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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.

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Date Given Speaker Title Transcription
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
May 10th, 2008 Barry Magid Say a word
May 3rd, 2008 Barry Magid What ought I to do?
Apr 26th, 2008 Barry Magid Immensity taps at your life
Apr 19th, 2008 Barry Magid Don't ride someone else's horse - sharing our common humanity
Apr 12th, 2008 Barry Magid Can your nose be made any more vertical?
Apr 5th, 2008 Barry Magid What shakes your tree?
Mar 29th, 2008 Barry Magid Being just this moment: ordinary or special?
Mar 22nd, 2008 Barry Magid What motive does a Buddha have to practice?
Mar 8th, 2008 Barry Magid Dropped off body and mind: washing your face, ringing the bell
Mar 1st, 2008 Barry Magid Who listens to the sounds of the city?
Feb 23rd, 2008 Barry Magid Surrender in practice: an art of losing
Feb 2nd, 2008 Barry Magid Thoughts during meditation or bird watching
Jan 26th, 2008 Barry Magid Thoughts About Thought

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