Auckland Zen Centre: Weekly Podcasts

In this podcast you can find all the talks given at the Auckland Zen Centre, back to 2016. Most talks are by Sensei Amala Wrightson, but there are also talks from Richard von Sturmer and senior students too.

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2022-10-25 Zen and Nature Part Two (Richard von Sturmer)

Updated 11 months ago.

"Zazen is not sensory deprivation — anything but. Birds and geckos and bullfrogs guide us. Be open to these natural teachers, wherever you may be practicing." -Aitken Roshi
This is the second of three Dharma Talks on 'Zen and Nature' given by Richard at teh Auckland Zen Centre.

Texts used:
Poetry and Zen: Letters and Uncollected Writings of R. H. Blyth by Norman Waddell
Passing Through the Gateless Barrier by Guo Gu
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon translated by Ivan Morris.