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 1-9 of 50 episodes

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.

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8. No Need for Drama

July 16, 2018 | Podcast

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

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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.

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4. Welcoming the Old Man

June 12, 2018 | Podcast

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

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3. The Sweet Spot

June 6, 2018 | Podcast

Kannon Do’s abbot Les Kaye encourages listeners to find the sweet spot in relationships especially the difficult ones.

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2. Just what I Needed

May 20, 2018 | Podcast

This talk explores delusions, not seeing reality clearly, refusing to see the truth of how things are.

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1. Guest Speaker: Phuong Ertley

April 19, 2018 | Podcast

Phuong Ertley shares her experiences relating to her month-long winter practice at the Zen training monastery, Toshoji, in the Japanese prefecture of Okayama.

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