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 50-58 of 59 episodes

58. The Honey Bee is not Concerned with Failure

February 20, 2020 | Podcast

This lecture encourages acceptance of ambiguity and vagueness of life, and the need to emphasize trust and confidence in practice, rather than striving for efficiency.


57. Guest Speaker: Misha Merrill

February 14, 2020 | Podcast

Guest speaker Misha Merrill talks about how every day is a gift and how to practice at all times, when things are going well and not so well.


56. The Meaning of Precious

February 12, 2020 | Podcast

This talk explores the problems associated with emphasizing “winning” in daily life.


55. Guest Speaker: Tova Green

January 31, 2020 | Podcast

Zen teacher Tova Green discusses how a beginner’s mind is a mind of freedom.


53. You Are Not Your Skills

January 20, 2020 | Podcast

This talk explores ways that traditional Zen practice is evolving in the modern world.


52. Show Your Original Face

January 18, 2020 | Podcast

This talk explores how to be in the everyday-world of intellect, technology, progress, and ambition, as well as in the world of non-attachment and spirit.


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.