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 5-13 of 230 episodes

13. Real Life is Messy

September 4, 2018 | Podcast

This lecture explores the relationship between “optimization” and “messiness”.

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.