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Vows, Rinzai, Culture, Global Warming, Doubt, Big Mind, Heart Sutra, Happiness,...
Aug 14 2021

The Mind Of A Sentient Being Is Difficult To Change

Lotus Sutra, Oneness, Buddha Nature, true dharma, Four Foundations, Mahayana,...
Jul 24 2021

The Four Establishments Of Mindfulness

Mindfulness, Impermanence, Instruction, uchiyama, Concentration, Four Noble Truths,...
Jun 18 2021

The Five Skandhas

Skandas, Heart Sutra, Practice Period, Four Noble Truths, Dependent Origination,...
Jun 05 2021

Problems, Prospects

Impermanence, Greed, Dharma Transmission, Gratitude, Nirvana, conversation,...
Oct 10 2020

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

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

Addiction, Nirvana Sutra, Impermanence, Religion, Nirvana, Letting Go, practicing...
Feb 01 2020
No Abode Hermitage


Priest, Transmission, Big Mind, Dharma Transmission, Karma, Hindrances, Lineage, Lay...
Dec 08 2019

The Non-Duality of Silence and Language

Silence, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Non-duality, Balance, Duality, Observe, Heart...
Nov 23 2019
No Abode Hermitage

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Samsara, Nirvana, Mindfulness, Posture, Interdependence, Mahayana, Passions,...
Nov 23 2019

October 10th, 2019, Serial No. 02705

Precepts, Bodhisattva Vow, Soto Zen, Mahayana, Vows, Intuition, Vinaya, Buddha Nature...
Oct 10 2019

Cultivating the Mind and Practice of the Six Paramitas: Practicing Generosity From the Inside Out

Serial: BZ-02704


Mahayana, Confession-and-Repentance, training, Branching Streams, Bodhisattva Way,...
Oct 06 2019

Practice Like A Fool, Like An Idiot, Like A Fool On The Hill

Half-Smile, Culture, Silent Illumination, Echo, Samadhi, resistance, Mahayana,...
Apr 13 2019

Innermost Request

Heart Sutra, Instruction, Nirvana, Intimacy, Mahayana, Posture, training
Feb 02 2019

Three Turnings of the Wheel

Mahayana, Bodhisattva Vow, cognitive process, Vows, Gratitude, Four Foundations,...
Jan 26 2019

Arousing the Thought of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02650

Rohatsu Day 3


Instruction, Lotus Sutra, Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Don't Know Mind, Subject-and-...
Dec 04 2018

Calling Out Hungry Ghosts

Six Realms, Demons, Observe, Culture, Peace, Liberation, Mahayana
Oct 27 2018

Eight Awarenesses of Great Beings

Serial: BZ-02632

Study Sesshin Part 1


Mindfulness, Tassajara, Concentration, Precepts, true dharma, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Sep 01 2018

The Six Qualitative Factors That Keep Us Balanced and Centered

Serial: BZ-02617

Sesshin Day 1


Daily Life, Posture, Composure, Building, Heart Sutra, Hindrances, Mahayana, Karma,...
Jun 13 2018

The Therigata

Right Speech, Right Effort, Ordination, Humility, Mahayana, Discrimination,...
Mar 03 2018

Ambebkar and Buddhism

Building, training, Anger, Discrimination, Liberation, Precepts, Instruction,...
Feb 24 2018

Way-Seeking Mind Talk

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

Precepts Class 5

Serial: BZ-02550

PP Class

Precepts, Ego, Culture, Anger, Renunciation, Heart Sutra, Mahayana, Emotions, Lay...
Jun 01 2017

Precepts Class 3

Serial: BZ-02546

PP Class


Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Observe, Chanting, Nirvana, Mahayana, Lotus Sutra,...
May 18 2017

The One Vehicle Lives In Silence And Stillness

The desire for awakening for the welfare of all beings; social engagement and silence, both practices pervade all beings; practicing with the limitations of the body.

Mahayana, Compassion, Meditation,
May 06 2017
No Abode Hermitage

Precepts Class 1

Serial: BZ-02542

PP Class

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Mahayana, Nirvana, Evil, Bodhisattva Vow, Lotus Sutra...
May 04 2017

Practicing with Jizo Bodhisattva

Offering, Evil, Vows, Six Realms, Dharma Transmission, Priest, Karma, Mahayana, War,...
Oct 08 2016

Yogacara Teaching and Suzuki Roshi

Culture, American, Interdependence, Heart Sutra, Emotions, Dependent Origination,...
Jul 16 2016

State of the Union: How Buddhists Respond to the Burning World

Composure, Addiction, Big Mind, Greed, Bodhisattva Vow, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature,...
Jun 25 2016

Shakyamuni Buddha's Parinirvana

Nirvana, Four Foundations, Happiness, Right Effort, Precepts, Lay, Mahayana, Observe...
Feb 13 2016

The Glorious Death of the First Buddhist Nuns Mahapraj in Pali and Chinese

Nirvana, Offering, Lay, Funeral, Ordination, Vimalakirti, Mahayana, Culture, American...
Nov 28 2015

What Is Acceptance

Forgiveness, Two Truths, Dependent Origination, Anger, Heart Sutra, Darkness and...
Aug 08 2015


Gratitude, Giving-and-Taking, Offering, Commitment, Chanting, Patience, Posture,...
Aug 01 2015

Radical Acceptance

Four Noble Truths, conversation, Karma, Mahayana, Lay, Anger, Attachment
Feb 28 2015

The Good Friendship of Shitou, Matsu and Yaoshan

Japan, Suzuki Roshi, Silence, Triple Treasure, Funeral, Mahayana, japanese, Faith...
Feb 01 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Lotus Sutra and Bodhisattva Practice

Lotus Sutra, Practice Period, Precepts, Buddha Nature, Liberation, Mahayana,...
Sep 21 2013

Zazen - A Wider Perspective

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


Serial: BZ-02313

Review of Zazen, Sesshin

Effort, Zazen, #sesshin, Nirvana, Mindfulness, Practice Period, resistance, Mahayana...
Jun 19 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Eight Awakenings

Nirvana, Mindfulness, Practice Period, resistance, Mahayana, Passions, Concentration...
Jun 08 2013

Samdhinirmocana Sutra

Posture, Oneness, Duality, Subject-and-Object, Mahayana, Non-violence, Heart Sutra,...
Apr 14 2013

Don't Slam the Door

Precepts, Buddha Ancestors, Gratitude, Teacher-and-Student, Bell, Vows, Attachment,...
Mar 02 2013

Yes and No

Light-and-Darkness, Precepts, Mindfulness, Don't Know Mind, Bodhisattva Ceremony...
Feb 23 2013

Ornament of the Sage's Mind 

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Bodhisattva Vow, Confession-and-Repentance, Mahayana...
Feb 02 2013
No Abode Hermitage

Mother and Father in Zen Practice

Birth-and-Death, Fox, Intuition, Impermanence, Attachment, Teacher-and-Student,...
Aug 11 2012

Kshanti Or Patience And Our Practice

Patience, conversation, Bodhisattva Vow, Enemies, Buddha's Birthday, Anger,...
Apr 21 2012

The Four Aspects of Practicing the Threefold Ethics of Bodhisattvas 

Bodhisattva Precepts, Breath, Enthusiasm, Mahayana, Commitment, confusion, Patience,...
Feb 04 2012
No Abode Hermitage

Householder Bodhisattvas, What is Your Aspiration for this New Year? 

New Year, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Perfect Wisdom, Priest, Patience, Lay,...
Jan 02 2012
No Abode Hermitage

Non-Attachment to Buddha Nature Is Buddha Nature

Priest-and-Lay, Monastic Practice, Buddha Nature, Priest, Lay, Transmission, Non-...
Nov 05 2011