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Sangha Jewel

American, Building, Religion, Ordination, Dana
Jun 19 2021
Berkeley Zen Center

Case 17 Book of Serenity

Serial: BZ-02351


SER-17, Intuition, Continuous, Discrimination, Observe, Equanimity, Hate, Duality,...
Feb 21 2014
Berkeley Zen Center

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

Buddha's Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02343


Forgiveness, Emotions, Attachment, Intuition, Big Mind, Ego, Discrimination, Daily...
Dec 07 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Think not Thinking

Serial: BZ-02342


Forgiveness, Forgiveness, Emotions, Anger, Birth-and-Death, Greed, Happiness,...
Dec 06 2013
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-02340


Forgiveness, Anger, Forgiveness, Emotions, Anger, American, Attachment, Transmission...
Dec 04 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Brain Washing 1,7,3,5

Serial: BZ-02339


Dogen, Tenzo Kyokun, Anger, Birth-and-Death, Emotions, Daily Life, Hate, Dragons,...
Dec 03 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Zazen Instruction

Serial: BZ-02338


Zazen, Posture, Pure Existence, Discrimination, Five Ranks, Religion, Emotions,...
Dec 02 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Joshu's 4 Gates and Joshu's Bridge

Serial: BZ-02337


Joshu, BCR-9, BCR-52, Ego, Manjushri, Lotus Sutra, Hindrances, Fundraising, Culture,...
Dec 01 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Practice in the gate and outside

Serial: BZ-02334

Saturday Lecture

Emotions, Emotions, Anger, Dependent Origination, Addiction, Subject-and-Object, Ego...
Nov 09 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

The Dharma of Money

Serial: BZ-02329

History of BZC Finances, Saturday Lecture

Money, Building, Fundraising, Priest, Sangha, Patience, Chanting, Observe, training...
Sep 28 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Seijo and Her Soul

Serial: BZ-02321

Lotus Sutra, Saturday Lecture

Lotus Sutra, MM-35, Birth-and-Death, Absolute-and-Relative, Lotus Sutra, Religion,...
Jul 27 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Blue Cliff Record Case 89

Serial: BZ-02318

Find Out for Yourself, Saturday Lecture

Priest, Avalokiteshvara, BCR-89, Intuition, Instruction, Priest, Daily Life, Precepts...
Jul 06 2013
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-02315

Working with Pain, Sesshin

Discrimination, Pain, Birth-and-Death, Attachment, Conversation, Bodhidharma, Enemies...
Jun 21 2013
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-02314

zazen, Sesshin

Sesshin, Breath, Separation, Mundane Life, Oneness, Daily Life, Conversation, Posture...
Jun 20 2013
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-02313

Review of Zazen, Sesshin

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

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

On The Bodhisattva Ceremony

Serial: BZ-02309

Karma, Saturday Lecture

Katagiri Roshi, Karma, Confession-and-Repentance, Precepts, Repentance, Karma, Peace...
May 25 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

Practice Period Standards

Serial: BZ-02307

Shin Ji, One-Day Sitting

Karma, Practice Period, Forgiveness, Commitment, Repentance, Continuous, Don't...
May 11 2013
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-02304

Shikantaza, Saturday Lecture

Samadhi, Suzuki Roshi, Vairochana Buddha, Precious Mirror, Darkness and Light, Silent...
Apr 20 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


Serial: BZ-02294

Sandokai, Sesshin Day 2

Suzuki Roshi, Sekito Kisen, Anger, Birth-and-Death, Emotions, Funeral, American,...
Feb 17 2013
Part 4 of 4
Berkeley Zen Center

Six Qualities from the Abhidhamma

Serial: BZ-02289

Tranquility, Agility, Pliancy, Workableness, Proficiency, Saturday Lecture

No-Self, Abhidharma, Zazen, Daily Life, Composure, Nirvana, Hindrances, Attachment,...
Feb 02 2013
Berkeley Zen Center

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

Sandokai Lecture Six

Serial: BZ-02284

Couplet 12, Rohatsu Day 7

Diversity, Absolute-and-Relative, Tassajara, Oneness, Daily Life, resistance, Nirvana...
Dec 08 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Serving Practice

Serial: BZ-02283

Rohatsu Day 6

Pure Existence, Duality, Bowing, Intimacy, Bell, Composure, Practice Period, War,...
Dec 07 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Sandokai Lecture Five

Serial: BZ-02282

Couplet 5 cont'd, Rohatsu Day 5

Composure, Monastic Practice, resistance, Instruction, Ego, Big Mind, Bell, Offering...
Dec 06 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Sandokai Lecture Four

Serial: BZ-02281

Couplet 5, Rohatsu Day 4

Bell, Practice Position, Discrimination, Practice Period, Chanting, Subject-and-...
Dec 05 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Sandokai Lecture Three

Serial: BZ-02280

Couplet 34, Rohatsu Day 3

Forgiveness, Big Mind, Four Noble Truths, Oneness, Duality, Karma, Practice Period,...
Dec 04 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Sandokai Lecture Two

Serial: BZ-02279

Couplets 2 & 3, Rohatsu Day 2

Branching Streams, Big Mind, Discrimination, Attachment, Two Truths, Dependent...
Dec 03 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Sandokai Lecture One

Serial: BZ-02278

Title and Couplet 1, Rohatsu Day 1

Big Mind, Platform Sutra, Discrimination, Oneness, Lineage, Absolute-and-Relative,...
Dec 02 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Our Minor Precepts

Serial: BZ-02275

Saturday Lecture

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

Fundraising at BZC

Serial: BZ-02266

History of BZC, Saturday Lecture

balance, Practice Positions, Volunteer and Hired Labor, Adaptations of Zen in America


Sangha, Fundraising, Practice Position, American, Building, training, Enthusiasm,...
Sep 22 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

My Three Weeks in Europe

Serial: BZ-02265

Zen in Europe, Saturday Lecture

Kobun Chino, Vanya Palmers, Culture, Building, Religion, Priest, Tassajara, American...
Sep 15 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Bodhisattva Ceremony

Serial: BZ-02252

3 Pure Precepts, Saturday Lecture

Bodhisattva, Repentance, Vows, Repentance, Evil, Precepts, Karma, Vows, Four Noble...
Jul 07 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Genjo Koan - Section 10B-Part-3

Serial: BZ-02250

Transformation at the Base, Sesshin Day 5]

Live life one moment at a time


Suffering, Birth-and-Death, Intuition, Emotions, Dragons, Passions, Religion...
Jun 24 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

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

Genjo Koan - Section 10B-Part-1

Serial: BZ-02248

Firewood and Ash, Sesshin Day 3

Birth-and-Death, Impermanence, Dogen, Birth-and-Death, Triple Treasure, Six Realms,...
Jun 22 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Genjo Koan - Section 9

Serial: BZ-02247

No Gaining Idea, Sesshin Day 2, All dharmas are without self

Subject-and-Object, Duality, Non-duality, Precious Mirror, Impermanence, Heart Sutra...
Jun 21 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

To Study the Way is to Study the Self

Serial: BZ-02246

The Self and Myriad Dharmas, Sesshin Day 1

Enlightenment, Five Ranks, Nishiari Bokusan, Attachment, Birth-and-Death, Subject-and...
Jun 20 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Family Practice

Serial: BZ-02245

Saturday Lecture

Zazen, Family Practice, Practice Period, Intuition, Observe, Bell, Tassajara,...
Jun 16 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

The Question of Love

Serial: BZ-02243

Zen Lesson in the Art of Leadership, Saturday Lecture

Partiality and Impartiality


Lovingkindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Equanimity, Attachment, Big Mind,...
May 26 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Practice Period Admonitions

Serial: BZ-02242

Peaceful Abiding, One-Day Sitting

Karma, Shuso, Ceremony, Effort, Admonitions, Practice Period, Daily Life, Family...
May 12 2012
Berkeley Zen Center


Serial: BZ-02235

The Backward Step, One-Day Sitting

Samadhi, Non-thinking, Dragons, Dharma Transmission, Lotus Sutra, Intuition, Lineage...
Mar 17 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Nishiari Commentary on Genjo Koan

Serial: BZ-02233

Three Commentaries on Genjo Koan, new book,

Meaning of term Koan

Saturday Lecture

Genjokoan, Nishiari Bokusan, Kosho Uchiyama, Subject-and-Object, Birth-and-Death,...
Mar 03 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Money is Pure

Serial: BZ-02231

Money and Labor Talk by Suzuki Roshi, Sesshin Day 2

Dogen, Cooking, Dana Paramita, Fox, Culture, Evil, Building, First Principle, Buddha...
Feb 19 2012
Part 1 of 2
Berkeley Zen Center

Nirvana-The Death of the Ego

Serial: BZ-02230

Buddha's Parinirvana, Sesshin Day 1

Suzuki Roshi, Teacher-and-Student, Fearlessness, Separation, Birth-and-Death, Nirvana...
Feb 18 2012
Part 1 of 2
Berkeley Zen Center

No Gaining Mind Amidst Undulations

Serial: BZ-02228

Big Mind and Shikantaza, Saturday Lecture

Nirvana, Time, Letting Go, Teacher-and-Student, Gaining Mind, Teacher-and-Student,...
Feb 04 2012
Berkeley Zen Center

Zazen and the Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02227

Beneficial Attachment, One-Day Sitting

Passive and Active Zazen


Shikantaza, Posture, Breath, Zazen, Monkey Mind, Concentration, Big Mind, Mindfulness...
Jan 21 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