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
Mar 19th, 2016 Barry Magid The limits of utilitarian thinking
Mar 12th, 2016 Barry Magid The fantasy of a timless, universal Buddhist morality
Mar 5th, 2016 Barry Magid The absolute within the subjective
Feb 20th, 2016 Barry Magid There's nothing outside the text, no pages that don't count
Feb 13th, 2016 Barry Magid Flourishing rather than content
Feb 6th, 2016 Barry Magid Knock down the flagpole, there's nothing more
Jan 16th, 2016 Barry Magid Performing your life. Can you fully occupy the role you find yourself in?
Jan 9th, 2016 Barry Magid The enlightenment of Shakyamuni
Dec 19th, 2015 Barry Magid What's enough? What more can we do?
Dec 5th, 2015 Barry Magid What would it take for the star to realize it was a star?
Nov 21st, 2015 Barry Magid To see things clearly is to extend tender care and respect to them
Nov 14th, 2015 Christopher Hawkins Christopher Hawkins - Jukai
Nov 13th, 2015 Barry Magid Completely abdicating agency: A Lesson from Pure Land Buddhism.
Oct 31st, 2015 Barry Magid The thing about self reliance is that it is often learned from others.
Oct 24th, 2015 Barry Magid Using practice to keep life at bay
Oct 17th, 2015 Barry Magid Zen practice in America: Repairing a boat at sea
Oct 3rd, 2015 Barry Magid Zen and the Birds of Appetite
Sep 26th, 2015 Barry Magid The turn from fantasy to possibility
Sep 19th, 2015 Barry Magid The spiritual life is its own justification
Sep 12th, 2015 Barry Magid Eulogy for Marc Poirier
Aug 1st, 2015 Barry Magid The fantasy of a single state of mind
Jul 25th, 2015 Barry Magid How to practice "Each moment, life as it is, the only teacher"
Jun 13th, 2015 Barry Magid If you want the Dharma, this is the package it comes in
Jun 6th, 2015 Barry Magid Gutei's finger and lifelong practice: Relying on the teacher that is always at hand
May 30th, 2015 Barry Magid "This is the price of attachment. Worth it, easily worth it."
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.

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