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2008 Dharma Talks

Welcome to the San Francisco Zen Center's online library of Dharma Talks.  The talks listed here were given at City Center or Green Gulch Farm as part of a public dharma talk.  For additional talks, please visit the classes section of our web site. We also offer our Dharma Talks as a podcast feed:

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12/28/2008 Daigan Lueck - Desire, Dharma, Identity, and Light
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12/21/2008 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Wondrous Gift of the Sun
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12/20/2008 Steve Weintraub - Mixed Up with Everything
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12/17/2008 Lou Hartman - Old Age, Sickness, and Death
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12/13/2008 Michael Wenger - Praise and Blame
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12/6/2008 Steve Stucky - Here's Young Buddha, Sitting Under the Wake-Up Tree
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11/30/2008 Hozan Alan Senauke - Giving, Receiving and Gratitude
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11/23/2008 Edward Brown - Love and Approval
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11/22/2008 Paul Haller - Mindfulness Supporting Your Life
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11/19/2008 Döris Harder - "Jonah-Running-Away" -- The No's in our Lives
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11/16/2008 Steve Weintraub - Standing Up Where You Fall
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11/15/2008 Myogen Steve Stücky - Daddy, Are We Poor?
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11/12/2008 Steve Stucky - Destructible and Indestructible
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11/8/2008 Christina Lehnherr - All-Inclusiveness -- Interdependence and the Necessity of Active Participation -- Barack Obama's Election Night Talk
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11/2/2008 Rev. Shomei Aihara - The Life of Zazen
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11/1/2008 Jeffrey Schneider - Lying to Children
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10/29/2008 Bernie Glassman - Feeding the Hungry Ghosts
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10/26/2008 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Applied Dharma, Plan B
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10/25/2008 Robert Thomas - Power
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10/18/2008 Blanche Hartman - The Mind that Sees into Impermanence
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10/16/2008 John Powell - Self-Process and Racialized Space
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10/12/2008 Rev. Myo Lahey - Where Buddha Meets Buddha
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10/11/2008 Steve Stucky - Peaceful Abiding
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10/8/2008 Mark Lancaster - Karma and Freedom
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10/4/2008 Marc Lesser - Friendliness
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10/1/2008 Rosalie Curtis - Practicing with Not Getting What You Want
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10/1/2008 Daigan Lueck - Prajna Paramita
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9/29/2008 Eijin Linda Ruth Cutts - Embodying the Eternal Buddha
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9/28/2008 Rev. Fu Schroeder - Angels, Compassion and Grace
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9/27/2008 Jordan Thorn - What Brings Us Here Today?
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9/24/2008 Michael Wenger - Body Exposed to the Golden Wind
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9/21/2008 Daigan Lueck - Autumn, Impermanence and Issa's Haiku
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9/20/2008 Paul Haller - Revealing your Life's Intention
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9/17/2008 Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler - Perfection of Concentration
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9/14/2008 Reb Anderson - Helping, Being Helped, and Control
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9/13/2008 Victoria Austin - Practice Now, Unswayed by Being and Non-Being
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9/10/2008 David Komito - Practicing with Nagarjuna
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9/10/2008 Wendy Lewis - Religion and Zen Practice
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9/9/2008 Jordan Thorn - About Zazen
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9/7/2008 Eijin Linda Ruth Cutts - Stone Soup (a children's talk)
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9/6/2008 Paul Haller - Contacting Core Responses to Desire, Aversion, and Confusion
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9/3/2008 Kosho McCall - Belonging to a Real Sangha
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8/31/2008 Luminous Owl - Contemplation
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8/30/2008 Anna Thorn - Affirming Life - Meeting Each Moment
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8/23/2008 Barry Magid - Ending the Pursuit of Happiness
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8/20/2008 Mark Lancaster - Cherry Pie of Enlightenment
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8/17/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - Taking Care of Fire
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8/16/2008 Darlene Cohen - Commitment to Practice
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8/13/2008 Lou Hartman - The End of the World
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8/9/2008 Laura Burges - Serenity, Courage, Wisdom
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8/3/2008 Christina Lehnherr - Practice Affects the Entire Earth
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8/2/2008 Teah Strozer - Free in the Fire
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7/27/2008 Seido Lee deBarros - Precepts, Awakening, Kindness
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7/26/2008 Jordan Thorn - Why Zen?
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7/20/2008 Darlene Cohen - Suffering
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7/19/2008 Victoria Austin - Buddha's Response to the Human Condition
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7/19/2008 Eijun Linda Cutts - Receiving Precepts
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7/13/2008 Edward Brown - Relying on Something Great
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7/6/2008 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Sailing Home
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7/5/2008 Michael Wenger - The Inner Fire and the Outer Fire
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7/2/2008 Blanche Hartman - Buddhism and Prayer?
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6/29/2008 Shosan Victoria Austin - Love and Commitment
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6/28/2008 Kosho McCall - Difference: Suffering and Liberation
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6/25/2008 Lou Hartman - The Five Fears
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6/22/2008 Eijun Linda Cutts - Genjo Koan
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6/21/2008 Jordan Thorn - Prajna Paramita and Impermanence
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6/21/2008 Meiya Wender - The Business Beneath the Robe
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6/13/2008 Blanche Hartman - Prajna Paramita - The Wisdom that Goes Beyond
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6/11/2008 Jordan Thorn - The Perfection of Zazen -- Dhyana Paramita
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6/8/2008 Marc Lesser - Everyday Mind
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6/7/2008 Paul Haller - Virya: The Energy of Practice
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6/5/2008 Robert Thurman - Why the Dalai Lama Matters
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6/4/2008 Jordan Thorn - Virya Paramita
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6/1/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - Stillness and Activity
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5/31/2008 Christina Lehnherr - Living Awake in the Midst of Impermanence -- Taking Care of Everything Near
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5/28/2008 Victoria Austin - Ksanti Paramita: Practice of Patience
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5/24/2008 Paul Haller - Cultivating Trust
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5/21/2008 Michael Wenger - Pentimento
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5/18/2008 Furyu Schroeder - Yoyo Zen
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5/17/2008 Mel Weitsman - Our Meal Chant
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5/14/2008 Susan O'Connell - The 100-foot Pole
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5/11/2008 Steve Weintraub - Spirit of Zen Practice
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5/10/2008 Jordan Thorn - Generosity and Intimacy
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5/7/2008 Mangesh Dahiwale - The Revival of Buddhism in India
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5/4/2008 Myogen Steve Stücky - Buddha's Birthday
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5/3/2008 Tova Green - When the Ocean Looks Circular and Does Not Look Any Other Way
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4/30/2008 Linda Galijan - Turning Toward the Unwanted
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4/27/2008 Christina Lehnherr - Living with Dying
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4/26/2008 Mark Lancaster - Koan Study
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4/23/2008 Jordan Thorn - Lost and Found
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4/20/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - Pure Sanctuary
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4/13/2008 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Ceremony
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3/30/2008 Hozan Alan Senauke - Sentient Beings Within
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3/22/2008 Dana Velden - The Enlightenment Machine
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3/19/2008 Victoria Austin - The Dharma of Contact
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3/16/2008 Hoitsu Suzuki Roshi - Like Don't Like OK
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3/15/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - Generous Mountains
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3/15/2008 Wendy Johnson - The Ides of March
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3/12/2008 Victoria Austin - Nourishment and Kindness
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3/9/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - Compassion
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3/8/2008 hoitsu suzuki - Valleys and Mountains
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3/5/2008 Gil Fronsdal - Realms of Lovingkindness
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3/2/2008 Wendy Johnson - Gardening at the Dragon's Gate
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3/1/2008 Paul Haller - Do You Believe in Magic?
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2/27/2008 Seido Lee deBarros - Refuge
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2/24/2008 Luminous Owl - Shamatha and Vipassana
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2/23/2008 Teah Strozer - Every Day Dharma
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2/23/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - Four Foundations of Mindfulness
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2/20/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - All Things Are Equal
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2/20/2008 Anna Thorn - The Place of Kindness
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2/17/2008 Myogen Steve Stucky - Parinirvana
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2/16/2008 Victoria Austin - A Thousand Hands and a Thousand Eyes
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2/13/2008 Dairyu Michael Wenger - Vulnerability
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2/10/2008 Edward Brown - Telling Our Deepest Darkest Secrets
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2/9/2008 Dairyu Michael Wenger - Kindness and Discipline
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2/6/2008 Renshin Bunce - Being Shuso in the Fall at Tassajara
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2/3/2008 Darlene Cohen - Difficult Conversations about Money (incl. children's talk)
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2/2/2008 Paul Haller - Attending to Pleasant and Unpleasant (incl. children's dharma talk)
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1/30/2008 Blanche Hartman - Dropping the Story, Embracing the Moment
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1/26/2008 Yvonne Rand and Mel Weitsman - Memories and Experiences of Suzuki Roshi
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1/16/2008 Wilson Riles - Communication, Culture, Race, Politics and Love
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1/12/2008 Edward Brown - Emotions, Judgment and Perception
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1/12/2008 Mark Lancaster - Horns of Success and Failure
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1/9/2008 Rosalie Curtis - Time
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1/6/2008 Fu Schroeder - Sunday (incl. children's talk)
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1/3/2008 Lou Hartman - First the Questions, then the Lecture
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