Talks Lectures, Classes, and Dharma Talks

Welcome to the Berkeley Zen Center’s library of public lectures, classes, and dharma talks.

Talks given in the current  year are on this page. To listen those from previous years, select the year from the table below.  Or, choose from a list of speakers:

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Practice and Aging

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, November 19th 2022 by Penelope Thompson ...
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Reflections on INEB in Korea

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, November 12th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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That Is Not Your Mind – This Very Mind Is You

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, November 5th 2022 by Robert Rosenbaum ...
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Longevity Without Misery

May The Living Be Blessed with Longevity Without Misery ...
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Being Alive Until You’re Dead

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, October 22nd 2022 by Susan Moon ...
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Reflections on Jukai 2022

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, October 15th 2022 by Peter Overton ...
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Laying It Down: The 8-Fold Path in Sangha

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Sunday, October 9th 2022 by Judy Fleischman ...
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Reflections on The Inner Work of Racial Justice

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, October 8th 2022 by Rhonda Magee ...
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Aspect Class 4: Right Speech & Right Action

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, October 6th 2022 by Laurie Senauke and Susan Marvin ...
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Pure Effort

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, October 1st 2022 by Ryushin Andrea Thach ...
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Aspect Class 3 – Right Effort and Right Livelihood

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, September 29th 2022 by Mary Duryee and Hannah Meara ...
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The Eightfold Path: Right Concentration & Right Mindfulness

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, September 24th 2022 by Karen Sundheim ...
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Aspects Class 2 – Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration

The 2nd Class offered for Aspects of Practice, on September 22, 2022, by Luminous Heart Penelope Thompson and Ron Nestor ...
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Not Knowing and Right View

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on September 17, 2022 by Greg Denny ...
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Aspects Class 1 – Right View, Right Thinking

A class given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, September 15th 2022 by Carol Paul and Susan Marvin ...
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A Journey Along the Eightfold Path

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, September 10th 2022 by Gerry Oliva ...
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Reflections on Sangha Practice

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, September 3rd 2022 by Mary Duryee ...
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The Zendo, What is it? What are we doing here?

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, August 27th 2022 by Laurie Senauke ...
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Culture and Change

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, August 20th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Rhythm in Continuous Practice

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, August 13th 2022 by Susan Marvin ...
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There Is No Other

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, August 6th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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The Harmony Within the One and the Many

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Sunday, July 31st 2022 by Ross Blum ...
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Mind Is Buddha?

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, July 23rd 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Living “Just This”

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, July 16th 2022 by Ellen Webb ...
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Sharing the Same Boat

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Monday, July 11th 2022 by Nanzan Harald Schoecklmaunn ...
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Throw Your Fear Into the Air

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, July 9th 2022 by Juen Friederike Boissevain ...
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The Inner Tangle & the Outer Tangle

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, July 2nd 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Take Very Good Care of Whatever’s in Front of You

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, June 25th 2022 by Zenshin Greg Fain ...
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Finding Joy in the Midst of Difficult Change

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, June 18th 2022 by Carol Paul ...
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A Shuso’s Practice

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Sunday, June 12th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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How Do We Follow Ordinary Mind

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, June 11th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Yun-Men’s: “Medicine and Disease subdue each other.”

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Friday, June 10th 2022 by Gary Artim ...
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Radical Mindfulness

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, June 9th 2022 by Gerry Oliva ...
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Shikantaza

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Wednesday, June 8th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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The Practice of Hope

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, June 4th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Parables from the Lotus Sutra Class 4 of 4

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, June 2nd 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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The Second Circle: “What is the Self?”

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, May 28th 2022 by Gary Artim ...
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Parables from the Lotus Sutra Class 3 of 4

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, May 26th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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The Practice of Seeing with One’s Ears

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, May 21st 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Parables from the Lotus Sutra Class 2 of 4

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, May 19th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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The Circling of Case 87: “Medicine and Disease Subdue Each Other”

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, May 14th 2022 by Gary Artim ...
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Parables from the Lotus Sutra Class 1 of 4

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, May 12th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Introduction to The Lotus Sutra

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, May 7th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Mindfulness

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, April 30th 2022 by Peter Overton ...
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Eating the Blame

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, April 23rd 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Practice in Painful Times: Ukraine

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, April 16th 2022 by Mary Mocine ...
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Living by Vow

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, April 2nd 2022 by Karen Sundheim ...
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What is a Zen Master?

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, March 26th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Re-Opening

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, March 12th 2022 by Judy Fleischman ...
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Like This

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, March 5th 2022 by Raul Moncayo ...
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What is Happiness?

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, February 26th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Life is Basically Impossible – Shunryu Suzuki

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, February 19th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Think Not-Thinking

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, February 12th 2022 by Ed Brown ...
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Remembering Thich Nhat Hanh

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, February 5th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Three Doors of Liberation, Class Four

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, February 3rd 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Buddha’s Emotions

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, January 29th 2022 by Ryushin Andrea Thach ...
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Three Doors of Liberation, Class Three

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, January 27th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Exploring Dogen’s Gyoji

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, January 22nd 2022 by Hannah Meara ...
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Three Doors of Liberation, Class Two

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, January 20th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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To Heal the World

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, January 15th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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Three Doors of Liberation, Class One

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Thursday, January 13th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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The White Dragon’s Relics: Remembering Sojun Roshi

A talk given at Berkeley Zen Center on Saturday, January 8th 2022 by Hozan Alan Senauke ...
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