Beginner's Mind Zen Center
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2011 dharma talks

On Self

January 29, 2011 | download here
Peter speaks on self.

Doing zazen is like brushing your teeth

January 22, 2011 | download here
Peter talks on doing zazen is like brushing your teeth.

On Way Seeking Mind

January 14, 2011 | download here
Jane speaks on the way seeking mind.

Guest speaker: Dan Welch

January 09, 2011 | download here
Guest speaker Dan Welch discusses the forms of our practice together — the bows, our sitting posture, the bells, oryoki meals, work periods, and Priest's Ordination (tokudo).

The Ox-herding Pictures

January 08, 2011 | download here
Jane discusses the Ox-herding Pictures.

On the Harmony of Difference and Equality - Part 2

January 06, 2011 | download here
Part 2 of Peter speaking on the harmony of difference and equality.

On the Harmony of Difference and Equality - Part 1

January 05, 2011 | download here
Part 1 of Peter speaking on the harmony of difference and equality.

Steve Stücky on Parinirvana

February 19, 2011 | download here
Steve Stücky speaks on Parinirvana.

On multi-tasking

February 12, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about multi-tasking.

Daydreams

February 5, 2011 | download here
Jane discusses daydreams.

On Life and Delusion

March 26, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about life and delusion.

The Ephemeral Life

March 19, 2011 | download here
Jane discusses the ephemeral life.

On Practice and Enlightenment

April 30, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about practice and enlightenment.

On Our Being Lucky

April 23, 2011 | download here
Jane speaks on our being lucky.

Being here

April 16, 2011 | download here
Peter discusses being here.

On Buddha's Birthday 2011

April 9, 2011 | download here
Jane talks about Buddha's birthday.

Who Am I?

April 2, 2011 | download here
Jane speaks on the question "Who am I?"

The Three Treasures

May 21, 2011 | download here
Jane talks about the Three Treasures — Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

On Zazen

May 14, 2011 | download here
Peter speaks on "weeds" in our zazen garden.

Jared Ramsburg

May 7, 2011 | download here
Jared Ramsburg, a CSUN masters candidate in experimental psychology, shares his research related to the effects of zen-style meditation on students and the differences between long-time and new meditators.

On the Small Self

June 24, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about how "feeling good" and "feeling good about ourselves" are quite different.

On respect for things

June 18, 2011 | download here
Peter discusses how, to paraphrase Suzuki Roshi, "the respect we show for things reflects the strength of our practice."

Taming the self

June 11, 2011 | download here
Jane speaks on the lifetime activity of taming the self.

On washing dishes

July 30, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about washing dishes and "emptiness is form."

On following the Precepts is studying the self

July 22, 2011 | download here
Peter discusses how to follow the Precepts is to study the self.

Sister Chandrani, Part 2

July 16, 2011 | download here
Sister Chandrani talks about The Relay Chariots (Ratha-vinita)
Sutta — a way to nirvana with seven purifications of the mind.

Sister Chandrani, Part 1

July 12, 2011 | download here
Sister Chandrani discusses Four Stages of Purification from the Pali Canon.

On the Wheel of Life

July 09, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about the Wheel of Life (also called the Wheel of Becoming or the Wheel of Samsara) in Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism.

On refreshing our lives

July 02, 2011 | download here
Peter discusses rebooting our lives.

On renunciation

August 27, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about renouncing the unnecessary, the unreal, and what gives us pain.

Befriending yourself

August 6, 2011 | download here
Jane speaks on what it means to befriend yourself.

On enso

September 24, 2011 | download here
Peter speaks on the enso, its relationship to the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures, and their meaning.

Compost your suffering

September 17, 2011 | dowload here
Jane talks about how our suffering can be transformed.

Practice in ordinary life

September 3, 2011 | download here
Jane discusses Buddhist practice in ordinary life.

On fear

October 29, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about fear.

Finding your own ground

October 22, 2011 | dowload here
Jane discusses the importance of finding your own ground.

On the Precepts

October 15, 2011 | download here
Peter speaks on the Precepts.

What meditation is, what meditation isn't

October 1, 2011 | download here
Jane discusses what meditation is and what it isn't.

On "I don't know"

November 26, 2011 | download here
Peter speaks on "I don't know."

Our perfect imperfection

November 19, 2011 | download here
Jane discusses the Harmony of Difference and Equality, and our perfect imperfection.

Intimate meeting

November 12, 2011 | download here
Jane speaks on the Harmony of Difference and Equality, and our intimate meeting with circumstances.

On acceptance

November 5, 2011 | download here
Peter talks about acceptance.

Befriending yourself

December 17, 2011 | download here
Jane talks about "Befriending yourself."

On Bodhidharma's "One-Mind" Precepts

December 10, 2011 | download here
Peter speaks on "Bodhidharma's 'One-Mind' Precepts."

Presence of mind

December 3, 2011 | download here
Jane talks about "Presence of mind."
   
 
 

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