Dharma Talk: “Death By Concepts”

  NOTE: The following Dharma Talk was given by Rev. Charama on Sunday, January 14, 2018: “Death By Concepts” It’s probable most people have heard of – perhaps have even eaten – the rich and decadent dessert called “Death By Chocolate.” Or, if you’re of a certain age (or if you have a yen for … [Read more…]

Dharma Talk – 20 November 2016

NOTE: This Dharma talk was given by Ven. Charama on November 20th, 2016. Title: “2 of 4” No, the title isn’t a reference to another human/Borg hybrid like Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager. Today’s Dharma talk is about the Four Noble Truths, specifically one that I believe is often overlooked – even by … [Read more…]

Dharma Talk – September 18, 2016 (Rev. Jachong)

Today’s Dharma Talk (titled “Zen is Boring”) was given by Rev. Jachong. Recently on a family vacation I realized something: we are afraid of the moment. We are addicted to not being in the moment. Is this moment too scary? Is this moment too painful? Does this moment remind of us something that we don’t … [Read more…]

Dharma Talk: September 4, 2016

Ven. Charama gave this Dharma talk at this evening’s service – September 4, 2016. “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Several years ago, I began to ponder the phrase from the Dhammapada “Only love dispels hate.” What I concluded led to the creation of our sangha – the Only Love Zen Sangha. Lately, however, … [Read more…]

Dharma Talk – May 22, 2016

This is a transcript of the Dharma talk given by Ven. Charama at the Only Love Zen Sangha, May 22, 2016. “How’s Your Karma Practice?” I want you to remember a verse from the Dhammapda reading (Chapter 23) today: To have friends in need is sweet
 And to share happiness.
 And to have done something … [Read more…]