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Dogen's Vow

Vows, Buddha Mind, Passions, Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, true dharma, Book of...
Nov 21 2020

Public Dokusan 10

Composure, Mindfulness, Renunciation, Patience, Ego, Judgement, Gaining Mind, Greed,...
Oct 09 2020

Don't Know Mind

Don't Know Mind, Intuition, Emotions, Conversation, Book of Serenity, Humility,...
Jun 27 2020

Dogen's Three Minds

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

Tosotsu's Three Barriers

Serial: BZ-02684

Sesshin Day 1


Birth-and-Death, Big Mind, Buddha Mind, Practice Period, Instruction, Buddha Nature,...
Jun 19 2019

Man Up a Tree, Talk 2

Birth-and-Death, Buddha Mind, Renunciation, Ego, Big Mind, Separation,...
Jun 08 2019

Zenki Class 3

Serial: BZ-02680

PP Class 3


Birth-and-Death, Blue Cliff Record, Liberation, Buddha Mind, Samsara, Religion, Heart...
May 30 2019

Merit Gathas by Robert Aitken: The Dragon Who Never Sleeps

Serial: BZ-02651

Rohatsu Day 4


Bell, Vows, Offering, Bodhidharma, Priest-and-Lay, Buddha Mind, Soto Zen, Aspects of...
Dec 05 2018

Habit Energy

Buddha Nature, Practice Period, Gratitude, Buddha Mind, Instruction, Doubt, training...
Jul 14 2018

Whole-Hearted Practice

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

Joshu's Four Gates

BCR-9, Discrimination, Addiction, Ego, Non-discrimination, Buddha Mind, Separation,...
Jan 06 2018

Buddha's Birthday: Seven Steps

Buddha's Birthday, Buddha Mind
Apr 01 2017

The Self

Buddha Mind, Buddha Nature, Instruction, Posture, Observe, confusion, Precepts, Doubt...
Feb 04 2017


Big Mind, Non-violence, Birth-and-Death, Evil, New Year, Daily Life, Blue Cliff...
Jan 28 2017

Master Ma is Unwell

Serial: BZ-02503

Koan Class 1

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

Hsin Hsin Ming: More to Come

Serial: BZ-02484

Sesshin Day 5


Buddha Mind, Emotions, Attachment, Anger, Hate, Don't Know Mind, Big Mind,...
Jun 12 2016

Blue Cliff Record 62, Book of Serenity 92

Serial: BZ-02465



BCR-62, SER-92, Buddha Mind, Bodhidharma, Book of Serenity, Ordinary Mind, Fox,...
Mar 14 2016

Yunmen's Jewel

Serial: BZ-02463

Koan Class Blue Cliff Record Case 62


BCR-62, Book of Serenity, Buddha Mind, Duality, Subject-and-Object, Soto Zen, Blue...
Mar 07 2016

Joshu's Wash Your Bowl

Greed, Sixth Patriarch, Ordinary Mind, Bell, Buddha Mind, Repentance, Aspects of...
Feb 20 2016

How Change Happens

Big Mind, Global Warming, American, Practice Period, Interview, Liberation, New Year...
Jun 27 2015

Every Day Is a Good Day

Big Mind, First Principle, Continuous, Evil, Buddha Mind, Composure, Aspects of...
Nov 08 2014

Pick Up a Speck of Dust

Big Mind, Birth-and-Death, First Principle, Blue Cliff Record, Peace, Constancy,...
Oct 18 2014

The Life of Vow

Vows, Aspects of Practice, Practice Period, Buddha Mind, Subject-and-Object, Daily...
Nov 02 2013

Thinking and Not Thinking

Instruction, Buddha Mind, Birth-and-Death, Evil, Concentration, Judgement, Sanctuary...
Oct 13 2012


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

Three Stories About Love

Karma, Humility, Buddha Mind, Conversation, Big Mind, Separation, Instruction, Buddha...
Apr 14 2012

Zenki and Shoji

Birth-and-Death, Bell, Heart Sutra, Daily Life, confusion, Buddha Mind, Nirvana,...
Sep 04 2011

Who Am I?

Serial: BZ-02195

Abhidharma, Saturday Lecture

Who Are You? "Don't know" mind.


Skandas, Bodhidharma, Big Mind, Karma, Bodhidharma, Discrimination, Buddha Mind,...
Jul 30 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

Resuming Big Mind Part Two

Serial: BZ-02144

Trikaya, Rohatsu Day 2

Trikaya, Sambhogakaya, Dharmakaya, Nirmanakaya, Monkey Mind, Pure Existence, Buddha...
Dec 06 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

Empty Mindfulness

Mindfulness, Big Mind, Aspects of Practice, Instruction, Buddha Mind, Bodhidharma,...
Oct 09 2010

Taking Refuge

Attachment, Buddha Mind, Sangha, Hate, Soto Zen, Anger, Fox, Demons, Impermanence,...
Mar 13 2010

What the Holy Ones Did Not Preach

Serial: BZ-02078

Essence of Mind, One-Day Sitting

BCR-28, First Principle, Intuition, Don't Know Mind, Passions, Buddha Mind,...
Jan 24 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

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

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Lineage, Ordination, Soto Zen, Priest, Culture,...
Aug 28 2009

Questions and Answers in Buddhism

Religion, Right Speech, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Mind, Vows, Teacher-and-Student, Heart...
Apr 18 2009

Zazen Fukanzazengi

Instruction, Posture, Book of Serenity, Buddha Mind, Dharma Transmission, Echo,...
Mar 01 2009

Fath of Delusion

Serial: BZ-01154A

Teaching Retreat

Birth-and-Death, Mindfulness, Attachment, Buddha Mind, Karma, Four Noble Truths,...
Aug 30 2008
Part 2 of 2
Berkeley Zen Center

Blue Cliff Record: Case #80

Serial: BZ-01142B

Joshu's New-born Babe, Part II, Sesshin Day 4

Joshu, BCR-80, Big Mind, Discrimination, Ego, Karma, Non-discrimination, Buddha Mind...
Jun 21 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

February 17th, 2008, Serial No. 01115

Birth-and-Death, Blue Cliff Record, Buddha Mind, Impermanence, Funeral, Gratitude,...
Feb 17 2008

True Humility and Buddha's Practice

Serial: BZ-01101

Bare Attention and Not Anticipating, Rohatsu Day 3

Practice, Shikantaza, Humility, Buddha Mind, Hindrances, Don't Know Mind, Anger...
Dec 04 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

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

Three Bodies of Buddha

Serial: BZ-01098

Saturday Lecture

Trikaya, Buddha Mind, Buddha Nature, Dogen, Manjushri, Continuous, Dragons, Samadhi,...
Dec 01 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

BCR: Case #74: "Kingyu Osho-Rice Pot" (Dear Bodhisattvas)

Serial: BZ-00988

BCR: Case #93: "Taiko's 'You For Devil'", Saturday Lecture

BCR-74, Buddha Mind, Gratitude, Fox, Observe, Monastic Practice, Dogen, Tassajara,...
Aug 04 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

June 9th, 2007, Serial No. 01439

Hsin Hsin Ming, Big Mind, Don't Know Mind, Karmic Consciousness, Global Warming...
Jun 09 2007

June 7th, 2007, Serial No. 01056, Side A

Discrimination, Doubt, Buddha Mind, Ego, Nirvana Sutra, Priest, Eight Aspects, Pure...
Jun 07 2007

April 28th, 2007, Serial No. 01433

Buddha Mind, Doubt, Buddha Nature, Attachment, Ordinary Mind, Buddha Ancestors,...
Apr 28 2007

Buddha's Birthday

Serial: BZ-01429

(and songs sung by the children), Saturday Lecture

Buddha's Birthday, Birth-and-Death, Buddha's Birthday, Renewal, Separation...
Apr 07 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

December 16th, 2006, Serial No. 01409

Instruction, Buddha Mind, Conversation, Precepts, Karma, Aspects of Practice,...
Dec 16 2006

September 23rd, 2006, Serial No. 01387

Transmission, New Year, Lay, Lineage, Buddha Mind, Chanting, Discrimination, uchiyama...
Sep 23 2006

May 18th, 2006, Serial No. 01041, Side A

Karma, Ego, Skandas, Nirvana, Duality, true dharma, Dependent Origination,...
May 18 2006

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-01232

Saturday Lecture

Heart Sutra, Duality, Samadhi, Attachment, Oneness, Samsara, Nirvana, Non-duality,...
May 06 2006
Berkeley Zen Center