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The Dharma Of Listening and Speaking

Right Speech, Precepts, Vows, Bodhisattva Vow, Silence, Fifth Precept, training,...
Sep 18 2021

Dogen's Three Minds

Berkeley Zen Center, Buddha Mind, Vows, Big Mind, Practice Period, Bodhisattva Way,...
May 02 2020

The Three Natures

Buddha Nature, Birth-and-Death, War, Bodhisattva Way, Precepts, Dharma Transmission,...
Apr 25 2020

Cultivating the Mind and Practice of the Six Paramitas: Practicing Generosity From the Inside Out

Serial: BZ-02704


Mahayana, Confession-and-Repentance, training, Branching Streams, Bodhisattva Way,...
Oct 06 2019

Beloved Community

Serial: BZ-02698

Study Sesshin PM


Enemies, Hate, Lotus Sutra, Evil, Bodhisattva Way, Vows, Oneness, Bodhisattva Vow,...
Sep 07 2019

Ordination and Taking the Precepts

Precepts, Birth-and-Death, Evil, Bodhisattva Way, Priest-and-Lay, Bodhisattva...
Jun 03 2017


Karma, Ego, Forgiveness, Evil, Demons, Building, Offering, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-...
Aug 06 2016

White Bird in Snow

Serial: BZ-02481



Precepts, Lineage, Lay Ordination, Ordination, Bodhisattva Way, Lay, Transmission,...
Jun 04 2016

The Metaphor and Practice of Home Leaving

Gratitude, Bodhisattva Way, Family Practice, Culture, Monastic Practice, Thoroughness...
Mar 23 2013

The Ultimate Transcends All Argumentation

Samdhinirmochana Mahayana Sutra Chapter 2

Chapter Two, Morning
No Abode 5/23/09 AM
Trans: Karen Mueller

Non-violence, Nirvana, Bodhisattva Way, Doubt, Anger, Desire, War, Hindrances,...
May 23 2009
No Abode Hermitage

Zazen to Become a Buddha

Serial: BZ-02022

Sitting for 10 Kalpas and Not Attaining Buddha, Saturday Lecture

Boddhisattva, MM-9, Karma, Bodhisattva Way, Lotus Sutra, Peace, Bodhidharma, Big Mind...
Mar 28 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

May 17th, 2008, Serial No. 01133

Nirvana Sutra, Bodhisattva Way, Bodhisattva Precepts, Bodhisattva Ceremony,...
May 17 2008

How Can I Help Beings Enter? 

Nirvana, Birth-and-Death, Gratitude, Lotus Sutra, Desire, Attachment, Bodhisattva Vow...
May 10 2008
No Abode Hermitage

Bodhisattva Vows 

Bodhisattva Vow, resistance, zen meditation, Bodhisattva Way, Daily Life, Continuous...
Sep 08 2007
No Abode Hermitage

Bodhisattva Vows 

Suzuki Roshi, Building, Bodhisattva Vow, Bodhisattva Way, Evil, Bodhisattva Precepts...
Sep 08 2007
No Abode Hermitage

Zen Meditation as Bodhisattva Vow

During this course, we will study the bodhisattva vow, to see how the compassionate intentions of enlightening beings generate, work, and play with the mind of enlightenment to promote peace and...

Nirvana, Bodhisattva Vow, Harmonizing, Lotus Sutra, zen meditation, true dharma, Bell...
Jul 17 2007
The Yoga Room

February 24th, 2007, Serial No. 01422

Bodhisattva Way, Avalokiteshvara, War, Karma, Nirvana, American, Emotions, Dragons,...
Feb 24 2007

Commmentary on "Respect for Things" (from Not Always So)

Serial: BZ-01408B

Faith is Synonymous for Enlightenment, Saturday Lecture

Faith, Enlightenment, #not-always-so, Big Mind, Culture, Bodhisattva Way, Building,...
Dec 09 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

November 5th, 2005, Serial No. 01197

Darkness and Light, Evil, Mahayana, Practice Period, Duality, Aspects of Practice,...
Nov 05 2005

July 23rd, 2005, Serial No. 01338

Continuous, Intuition, Big Mind, Heart Sutra, Bodhisattva Way, soto, Rinzai, Buddha...
Jul 23 2005

Stand Up from the Ground

Serial: BZ-01567

Saturday Lecture

Form-and-Emptiness, Continuous, Intuition, Big Mind, Bodhisattva Way, soto, Rinzai,...
Jul 23 2005
Berkeley Zen Center

January 27th, 2005, Serial No. 00595

Blue Cliff Record, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Practice Period, Bodhisattva Way, Silent...
Jan 27 2005

Be the Boss of Everything

Serial: BZ-01299

When Everything Is Contained in Practice, Saturday Lecture

Buddha Mind, Ordinary Mind, Big Mind, Anger, confusion, Posture, Ego, Bodhisattva Way...
Dec 18 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

Buddha's Parinirvana

Serial: BZ-01248

Sesshin Day 1

Parinirvana, Nirvana, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Buddha's Birthday,...
Feb 14 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

October 9th, 2003, Serial No. 00288

Four Noble Truths, Two Truths, Dependent Origination, Heart Sutra, Bodhisattva Way,...
Oct 09 2003

Lay Ordination

Serial: BZ-00149B

Saturday Lecture

Lay Ordination, Precepts, Ordination, Buddha Nature, Bodhisattva Way, Buddha...
Jun 15 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

May 30th, 2002, Serial No. 00451

Offering, Practice Period, Lotus Sutra, War, Priest, Lay, Branching Streams,...
May 30 2002

May 30th, 2002, Serial No. 01012, Side B

Offering, Practice Period, Lotus Sutra, War, Lay, Bodhisattva Way, true dharma,...
May 30 2002

March 10th, 2001, Serial No. 00098, Side B

Bodhisattva Way, Berkeley Zen Center, Sangha, Bell, Posture, Cultivation, Manjushri,...
Mar 10 2001

May 3rd, 1998, Serial No. 00349, Side A

Precepts, Bodhisattva Vow, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Evil, Vows, Practice Period,...
May 03 1998


Practice Period, Study Period, Bodhisattva Way, Vows, Bodhisattva Vow, Patience,...
Sep 28 1996

December 17th, 1994, Serial No. 00948, Side A

Bodhisattva Ceremony, Vows, Gratitude, Precepts, Buddha Nature, Karma, Demons,...
Dec 17 1994

January 20th, 1994, Serial No. 00222

Lotus Sutra, Mahayana, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Instruction, Doubt,...
Jan 20 1994

Sozan's Poem: Dragons Sing in the Dry Wood

Serial: BZ-00667B

Saturday Lecture

Sozan, Precepts, Dragons, Continuous, Bodhisattva Precepts, Bodhisattva Way, Ego,...
Jun 05 1993
Berkeley Zen Center

April 17th, 1993, Serial No. 00663, Side A

Teacher-and-Student, Bodhisattva Way, Bodhisattva Vow, Observe, confusion, Bell,...
Apr 17 1993

March 5th, 1992, Serial No. 00650

Perfect Wisdom, Mahayana, Heart Sutra, Lotus Sutra, Nirvana, Continuous, Half-Smile,...
Mar 05 1992

December 21st, 1991, Serial No. 00681, Side B

Attachment, Bodhisattva Vow, Bodhisattva Way, Vows, Offering, Ego, Bodhisattva...
Dec 21 1991

Vimalakirti Sutra; Suffering

Serial: BZ-00706B

Rohatsu Day 3

Vimalakirti, Suffering, Duality, Manjushri, Oneness, Non-duality, Silence, Blue Cliff...
Dec 03 1991
Berkeley Zen Center

February 14th, 1991, Serial No. 00266

Heart Sutra, Four Noble Truths, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Hindrances, Don'...
Feb 14 1991

February 7th, 1991, Serial No. 00267

Heart Sutra, Chanting, Avalokiteshvara, Monastic Practice, Lineage, Practice Period,...
Feb 07 1991