Episodes
Jeff Seul continues speaking about Sengcan's "Affirming Faith in Mind." (May 7, 2022)
Published 05/08/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk addressing how turning toward the difficulty in our life can open us to a life of compassion. (May 2, 2022)
Published 05/05/22
Jeff Seul speaks about Sengcan's "Affirming Faith in Mind" (on p. 28 of the GBZC Sutra Book, 2019 Edition). (April 30, 2022)
Published 05/03/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk about the practice of "tonglen," which receives pain and suffering and transforms it into healing and compassion. (April 25, 2022)
Published 04/29/22
Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk, reflecting on Koun Yamada's "3 Types of Zen." (April 21, 2022)
Published 04/26/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk, about how our bodies can transform pain and suffering into love and compassion. (April 18, 2022)
Published 04/26/22
Julie Nelson reflects on Ehei Dogen's distinction between fish and birds (in Genjokoan). (April 14, 2022)
Published 04/25/22
Julie Nelson speaks about the commonalities between Zen practice and humor. (April 12, 2022)
Published 04/18/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk, asking "Where do we find the source of compassion that connects us to all things?"(April 11, 2022)
Published 04/17/22
Jill Gaulding gives a Buddha talk and Sangha talk dedicated to Aaron Lee, with special thanks to Chenxing Han, Funie Hsu, and Duncan Ryūken Williams. (April 9, 2022)
Published 04/15/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk about exploring the nature of awareness. (April 4, 2022)
Published 04/14/22
Fran Ludwig speaks about how "cleaning up" and "growing up" help us live our practice. (April 2, 2022)
Published 04/08/22
Ed Oberholtzer speaks about this distinction we make between things that are alive and those that are dead. (March 16, 2022)
Published 04/07/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk. How do we set an intention to live with more compassion? (March 28, 2022)
Published 03/31/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk about finding energy in nature. (March 21, 2022)
Published 03/24/22
Jeff Seul speaks about the Zen Peacemakers' Three Tenets, and reflects on the war in Ukraine. (March 19, 2022)
Published 03/22/22
Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk. We are told that Kanzeon "receives only compassion." Does this mean she blocks everything else out? (March 17, 2022)
Published 03/17/22
Julie Nelson speaks about "Great Doubt." The texts mentioned are on pp. 18 and 57 of the GBZC Sutra Book (2019 Edition). (March 12, 2022)
Published 03/12/22
Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk about the value of curiosity, and the harm that can be caused by a lack of it. (March 3, 2022)
Published 03/03/22
Ed Oberholtzer gives a Dharma Talk. (February 26, 2022)
Published 02/28/22
Fran Ludwig speaks about the openings that arise with doubt, disappointment, and disillusionment. (February 19, 2022)
Published 02/22/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk, describing a personal experience of the koan "When I walk across the bridge the bridge flows." (February 14, 2022)
Published 02/17/22
Julie Nelson speaks about zazen and shikantaza (the practice of "just sitting"). The readings are from pp. 45, 67, and 73 of the GBZC Sutra Book (2019 Edition). (February 12, 2022)
Published 02/12/22
Fran Ludwig gives an encouragement talk about recognizing our mistakes as opportunities for growth. (February 7, 2022)
Published 02/10/22