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Fire, Flood, Zazen

Emotions, Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, Composure, Monkey Mind, Zoom, Lay Practice...
Sep 04 2021

Ramaytush Skillful Effort

Four Noble Truths, Ordinary Mind, Vows, Platform Sutra, Daily Life, Practice Period,...
Apr 03 2021

Dogen's Vow

Vows, Buddha Mind, Passions, Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, true dharma, Book of...
Nov 21 2020

Public Dokusan 10

Composure, Mindfulness, Renunciation, Patience, Ego, Judgement, Gaining Mind, Greed,...
Oct 09 2020

Don't Know Mind

Don't Know Mind, Intuition, Emotions, Conversation, Book of Serenity, Humility,...
Jun 27 2020

Dogen's Three Minds

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

Our Original Home

Attachment, War, Buddha Mind, Discrimination, Passions, Birth-and-Death, Silence,...
Jul 13 2019
No Abode Hermitage

Tosotsu's Three Barriers

Serial: BZ-02684

Sesshin Day 1


Birth-and-Death, Big Mind, Buddha Mind, Practice Period, Instruction, Buddha Nature,...
Jun 19 2019

Man Up a Tree, Talk 2

Birth-and-Death, Buddha Mind, Renunciation, Ego, Big Mind, Separation,...
Jun 08 2019

Zenki Class 3

Serial: BZ-02680

PP Class 3


Birth-and-Death, Blue Cliff Record, Liberation, Buddha Mind, Samsara, Religion, Heart...
May 30 2019

A Conversation about Principle and Phenomena

Heart Sutra, Perfect Wisdom, resistance, confusion, Letting Go, Don't Know Mind...
May 18 2019
No Abode Hermitage

Just This Is: the Avatamsaka Sutra in the Zen Tradition

Perfect Wisdom, Discrimination, Buddha Mind, Practice Period, Karmic Consciousness,...
Apr 13 2019
No Abode Hermitage

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

We are all creating the space together for people to have profound experience in zazen. Kind and unkind thoughts are opportunities to express the Buddha mind. Compassion towards wholesome and...

Compassion, Buddha Mind, Mill Valley, Gratitude, Repentance, Enemies, Nirvana,...
Feb 02 2019
No Abode Hermitage

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

Being clear about our ultimate concern. Remember, aspire, commit to, and train to realise this. The story of Tong-an and Liangshan: what is the business under the patched robe? Intimacy. Another...

Vow, Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon, Buddha Mind, Intimacy, Book of Serenity, Buddha Mind,...
Feb 02 2019
No Abode Hermitage

Merit Gathas by Robert Aitken: The Dragon Who Never Sleeps

Serial: BZ-02651

Rohatsu Day 4


Bell, Vows, Offering, Bodhidharma, Priest-and-Lay, Buddha Mind, Soto Zen, Aspects of...
Dec 05 2018

Habit Energy

Buddha Nature, Practice Period, Gratitude, Buddha Mind, Instruction, Doubt, training...
Jul 14 2018

Whole-Hearted Practice

Buddha Mind, Dharma Transmission, Samadhi, Birth-and-Death, Rinzai, soto, Chanting,...
Mar 17 2018

Joshu's Four Gates

BCR-9, Discrimination, Addiction, Ego, Non-discrimination, Buddha Mind, Separation,...
Jan 06 2018

The Buddha Mind Seal Is Face-to-Face Conversation

Buddha mind is an intimate conversation; Dogen's meeting a master for the first time; conscious and unconscious mind.

Buddha Mind, Transmission,
Jun 03 2017
No Abode Hermitage

Building A Sanctuary For Awakening

Buddha pointing to the earth, a good place for a sanctuary; masks and personas; freedom from self-consciousness.

Karmic Consciousness, Buddha Mind, Complete Perfect Enlightenment,
May 06 2017
No Abode Hermitage

Buddha's Birthday: Seven Steps

Buddha's Birthday, Buddha Mind
Apr 01 2017

The Self

Buddha Mind, Buddha Nature, Instruction, Posture, Observe, confusion, Precepts, Doubt...
Feb 04 2017


Big Mind, Non-violence, Birth-and-Death, Evil, New Year, Daily Life, Blue Cliff...
Jan 28 2017

Bodhisattva Practice Includes Everything

Buddha's 'a good place for a sanctuary'; karma is a place to build a sanctuary; extending out practice outside the zendo; expressing from a place before you were born;

Confession-and-Repentance, Buddha Mind, Transmission,
Jan 02 2017
No Abode Hermitage

Master Ma is Unwell

Serial: BZ-02503

Koan Class 1

Birth-and-Death, Bodhidharma, Fox, Book of Serenity, Lineage, Buddha Mind,...
Oct 10 2016

Hsin Hsin Ming: More to Come

Serial: BZ-02484

Sesshin Day 5


Buddha Mind, Emotions, Attachment, Anger, Hate, Don't Know Mind, Big Mind,...
Jun 12 2016

Blue Cliff Record 62, Book of Serenity 92

Serial: BZ-02465



BCR-62, SER-92, Buddha Mind, Bodhidharma, Book of Serenity, Ordinary Mind, Fox,...
Mar 14 2016

Yunmen's Jewel

Serial: BZ-02463

Koan Class Blue Cliff Record Case 62


BCR-62, Book of Serenity, Buddha Mind, Duality, Subject-and-Object, Soto Zen, Blue...
Mar 07 2016

Joshu's Wash Your Bowl

Greed, Sixth Patriarch, Ordinary Mind, Bell, Buddha Mind, Repentance, Aspects of...
Feb 20 2016


Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind, Don't Know Mind, Happiness, Nirvana Sutra,...
Aug 19 2015

How Change Happens

Big Mind, Global Warming, American, Practice Period, Interview, Liberation, New Year...
Jun 27 2015

Every Day Is a Good Day

Big Mind, First Principle, Continuous, Evil, Buddha Mind, Composure, Aspects of...
Nov 08 2014

Pick Up a Speck of Dust

Big Mind, Birth-and-Death, First Principle, Blue Cliff Record, Peace, Constancy,...
Oct 18 2014

The Life of Vow

Vows, Aspects of Practice, Practice Period, Buddha Mind, Subject-and-Object, Daily...
Nov 02 2013

Observing the Breathing Body and the Mind of No Abode 

Perfect Wisdom, Breath, Observe, Mindfulness, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Mind,...
Aug 10 2013
No Abode Hermitage

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond 

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode April 13, 2013 PM

Perfect Wisdom, Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Mind, Lineage, Enemies, Doubt, Japan...
Apr 13 2013
No Abode Hermitage

The Buddha Mind Seal and the Teachings of Perfect Wisdom 

The Buddha Mind Seal and the Teachings of Perfect Wisdom
Tenshin Reb Anderson

March 2, 2013 AM
No Abode

Perfect Wisdom, Heart Sutra, Buddha Mind, Greed, Hindrances, Transmission, Enthusiasm...
Mar 02 2013
No Abode Hermitage

A Special Transmission Outside the Scriptures

A Special Transmission Outside the Scriptures
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode 2013-02-02 AM

Transmission, Buddha Mind, Bodhisattva Vow, Buddha Ancestors, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Feb 02 2013
No Abode Hermitage

The Virtue of the Bodhisattva's Delayed Gratification 

Birth-and-Death, Sangha, New Year, Faith, Buddha Ancestors, Bowing, difficulty,...
Dec 15 2012
No Abode Hermitage

Thinking and Not Thinking

Instruction, Buddha Mind, Birth-and-Death, Evil, Concentration, Judgement, Sanctuary...
Oct 13 2012

The Bodhisattva's Mind of No Abode 

The Bodhisattva’s Mind of No Abode
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode, Sept 1, 2012 AM

Fundraising, Buddha Mind, true dharma, japanese, practicing generosity, Politics,...
Sep 01 2012
No Abode Hermitage


Don't Know Mind, Dragons, Samadhi, Subject-and-Object, Continuous, Buddha Mind,...
Aug 03 2012


Buddha Mind, Birth-and-Death, Peace, Dependent Origination, Daily Life, Building,...
Jul 21 2012

Three Stories About Love

Karma, Humility, Buddha Mind, Conversation, Big Mind, Separation, Instruction, Buddha...
Apr 14 2012

The Room, the Seat, and the Robe 

The Room, the Seat and the Robe
No Abode 4/14/12

Lotus Sutra, Patience, Book of Serenity, Building, Interdependence, Buddha Mind,...
Apr 14 2012
No Abode Hermitage

The Bodhisattva's Perfection of Being Ordinary 

Subject-and-Object, Addiction, Patience, japanese, Buddha Mind, Impermanence, Soto...
Nov 12 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Zenki and Shoji

Birth-and-Death, Bell, Heart Sutra, Daily Life, confusion, Buddha Mind, Nirvana,...
Sep 04 2011

Who Am I?

Serial: BZ-02195

Abhidharma, Saturday Lecture

Who Are You? "Don't know" mind.


Skandas, Bodhidharma, Big Mind, Karma, Bodhidharma, Discrimination, Buddha Mind,...
Jul 30 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

Whole-Hearted Commitment for the New Year 

Commitment, Bodhisattva Precepts, Buddha Mind, Triple Treasure, Emotions, difficulty...
Jan 02 2011
No Abode Hermitage