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Public Dokusan 13

Birth-and-Death, Discrimination, Big Mind, Buddha Nature, Harmonizing, Vows, Samadhi...
Nov 20 2020

Public Dokusan 4

Composure, Offering, Emotions, Bell, Daily Life, conversation, Building, Zoom,...
Jul 17 2020

The Koan Of Everyday Life

Emotions, Continuous, Separation, Composure, Aspects of Practice, Ego, Hindrances,...
May 09 2020

Living With The Epidemic

Transmission, training, Harmonizing, Bowing, Silence, Concentration, Bell, Separation...
Mar 07 2020

Paramita of Concentration

Silent Illumination, Concentration, Intimacy, Aspects of Practice, Impermanence, Book...
Oct 12 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

Zen Training

training, Practice Position, Posture, Instruction, Gaining Mind, New Year, Bell, Evil...
Jan 05 2019

Save the World Save Yourself

Serial: BZ-02586

Day 5


Impermanence, Berkeley Zen Center, Harmonizing, Composure, Rinzai, Priest, Mandala,...
Dec 07 2017

Beyond Calmness of Mind

First Principle, Harmonizing, Aspects of Practice, Birth-and-Death, Building,...
Oct 07 2017

Mindfulness and How We Get Along

Mindfulness, Four Foundations, Culture, Peace, Gratitude, Vimalakirti, Enemies,...
Aug 12 2017

Problems With Zazen

Serial: BZ-02515

Rohatsu Day 2


Instruction, Posture, Nirvana, Practice Period, Harmonizing, Oneness, conversation,...
Dec 05 2016

Effort: The Book of Serenity and Not Forcing Things

Book of Serenity, Right Effort, American, Gaining Mind, Duality, Posture, Harmonizing...
Jul 09 2016

Rohatsu Day 5

resistance, Ego, Four Foundations, Posture, Observe, Anger, Harmonizing, Describe,...
Dec 04 2014

Going and Stopping

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

Joshu's Newborn Baby

Discrimination, Buddha Nature, Ego, Don't Know Mind, Subject-and-Object, Teacher...
Aug 23 2014

Teaching for the Tenzo

Monastic Practice, Big Mind, resistance, Harmonizing, Soto Zen, training, Priest, Ego...
Jun 18 2014

Zazen Instruction

Serial: BZ-02338


Zazen, Posture, Pure Existence, Discrimination, Five Ranks, Religion, Emotions,...
Dec 02 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Wu Wei - Effortless Effort

Right Effort, Discrimination, Gaining Mind, Non-discrimination, Harmonizing, Daily...
Sep 08 2012

Sesshin Practice

Monkey Mind, Concentration, Big Mind, Buddha Nature, Aspects of Practice, Describe,...
Dec 04 2011

Sesshin Mind - What Is It

Serial: BZ-02187

  Shuso talk Sesshin Day 3

Ordinary Mind, Big Mind, Monkey Mind, Practice Period, confusion, Posture, Emotions,...
Jun 17 2011

You Can't Make a Date with Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02149

Not Always So, Rohatsu Day 7

Sangha, Duality, Intuition, Composure, Buddha Nature, Humility, Continuous, Daily...
Dec 11 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

Hokyo Zammai II

Serial: BZ-02055

Song of the Precious Mirror Samadhi, Sesshin Day 1

Five Ranks, Tozan, Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Precious Mirror, Book of Serenity,...
Sep 06 2009
Part 2 of
Berkeley Zen Center

August 23rd, 2008, Serial No. 01152

Teacher-and-Student, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Commitment, War, Harmonizing,...
Aug 23 2008

Entering and Embodying Truth 

Suzuki Roshi, Harmonizing, Attachment, Faith, Evil, Letting Go, Interview, Enthusiasm...
Aug 05 2008
The Yoga Room

July 5th, 2008, Serial No. 01146

American, Building, Interdependence, War, Priest, Harmonizing, Forgiveness, Diversity...
Jul 05 2008

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...

Bodhisattva Vow, Patience, Desire, zen meditation, Teacher-and-Student, Confession-...
Jul 24 2007
The Yoga Room

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

Prajna Paramita

The "Perfection of Wisdom" is the bodhisattva's understanding of emptiness, which is available to those who are settled in the conventional world.

Discrimination, Lotus Sutra, Observe, practicing generosity, Breath, Buddha Nature,...
Jul 14 2007
No Abode Hermitage

Commentary on talk by Suzuki-rôshi on Concentration

Serial: BZ-01403

Rohatsu Day 3

Concentration, Suzuki Roshi, Concentration, Posture, Big Mind, resistance, Eight...
Nov 29 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

Precepts - Minor Precepts as Attitude

Serial: BZ-01398

Our own Vinaya that will help our Practice, Monday Morning

Precepts, Vinaya, Precepts, Humility, Bodhisattva Precepts, Emotions, Vinaya,...
Nov 13 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

November 2nd, 2006, Serial No. 01048

Precepts, Offering, Mindfulness, Bodhisattva Precepts, Buddha Ancestors, Anger,...
Nov 02 2006

October 28th, 2006, Serial No. 01046

Bell, Heart Sutra, Chanting, Echo, Harmonizing, Don't Know Mind, training,...
Oct 28 2006


Serial: BZ-01185

Sesshin Day 1

Intuition, Body-and-Mind, Intuition, Posture, Instruction, Beginners, Commitment,...
Sep 03 2005
Berkeley Zen Center

February 20th, 2005, Serial No. 01309

Offering, Silence, Lay Ordination, Practice Period, Harmonizing, Soto Zen, Peace,...
Feb 20 2005

June 10th, 2004, Serial No. 01026, Side A

Four Noble Truths, Harmonizing, Intuition, Four Foundations, Complete Perfect...
Jun 10 2004

April 10th, 2003, Serial No. 00298

Mahayana, Transmission, Silence, Buddha Mind, Culture, Heart Sutra, Lineage, Posture...
Apr 10 2003

Tenzo Kyokun

Serial: BZ-00147B

Saturday Lecture

Tenzo Kyokun, Buddha Nature, Monkey Mind, Practice Period, Vinaya, Practice Position...
May 18 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

Harmonizing Breath, Body, Mind and Feeling

Serial: BZ-00142A

Sesshin Day 3

Posture, Zazen, Ordinary Mind, Composure, Harmonizing, Attachment, Soto Zen, Nirvana...
Mar 17 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

Harmonizing Breath, Body, Mind and Feelings

Serial: BZ-00141A

Sesshin Day 1

Birth-and-Death, Posture, Concentration, Daily Life, Buddha Nature, Emotions,...
Mar 15 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

September 30th, 2001, Serial No. 00092, Side B

Bodhisattva Vow, Aspects of Practice, Vows, Blue Cliff Record, Practice Period,...
Sep 30 2001

Invite Difficulty In

Serial: BZ-00106B

Sesshin Day 5

Dogen, Japan, Manjushri, Intuition, Harmonizing, Daily Life, Building, Non-duality,...
Jun 24 2001
Berkeley Zen Center

Doubts and Practice

Serial: BZ-00105

Sesshin Day 3

Doubt, Practice, Doubt, Don't Know Mind, Commitment, Separation, Demons, Peace,...
Jun 22 2001
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-00101A

Saturday Lecture

Breath, Maylie Scott, Daily Life, Liberation, Harmonizing, Practice Period, Don'...
May 19 2001
Berkeley Zen Center

ial No. 00482

Bell, Tassajara, Doubt, Harmonizing, Ego

Recommendations for Fall Practice Period

Serial: BZ-00120A

Saturday Lecture

Practice Period, Practice Period, Birth-and-Death, Ego, Intimacy, Commitment,...
Sep 30 2000
Berkeley Zen Center

June 24th, 2000, Serial No. 00160, Side B

Posture, Evil, Blue Cliff Record, Priest-and-Lay, Instruction, Building, Lay,...
Jun 24 2000

Five Spiritual Controlling Factors of the Mind

Serial: BZ-00056A

Sesshin Day 3

Concentration, Mindfulness, Buddha Nature, Posture, Religion, Attachment, Bodhisattva...
Jun 16 2000
Berkeley Zen Center