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
May 16th, 2015 Barry Magid Western philosophy and Buddhism on the relationship between goodness and happiness
May 9th, 2015 Barry Magid What is Missing?
May 2nd, 2015 Barry Magid We polish the tile to enjoy, appreciate, and know its tile-ness
Apr 25th, 2015 Barry Magid Appreciating the divide between us and the ancient texts
Apr 11th, 2015 Barry Magid The whole universe is one bright pearl
Apr 4th, 2015 Barry Magid Zazen in the midst of Easter and Passover
Mar 28th, 2015 Barry Magid How do habit and structure relate to happiness?
Mar 21st, 2015 Barry Magid What will Zen practice in America look like?
Mar 14th, 2015 Barry Magid How do we see the inevitable old age and death that will befall us?
Mar 7th, 2015 Barry Magid How do you think not thinking? Just think.
Feb 21st, 2015 Barry Magid I'm not raising my son Buddhist any more than I'm raising him to be a psychoanalyst
Feb 7th, 2015 Barry Magid Human love as a ladder to spiritual love
Jan 31st, 2015 Barry Magid A clear-eyed man falls into a well
Dec 13th, 2014 Barry Magid Committing intimately to where you find yourself
Dec 6th, 2014 Barry Magid Practice at Ordinary Mind Zendo. Foregrounding expression over training.
Nov 21st, 2014 Bob Koller Bob Koller - Denkai
Nov 15th, 2014 Andrew Tootell Andrew Tootell - Denkai
Nov 14th, 2014 Karen Terzano Karen Terzano - Denbo
Nov 14th, 2014 Eli Geminder Eli Geminder - Jukai
Nov 1st, 2014 Barry Magid The parable of the dung beetle: Our essential nature and suffering
Oct 25th, 2014 Barry Magid Translating Shakyamuni and Sappho across time and culture
Oct 18th, 2014 Barry Magid Not stained, not pure. Undivided experience.
Oct 10th, 2014 Barry Magid Is your life a series of choices or the experience of who you are?
Oct 4th, 2014 Andrew Tootell Who is that other?
Sep 27th, 2014 Barry Magid "I'm religious but not spiritual." The hard work of engaging the particulars of life.
Sep 20th, 2014 Barry Magid At the base of the mountain and in the market place: The Zen of Kyogen Carlson
Sep 14th, 2014 Barry Magid Our life in practice: Taking the muddy water as our natural habitat
Sep 7th, 2014 Barry Magid Mu: The full presentation of the whole
Aug 2nd, 2014 Barry Magid What kind of fire is the fireboy made out of?
Jul 26th, 2014 Barry Magid There are no nouns; Buddha's great insight into grammar.
Jul 19th, 2014 Barry Magid How do we carry forward the identity of practice and everyday life?
Jul 13th, 2014 Hope Blosser Sei Sen - Jukai
Jul 12th, 2014 Barry Magid What opens up when we leave everything just as it is?
Jun 7th, 2014 Pat Jikyo George The Miraculous and the ordinary
May 31st, 2014 Barry Magid Modern stoicism and the appeal of fantasies of inner mastery
May 17th, 2014 Barry Magid Compassion and responsibility: The Zen practice of Joko Beck
May 10th, 2014 Barry Magid Does the self exist? Opening the hand of control.
May 3rd, 2014 Barry Magid Rinzai and Obaku: Not seeing you've gotten your answer
Apr 26th, 2014 Barry Magid The grounding of our ethics? Questions and uncertainty, all the way down.
Mar 22nd, 2014 Barry Magid What would practicing for the right reasons look like?

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