Sensei John Pulleyn is a Co-Director of the Rochester Zen Center. Together with Sensei Donna Kowal, he provides Zen training and spiritual guidance to the Center’s members worldwide. The following are many of his more recent teisho (Dharma talks).

Teisho and Dharma Talks

The Precepts, Part 2: The Ten Cardinal Precepts

November 26, 2022
Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated Transcript

The Precepts, Part 1: The Three Poisons, Repentance, The Three Refuges, and The Three Pure Precepts

November 13, 2022
Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated Transcript

OK with Things as They Are

August 21, 2022
By trying to wall off the inevitable pain we encounter, we make it hurt more and last longer. Acceptance and practice show us another way. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated Transcript

Ups and Downs of Practice

March 13, 2022
Cultivating openness and awareness in the face of habit energies that pull us in the other direction. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Transcript

A Look at the Precepts

November 27, 2021
Morality as the first of the three foundations of Zen practice. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Automated Transcript

The Spirit of Practice

October 10, 2021
Examining helpful (and not so helpful) ways of approaching Zen practice. Teisho by Sensei John Pulleyn. Transcript