Meditation Talks

Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

Meditation is practiced in numerous religious traditions. The earliest records of meditation (dhyana) are found in the Upanishads, and meditation plays a salient role in the contemplative repertoire of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. Since the 19th century, Asian meditative techniques have spread to other cultures where they have also found application in non-spiritual contexts, such as business and health.

Meditation may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and enhance peace, perception, self-concept, and well-being. Research is ongoing to better understand the effects of meditation on health (psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular) and other areas.

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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

Zazen Is World Transformation

Koans, using consciousness to go beyond consciousness; the path which can be spoken is not the true path.

Enlightenment, Consciousness, Meditation,
Apr 01 2017
No Abode Hermitage


Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind, Don't Know Mind, Happiness, Nirvana Sutra,...
Aug 19 2015


Subject-and-Object, Duality, Samadhi, New Year, Mindfulness, Meditation, Family...
Aug 19 2015


Precepts, Lay, Vinaya, Meditation, Samsara, Intention, lecture, Sangha, Anger,...
Aug 17 2015


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


Repentance, Commitment, Freedom, Vows, Heart Sutra, Precepts, resistance, Posture,...
Jul 29 2012


Sangha, Precepts, Repentance, Vows, Samsara, Heart Sutra, Meditation, Posture,...
Jul 29 2012


Interview, Posture, Meditation, Family Practice, Don't Know Mind, Buddha...
Aug 08 2010


Precepts, Meditation, training, Sangha, Monastic Practice, Vows, Mindfulness, Samadhi...
Aug 07 2010


Breath, Posture, Heart Sutra, Buddha Ancestors, Meditation, Vinaya, confusion,...
Oct 06 2008


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


true dharma, Zendo, Lineage, Freedom, Meditation
Jan 23 2008


training, Buddha Nature, Impermanence, Daily Life, soto, Repentance, Meditation, Vows...
Jan 20 2008


Fasting, zen, Culture, Impermanence, soto, Meditation, Vows, Compassion
Jan 19 2008


Oneness, Silent Illumination, Buddha Nature, Meditation, soto, Buddha Ancestors,...
Jan 18 2007


Lay, Offering, Monastic Practice, Funeral, Meditation, Continuous, Compassion,...
Jan 17 2007


Subject-and-Object, Echo, Non-discrimination, Intention, Daily Life, Lineage, Posture...
Jan 17 2007

Fukanzazengi Part II

Serial: BZ-01218

Zazen Anecdotes, Sesshin Day 3

Fukanzazengi, Sojun Mel Weitsman, Meditation, Posture, Don't Know Mind,...
Feb 20 2006
Berkeley Zen Center


Bodhidharma, Four Noble Truths, Attachment, Precepts, Sangha, resistance, Vinaya,...
Feb 02 2006


Precepts, Nirvana Sutra, Vows, Culture, Samsara, Lay, Forgiveness, confusion, Sangha...
Nov 03 2005


Buddha Nature, Samadhi, Daily Life, Meditation, Non-discrimination, Sixth Patriarch,...
May 07 2005


Meditation, Sixth Patriarch, Dharma Transmission, Religion, Instruction, Breath,...
Feb 20 2003


Continuous, training, Concentration, Liberation, Dependent Origination, Sangha,...
Feb 19 2003


Posture, Don't Know Mind, Lay, Breath, Bodhidharma, zen, Beginners, Samsara,...
Mar 13 2002


Teacher-and-Student, Buddha Ancestors, Meditation, Oneness, Fasting, Echo, Duality,...
Mar 12 2002


Daily Life, Anger, Meditation, Zendo, true dharma, Chanting, Emotions, Ego, Vows,...
Mar 10 2002


Posture, Daily Life, Don't Know Mind, Ego, Four Noble Truths, Silent...
May 19 2001


Posture, Silence, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Ancestors, Diversity, Patience,...
May 19 2001


Daily Life, Happiness, Sangha, Repentance, Meditation, Vows, lecture, Don't Know...
Apr 24 1997


Four Noble Truths, Daily Life, Greed, Anger, Precepts, Meditation, Ego, Beginners,...
Apr 22 1997

February 8th, 1987, Serial No. 00386

Buddha Nature, Intimacy, Anger, Meditation, Separation, Patience, Emotions,...
Feb 08 1987

December 8th, 1985, Serial No. 00165

Dragons, Transmission, Dharma Transmission, Consciousness, Patience, American,...
Dec 08 1985

December 8th, 1985, Serial No. 00166

Monastic Practice, Describe, Compassion, Meditation, Commitment, Dragons,...
Dec 08 1985


Daily Life, causation, Intimacy, Liberation, Don't Know Mind, Meditation,...
Sep 1982

Japanese Zen Practice in America

Meditation, Alan Watts, Buddha Nature, Obstacles, Posture, American, Priest,...
May 07 1982

March 8th, 1982, Serial No. 00147

Buddha Nature, Compassion, Suffering, Meditation, Evil, Funeral, Precepts, Silence,...
Mar 08 1982

February 4th, 1981, Serial No. 00397

Continuous, Impermanence, Compassion, Silence, realization, Building, Bell, Religion...
Feb 04 1981

December 21st, 1979, Serial No. 00144

Breath, Posture, Compassion, Discrimination, Meditation, causation, American,...
Dec 21 1979

December 14th, 1979, Serial No. 00141

Emotions, Subject-and-Object, confusion, Meditation, Oneness, Happiness,...
Dec 14 1979

September 2nd, 1975, Serial No. 00067

realization, Birth-and-Death, Oneness, Meditation, Nirvana, Happiness, Separation,...
Sep 02 1975

October 23rd, 1972, Serial No. 00346

Teacher-and-Student, Subject-and-Object, Discrimination, realization, confusion,...
Oct 23 1972

October 1972 talk, Serial No. 00337

Concentration, realization, Hate, Breath, lecture, Patience, Oneness, confusion,...
Oct 1972

March 1972 talk, Serial No. 00177

Mahayana, Four Noble Truths, Emotions, Consciousness, Nirvana, Community, Attachment...
Mar 1972

January 30th, 1972, Serial No. 00192

Fox, realization, Liberation, Beginners, Posture, Silence, training, Meditation, Hate...
Jan 30 1972

September 23rd, 1971, Serial No. 00275

Birth-and-Death, Posture, Constancy, Hate, Precepts, Breath, Happiness, Meditation,...
Sep 23 1971

July 1971 talk, Serial No. 00254

Monastic Practice, Mindfulness, Buddha Nature, Enthusiasm, Posture, Ego, training,...
Jul 1971