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 43-51 of 52 episodes

51. The Face of Creativity

December 20, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores the relationship between creativity and Zen practice.


50. Original Foolishness

November 13, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores how human mistakes can inform and enrich our spiritual practice.


49. The Eleventh Buddhist Precept

October 29, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores, caring, taking care, and harmony.


48. Guest Speaker: Travis Marsot

October 23, 2019 | Podcast

A reflection on the idea of freedom and Travis’ personal quest for it.


47. Creating our own symphony

October 16, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores the role of rules in Buddhism and Zen.


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.


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.


44. Emptiness Actualized

September 12, 2019 | Podcast

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