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The Whole Earth Is Medicine

Manjushri, Blue Cliff Record, Heart Sutra, Hindrances, Perfect Wisdom, Describe,...
Oct 17 2020

Public Dokusan 5

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

The Practice of Patience

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

The World-Honored One Ascends the Seat

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

Don't Be Stingy

Precepts, Lay, Separation, Lay Practice, Dharma Transmission, Don't Know Mind,...
Apr 20 2019

Zazen Posture and the Problem of Touch

Posture, Big Mind, conversation, Instruction, Silence, Manjushri, Passions, Culture...
Sep 08 2018

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-02552

Sesshin Day 1


Perfect Wisdom, Heart Sutra, Samadhi, Duality, Avalokiteshvara, Non-duality,...
Jun 07 2017

Talk Rohatsu Day 3

training, Composure, Four Noble Truths, Duality, Emotions, Vows, Priest, Ego,...
Dec 06 2016

Karma Bodhisattva Ceremony

Karma, Repentance, Vows, Evil, Bodhisattva Vow, Manjushri, Four Noble Truths, true...
Aug 20 2016

Mary speaks to Dean about silence

Silence, Bell, Book of Serenity, Manjushri, Four Foundations, Equanimity, Patience,...
Apr 16 2016

Medicine and Science Mutual Cure

Serial: BZ-02454

 Blue Cliff Record Case 87


BCR-87, Anger, Duality, Manjushri, Peace, Forgiveness, War, Blue Cliff Record,...
Jan 16 2016


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


Duality, Offering, Non-duality, Silence, Manjushri, Lay, Monastic Practice, Family...
Aug 17 2015

The Good Friendship of Shitou, Matsu and Yaoshan

Shitou, Mazu, Yaoshan, Koan, Teacher-and-Student, Perfect Wisdom, Manjushri, Faith,...
Feb 01 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Liberation from Passion

Lotus Sutra, Boddhisattva, Passions, Desire, Lotus Sutra, Manjushri, Emotions,...
Dec 14 2013
No Abode Hermitage

Joshu's 4 Gates and Joshu's Bridge

Serial: BZ-02337


Joshu, BCR-9, BCR-52, Ego, Manjushri, Lotus Sutra, Hindrances, Fundraising, Culture,...
Dec 01 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

The State of the World According to Sojun

Serial: BZ-02285

Saturday Lecture

Religion, New Year, Greed, Four Noble Truths, Evil, War, Peace, Enemies, Manjushri,...
Jan 05 2013
Berkeley Zen Center


Dharma Transmission, Breath, Bodhidharma, Passions, Manjushri, Happiness, difficulty...
Jul 29 2012

Entry into the nature of the knowable 

Birth-and-Death, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Mahayana, Faith, Manjushri, Gratitude...
Oct 01 2011
No Abode Hermitage


Serial: BZ-02176

Bodhisattva Ceremony, Saturday Lecture

Karma, Precepts, Karma, Anger, Vows, Four Noble Truths, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
May 14 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

The Basic Practice of Stillness and Silence 

Silence, Impermanence, Attachment, Manjushri, lecture, Bodhidharma, American, Evil,...
Feb 12 2011
No Abode Hermitage

Class 1 - Yunyan Sweeps the Ground

Book of Serenity, Absolute-and-Relative, Discrimination, Manjushri, Intuition, Five...
Jan 27 2011

Komyo - Master Hongzhi

Serial: BZ-02147

Light, Rohatsu Day 5

Koun Ejô, Sandokai, Transmission of Light, Komyozo Zammai, Discrimination, Silent...
Dec 09 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

The Definitive Instructions on the Deeds of the Enlightened, Part I 

Tenshin Reb Anderson
Samdhinirmonchana Sutra (Part XIII),
Chapter Ten, Morning Dharma Talk
No Abode Saturday October 15, 2010, A.M.

Manjushri, Birth-and-Death, Perfect Wisdom, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Intimacy...
Oct 16 2010
No Abode Hermitage

The Definitive Instructions on the Deeds of the Enlightened, Part I 

Tenshin Reb Anderson
Samdhinirmonchana Sutra (Part XIV),
Chapter Ten, Afternoon Dharma Talk
No Abode Saturday October 15, 2010, P.M.

Birth-and-Death, Nirvana, Manjushri, Book of Serenity, Bodhisattva Vow, Sanctuary,...
Oct 16 2010
No Abode Hermitage

I Love Zazen and Zazen Loves Me

Mindfulness, Anger, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Manjushri, Karma, Ego, Concentration,...
Sep 25 2010

For a Sentient Being to be a Sentient Being is just not to Move 

Silence, Impermanence, Mindfulness, Manjushri, American, Breath, Karmic Consciousness...
Nov 14 2009
No Abode Hermitage


Precepts, Practice Period, Manjushri, Subject-and-Object, Instruction, Vinaya, Don...
Jul 04 2009

Class 5 Absorption In The Treasury Of Light

Subject-and-Object, Cultivation, Transmission, Manjushri, Lotus Sutra, Religion,...
Jun 11 2009

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, Birth-and-Death, Faith, Suzuki Roshi, Emotions, Manjushri, Interdependence...
Apr 16 2009
The Yoga Room

Revealing the Intention of the Buddha

Samdhinirmochana Mahayana Sutra Chapter 1

Samdhinirmochana Sutra
Chapter One, Part Two
No Abode 3/21/09 PM

Yogachara, Subject-and-Object, Non-duality, Separation, Lineage, Intimacy, Lotus...
Mar 21 2009
No Abode Hermitage

Six Paramitas

Serial: BZ-02021

Dealing with Suffering, Sesshin

Paramitas, Attachment, Patience, Non-attachment, Precepts, Big Mind, Renunciation,...
Mar 21 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra: Non attachment within attachment: Serial No. 01081

Serial: BZ-01081

Rohatsu, Day 5, side B

Attachment, Samadhi, Composure, Discrimination, Offering, Non-attachment, Platform...
Dec 11 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra: Non Attachment within Attachment: Serial No. 01451

Serial: BZ-01451

Rohatsu, Day 5, side A

Attachment, Discrimination, Samadhi, Composure, Manjushri, Offering, Non-attachment,...
Dec 11 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra of 6th Ancestor Hui Neng

Serial: BZ-02008

Non-attachment Within Attachment, Rohatsu Day 5

Hui Neng, Attachment, Discrimination, Non-attachment, Composure, Offering, Platform...
Dec 11 2008
Berkeley Zen Center


Meditation, Posture, Bell, Lay, Instruction, confusion, Attachment, Passions,...
Oct 05 2008

Bodhisattva Action is to Remain Unmoved 

Lotus Sutra, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Manjushri, Perfect Wisdom, Bodhisattva...
Jun 14 2008
No Abode Hermitage

May 24th, 2008, Serial No. 01135

Practice Period, Manjushri, Attachment, Blue Cliff Record, Separation, Instruction,...
May 24 2008

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Heart Sutra, Manjushri, Book of Serenity, Birth-and-Death...
Apr 24 2008
The Yoga Room

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Intimacy, Separation, Desire, Bell, Bodhisattva Precepts, Letting Go, Manjushri,...
Apr 10 2008
The Yoga Room

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Lotus Sutra, Discrimination, Bell, Observe, Evil, Intimacy, Mahayana, difficulty,...
Apr 03 2008
The Yoga Room

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Religion, Branching Streams, Separation, Ordination,...
Mar 13 2008
The Yoga Room

Embodying the Lotus Sutra 

Lotus Sutra, true dharma, zen meditation, Perfect Wisdom, Bodhisattva Vow, Heart...
Mar 06 2008
The Yoga Room

Illumination of Zazen

Serial: BZ-01099

Absorption in the Treasury of Light, Rohatsu Day 1

Zazen, BCR-, Silent Illumination, Light-and-Darkness, Samadhi, Manjushri, Intuition,...
Dec 02 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Three Bodies of Buddha

Serial: BZ-01098

Saturday Lecture

Trikaya, Buddha Mind, Buddha Nature, Dogen, Manjushri, Continuous, Dragons, Samadhi,...
Dec 01 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

November 10th, 2007, Serial No. 01095

Manjushri, Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, Buddha Nature, Doubt, Subject-and-Object,...
Nov 10 2007

Blue Cliff Record: Case #76

Serial: BZ-01440

Tanka's "Have You Eaten Yet?", Sesshin Day 1

Tanka, BCR-76, Birth-and-Death, Light-and-Darkness, Lay Practice, Karma, Teacher-and-...
Jun 20 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

May 26th, 2007, Serial No. 01437, Side D

Heart Sutra, Practice Period, Posture, Don't Know Mind, Bowing, Birth-and-Death...
May 26 2007

May 24th, 2007, Serial No. 01054, Side A

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Buddha Nature, Cultivation, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Ordinary...
May 24 2007