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:
Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi – 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.
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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, and click here to learn about other groups that are part of the Hazy Moon mandala.