Author Archives: Joriki

Overnight Zazenaki April 26-27 2014

Zazenkai (uniting for meditation) provides one with the the opportunity for intensifying and deepening one’s practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen. Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed during sesshin (zen retreat). On these … Continue reading

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The National Teacher Calls Out Three Times Mumonkan Case 17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBX8wIzG3ng&feature=youtu.be

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Osho Ceremony for Ryuun Joriki Baker Part 2

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Osho Ceremony for Ryuun Joriki Baker Part 1

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Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho, Abbot of Blue Mountain Zendo, explores Case 2 of the Mumonkan.

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A Very Important Message to All Pet Owners

Please love all sentient beings. We seem to have the perception that animals (a highly conotated word) are somehow mindless entities that have no desire to live or be happy. When i grew up, I grew up in a family … Continue reading

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The goverment now takes even the most basic need, food, away from the poor.

I am just beside myself with this one, okay, let me be honest, angry. Fudo sits over my shoulder spurring me on. Instead of working towards bridging the gap between the wealthy and the poor, the house has voted to … Continue reading

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New Sitting Day and Time Wednesdays 6-7:30am (Starting Dec. 4)

On December 4 2013, Blue Mountain Zendo will be adding a weekly Wednesday morning sit from 6-7:30am. Out of all the great sitting times, dawn is the most moving for me. What a great way to begin your day, still … Continue reading

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Morning Service – Blue Mountain Zendo Sangha

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpZG15vFRF8&feature=youtu.be

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Blue Mountain Zendo’s 13th Annual Obon Celebration

Obon, at Blue Mountain Zendo, is Saturday August 17 2013 from 6-9:30 pm and we are preparing for a wondrous evening of family and celebration. Obon is an opportunity to take a backward step and celebrate life with our family … Continue reading

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