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 1-10 of 41 episodes


July 25, 2019 | Podcast

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

38. Guest Speaker: Isabelle Johansen

July 6, 2019 | Podcast

Leaving for another state, she reflects on mindfulness, on I versus We, and on her experience at Kannon Do.

37. She Wants to See Buddha

July 4, 2019 | Podcast

Talk is about expressing practice in life and work in a culture dedicated to progress.

36. Guest Speaker: Linda Ruth

July 2, 2019 | Podcast

Comments on the Sandokai, some stories of her encounters with Suzuki Roshi, and the ‘Grandmother Heart Mind’ teaching.

35. Guest Speaker: Kathy Early

June 27, 2019 | Podcast

Guest speaker Kathy Early explores what the Buddha said about suffering in her talk.

34. Guest Speaker: Michael McCord

June 25, 2019 | Podcast

Guest speaker Michael McCord says that the root of Zen practice is learning to accept what is arising without needing to suppress it or change it.

33. Beyond a Conditioned Self

April 30, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores the changing nature of Zen practice taking place in today's world.