Meditation & Conversation
Casa del Angel Center
& online via Zoom
Our sessions are in Spanish except when D Allen is teaching the talk is in english with Spanish translation. Translation is available as needed in the conversation. The meditation is mostly in silence.
Our meditations are deep and our conversations are lively.
You can visit also Flower Mountain Zen, Pacific Zen Institute, and Ordinary Mind Zendo for many offerings in english that provide online participation.
WHAT IS THE GREATEST CONVERSATION?
D Allen talks about the zen koan 'Yunmen's Sweet Rice Cake' and the wonder of human conversation. With Spanish translation by Virginia Filip.
VIRGINIA FILIP HABLA DE LOS KOANS en general y de cómo activan nuestra imaginación. Utiliza el ejemplo del koan sobre un búfalo que pasa por una ventana. La cabeza, los cuernos, el cuerpo y las patas pasan, pero la cola no pasa. ¿Por qué no?
Our Current Koan
Why did Bodhidharma come from the West? Zhaozhou said, "The oak tree in the garden."
Next Retreat - February 2024
Videos of our weekly sessions are available at our YouTube channel. Use the video link at the bottom of any page.
About our sessions...
Four bells start the meditation, which is lightly guided. Then D Allen or Virginia Filip offers a brief talk that leads into a conversation about the theme we are exploring in the session. We use koan stories and our own lives as the material for these conversations.
For example, a koan says: "The coin lost in the river is found in the river." Hearing that, what feeling or thought comes to you? What has been your experience of losing and finding? What is this river for you? Sharing our experiences, doubts and insights, we shed light on each other's lives and wake up together to this difficult and shining world
We meet in the lovely and tranquil yoga and meditation room at Casa del Angel, or you can participate from wherever you are through our Zoom
connection. Our sessions are informal and relaxed but we ask that you try to arrive a few mintues before the start time.
There are guided meditations in Spanish and more talks in both Spanish and English on the Meditations and Talks page.