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    Master Dogen's 'INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COOK' (REPOST)

    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) ...


    ... 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/trans...zo_kyokun.html )

    TALK !
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...f-cooking.html

    TALK II
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...al-simple.html

    TALK III
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...elessness.html

    TALK IV
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...ce-bucket.html

    TALK V
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...s-sleeves.html

    TALK VI
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...ous-thing.html

    TALK VII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...-is-given.html

    TALK VIII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...ll-things.html

    TALK IX
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...-of-grass.html

    TALK X
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...10/to-dad.html

    TALK XI
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...rom-fugen.html

    TALK XII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...o-be-dead.html

    TALK XIII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...g-monkeys.html

    TALK XIV
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...ne-within.html

    TALK XV
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...-a-buddha.html

    TALK XVI
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...this-side.html

    TALK XVII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...wo-halves.html

    TALK XVIII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...e-buffalo.html

    TALK XIX
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...king-bows.html

    TALK XX
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...nsibility.html

    TALK XXI
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...-now-when.html

    TALK XXII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...e-five---.html

    TALK XXIII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...e-poisons.html

    TALK XXIV
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...onsultant.html

    TALK XXV
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...enerosity.html

    TALK XXVI
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...chameleon.html

    TALK XXVII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...g-buddhas.html

    TALK XXVIII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...be-people.html

    TALK XXIX
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w.../shirking.html

    TALK XXX
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...s-oneself.html

    TALK XXXI
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...ur-temple.html

    TALK XXXII
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...-and-hell.html

    TALK XXXIII (FINALE)
    http://www.treeleaf.org/sit-a-long/w...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 ...



    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-01-2015 at 04:26 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    This is a wonderful resource Jundo, thank you. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Wow, thank you for (re)posting these Jundo!
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Amazing!
    Thank you, Jundo!

    Gassho,
    Walter.
    Gassho,Walter

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    Rev. Jundo,

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

    Gassho,

    Mike
    To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
    -Dhp. 183
    My Practice Blog

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    _/\_
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Awesome. It's a slow day at the office, so I will look at a couple of these.

    Gassho,
    Juki
    "First you have to give up." Tyler Durden

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    What a coincidence, I was about to start diving into the Tenzo Kyokun. Thank you, Jundo. _/|\_
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Thank you

    Gassho
    Daizan

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    Awesome, thank you!

    Gassho,
    -Jeff

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    Hello,

    Link for video (if not public library) -

    http://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-lis...=used&sr=&qid=

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


    Gassho,
    Myosha
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    Hello Jundo,

    thank you for the re-post.

    Gassho,

    Hans Chudo Mongen

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Joyo

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    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/trans...zo_kyokun.html

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    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/trans...zo_kyokun.html

    Gassho, J
    Thank you the catch Jundo. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    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
    no thing needs to be added

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    I love these talks! Thank you.

    Gassho,

    Risho

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    Wonderful, thank you Jundo!

    Gassho
    Lisa

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    Thank you Jundo.
    "Know that the practice of zazen is the complete path of buddha-dharma and nothing can be compared to it....it is not the practice of one or two buddhas but all the buddha ancestors practice this way."
    Dogen zenji in Bendowa






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    Thank you Jundo. This is wonderful and something I have been recently searching for in the forums.

    Gassho
    Bobby
    "When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself."
    Shunryu Suzuki

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    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
    I know nothing.

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    Jundo, Thank you so much.

    Gassho,
    Theophan
    Sat Today

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    Bump!

    Looks like all the links are working.

    Thank you dear Jundo for providing these teachings.

    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

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    Thank you Lisa and Jundo,

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

    Gassho,
    Ralf sattoday.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Joyo
    Guest
    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

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    When I was a Chef, Tenzo Kyokun was an invaluable resource. Being a farmer now... it still is. I revere Instructions to the Cook.
    Gassho!
    -Ankai

    Sat Today

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    Hi All,
    I feel this post should be stickied as series.

    Gassho,
    Ken
    SatToday
    The strength and beneficence of the soft and yielding.
    Water achieves clarity through stillness.

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    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

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    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 ...

    I am so glad if this place and the practice are benefiting you. If someone feels so, they might consider a DONATION to Treeleaf at this LINK, although there is absolutely no need or requirement to do so. Thank you.
    Last edited by Jundo; 10-01-2015 at 04:28 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Uchiyama's book is wonderful (and inexpensive!); working my way through it now...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...wshambhalac-20

    Gassho,
    Anshu

    -sat today-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anshu Bryson View Post
    Uchiyama's book is wonderful (and inexpensive!); working my way through it now...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...wshambhalac-20

    Gassho,
    Anshu

    -sat today-
    Very cool, thanks Anshu. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

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    Hi guys,

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



    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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