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Fukanzazengi, Part 2

Dragons, Non-thinking, Rinzai, soto, Shikantaza
May 15 2021

Mountain Seat Ceremony Rehersal

Serial: BZ-02815

Rehersal for Hozan Alan Senauke's Mountain Seat Ceremony. 

Dragons, Bodhidharma, Bell, Silence, Bowing
Jan 23 2021
Berkeley Zen Center

Remembering Sojun

Serial: BZ-02811

Part of a series of online gatherings where at each meeting three long time students of Sojun Roshi share their memories of him. 

Berkeley Zen Center, Dokusan, Tassajara, Dragons, Heart Sutra
Jan 15 2021
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Living On A Mountain

Dragons, Zoom, Bodhidharma, Lay Practice, Dharma Transmission, Ordination, Priest,...
Oct 24 2020


Doubt, Right Effort, Commitment, Precepts, Birth-and-Death, Ego, Subject-and-Object,...
Aug 29 2020

Public Dokusan 6

Six Realms, Teacher-and-Student, Nirvana, Politics, Zoom, Doubt, War, Sangha, Dragons...
Aug 14 2020

Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Discrimination, Bowing, Japan, Bell, Attachment, Priest, Dragons, Doubt, Bodhidharma...
Mar 07 2020
No Abode Hermitage

Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Non-Self And Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Self

Addiction, Discrimination, Anger, Practice Period, Dragons, Impermanence, Enthusiasm...
Feb 01 2020
No Abode Hermitage

The Buddha's Practice Of Arranging Shoes

Non-attachment, Attachment, confusion, Nirvana, Subject-and-Object, Dragons,...
Dec 14 2019
No Abode Hermitage

The Meaning of Shakymuni Buddha's Enlightenment, Part 1: Hsin Hsin Ming

Passions, confusion, Hate, Sanctuary, Diversity, Composure, Dragons, Non-duality,...
Dec 02 2019

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

Something To Die For: That's What Makes People Believe In Something

Peace, War, Ego, Observe, Practice Period, Karma, Dragons, Hindrances, Passions,...
May 19 2018


Fukanzazengi, Dragons, Berkeley Zen Center, Instruction, zen meditation, Posture,...
Jan 28 2018

Not Always So

Composure, resistance, Soto Zen, Gratitude, Posture, training, Echo, Dragons,...
Oct 21 2017


Mindfulness, Monkey Mind, Current Events, Dragons, Enemies, Culture, Enthusiasm,...
Aug 19 2017

The Point of Zazen

Gaining Mind, Dragons, Demons, Beginners, Peace, Mindfulness, Rinzai, Samadhi,...
Aug 05 2017

Music of the Spheres

Silence, Ordinary Mind, Lotus Sutra, Dragons, Birth-and-Death, Echo, Composure,...
Jan 14 2017

Intuition and the Cosmic Order

Serial: BZ-02520

 Rohatsu Day 7


Dragons, Buddha Nature, Interdependence, Intuition, Heart Sutra, Continuous,...
Dec 10 2016

Seijiki: Calling Hungry Heart

Peace, Offering, Dragons, Interview, Observe, Passions, Describe, American, Priest...
Oct 29 2016

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind: Study Yourself

Serial: BZ-02507


Aspects of Practice, Teacher-and-Student, Bowing, Practice Period, Rinzai, Dragons,...
Oct 23 2016

Master Ma is Unwell

Serial: BZ-02505

Koan Class 2

Attachment, Birth-and-Death, Dragons, Duality, Absolute-and-Relative, Beginners,...
Oct 17 2016

Happy Birthday

Karma, Dragons, Hate
Sep 17 2016

August 2016 talk, Serial No. 00181

Enemies, Dragons, War
Aug 2016
Mt. Saviour Monastery

Yunmen's Body Exposed in The Golden Wind

Serial: BZ-02467

Class Blue Cliff Record Case 27


BCR-27, Dragons, Buddha Ancestors, Birth-and-Death, Bodhidharma, New Year, Sixth...
Mar 21 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

What Makes Zen Center Run - Q&A

Absolute-and-Relative, Practice Period, Dragons, Bell, Building, Monastic Practice,...
Aug 22 2015


Manjushri, Subject-and-Object, Impermanence, Offering, Dragons, difficulty, Vows,...
Aug 20 2015


Heart Sutra, Don't Know Mind, confusion, Buddha Nature, Bell, Duality, Patience...
Aug 18 2015

Sesshin Practice

Instruction, Lay Ordination, Bodhisattva Vow, Posture, training, Daily Life, Offering...
Jan 25 2015

Rohatsu Day 7

Observe, Ego, Demons, Teacher-and-Student, Birth-and-Death, Diversity, Dragons,...
Dec 06 2014

Teaching for the Tenzo

Evil, Hindrances, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Dragons, Continuous, Instruction...
Jun 22 2014

Clean the Temple and Listen to the Cries of the World

Work, confusion, Monkey Mind, Letting Go, Suzuki Roshi, Dragons
Jun 07 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Joshu - The Real Way Is Not Difficult

Serial: BZ-02373

Shuso talk

Practice Period, Dragons, Attachment, Family Practice, Absolute-and-Relative, Don...
Jun 07 2014

The Stone Bridge of Joshu

Blue Cliff Record, Ordinary Mind, Practice Period, stubbornness, Tassajara,...
May 31 2014

Speakable and Unspeakable Names of Our Zen Family Ancestors

Perfect Wisdom, good friendship, This good friendship is the whole of the holy life, Shitou, Matzu, Yaoshan, Da-Wu, Lung-tan, Deshan, Guishan, Xiangyan SFZC lineage, Mind of No Abode


Kalyana Mitra, Shitou, Mazu, Prajna Paramita, Perfect Wisdom, resistance, Lineage,...
Mar 01 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Essence of Mind: Daowu Teaches the Essential Gate to Truth

Sesshin Dharma Talk

Dragons, Mindfulness, Perfect Wisdom, Doubt, Faith
Jan 22 2014
Green Gulch Farm

Brain Washing 1,7,3,5

Serial: BZ-02339


Dogen, Tenzo Kyokun, Anger, Birth-and-Death, Emotions, Daily Life, Hate, Dragons,...
Dec 03 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Master Judi's One Finger Zen

true dharma, Perfect Wisdom, Posture, Dragons
Nov 17 2013
Green Gulch Farm

Zazen - A Wider Perspective

Lotus Sutra, Dragons, Intimacy, confusion, Lineage, Mahayana, Culture, American,...
Aug 10 2013

Zen and Psychotherapy

Monastic Practice, Buddha Nature, Samadhi, Mindfulness, War, Priest, Dragons, Aspects...
Aug 03 2013

Lay Ordination

Serial: BZ-02312

History of American Lay Ordination, Saturday Lecture

Jukai, Lay Ordination, Lay, Priest, Lay Practice, Precepts, Ordination, Lineage,...
Jun 15 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Joshu's Wash Your Bowl

Book of Serenity, Sixth Patriarch, Subject-and-Object, Practice Period, Dragons,...
May 18 2013

I've long heard there is no Zen in India

Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Humility, Blue Cliff Record
May 17 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 AM

Perfect Wisdom, Dragons, Transmission, Chanting, Heart Sutra
Apr 13 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
Apr 13 2013
No Abode Hermitage

Raihai Tokuzui

Fox, Bodhidharma, Lotus Sutra, Bowing, Lineage, Culture, Dragons, Transmission, Vows...
Sep 01 2012


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


Greed, Subject-and-Object, Posture, Dragons, difficulty, Addiction, Commitment,...
Jul 31 2012


Ego, Gratitude, Dragons, Vows, Passions
Jul 31 2012

Genjo Koan - Section 10B-Part-3

Serial: BZ-02250

Transformation at the Base, Sesshin Day 5]

Live life one moment at a time


Suffering, Birth-and-Death, Intuition, Emotions, Dragons, Passions, Religion...
Jun 24 2012
Berkeley Zen Center