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 9th, 2021 Barry Magid You can enter your life from any direction
Dec 19th, 2020 Barry Magid A life of gateless gates. Possibilities you didn't know you were looking for.
Dec 12th, 2020 Barry Magid What does it mean to be human?
Dec 5th, 2020 Barry Magid Repotting Unmon's withered tree in the flow of life
Nov 21st, 2020 Barry Magid The Sixth Patriarch. Revising the story of realization and transmission.
Nov 14th, 2020 Barry Magid The story of the Sixth Patriarch: Model of practice and curative fantasy.
Nov 7th, 2020 Barry Magid Joko's Enlightenment - Being OK with a life of contingency, interdependence, and vulnerability
Oct 31st, 2020 Barry Magid You are your body. Max interviews Barry
Oct 31st, 2020 Max Erdstein Max Erdstein - What is Nirvana?
Oct 31st, 2020 Barry Magid Our practice frees us from the fantasy of freedom
Oct 30th, 2020 Barry Magid You are your body. Human Nature is Buddha Nature
Oct 17th, 2020 Barry Magid No-Self: The mirror doesn't come without the reflection
Oct 10th, 2020 Barry Magid The precepts and Jukai: acknowledging and taking responsibility for our role in the world
Oct 3rd, 2020 Barry Magid Snow in a silver bowl: Don't just endure your experience, cherish it
Sep 26th, 2020 Barry Magid Your true self: responsiveness and infinite responsibility
Sep 19th, 2020 Barry Magid The Art of Losing
Sep 12th, 2020 Barry Magid Moment after Moment - Wrong, Wrong, Wong
Aug 8th, 2020 Barry Magid Hyakujo's Fox: Your life in time and history
Aug 1st, 2020 Barry Magid Atonement and Acknowledgement in Zen
Jul 25th, 2020 Peter Nichols Not dismissing ordinary life
Jul 18th, 2020 Barry Magid Making commitment real through action
Jul 11th, 2020 Barry Magid Your true self is not deep inside
Jun 27th, 2020 Barry Magid Perspectives on the True Self
Jun 20th, 2020 Barry Magid Our true self is who we are on the streets
Jun 13th, 2020 Claire Slemmer How I learned to show up and say Yes
Jun 6th, 2020 Barry Magid Find a word of Zen that is your own
May 30th, 2020 Barry Magid Taking responsibility for what we've inherited
May 23rd, 2020 Barry Magid Standing in the Spaces
May 16th, 2020 Barry Magid A Review of The Psychoanalytic Zero by Koichi Togashi
May 9th, 2020 Barry Magid What do our vows mean in a world without justification or framework
May 2nd, 2020 Barry Magid Mu. There is no gap to be bridged, nor wound to be healed.
Apr 25th, 2020 Barry Magid The Fantasy of Living Outside of Time
Apr 11th, 2020 Barry Magid April -11 2020
Apr 4th, 2020 Barry Magid April -04 2020
Mar 28th, 2020 Barry Magid March -28 2020
Mar 21st, 2020 Barry Magid March -21 2020
Mar 14th, 2020 Barry Magid March -14 2020
Feb 8th, 2020 Barry Magid February -08 2020
Feb 1st, 2020 Barry Magid How is your life supposed to go?
Jan 25th, 2020 Barry Magid Four Men Shaking - A Book Talk with Larry Shainberg

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