Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center Podcasts

These talks are from the weekly lectures presented by the abbot and guest speakers. Located in Mountain View, California, Kannon Do is a Soto Zen meditation center in the tradition of Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki. Since its inception in the mid-1960's, Kannon Do has provided opportunities for daily meditation and retreats, as well as the study of Buddhist teachings and the exploration of spiritual practice in daily life.

Latest Episodes

Episodes 94-102 of 103 episodes

102. Mother and Earth

January 8, 2021 | Podcast

This talk explores the importance of standing on our feet and how sitting helps with that.


101. I Think I Am Almost Alright

January 6, 2021 | Podcast

Travis Marsot remembers Suzuki Roshi and explores his own practice.


99. The Princess Loses her Head

December 21, 2020 | Podcast

This talk explores external and internal motivation in practice, and waking up from self-centeredness.


98. Guest Speaker: Giuseppe Prisco

November 18, 2020 | Podcast

“Wooden Buddha”. This talk relates to Giuseppe’s encounter with Joshu’s words: “A gold Buddha does not pass through a furnace; a wooden Buddha does not pass through fire; a mud Buddha does not pass through water” (Blue Cliff Record, Case 96).


96. Guest Speaker: Teresa Bouza

November 2, 2020 | Podcast

Zen Wind. This talk explores wind, spirituality, and Zen practice.


94. Guest Speaker: Lucy Andrews

October 29, 2020 | Podcast

Another Path is Possible: From Carceral Delusions to Transformative Justice.