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.

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Date Given Speaker Title Transcription
Jan 16th, 2010 Barry Magid Keeping practice vital as you give up your gaining ideas
Jan 9th, 2010 Barry Magid The stories we tell ourselves about our lives
Jan 9th, 2010 Barry Magid Rohatsu and the Psychology of the Buddha myth
Dec 19th, 2009 Barry Magid On Aging, "I got what I wanted"
Nov 27th, 2009 Barry Magid Don't just exchange wrong for right
Nov 21st, 2009 Pat Jikyo George An ordinary bridge lets horses and asses pass
Nov 20th, 2009 Barry Magid About Dharma Transmission: Just this or A long line of playful monks?
Nov 20th, 2009 Barry Magid Continuing what begun on Vulture Peak. Dharma transmission to Pat George
Nov 6th, 2009 Barry Magid Any place you need to be, you already are
Oct 31st, 2009 Barry Magid Dressing up as Buddhists
Oct 23rd, 2009 Barry Magid Entering again and again into the stream of life
Oct 16th, 2009 Barry Magid The total nature of things. One face in the mirror at a time.
Sep 4th, 2009 Barry Magid Buddhism as a religion
Aug 9th, 2009 Barry Magid Shambalah Conference: Discovering Happiness, What the Buddhists Teach
May 28th, 2009 Barry Magid Silence is not the opposite of thought and sound
May 20th, 2009 Barry Magid Isan's Buffalo: What changes and what remains constant?
May 2nd, 2009 Barry Magid Can a Buddha be created by doing zazen? What do you think you're doing?
Apr 11th, 2009 Barry Magid The student teacher relationship in zen
Apr 4th, 2009 Barry Magid What did I get from Joko? New York is famous for its bagels.
Mar 27th, 2009 Barry Magid What have you attained and what are you lacking? Where are you right now?
Mar 20th, 2009 Barry Magid Aspire to who and what you already are
Feb 14th, 2009 Barry Magid Transparency and compassion
Feb 14th, 2009 Barry Magid Falling in love with this imperfect world
Feb 4th, 2009 Barry Magid The student-teacher relationship. Surrendering to the particular.
Dec 13th, 2008 Barry Magid What kind of mind does it take to have this realization?
Dec 6th, 2008 Barry Magid Seppo, Ganto, and the Zen Antiques Roadshow
Nov 8th, 2008 Barry Magid Tradition, Form, and Practice
Nov 1st, 2008 Barry Magid Alan Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, two of our ancestors and patriarchs
Oct 25th, 2008 Barry Magid Happiness, boredom and suffering all breathe the same air
Oct 4th, 2008 Barry Magid Practicing With Sickness
Sep 27th, 2008 Barry Magid The Meaning of Life
Sep 13th, 2008 Barry Magid Our experience of this moment
Sep 6th, 2008 Barry Magid Three Stages of Zen Practice
Jul 19th, 2008 Barry Magid Practicing Zen on our own
Jun 21st, 2008 Barry Magid Don't turn observation into self-criticism
Jun 14th, 2008 Barry Magid Atta Dipa
Jun 7th, 2008 Barry Magid Acceptance and effort
May 31st, 2008 Barry Magid What if this was it?
May 24th, 2008 Barry Magid Inflation and the crunch of iceberg lettuce
May 17th, 2008 Barry Magid Playing catch in swift-flowing water

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