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2011 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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12/31/2011 Wendy Lewis - Ethics and Community
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12/24/2011 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Metta for Christmas and Every Day of the Year
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12/21/2011 Jamie Howell - Stumbling Down the Path
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12/18/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Bodhisattvas' Total Giving
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12/17/2011 Victoria Austin - A Special Transmission without Words
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12/16/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Rohatsu Sesshin Talk, Day 7
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12/15/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Rohatsu Sesshin Talk, Day 6
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12/14/2011 Joan Amaral - The Dharma of Coming and Going
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12/13/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Rohatsu Sesshin Talk, Day 4
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12/11/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Rohatsu Sesshin Talk, Day 2
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12/10/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Rohatsu Sesshin Talk, Day 1
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12/10/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 7 - Receiving the gift already given
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12/9/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 6 - Wholeheartedly Being Ourselves
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12/8/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 5 - Right Effort to Establish Continuous Contact
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12/7/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 4 - The Wondrous Activity
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12/6/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 3 - Entering the Third Dragon Gate
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12/5/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 2 - Stepping Stones on the Path
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12/4/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 1 - Rediscovering the Request of Practice
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12/4/2011 Edward Brown - Suzuki Roshi's Fortieth Anniversary
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12/3/2011 Robert Thomas - The Bodhisattva's Four Methods of Occupation
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11/30/2011 Mark Lancaster - Dwelling In Peace
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11/27/2011 Meg Levie - Right Intention and the Heart of Gratitude
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11/26/2011 David Zimmerman - Seeing Ourselves Clearly
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11/22/2011 Leslie James - Your Winter Self
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11/20/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Hearing the Dharma
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11/19/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Saturday Talk
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11/18/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Faith in Practice, Part 2: Further Commentaries on the Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon
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11/17/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Buck Enters the World of Perfection
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11/16/2011 Tova Green - Whatever leads to Joy
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11/15/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Faith in Practice: Commentary on the Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon
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11/15/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Practice of Awakening, Class 8
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11/13/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Buddha Nature, Horse Sense and Patachara’s Pride
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11/13/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Embracing the Great Vehicle, Surrender to Grief
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11/12/2011 Victoria Austin - Continuous Practice
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11/12/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - The Ten Powers of the Bodhisattvas
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11/10/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Practice of Awakening, Class 7
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11/8/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Denkoroku Class - Daman Hongren
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11/6/2011 Steve Weintraub - Samsara and what to do about it
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11/6/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - The History of our Relationship with Rinso-in
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11/5/2011 Susan O'Connell - What are you afraid of?
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11/4/2011 Greg Fain - Buddha Work!
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11/3/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Practice of Awakening, Class 6
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11/2/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - So It Is
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11/1/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Denkoroku Class – Gayashata
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10/30/2011 Wendy Johnson - Roots to Sustain
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10/29/2011 Wendy Lewis - Love and Forgiveness
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10/29/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Subduing Demons
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10/28/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Pure Dharma Vessel
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10/26/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Oats and Obstructions
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10/26/2011 Rosalie Curtis - The Sejiki Ceremony: Welcoming Our Wholeness
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10/25/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Grief Body Practice
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10/23/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Bodhisattva's Courageous Effort
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10/22/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Saturday Talk
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10/20/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Practice of Awakening, class 4
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10/19/2011 Mark Lancaster - Dancing with Mara
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10/16/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Four Dharma Seals
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10/15/2011 Jordan Thorn - Zazen and Our Heart
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10/13/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Practice of Awakening, Class 3
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10/9/2011 Edward Brown - I'm Still Here
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10/8/2011 Fu Schroeder - Striving in the Dark
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10/6/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Practice of Awakening, Class 2
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10/5/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky and Sojun Mel Weitsman - Denkoroku Class – Mishaka
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10/5/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Entering the Moment
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10/2/2011 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - Forgiveness
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10/1/2011 Michael Wenger - The Unique Breeze of Reality
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9/29/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Practice of Awakening, Class 1
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9/28/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Noticing the Moment
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9/24/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Tasting the Sweet and the Sour of Life
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9/24/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Yes of Course
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9/23/2011 Linda Galijan - A Life of Vow is Not a Self-Improvement Program
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9/18/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - The Whole Earth is the True Human Body
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9/17/2011 Michael Wenger - Windswept
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9/14/2011 Greg Fain - Cartwheels
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9/14/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Your Own True Body
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9/11/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Creating an Ocean of Blessing Beyond Measure
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9/10/2011 Greg Fain - Don Quixote’s Horse
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9/7/2011 Leslie James - Give Yourself to Yourself
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9/7/2011 Bernd Bender - The Practice of Selflessness
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9/7/2011 Kokyo Henkel - Zhaozhou Says No! (and Yes!)
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9/6/2011 Kokyo Henkel - The Cloudless Sky of Buddha Nature
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9/4/2011 Edward Brown - Sunday Talk
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9/3/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Accepting the True Body
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9/3/2011 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Taming Judgmental Mind
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8/27/2011 Brad Warner - Dogen and the Future of Buddhism
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8/24/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Building a Seamless Monument
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8/24/2011 Tova Green - On Grief
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8/24/2011 Dokai Georgeson - Opening Your Heart
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8/23/2011 Dokai Georgeson - No Escaping This Moment
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8/21/2011 Michael Wenger - Koans from '49 Fingers'
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8/20/2011 Wendy Lewis - Impermanence, Karma, and Practice
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8/20/2011 Frank Ostaseski - The Heart of the Great Matter
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8/20/2011 Brad Warner - Was Dogen Really Dogen?
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8/17/2011 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - As Large As Life
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8/17/2011 Anushka Fernandopulle - Faith and Courage: Finding True Refuge
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8/13/2011 Cynthia Kear - Taking the Brahmaviharas for a Quick Spin
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8/11/2011 Jane Hirshfield - Poetry Reading
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8/10/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Compassion Artists
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8/10/2011 Michael Wenger - Forty-nine Fingers
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8/7/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - In Faith that We Are Buddha
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8/6/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 5
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8/6/2011 Marc Lesser - The Hero’s Journey
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8/5/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 4
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8/4/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 3
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8/3/2011 Leslie James - No Grasping Views, Right View, and The View
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8/3/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 2
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8/2/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Talk Day 1
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8/1/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 8
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7/31/2011 Jiryu Rutschman-Byler - Accused of Having a Self
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7/30/2011 Daijaku Kinst - Affirmation
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7/30/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Other Side of Loss is Salvation
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7/29/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 7
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7/28/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 6
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7/27/2011 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Never Disparage
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7/26/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 5
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7/25/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 4
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7/24/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Condolence Call
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7/23/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman - Air, Earth, Fire, Water
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7/23/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The One in Front of Us Is the One We Feel Most
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7/21/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 3
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7/20/2011 Lee Lesser - An Appropriate Response
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7/20/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Wednesday Night Lecture
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7/19/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Down to the Marrow
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7/19/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 2
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7/18/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Intensive Class 1
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7/17/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Sunday Talk
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7/16/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Directed and Receptive Attention in Zazen
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7/16/2011 Greg Fain - Why Should I Fight with the Horns of a Snail?
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7/13/2011 Denkei Raul Moncayo - The Other, My Self
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7/10/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Fully Engaging Our Delusion to Realize Enlightenment
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7/9/2011 Myogen Steve Stücky - The Edge of Practice
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7/6/2011 Leslie James - Like the Moon through Ivy
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7/6/2011 Valorie Beer - Right
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7/3/2011 Fu Schroeder - Imagination
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7/3/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller & Brother David Steindl-Rast - The Spirit of Practice: Christian and Zen
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7/2/2011 David Zimmerman - We Are All Fire Monks
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6/29/2011 Michael Wenger - Taking A Great Leap
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6/26/2011 Steve Weintraub - Settling into Our Actual Lives
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6/25/2011 Tova Green - Give Yourself To Love
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6/23/2011 Gil Fronsdal - Buddha’s Teaching before Buddhism
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6/22/2011 Victoria Austin - A Community for a Day, Abiding Forever
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6/22/2011 Leslie James - The Craft of Zen
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6/19/2011 Christina Lehnherr - Father's Day - Not Knowing Is Nearest
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6/18/2011 Victoria Austin - Building the Temple of Your Life
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6/18/2011 Jordan Thorn - Lovingkindness
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6/12/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Harmony of Gradual and Sudden Enlightenment
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6/11/2011 Greg Fain - My Coffee Mug, or, Top Tips for Bodhisattvas
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6/11/2011 Robert Thomas - To Be Ready to Accept Everything as it Comes
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6/8/2011 Linda Galijan - Complete with Missing Parts
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6/8/2011 Jordan Thorn - Equanimity
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6/5/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - What Is the Meaning of Coho Salmon in Green Gulch Creek?
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6/4/2011 Sojun Mel Weitsman and Myogen Steve Stucky - Recollecting Practice
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6/4/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Why I Wake Up Early
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6/1/2011 Kathryn Stark - How to be with Suffering
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5/29/2011 Wendy Johnson - Memorial Day, Decoration Day, and Peaceful Warriors
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5/28/2011 Marc Lesser - Confidence
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5/25/2011 Jordan Thorn - Opening your Arms to Practice
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5/25/2011 Kosho McCall - Perfection: Perfect!
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5/21/2011 Lien Shutt - Welcome Home
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5/20/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Only a Fish Knows a Fish's Heart
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5/18/2011 Joan Amaral - Devotion
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5/18/2011 Mary Mocine - The Dharma of Wallace Stevens
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5/14/2011 Diana Gerard - Book Titles
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5/14/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Overcoming Self-Consciousness
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5/11/2011 Leslie James - The Courage to Be Ourselves
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5/7/2011 Jordan Thorn - Practicing with Osama
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5/7/2011 Greg Fain - Renouncing Unhappiness
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5/4/2011 Christina Lehnherr - The Practice of Generosity
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5/1/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Celebrating Buddha's Birthday
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4/30/2011 Grace Schireson - Becoming the Master of Circumstances
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4/30/2011 Myogen Steve Stucky - Mountain Walking Moment
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4/27/2011 Bernd Bender - Entering the Ocean of Reality
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4/26/2011 Leslie James - A Trace of Realization
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4/24/2011 Myogen Steve Stücky - Within Emptiness, A Wonderful Being Arises
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4/20/2011 Tova Green - When Myriad Things Come Forth
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4/16/2011 Kiku Christina Lehnherr - The Everyday Practice Is Simply to Develop a Complete Acceptance and Openness
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4/15/2011 Greg Fain - A Labor of Love
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4/13/2011 Susan O'Connell - Are You Busy - Or Just Fully Engaged?
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4/11/2011 Leslie James - What Are We Doing Here?
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4/9/2011 Myogen Steve Stücky - Celebrating Baby Buddha
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4/3/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Thank You, I Love You, I'm Sorry
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4/2/2011 Dairyu Michael Wenger - Poignancy ... Moving Rocks in the Creek
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4/1/2011 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Right Now, Right Now, Right Now
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3/31/2011 Keiryu Lien Shutt - Relax into Delusion
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3/30/2011 Michael Wenger - Transparency...This Is It
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3/29/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The Alchemy of Bliss-Bestowing Hands
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3/28/2011 Michael Wenger - Avowal, Acceptance, Renunciation
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3/28/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Timeless Spring
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3/27/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - A Step off the Hundred Foot Pole
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3/27/2011 Keiryu Lien Shutt - The Zen Wave
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3/27/2011 Jiryu Rutschman-Byler - Wishing for a Better World
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3/26/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Continuing to Rain
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3/26/2011 Victoria Austin - Turning Towards Adversity
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3/25/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sound of the Raindrops
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3/24/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Every Day Is a Good Day
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3/23/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Rediscovering the Mind and Body of Zazen
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3/23/2011 Michael Wenger - The Three C's - Courage, Compassion, and Creativity. And Comedy.
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3/20/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - The Practice of Asking: What is Practice?
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3/19/2011 Eijun Linda Cutts - Sitting Like Mountains
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3/19/2011 Myogen Steve Stücky - Spring Vow 2011
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3/16/2011 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Exploring the Great Matter of Birth and Death
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3/13/2011 Zoketsu Norman Fischer - When You Greet Me, I Bow
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3/12/2011 Greg Fain - Love and Happiness
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3/9/2011 Keiryu Liên Shutt - You Understand That Something Is Missing
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3/6/2011 Jordan Thorn - Famous
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3/5/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Unconstructedness in Stillness - Jijiyu Zanmai
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3/4/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Actualization & Realization
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3/2/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - The New Normal
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3/2/2011 Michael Wenger - Zen Practice Is about Transformation
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3/1/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Endeavoring on the Way
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2/27/2011 Steve Weintraub - Bringing Forth the Mind of Awakening
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2/27/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Seeing the Activity of Karmic Mind
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2/26/2011 Mark Lancaster - Getting in the Game
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2/26/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Principle and Practice
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2/25/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Endeavoring on the Way
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2/23/2011 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - The Moon in a Dewdrop
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2/19/2011 Shosan Victoria Austin - What Is the Meaning of Its Reaching Everywhere?
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2/13/2011 Wendy Johnson - A New Path into Ancient Land
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2/12/2011 Rosalie Curtis - Transformation at the Base
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2/9/2011 Dairyu Michael Wenger - Whatever You Like, Flowers Fall
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2/6/2011 Myogen Steve Stücky - Impermanence, the Five Remembrances and the Present Moment
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2/5/2011 Jordan Thorn - Impermanence and Transformation
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2/3/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Carrying Awareness to Everything
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2/2/2011 Zenkei Blanche Hartman - Practicing Intimately Together
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2/2/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Staying Close to the Three Bodies
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2/1/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Effort
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1/31/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Sesshin Intention
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1/29/2011 Alan Senauke - The Bodhisattva's Embrace
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1/25/2011 Victoria Austin - Lou Points to the Truth
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1/22/2011 Michael Wenger - Three Shouts
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1/16/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Compassion for all Delusion
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1/15/2011 Tova Green - The Radical Power of Love
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1/12/2011 Anna Thorn - Intimacy with the Heart Sutra
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1/9/2011 Tenshin Reb Anderson - Delusion and Wisdom
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1/8/2011 Ryushin Paul Haller - Trusting Your Knowing
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