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Me Too, The Dharma of Friendship

Constancy, Commitment, Vows, Intimacy, Bodhisattva Vow, Soto Zen, Lotus Sutra,...
Jul 17 2021

The Practice Of Patience

Patience, Bowing, Enemies, Separation, Constancy, Buddha Nature, Bell, Culture,...
Apr 17 2021

Senior Student Tributes

Berkeley Zen Center, Heart Sutra, Constancy, Gratitude, Don't Know Mind,...
Nov 01 2020

Three Marks Of Existence

Nirvana, Four Noble Truths, Birth-and-Death, Samsara, Constancy, Offering,...
Aug 08 2020

The Practice of Patience

Patience, Constancy, Blue Cliff Record, Cultivation, Concentration, Equanimity, Anger...
Nov 02 2019

What's Love Got To Do With It

Passions, Priest, Precepts, Impermanence, Bowing, Constancy, Daily Life, Practice...
Aug 10 2019

The Four Vows and the Four Resolves

Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Peace, Buddha Nature, Liberation, Dharma Transmission,...
Jun 17 2017

Sei Jo and Her Soul Are Separated

Blue Cliff Record, Daily Life, Forgiveness, Separation, Constancy, Diversity, Oneness...
May 13 2017

The Blessings of Failure

Impermanence, Practice Period, Judgement, Continuous, Precepts, Commitment, Big Mind...
Apr 15 2017

Six Qualitative Factors

Serial: BZ-02421

PP Sesshin 1


Posture, Daily Life, Composure, stubbornness, Intuition, Nirvana, Mindfulness,...
Jun 10 2015

Hearing the Cries of the World

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Peace, Sangha, Constancy, Priest-and-Lay,...
Jan 31 2015

Going and Stopping

Composure, Enthusiasm, Daily Life, Patience, Posture, Harmonizing, Impermanence,...
Nov 29 2014

Pick Up a Speck of Dust

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

Beyond Dharma and Dharmas

Serial: BZ-02071

Poem on Rohatsu, Rohatsu Day 4

Abhidharma, Five Skandhas, Big Mind, Discrimination, Karma, Concentration, Describe,...
Dec 09 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

Hongzhi's Guidepost for the Hall of Pure Bliss

Serial: BZ-02042

Silent Illumination, Sesshin Day 1

Jijuyu Zanmai, Pain, Silent Illumination, Constancy, Silent Illumination, Continuous...
Jun 17 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

June 14th, 2007, Serial No. 01057, Side A

Karma, Constancy, Ordinary Mind, Buddha Nature, Continuous, Birth-and-Death, Sangha,...
Jun 14 2007

Encouragement for Upcoming Sesshin

Serial: BZ-01215

Thoughts on his early days, Saturday Lecture

Sesshin, Sojun Mel Weitsman, Pure Existence, Karma, Monastic Practice, Soto Zen,...
Feb 11 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

June 24th, 2005, Serial No. 01331

resistance, Constancy, Interdependence, Bodhidharma, Describe, Conversation, Hate,...
Jun 24 2005


Commitment, Intimacy, Absolute-and-Relative, Impermanence, Monastic Practice,...
Jan 11 2002
City Center

Blue Cliff Record: Case #68

Serial: BZ-00126B

Buddha's Silence, Rohatsu Day 4

BCR-68, Birth-and-Death, Karma, Non-duality, Silence, Doubt, Bodhidharma,...
Dec 07 2000
Berkeley Zen Center

Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Samantabhadra

Serial: BZ-00060A

Saturday Lecture

Bodhisattva, Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Samantabhadra, Manjushri, Practice Position...
Jul 29 2000
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-00339A

Saturday Lecture

Constancy, Constancy, Patience, Big Mind, Continuous, Building, Aspects of Practice,...
Jan 03 1998
Berkeley Zen Center

Recognizing Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-00322B

Saturday Lecture

Enlightenment, Koan, Doubt, Obstacles, Constancy, Discrimination, Duality, Buddha...
Sep 26 1997
Berkeley Zen Center

Hongzhi: Can't Find Oneness; Finding Our True Personality

Serial: BZ-00793A

Sesshin Day 2

Hongzhi, Oneness, Buddha Nature, Constancy, Emotions, Posture, Don't Know Mind,...
Sep 01 1996
Berkeley Zen Center

April 29th, 1995, Serial No. 00973, Side B

Practice Period, Buddha Nature, Big Mind, Peace, Lay Practice, Buddha Mind, Subject-...
Apr 29 1995


Hate, Suzuki Roshi, Repentance, Constancy, Sangha, Practice Period, Tassajara, Karma...
Feb 22 1995

April 7th, 1994, Serial No. 00230

Perfect Wisdom, Six Realms, Evil, Nirvana, Constancy, Right Effort, Lotus Sutra,...
Apr 07 1994

June 19th, 1993, Serial No. 00669, Side A

Berkeley Zen Center, Constancy, confusion, Practice Period, Chanting, Passions,...
Jun 19 1993

June 19th, 1993, Serial No. 01515, Side A

Constancy, confusion, Chanting, Building, Emotions
Jun 19 1993

The Four Modes or Categories of Master Rinzai

Serial: BZ-00649B

Saturday Lecture

Rinzai, Mindfulness, Discrimination, Daily Life, Constancy, Aspects of Practice, Ego...
Mar 07 1993
Berkeley Zen Center

Zen and Excitement

Serial: BZ-00968B

Saturday Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Daily Life, Building, Constancy, Tassajara, Priest, Attachment,...
Jul 06 1991
Berkeley Zen Center

Sun Faced Buddha/Moon Faced Buddha

Serial: BZ-00505A

Saturday Lecture

Buddha, Koan, Subject-and-Object, Buddha Nature, Constancy, First Principle, Observe...
May 19 1990
Berkeley Zen Center

April 14th, 1990, Serial No. 00509, Side B

Lotus Sutra, Patience, Constancy, Transmission, Monastic Practice, Dharma...
Apr 14 1990

Third Paramita: Kshanti (Composure)

Serial: BZ-00391A

Saturday Lecture

Kshanti, Composure, Happiness, Monastic Practice, Demons, training, Patience,...
Nov 1984
Part 1 of 2
Berkeley Zen Center

Organic Gardening and Composting

Serial: BZ-00005B

Interdependency and Impermanence, Saturday Lecture

Interdependence, Impermanence, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Don't Know Mind,...
Apr 02 1983
Berkeley Zen Center

February 1972 talk, Serial No. 00189

Conversation, Soto Zen, Religion, Constancy, Building, Funeral, Fox, soto, Chanting,...
Apr 1972

September 23rd, 1971, Serial No. 00275

Birth-and-Death, Posture, Constancy, Hate, Precepts, Breath, Happiness, Meditation,...
Sep 23 1971

September 22nd, 1971, Serial No. 00274

Constancy, Birth-and-Death, Delusion, lecture, Emotions, Ceremony, Evil, American...
Sep 22 1971

August 12th, 1971, Serial No. 00051

Constancy, American, Lotus Sutra, Addiction, training, lecture, Suffering
Aug 12 1971

August 9th, 1971, Serial No. 00049

Posture, Concentration, Attachment, Constancy, Birth-and-Death, Hate
Aug 09 1971

July 31st, 1971, Serial No. 00263

Consciousness, Evil, Ego, Interdependence, Constancy, Continuous, Instruction,...
Jul 31 1971

Blue Cliff Records 61 - Fuketsu's One Particle Of Dust

Blue Cliff Record, Breath, Constancy, Freedom, Faith, Diversity, Greed, Religion,...
Jul 26 1971