San Francisco Zen Center Dharma Talks
Summary: Public lectures given at San Francisco Zen Center
Practicing exactly where we are is the perfect place, an exploration of dharma gates and developing the "practice" muscle of entering them. 07/14/2021, Laurie Schley Senauke, dharma talk at City Center.
This talk centers on the two truths about our one world, the human world and Buddha’s world, with 5 easy steps on how to bring those worlds together again. 07/11/2021, Furyu Schroeder, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.
What is it to take up the call of a Bodhisattva? This question is explored in this Dharma talk with Ashanti Branch of the Everforward Club and City Center Tanto, Nancy Petrin, exploring Ashanti's decision leave a successful job as an engineer to work with young men and explore the experience and definitions of "manhood" as essential to becoming whole and mature human beings. 07/10/2021, Horin Nancy Petrin and Ashanti Branch, dharma talk at City Center.
A reflection on climate collapse and Zen practice. "I wonder what might happen if we tell ourselves the truth, instead of denying reality?" 07/07/2021, Shogen Jody Greene, dharma talk at City Center.
Senior Dharma Teacher Eijun Linda Cutts reflects on "a lifetime of devotion." 07/04/2021, Eijun Linda Cutts, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer, former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center and founding teacher of Everyday Zen reads and reflects on passages from the "What Is the Body?" chapter of his new book, "When You Greet Me, I Bow." 07/03/2021, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, dharma talk at City Center.
In this dharma talk Sonja Gardenswartz poses the turning question, are we willing to step into curiosity, into "I don't know," and consider what is the appropriate response? Examining with the awareness of zazen and looking at what am I assuming as I move into action. 6/30/2021, Sonja Gardenswartz, dharma talk at City Center.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer reads and reflects on passages from the "What is the Body?" chapter of his new book, "When You Greet Me, I Bow." 06/27/2021, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.
Honoring Pride month, abbot Tenzen David Zimmerman explores what it is "to queer" and how this is essentially the practice at the heart of Buddhadharma. 06/26/2021, Tenzen David Zimmerman, dharma talk at City Center.
In this talk Shundo David Haye looks at how our Bodhisattva vows, and the paramita of generosity, can help us navigate the current uncertainty, as the world starts to open up again. 06/23/2021, Shundo David Haye, dharma talk at City Center.
Tenshin Roshi shares examples modern and ancient of the practice of generosity. 06/20/2021, Tenshin Reb Anderson, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.
Jarvis Masters joins Lee Lesser on the dharma seat to speak from death row in San Quentin Prison about his Buddhist Practice of 30 years; his understanding of the nature of suffering; what it is to practice with constriction and uncertainty, and other profound insights. 06/19/2021, Lee Klinger Lesser, Jarvis Masters, dharma talk at City Center.
A reflection and consideration on "making the transition, entering the marketplace and crossing over supported by Buddhist practice and traditions. 06/16/2021, Marcia Lieberman, dharma talk at City Center.
Inspired by the wisdom of a young girl talking to her mother about kindness, this talk touches on the Buddhist practices of tranquility and insight that allows us live in harmony with one another. 06/13/2021, Furyu Nancy Schroeder, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.
In this talk Senior Dharma Teacher Paul Haller compares the opening statement of Dogen Zenji's Fukanzazengi with the open statement of Shakyamuni Buddha's Satipattana, to support the notion that in embracing our human lives we're asked to appreciate the rich beauty of life and to accept the challenge of our human suffering. 06/12/2021, Ryushin Paul Haller, dharma talk at City Center.