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 48-56 of 117 episodes

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.


51. The Face of Creativity

December 20, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores the relationship between creativity and Zen practice.


50. Original Foolishness

November 13, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores how human mistakes can inform and enrich our spiritual practice.


49. The Eleventh Buddhist Precept

October 29, 2019 | Podcast

This talk explores, caring, taking care, and harmony.


48. Guest Speaker: Travis Marsot

October 23, 2019 | Podcast

A reflection on the idea of freedom and Travis’ personal quest for it.