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Public Dokusan 9

Equanimity, Two Truths, Karma, Patience, Monastic Practice, Continuous, Buddha Nature...
Sep 24 2020

Closely Watched Mind 2

Emotions, Anger, Four Noble Truths, Cultivation, Subject-and-Object, Discrimination,...
Jul 07 2020

Closely Watched Mind 2

Emotions, Anger, Four Noble Truths, Cultivation, Subject-and-Object, Discrimination,...
Jul 06 2020

Good Karma

Karma, Conversation, Mahayana, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Vows, Building,...
Feb 22 2020

Right Effort Joyful Effort Effortless Effort

Right Effort, Cultivation, resistance, Enthusiasm, Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Commitment...
Dec 07 2019

The Practice of Patience

Patience, Constancy, Blue Cliff Record, Cultivation, Concentration, Equanimity, Anger...
Nov 02 2019

About the Shuso

Serial: BZ-02688

Sesshin Day 5


Practice Period, Bell, Tassajara, Posture, Cultivation, Mindfulness, Precepts,...
Jun 23 2019

Five Hindrances and Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02499

Class 4


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

Five Hindrances and Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02497

Class 3

Mindfulness, Hindrances, Equanimity, Samsara, Concentration, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Sep 15 2016

Yunmen's Medicine and Sickness Heal Each Other

Serial: BZ-02469

Class Blue Cliff Record 67


BCR-67, Cultivation, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Darkness and Light, Light-and-...
Mar 28 2016

Golden Age of Zen 6th Patriarch

Serial: BZ-02444

Aspects of Practice


Silence, Sixth Patriarch, Nirvana Sutra, Five Ranks, Absolute-and-Relative,...
Nov 07 2015

Tangled Up in Blue

Cultivation, Happiness, Separation, Enemies, Greed, Buddha Nature, Liberation,...
Apr 27 2013


Mindfulness, Four Foundations, Posture, Peace, Emotions, Cultivation, Equanimity,...
Feb 25 2012

Eighty-second Birthday Talk

Serial: BZ-02192

My Intention as a Priest, Saturday Lecture

Four Methods of Guidance, Generosity, Transmission, Lotus Sutra, Culture, Gratitude,...
Jul 09 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

Metta Kindness

Happiness, Anger, Cultivation, Equanimity, resistance, Concentration, Daily Life,...
Feb 26 2011

Five Ranks Class

Serial: BZ-02121

Katsuki Sekida's Commentary


Five Ranks, Cultivation, Passions, Karma, Concentration, Lotus Sutra, training,...
Aug 19 2010

Composure and Composition

Composure, Four Noble Truths, Tassajara, Mindfulness, Practice Period, Instruction,...
Jun 05 2010

Genjokoan Class

Birth-and-Death, Cultivation, true dharma, Observe, Duality, Non-duality, Big Mind,...
May 20 2010

Buddhism in India and America

Lay, training, Religion, Lay Practice, Continuous, Intimacy, Precepts, Cultivation,...
Mar 20 2010

Vashubandu Class

Discrimination, Describe, Demons, Nirvana Sutra, Intuition, Karma, Passions,...
Feb 14 2010

Practice Not Practicing

Right Effort, Evil, Anger, Cultivation, confusion, Precepts, Instruction, Doubt,...
Feb 06 2010

Tao Wu's Condolence Call

Serial: BZ-02062

Shuso talk

Blue Cliff Record, Continuous, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, true dharma,...
Oct 24 2009

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

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

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

Cultivation, Conversation, Don't Know Mind, Transmission, Fundraising,...
Aug 28 2009

Class 5 Absorption In The Treasury Of Light

Subject-and-Object, Cultivation, Transmission, Manjushri, Lotus Sutra, Religion,...
Jun 11 2009

Present Moment Awareness

Ordinary Mind, Mindfulness, Enthusiasm, Cultivation, Passions, Practice Period,...
May 30 2009

April 19th, 2008, Serial No. 01126

Karma, Right Speech, Soto Zen, Echo, Conversation, Culture, Peace, Cultivation, soto...
Apr 19 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

May 24th, 2007, Serial No. 01054, Side A

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Buddha Nature, Cultivation, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Ordinary...
May 24 2007

November 30th, 2006, Serial No. 01404

Buddha Nature, Composure, Daily Life, Dependent Origination, Nirvana, Concentration,...
Nov 30 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

Breathing Out

Serial: BZ-01186

Sesshin Day 2

Breath, Pure Existence, Renunciation, Buddha Nature, Karma, Don't Know Mind, Big...
Sep 04 2005
Berkeley Zen Center

June 18th, 2005, Serial No. 01328

Lotus Sutra, Dharma Transmission, Patience, Tassajara, Cultivation, Humility,...
Jun 18 2005

October 28th, 2004, Serial No. 01027, Side A

Platform Sutra, Sixth Patriarch, Cultivation, Birth-and-Death, Lineage, Dharma...
Oct 28 2004

March 8th, 2004, Serial No. 01020, Side B

Monastic Practice, Birth-and-Death, Buddha's Birthday, Mindfulness, Cultivation...
Mar 08 2004

February 29th, 2004, Serial No. 00578

Monastic Practice, Lay Practice, Cultivation, Aspects of Practice, Dragons, Don'...
Feb 29 2004

Dogen's Chiji Shingi

Serial: BZ-01376B

The Head Gardener, Rohatsu Day 7

Buddha Nature, Cultivation, Continuous, Daily Life, Dragons, Intuition, Monastic...
Dec 07 2003
Berkeley Zen Center

June 12th, 2003, Serial No. 00291, Side A

Mindfulness, Concentration, Cultivation, Bell, Four Noble Truths, Four Foundations,...
Jun 12 2003

March 6th, 2003, Serial No. 00490

Four Noble Truths, Mindfulness, Cultivation, Passions, Concentration, training, Karma...
Mar 06 2003

October 3rd, 2002, Serial No. 00457

Attachment, Impermanence, Lovingkindness, Commitment, Cultivation, Anger, Hate,...
Oct 03 2002

September 26th, 2002, Serial No. 00456

Cultivation, Happiness, Equanimity, Attachment, Intimacy, confusion, Karma,...
Sep 26 2002

September 19th, 2002, Serial No. 00455

confusion, Mindfulness, Practice Period, Evil, Nirvana, Cultivation, Anger,...
Sep 19 2002

September 12th, 2002, Serial No. 00478

Demons, Cultivation, Karma, Attachment, confusion, Precepts, Skandas, Greed,...
Sep 12 2002

September 5th, 2002, Serial No. 00479

Bell, Separation, confusion, Echo, Ego, Liberation, Birth-and-Death, Sanctuary,...
Sep 05 2002

August 29th, 2002, Serial No. 00480

Triple Treasure, Separation, causation, Cultivation, confusion, Skandas, Birth-and-...
Aug 29 2002

Zazen as Middle Way

Serial: BZ-00150B

Sesshin Day 2

Zazen, Mahayana, Birth-and-Death, Emotions, Intuition, Lotus Sutra, Religion, Don...
Jun 20 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

April 18th, 2002, Serial No. 00446

Precepts, Right Speech, Obstacles, Liberation, Heart Sutra, Observe, Passions, Bell,...
Apr 18 2002

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

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

February 24th, 2001, Serial No. 00131, Side A

Silent Illumination, Instruction, Daily Life, Cultivation, confusion, Branching...
Feb 24 2001

November 11th, 2000, Serial No. 00123, Side A

Posture, Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Rumi, Bowing, Peace, Cultivation, Echo, Patience,...
Nov 11 2000