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 52-60 of 241 episodes

60. What Does Zen say about Leadership?

April 15, 2020 | Podcast

This talk explores the nature of leadership during times of crisis, during normal times, and in our daily life.

59. The Wisdom of Emptiness

March 6, 2020 | Podcast

This talk explores the Buddhist insights of Emptiness and Dependent Origination, and their role in relieving suffering.

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.