TRAINING VIDEOS - MECHANICS

Paying Attention
Doen Sensei explains how we can cultivate a state of awareness in our life through self observationd even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

The I AM
Doen Sensei talks about delusions we have about our identity and an exercise that we can use to wake up.Advanced settings. Advanced settings.

Stop the Story
Everyone is constantly weaving a story together with threads of their life, identity, successes and failures. Sensei discusses how we can move past our story by letting go of who we think we are.om CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.e Advanced settings.

Mechanical Nature of Our Thoughts and Behaviors
Doen Sensei describes an aspect of looking at yourself so that you can see the automatic, mechanical nature of your behaviors. With practice and awareness you can begin to choose how you respond to situations instead of falling into default patterns.

Methods: Self Observation and Self Remembering
Doen Sensei describes the second part of looking into the mechanical nature of your behaviors. He discusses two ways to start the daily practice of observing and remembering the self..

The Application of the Study of Mechanics
Doen Sensei describes the final part of looking into the mechanical nature of your behaviors. Once you recognize the default behaviors, Doen talks about how to utilize those observations..

Spiritual Materialism
Trungpa Rinpoche gives a Tibetan Buddhist perspective on a large barrier to spiritual practice.le Advanced settings.

Dropping Negativity
Doen Sensei talks about developing integrity in our lives and guides us through an exercise to help us break free of our negative mechanical nature.gs and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

The Application of the Study of Mechanics
Doen Sensei describes the final part of looking into the mechanical nature of your behaviors. Once you recognize the default behaviors, Doen talks about how to utilize those observations.

Where Are You Stuck?
Using singer Mick Jagger, zen master Tokusan, swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, and Blue Cliff Record Case 18 – National Teacher Chung’s Seamless Monument, Doen Sensei highlights an aspect of our mechanical nature by discussing the various positions we take.

An Introduction to Modern Zen – 1
Comparing the practice to “flying lessons”, Doen Sensei introduces students to Zen practice by discussing the three poisons–greed, anger, and ignorance–and by explaining basic sitting techniques and postures.

An Introduction to Modern Zen – Part 2
Doen Sensei describes the three “pillars” of Zen: great faith, great doubt and great determination. Also Sensei takes questions on Zen in daily life, the method of doing zazen called shikantaza, and some nuts and bolts of zen practice.

An Introduction to Modern Zen – Part 3
In the last part of this series Doen Sensei talks about the fundamentals of zen practice: daily sitting practice, personal study with a teacher and koan practice. There is also a discussion of how modern zen works in our everyday lives.

The Alchemy of Zen – Part 1
Another “song” by Doen about how ideas cloud our ability to live life fully and richly. By dropping ideas and accepting life as it is, rather than as we think we want it to be, we find ourselves in tune with the only reality in town.

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