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Getting Stuck

Big Mind, Ordinary Mind, Lay Practice, Emotions, Humility
Aug 28 2021

Don't Know Mind

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

Good Karma

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

Ending Racism

Mindfulness, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Current Events, American, Happiness, Observe,...
Aug 25 2018

The Therigata

Right Speech, Right Effort, Ordination, Humility, Mahayana, Discrimination,...
Mar 03 2018

Practices for Practice Period

Practice Period, Addiction, Humility, Renunciation, Daily Life, Precepts, Mindfulness...
Apr 29 2017

Practice is the Details of My Life

Buddha Nature, Humility, Dharma Transmission, Soto Zen, Offering, Echo, Gratitude,...
Aug 13 2016

Practice as Intimate Relationship

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

One Continuous Mistake

Continuous, Buddha Nature, Composure, Silent Illumination, Don't Know Mind,...
Mar 14 2015

Teaching for the Tenzo

Evil, Hindrances, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Dragons, Continuous, Instruction...
Jun 22 2014

The Three Bodies of Buddha

Priest, Precepts, Lay, Ordination, training, Practice Period, Karma, Lay Practice,...
Apr 12 2014

Repentance Ceremony

Evil, Precepts, Humility, Repentance, Bodhisattva Vow, Attachment, Four Noble Truths...
Mar 15 2014

Shelterless Shelter

Triple Treasure, Sangha, Gratitude, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Practice Period, Vows,...
Oct 12 2013


Serial: BZ-02313

Review of Zazen, Sesshin

Effort, Zazen, Sesshin, Nirvana, Mindfulness, Practice Period, resistance, Mahayana,...
Jun 19 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Eight Awakenings

Nirvana, Mindfulness, Practice Period, resistance, Mahayana, Passions, Concentration...
Jun 08 2013

Our Minor Precepts

Serial: BZ-02275

Saturday Lecture

Precepts, Renunciation, Emotions, Humility, Sangha, Conversation, Beginners, Patience...
Nov 17 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Please Call Me By My True Names

Birth-and-Death, Observe, Humility, Impermanence, Silence, Heart Sutra, Separation,...
Jul 28 2012

Three Stories About Love

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

Zenki and Shoji

Birth-and-Death, Karma, Samsara, Nirvana, confusion, Fasting, Daily Life,...
Sep 04 2011

Anything Is Possible

Repentance, Buddha Nature, Anger, Humility, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Ordinary Mind,...
Aug 13 2011

You Can't Make a Date with Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02149

Not Always So, Rohatsu Day 7

Sangha, Duality, Intuition, Composure, Buddha Nature, Humility, Continuous, Daily...
Dec 11 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

Minor Precepts-Shingi

Serial: BZ-02139

Precepts, Saturday Lecture

Precepts, Shingi, Precepts, Forgiveness, Humility, Renunciation, Conversation,...
Nov 13 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

Mumonkan Case 12

Serial: BZ-02117

Zuigan Calls "Master", Saturday Lecture

Birth-and-Death, Buddha Nature, MM-12, Birth-and-Death, Fox, Ego, Concentration,...
Jul 24 2010
Berkeley Zen Center

Continuous Practice

Serial: BZ-02044

Shuso talk

Practice Period, Continuous, Conversation, Intimacy, Happiness, Passions, Hate, Vows...
Jun 19 2009

Who is That One?

Serial: BZ-02028

Shakyamuni and Maitreya are servants of That One, One-Day Sitting

Non-duality, Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, Nirmanakaya, MM-45, Big Mind, Practice Period...
May 09 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

Sulak Wisdom of Sustainability

Happiness, Peace, Non-violence, Culture, Greed, Building, Humility, Interdependence,...
Apr 25 2009

Blue Cliff Record: Case #80

Serial: BZ-01140

Joshu's the New-born Babe Part I, Sesshin Day 2

Joshu, BCR-80, Emotions, Continuous, Birth-and-Death, Karma, Ego, Attachment,...
Jun 19 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

Overview of Practice Period

Serial: BZ-01127

Requirements - Intention - Commitment, Saturday Lecture

Practice Period, Intention, Practice Period, Commitment, Daily Life, Family Practice...
Apr 26 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

February 18th, 2008, Serial No. 01116

Impermanence, Mindfulness, Funeral, Doubt, Lay, Happiness, Priest, Humility, Patience...
Feb 18 2008

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

Buddha's Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-01105

Rohatsu Day 7

Enlightenment, Buddha, Buddha Nature, Daily Life, Duality, Interdependence,...
Dec 08 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Our Sphere of Practice

Serial: BZ-01103

Nonseparation of Zazen and Worldly Activity, Rohatsu Day 5

Practice, Politics, Zazen, War, SER-12, War, Diversity, Evil, Religion, Building,...
Dec 06 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

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

Tenzo Kyokun

Serial: BZ-00995

Teaching Retreat

Tenzo Kyokun, Birth-and-Death, Offering, Chanting, Lay, Passions, Continuous, Daily...
Sep 02 2007
Part 2 of 2
Berkeley Zen Center

June 22nd, 2007, Serial No. 01442

Doubt, Evil, Practice Period, Gaining Mind, Bowing, Heart Sutra, Bell, Lay, Humility...
Jun 22 2007

This Is It

Serial: BZ-01436A

Saturday Lecture

Mindfulness, Koan, Karma, Doubt, confusion, Big Mind, Instruction, Religion, Priest,...
May 19 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

Precepts - Minor Precepts as Attitude

Serial: BZ-01398

Our own Vinaya that will help our Practice, Monday Morning

Precepts, Vinaya, Precepts, Humility, Bodhisattva Precepts, Emotions, Vinaya,...
Nov 13 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

September 9th, 2006, Serial No. 01385

Humility, training, Forgiveness, Karma, Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Culture...
Sep 09 2006

July 1st, 2006, Serial No. 01172, Side B

Ego, American, War, Happiness, Humility, Peace, Fasting, Evil, Patience, Culture...
Jul 01 2006

April 22nd, 2006, Serial No. 01230

Dragons, zen meditation, Four Noble Truths, Zoom, Peace, Humility, Intimacy, War...
Apr 22 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

An Ordination History

Serial: BZ-01192

Saturday Lecture

Ordination, Priest, Priest, Monastic Practice, Lay Practice, Lay, Renunciation,...
Oct 08 2005
Berkeley Zen Center

August 6th, 2005, Serial No. 01340

Bell, Tassajara, Instruction, Humility, Intimacy, Greed, Culture, Religion
Aug 06 2005

June 18th, 2005, Serial No. 01328

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

June 9th, 2005, Serial No. 01034, Side A

Duality, Daily Life, Intuition, Two Truths, Buddha Nature, Absolute-and-Relative,...
Jun 09 2005

June 9th, 2005, Serial No. 01552

Daily Life, Duality, Absolute-and-Relative, Humility, Don't Know Mind, Non-...
Jun 09 2005

Delusion and Ignorance

Serial: BZ-01323

Saturday Lecture

Delusion, Ignorance, Happiness, resistance, Greed, Ego, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death...
May 14 2005
Berkeley Zen Center