Beginner's Mind Zen Center
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2010 dharma talks

On the Bodhisattva Vows

January 30, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks on the four Bodhisattva Vows.

Live-in six-day practice

January 23, 2010 | download here
Jane explains about the live-in six-day practice in Beginner's Mind in the spring.

On giving up

January 16, 2010 | download here
Peter talks on the importance of giving up in your life.

Doing/Non-doing

January 09, 2010 | download here
Jane discusses doing and non-doing in zen.

On "self-fullness"

January 02, 2010 | download here
Peter talks about the problem with "self-fullness" in life.

On thinking and non-thinking

February 27, 2010 | download here
Peter gives a talking on thinking and non-thinking in Zen.

Cultivating beginner's mind

February 21, 2010 | download here
Jane talks on the cultivation of beginner's mind in practice.

On having faith in enlightenment

February 20, 2010 | download here
Peter talks about the necessity of having faith in enlightenment.

Tenzo practice

February 13, 2010 | download here
Jane speaks about the practice of the tenzo (cook).

Sojun Mel Weitsman on the essence of Suzuki Roshi's teaching

February 06, 2010 | download here
Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi discusses the essence of Suzuki Roshi's teaching.

Clockworks

March 27, 2010 | download here
Jane speaks on seeing practice as like a clockworks.

On accepting ourselves

March 20, 2010 | download here
Peter discusses how accepting ourselves is our practice.

On practice is like marriage

March 13, 2010 | download here
Peter's topic is about how practice is like marriage.

On why we sit

April 24, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks on why we do zazen.

On teachers - Part 1

April 17, 2010 | download here
Jane talks about the role of teachers (Part 1).

On teachers - Part 2

April 17, 2010 | download here
Jane talks about the role of teachers (Part 2).

Buddha's birthday

April 10, 2010 | download here
Jane discusses the Buddha's birthday ceremony.

On Dogen's "enlightenment after enlightenment"

April 03, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks about the phrase from Dogen "enlightenment after enlightenment".

Flower where you stand

May 29, 2010 | download here
Jane discusses the meaning of "Flower where you stand".

On mindfulness every day

May 22, 2010 | download here
Peter talks about how to be mindful in everyday life.

Equanimity

May 15, 2010 | download here
Jane discusses equanimity in practice.

On the truth of being here

May 08, 2010 | download here
Peter's theme is how practice is about being here rather than being right.

Practicing in the demon's cave

May 02, 2010 | download here
Jane talks about the meaning of Dogen's "in the demon's cave".

Buddha under the Bodhi tree

May 02, 2010 | download here
Peter compares practice to Buddha's experience under the Bodhi tree with Mara.

Discouragement

May 01, 2010 | download here
Jane discusses discouragement in practice.

Victoria Austin on wearing Buddha's robe

June 26, 2010 | download here
Victoria Austin gives a dharma talk on wearing Buddha's robe.

Victoria Austin on Buddhist robes

June 25, 2010 | download here
Victoria Austin speaks about robes in Buddhism.

On Baizhang's Fox

June 12, 2010 | download here
Peter discusses the koan Baizhang's Fox.

Practicing in the mire & mud with occasional flowers

July 31, 2010 | download here
Jane talks about practicing with ourselves as we are.

On mahasattvas

July 17, 2010 | download here
Peter discusses the meaning of the mahasattvas in practice.

Sister Jhandrani on basic practice in Theravadin Buddhism

July 15, 2010 | download here
Sister Jhandrani focuses on the essential meditation practices in the Theravada.

Sister Jhandrani on the Noble Eight-Fold Path

July 10, 2010 | download here
Sister Jhandrani from Sri Lanka speaks on Sakyamuni Buddha's Noble Eight-fold Path.

The importance of ritual

July 03, 2010 | download here
Jane gives a dharma talk on the importance of ritual.

The Three Treasures

August 28, 2010 | download here
Jane discusses the Three Treasures in our lives.

On form is emptiness

August 21, 2010 | download here
Peter gives a talk on the meaning of form is emptiness in practice.

On giving up

September 18, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks on giving up to who you really are.

The Precepts in our personal journey

September 11, 2010 | download here

Just to sit is enough

September 04, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks on why it is enough just to meditate.

Just to sit is enough - part 2

October 30, 2010 | download here
Peter continues his talk on why it is enough just to meditate.

Click below for the transcript of the talk:

There aren't many "magic bullets" in our lives, but zazen is one of them."If you just sit," Suzuki Roshi said, "everything changes."

Meditation in everyday life

October 16, 2010 | download here
Peter talks on meditation off of the cushion.

Wisdom and Delusion

October 02, 2010 | download here
Jane speaks on wisdom and delusion.

On gratitude

November 27, 2010 | download here
Jane speaks on gratitude.

On breathing

November 20, 2010 | download here
Peter discusses breathing.

On the Precepts and the Eightfold Noble Path

November 13, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks on the Precepts and the Eightfold Noble Path.

Leaving no traces

November 13, 2010 | download here
Jane talks on leaving no traces.

On life and death

November 06, 2010 | download here
Jane speaks on life and death.

Click below for the transcript of the talk:

The Pali Canon is a collection of teachings that are among the earliest words of Shakyamuni Buddha. In a section called "Life is short and fleeting," he quotes, as part of his teaching, the words of a teacher named Araka, who was said to live at a time when the life span was 60,000 years.

On Bodhi trees

December 18, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks on Bodhi trees.

Suzuki Roshi on meetings

December 11, 2010 | download here
Peter talks on Suzuki Roshi and meetings.

The Four Noble Truths

December 05, 2010 | download here
Peter speaks on the Four Noble Truths.

Dokusan and practice

December 04, 2010 | download here
Jane discusses Dokusan and practice.
   
 
 

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