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2010 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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12/18/2010 Michael Wenger - Transformation Heart
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12/15/2010 David Zimmerman - The Practice of Being Lost
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12/13/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - A Final Polishing of the Tile
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12/12/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Transcending the Heart of the Matter
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12/11/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Images of Waking Up
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12/11/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Seated Buddha is Killing Buddha
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12/10/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - In the Non-abiding Dharma, Who Would Grasp or Reject Something as Buddha or Not Buddha?
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12/9/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - If You Are Studying Seated Buddha, Buddha Is No Fixed Mark
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12/8/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Shakyamuni Performed the Ritual of Buddhahood
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12/7/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Where Are all the Buddhas Born?
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12/5/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Rohatsu Talk Day 7
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12/4/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Awareness of Appearances
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12/4/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Rohatsu Talk Day 6
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12/3/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Rohatsu Talk Day 5
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12/3/2010 Shosan Victoria Austin - Sesshin under the Bodhi Tree
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12/2/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Rohatsu Talk Day 4
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12/2/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Weaving the Dharma of Reality
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12/1/2010 Shosan Victoria Austin - Awakening to Delusion
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12/1/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Rohatsu Talk Day 3
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11/30/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Entering the Heart of Sesshin
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11/30/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Rohatsu Talk Day 2
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11/29/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Rohatsu Talk Day 1
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11/29/2010 Victoria Austin - Sitting
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11/28/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Beginning Sesshin
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11/28/2010 Sue Moon - The Practice of Aging
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11/27/2010 Jordan Thorn - Supporting Each Other To Practice
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11/21/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Buddha and Ancestors
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11/20/2010 Marc Lesser - Measuring Happiness and Letting Go
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11/17/2010 Valorie Beer - Talking About Emptiness
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11/17/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Three Elements of Zazen
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11/16/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - "Is it safe? (Tenshin Roshi responds to a student's question)"
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11/15/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - How is the Understanding of Cognition-Only Verified?
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11/14/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Dogen and Unrequited Love
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11/14/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Graciously Offering and Receiving Limits and Boundaries for the Sake of Intimacy
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11/13/2010 Victoria Austin - Mindfulness of Breathing
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11/13/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Teaching of Cognition-only as a Gate to Realizing Intimacy with Pain, Disease, and All Sentient Beings
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11/12/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Images Are Not the Focus of Tranquil Concentration
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11/11/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Overview of the Chapter of the Definitive Instructions on Yoga of the Scripture Unraveling the Deep Intimacy
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11/10/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Coming from the Mind of Emptiness
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11/10/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Intimacy, Mind-Only and Suchness in the Teachings of Dogen Zenji and the Scripture Unraveling the Deep Intimacy
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11/6/2010 Greg Fain - Always Close
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11/6/2010 Peter Levitt - Dogen, Poetry, and the Heart of Practice
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11/3/2010 Valorie Beer - Ending Suffering
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10/31/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - The Practice of the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion
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10/30/2010 Meiya Wender - Tea Dharma
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10/30/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Final Chapter of the Scripture of Unraveling and Realizing the Deep Intimacy: "The Explicit Instructions on the Deeds of the Tathagatha" PART II
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10/29/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Final Chapter of the Scripture of Unraveling and Realizing the Deep Intimacy: "The Explicit Instructions on the Deeds of the Tathagatha" PART I
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10/28/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Further Details on the Great Activity Under the Patch Robe
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10/27/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller and Victoria Austin - Dharma Discussion
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10/26/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Adventures in the Great Dharani: The Essential Pivot of the Buddha-Ancestors' Mind
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10/24/2010 Christina Lehnherr - Kindness
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10/23/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Breathing In, Breathing Out
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10/23/2010 Victoria Austin - Ceremonies of Nourishing the Dark Side
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10/20/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - What Does Practice Ask of You?
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10/16/2010 Jordan Thorn - Just This Is It
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10/13/2010 Victoria Austin - Undoing the Nuts and Bolts of Suffering
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10/10/2010 Lee deBarros - All-inclusive Dharma Rain
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10/9/2010 Michael Wenger - Eight Hundred Years and a Cast of Thousands
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10/6/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sun-faced Buddha, Moon-faced Buddha
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10/3/2010 Meg Levie - Journey to a Far-off Land
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10/3/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - What Is the Business beneath the Patched Robe?
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10/2/2010 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - The Five Remembrances
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9/29/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Whatever Is Is What I Want
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9/29/2010 Victoria Austin - Zazenshin - The Point of Zazen
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9/26/2010 Fu Schroeder - Wisdom of Non-being, Compassion of Being
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9/25/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Bringing Zazen to Daily Life
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9/25/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - The Meaning of Sadness
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9/21/2010 Judith Randall - Work Practice
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9/19/2010 Myogen Steve Stucky - The Meaning of Purity
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9/18/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Generosity in the Pig Pen
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9/15/2010 Brigitta Dobrer - On Trauma and Emptiness
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9/15/2010 Harry Gyokyo Bridge - What Is Buddha, Who Am I?
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9/12/2010 Sojun Mel Weitsman - The Zen of Going to the Bathroom
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9/11/2010 Greg Fain - Seeing the Buddha
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9/11/2010 Abbot Ryushin Paul Haller and Philippe Goldin - Zen and Neuroscience
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9/9/2010 Brad Warner - Understanding Dogen's Shobogenzo
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9/8/2010 Kaz Tanahashi - Dogen and Ryokan
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9/8/2010 Jane Lazar - Including the Body: Deepening our Study
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9/8/2010 Charlie Pokorny - On Genjo Koan
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9/5/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Trusting the Ox
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9/4/2010 Susan O'Connell - Practicing in the Mud
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9/3/2010 Leslie James - The Wind Supports the Condor's Wings
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9/2/2010 Brad Warner - OMG: Dogen's Concept of God
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8/29/2010 Marc Lesser - How Remarkable You Are
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8/28/2010 Mark Lancaster - The Heart of Personal Practice
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8/25/2010 Edward Brown - The Intersection of Zen and Clowning (At the Orphanage)
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8/21/2010 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Not Knowing
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8/21/2010 Laura Burges - Seeing in the Dark
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8/21/2010 Myogen Steve Stucky - Three Cups of the Finest Wine in China
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8/19/2010 Leslie James - The Meaning of Life at Tassajara
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8/19/2010 Myogen Steve Stucky - What Is It That Thus Comes?
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8/18/2010 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Mudita
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8/17/2010 Myogen Steve Stucky - Points of Sesshin Forms and Dana Paramita
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8/16/2010 Myogen Steve Stucky - Confidence in True Nature Sitting with Alignment and Generosity
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8/15/2010 Michael Wenger - The Paths of Hopelessness and Despair and Utter Extinction and Dealing with Them
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8/14/2010 Kathy Early - Fear and Freedom
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8/14/2010 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Making our best effort on each moment…forever
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8/11/2010 Professor john a. powell - Meditation's Effect on the Neurological Basis of Racial Bias
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8/10/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Good and Plenty
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8/7/2010 Marc Lesser - Appreciating Our Life
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8/7/2010 Shohaku Okamura - Ocean Seal Samadhi
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8/4/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Practicing Peace
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8/4/2010 Shahara Godfrey - Wise Speech
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8/1/2010 Daigan Lueck - Just A Comma
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7/31/2010 Greg Fain - Going for Refuge
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7/31/2010 Liping Zhu - Practicing with Intention
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7/28/2010 Michael Wenger - The Courage of You Being You
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7/25/2010 Christina Lehnherr - Staying a While
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7/24/2010 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Grateful For Being Grateful
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7/24/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - The Shape of Awakening
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7/23/2010 Leslie James - Like Learning to Fly
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7/21/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Angulimala and Shamata Practice
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7/21/2010 Victoria Austin - This Mind Is Buddha
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7/20/2010 Sojun Mel Weitsman - The Truth You Search for Cannot Be Grasped
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7/18/2010 Gil Fronsdal - Early Buddhist Teachings on Emptiness
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7/18/2010 Edward Brown - The Importance of Problems in Practice
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7/17/2010 Robert Thomas - Anything Is Possible
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7/17/2010 Jordan Thorn - Taking Refuge in Sangha
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7/15/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Joyful Effort
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7/14/2010 Dr Marlene Jones - The Practice of Love and Joy
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7/14/2010 Mushim Ikeda-Nash - What's the Difference? - Showing Up and Practicing across Lines of Difference
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7/11/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Listening to Wild Nature, Listening with the Eye of Wisdom
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7/10/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Stopping in the Middle of Your Life
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7/10/2010 Greg Fain - What Bodhisattvas Do
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7/7/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - A Walk to the Wind Caves
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7/7/2010 Michael Wenger - Dual Tracking
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7/7/2010 Sarah Weintraub - Is This Enough?
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7/4/2010 Taiyo Lipscomb - Practicing Presence in a Multi-tasking World
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7/3/2010 Christina Lehnherr - The Gift of Nothing
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6/30/2010 Wendy Lewis - Developing a Critical Mind
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6/30/2010 Leslie James - Like Looking at Flowers and the Moon
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6/27/2010 Steve Weintraub - Interconnection, Compassion, and Death
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6/26/2010 Charlie Pokorny - Finding Ourselves and Being Found
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6/26/2010 Furyu Schroeder - You Call That a Cat
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6/23/2010 Linda Galijan - Cultivating Right Effort in Difficult Times
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6/23/2010 Jordan Thorn - The Great Ocean of Practice
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6/22/2010 Michael Wenger - Falling Down and Getting Up
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6/20/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Living in Accord with the Totality of All Things
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6/16/2010 Greg Fain - Bodhisattva Training
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6/13/2010 Daigan Lueck - Grasping and Labeling - Prepare to Be Misunderstood
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6/12/2010 Darlene Cohen - Kshanti Paramita
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6/12/2010 Susan Moon - This Is Getting Old
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6/9/2010 Myo Lahey - King of Samadhis
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6/9/2010 Tova Green - Not Killing but Cherishing Life
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6/6/2010 Kokyo Henkel - Grasping at Substantiality
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6/5/2010 Victoria Austin - The Bodhisattva's Four Methods of Guidance
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6/2/2010 Hozan Alan Senauke - Composure
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6/2/2010 Michael Wenger - The Courage of Way-Seeking Mind
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5/30/2010 Marsha Angus - Life of the Buddha
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5/29/2010 Rosalie Curtis - Courage and the Bodhisattva Way
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5/29/2010 Naomi Shihab Nye & Ryushin Paul Haller - The Poetics of Awakening
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5/26/2010 Naomi Shihab Nye with Ryushin Paul Haller - The Poetics of Awakening
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5/26/2010 Leslie James - Your Genuine Life
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5/23/2010 Fu Schroeder - What It Means to Grow Up
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5/22/2010 Jamie Howell - Lay Practice and the Brahmaviharas
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5/20/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Vimalakirti and Lay Practice
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5/19/2010 Mark Lancaster - Finding the Place of Compassion and Ease
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5/18/2010 Eijun Linda Cutts - Seijo and Her Soul Are Separated
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5/16/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Birth of Buddhas
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5/15/2010 Zachary Smith - Becoming Completely Human
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5/15/2010 Myogen Steve Stucky - The Mulamadhyamakakarika Blues
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5/12/2010 Linda Galijan - Compassion and Strictness
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5/12/2010 Mushim Ikeda-Nash - What's the Difference? - Showing Up and Practicing across Lines of Difference
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5/11/2010 Ed Brown - What You Think Is Not a Help for Realization
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5/10/2010 Christina Lehnherr - Practicing Silence and Forgiveness
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5/9/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Gratitude and the Business of Generations
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5/8/2010 Greg Fain - Only Buddha and Buddha
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5/8/2010 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Precious Bodhicitta
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5/5/2010 Gengo Akiba - Four Treasure Seals
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5/2/2010 Ed Brown - Changing Your Life Aesthetic
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5/1/2010 Mary Mocine - What Is a Bodhisattva in Your Life?
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4/27/2010 Leslie James - Studying the Self
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4/25/2010 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Turning Towards Earth Day
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4/21/2010 Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler - Two Sides of Practice
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4/18/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Tending Our Garden and the Practice of the Four Noble Truths
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4/17/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Initiation into an Authentic Life
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4/11/2010 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Laziness and the Practice of Compassion
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4/10/2010 Marc Lesser - The Secret of Practice
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4/3/2010 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Gratitude - The Ninth Step in the Eightfold Path
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3/28/2010 Christina Lehnherr - Letting Your Life Be You
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3/27/2010 Paul Haller - Sesshin - The Unfolding of Awareness
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3/20/2010 Daigaku Rummé - Sesshin - Experiencing Your Own Dharma By Yourself
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3/17/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Dragon's Roar in the Withered Tree
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3/13/2010 Jordan Thorn - Devotion to Sitting
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3/10/2010 Rysuhin Paul Haller - Receptive and Applied Awareness
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3/6/2010 Dairyu Michael Wenger - ....What Is the Self?
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3/3/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Cultivating Samadhi
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2/28/2010 Wendy Johnson - Responding Elementally to Climate Emergency
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2/27/2010 Shosan Victoria Austin - Bodhisattvas Welcoming
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2/24/2010 Liping Zhu - Cultivating Virtue
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2/20/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - Breathing into Life's Challenges
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2/17/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller and Liping Zhu - Zen and Qigong Breathing
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2/14/2010 Steve Weintraub - Meeting Our Lives with Composure
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2/13/2010 Bernd Bender - The Gift of a Broken Heart
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2/10/2010 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Five Faculties - Cultivating the Capacity for Awareness
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2/7/2010 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Zhaozhou's Oak Tree
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2/6/2010 Mark Lancaster - Do Not Doubt the True Dragon
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1/31/2010 Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler - Practice with the Life You Have
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1/30/2010 Tova Green - The Pleasure of Giving
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1/27/2010 Paul Haller - Remembering Your Intention
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1/23/2010 Paul Haller - Intention, Connection and Insight
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1/20/2010 Myogen Steve Stücky - Fire and Beauty
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1/16/2010 Jordan Thorn - Martin Luther King Jr. & Buddhist Practice
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1/13/2010 Victoria Austin - Zazen: Sitting Down & Getting Up
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1/9/2010 Michael Wenger - Bodhisattva Initiation
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1/2/2010 Linda Galijan - Wild Things
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