Bodhidharma and Peace of Mind
This Teisho was given on the 6th day of Rohatsu Sesshin 2011 by Genjo Marinello Osho. It examines how we develop peace of mind by facing the walls of our own making. It is drawn from Case 41 of the Mumonkan.
8 Jan 2011
Rinzai Roku Jodo Capter 1
This Teisho by Genjo Marinello Osho was given at the April 10th half-day sit at Chobo-Ji. It examines the first case of Ascending the High Seat in The Book of Rinzai. Rinzai is asked, "What is the essence of Buddha-Dharma?"
10 Apr 2011
Sleep when Tired
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of the third day Chobo-Ji’s Autumn Sesshin, 2013. This talk investigates Zen Master Rinzai's view of sleeping when tired and having nothing to teach. (Please listen past the end of this Teisho for a message from Genjo Osho.)
23 Sep 2013
Essence of Zen Master Rinzai
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the January 10, 2016, Zen Master Rinzai's memorial day mini-sesshin at Chobo-Ji. This case examines two chapters of the Rinzai Roku about "who is listening" and the action of no action, "Buji."
10 Jan 2016
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What is the Essence of Buddha Dharma?
This Teisho by Genjo Marinello Osho was given at the June 12th half-day sit at Chobo-Ji. It examines the fifth case of Ascending the High Seat in The Book of Rinzai. Rinzai is responds to the question, "What is the essence of Buddha Dharma?"
12 Jun 2011
Dipa Ma and the Thief
Genjo Marinello gave this Teisho on the 2nd day of Winter Odayaka Sesshin. Dipa Ma was a Twentieth Century Vipassanā teacher who in this case helps us have compassion for perpetrators. This talk was given a few days after the Parkland shooting. How do we go on?
17 Feb 2018
Three Pounds of Flax
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on May 35th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji. This talk explores Case 18 of the Mumonkan, where Zen Master Tozan is asked: "What is Buddha?" Genjo explores the three Zen perspectives of Relative, Absolute and Transcendent.
25 May 2014
Essence of Zen Practice
Virginia Myoshin Dunthorne gives a Senior Dharma Talk at Chobo-Ji where she examines all facets of Zen training. She starts with how this essay Prajnaparamita: Transcendental Wisdom – Universal Mind brought her to Zen in her 70s. Then goes on to explore kaleidoscopic experiences (makyo), The Great Silence/Void, samu (work meditation), sesshins, and concludes with a quote from the Diamond Sutra. This talk was given the evening of Oct. 18th, 2015 and Carolyn Josen Stevens introduced Myoshin.
19 Oct 2015
Nansen Kills a Cat
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on April 6th, 2014 at Chobo-Ji. This talk explores Case 14 of the Mumonkan, where Nasen tragically kills the temple cat. Genjo explores Nasen's heart/mind and the conflict between two polarities of human nature.
6 Apr 2014
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji's Nov. 10th mini-sesshin. This talk was given the day after his return from the Zen Peacemaker's retreat at Auschwitz.
10 Nov 2013
Kyuho's Head and Tail
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the fifth day of Autumn Sesshin 2019. This talk explores what's needed and expected in koan study. It also examines the Head and Tail of Zen practice - deep perception blended with deep samadhi.
25 Sep 2019
Golden Carp out of the Net
This Dharma Talk was given at the December 2007 Cho Bo Ji mini sesshin. The subject of this talk is Case 49 of the Hekiganroku, in it Zen Master Sansho investigates Zen Master Seppo about The Golden Carp out of the Net.
16 Dec 2007
Mu and Diamond Sutra
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the April 28, Seattle University Zazenkai, at Chobo-Ji. This talk examines: What is This? Who is Asking? Peeks at the Tathágata's view of the universe. And explores our relationship to each other and native First Peoples. What happens to the Dharma if our species does not survive our adolescence?
28 Apr 2018
Miaozong's Dharma Interview
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the April 2016mini-sesshin at Chobo-Ji. This case examines intimacy and the wombof the universe. This talk contains some sexually explicitlanguage and imagery.
10 Apr 2016
Claude Anshin at Chobo-Ji
This Dharma Talk was given by Rev. Claude Anshin Thomas, at the November 2007 Cho Bo Ji mini sesshin. Anshin is a Vietnam Vet who sat with the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh becoming awake to the devastating and lasting effects of the war and how to make peac
11 Nov 2007
Nansen's Cats and Cows
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the November 2019 half-day sit (zazenkai) at Chobo-Ji. Why is it that cats, dogs, cows and many other animals often know more about love than we do? In this case the five kinds of spiritual blindness are examined.
10 Nov 2019
Ikkyu and Kannon
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the middle day of August, 2016, Odayaka Sesshin at Chobo-Ji. This talk examines what it is to be a positive bodhisattva in this life: offering love that is not dependent on happiness.
27 Aug 2016
Dipa Ma's Fearless Daughters
This Teisho was given by Genjo Marinello on the final day of Summer Sesshin, 2016. Dipa Ma was a Twentieth Century Vipassanā teacher. This talk examines, how do we find fearlessness within fear?
30 Jun 2016
The Foreigner has No Beard
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho on the occasion of Chobo-Ji's Jan. 12thh mini-sesshin. This talk explores how we are all primarily Buddhas and how everything is "empty."
12 Jan 2014
Ryonen Scars Her Face
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the May 2016 half-day sit at Chobo-Ji. It examines the dedication and sacrifices sometimes made to follow the Way, and looks at one of the most beautiful death poems (jisei) ever written.
8 May 2016