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 4-12 of 157 episodes

12. No Comfort Zone

August 10, 2018 | Podcast

This lecture discusses the cultivation of selflessness in Zen practice.


11. Already Buddha

July 30, 2018 | Podcast

This lecture explores the saying of Dogen: “To study the Buddha is to study the self”.


10. Buddha and the Bee

July 26, 2018 | Podcast

This lecture explores the role of the human tendency towards preferences and how they create difficulties.


9. Never a Bad Day

July 17, 2018 | Podcast

This talk discusses how the cultivation of gratitude and trust provide the foundation for the end of suffering.


8. No Need for Drama

July 16, 2018 | Podcast

This lecture explores the Zen teaching of “nothing special”.


5. Guest Speaker: Scott Williams

June 26, 2018 | Podcast

Scott Williams leads a discussion of peace and one of the oldest known Buddhist scriptures, The Book of Eights. Recorded 4/25/18.


4. Welcoming the Old Man

June 12, 2018 | Podcast

This talk by Abbot Les Kaye explores the relationship between sacredness and selflessness.