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 25-33 of 241 episodes

33. Beyond a Conditioned Self

April 30, 2019 | Podcast

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

31. Pursuit of Happiness

April 2, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores the meaning of happiness according to Buddhist understanding.

30. Spiritually Creative

March 26, 2019 | Podcast

This talk was in response to a question: “What should we do with a mentally ill person?”

29. Going Beyond “Maybe”

March 19, 2019 | Podcast

The abbot’s closing remarks at the Kannon Do 2019 Annual Meeting.

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.