Larry Christensen, Ph.D is the resident Zen teacher at the Portland Zen Center Larry discusses Zen, Psychotherapy, Recovery and Spirituality and offers his Three A's prescription for integrating all. Special thanks to Clay Giberson for the podcast intro. Subscribe to the 12-Step Buddhist Podcast on iTunes. (If you click this link iTunes will open) Download the file … [Read more...] about the 12-Step Buddhist Podcast Episode 014 – Larry Christensen, Ph.D. on Zen and Psychotherapy
After sitting practice at the Zendo tonight, the teacher opened discussion with a question about the last chapter of Joko Beck's Everyday Zen. In it she talks about a guy named Mushin who was waiting for a train. But not just any train. The "E" Train—to enlightenment. He waits and waits for his whole lifetime and a community of "waiters" grows up around him. Until one day, … [Read more...] about Eat Your Zen
May 31st, 2007 Today is the anniversary of Buddha's Enlightenment, and a full moon. Big Mind. Buddha Mind. One Mind. Since me and you really are interdependent, dependently arising and empty of inherently existing essence, there really is no me and there really is no you. So, how about that parking space, can I have it? On Saturday, May 26th, I took a Big Mind seminar … [Read more...] about Big Mind. Buddha Mind. One Mind.
Tonight I went to my Zen center for sitting practice and discussion group. I'd taken a hiatus from the Zen center in mid-summer because I had a problem with the teacher. He'd suddenly given up private interviews, due to some problems of miscommunication with a female student. I had really grown to depend on those private sessions on a weekly basis. I felt like he abandoned me, … [Read more...] about When Buddhas Kill