Jack Duffy

Talks in Audio Format by Jack Duffy


The following talks were given by Jack Duffy during the Fall of 2017 at Broken Raven Sesshin. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during the retreat.

Talk 01 - Zen Echo - Again for the First Time

Talk 02 - Zen Echo - Case 2: Falling Flowers

Talk 04 - Zen Echo - Case 12: Living a Life in Love

Talk 05 - Zen Echo - Case 17: The Circle of Why


The following talks were given by Jack Duffy during the Winter of 2017 at Winter Bones Rohatsu Sesshin. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during the retreat.

Talk 01 - Zen Echo - A Biting Dog

Talk 02 - Zen Echo - A Cloak of Wild Flowers

Talk 06 - Zen Echo - The Most Evident Truths

Talk 07 - Zen Echo - The Wild Staff


The following talks were given by Jack Duffy during the Spring of 2017 at Branching Moon Sesshin. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during the retreat.

Talk 01 - Dahui-Zonggao - Non factual Hyperbole

Talk 02 - Dahui Zonggao - The Path Knows the Way

Talk 04 - Dahui Zonggao - Ocean of Dreams

Talk-05 - Dahui Zonggao - The Ocean Seal

Talk-06 - Dahui Zonggao - Ocean Tidings


The following talks were given by Jack Duffy during the Winter of 2016 at Winter Bones Sesshin. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during the retreat.

Talk 1 The Blue Cliff Record Case 4: Deshan Holds His Bundle

Talk 2 The Book of Equanimity Case 2: Bodhidharma "Emptiness"

Talk 3 The Book of Equanimity Case 3: The Indian King Invites the Ancestor

Talk 4 The Book of Equanimity Case 4: The Buddha Points to the Ground


The following talks were given by Jack Duffy during the Autumn of 2016 at Broken Raven Sesshin. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during the retreat. These talks focus on Muso Soseki, a Rinsai monk and teacher.

Talk 1 No Expedient Means (on Musu Soseki)

Talk 2 Skulls, Suicide and Sullied Flesh (on Muso Soseki)

Talk 3 On Not Searching For What Can't Be Found (on Muso Soseki)

Talk 4 The Bridge Where The Moon Crosses (on Muso Soseki)

Talk 5 The Bridge of Donkeys and Horses (on Muso Soseki)

Talk 6 Who Else Are You Looking For? (on Muso Soseki)


The following talks were given in the Spring of 2014 at Branching Moon Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focus on the Record of the Transmission of the Light (Denkoroku) by Zen Master Keizan Jokin.

Talk 1 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 47 - Zhenxie Qingliao

Talk 2 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 48 - Tiantong Zongjue

Talk 3 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 49 - Xuedou Zhijian

Talk 4 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 50 - Tiantong Rujing

Talk 5 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 51 - Eihei Dogen

Talk 6 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 52 - Koun Ejo


The following talks were given in the Winter of 2013 at Winter Bones Rohatsu Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focus on the Record of the Transmission of the Light (Denkoroku) by Zen Master Keizan Jokin and The Radiant Light of Reality (Gandavyuha).

Talk 1 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 43 - Liangshan Yuanguan

Talk 2 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 17 - Rahulata

Talk 3 The Radiant Light of Reality (Gandavyuha)

Talk 4 The Radiant Light of Reality (Gandavyuha)

Talk 6 The Radiant Light of Reality (Gandavyuha)


The following talks were given in the Fall of 2013 at Broken Raven Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focus on the Record of the Transmission of the Light (Denkoroku) by Zen Master Keizan Jokin.

Talk 1 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 06 - Dhritaka

Talk 2 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 33 - Daman Hongren

Talk 3 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 34 - Dajian Huineng

Talk 5 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 36 - Shitou Xiquian

Talk 6 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 07 - Micchaka


The following talks were given in the Summer of 2013 at Ancient Bones Retreat by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during the retreat. These talks focus on the Record of the Transmission of the Light (Denkoroku) by Zen Master Keizan Jokin.

Talk 1 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 04 - Shanavasa

Talk 2 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 05 - Upagupta

Talk 3 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 32 - Dayi Daoxin

Talk 4 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 34 - Dajian Huineng


The following talks were given in the Spring of 2013 at Branching Moon Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focus on the Record of the Transmission of the Light (Denkoroku) by Zen Master Keizan Jokin.

Talk 1 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 01 - Shakyamuni

Talk 2 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 02 - Mahakashyapa

Talk 3 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 03 - Ananda

Talk 4 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 29 - Bodhidharma

Talk 5 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 30 - Dazu Huike

Talk 6 Record of the Transmission of the Light - Case 31 - Seng T'san


The following talks were given in the Winter of 2012 at Winter Bones Rohatsu Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focus on the Platform Sutra by Zen Master Hui-Neng.

Talk 1 Platform Sutra - Gateless Barrier Case 23 - Neither Good Nor Evil

Talk 2 Platform Sutra - Gateless Barrier Case 29 - Not the Wind Not the
Banner

Talk 3 Platform Sutra - Transmission of the Light Case 33 - Sifting the
Moon

Talk 4 Platform Sutra - Sections 14-16 - Dark Paths of Light

Talk 5 Platform Sutra - Sections 17-19 - Bare Bones of Practice

Talk 6 Platform Sutra - Sections 20-23 - Precepts and Refuge


The following talks were given in the Fall of 2012 at Walking Rain Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focus on the Diamond Sutra.

Talk 1 Torei Zenji Bodhisattva Vow - Verse 4

Talk 2 Diamond Sutra - Blue Cliff Record Case 67 - Diamond Sutra Fu

Talk 3 Diamond Sutra - Blue Cliff Record Case 97 - Revilement and the Diamond Sutra

Talk 4 Diamond Sutra - The Best of Circumstances

Talk 5 Diamond Sutra - Thus I Hear

Talk 6 Diamond Sutra - Words and Phrases


The following talks were given in the Summer of 2012 at Ancient Bones Retreat by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during the retreat. These talks focus on Torei Zenji Bodhisattva Vow.

Talk 1 Torei Zenji Bodhisattva Vow - Verse 1

Talk 2 Torei Zenji Bodhisattva Vow - Verse 2

Talk 3 Torei Zenji Bodhisattva Vow - Verse 3

Verse 4 of Torei Zenji Bodhisattva Vow was given at Walking Rain Sesshin 2012 - Talk 1 (Teisho 1)


The following talks were given in the Spring of 2012 at Branching Moon Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focus on the Verse of the Faith-Mind by Zen master Seng-T'san.

Talk 1 Verse of the Faith Mind - Blue Cliff Record Case 57 - A Country Rustic

Talk 2 Verse of the Faith Mind - Blue Cliff Record Case 59 - Simply the Way

Talk 3 Verse of the Faith Mind - Blue Cliff Record Case 2 - The Supreme Way

Talk 4 Verse of the Faith Mind - Transmission of the Light Case 30 - A Fatal Illness

Talk 5 Verse of the Faith Mind - Shin Jin Mei

Talk 6 Verse of the Faith Mind - Three Aspects of the Precepts


Beginner's Talk -- The following talks were given in the Fall of 2011 at Three Treasures Sangha by Jack Duffy. These words were offered for beginners and beginners-at-heart.

Beginner's Talk - Part One

Beginner's Talk - Part Two


The following talks are part of a series given in the Fall of 2011 at Walking Rain Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin. These talks focused on recently translated works shedding new light on Zen's female ancestory.

In what moment (Teisho 1)(MP3 26 Mins.)

Walk with fellow companions (Teisho 2)(MP3 26 Mins)

Thousands of candles (Teisho 3)(MP3 25 Mins.)

Butterfly dream (Teisho 4)(MP3 27 Mins.)

Your great joy (Teisho 5)(MP3 29 Mins.)


The following talks are part of a series given in the Spring of 2011 at Branching Moon Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin.

Grandmotherly Heart (Teisho 1)(MP3 27 Mins.)

First Time (Teisho 2)(MP3 24 Mins)

Always Glows (Teisho 3)(MP3 24 Mins.)

Save All Beings (Teisho 4)(MP3 24 Mins.)

Please Care (Teisho 5)(MP3 27 Mins.)


The following talks are part of a series given in the Spring of 2011 at Kairos in Spokane by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during retreat.

When a person start to search out the dharma, she seperates herself far from it. - Talk 1(MP3 19 MB)

The sound of a snake eating a frog. - Talk 2(MP3 18 MB)


The following talks are part of a series given in the Summer of 2010 at Ancient Bones by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin.

Day One of Ancient Bones 2010 - Talk 1(MP3 10 MB)

Introduction to the Heart Sutra - Talk 2(MP3 12 MB)

Heart Sutra - Understanding the Middle Way - Talk 3(MP3 12 MB)


The following talks are part of a series given in the Fall of 2010 at Walking Rain Sesshin by Jack Duffy. These words were offered as teisho (a Dharma talk) during sesshin.

Talk 4 on the Heart Sutra - Talk 1(MP3 12 MB)

Talk 5 on the Heart Sutra - Talk 2(MP3 12 MB)

Introduction on the Genjo Koan - Talk 3(MP3 10 MB)

Exploring the title of the Genjo Koan - Talk 4(MP3 12 MB)

"Forget the Self" - Talk 5(MP3 12 MB)