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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
Oct 9th, 2021 Barry Magid Weeds of separation, clearing of universal compassion
Oct 2nd, 2021 Barry Magid Being embedded in the fabric of tradition
Sep 25th, 2021 Barry Magid The nature of effort in practice
Sep 18th, 2021 Barry Magid Nothing is hidden: Joshu and the oil salesman
Sep 11th, 2021 Barry Magid Becoming transparent to cold and heat
May 15th, 2021 Barry Magid Buddha nature is both realization and what is realized
May 8th, 2021 Barry Magid Resolving paired opposites. Duck rabbit shifts in the East and West.
May 1st, 2021 Barry Magid The most wondrous experience in Zen
Apr 24th, 2021 Barry Magid A changing sangha in a changing zendo
Apr 11th, 2021 Barry Magid Am I a Buddhist?
Mar 13th, 2021 Barry Magid Killing and giving life. The dual role of the teacher in zen training.
Mar 6th, 2021 Barry Magid Zen is a practice of letting things matter
Feb 27th, 2021 Barry Magid There are no arbiters of reality
Feb 20th, 2021 Barry Magid One moon in the sky
Feb 13th, 2021 Barry Magid Four perspectives on Zen to hold in mind
Feb 6th, 2021 Barry Magid The boundless context we find ourselves in
Jan 30th, 2021 Barry Magid What is a teacher for in Zen?
Jan 23rd, 2021 Barry Magid What we are is inseparable from when we are
Jan 16th, 2021 Barry Magid Reknitting the tears in Indra's net
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

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