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.

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Episodes 38-46 of 47 episodes

46. Wander this way and that… knocking at the stumps as you please

October 16, 2019 | Podcast

This Dharma talk explores the role of inspiration in our spiritual practice and in our daily lives.

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45. Guest Speaker: Kodo Conlin

October 9, 2019 | Podcast

Zen priest Kodo Conlin talks about how he started practicing and his experience at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

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44. Emptiness Actualized

September 12, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores how the Buddhist teaching of emptiness can be expressed and realized in everyday life.

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42. Guest Speaker: Chris Becker

August 28, 2019 | Podcast

Buddhism is known for two words in particular: Wisdom and Compassion but the word Love is infrequently found in the literature and in Dharma talks. Why is that?

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41. Guest Speaker: Cuong Lu

August 27, 2019 | Podcast

Buddhist teacher and author of “The Buddha in Jail” Cuong Lu talks about his experience working with prisoners and our ability to overcome suffering or as he puts it “to be happiness”.

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40. Whales Watching

August 6, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores the meaning of “our inmost desire”.

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39. Monuments

July 25, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores the need to be mindful of the true motivation that guides our activities.

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38. Guest Speaker: Isabelle Johansen

July 6, 2019 | Podcast

Leaving for another state, Isabelle Johansen reflects on mindfulness, on I versus we and on her experience at Kannon Do.

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