Beginner's Mind Zen Center
   northridge, california
   
 

2009 dharma talks

Thinking Non-thinking

January 31, 2009 | download here
Peter on Dogen's "Thinking non-thinking."

Fourth Perfection of Wisdom: strenuousness

January 24, 2009 | download here
Jane talks on the fourth Perfection of Wisdom: strenuousness.

Doing zazen is coming home

January 17, 2009 | download here
Peter discussing why doing zazen is coming home.

On Washing Dishes

February 28, 2009 | download here
Peter talking about washing dishes.

Emptiness

February 21, 2009 | download here
Jane discussing emptiness.

On sitting & sweeping

February 15, 2009 | download here
Peter talking about sitting and sweeping.

Perspectives

February 07, 2009 | download here
Jane discusses perspectives.

Power

March 28, 2009 | download here
Jane talks on power in practice.

On Avalokiteshvara in the Lotus Sutra

March 26, 2009 | download here
Peter speaks on Avalokiteshvara in the Lotus Sutra.

The Lotus Sutra Chapter 4

March 24, 2009 | download here
Jane talks about the Lotus Sutra Chapter 4.

On Good & Bad & Pain

March 21, 2009 | download here
Peter talking about good & bad & pain.

Remorse

March 14, 2009 | download here
Jane discussing remorse.

The Importance of Dokusan

April 25, 2009 | download here
Jane speaks about the importance of dokusan in Zen practice.

On Suzuki Roshi

April 18, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about Suzuki Roshi.

On Baby Buddha & Easter Bunny

April 11, 2009 | download here
Peter gives a talk for children on the Baby Buddha and the Easter Bunny.

Spiritual friends

May 30, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about teachers as spiritual friends.

Kinhin

May 16, 2009 | download here
Jane talks about doing kinhin (walking meditation).

On Suzuki Roshi's Pink Glasses and the 1,000-arm Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva

May 02, 2009 | download here
Peter talks on Suzuki Roshi's Pink Glasses and the 1.000-arm Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva.

On going home

June 27, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses how doing zazen is going home.

How to sit

June 20, 2009 | download here
Jane discusses how to sit in zazen.

On being a bodhisattva

June 13, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses what it means to be a bodhisattva.

On Jizo Bodhisattva

June 07, 2009 | download here
Peter introduces the relevance of Jizo Bodhisattva.

Facing obstacles

June 06, 2009 | download here
Jane talks about facing obstacles in practice.

Lotus Sutra's Ten Blessings

June 04, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about the 10 Blessings Chapter in the Lotus Sutra.

Mindfulness

June 02, 2009 | download here
Jane discusses mindfulness in daily life.

On selflessness

July 25, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses selflessness.

On way-seeking mind

July 18, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about way-seeking mind in Buddhism.

On the ten ox-herding pictures (Part 2)

July 11, 2009 | download here
Peter explains the Ten Ox-herding Pictures (Part 2).

On the ten ox-herding pictures (Part 1)

July 11, 2009 | download here
Peter explains the Ten Ox-herding Pictures (Part 1).

On horse-and-carrot zen

July 04, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about horse-and-carrot zen.

Taking the precepts

August 29, 2009 | download here
Jane speaks on taking the precepts.

On breathing in & breathing out

August 15, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses the difference between breathing in and breathing out in meditation.

Shikantaza

August 08, 2009 | download here
Jane discusses shikantaza.

On dualistic and non-dualistic thinking

August 01, 2009 | download here
Peter on dualistic and non-dualistic thinking.

On practicing in ordinary life

September 26, 2009 | download here
Peter speaks about how to practice in ordinary life.

Making mistakes

September 19, 2009 | download here
Jane discusses making mistakes in zen practice.

The 3rd Perfection: Patience

September 12, 2009 | download here
Jane speaks on practicing the third perfection: patience.

On rakusus

September 05, 2009 | download here
Peter takes up the function of making and wearing rakusus (abbreviated Buddhist robes).

On delusion

October 30, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses "delusions are inexhaustible" in the Bodhisattva Vow.

On three understandings of the precepts: 1 of 2

October 18, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses the precepts from three points of view: 1 of 2.

On three understandings of the precepts: 2 of 2

October 18, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses the precepts from three points of view: 2 of 2.

The 4th perfection: Strenuousness

October 17, 2009 | download here
Jane speaks on the Fourth Perfection: strenuousness.

On mindfulness in Zen

October 10, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about mindfulness in Zen.

On from karma to freedom

October 03, 2009 | download here
Peter compares karma with being free.

On non-discrimination

November 28, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about non-discrimination in Buddhism.

Way-seeking mind

November 21, 2009 | download here
Jane discusses the importance of having way-seeking mind.

On the 12 links of origination

November 14, 2009 | download here
Peter explains the 12 links of origination of suffering.

On repentance

November 07, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about the importance of repentance in Buddhism.

Stop, look, and listen

December 26, 2009 | download here
Jane relates how children are taught to stop, look and listen applies to being on the path.

On the tree and harmony

December 19, 2009 | download here
Peter talks about having a tree at the end of a year and its meaning of harmony.

On the precepts ceremony

December 12, 2009 | download here
Peter discusses the various parts of the precepts ceremony.

The precepts and commitment

December 10, 2009 | download here
Jane talks about the connection between the precepts and commitment.
   
 
 

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