Auckland Zen Centre: Dharma talks from Richard von Sturmer

Richard von Sturmer has a long history in Zen: from 1993 to 2003 he lived and worked at the Rochester Zen Center, a Buddhist community in upstate New York, then in 2004, back in New Zealand, he co-founded the Auckland Zen Centre along with Sensei Amala Wrightson. He has given many Dharma talks at the Centre, and some of them are collected here. Richard is also a writer and poet. Six collections of his writing have been published including: A Network of Dissolving Threads (AUP, 1991), Suchness: Zen Poetry and Prose (HeadworX, 2005), Book of Equanimity Verses (Puriri Press, 2013), This Explains Everything (Atuanui Press, 2016) and Postcard Stories (2019).

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2022-10-11 Zen and Nature Part One

Updated about 1 year ago.

In this talk Richard explores interconnection on both vast and intimate scales. This is the first of three talks on 'Zen and Nature' given by Richard at the Auckland Zen Centre.
Texts used: A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth by Henry Gee
Earth: An Intimate History by Richard Fortey
Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek by Annie Dillard