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Sangha Meeting

Heart Sutra, Gratitude, Conversation, Practice Position, Funeral, Echo, Priest,...
Jan 09 2021

All-Sangha Meeting

Practice Position, Conversation, Fundraising, Peace, Zoom, Impermanence, Bell,...
Sep 13 2020

Practice Period 31st Opening Sesshin

Practice Period, Birth-and-Death, Bodhidharma, Practice Position, Bodhisattva Vow,...
May 11 2019

Zen Training

training, Practice Position, Posture, Instruction, Gaining Mind, New Year, Bell, Evil...
Jan 05 2019

Questions of Old Age

Practice Position, Emotions, Equanimity, Impermanence, Mindfulness, American,...
Aug 18 2018

Grandmotherly Mind

Soto Zen, Teacher-and-Student, Big Mind, Practice Position, Precepts, training, Right...
Mar 25 2017

Practice in Community

Practice Position, Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Lay Practice...
Feb 18 2017

Feel Me Good

Practice Period, Teacher-and-Student, Practice Position, Family Practice, Priest-and-...
Oct 03 2015

What Makes Zen Center Run

Practice Period, Teacher-and-Student, Practice Position, Family Practice, Priest-and-...
Aug 22 2015

Everyone Has a Light

Blue Cliff Record, Duality, Oneness, Practice Period, Berkeley Zen Center, Passions,...
Nov 15 2014

Suffering and Faith

Anger, Death-and-Dying, Four Noble Truths, Practice Position, Duality, Don't...
Feb 15 2014

Blue Cliff Record Case 14

BCR-14, Teacher-and-Student, Blue Cliff Record, Intimacy, Practice Position, training...
Jul 13 2013

Bumblebees Can't Fly

training, Practice Position, Duality, Separation, Attachment, Heart Sutra,...
Feb 09 2013

Sandokai Lecture Four

Serial: BZ-02281

Couplet 5, Rohatsu Day 4

Bell, Practice Position, Discrimination, Practice Period, Chanting, Subject-and-...
Dec 05 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

A Candle in the Dark

Practice Position, Darkness and Light, Five Ranks, Lotus Sutra, Gratitude, Commitment...
Nov 24 2012

Fundraising at BZC

Serial: BZ-02266

History of BZC, Saturday Lecture

balance, Practice Positions, Volunteer and Hired Labor, Adaptations of Zen in America


Sangha, Fundraising, Practice Position, American, Building, training, Enthusiasm,...
Sep 22 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Berkeley Zendo and Money

Serial: BZ-02094

Mandalas, Saturday Lecture

Sojun's early practice, Sangha, Supporting Practice


Samsara, Sangha, Samsara, Building, Enemies, Nirvana, Practice Position, Culture,...
Apr 17 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

Forbearance Practice Khanti Paramita: Engaged Buddhism (Prison Work): Serial No. 01075

Paramitas, Engaged Buddhism, Lotus Sutra, Politics, Two Truths, Absolute-and-Relative...
Nov 29 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Practice at Berkeley Zen Center

Serial: BZ-01108

Taking a Position, Saturday Lecture

Practice Position, Humility, Monastic Practice, Beginners, Don't Know Mind,...
Jan 12 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

"Cooking Your Life" (Uchiyama and Dogen)

Serial: BZ-00992

Meeting the Source, Teaching Retreat

Tenzo Kyokun, Practice Position, Practice Position, Intuition, Discrimination,...
Sep 01 2007
Part 1 of 2
Berkeley Zen Center

Aspects of Practice

Serial: BZ-01392

Fall 2006, Saturday Lecture

Aspects of Practice, Practice Position, Daily Life, Offering, Aspects of Practice,...
Oct 14 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

Eventual Transition of Abbacy

Serial: BZ-01389

Practice Positions Complete Practice; Small and Large Equal, Saturday Lecture

Practice Position, Transmission, Practice Position, Dharma Transmission, Ego,...
Sep 30 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

The Paramitas

Serial: BZ-01166

Patience and Enthusiastic Effort, Sesshin Day 1

Paramitas, Effort, Patience, Virya, Enthusiasm, Practice Position, Composure,...
Jun 14 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

May 20th, 2006, Serial No. 01236, Side D

Heart Sutra, Practice Period, Anger, Practice Position, Interview, Lay Practice, Soto...
May 20 2006

May 8th, 2006, Serial No. 01234

Practice Period, Ordinary Mind, Anger, Heart Sutra, Practice Position, Commitment,...
May 08 2006

March 12th, 2006, Serial No. 01313, Side D

Bodhidharma, Practice Position, Silent Illumination, Lineage, Bell, American...
Mar 12 2006

Dogen's Rules for Monastic Practice

Serial: BZ-01200C

Chiji Shingi: The Head Gardener, Saturday Lecture

Shingi, Monastic Practice, Practice Period, Monastic Practice, Continuous, Karmic...
Nov 26 2005
Berkeley Zen Center

March 15th, 2005, Serial No. 00766

Culture, Precepts, Practice Position, Bodhisattva Precepts, Evil, Patience, Religion...
Mar 15 2005

March 12th, 2005, Serial No. 00767

Pure Existence, Practice Position, Five Ranks, Absolute-and-Relative, Daily Life,...
Mar 12 2005

May 22nd, 2004, Serial No. 01264

Practice Period, Offering, Four Noble Truths, Practice Position, Heart Sutra,...
May 22 2004

May 1st, 2004, Serial No. 01262

training, Bowing, Practice Position, Lay, Bell, Posture, Aspects of Practice,...
May 01 2004

November 29th, 2003, Serial No. 01369

War, Commitment, Enemies, Bell, Practice Position, Vows, Culture, Peace, Lineage,...
Nov 29 2003

Summer Practice with Guests

Serial: BZ-00115


Practice Position, Attachment, Teacher-and-Student, Buddha Nature, Sangha, Daily Life...
Aug 08 2002

Tenzo Kyokun

Serial: BZ-00147B

Saturday Lecture

Tenzo Kyokun, Buddha Nature, Monkey Mind, Practice Period, Vinaya, Practice Position...
May 18 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

Tenzo Kyokun

Serial: BZ-00147A

One-Day Sitting

Tenzo Kyokun, Practice Position, Practice Period, Tassajara, Instruction, Big Mind,...
May 11 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Samantabhadra

Serial: BZ-00060A

Saturday Lecture

Bodhisattva, Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Samantabhadra, Manjushri, Practice Position...
Jul 29 2000
Berkeley Zen Center

May 15th, 1999, Serial No. 00076, Side A

Priest, Ordination, Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Practice Position, Bodhisattva...
May 15 1999

December 12th, 1987, Serial No. 00902, Side A

Heart Sutra, Hindrances, Practice Position, Don't Know Mind, Posture, Lay, Fox,...
Dec 12 1987

Refining Your Life

Serial: BZ-00883B

How to Practice in a Position, Saturday Lecture

Practice Position, Monastic Practice, Buddha Mind, Practice Position, Happiness,...
Nov 08 1986
Berkeley Zen Center

Helping Each Other to Practice in the Absence of Teacher

Serial: BZ-00881

Giving and Getting, Saturday Lecture

Giving-and-Taking, Practice Period, Practice Position, Tassajara, Fundraising,...
Sep 20 1986
Berkeley Zen Center

Tenzo Kyokun

Serial: BZ-00426B

Saturday Lecture

Tenzo Kyokun, Practice Position, Six Realms, Demons, Buddha Mind, Karma, Ego, Big...
May 18 1985
Part 2 of 2
Berkeley Zen Center

Unknown Date, Serial 00553

Practice Position, Culture, Lay, Heart Sutra, Transmission, Dragons, Intuition,...