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Beginner's Sesshin

Continuous, Mindfulness, Meal Serving, Heart Sutra, Vows, Bowing, Platform Sutra,...
Jun 06 2021

Fukanzazengi, Part 2

Dragons, Instruction, soto, Rinzai, Concentration, Nirvana Sutra, Platform Sutra,...
May 15 2021

Three Refuges

Sangha, Platform Sutra, Berkeley Zen Center, Precepts, Teacher-and-Student,...
May 14 2021

Fukanzazengi, Part 1

Practice Period, Instruction, Concentration, Four Noble Truths, Non-discrimination,...
May 08 2021

Ramaytush Skillful Effort

Four Noble Truths, Ordinary Mind, Vows, Platform Sutra, Daily Life, Practice Period,...
Apr 03 2021

Tail Of The Ox

Instruction, Anger, Platform Sutra, Lotus Sutra, Subject-and-Object, Gratitude,...
Feb 13 2021

Humpty Dumpty

Repentance, Platform Sutra, Politics, Karma, Peace, Ordination, Teacher-and-Student,...
Sep 05 2020

Dongshan Class 2

Five Ranks, Describe, Duality, Global Warming, Zazen Mind, Light-and-Darkness,...
Sep 01 2020

Dongshan Class 2

Five Ranks, Describe, Duality, Global Warming, Zazen Mind, Light-and-Darkness,...
Aug 31 2020

Public Dokusan 3

Nirvana Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Karma, Commitment, Nirvana, American, Platform Sutra...
Jul 03 2020

Love Sesshin

Serial: BZ-02685

Sesshin Day 2


Instruction, Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Vow, Big Mind, Birth-and-Death, Bell,...
Jun 20 2019

Zenki and Shoji Class 4

Serial: BZ-02682

PP Class 4


Four Noble Truths, Six Realms, Birth-and-Death, Impermanence, Lay, Vinaya, Platform...
Jun 06 2019

Shoji: Birth and Death

Serial: BZ-02676

PP Class 1

Birth-and-Death, Nirvana, Samsara, Buddha Nature, Six Realms, Impermanence,...
May 16 2019

Daikan Eno and The Hundred Dharmas

Serial: BZ-02618

Sesshin Day 2


Repentance, Doubt, Big Mind, Anger, Karma, Greed, Ego, Heart Sutra, Sixth Patriarch,...
Jun 14 2018

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra:

Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Precepts, Nirvana Sutra, Confession-and-Repentance, ...
May 12 2018
No Abode Hermitage

The Womb of the Tathagata #2: Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra

Introducing the Brahma's Net Sutra:

Buddha Nature, Platform Sutra, Precepts,
May 12 2018
No Abode Hermitage

Spring Rain

Big Mind, Platform Sutra, Dharma Transmission, Ordination, Buddha Nature, Lotus Sutra...
Apr 14 2018

Whole-Hearted Practice

Buddha Mind, Dharma Transmission, Samadhi, Birth-and-Death, Rinzai, soto, Chanting,...
Mar 17 2018

The Point of Zazen

Gaining Mind, Dragons, Demons, Beginners, Peace, Mindfulness, Rinzai, Samadhi,...
Aug 05 2017

Precepts Class 2

Serial: BZ-02544

PP Class

Vinaya, Precepts, Priest, Lay, Confession-and-Repentance, Offering, Karma, Attachment...
May 11 2017

Hsin Hsin Ming

Serial: BZ-02474

Class 1 PP -  edited


Big Mind, Subject-and-Object, Platform Sutra, Attachment, Discrimination, Non-...
May 05 2016

Leaving Home

Demons, Platform Sutra, Ordination, Lay, Birth-and-Death, Vows, Buddha Nature,...
Apr 09 2016

Hui Neng and the Poetry Contest

Serial: BZ-02440

Aspects of Practice


Platform Sutra, Lineage, Heart Sutra, Practice Period, Doubt, Politics, Teacher-and-...
Oct 17 2015

Seeing and Non-Seeing

Buddha Nature, Impermanence, Monastic Practice, Aspects of Practice, Platform Sutra,...
Apr 12 2015

Going for Refuge

Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Four Noble Truths, training, New Year, Platform Sutra, Nirvana...
Jan 10 2015

Songs and Practice

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

Rohatsu Day 5

Platform Sutra, Vows, Posture, Instruction, Bodhisattva Vow, Ordination, Repentance,...
Dec 05 2013

Joshu's Wash Your Bowl

Book of Serenity, Sixth Patriarch, Subject-and-Object, Practice Period, Dragons,...
May 18 2013

Sandokai Lecture Two

Serial: BZ-02279

Couplets 2 & 3, Rohatsu Day 2

Branching Streams, Big Mind, Discrimination, Attachment, Two Truths, Dependent...
Dec 03 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Sandokai Lecture One

Serial: BZ-02278

Title and Couplet 1, Rohatsu Day 1

Big Mind, Platform Sutra, Discrimination, Oneness, Lineage, Absolute-and-Relative,...
Dec 02 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Saying Yes To What Arises

Patience, Dependent Origination, Platform Sutra, Forgiveness, Evil, Separation,...
Jun 30 2012

Baoche's Fanning

Platform Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Soto Zen, soto, Heart Sutra, Passions, uchiyama,...
Mar 24 2012

Dharma Kaleidescope

Serial: BZ-02225

Bodhisattva Ceremony, Saturday Lecture

Peace, Lay Practice, Platform Sutra, Evil, Evil, Karma, New Year, Platform Sutra,...
Jan 07 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

It's All Right Here

Practice Period, Ordinary Mind, resistance, Branching Streams, Lay Practice, Platform...
Jun 25 2011

Zazenshin Class

Dragons, Buddha Ancestors, Teacher-and-Student, First Principle, Non-duality, Lineage...
May 19 2011

Hokyo Zammai Class

Five Ranks, Perfect Wisdom, Precious Mirror, Doubt, Sixth Patriarch, Platform Sutra,...
Jul 22 2010

Hokyo Zammai IV

Serial: BZ-02057

Hobo = Dharma Bum, Sesshin Day 2

Hakuin, Sekito Kisen, Tozan, Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Five Ranks, Nirvana Sutra, Ego,...
Sep 07 2009
Part 2 of
Berkeley Zen Center

August 28th, 2009, Serial No. 01549, Side C

Precepts, Culture, American, Bodhisattva Precepts, Politics, Repentance, Platform...
Aug 28 2009

Platform Sutra. Hui Neng. Commentary of Poem: Prajna: Serial No. 01452

Serial: BZ-01452

Rohatsu, Day 7, side A

Darkness and Light, Attachment, Platform Sutra, Big Mind, Light-and-Darkness, Karma,...
Dec 13 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Commentary on Poem in Section on Prajna

Serial: BZ-02010

Platform Sutra - Hui Neng, Rohatsu Day 7

Hui Neng, Darkness and Light, Attachment, Light-and-Darkness, Karma, Platform Sutra,...
Dec 13 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra: Saving Beings of Our Own Mind: Serial No. 01082

Serial: BZ-01082

Rohatsu, Day 6, side B

Precepts, Platform Sutra, Ordination, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Bodhisattva Vow, Vows,...
Dec 12 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra: Saving Beings in Our Own Mind: Serial No. 01447

Serial: BZ-01447

Rohatsu, Day 6, Side A

Precepts, Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Bodhisattva Precepts, Bodhisattva...
Dec 12 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Saving Beings In Our Own Mind

Serial: BZ-02009

Rohatsu Day Six


Precepts, Platform Sutra, Vows, Bodhisattva Precepts, Bodhisattva Vow, Repentance,...
Dec 12 2008

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

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: Serial No. 01077

Serial: BZ-01077

Rohatsu Day 1, side B

Buddha Nature, Platform Sutra, Don't Know Mind, Lay, Buddha Ancestors, Evil,...
Dec 07 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Platform Sutra of 6th Ancestor Hui Neng

Serial: BZ-02004

Rohatsu Day 1

Hui Neng, Buddha Nature, Buddha Ancestors, Platform Sutra, Don't Know Mind,...
Dec 07 2008
Berkeley Zen Center