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Way-Seeking Mind Talk

Lineage, Zoom, Conversation, Lay, Precepts, Rinzai, Interview, soto, Describe...
Jan 25 2021

Sangha Meeting

Heart Sutra, Gratitude, Conversation, Practice Position, Funeral, Echo, Priest,...
Jan 09 2021

Birth and Death, Part 2

Birth-and-Death, Building, Heart Sutra, Mindfulness, Ego, Zoom, Funeral, Interview,...
Dec 20 2020


Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, Four Foundations, Lay, Bodhisattva Vow, Greed,...
Oct 03 2020

Thinking and Non-Thinking

Right Speech, training, Four Noble Truths, Interview, Instruction, American,...
Aug 22 2020

Public Dokusan 5

Don't Know Mind, Four Noble Truths, Anger, Duality, Interview, Building, Non-...
Jul 31 2020

The Fire of Zen

Monastic Practice, Global Warming, Nirvana, War, Politics, Interview, Liberation,...
Jan 25 2020

Your North Star Precept

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Hate, Renewal, training, Composure, Interview,...
Dec 14 2019

Chapter Three, Shoveling Dung

Birth-and-Death, Confession-and-Repentance, Breath, resistance, Repentance, Lotus...
Sep 14 2019
No Abode Hermitage

Our Original Home

Human consciousness limits reality so that it can grasp "things".

Torei Zenji, Consciousness, Ego, Emotions, Evil, Japan, Discrimination, Interview,...
Jul 13 2019
No Abode Hermitage

The World-Honored One Ascends the Seat

Darkness and Light, Precious Mirror, Book of Serenity, Manjushri, Branching Streams,...
May 18 2019
No Abode Hermitage

Cypress Tree in the Garden

Bodhidharma, Priest, Greed, Conversation, Buddha Nature, Interview, Oneness, Observe...
Mar 02 2019

Drifting Thoughts, Stepping Back - Temporal and Eternal Mind

Big Mind, Ego, Karma, Gratitude, Discrimination, Samadhi, Renewal, Rinzai, Interview...
Jan 19 2019

I See You

Serial: BZ-02641

Women's Sesshin


Conversation, War, Gratitude, Interview, Discrimination, Building, Priest
Oct 21 2018

Way-Seeking Mind Talk

Soto Zen, Death-and-Dying, Describe, soto, Vows, Priest, Interview, Lineage, Mahayana...
Feb 11 2018


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

Hyakujo Sits on the Sublime Peak

Serial: BZ-02591



BCR-26, Separation, Monastic Practice, Lineage, Bodhidharma, Interview, Bowing,...
Jan 13 2018

Joshu's Four Gates

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


Big Mind, Building, Heart Sutra, Echo, Beginners, Interview, Separation, Posture,...
Nov 25 2017

The Self in Times of Turmoil

Conversation, Hate, Observe, Evil, Culture, Sanctuary, Instruction, Emotions,...
Aug 26 2017

Shuso Way-Seeking Mind Talk

Interview, training, Describe, Separation, Hindrances, Doubt, War
May 01 2017

Dogen's Uji: Time Being Part 1

Doubt, Posture, Buddha Nature, training, Demons, Commitment, Interview, Impermanence...
Feb 11 2017

Seijiki: Calling Hungry Heart

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

Breaking the Mirror

Bodhisattva Precepts, Precious Mirror, Interview, Samadhi, Transmission
Apr 09 2016
No Abode Hermitage


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

How Change Happens

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

A Big Headache

American, Culture, Religion, Soto Zen, Passions, Practice Period, Intuition,...
Jun 20 2015

Aspects of Consciousness

Serial: BZ-02415

PP Class 3


Anger, Emotions, Intuition, Subject-and-Object, Attachment, Interview, Gaining Mind,...
May 21 2015

The Joy of Defying Gravity

Nirvana, Instruction, Four Noble Truths, Impermanence, Dharma Transmission, training...
Feb 21 2015

From Where Does an Appropriate Response Emerge?

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

Songs and Practice

Branching Streams, Interdependence, Platform Sutra, Interview, Impermanence, Daily...
Jun 28 2014

Teaching for the Tenzo

Separation, Family Practice, Ego, Five Ranks, Daily Life, Duality, Patience,...
Jun 21 2014

Teaching for the Tenzo

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

Zazen Refresher

Posture, Emotions, Passions, Practice Period, Instruction, Interview, Happiness, Evil...
Jun 06 2014

Heart Sutra Class

Daily Life, Heart Sutra, Duality, Concentration, Nirvana, Samsara, Ego, Interview,...
May 15 2014

Speakable and Unspeakable Names of Our Zen Family Ancestors

good friendship, Responsibilities of student and responsibilities of teacher, Torei Zenji's Bodhisattva Vow, Face-to-Face Transmission, Shui-feng and Yangtan. Sep-po


Torei Zenji, Kalyana Mitra, Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Teacher-and-Student,...
Mar 01 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Dogen's Uji: Being Time

Big Mind, Doubt, Discrimination, Darkness and Light, Demons, Continuous, Buddha...
Feb 23 2014

The Five Aspects of Effort

Culture, Beginners, Aspects of Practice, Greed, Emotions, Ego, Interview,...
Mar 09 2013

My Three Weeks in Europe

Serial: BZ-02265

Zen in Europe, Saturday Lecture

Kobun Chino, Vanya Palmers, Culture, Building, Religion, Priest, Tassajara, American...
Sep 15 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Raihai Tokuzui

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


Subject-and-Object, training, Dharma Transmission, Birth-and-Death, Oneness,...
Jul 30 2012

Dogen Zenji's Fukanzazengi

Subject-and-Object, Dharma Transmission, Non-duality, Duality, Instruction, Religion...
Mar 10 2012

The Bodhisattva's Perfection of Being Ordinary 

Birth-and-Death, Aspects of Practice, true dharma, Interview, Commitment, Enthusiasm...
Nov 12 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Seijiki and Halloween

Serial: BZ-02211

Feeding the Hungry Ghosts, Saturday Lecture

Hungry Ghosts, Seijiki, Demons, Current Events, Evil, Culture, Religion, Practice...
Oct 29 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

Moment By Moment

Serial: BZ-02198

The Most Important Thing, One-Day Sitting

Suzuki Roshi, Bodhisattva, Balance, Posture, Perfect Wisdom, Daily Life, Don't...
Aug 14 2011
Berkeley Zen Center


Mindfulness, Zazen Mind, Four Foundations, Instruction, Concentration, Rinzai,...
Jul 23 2011

Embracing the Mahayana: Do You Want to be an Artist? 

Lotus Sutra, Interview, Karmic Consciousness, Heart Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Birth-and-...
Jul 16 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Dharma Transmission

Serial: BZ-02188

Teacher/Disciple Relationship, Sesshin Day 4

Lineage, Transmission, Dogen, Transmission, Branching Streams, Buddha Ancestors,...
Jun 18 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

The Dharma and Non-violent Action in Burma

Berkeley Zen Center, training, Anger, Interview, War, Peace, Emotions, Evil, Non-...
Apr 23 2011

Japan Catastrophe

Serial: BZ-02165

Earthquake, Tsunami, Nuclear Fallout, One-Day Sitting

Karma, Japan, Current Events, Karma, Repentance, Vows, Renewal, Composure, Interview...
Mar 19 2011
Berkeley Zen Center