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Things Fall Apart

War, Aspects of Practice, Berkeley Zen Center, Nirvana, confusion
Aug 07 2021

Me Too, The Dharma of Friendship

Constancy, Soto Zen, Patience, Lotus Sutra, Berkeley Zen Center
Jul 17 2021


Balance, Buddha Nature, Berkeley Zen Center, American, Yogachara
Apr 24 2021

Buddha Nature

Buddha Nature, Doubt, Berkeley Zen Center, Continuous
Mar 27 2021

Spiritual Formation

Continuous, Berkeley Zen Center, American, Dharma Transmission
Mar 20 2021

Practicing With Emptiness

Heart Sutra, Avalokiteshvara, Berkeley Zen Center, Tassajara, Silence
Feb 27 2021

Remembering Sojun, Part 3

Berkeley Zen Center, Ego, Lay Ordination, Money, Dokusan
Feb 12 2021

Trust Support

Berkeley Zen Center, Soto Zen, Lineage, soto, Commitment
Jan 30 2021

Remembering Sojun, Part 1

Berkeley Zen Center, Dokusan, Tassajara, Dragons, Heart Sutra
Jan 15 2021

Senior Student Tributes

Berkeley Zen Center, Heart Sutra, Constancy, Gratitude, Don't Know Mind,...
Nov 01 2020

New Members Meeting

Offering, Berkeley Zen Center, Obstacles, Sangha, Aspects of Practice, Zoom, Practice...
Sep 14 2020

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra, Chanting, Berkeley Zen Center, Emotions, Priest, Hindrances, Evil,...
Jul 25 2020

Dogen's Three Minds

Berkeley Zen Center, Buddha Mind, Vows, Big Mind, Practice Period, Bodhisattva Way,...
May 02 2020

Shuso Way-Seeking Mind Talk

Berkeley Zen Center, training, Practice Period, Religion, Emotions, Forgiveness,...
May 13 2019

Way-Seeking Mind Talk

Death-and-Dying, Berkeley Zen Center, Conversation, Hate, Vows, Precepts, Lay...
Dec 14 2018

Maylie Scott Bears the Unbearable Sesshin: Close Aspects of Practice

Berkeley Zen Center, Peace, Conversation, Transmission, Offering, Dharma Transmission...
Nov 03 2018


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

Save the World Save Yourself

Serial: BZ-02586

Day 5


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

Continuity Amid Conflict in Our Zen Practice

Buddha Ancestors, Berkeley Zen Center, Aspects of Practice, Transmission, Commitment...
Sep 30 2017

Five Hindrances and Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02499

Class 4


Mindfulness, Equanimity, Cultivation, Concentration, Hindrances, Perfect Wisdom, Four...
Sep 22 2016

Bringing Practice to Work

Berkeley Zen Center, training, American, Practice Period, Posture, resistance,...
May 22 2015

Practice as Intimate Relationship

Berkeley Zen Center, Big Mind, Daily Life, Continuous, Conversation, Posture,...
Apr 18 2015

Everyone Has a Light

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

Just Enough Problems

Berkeley Zen Center, Daily Life, Buddha Nature, training, Interdependence, Commitment...
Mar 01 2014

Sangha Practice

Berkeley Zen Center, Four Noble Truths, Sangha, Liberation, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Mar 31 2012

The Dharma and Non-violent Action in Burma

Berkeley Zen Center, training, Anger, Interview, War, Peace, Emotions, Evil, Non-...
Apr 23 2011

Building and Maintenance History of the Berkeley Zen Center

Serial: BZ-02125

Sangha, Saturday Lecture

Monastic Practice, Berkeley Zen Center, Sangha
Sep 11 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

December 15th, 2007, Serial No. 01106

New Year, Happiness, Berkeley Zen Center, Vows, Don't Know Mind, Heart Sutra,...
Dec 15 2007

Fundraising History of Berkeley Zen Center Development

Serial: BZ-01438

Saturday Lecture

Berkeley Zen Center, Fundraising, Building, Fundraising, Priest, Tassajara, training...
Jun 02 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

March 10th, 2007, Serial No. 01424

Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Buddha Nature, Berkeley Zen Center, Ego, Attachment, Happiness...
Mar 10 2007

May 25th, 2006, Serial No. 01042, Side A

Karma, Berkeley Zen Center, Forgiveness, Ego, Nirvana, Daily Life, Emotions, Don...
May 25 2006

History of Berkeley Zen Center Pt. II

Serial: BZ-01222B

Kid Zendo: Figures on the Altar, Saturday Lecture

Berkeley Zen Center, Teacher-and-Student, Dharma Transmission, Priest, Transmission,...
Mar 18 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

What Are We Doing Here?

Serial: BZ-01220

History of Berkeley Zen Center Pt. I, Saturday Lecture

Berkeley Zen Center, Dogen, Lay Practice, Priest, Lay, Heart Sutra, Dharma...
Mar 04 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

March 8th, 2005, Serial No. 00587

Berkeley Zen Center, Practice Period, Attachment, Don't Know Mind, Vows,...
Mar 08 2005

Way Seeking Mind

Serial: BZ-01273

Approaching his 75th Birthday (July 9th), Saturday Lecture

Way-Seeking Mind, Sojun Mel Weitsman, Dharma Transmission, War, Transmission,...
Jul 03 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

March 27th, 2004, Serial No. 01257

Impermanence, Berkeley Zen Center, Silence, Diversity, Birth-and-Death, Practice...
Mar 27 2004

September 6th, 2003, Serial No. 01356

Silence, Berkeley Zen Center, Book of Serenity, Ordinary Mind, Don't Know Mind,...
Sep 06 2003

June 1st, 2002, Serial No. 00148, Side B

Teacher-and-Student, Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Berkeley Zen Center, Intimacy,...
Jun 01 2002

March 30th, 2002, Serial No. 00143, Side A

War, American, Berkeley Zen Center, Building, Peace, Interview, Liberation, Silence,...
Mar 30 2002

May 5th, 2001, Serial No. 00100, Side A

Berkeley Zen Center, Rumi, Priest, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Instruction,...
May 05 2001

March 10th, 2001, Serial No. 00098, Side B

Bodhisattva Way, Berkeley Zen Center, Sangha, Bell, Posture, Cultivation, Manjushri,...
Mar 10 2001

May 1st, 1999, Serial No. 00074, Side A

Culture, Hindrances, Berkeley Zen Center, American, Doubt, training, Mindfulness,...
May 01 1999

October 3rd, 1998, Serial No. 00439, Side B

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Berkeley Zen Center, Precepts, Religion, Priest,...
Oct 03 1998

February 22nd, 1997, Serial No. 00358, Side A

Berkeley Zen Center, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Chanting, Anger, War, Diversity,...
Feb 22 1997

January 11th, 1997, Serial No. 00780, Side A

Four Noble Truths, Monastic Practice, training, Precepts, Bodhisattva Vow, Complete...
Jan 11 1997

January 29th, 1994, Serial No. 00981, Side B

Ordination, Berkeley Zen Center, Soto Zen, Culture, Mill Valley, Heart Sutra,...
Jan 29 1994

June 19th, 1993, Serial No. 00669, Side A

Berkeley Zen Center, Constancy, confusion, Practice Period, Chanting, Passions,...
Jun 19 1993

March 7th, 1992, Serial No. 00686, Side B

Emotions, Berkeley Zen Center, Posture, Describe, Separation, Beginners, Sangha,...
Mar 07 1992

March 25th, 1990, Serial No. 00510, Side B

Lotus Sutra, Berkeley Zen Center, Anger, Buddha Nature, Transmission, Gratitude,...
Mar 25 1990

November 9th, 1985, Serial No. 00866, Side B

Concentration, Evil, Berkeley Zen Center, Silence, Passions, Four Noble Truths,...
Nov 09 1985