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Three Different Kinds Of Mind

Ordinary Mind, Doubt, Beginners, Book of Serenity, Non-duality, Non-violence, Duality...
Sep 11 2021


Vows, Rinzai, Culture, Global Warming, Doubt, Big Mind, Heart Sutra, Happiness,...
Aug 14 2021

Waking Up

Blue Cliff Record, Rinzai, Book of Serenity, Bell, Don't Know Mind, Aspects of...
Jun 26 2021

Fukanzazengi, Part 2

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

Fukanzazengi, Part 1

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

Teachers, Disciples

Silence, Blue Cliff Record, Ordinary Mind, Practice Period, Transmission, Rinzai,...
Feb 06 2021


Silence, Practice Period, Ordinary Mind, Blue Cliff Record, Transmission, Teacher-and...
Feb 06 2021

Way-Seeking Mind Talk

Lineage, Zoom, conversation, Lay, Precepts, Rinzai, Interview, soto, Describe...
Jan 25 2021

Let The Mystery Be

Dharma Transmission, Priest, soto, Lineage, Zoom, Soto Zen, Rinzai, Ordination, Karma...
Jan 09 2021

Letting Go

Oneness, Emotions, Commitment, Book of Serenity, Five Ranks, Instruction, Posture,...
Sep 26 2020

Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Discrimination, Nirvana, Practice Period, Blue Cliff Record, Letting Go, Right Effort...
Mar 07 2020
No Abode Hermitage

Drifting Thoughts, Stepping Back - Temporal and Eternal Mind

Big Mind, Ego, Karma, Gratitude, Discrimination, Samadhi, Renewal, Rinzai, Interview...
Jan 19 2019

Just Me

Describe, Concentration, Instruction, Ordinary Mind, Gratitude, Rinzai, Aspects of...
Jul 28 2018

Everything is Broken

Bodhisattva Vow, War, Happiness, Vows, Buddha Nature, Renunciation, Rinzai,...
Jun 23 2018

Enlightenment Zazen Comfort True Comfort

Thoroughness, Four Noble Truths, Practice Period, Attachment, Composure, Buddha...
May 05 2018

Whole-Hearted Practice

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


Fukanzazengi, Dragons, Berkeley Zen Center, Instruction, zen meditation, Posture,...
Jan 28 2018

Defying Gravity 2

Birth-and-Death, Dharma Transmission, Composure, Rinzai, Transmission, Culture, Lay,...
Dec 16 2017

Save the World Save Yourself

Serial: BZ-02586

Day 5


Impermanence, Berkeley Zen Center, Harmonizing, Composure, Rinzai, Priest, Mandala,...
Dec 07 2017

The Point of Zazen

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

Dogen's Uji: Time Being Part 3

Duality, Buddha Nature, training, Nirvana, Rinzai, Obstacles, Lotus Sutra, Culture,...
Feb 12 2017

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind: Study Yourself

Serial: BZ-02507


Aspects of Practice, Teacher-and-Student, Bowing, Practice Period, Rinzai, Dragons,...
Oct 23 2016

Master Ma is Unwell

Serial: BZ-02503

Koan Class 1

Birth-and-Death, Bodhidharma, Fox, Book of Serenity, Lineage, Buddha Mind,...
Oct 10 2016

Effort: The Book of Serenity and Not Forcing Things

Book of Serenity, Right Effort, American, Gaining Mind, Duality, Posture, Harmonizing...
Jul 09 2016

Family Ties

Serial: BZ-02445

Aspects of Practice


Ordinary Mind, Aspects of Practice, Practice Period, Silent Illumination, Five Ranks...
Nov 14 2015


Duality, Subject-and-Object, Non-duality, Lineage, soto, Describe, Rinzai, Silence,...
Aug 20 2015

The Stone Bridge of Joshu

Blue Cliff Record, Ordinary Mind, Practice Period, stubbornness, Tassajara,...
May 31 2014

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

Introduction to Bendowa

Aspects of Practice, true dharma, Transmission, Ordinary Mind, Dharma Transmission,...
Oct 14 2012

Bodhisattva Precepts Guided by the Teaching of Mind Only 

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

Karmic Consciousness, Bodhisattva Precepts, Sangha, Rinzai, Enthusiasm, Duality,...
Oct 06 2012
No Abode Hermitage


Buddha Mind, Birth-and-Death, Peace, Dependent Origination, Daily Life, Building,...
Jul 21 2012

Householder Bodhisattvas, What is Your Aspiration for this New Year? 

Rinzai, Teacher-and-Student, Bodhisattva Precepts, Practice Period, Evil, Commitment...
Jan 02 2012
No Abode Hermitage

The Cosmic Frog

Hindrances, Big Mind, Discrimination, confusion, Duality, Posture, Buddha Nature, Non...
Dec 08 2011

Just Enough Problems

Karma, Big Mind, Bell, Offering, Interdependence, Rinzai, Enemies, soto, Silence,...
Dec 07 2011

Stimulating Bodhisattva's courage and entering reality 

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


Mindfulness, Zazen Mind, Four Foundations, Instruction, Concentration, Rinzai,...
Jul 23 2011

Just This - Dogen's Fukanzazengi

Serial: BZ-01161C

Have Know Kidzendo, Saturday Lecture

Fukanzazengi, Dogen, Duality, Dragons, Posture, Non-duality, Instruction, Buddha...
Sep 27 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

September 27th, 2008, Serial No. 01564

Non-duality, Duality, Dragons, Posture, Buddha Nature, confusion, Instruction, Lay,...
Sep 27 2008

March 22nd, 2008, Serial No. 01121

Silent Illumination, Discrimination, Intuition, Duality, Teacher-and-Student, Non-...
Mar 22 2008

Find Out the Root of the Problem for Yourself

Serial: BZ-01118

Dokan and Gyoji: Let one teacher help you find your solution, Saturday Lecture

Continuous Practice, Aspects of Practice, Continuous, training, Intuition, Gaining...
Mar 01 2008
Berkeley Zen Center


Silence, Buddha Nature, Non-duality, Big Mind, Oneness, Duality, Teacher-and-Student...
Jan 25 2008

The Shape of Buddhanature: Essence in Form

Serial: BZ-01100

Clarifying Illumination of Enlightenment, Rohatsu Day 2

Practice, Enlightenment, Humility, Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind, Don't Know Mind,...
Dec 03 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Seigen Gyoshi asks Daikan Eno about:

Serial: BZ-01441

Falling Into Classifications, Sesshin Day 2

Seigen Gyoshi, Daikan Eno, Discrimination, Gaining Mind, Four Noble Truths, Teacher-...
Jun 21 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Six Factors of Zazen

Serial: BZ-01431

One-Day Sitting

Zazen, Concentration, Birth-and-Death, Daily Life, Emotions, Samadhi, Posture,...
Apr 15 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Dogen's Acupuncture Point of Zazen

Serial: BZ-01423

Beating the cart or beating the horse, Saturday Lecture

Zazenshin, Dogen, Lineage, Separation, Dharma Transmission, Dogen, Transmission,...
Mar 03 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Enlightenment as Everyday Life; "Nothing Special"

Serial: BZ-01421

Koun Ejô and Suzuki-roshi commentaries, Sesshin Day 3

Enlightenment, Koun Ejô, Samadhi, Daily Life, Thoroughness, Continuous, Gaining Mind...
Feb 19 2007
Berkeley Zen Center


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

Commentary on "Brown Rice is Just Right"

Serial: BZ-01401

Suzuki-rôshi's lecture in "Not Always So", Rohatsu Day 1

Suzuki Roshi, Teacher-and-Student, Pure Existence, Monastic Practice, Sixth Patriarch...
Nov 27 2006
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

September 24th, 2006, Serial No. 01388

Intimacy, Dharma Transmission, Blue Cliff Record, Lineage, Transmission, Lotus Sutra...
Sep 24 2006