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Looking Back To Look Forward

Emotions, Blue Cliff Record, Diversity, Culture, Enemies, New Year, Dharma...
Nov 14 2020

What Do You Call The World

Book of Serenity, Echo, Mindfulness, Six Realms, New Year, Teacher-and-Student,...
Sep 19 2020

Intention and Letting Go

Vows, Birth-and-Death, Daily Life, New Year, Bell, Tassajara, Conversation, Doubt,...
Jan 04 2020

Zen Training

training, Practice Position, Posture, Instruction, Gaining Mind, New Year, Bell, Evil...
Jan 05 2019


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

The Year of the Rooster 2017

Addiction, Sanctuary, War, Politics, New Year, Composure, Patience, Hate, Intuition,...
Dec 17 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

Yunmen's Body Exposed in The Golden Wind

Serial: BZ-02467

Class Blue Cliff Record Case 27


BCR-27, Dragons, Buddha Ancestors, Birth-and-Death, Bodhidharma, New Year, Sixth...
Mar 21 2016

Zazen and Six Qualitative Factors

Gaining Mind, Posture, resistance, Birth-and-Death, stubbornness, Daily Life, Duality...
Mar 19 2016

Plum Blossoms

Concentration, Dharma Transmission, New Year, Teacher-and-Student, Bell, Priest-and-...
Jan 30 2016

Dizang Planting the Fields

Serial: BZ-02452

 Case 12


Separation, resistance, New Year, Doubt, Peace, Passions, Anger
Jan 02 2016

Zen of Four Seasons

Posture, Echo, Peace, Karma, New Year, Separation, War, Subject-and-Object,...
Aug 29 2015

How Change Happens

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

Going for Refuge

Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Four Noble Truths, training, New Year, Platform Sutra, Nirvana...
Jan 10 2015

Berkeley Zen Center in 2013

Serial: BZ-02344

Saturday Lecture

Work, Practice Period, New Year, Tassajara, Family Practice, Ego, Continuous,...
Dec 14 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Dogen's Vow

true dharma, Vows, Silence, Repentance, Study Period, Doubt, Karma, New Year,...
Aug 31 2013

The State of the World According to Sojun

Serial: BZ-02285

Saturday Lecture

Religion, New Year, Greed, Four Noble Truths, Evil, War, Peace, Enemies, Manjushri,...
Jan 05 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Five Powers of Zen

Renunciation, Mindfulness, Impermanence, Dependent Origination, New Year,...
Dec 01 2012

Genjo Koan - Section 10B-Part-2

Serial: BZ-02249

Nishiari Bokusan commentary, Sesshin Day 4

Point of non-duality, Zazen-discrete moments in time, Time as Discontinuous


Bodhidharma, Non-duality, Time, Birth-and-Death, Karma, Discrimination, Non-duality,...
Jun 23 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Dharma Kaleidescope

Serial: BZ-02225

Bodhisattva Ceremony, Saturday Lecture

Peace, Lay Practice, Platform Sutra, Evil, Evil, Karma, New Year, Platform Sutra,...
Jan 07 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Suzuki Roshi's Eko Lecture

Serial: BZ-02186

Encoragement of Practice, Sesshin Day 2

Chanting, Eko, Offering, Echo, Offering, Funeral, Chanting, Religion, Priest,...
Jun 16 2011
Berkeley Zen Center

Zazenshin Class

Intuition, Posture, Gaining Mind, New Year, Discrimination, Describe, Separation,...
May 26 2011

On Race and Buddhism

American, New Year, Duality, Mindfulness, Culture, Interdependence, Bodhisattva Vow,...
Jan 08 2011

Things I Have Faith In

Right Effort, Blue Cliff Record, Oneness, New Year, Big Mind, Samadhi, resistance,...
Aug 21 2010

The Advantage of New Years

New Year, Happiness, Bodhidharma, Emotions, Impermanence, Precepts, Culture, Fox,...
Jan 02 2010

Holidays and Affliction

Dragons, Gratitude, New Year, Addiction, Intimacy, Birth-and-Death, confusion, Don...
Nov 21 2009

The Tao of Old Age, Sickness, and Death

Serial: BZ-02036

Shuso talk

Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, New Year, Ordinary Mind, Beginners, Patience,...
May 29 2009

Beginners and Beginning: Self sufficiency: Serial No. 01084

Beginners, Composure, Light-and-Darkness, New Year, Bodhisattva Vow, Buddha Ancestors...
Jan 03 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

January 26th, 2008, Serial No. 01111

Offering, Silence, New Year, Hate, Passions, Separation, Conversation, Peace,...
Jan 26 2008

December 15th, 2007, Serial No. 01106

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

How to Practice

Serial: BZ-00989

Being Creative in Practice, Saturday Lecture

Practice, Creativity, Monastic Practice, Subject-and-Object, Daily Life, Big Mind,...
Aug 11 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

What Is It That Comes?

Serial: BZ-01443

Nangaku Ejo asks Daikan Eno, Sesshin Day 4

Nangaku Ejo, Daikan Eno, Koan, Gaining Mind, Monastic Practice, Practice Period,...
Jun 23 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Practice in the New Year

Serial: BZ-01411

This Is It!, Saturday Lecture

Practice, New Year, confusion, Birth-and-Death, Instruction, Ordinary Mind, Hate,...
Jan 13 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

Zendo Forms

Serial: BZ-01407

Serving, Mokugyo, Chanting, Rohatsu Day 7

Meal Serving, Chanting, Mokugyo, Instruction, Doanryo, New Year, Bowing, Chanting,...
Dec 03 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

September 23rd, 2006, Serial No. 01387

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

February 4th, 2006, Serial No. 01214

Dharma Transmission, Discrimination, Building, Gratitude, New Year, Transmission,...
Feb 04 2006

January 8th, 2005, Serial No. 01300, Side C

Four Noble Truths, New Year, Obstacles, Instruction, Lineage, Precepts, Posture...
Jan 08 2005

Life Is Like Sesshin: Use of Kyusaku: Being Reborn

Serial: BZ-01297

Forgiveness. Renewal for the New Year, Rohatsu Day 7

New Year, Heart Sutra, Practice Period, Tassajara, Renewal, Forgiveness, Dragons,...
Dec 05 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

December 5th, 2004, Serial No. 01565

New Year, Heart Sutra, Practice Period, Tassajara, Renewal, Forgiveness, Dragons,...
Dec 05 2004

February 29th, 2004, Serial No. 00581

resistance, Instruction, Monastic Practice, Lay Practice, Offering, Lay, Posture,...
Feb 29 2004

Bathroom Zen

Serial: BZ-01379

One-Day Sitting

Daily Life, Monastic Practice, Koan, American, New Year, Culture, Continuous, Four...
Jan 10 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

January 3rd, 2004, Serial No. 01378

training, soto, Soto Zen, Priest-and-Lay, Right Effort, New Year, American, Peace,...
Jan 03 2004

Things to be Mindful of in the New Year

Serial: BZ-01377

Is a Six-pack and Pornography Practice?, Saturday Lecture

Precepts, Practice, Daily Life, Commitment, Addiction, Big Mind, Doubt, Family...
Dec 13 2003
Berkeley Zen Center

Eihei Shingi: The Kanin

Serial: BZ-01373

Rohatsu Day 4

Eihei Shingi, Buddha's Birthday, Tassajara, New Year, Lay Practice, Offering,...
Dec 04 2003
Berkeley Zen Center

Joshu's "Go Wash Your Bowls"

Serial: BZ-00178A

One-Day Sitting

Joshu, Continuous, Pure Existence, New Year, Aspects of Practice, Interview, Daily...
Jan 11 2003
Berkeley Zen Center

January 4th, 2003, Serial No. 00177, Side B

New Year, Priest, War, Lineage, Zoom, Soto Zen, Lotus Sutra, Aspects of Practice,...
Jan 04 2003

Keeping the Precepts

Serial: BZ-00177A

Ocku Bhikku, Saturday Lecture

Precepts, Precepts, Intuition, New Year, War, Vows, Anger, Interdependence, Passions...
Dec 14 2002
Berkeley Zen Center

May 2nd, 2002, Serial No. 00447

Right Speech, Conversation, Precepts, Silence, Happiness, New Year, Culture,...
May 02 2002

October 25th, 2001, Serial No. 00475

Lineage, Transmission, Culture, Aspects of Practice, Eight Awarenesses, Birth-and-...
Oct 25 2001

July 30th, 2000, Serial No. 00532

Instruction, Bell, American, Priest, Branching Streams, Family Practice, Building,...
Jul 30 2000