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Dharma Talks: Audio

Welcome to the San Francisco Zen Center's online library of dharma talks. The talks listed here were given at City Center, Green Gulch Farm, or Tassajara as part of a public dharma talk.

Note: We continue working to keep the list of recordings as current as possible. If not here yet, many recent talks are available on our live stream site at http://new.livestream.com/SFZC.

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7/27/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Practicing with Being Stuck
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7/20/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Train Ourselves to Listen to the Cries of the World
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7/13/2014 Furyu Schroeder - To LIfe
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7/9/2014 Blanche Hartman - Be Kind to Yourself - You Are Everywhere
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7/6/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Searching for Buried Treasure
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7/2/2014 Jeffrey Schneider - Inalienable Rights vs. Karma
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6/29/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Practicing with Pride
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6/28/2014 Jisan Tova Green - All Together Now
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6/22/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Stories About Studying the Self
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6/21/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - One-Day Sitting: Encouraging the Practice of Zazen
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6/20/2014 Mark Lancaster - Sesshin Day 2: Awakened Heart
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6/19/2014 Rosalie Curtis - Sesshin Day 1: Being Yourself
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6/15/2014 Furyu Schroeder - Bring Us The Rhinoceros
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6/7/2014 Issho Fujita - To Study The Self
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6/4/2014 Erin Merk - Taking Refuge, Giving Refuge
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6/1/2014 Anshin Rosalie Curtis - Generosity as a Way to Awaken
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6/1/2014 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Satipatthana Sutra
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5/31/2014 Mark Lancaster - Happiness
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5/28/2014 Judith Randall - The Practice of Being Lost
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5/25/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Zazen - Illuminating and Liberating Consciousness
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5/24/2014 Ed Sattizahn - The One Who Isn't Busy
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5/21/2014 Kathryn Stark - No-One Is Left Out
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5/18/2014 Steve Weintraub - Relying on Something Great
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5/17/2014 Victoria Austin - Concentration and the Four Divine Abidings
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5/11/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Initiation
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5/10/2014 Jordan Thorn - Today is not Yesterday, Today is not Tomorrow
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5/7/2014 Michael Wenger - Just Sitting
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5/4/2014 Jeremy Levie - I Alone Am The World-Honored One
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5/3/2014 Kyoshin Wendy Lewis - Emptiness and the Heart Sutra
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4/30/2014 Shundo David Haye - Vessels of Enlightenment
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4/27/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Looking Into Causes and Conditions
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4/26/2014 Fu Schroeder - A White Tea Bowl
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4/23/2014 Lucy XIao - Practice Like a Fool
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4/20/2014 Furyu Schroeder - A Disciple of the Buddha Does Not Lie
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4/19/2014 Rosalie Curtis - In Faith That We Are Buddha, We Enter Buddha's Way
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4/17/2014 Leslie James - Taking Refuge In Dharma
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4/16/2014 Zachary Smith - Sun-faced Buddha, Moon-faced Buddha: Living Skillfully with the Human Condition
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4/13/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Practicing with Words and Silence
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4/12/2014 Paul Haller - Finding Kindness
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4/9/2014 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Grateful For Gratitude
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4/9/2014 Greg Fain - Taking Refuge In Buddha
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4/4/2014 Ed Sattizahn - Buddha's Birthday
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3/30/2014 Marc Lesser - Wholeheartedness
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3/29/2014 Marc Lesser - Finding Your True Path
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3/29/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - There Couldn't Be Anything Else
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3/28/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Dongshan's "Always Close"
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3/28/2014 Jisan Tova Green - Finding Our Pace in the Family of Things
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3/27/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Banzan's Three Worlds
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3/27/2014 Rosalie Curtis - Dedicating the Merit, Sharing Our lives
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3/26/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Terrible Authenticity of Now
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3/26/2014 Jisan Tova Green - Use the Rain as Your Raincoat
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3/25/2014 Rosalie Curtis - Lovingkindness Changes the World
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3/24/2014 Jisan Tova Green - Not Knowing: Zazen is Most Intimate
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3/24/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Remembering Trust
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3/23/2014 Rosalie Curtis - Bringing Our Best Effort to Sesshin
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3/23/2014 Sessei Meg Levie - Retracing Eihei Dogen from 1200 to Now
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3/22/2014 Ed Sattizahn - Not Knowing Is Most Intimate
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3/20/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Vernal Equinox, Lotus Sutra
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3/19/2014 Jisan Tova Green - On Renewing Our Vows
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3/17/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller -
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3/16/2014 Furyu Schroeder - John Cage and Zen
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3/15/2014 Lien Shutt - The Bodhisattva Way: Mission Impossible? ('The Rubber Ducky Talk')
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3/13/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - March 17th Class (poor quality audio)
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3/12/2014 Shahara Godfrey - The Five Precepts as a Path of Liberation
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3/9/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Lotus Sutra Chapter 25
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3/8/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Call Out My Name
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3/2/2014 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - There Are No Zen Teachers
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3/1/2014 Hoitsu Suzuki Roshi - Zazen is Zazen
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2/28/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Bodhisattva Way
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2/27/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Stage of Trust
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2/26/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Grandmotherly Mind
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2/26/2014 Rosalie Curtis - Life is Always Bubbling Up
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2/25/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Demons
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2/24/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - What is Buddha?
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2/23/2014 Wendy Johnson - Arbor Day
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2/23/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Koan Mind
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2/22/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Entering Sesshin
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2/22/2014 Tova Green - Reaching Back for a Pillow in the Night
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2/19/2014 Zenju Earthlyn Manuel - The First Thing You Do When You Wake Up
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2/16/2014 Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts - Ango
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2/16/2014 Ryushin Paul Haller - Transition
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2/15/2014 Christina Lehnherr - The Gifts of Practice
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2/11/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Opening Up and Letting Go
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2/9/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Four Horses
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2/8/2014 Jeffrey Schneider - Bodhisattva: Masochist or Savior?
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2/7/2014 Leslie James - Settle/ Finish
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2/5/2014 Alan Senauke - The Bodhisattva's Four Embracing Dharmas
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2/2/2014 Greg Fain - Renouncing Unhappiness
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2/1/2014 Norman Fischer - No Teachers of Zen
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1/29/2014 Shohaku Okamura - Group Stupidity
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1/29/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Students and Teachers Practice the Precepts Together
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1/28/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Ocean Samadhi
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1/27/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - The Natural Order of Mind
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1/26/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - A Bad Teacher and a Bad Student
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1/25/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman; - Sudden Enlightenment, Gradual Practice
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1/25/2014 Rosalie Curtis - Waking Up in the Midst of Our Lives
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1/22/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Essence of Mind: Daowu Teaches the Essential Gate to Truth
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1/22/2014 Ed Sattizahn - Finding My Way to Practice
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1/22/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Five Ranks Class Number 2
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1/20/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Zazen
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1/19/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Spiritual Friendship
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1/18/2014 Tova Green - Martin Luther King, Jr., Myogen Steve Stucky, Samantabadhra Bodhisattva, and All of Us
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1/17/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Five Ranks Class Number 1
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1/15/2014 Jamie Howell - The Poem Competition of Daikan Eno and Jinshu
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1/13/2014 Sojun Mel Weitsman - The Ring of the Way
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1/12/2014 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Bodhisattva Practice of Enlightenment
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1/11/2014 Susan Moon and Florence Caplow - The Hidden Lamp
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1/8/2014 Mark Lancaster - My New Year's Resolutions
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1/4/2014 Christina Lehnherr - Each Breath of Mine is Equally One of Yours: Dedicated to Myogen Steve Stucky
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