Podcasts

Heart Sutra Talk 3

The heart of the Heart Sutra: form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Emptiness has a history of being an unsettling concept, especially in the West. Koshin Cain speaks at the fall sesshin,

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Heart Sutra Talk 2

When I first went to Mount Baldy, my zazen got worse. Looking back on it, I feel like I was trying to contract my way into quiet. I want to encourage you to be strong and open in your posture; to sit large rather than small. Koshin Cain speaks at

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Heart Sutra talk 1

According to Mahayana lore, the monks weren’t ready for the idea of emptiness in the Heart Sutra. So the Buddha gave the sutras to the Nagas, the sea serpents under the ocean, until people were ready to hear them. Genko Kathy Blackman speaks at our fall sesshin.

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Misunderstood Mara

Mara was the demon who tried to get the Buddha to give up his seat under the Bodhi Tree, by hook, crook, or temptation. Was he demonic, or was he just trying to help the Buddha out? Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center December 4, 2016.

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Larry Ward on “Harvest Time”

Dr. Peggy Rowe-Ward and Dr. Larry Ward, senior dharma teachers ordained by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, are the leading proponents of Engaged Buddhism in the United States. Deeply inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, they have committed their lives to non-violent social change, healing,

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Stepping into Uncertainty

Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center the Sunday after the Presidential election on how our practice can help us appoach the future with tenderness, curiosity and strength.

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Koshin Christopher Cain: Moving with Change

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Berneta Walraven: Death Lessons

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David Steel: Meditation and the Brain

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Anita M. Feng: What is the True History of the Life of the Buddha?

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