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Dharma Talks From Ordinary Mind Zendo

Below are the archives of dharma talks given at Ordinary Mind Zendo. New talks are also made available through our podcast. If you'd like to stay up to date with the talks, subscribe through the podcast service of your choice. Click here for more information.

You can download the audio for the talks below by clicking the download icon on the far left of each row. Clicking the title will take you to the talk page which for many include the cited koans and transcription.

Date Given Speaker Title Transcription
Jul 30th, 2022 Barry Magid The feeling of being a self won’t go away
Jul 23rd, 2022 Barry Magid Gary Snyder and the unbroken world
Jul 16th, 2022 Barry Magid The fantasy of the universal
Jul 8th, 2022 Barry Magid What is the meaning of?
Jun 25th, 2022 Barry Magid All you can do is do what you must
Jun 18th, 2022 Barry Magid Dokusan and its relation to our zazen practice
Jun 11th, 2022 Barry Magid Examining the four noble truths
Jun 4th, 2022 Barry Magid The pure delight of simply serving rice
May 21st, 2022 Barry Magid We are members of each other, all of us, everything
May 7th, 2022 Barry Magid The dharma is here – there’s nowhere else to look
Apr 30th, 2022 Barry Magid Your life can’t be squandered – the fruit is always ripe
Apr 23rd, 2022 Barry Magid Life as a problem, life as a koan
Apr 16th, 2022 Barry Magid There's no such thing as a clean slate
Apr 9th, 2022 Barry Magid What's really going on?
Apr 2nd, 2022 Barry Magid Minds, limbs, stomachs, and hearts
Mar 26th, 2022 Barry Magid Free will: neither god nor billiard ball
Mar 20th, 2022 Peter Nichols Peter Nichols at ZCP Sesshin
Mar 19th, 2022 Barry Magid Barry Magid at ZCP Sesshin
Mar 18th, 2022 Pat Jikyo George Pat George at ZCP Sesshin
Mar 12th, 2022 Barry Magid Sun-faced buddha, moon-faced buddha in our own life
Mar 5th, 2022 Barry Magid The universal root and don’t know mind
Feb 26th, 2022 Barry Magid The Zen of Br'er Rabbit
Feb 19th, 2022 Barry Magid The characteristics of self
Feb 12th, 2022 Barry Magid What are the actual fruits of our practice?
Jan 29th, 2022 Barry Magid Chosha’s mind is limitless
Jan 22nd, 2022 Barry Magid Practice and the contextualization of suffering
Jan 15th, 2022 Barry Magid Tolstoy and the nature of suffering
Jan 8th, 2022 Peter Nichols The body is exposed in the golden wind
Dec 18th, 2021 Barry Magid Interconnection is as basic to what we are as impermanence
Dec 11th, 2021 Barry Magid Reflecting on Rohatsu: Shakyamuni goes home
Dec 4th, 2021 Barry Magid Neither the flag nor the wind
Nov 20th, 2021 Barry Magid When making an axe handle, the pattern is not far off
Nov 13th, 2021 Barry Magid What is atom by atom samadhi?
Nov 6th, 2021 Barry Magid What to feed the fish who’s escaped the net
Oct 30th, 2021 Barry Magid Intermediate steps to non-separation
Oct 23rd, 2021 Barry Magid The Aristotelian nature of buddhism in the west
Oct 17th, 2021 Barry Magid Max and Barry discuss human flourishing and Buddhism in the West
Oct 16th, 2021 Max Erdstein Max Erdstein on Human Flourishing and the Evolution of Buddhism in the West
Oct 15th, 2021 Barry Magid Barry Magid on Human Flourishing and the Evolution of Buddhism in the West
Oct 9th, 2021 Barry Magid Weeds of separation, clearing of universal compassion

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