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Berkeley Zen Center, Offering, War, Bell, Dragons, Observe, training, Zoom, Gratitude...
Jan 23 2021

The Non-Duality of Silence and Language

Silence, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Non-duality, Balance, Duality, Observe, Heart...
Nov 23 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


Family Practice, Teacher-and-Student, Nirvana Sutra, Bodhidharma, Samsara, difficulty...
Aug 22 2015

Zen Meditation as the Bodhisattva Precepts

Compassion, Wisdom, Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Zazen, Sanctuary, Zendo, Observe...
Oct 11 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Fayen’s Good Friendship

Perfect Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom, Soto Zen, Daily Life, Bodhidharma, resistance, Heart...
Jun 07 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Case 17 Book of Serenity

Serial: BZ-02351


SER-17, Intuition, Continuous, Discrimination, Observe, Equanimity, Hate, Duality,...
Feb 21 2014
Berkeley Zen Center

Zazen Instruction

Serial: BZ-02338


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

The Dharma of Money

Serial: BZ-02329

History of BZC Finances, Saturday Lecture

Money, Building, Fundraising, Priest, Sangha, Patience, Chanting, Observe, training...
Sep 28 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

The Work of Going Beyond Buddha

Realization in the body
Going Beyond Buddha
Sept 2013 PM No Abode

Observe, Big Mind, Mill Valley, Describe, Passions, Zazen, Priest, Japan
Sep 21 2013
No Abode Hermitage

Observing the Breathing Body and the Mind of No Abode 

Perfect Wisdom, Breath, Observe, Mindfulness, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Mind,...
Aug 10 2013
No Abode Hermitage

Observing the Breathing Body and the Mind of No Abode 

Breath, zen meditation, Heart Sutra, cognitive process, Observe, Desire, Patience,...
Aug 10 2013
No Abode Hermitage

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond 

I Have Long Heard of Dragon Pond
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode
April 13, 2013 AM

Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Dragons, Heart Sutra, Chanting, Observe, Blue Cliff...
Apr 13 2013
No Abode Hermitage


Serial: BZ-02294

Sandokai, Sesshin Day 2

Suzuki Roshi, Sekito Kisen, Anger, Birth-and-Death, Emotions, Funeral, American,...
Feb 17 2013
Part 4 of 4
Berkeley Zen Center

Bodhisattva Precepts Guided by the Teaching of Mind Only 

Bodhisattva Precepts Guided by the Teaching of Mind Only
Tenshin Reb Anderson
No Abode 10/6/2012 PM

Observe, Karmic Consciousness, Confession-and-Repentance, Addiction, Triple Treasure...
Oct 06 2012
No Abode Hermitage


Offering, Observe, Don't Know Mind, Religion, Buddha Nature, Impermanence,...
Aug 02 2012

Stimulating Bodhisattva's courage and entering reality 

Observe, Rinzai, Gratitude, Bodhisattva Vow, Enemies, Japan, Bodhidharma, Religion,...
Oct 15 2011
No Abode Hermitage

The Mind of Enlightenment 

Nirvana, Bodhisattva Vow, Balance, Attachment, Observe, Enthusiasm, Desire, Politics...
Jul 15 2010
The Yoga Room

Training for the Selfless Heart 

Patience, Addiction, Bodhidharma, difficulty, Enthusiasm, Don't Know Mind,...
Apr 15 2010
The Yoga Room

Deep Faith in Cause and Effect has now become Deep Faith in Being a Sentient Being 

New Year, Silence, Birth-and-Death, Priest, Gratitude, japanese, Observe, confusion,...
Dec 12 2009
No Abode Hermitage


Serial: EB-00228AC

Being free to make our own choices, following recipes or not; trying to make a difference in a world full of violence.

Evil, Passions, Liberation, Obstacles, Composure, Bowing, Offering, Doubt, Observe,...
Oct 23 2009


Serial: EB-00228AB

Being fully aware of our perceptions, of good and bad things; being authentic versus looking good; meditation as a safe place to meet what is arising.

Equanimity, Observe, Doubt, Emotions, Sanctuary, Continuous, Conversation, Describe...
Oct 22 2009

Causation within the Wondrous Dharma Flower 

Lotus Sutra, Karmic Consciousness, causation, Faith, Book of Serenity, Observe,...
Oct 17 2009
No Abode Hermitage


Serial: EB-00228T

Use of the word love; controlling reality so as not to feel disappointment.

causation, Interview, Liberation, Describe, Doubt, Concentration, Observe, Peace,...
Sep 04 2009

Joshu's 'Wash your Bowl'

Serial: BZ-02049

Open, unassuming mind, One-Day Sitting,

standing up from zazen

Zazen, Don't Know Mind, Renunciation, Don't Know Mind, Religion, Greed,...
Jul 18 2009
Berkeley Zen Center


Balance, causation, Daily Life, Bell, Liberation, Observe, Echo, Sanctuary, Vows,...
Jun 26 2009


Silence, Offering, Evil, Enthusiasm, Bell, Emotions, Lay, Observe, Monks
Jun 15 2009

Causation and Non-Self 

causation, resistance, Faith, Attachment, zen meditation, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Mar 12 2009
The Yoga Room

Buddha's Paranirvana: Serial No. 01091

Serial: BZ-01091


Buddha's Birthday, Four Noble Truths, Happiness, Observe, Passions, Instruction...
Feb 14 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra of Hui Neng: Serial No. 01079

Serial: BZ-01079

Rohatsu Day 3, side B

training, Don't Know Mind, Big Mind, Birth-and-Death, Evil, Instruction,...
Dec 09 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra of Hui Neng: Serial No. 01449

Serial: BZ-01449

Rohatsu Day 3, Side A

Platform Sutra, training, Don't Know Mind, Big Mind, Birth-and-Death,...
Dec 09 2008

Platform Sutra of 6th Ancestor Hui Neng

Serial: BZ-02006

Rohatsu Day 3

Hui Neng, Don't Know Mind, Birth-and-Death, training, Instruction, Liberation,...
Dec 09 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

The Practice That Fills and Is Filled by the Entire Universe and the Bodhisattva Precept of Not Killing 

Bodhisattva Precepts, Birth-and-Death, Sangha, Observe
Nov 22 2008
No Abode Hermitage

Zazen Instruction for Zazen Teachers

Serial: BZ-01088

How to Give Saturday Morning Zazen Instruction, Lecture

Posture, Beginners, Hindrances, Observe, Concentration, Judgement, Instruction,...
Aug 09 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

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 

Lotus Sutra, Intimacy, Buddha Nature, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Observe, Book of...
Apr 17 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

March 24th, 2008, Serial No. 01122

Oneness, Observe, Lineage, Describe, Mindfulness, Hate, Demons, Bowing, Non-duality,...
Mar 24 2008

February 16th, 2008, Serial No. 01114

Happiness, Evil, Doubt, Liberation, Lay, Nirvana, Teacher-and-Student, Observe,...
Feb 16 2008