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 95-103 of 230 episodes

102. Mother and Earth

January 8, 2021 | Podcast

This talk explores the importance of standing on our feet and how sitting helps with that.

101. I Think I Am Almost Alright

January 6, 2021 | Podcast

Travis Marsot remembers Suzuki Roshi and explores his own practice.

99. The Princess Loses her Head

December 21, 2020 | Podcast

This talk explores external and internal motivation in practice, and waking up from self-centeredness.

98. Guest Speaker: Giuseppe Prisco

November 18, 2020 | Podcast

“Wooden Buddha”. This talk relates to Giuseppe’s encounter with Joshu’s words: “A gold Buddha does not pass through a furnace; a wooden Buddha does not pass through fire; a mud Buddha does not pass through water” (Blue Cliff Record, Case 96).

96. Guest Speaker: Teresa Bouza

November 2, 2020 | Podcast

Zen Wind. This talk explores wind, spirituality, and Zen practice.