Rochester Zen Center Teisho (Zen Talks)

Podcast and Audio Archives

2018

October 14, 2018

Caring, Engaging, Voting

The minimal response we can offer our descendants, who are under more threats than ever, is to vote. This is a contemporary way to “enter the marketplace with helping hands,” the ultimate stage of Dharma practice.

September 23, 2018

Blue Cliff Record #55, “Dogo’s ‘I Won’t Say'”

The relative nature of the terms “living” and “dead,” and how one monk’s struggle with them led him to enlightenment.

September 9, 2018

Integrating Life and Practice: Women’s Voices – Eryl Kubicka

A Dharma talk by Eryl Kubicka on the second day of the September 2018 two-day sesshin.

August 19, 2018

Teisho by Roshi Philip Kapleau, June 1975 Sesshin, Day 7: Mumonkan #36 “Goso’s ‘No Words or Silence'”

Recording of a teisho given by Roshi Philip Kapleau on the last day of the June 1975 sesshin and played on Founder’s Day, August 19, 2018.

August 12, 2018

Our Marvelous Microbiome: A Web of Mutual Causation

How our concepts of individual self-identity and linear causality are being dissolved by the wondrous workings of our gut microbes. Readings from I Contain Multitudes, by Ed Yong.

August 4, 2018

July/August 2018 Sesshin, Day 7: Shoyoroku #13, “Linji’s ‘Blind Donkey'”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede from the July/August 2018 sesshin. Commentary on a koan from The Book of Serenity.

August 3, 2018

July/August 2018 Sesshin, Day 6: Blue Cliff Record #18, “The National Teacher’s Seamless Monument”

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede from the July/August 2018 sesshin. Commentary on a koan from the Blue Cliff Record.

August 2, 2018

July/August 2018 Sesshin, Day 5: Zen Essence (trans. T. Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

July 22, 2018

The Latest Scandal in American Buddhism

A look at the sexual misconduct, widely disclosed this month, of the head of Shambhala International, one of the major Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and the fallout in that Sangha.

June 14, 2018

June 2018 Sesshin, Day 5: Zen Essence (trans. T. Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

June 13, 2018

June 2018 Sesshin, Day 4: Zen Essence (trans. T. Cleary)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

June 3, 2018

Teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Roshi: Reclaiming Our Resilient Spirit

Teisho by Sunya Kjolhede Roshi: Reclaiming Our Resilient Spirit

May 13, 2018

Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn: “Working with Habits”

Dharma Talk by John Pulleyn: “Working with Habits”

May 6, 2018

Fear and Avoidance As the Engines of Risk-Taking Behavior

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

April 29, 2018

The Tyranny of Convenience, the Allure of What’s Easiest

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

April 22, 2018

Dharma Talk by Tom Kowal, “Dharma and Depression”

Dharma Talk by Tom Kowal, “Dharma and Depression”

April 12, 2018

April 2018 Sesshin, Day 5: The Practice of Zen (trans. C.C. Chang)

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

2017

Jul 23, 2017

Empathy and Power

2016

Jan 24, 2016

Secular Buddhism

2015

2014

Apr 13, 2014

Breath Practice

2013

Oct 13, 2013

Pain v. Suffering

2012

2011

2010

2009

Sep 27, 2009

Working With Anger

2008

2007

Dec 30, 2007

Mindless Eating