Meditation retreats help us learn to approach everyday life in a more mindful way. Oryoki, or mindful eating practice, is one of the most practical elements of a traditional Zen retreat–though for newcomers, the ritual of oryoki can often seem intimidating. In this video, a student at the Hazy Moon Zen Center shares his appreciation for oryoki and its place in the daily flow of events during a retreat.
Learn the basics of Zen meditation in less than five minutes. Clear, step-by-step meditation instruction, as practiced at the Hazy Moon.
Nyogen Roshi talks about cultivating samadhi—the key point of Zen practice.
In this talk connecting the wisdom of Dogen Zenji with some of the insights of quantum physics, Nyogen Roshi encourages us to realize the teachings of the Buddha right where we sit. “There’s something so amazing here,” he says. His words point us toward the place of liberation–which is always where we find ourselves right […]
In this talk given at the Hazy Moon Zen Center of Los Angeles, Hosso Sensei of the Black Scorpion Zen Center of Mexico, relates her fear of public speaking and her experience preparing to give this talk. She shares how her practice allows her to see things as they are.
In this student talk, Donin, a Buddhist Chaplain in training, relates her experience sitting vigil with a dying woman.
In this video, student of the Hazy Moon Zen Center and the Mexican temple The Black Scorpion, recounts his efforts to overcome his aversion to dogs when his wife adopted a dog named “Nori.”
Mary Jotai Rosendale, student at the Hazy Moon, considers the meaning of Zen practice. “For me it’s life with practice, as opposed to life without practice.”
In this dharma talk, Rev. J.J. Kyoji Anderson speaks about caring for her elderly mother and how being present opens up a world of joy and possibility.
Student and Dharma Holder at the Hazy Moon Zen Center, Doman recounts his experience of having a stroke and shares how the practice transforms his experience.
In this dharma talk given by a senior student at the Hazy Moon Zen Center, Ento shares how her practice helps her navigate the ups and downs of life.
Nyogen Roshi takes the mystery out of the practice of Buddhism and explains how brain science and quantum theory confirm some of the basic teachings of the Buddha.