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 28-36 of 117 episodes

36. Guest Speaker: Linda Ruth

July 2, 2019 | Podcast

Comments on the Sandokai, some stories of her encounters with Suzuki Roshi, and the ‘Grandmother Heart Mind’ teaching.


35. Guest Speaker: Kathy Early

June 27, 2019 | Podcast

Guest speaker Kathy Early explores what the Buddha said about suffering in her talk.


34. Guest Speaker: Michael McCord

June 25, 2019 | Podcast

Guest speaker Michael McCord says that the root of Zen practice is learning to accept what is arising without needing to suppress it or change it. From that starting place, we can slowly settle with what is going on such that we gain clarity and then understanding about when and how to act.


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.