Beginner's Mind Zen Center
   northridge, california
   
 

guest talks

Gyokuko Carlson: On the Four-fold Sangha

September 21, 2013 | download here
Our guest, Gyokuko Carlson (Co-Abbott of Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland, Oregon) talks about the importance and aspects of Sangha.

Dale Wright: Rethinking Karma in Contemporary American Culture

February 16, 2013 | download here
Dale Wright, PhD (Prof. of Religion/Religious Studies at Occidental College) discusses "Rethinking Karma in Contemporary American Culture".

Koyo Dan Welch on Bodhidharma, Emperor Wu and the Shuso Ceremony

January 19, 2013 | download here
Koyo Dan Welch, Abbot of Crestone Mountain Zen Center, talks about Bodhidharma, Emperor Wu and the upcoming Shusho Ceremony.

Tim Buckley on Bodhisattvas - Part II

January 16, 2013 | download here
Tim Buckley continues his discussion of Bodhisattvas and the Bodhisattva Path.

Tim Buckley on Bodhisattvas - Part I

January 09, 2013 | download here
Tim Buckley discusses Bodhisattvas and the Bodhisattva Path.

Tim Buckley on Harry Roberts

January 06, 2012 | download here
Tim Buckley discusses Harry Roberts.

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.

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.

Steve Stücky on Parinirvana

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

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).

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.

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.

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.
   
 
 

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