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.
Episodes 20-28 of 139 episodes

28. You Don’t Know Who You Are!

March 4, 2019 | Podcast

This talk emphasizes the need to recognize and express the first principles of practice.


27. The Perfect Dharma

February 26, 2019 | Podcast

This talk emphasizes the importance of seeing every relationship as special.


26. How the Blue Lotus Blooms

January 17, 2019 | Podcast

This talk discusses the need to set aside ideas, words and thoughts and rely on zazen and experience in order to understand the truth and purpose of life.


25. Zen practice in the West

December 25, 2018 | Podcast

This talk contrasts traditional Zen practice in Asia with the new forms now being developed to suit the culture and lifestyle of the the U.S. and elsewhere.


24. The Odds of Life

December 18, 2018 | Podcast

A mind of practice does not feel a need to try to win.


23. Host & Guest

December 4, 2018 | Podcast

This talk discusses the need to express our spiritual dimension through the activities of everyday life.


22. Rose Colored Glasses

November 27, 2018 | Podcast

This talk explores the question of how to bring Zen practice to daily life.


21. The Mind of Happiness

November 13, 2018 | Podcast

This talk explores the relationship between happiness and spiritual orientation.


20. Digging the Ground

November 8, 2018 | Podcast

This lecture discusses how spiritual practice begins with questions about life.