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Title Speaker Date

Developing Confidence in Buddha Nature

Sunday talk. Koan with the wild ducks; story of the king who questioned the Buddha; report on global warming.
true nature, spiritual life, global warming, practice period, hindrance
Myogen Steve Stücky 2007-03-18Green Gulch Farm

Seijiki Ceremony - Relating to Death and Dying

Heading into winter; what is the most important thing at the end of your life? taking refuge; how are we also hungry ghosts; six realms.
suffering, tranformation, hungry ghost, ceremony, nourishment
Meiya Wender 2006-10-29

Right Speech

The eight-fold path and its relationship to the precepts.
suzuki roshi, appropriate response, improv, intention
Marc Lesser 2006-09-16

The Great Matter

How awareness of death, and our own mortality, spurs us to greater effort in practice.
suzuki roshi, heart attack, generosity, encouragement, death
Zenkei Blanche Hartman 2006-03-11City Center

Practice Period

Origins of PP, meaning of 'ango'; Dogen's essay; resistance; hermit Jim; Rumi poems.
mental activity, practice period, work period, buddha ancestors
Luminous Owl Kokyo Henkel 2006-02-19


Taking refuge; our true place; funzo; placing robe on the head; story from vinaya about silk.
discrimination, question, conditions, mission
Shohaku Okumura 2006-02-01AM

Natural Liberation

Sunday talk. Buddha teaches liberation; methods of liberation; birth and death is itself nirvana.
liberation, full potential, great vehicle, transformation, suffering
Luminous Owl Kokyo Henkel 2005-06-26

Zen Of Business Administration

Sunday Talk. Life at Green Gulch in the 1970s; giving, fearlessness; improv; no mistakes; parenting.
draft horse, farming, business school, suzuki roshi, fearlessness, generosity
Marc Lesser 2005-03-20Green Gulch Farm

Way Seeking Mind

The route to becoming a zen monk; growing up Jewish and hanging out with the beats; meeting Suzuki Roshi.
monastic practice, berkeley, japanese, residential practice
Sojun Mel Weitsman 2005-03-132Tassajara

Two Paths to the Dharma

tradition, practice period, grocery store, buddha dharma, tibetan
Ryushin Paul Haller and Acharya Gaylon Ferguson 2005-03-04

Buddha Nature and the Ugly Duckling

Zendo lecture; feeling of not fitting in and not belonging that sends us towards spiritual practice.
true nature, lotus sutra, upright posture, conditioning, delusion
Kosho McCall 2004-11-06Tassajara


Relationship with the rules while training.
practice, discipline, expectations, teacher, study, awakening
Ryushin Paul Haller 2004-10-20


Wednesday talk. Ecopsychology; desires, needs, narcissism; nurturing through zazen.
Eijun Linda Cutts 2003-11-19


Sunday talk. Children's lecture. Legend of the blue bonnets; Seijiki, offering food and light; karmic life and emptiness.
Eijun Linda Cutts 2003-11-02Green Gulch Farm


Christina Lehnherr 2003-10-08


Zendo Lecture
Ryushin Paul Haller 2003-08-10

Dogen - Being Familiar With The Entire Body

Sunday talk. Practice, realization, expression; Dogen's letters to nun Ryugen
Taigen Dan Leighton 2003-05-18


Kosho McCall 2002-12-01Tassajara


Steve Weintraub 2002-10-19City Center


Wednesday talk. Poem; anxiety about things finishing; expressing ourselves, failure, resentment.
Eijun Linda Cutts 2002-06-19


Shohaku Okumura 2002-03-091


Zoketsu Norman Fischer 2002-01-11City Center


Sunday talk.
Fu Schroeder 2001-09-16


Wednesday night.
Myogen Steve Stücky 2001-07-25


Zoketsu Norman Fischer 2001-01-03

Genjo Koan

Shohaku Okumura 2000-11-041 of 4City Center

The Whole World Is Medicine

"The Four Nourishments"
Ryushin Paul Haller 2000-09-30

Women Ancestors

Various 2000-05-131

Women Ancestors

Various 2000-05-132

Women Ancestors

Various 2000-05-133


Sunday dharma talk.
Daigan Lueck 2000-01-02


Sunday dharma talk.
Tenshin Reb Anderson 1999-12-05


Teah Strozer 1999-07-24

Blue Cliff Record Class

67th Case: Mahasattva Fu Expounds the Scripture; single-point samadhi.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer 1999-04-22


Sunday talk.
Lama Surya Das 1999-03-21


Wednesday night dharma talk
Eijun Linda Cutts 1999-03-03Green Gulch Farm


Lew Richmond 1998-12-16City Center


Sojun Mel Weitsman 1998-11-17

The Feeling Of Practice Period

Wednesday talk; the heart and determination to study - to support and appreciate the practice period.
Eijun Linda Cutts 1998-10-21Green Gulch Farm


Barbara Kohn 1998-10-14

Saying Yes!

Zenkei Blanche Hartman 1998-07-06


Fu Schroeder 1998-04-15

The Jewel Called The Sangha

Sunday talk Jan PP; you are blessed by the people who want to practice with you who are not necessarily the people you would choose to practice with.
Tenshin Reb Anderson 1998-01-11Green Gulch Farm

What Is The Ember You Carry With You?

One Day Sit
Zenkei Blanche Hartman 1997-09-27

How Can We Live The Next 10,000 Years?

Kazuaki Tanahashi 1997-09-10

Save The Redwoods - Mother Theresa and Lady Diana

Saturday lecture.
Zenkei Blanche Hartman 1997-09-06City Center


Taigen Dan Leighton 1997-08-20

The Most Important Thing: Just This As It Is

Zenkei Blanche Hartman 1997-04-26


Steve Weintraub 1997-03-15

Recollections of Early Zen

Gary Snyder 1997-02-081 of 3Green Gulch Farm