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Jundo
09-12-2014, 03:36 AM
Hi,

SOMEONE REQUESTED I REPOST THESE OLD TALKS. SOME MAY HAVE ALREADY FADED INTO IMPERMANENCE AND EMPTINESS ... AND SO IT IS, No matter either way ...

Here is a series of 33 'Sit-a-Long with Jundo' talks based upon Master Dogen's incomparable 'Instructions for the Cook' (Tenzo Kyokun) ...


http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/library/stories/images/zen7-02.pnghttp://images.betterworldbooks.com/159/How-to-Cook-Your-Life-9781590302910.jpghttp://bhoffert.faculty.noctrl.edu/HST330/Dogen.Tenzo.jpg

... which are not just about cooking soup, but about cooking all of life.

(If you cannot find the text, the correct link is here: http://scbs.stanford.edu/sztp3/translations/eihei_shingi/translations/tenzo_kyokun/tenzo_kyokun.html )

TALK !
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/the-zen-way-of-cooking.html

TALK II
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/frugal-simple.html

TALK III
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/not-a-single-moment-of-carelessness.html

TALK IV
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/overturing-the-rice-bucket.html

TALK V
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/rolling-up-ones-sleeves.html

TALK VI
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/every-precious-thing.html

TALK VII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/accepting-what-is-given.html

TALK VIII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/09/the-mind-and-all-things.html

TALK IX
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/a-shrine-in-a-blade-of-grass.html

TALK X
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/to-dad.html

TALK XI
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/going-back-a-bit-by-special-request-from-fugen.html

TALK XII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/it-helps-to-be-dead.html

TALK XIII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/wild-horses-and-jumping-monkeys.html

TALK XIV
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/turn-around-the-light-to-shine-within.html

TALK XV
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/one-eye-two-eyes-a-six-foot-body-of-a-buddha.html

TALK XVI
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/not-that-side-not-this-side.html

TALK XVII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/three-tenths-four-tenths-one-half-two-halves.html

TALK XVIII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/guishan-or-the-buffalo.html

TALK XIX
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/10/making-merit-making-bows.html

TALK XX
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/self-responsibility.html

TALK XXI
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/if-not-me-who-if-not-now-when.html

TALK XXII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/one-seven-three-five---.html

TALK XXIII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/one-flavor-five-poisons.html

TALK XXIV
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/master-dogen-business-consultant.html

TALK XXV
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/equanimity-gratitude-respect-sincerity-generosity.html

TALK XXVI
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/karma-chameleon.html

TALK XXVII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/11/carving-buddhas.html

TALK XXVIII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/12/people-will-be-people.html

TALK XXIX
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/12/shirking.html

TALK XXX
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/12/service-to-others-as-oneself.html

TALK XXXI
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/12/life-is-our-temple.html

TALK XXXII
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/12/between-heaven-and-hell.html

TALK XXXIII (FINALE)
http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/with-jundo-and-taigu/archives/2009/12/joyful-mind-motherly-mind-great-mind-and-thank-you-to-beliefnet.html

[b]Oh, and if anyone is looking for some wonderful further readings on "Instructions for the Cook", here are teachings by two of the best "modern cooks" in the Zen World ...

From The Zen Kitchen To Enlightenment: Refining Your Life by Eihei Dogen; Kosho Uchiyama Roshi (Translator)

and

Nothing Is Hidden : Essays on Zen Master Dogen's Instructions for the Cook by Shohaku Okumura Roshi (now hard to find!)

ALSO, although not directly about the Tenzo Kyokun, this delicious film and teaching by an actual Tenzo and gifted teacher (and an interesting guy too) .... Edward Espe Brown of Tassajara ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHy-hNklpAk

Gassho, Jundo

Shingen
09-12-2014, 03:53 AM
This is a wonderful resource Jundo, thank you. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Sekishi
09-12-2014, 04:24 AM
Wow, thank you for (re)posting these Jundo!

Daiyo
09-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Amazing!
Thank you, Jundo!

Gassho,
Walter.

Khalil Bodhi
09-12-2014, 09:27 AM
Rev. Jundo,

Thanks for this. Hopefully I will have time to watch them all.

Gassho,

Mike

Shokai
09-12-2014, 10:46 AM
_/\_

Juki
09-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Awesome. It's a slow day at the office, so I will look at a couple of these.

Gassho,
Juki

Geika
09-12-2014, 12:47 PM
What a coincidence, I was about to start diving into the Tenzo Kyokun. Thank you, Jundo. _/|\_

RichardH
09-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Thank you

Gassho
Daizan

jeff_u
09-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Awesome, thank you!

Gassho,
-Jeff

Myosha
09-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Hello,

Link for video (if not public library) -

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0014BQR74/ref=tmm_dvd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=&qid=

Treeleaf Zendo should have an Amazon.com "Share Link" IMHO.


Gassho,
Myosha

Hans
09-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Hello Jundo,

thank you for the re-post.

Gassho,

Hans Chudo Mongen

Joyo
09-13-2014, 02:04 AM
Thank you, Jundo.

Gassho,
Joyo

Jundo
09-13-2014, 02:32 AM
I noticed that some of the links to the Soto Zen Text Project "Tenzo Kyokun" are out of date, so here is the current link:

http://scbs.stanford.edu/sztp3/translations/eihei_shingi/translations/tenzo_kyokun/tenzo_kyokun.html

Gassho, J

Shingen
09-13-2014, 03:34 AM
I noticed that some of the links to the Soto Zen Text Project "Tenzo Kyokun" are out of date, so here is the current link:

http://scbs.stanford.edu/sztp3/translations/eihei_shingi/translations/tenzo_kyokun/tenzo_kyokun.html

Gassho, J
Thank you the catch Jundo. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Daitetsu
09-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Hi Jundo,

Thank you so much for reposting!
To work through this series is actually one of my Ango Commitments this year, as I read the Tenzo Kyokun a while ago and found it very useful/fascinating.

Amazon Prime members can watch the movie "How to cook your life" for free (legally) via Instant Video btw.

Thank you and gassho,

Daitetsu

Risho
09-13-2014, 08:38 PM
I love these talks! Thank you. gassho2

Gassho,

Risho

Joryu
09-14-2014, 11:02 AM
gassho2

Byokan
09-14-2014, 06:50 PM
Wonderful, thank you Jundo!

Gassho
Lisa

Ed
09-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Thank you Jundo.
gassho1

Bobby
09-17-2014, 02:05 AM
Thank you Jundo. This is wonderful and something I have been recently searching for in the forums. :)

Gassho
Bobby

kirkmc
09-26-2014, 02:05 PM
This is a wonderful resource. Are there any other such "series" of talks that can be organized like this? I think it would be great for there to be a page of links to such grouped talks, if that's possible. Like the beginners' talks as well; having pages with all the links makes it more likely that some of us will go back to them.

Gassho,

Kirk

Theophan
12-15-2014, 04:47 AM
Jundo, Thank you so much.

Gassho,
Theophan
Sat Today

Byokan
09-07-2015, 06:21 PM
Bump!

Looks like all the links are working. :encouragement:

Thank you dear Jundo for providing these teachings. [sensei]

Gassho
Lisa
sat today

Kotei
09-07-2015, 07:10 PM
Thank you Lisa and Jundo,

perfect moment to push the thread up, "how to cook your life" just arrived!

Gassho,
Ralf sattoday.

Joyo
09-15-2015, 05:00 PM
Thank you, Jundo. This is such valuable information, for life (with it's bad ingredients and how we can view them differently) and for cooking also. Two of my most enjoyable hobbies are growing my own vegetables and cooking. I'm amazed at how much I learn from both as I've started to approach them from a Zen perspective. (meaning, lots of my garden veggies did not do great this year, but it's all good practice)

I am listening to these talks when I am in the kitchen cooking, btw. It's been wonderful!!

Gassho,
Joyo
sat today

KvonNJ
09-15-2015, 09:51 PM
When I was a Chef, Tenzo Kyokun was an invaluable resource. Being a farmer now... it still is. I revere Instructions to the Cook.

Seido
09-30-2015, 09:57 PM
Hi All,
I feel this post should be stickied as series.

Gassho,
Ken
SatToday

Jakuden
09-30-2015, 10:55 PM
I second that Ken :-) This series boils the ideas down and makes them palatable for novice and connoisseur alike. I had tasted the ideas before, but as usual, Jundo presents them in a more digestible way. OK done with the cooking puns now.

Gassho,
Sierra
SatToday

Jundo
10-01-2015, 04:22 AM
I am glad folks find it helpful.

Ok, I will copy into somewhere in the "Teacher Talks" area as a sticky.

The book of commentary by Uchiyama Roshi remains my all timeless time "best Zen book" on my list.

Gassho, J
SatToday

PS - Maybe a good time to mention this, our new experiment in "reminding of the option" but not "soliciting" or "requiring" in any way ...


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Anshu Bryson
10-01-2015, 04:39 AM
Uchiyama's book is wonderful (and inexpensive!); working my way through it now...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DRFL1UI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DRFL1UI&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwshambhalac-20

Gassho,
Anshu

-sat today-

Shingen
10-01-2015, 04:41 AM
Uchiyama's book is wonderful (and inexpensive!); working my way through it now...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DRFL1UI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DRFL1UI&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwshambhalac-20

Gassho,
Anshu

-sat today-

Very cool, thanks Anshu. =)

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

omom
11-17-2015, 08:40 AM
Gassho

Kyonin
11-17-2015, 07:33 PM
Hi guys,

I case you're interested, How To Cook Your Life is in YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81iGrl_WAQk

Gassho,

Kyonin
#SatToday