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2009 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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12/30/2009 Blanche Hartman - Roots of Compassion
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12/27/2009 Myoan Grace Schireson - Zen Women
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12/26/2009 Daigaku Rummé - The Two Approaches to Realizing the Dharma: Shikantaza and Shikankoan
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12/20/2009 Rev. Furyu Schroeder - Box of Nothing
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12/19/2009 Joan Amaral - Away
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12/13/2009 Hozan Alan Senauke - Community
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12/12/2009 Marc Lesser - Right View
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12/9/2009 Rick Slone - Putting Our Hearts on the Line
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12/5/2009 Blanche Hartman - Rohatsu Sesshin Day 7
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12/4/2009 Jordan Thorn - Rohatsu Sesshin Day 6
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12/3/2009 Joan Amaral - Rohatsu Sesshin Day 5
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12/2/2009 Blanche Hartman - Rohatsu Sesshin Day 4
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12/1/2009 Jordan Thorn - Rohatsu Sesshin Day 3
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11/30/2009 Rosalie Curtis - Rohatsu Sesshin Day 2
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11/29/2009 Shinko Rick Slone - Risking the Heart
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11/29/2009 Blanche Hartman - Rohatsu Sesshin Day 1
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11/28/2009 Jordan Thorn - Today is Today
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11/25/2009 Joan Amaral - The Moon is Always Full
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11/22/2009 Myogen Steve Stücky - Resilience
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11/21/2009 Paul Haller - You Only Get One Mystery
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11/18/2009 Ed Sattizahn - Ten More Years
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11/15/2009 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Bodhisattva Precepts
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11/14/2009 Steve Weintraub - The Luncheonette Business
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11/11/2009 Martine Batchelor - The Path of Compassion
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11/8/2009 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Our Practice Is Japanese
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11/7/2009 Myogen Steve Stücky - Warm Hearted Mirror
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11/4/2009 Joan Amaral - Composure
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10/31/2009 Paul Haller - The Zen of Halloween
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10/28/2009 Acharya Arawana Hayashi - Bravery & Compassion
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10/25/2009 Myogen Steve Stucky - Receiving and Giving Nourishment
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10/24/2009 Jordan Thorn - Roots of Compassion
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10/21/2009 Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne - Four Brahma Viharas and Sharing of Energy for the Awakening of All
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10/21/2009 Greg Fain - The Great Matter
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10/17/2009 Grace Schireson - Zen Women
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10/14/2009 Blanche Hartman - Jumping Off The 100 Foot Pole
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10/11/2009 Steve Weintraub - This is the Only Reality
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10/10/2009 Edward Brown - Cooking Life
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10/7/2009 Joan Amaral - Shuso Way-Seeking Mind Talk
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10/7/2009 Zenju Earthlyn Manuel - The Privilege of Expressing Love and Receiving It
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10/4/2009 Furyu Schroeder - Meeting Impermanence with Compassion
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10/3/2009 Yvonne Rand - Suzuki Roshi's Compassion
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9/30/2009 Rev. Harry Gyoko Bridge - Pure Land History and Practice - A Voyage of Compassion
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9/30/2009 Jordan Thorn - The Gift
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9/27/2009 Edward Espe Brown - Awaken Your Unborn Buddha Mind
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9/26/2009 Blanche Hartman - Be The Person You Want to See In The World
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9/23/2009 Dana Velden - Bringing The Cake
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9/20/2009 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Questions Places Voices Seasons
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9/19/2009 Christina Lehnherr - Appreciating the Utterly Amazing, Unfathomable and Irreplaceable Uniqueness of Each Single Life
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9/13/2009 Seido Lee deBarros - True Helpfulness
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9/12/2009 Paul Haller - Thread of Intention
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9/11/2009 Kokyo Henkel - The Altruistic Mind of Awakening
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9/9/2009 Myo Lahey - Dragon Song in a Dead Tree
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9/9/2009 Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge - The Compassion of Amida Buddha
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9/6/2009 Myogen Steve Stucky - The Gift of Giving Attention
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9/5/2009 Sonja Gardenswartz - Perfect Wisdom of Gentle Buddha
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9/5/2009 Linda Ruth Cutts - Talking Trash
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9/2/2009 Anna Thorn - Cooperation
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9/2/2009 Leslie James - Learning the Nature of Things
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8/30/2009 Hoitsu Suzuki Roshi - Warm Heart Zazen of Dogen and Buddha
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8/26/2009 Ajahn Amaro - Nibbana (part A)
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8/26/2009 Ajahn Amaro - Nibbana (part B)
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8/26/2009 Ajahn Amaro - Not Clinging
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8/22/2009 Kokyo Henkel - Ceremony and Ritual
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8/22/2009 Ed Sattizahn - Making your Best Effort in Each Moment
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8/19/2009 Greg Fain - Continuous Practice of Gratitude
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8/19/2009 Leslie James - Guest and Host
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8/16/2009 Myogen Steve Stucky - Kanzeon
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8/16/2009 Paul Haller - Practicing With Money
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8/15/2009 Laura Burges - Lineage
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8/12/2009 Mary Mocine - Tea at the Palaz of Hoon
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8/9/2009 Furyu Schroeder - From Siddhartha to Buddha
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8/8/2009 Norman Fischer - Suffering
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8/8/2009 Jordan Thorn - What Brings Us to this Place?
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8/5/2009 Ryushin Paul Haller & Brother David Steindl-Rast - The Spirit of Practice: Christian and Zen
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8/3/2009 Edward Brown - Flower of Your Life Force Blooming
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8/2/2009 Jiryu Rutschman-Byler - Opening to our Actual Life
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8/1/2009 Alan Senauke - Growing Up
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8/1/2009 Steve Stücky, Brother David, Gayum Matcher - Inner Peace, Outer Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue
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7/31/2009 Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day #5
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7/30/2009 Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day #4
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7/29/2009 Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day #3
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7/29/2009 Kazuaki Tanahashi - Translating Dogen's Shobogenzo
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7/28/2009 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Gate Gate Paragate
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7/28/2009 Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day #2
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7/27/2009 Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day #1
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7/26/2009 Myogen Steve Stucky - Creating a Culture of Wisdom and Compassion
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7/25/2009 Paul Haller - Things I Didn't Know I Loved
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7/22/2009 Andy Ferguson - Latest News on Bodhidharma
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7/21/2009 Michael Wenger - Teacher-Student Relationship
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7/19/2009 Darlene Cohen - Suffering and Wholehearted Commitment
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7/18/2009 Marc Lesser - Accomplishing More by Doing Less, Part 1
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7/18/2009 Marc Lesser - Accomplishing More by Doing Less, Part 2
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7/18/2009 Michael Wenger - Zen Practices & Zen Institutions
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7/13/2009 Fu Schroeder and Larry Yang - Diversity
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7/13/2009 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Light
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7/11/2009 Paul Haller - Intensifying Just Sitting
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7/5/2009 Zesho Susan O'Connell - An Inquiry Into Hope
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7/1/2009 Dr. Marlene Jones - Savoring
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6/28/2009 Robert Thomas - Being a Bodhisattva
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6/28/2009 Furyu Nancy Schroeder - Which Moon Is This?
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6/27/2009 Tova Green - Pride
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6/24/2009 Mark Lancaster - Buddha and Mara
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6/21/2009 Seido Lee deBarros - Father's Day and the Three Minds
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6/20/2009 Paul Haller - Samadhi
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6/17/2009 Wendy Lewis - Gratitude and Humility
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6/14/2009 Myogen Steve Stucky - Preferences and Compassion
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6/13/2009 Ingen Breen - Being Present
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6/13/2009 Jordan Thorn - The Path of Practice
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6/10/2009 Darlene Cohen - Fruits of Deepening Practice
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6/10/2009 Michael Wenger - What Do You Do with the Soundtrack
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6/7/2009 Steve Weintraub - The Feeling of Practice
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6/6/2009 Naomi Shihab Nye - Poetry Reading
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6/6/2009 Blanche Hartman - The Gift
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6/1/2009 Steve Stucky - Seeing Clearly
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5/31/2009 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Continuous Practice, Refuge, and Compassion
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5/30/2009 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Brown Rice Is Just Right
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5/30/2009 Christina Lehnherr - Now is the Time
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5/27/2009 Jordan Thorn - The Second Noble Truth
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5/26/2009 Yvonne Rand - Suzuki Roshi's Compassion
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5/24/2009 Mel Weitsman, Lew Richmond, Yvonne Rand - Remembering Suzuki Roshi
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5/24/2009 Mel Weitsman, Lew Richmond, Yvonne Rand - Remembering Suzuki Roshi Q&A
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5/23/2009 Edward Brown, Peter Schneider, Les Kaye - Remembering Suzuki Roshi
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5/23/2009 Victoria Austin - Support for Shamatha
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5/21/2009 Leslie James - Realization of Delusion
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5/20/2009 Jana Drakka - Zendo Without Walls
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5/18/2009 Kokyo Henkel - Dizang Planting the Fields (1)
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5/18/2009 Kokyo Henkel - Dizang Planting the Fields (2)
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5/17/2009 Arlene Lueck - Your Perfect Self
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5/16/2009 Daigaku Rumme - Zen Basics
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5/15/2009 Steve Stucky - Suzuki Roshi's Undivided Original Way
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5/13/2009 Edward Brown - Everyone Making Their Best Effort
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5/10/2009 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Mother's Day
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5/9/2009 Teah Strozer - This Is Water
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5/6/2009 Greg Fain - The Secret of Zen Practice
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5/3/2009 Myogen Steve Stucky - Baby Buddha
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5/2/2009 Jordan Thorn - The First Noble Truth
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4/29/2009 Ingen Breen - Postcards from Emptiness
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4/28/2009 Leslie James - When Myriad Objects Come All at Once
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4/26/2009 Rev. Myo Lahey - Meeting Buddha, Beyond Buddha
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4/25/2009 Kosho McCall - Encouraging Words
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4/20/2009 Kokyo Henkel - Nonduality of Practice and Verification
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4/19/2009 Edward Brown - A Friend in the Darkness
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4/18/2009 Paul Haller - Ordination
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4/15/2009 Laura Burges - Spinning Straw into Gold
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4/14/2009 Paul Haller - The One Who Is Not Busy
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4/12/2009 Myogen Steve Stucky - Arising Mind
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4/11/2009 Jeffrey Schneider - There is No God and No Soul
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4/4/2009 Susan O'Connell - Buddha's Birthday
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3/29/2009 Christina Lehnherr - Presence
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3/25/2009 Marsha Angus - Intention, Commitment and Vow
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3/22/2009 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Eyes of Compassion
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3/21/2009 Paul Haller - Dharma of Money
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3/18/2009 Michael Wenger - True Strictness
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3/15/2009 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Loving All Beings and Resistance
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3/14/2009 Jordan Thorn - The World Is What It Is
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3/11/2009 Bernd Bender - Donkey Mind
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3/8/2009 Furyu Nancy Schroeder - In the Shadow of the Moon
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3/7/2009 Mark Lancaster - Fear and Joy
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3/4/2009 Victoria Austin - Living Vow
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3/1/2009 Marc Lesser - Doing Less
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2/28/2009 Paul Haller - Heart of Vow
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2/25/2009 Michael Wenger - What's Happening
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2/22/2009 Daigan Lueck - Everything Without Exception
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2/21/2009 Marc Lesser - Less is the New More
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2/18/2009 Berndt Bender - Way-Seeking Mind
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2/15/2009 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Parinirvana, Life, Death, and Ango
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2/14/2009 Victoria Austin - Three Views of Love
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2/11/2009 Blanche Hartman - Loving the World
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1/28/2009 Dana Velden - Appropriate Boldness
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1/24/2009 Blanche Hartman - The Great Matter
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1/14/2009 Victoria Austin - Remembering Rabbi Lew
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1/10/2009 Paul Haller - Divine Discontent
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1/7/2009 Linda Galijan - Bodhisattva Vow in Daily Life
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1/3/2009 Greg Fain - The Perfection of Vow
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