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Dharma Talks given at San Francisco Zen Center

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Dharma Talks given at San Francisco Zen Center

Mind Streams and Eddies

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An exploration of clinging, attachment, selfing, karma and liberation through the metaphor of eddies.

10/06/2021, Tenzen David Zimmerman, dharma talk at City Center.

Oct 07 2021

48mins

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Non-Duality of Precepts-Zazen-Zen

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Senior Dharma Teacher Eijun Cutts reflects on a familiar yet upside-down way of understanding the practice of the precepts, and explores the teaching of Kanno Doko, Calling and Responding.

10/03/2021, Eijun Linda Cutts, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.

Oct 03 2021

40mins

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Karma and Zazen

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The study of karma, and the importance of practicing zazen and non-doing for the study of self/the study of karma.

10/02/2021, Tenzen David Zimmerman, dharma talk at City Center.

Oct 02 2021

50mins

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Karma - An Overview

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A talk by Abbot Tenzen David Zimmerman to open the practice period, which will focus on karma. 09/29/2021, Tenzen David Zimmerman, dharma talk at City Center.

Sep 30 2021

41mins

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Yunmen’s Every Day is a Good Day

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In the talk, Abbot Ed Sattizahn uses the "Every Day is a Good Day" koan, and Suzuki's Roshi's teaching, to explore how it may be genuinely beneficial, to ourselves and others, to appreciate our life beyond the "good" and "bad" of it. 09/26/2021, Rinso Ed Sattizahn, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.

Sep 26 2021

47mins

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Karma and Self-Care

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The importance of unwiring ourselves and developing deep self-care in order to take up the great vow of liberation for ourselves and all beings.
09/25/2021, Dr. Larry Ward, Peggy Rowe Ward, dharma talk at City Center.

Sep 25 2021

35mins

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Both Truths Are True

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A talk about our Zen’s Chinese ancestors based in Suzuki Roshi’s teaching on Sekito Kisen’s Harmony of Difference and Equality. 09/19/2021, Furyu Schroeder, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.

Sep 19 2021

28mins

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The Ancestors' Breath

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The ancient foundation of the breath, creating an environment for a skillful response.
09/18/2021, Myogan Djinn Gallagher, dharma talk at City Center.

Sep 18 2021

42mins

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Within a Dream Expressing the Dream

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The buddhas and Zen ancestors encourage us to become lucid dreamers - realizing that we are dreaming while remaining within the dream, where subject and object appear as separate but are really just manifestations of one mind.
09/12/2021, Kokyo Henkel, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.

Sep 12 2021

56mins

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Priest Ordination

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A personal reflection on priest ordination in the Soto Zen Lineage from their own live as priests.
09/11/2021, Ryushin Paul Haller and Furyu Nancy Schroeder, dharma talk at City Center.

Sep 11 2021

46mins

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Being Like A Bee

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Beekeeping as a temple art. The shared qualities of honeybees and bodhisattvas, hives and sangha, enjoying the taste of honey. 09/08/2021, Marcia Lieberman, dharma talk at City Center.

Sep 09 2021

28mins

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Corona – Teaching of Impermanence and Permanent Transition

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09/07/2021, Jisan Anna Thorn, dharma talk at Tassajara.

Sep 08 2021

30mins

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Small Things Matter

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In this talk Eijun Roshi reflects on the path of relieving our suffering, highlighting the importance of being in relationship with everything in our life—from people to the smallest detail—and on the basic interconnection of pleasure and pain. 09/05/2021, Eijun Linda Cutts, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.

Sep 05 2021

46mins

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Appreciate Your Life

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Yunmen’s Every Day is a Good Day.
09/04/2021, Rinso Ed Sattizahn, dharma talk at City Center.

Sep 04 2021

42mins

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The Backward Step

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An exploration of zazen as a mirror of our everyday life and our everyday mind. 09/01/2021, Hakusho Ostlund, dharma talk at City Center.

Sep 02 2021

25mins

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Work as Practice

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09/01/2021, Jisan Tova Green, dharma talk at Tassajara.

Sep 02 2021

40mins

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The Importance of a Generous Heart

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Teachings and practices connecting our fundamental and profound practices of gratitude and generosity.
08/29/2021, Zenshin Greg Fain, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.

Aug 29 2021

39mins

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Let Things Fall Apart

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A student's reflections on a life of teachings with their teacher Sojun Mel Weitsman, and the nature of Bodhi Mind
08/28/2021, Hozan Alan Senauke, dharma talk at City Center.

Aug 28 2021

42mins

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Medicine and Disease

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Commentary on Case 87 from the Blue Cliff Record, Yunmen's "Medicine and Disease. The whole earth is medicine. Which one's for you?"
08/25/2021, Gendo Lucy Xiao, dharma talk at City Center.

Aug 26 2021

30mins

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Meeting Some Women Ancestors

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A selection of stories about our Buddhist women ancestors whose names we chant during morning service. 08/25/2021, ARobin Orden, dharma talk at Tassajara.

Aug 26 2021

37mins

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Paul Haller is consistently good

By Sksan - Dec 31 2015
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Reb Anderson is interesting if you can take his style. My favorite zen teachers so far on podcasts are Norman Fischer on the everyday zen site (he's the best I think) Genjo Marinello on the Choboji Seattle zen site, Gil Fronsdal - a vipassana teacher who's also a zen priest. There's a few talks by Robert Aitken on the Sydney Zen site that are awesome.

Wonderful way to stay connected with the teachings at SFZC!

By Jessewgibbs - Jan 05 2014
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Keep up with dharma talks from all three locations!