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Practicing With Emptiness

Heart Sutra, Silence, Hindrances, confusion, Nirvana, Separation, Avalokiteshvara,...
Feb 27 2021

Good Karma

Karma, conversation, Mahayana, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Vows, Building,...
Feb 22 2020

Historical Context and the Evolution of Buddhist Understanding of Karma

Karma, causation, Mahayana, Religion, Greed, Tassajara, Vows, Culture, American, War...
Feb 15 2020

Continuity Amid Conflict in Our Zen Practice

Buddha Ancestors, Berkeley Zen Center, Aspects of Practice, Transmission, Commitment...
Sep 30 2017

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-02553

Sesshin Day 2


Ego, Heart Sutra, Emotions, Duality, Offering, Peace, causation, Karma, Addiction,...
Jun 08 2017

A Lotus Sutra Narrative of the Bodhisattva Path

Lotus Sutra, Vow, Gaining Mind, Faith, Dharma Transmission, Zazen, causation,...
May 07 2016
No Abode Hermitage

Hyakujo and the Fox

Fox, Karma, Book of Serenity, Separation, causation, Attachment, Beginners,...
Nov 01 2014

From Where Does an Appropriate Response Emerge?

Cultivation, Perfect Wisdom, Cause-and-Effect, Faith, Perfect Wisdom, causation, Fox...
Sep 12 2014
No Abode Hermitage

I've long heard there is no Zen in India

Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Humility, Book of Serenity, Karmic Consciousness...
May 17 2013
No Abode Hermitage

Raihai Tokuzui

Vinaya, Buddha Nature, causation, Karma, Precepts, Culture, soto, Soto Zen, Religion...
Sep 02 2012


Four Noble Truths, Anger, Vows, Subject-and-Object, Samsara, Dependent Origination,...
Jul 30 2012

Stimulating Bodhisattva's courage and entering reality 

confusion, Duality, practicing generosity, Patience, Obstacles, Don't Know Mind...
Oct 15 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Sep 11, 2022

Serial: BZ-02204

Karma, Saturday Lecture

Responding vs. reacting, Owning our own dark side


Bodhisattva, Karma, American, Hate, Culture, War, Evil, Greed, Vows, Peace, causation...
Sep 10 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

Avalokiteshvara's Questions for the Buddha 

Tenshin Reb Anderson
Samdhinirmonchana Sutra Chapter Nine
No Abode Saturday July 17, 2010, A.M.

causation, Attachment, Enthusiasm, Duality, Intimacy, Buddha Mind, Perfect Wisdom,...
Jul 17 2010
No Abode Hermitage

The Short Cycle of Causation

Composure, training, Book of Serenity, Aspects of Practice, Impermanence, Precepts,...
May 08 2010

Buddhism in India in the 21st Century

Karma, causation, Right Speech, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Precepts...
Feb 27 2010

Deep Faith in Cause and Effect has now become Deep Faith in Being a Sentient Being 

resistance, Faith, Birth-and-Death, Bodhisattva Precepts, Evil, Buddha Ancestors,...
Dec 12 2009
No Abode Hermitage

Causation within the Wondrous Dharma Flower 

Lotus Sutra, Karmic Consciousness, causation, Faith, Book of Serenity, Observe,...
Oct 17 2009
No Abode Hermitage

Leaving Home and Receiving the Precepts 

Renunciation, Faith, Bodhisattva Precepts, Lotus Sutra, Attachment, causation, Priest...
Sep 26 2009
No Abode Hermitage


Serial: EB-00228T

Use of the word love; controlling reality so as not to feel disappointment.

causation, Interview, Liberation, Describe, Doubt, Concentration, Observe, Peace,...
Sep 04 2009

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Silence, Faith, Buddha Ancestors, Soto Zen, zen meditation, soto, Anger,...
Jul 21 2009
The Yoga Room


Balance, causation, Daily Life, Bell, Liberation, Observe, Echo, Sanctuary, Vows,...
Jun 26 2009

Causation and Non-Self 

Birth-and-Death, Describe, Transmission, causation, Attachment, Faith, Bodhisattva...
Apr 23 2009
The Yoga Room

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Birth-and-Death, Faith, Suzuki Roshi, Emotions, Manjushri, Interdependence...
Apr 16 2009
The Yoga Room

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Attachment, Faith, War, Evil, Desire, Bodhidharma
Apr 09 2009
The Yoga Room

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Faith, Attachment, Evil, Commitment, Non-attachment, Continuous, Religion...
Apr 02 2009
The Yoga Room

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Faith, Four Noble Truths, Two Truths, Aspects of Practice, Attachment,...
Mar 19 2009
The Yoga Room

Loving All Being and Resistance 

resistance, Perfect Wisdom, Attachment, Building, Bodhisattva Vow, Suzuki Roshi,...
Mar 14 2009
No Abode Hermitage

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, resistance, Faith, Attachment, zen meditation, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Mar 12 2009
The Yoga Room

Platform Sutra of 6th Ancestor Hui Neng: Serial No. 01453

Serial: BZ-01453

Rohatsu Day 1, side A

Buddha Nature, Buddha Ancestors, Don't Know Mind, Ordination, Big Mind,...
Dec 07 2008
Berkeley Zen Center


Buddha Mind, Buddha Ancestors, Compassion, Soto Zen, Samadhi, Dependent Origination,...
Jan 21 2008

The Light of Buddha's Wisdom - Precepts of Compassion

Buddha sheds the light of wisdom on the true nature of suffering, liberation, and the human mind, on the teachings of compassion, moral causation, and the whole phenomenal universe. This retreat...

Right Speech, cognitive process, Observe, Triple Treasure, Sangha, Daily Life, Evil,...
May 05 2007
Part 3
Mount Madonna Center

The Light of Buddha's Wisdom - Precepts of Compassion

Buddha sheds the light of wisdom on the true nature of suffering, liberation, and the human mind, on the teachings of compassion, moral causation, and the whole phenomenal universe. This retreat...

japanese, Separation, Suzuki Roshi, Heart Sutra, Duality, causation, Greed, confusion...
May 05 2007
Part 4
Mount Madonna Center


Dependent Origination, Daily Life, Don't Know Mind, Greed, Posture, lecture,...
Jan 13 2007

Baizhang's Fox

Being clear about cause and effect, intention, karma.

cognitive process, Fox, causation, Hindrances, Skandas, Book of Serenity, Buddha...
May 27 2006
No Abode Hermitage

Baizhang's Fox

Being clear about cause and effect, intention, karma.

causation, Fox, Skandas, Funeral, Obstacles, Samsara, Hindrances, Emotions, Observe,...
May 27 2006
No Abode Hermitage


Gratitude, causation, Dependent Origination, Culture, Politics, Religion, Ego,...
Jan 29 2006

Reflections on My Life

Serial: BZ-01335

76th Birthday, Saturday Lecture

Sojun Mel Weitsman, Priest, Lay Practice, Priest-and-Lay, Lay, Tassajara, American,...
Jul 08 2005
Berkeley Zen Center

May 26th, 2005, Serial No. 01560

Five Ranks, Subject-and-Object, Samadhi, Duality, Separation, Buddha Nature, Doubt,...
May 26 2005


Buddha Nature, Continuous, Beginners, Subject-and-Object, Dependent Origination,...
May 05 2005

February 7th, 2005, Serial No. 00568

Karma, Dependent Origination, causation, Precepts, War, Right Speech, Bodhisattva Vow...
Feb 07 2005

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-01294

Dependant Origination; Nirvana Within Samsara, Rohatsu Day 4

Dependent Origination, Samsara, Nirvana, Heart Sutra, Four Noble Truths, Nirvana,...
Dec 02 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-01293

Duality, Nonduality, Rohatsu Day 3

Heart Sutra, Duality, Non-duality, Duality, Intuition, Non-duality, Oneness, Buddha...
Dec 01 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

February 23rd, 2004, Serial No. 01018, Side A

Fox, Karma, Absolute-and-Relative, causation, Daily Life, Bell, Funeral, Culture,...
Feb 23 2004

Dogen's Chiji Shingi

Serial: BZ-01376B

The Head Gardener, Rohatsu Day 7

Buddha Nature, Cultivation, Continuous, Daily Life, Dragons, Intuition, Monastic...
Dec 07 2003
Berkeley Zen Center

March 13th, 2003, Serial No. 00491

Four Noble Truths, Birth-and-Death, causation, Right Effort, Bell, Emotions, Passions...
Mar 13 2003

March 1st, 2003, Serial No. 00463

Ego, Don't Know Mind, Emotions, causation, Intimacy, Samadhi, Chanting, Greed,...
Mar 01 2003