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Attention and Attachment

Birth-and-Death, Mindfulness, Ordinary Mind, Four Foundations, Daily Life, Book of...
Dec 12 2020

Women Ancestors Class 2

Lay, Priest, Transmission, Monastic Practice, Dharma Transmission, Teacher-and-...
Nov 24 2020

Women Ancestors Class 2 1

Lay, Priest-and-Lay, Priest, Transmission, Monastic Practice, Dharma Transmission,...
Nov 17 2020

Senior Student Tributes

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

Hunger

Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, Four Foundations, Lay, Bodhisattva Vow, Greed,...
Oct 03 2020

Virtual Skit Night

Offering, Zoom, Hate, Posture, American, Lay, Transmission, Discrimination,...
Jul 13 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

Joyful Effort

Sangha, War, Enthusiasm, Politics, Patience, Silence, Bell, Culture, Lay
Mar 01 2020

Does Big Mind Care

Big Mind, Offering, Anger, Sangha, Observe, Vows, Lay
Jan 18 2020

Questions

Priest, Transmission, Big Mind, Dharma Transmission, Karma, Hindrances, Lineage, Lay...
Dec 08 2019

Joshu's Quotes: Preference, Non-Preference

Passions, American, Politics, Intuition, Duality, Culture, Doubt, War, Lay
Dec 04 2019

Cultivating the Mind and Practice of the Six Paramitas: Practicing Generosity From the Inside Out

Serial: BZ-02704

Sesshin

Mahayana, Confession-and-Repentance, training, Branching Streams, Bodhisattva Way,...
Oct 06 2019

Sojun Roshi's 90th Birthday Party

Building, Dharma Transmission, Lay, Teacher-and-Student, Tassajara, Fundraising,...
Jul 20 2019

Beat Zen Square Zen and Zen

Monastic Practice, Duality, Non-duality, Birth-and-Death, true dharma, American, Lay...
Jul 13 2019

Zenki and Shoji Class 4

Serial: BZ-02682

PP Class 4

 

Four Noble Truths, Six Realms, Birth-and-Death, Impermanence, Lay, Vinaya, Platform...
Jun 06 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

Don't Be Stingy

Precepts, Lay, Separation, Lay Practice, Dharma Transmission, Don't Know Mind,...
Apr 20 2019

Being Shuso and Learning to Say Yes

Practice Period, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Nature, training, Lay, Patience, Bowing...
Dec 15 2018

Way-Seeking Mind Talk

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

This Sesshin was Wonderlfully Done

Serial: BZ-02653

Rohatsu Day 6

 

Silence, Big Mind, Priest, Vows, Offering, Doubt, Obstacles, Culture, Lay, Ego...
Dec 07 2018

The Heart of Priest and Lay Practice

Priest, Gaining Mind, Lay, Lay Practice, Ego, Practice Period, Priest-and-Lay,...
Apr 21 2018

Patachara Story

Serial: BZ-02602

Women's Sesshin

 

Four Noble Truths, Peace, Lay, Discrimination, Politics, Obstacles, Ordination,...
Mar 04 2018

Defying Gravity 2

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

Working with Our Mind

Mindfulness, Ego, Peace, Hate, Anger, Continuous, Describe, Culture, Lay
Jul 15 2017

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-02555

Sesshin Day 4

 

Discrimination, Four Noble Truths, Buddha Nature, Teacher-and-Student, Heart Sutra,...
Jun 10 2017

Ordination and Taking the Precepts

Precepts, Birth-and-Death, Evil, Bodhisattva Way, Priest-and-Lay, Bodhisattva...
Jun 03 2017

Precepts Class 2

Serial: BZ-02544

PP Class

Vinaya, Precepts, Priest, Lay, Confession-and-Repentance, Offering, Karma, Attachment...
May 11 2017

Precepts Class 1

Serial: BZ-02542

PP Class

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Mahayana, Nirvana, Evil, Bodhisattva Vow, Lotus Sutra...
May 04 2017

The Bodhisattva Chaplaincy

Lotus Sutra, training, Evil, First Principle, Buddha Nature, Book of Serenity, Lay,...
Aug 27 2016

White Bird in Snow

Serial: BZ-02481

Jukai

 

Precepts, Lineage, Lay Ordination, Ordination, Bodhisattva Way, Lay, Transmission,...
Jun 04 2016

Leaving Home

Demons, Platform Sutra, Ordination, Lay, Birth-and-Death, Vows, Buddha Nature,...
Apr 09 2016

Women's Roles and Attitudes in the 21st Century

Priest, training, Lay, Discrimination, Politics, Ego, Non-duality, Vows, Culture,...
Mar 06 2016

Shakyamuni Buddha's Parinirvana

Nirvana, Four Foundations, Happiness, Right Effort, Precepts, Lay, Mahayana, Observe...
Feb 13 2016

The Glorious Death of the First Buddhist Nuns Mahapraj in Pali and Chinese

Nirvana, Offering, Lay, Funeral, Ordination, Vimalakirti, Mahayana, Culture, American...
Nov 28 2015

Feel Me Good

Practice Period, Teacher-and-Student, Practice Position, Family Practice, Priest-and-...
Oct 03 2015

Ordination and Patience

Priest, Lay, Attachment, Transmission, American, Dharma Transmission, Ordination,...
Sep 12 2015

What Makes Zen Center Run

Practice Period, Teacher-and-Student, Practice Position, Family Practice, Priest-and-...
Aug 22 2015

Practice of Dialogue

Four Noble Truths, Ordinary Mind, Chanting, Teacher-and-Student, Global Warming,...
Jul 18 2015

The Purpose of Buddhism

Vows, Karma, Repentance, Bodhisattva Vow, Hate, training, Greed, Lay, Building, War...
Mar 21 2015

Radical Acceptance

Four Noble Truths, Conversation, Karma, Mahayana, Lay, Anger, Attachment
Feb 28 2015

Seijiki: Feeding the Hungry Ghosts

Offering, Mindfulness, Conversation, Culture, Peace, Lay
Oct 25 2014

The Widow's Son

Karma, confusion, Tassajara, Building, Anger, Lay
Aug 16 2014

Case 16 of Denkoroku

Priest, Absolute-and-Relative, Mindfulness, Heart Sutra, American, Lay, Conversation...
Apr 13 2014

The Three Bodies of Buddha

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

The Middle Way

Four Noble Truths, Right Speech, Right Effort, Posture, Culture, Liberation, Observe...
Feb 08 2014

Building A Zen Monastery

Building, Soto Zen, Priest, American, training, soto, Culture, Religion, War, Lay...
Jan 04 2014

Form and Formlessness in Zen Practice

Precepts, Practice Period, Daily Life, Bodhisattva Precepts, Lay, Teacher-and-Student...
Oct 05 2013

Lay Ordination

Serial: BZ-02312

History of American Lay Ordination, Saturday Lecture

Jukai, Lay Ordination, Lay, Priest, Lay Practice, Precepts, Ordination, Lineage,...
Jun 15 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

What is the Basis of our Activity

Serial: BZ-02300

Why Do We Chant?, Saturday Lecture

Chanting, Suzuki Roshi, Dogen, Sixth Patriarch, training, Lay Practice, Priest,...
Mar 30 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

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