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Zazen and Willingness

Ego, Posture, Blue Cliff Record, Silence, Instruction, Offering, Dharma Transmission...
Jul 14 2012

Just Enough Problems

Karma, Big Mind, Bell, Offering, Interdependence, Rinzai, Enemies, soto, Silence,...
Dec 07 2011

Real Women Doing the Possible

Gratitude, Offering, Soto Zen, training, Daily Life, Avalokiteshvara, Ordination,...
Nov 06 2011


Blue Cliff Record, Oneness, resistance, Commitment, Teacher-and-Student, Silence,...
Sep 17 2011

Zenki and Shoji

Birth-and-Death, Nirvana, Liberation, Heart Sutra, Lay, Bowing, Silence, Observe,...
Sep 03 2011

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

Zazenshin Class

Transmission, Peace, Silence, Beginners, Instruction, Fundraising, Posture, Buddha...
May 12 2011

How Life Is Like Playing In A Bluegrass Band

Practice Period, Ego, Silence, Observe, Conversation, Culture, Religion
Apr 30 2011

The Painting of a Rice Cake

Hindrances, Composure, Intuition, Oneness, Liberation, Silence, Posture, training,...
Sep 05 2010

Things I Have Faith In

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

Loving Speech

Right Speech, Patience, Four Foundations, Offering, Precepts, Lay Ordination, Karma,...
Jul 31 2010

Reality Revealed in the Workplace

Serial: BZ-02104

Shuso talk

Birth-and-Death, Darkness and Light, Light-and-Darkness, Silence, Liberation,...
Jun 12 2010


Sanctuary, Book of Serenity, Five Ranks, Silence, Buddha Nature, Interdependence,...
May 01 2010

Stillness and Activity

Enemies, Silence, Don't Know Mind, Intimacy, Chanting, Passions, Transmission,...
Apr 10 2010

Growing Up

Composure, Discrimination, Non-discrimination, Priest, Silence, Passions,...
Jul 25 2009

Hongzhi's Guidepost for the Hall of Pure Bliss

Serial: BZ-02042

Silent Illumination, Sesshin Day 1

Jijuyu Zanmai, Pain, Silent Illumination, Constancy, Silent Illumination, Continuous...
Jun 17 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

Tao Wu's Condolence Call: Blue Cliff Record Case 55: Serial No. 01092

Serial: BZ-01092


Birth-and-Death, Echo, Duality, Offering, Funeral, Silence, Mahayana, Transmission,...
Feb 15 2009

Tao Wu's Condolence Call

Blue Cliff Record, Birth-and-Death, Offering, Echo, Duality, Buddha Nature, Funeral,...
Feb 15 2009

Ryokan's Poems: Butterfly Dreams. Great Fool pages 187 & 191: Serial No. 01087

Serial: BZ-01087

Teaching Retreat

Offering, American, Peace, Priest, Impermanence, Silence, Discrimination, Culture,...
Jan 24 2009
Berkeley Zen Center

Everyday Practice; Serial No. 01160, Side B

Serial: BZ-01160B

Women's sesshin

Precepts, Greed, Separation, Vows, Silence, Hate, Offering, Culture, Instruction,...
Sep 21 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

The Brain and Enlightenment

Enlightenment, Dependent Origination, Monkey Mind, Peace, Bodhisattva Vow, Subject-...
Aug 02 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

May 5th, 2008, Serial No. 01130

Confession-and-Repentance, Tassajara, Practice Period, Karma, Building, Repentance,...
May 05 2008

April 19th, 2008, Serial No. 01126

Karma, Right Speech, Soto Zen, Echo, Conversation, Culture, Peace, Cultivation, soto...
Apr 19 2008

February 18th, 2008, Serial No. 01116

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

Blue Cliff Record: Case #63

Serial: BZ-01113

Nansen Kills the Cat, Saturday Lecture

Nansen, BCR-63, Karmic Consequences, Karma, Buddha Nature, Silence, Forgiveness,...
Feb 09 2008
Berkeley Zen Center

January 26th, 2008, Serial No. 01111

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

January 19th, 2008, Serial No. 01109, Side B

Bell, Daily Life, Hate, Culture, Emotions, Ego, Impermanence, Liberation, Silence,...
Jan 19 2008

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

Blue Cliff Record: Case #61

Serial: BZ-01002

Raising a Particle of Dust, Saturday Lecture

Sangha, Community, BCR-61, Dragons, Soto Zen, Teacher-and-Student, soto, Silence,...
Oct 06 2007
Berkeley Zen Center

September 22nd, 2007, Serial No. 00999

Vows, Bodhisattva Vow, Demons, Instruction, Silence, Precepts, Priest, Karma...
Sep 22 2007

September 15th, 2007, Serial No. 00997

Culture, Precepts, Monastic Practice, Ordination, Aspects of Practice, Silence,...
Sep 15 2007

January 20th, 2007, Serial No. 01413

Branching Streams, Subject-and-Object, Lotus Sutra, Peace, Dragons, Discrimination,...
Jan 20 2007

September 9th, 2006, Serial No. 01385

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

What Does It Mean to Practice Prajna Paramita?

Serial: BZ-01167

Sesshin Day 2

Heart Sutra, Religion, Nirvana, Four Noble Truths, Practice Period, Non-duality,...
Jun 15 2006
Berkeley Zen Center

February 4th, 2006, Serial No. 01213

Priest, Silence, Discrimination, Aspects of Practice, Practice Period, Beginners,...
Feb 04 2006

August 13th, 2005, Serial No. 01341

Silence, Right Speech, Culture, Conversation, Intimacy, Echo, Observe, Passions,...
Aug 13 2005

July 11th, 2005, Serial No. 00774

Five Ranks, Posture, Absolute-and-Relative, confusion, Daily Life, Platform Sutra,...
Jul 11 2005

April 23rd, 2005, Serial No. 01319, Side B

Silence, Bodhidharma, Lay, Practice Period, Bowing, Oneness, Priest, Lay Practice,...
Apr 23 2005

On Race

Serial: BZ-00601

Sesshin Day 7

Diversity, Culture, Lay, Discrimination, Hate, soto, Silence, confusion, Bell,...
Mar 29 2005

March 8th, 2005, Serial No. 00587

Berkeley Zen Center, Practice Period, Attachment, Don't Know Mind, Vows,...
Mar 08 2005

Expressing Yourself Completely

Serial: BZ-00572

Sesshin Day 5

Silence, Practice Period, Vows, Ordinary Mind, Teacher-and-Student, confusion, Bell,...
Feb 24 2005

February 22nd, 2005, Serial No. 00592

Book of Serenity, Instruction, Offering, Buddha Ancestors, Manjushri, Silence,...
Feb 22 2005

February 20th, 2005, Serial No. 01309

Offering, Silence, Lay Ordination, Practice Period, Harmonizing, Soto Zen, Peace,...
Feb 20 2005

January 23rd, 2005, Serial No. 00775

Subject-and-Object, Ordinary Mind, Discrimination, Ego, Intuition, Attachment,...
Jan 23 2005

The Eighth Characteristic of an Enlightened Person

Serial: BZ-01298

No Babbling (Idle Talk), Saturday Lecture

Enlightenment, Precepts, Right Speech, Dream World, Subject-and-Object, Silence, Ego...
Dec 11 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

November 20th, 2004, Serial No. 01290, Side B

Silence, Silent Illumination, Emotions, Platform Sutra, Soto Zen, Subject-and-Object...
Nov 20 2004

October 24th, 2004, Serial No. 01286, Side B

Dragons, Aspects of Practice, Posture, Practice Period, Instruction, Karma, training...
Oct 24 2004

March 27th, 2004, Serial No. 01257

Impermanence, Berkeley Zen Center, Silence, Diversity, Birth-and-Death, Practice...
Mar 27 2004

Blue Cliff Record: Case #29

Serial: BZ-01249

It Will Be Gone With the Others, Sesshin Day 2

BCR-29, Birth-and-Death, Silence, resistance, Five Ranks, Bodhisattva Vow, Liberation...
Feb 15 2004
Berkeley Zen Center

What About the Moment When Going Beyond Duality?

Serial: BZ-01370B

Rohatsu Day 1

Duality, Instruction, Priest, Continuous, Silence, Daily Life, Duality, Posture,...
Dec 01 2003
Berkeley Zen Center