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February 21, 2022 – “Honoring Jakujo Gary McNabb” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, February 21, 2022 – (8.8MB, 37 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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February 14, 2022 – “There Ain’t No Cure for Love” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Dharma Talk given by Rev. Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah on Monday, February 14, 2022 – (12.5MB, 51 min).

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.
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February 7, 2022 – Dharma Talk by Shoku Kathy Early

Dharma Talk given on Monday, February 7, 2022 by Shoku Kathy Early (15.9MB, 1 hour 3 min).

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February 5, 2022 – “Who Am I?” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare – one day sitting

“Who Am I?” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, February 5, 2022 during a one day sitting – (10.7MB, 41 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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January 31, 2022 – “The History of Soto Zen in America” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Taiga Ito

Dharma Talk given on Monday, January 31, 2022 by Rev. Taiga Ito, Assistant Director Soto Zen Buddhism International Center (3.2MB, 59 min).

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January 24, 2022 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare and Raphael Calix

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare and Raphael Calix on Monday, January 24, 2022 – (18.8MB, 1 hour 13 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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January 17, 2022 – “Talk Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Richard Hicks and Omonivie Okhade

A talk given on Monday, January 17, 2022 (19.9MB, 1 hour 12 minutes).

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January 10, 2022 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, January 10, 2022 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (11.8MB, 47 min).

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January 3, 2022 – Way Seeking Mind Talk by Cody Miller

A Way-Seeking Mind Talk given on Monday, January 3, 2022 (14MB, 59 minutes).

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December 6, 2021 – “What my Quirky Coffee Pot Taught me about Patience and What this has to do with Buddha’s Awakening” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Dharma Talk given by Rev. Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah on Monday, December 6, 2021 – (13.1MB, 51 min).

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.
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November 28, 2021 – December 5, 2021 – Four Dharma Talks by Rev. So On Jim Hare given during Rohatsu Sesshin

Following are four dharma talks given by Rev. So On Jim Hare during Valley Streams Zen Sangha’s annual Rohatsu sesshin which took place on November 28, 2021 – December 5, 2021.

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.

“Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer” – Dharma Talk given on November 29, 2021 – (12.9MB, 53 minutes):

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“Case 83 from the Book of Serenity, Daowu Tends the Sick” Part 1 – Dharma Talk given on December 3, 2021 – (11.5MB, 44 minutes):

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“Case 83 from the Book of Serenity, Daowu Tends the Sick” Part 2 – Dharma Talk given on December 4, 2021 – (12.6MB, 55 minutes):

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“The Entire Universe is the True Human Body, The Entire Universe is the Gate of Liberation, The Entire Universe is the Dharma Body of the Self” – Dharma Talk given on December 5, 2021 – (4.6MB, 20 minutes):

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November 29, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, November 29, 2021 – (12.9MB, 53 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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November 22, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Nyokai Laurie Senauke

Dharma Talk given on Monday, November 22, 2021 by Rev. Nyokai Laurie Senauke (15.9MB, 58 min).

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November 8, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, November 8, 2021 – (10MB, 41 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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October 11, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, October 11, 2021 – (13.6MB, 54 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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October 4, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, October 4, 2021 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (10MB, 41 min).

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September 27, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Mary Mocine

Dharma Talk given on Monday, September 27, 2021 by Rev. Mary Mocine (11.7MB, 46 min).

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August 23, 2021 – Way Seeking Mind Talk by Dell Richards

A Way-Seeking Mind Talk given on Monday, August 23, 2021 (10.1MB, 38 minutes).

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August 16, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, August 16, 2021 – (15.7MB, 1 hr).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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August 2, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Doralee Grindler Katonah

Dharma Talk given by Rev. Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah on Monday, August 2, 2021 – (14.1MB, 55 min).

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.
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July 26, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Dojin Sarah Emerson

Dharma Talk given on Monday, July 26, 2021 by Dojin Sarah Emerson (13.2MB, 53 min).

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July 19, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, July 19, 2021 – (11.6MB, 47 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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July 12, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Anbo Stuart Kutchins

Dharma Talk given on Monday, July 12, 2021 by Anbo Stuart Kutchins (15.2MB, 58 min).

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July 3, 2021 – “Benefitting All Beings – Parts 2 and 3” – Dharma Talks by Rev. So On Jim Hare

“Benefitting All Beings – The four Immeasurables of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity” – two Dharma Talks given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, July 3, 2021 during a one-day sitting

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.

Morning Dharma Talk (10.3MB, 42 minutes).

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Afternoon Dharma Talk (13.4MB, 53 minutes).

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June 28, 2021 – “Benefitting All Beings – Part 1” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

“Benefitting All Beings” – Part 1 – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, June 28, 2021 (13.8MB, 54 minutes).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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June 5, 2021 – “Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page” – a Sitting & Writing Retreat with Beth Jacobs

Selected portions of “Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page: a Sitting & Writing Retreat” – given by Beth Jacobs on Saturday, June 5, 2021 are set forth in this recording – (13.8MB, 51 minutes).

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June 14, 2021 – Way Seeking Mind Talk by Richard Hicks

A Way-Seeking Mind Talk given on Monday, June 14, 2021 (18.8MB, 1 hour 10 minutes).

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June 7, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Korin Charlie Pokorny

Dharma Talk given on Monday, June 7, 2021 by Rev. Korin Charlie Pokorny (19.9MB, 1 hour 15 min).

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May 24, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, May 24, 2021 – (16.6MB, 1 hour 2 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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May 17, 2021 – Way Seeking Mind Talk by Shalamah Yahchove

A Way-Seeking Mind Talk given on Monday, May 17, 2021 (14.8MB, 54 minutes).

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May 10, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Ryuko Laura Burges

Dharma Talk given on Monday, May 10, 2021 by Ryoko Laura Burges (14.5MB, 54 min).

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May 3, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, May 3, 2021 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (12.6MB, 51 min).

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May 1, 2021 – “Riding the (Mind) Donkey” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

“Riding the (Mind) Donkey” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, May 1, 2021 during a one-day sitting – (15.8MB, 1 hour).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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April 19, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, April 19, 2021 – (13.2MB, 52 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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April 12, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Mary Mocine

Dharma Talk given on Monday, April 12, 2021 by Rev. Mary Mocine (11.7MB, 48 min).

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April 5, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, April 5, 2021 – (17MB, 1 hour 5 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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April 3, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Doralee Grindler Katonah – one-half day sitting

Dharma Talk given by Rev. Doralee Grindler Katonah on Saturday, April 3, 2021 during a one-half day sitting – (400 KB, 33 min).

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.
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March 22, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, March 22, 2021 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (14.4MB, 59 min).

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March 15, 2021 – Practice Talk by Sho Kan Clement Spring

Practice Talk given by Sho Kan Clement Spring on Monday, March 15, 2021 – (15.6MB, 1 hour 2 min).

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March 8, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Dr. Grace Dammann

Dharma Talk given on Monday, March 8, 2021 by Dr. Grace Dammann (12.8MB, 50 min).

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March 6, 2021 – “A teaching on Buddha Nature with inspiration from the Book of Serenity, Case 93: Luzu’s Not Meeting” – Two Dharma Talks given by Rev. Kokyo Henkel during One-Day Sitting

Luzu asked Nanquan, ” ‘People don’t recognize the wish-fulfilling jewel which is intimately obtained from the tathagata-garbha (heart/womb of buddha)’. What is the garbha?”  Nanquan said, “It is that in me which comes and goes with you.” Luzu said, “What about that which doesn’t come and go?” Nanquan said, “It’s also the garbha.” Luzu said, “What is the jewel?” Nanquan called him “Teacher Luzu!” Luzu responded, “Yes?” Nanquan said, “Go – you don’t meet with my words.”

Following are two dharma talks given by Rev. Kokyo Henkel during a one-day sitting which took place on March 6, 2021.

Kokyo Henkel

Kokyo Henkel

Visiting Teacher

Kokyo Henkel has been practicing Zen since 1990, in residence at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, most recently as Tanto (Head of Practice), Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, No Abode Hermitage in Mill Valley, Bukkokuji Monastery in Japan, and Santa Cruz Zen Center. He was ordained as a Zen priest in 1994 by Tenshin Anderson Roshi and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. Kokyo is interested in exploring how the original teachings of Buddhadharma from ancient India, China, and Japan are still very much alive and useful in present-day America to bring peace and harmony to this troubled world.

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March 1, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, March 1, 2021 – (11.2MB, 43 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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February 22, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Taiga Ito

Dharma Talk given on Monday, February 22, 2021 by Rev. Taiga Ito, Assistant Director Soto Zen Buddhism International Center (12.6MB, 50 min).

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February 15, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, February 15, 2021 – (18.2MB, 1 hour 10 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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February 8, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Shoku Kathy Early

Dharma Talk given on Monday, February 8, 2021 by Shoku Kathy Early (12.5MB, 50 min).

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February 1, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Sessei Meg Levie

Dharma Talk given on Monday, February 1, 2021 by Sessei Meg Levie (11.7MB, 48 min).

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January 25, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, January 25, 2021 – (13.2MB, 50 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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January 18, 2021 – Program Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a Panel Discussion

“Program Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” – a panel discussion given on Monday January 18, 2021 (19.9MB, 1 hour 15 min).

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January 11, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, January 11, 2021 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (14.7MB, 1 hour 1 min).

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January 9, 2021 – “Practicing Kind Speech” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

“Practicing Kind Speech” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, January 9, 2021 during a one-day sitting – (10.3MB, 39 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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January 4, 2021 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, January 4, 2021 – (4.9MB, 19 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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December 14, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, December 14, 2020 – (13MB, 50 min).

So’on Jim Hare

So'on Jim Hare

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985, and priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period.
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December 5, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare during virtual Rohatsu Sesshin

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, December 5, 2020 during virtual Rohatsu Sesshin – (13.7MB, 53 min).

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November 30, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, November 30, 2020 – (7.8MB, 31 min).

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November 23, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, November 23, 2020 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (12.2MB, 49 min).

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November 9, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Susan Moon

Dharma Talk given on Monday, November 9, 2020 by Susan Moon (14.3MB, 56 min).

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November 7, 2020 – “Resting the mind in the midst of the habitual activity of thought is the ultimate form of relaxation” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

“Resting the mind in the midst of the habitual activity of thought is the ultimate form of relaxation” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, November 7, 2020 during a half-day sitting – (10MB, 40 min).

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November 2, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Hozan Alan Senauke

Dharma Talk given on Monday, November 2, 2020 by  Rev. Hozan Alan Senauke (13MB, 52 min).

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October 26, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Doralee Grindler Katonah

Dharma Talk given by Rev. Doralee Grindler Katonah on Monday, October 26, 2020 – (15MB, 58 min).

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.
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October 19, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Chris Fortin

Dharma Talk given on Monday, October 19, 2020 –  Rev. Chris Fortin (12.6MB, 50 min).

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October 5, 2020 – Way Seeking Mind Talk by Brett Gardali

A Way-Seeking Mind Talk given on Monday, October 5, 2020 (17.4MB, 1 hour 6 minutes).

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September 28, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, September 28, 2020 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (12.6MB, 52 min).

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September 21, 2020 – “Uses of the Heart Sutra – Pt. 2” – by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, September 21, 2020 – (14.5MB, 54 min).

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September 14, 2020 – “Uses of the Heart Sutra – Pt. 1” – by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, September 14, 2020 – (17.5MB, 1 hour 5 min).

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August 31, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Dharma Talk given on Monday, August 31, 2020 –  Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel (16.2MB, 1 hour 4 min).

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August 10, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Shosan Vicki Austin

Dharma Talk given on Monday, August 10, 2020 –  Shosan Vicki Austin (14.7MB, 1 hour 1 min).

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August 24, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, August 24, 2020 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (11.7MB, 42 min).

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July 20, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, July 20, 2020 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (4.2MB, 45 min).

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July 13, 2020 – “Rollin’s Excellent Adventure – A Wholehearted Effort to Find My Way” – Way Seeking Mind Talk by Rollin Ives

“Rollin’s Excellent Adventure – A Wholehearted Effort to Find My Way”. A Way-Seeking Mind Talk given on Monday, July 13, 2020 (5.9MB, 53 minutes).

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July 11, 2020 – “The Healing Practice of Still Sitting” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare – Virtual One Day Sitting

“The Healing Practice of Still Sitting” – Virtual Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, July 11, 2020 during a one day sitting via Zoom videoconference – (3.2MB, 32 min).

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July 06, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, July 06, 2020 – (5.2MB, 48 min).

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June 15, 2020 – “The Courage to Live Beyond our Stories” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

“The Courage to Live Beyond our Stories” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Monday, June 15, 2020 – (6MB, 58 min).

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June 8, 2020 – “What is the Bodhisattva To Do?” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Mary Mocine

Dharma Talk given by Rev. Mary Mocine on Monday, June 8, 2020 via Zoom videoconference (8.2MB, 1 hour 2 min).

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June 1, 2020 – “The Gift of Zazen is ILLIMITABLE” – Practice Talk by Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

The GIFT OF ZAZEN IS ILLIMITABLE (PDF)  (Right-click to download the file.)

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

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Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.

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May 18, 2020 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, May 18, 2020 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (8.8MB, 1 hour 2 min).

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May 11, 2020 – “Healing the World” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Konjin Gaelyn Godwin

Dharma Talk given by Rev. Konjin Gaelyn Godwin on Monday, May 11, 2020 via Zoom video conference (10.3MB, 1 hour 13 min).

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May 4, 2020 – “What Can the Coronavirus Teach Us? A Buddhist Perspective”, by David Robert Loy

Teaching given on Monday, May 4, 2020 via Zoom video conference – David Loy  (10.6MB, 1 hour 14 minutes).

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March 2, 2020 – “Hakuin” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Mary Mocine

Dharma Talk on Hakuin given by Rev. Mary Mocine on Monday, March 2, 2020 (5.8MB, 42 min).

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February 10, 2020 – “What Does it Mean to Bring Zen Home?” – Dharma Talk by Sensei Chiko Amie Diller

Dharma talk given on Monday, February 10, 2020 –  (6.5MB, 39 minutes).

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February 1, 2020 – “A Good Voyage of Nothing” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare – one day sitting

“A Good Voyage of Nothing” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, February 1, 2020 during a one day sitting – (6.2MB, 41 min).

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January 27, 2020 – “Comments on the Teaching of Everything is Perfect As It Is” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, January 27, 2020 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (8.3MB, 43 min).

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January 6, 2020 – “How do we Stay Intimate with what Arises in our Practice?” – Practice Talk by Rev. Doralee Grindler Katonah

“How do we Stay Intimate with what Arises in our Practice?” – Practice Talk given by Rev. Doralee Grindler Katonah on Monday, January 6, 2020 – (11.7MB, 46 min).

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.

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January 4, 2020 – “Entering the New Year with a Calm Mind” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare – one-half day sitting

“Entering the New Year with a Calm Mind” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, January 4, 2020 during a one-half day sitting – (6.8MB, 27 min).

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December 6, 7, 8 2019 – Three Dharma Talks by Rev. So On Jim Hare given during Rohatsu Sesshin

Following are three dharma talks given by Rev. So On Jim Hare during Valley Streams Zen Sangha’s annual Rohatsu sesshin which took place on December 6-8, 2019.

“Time for Sesshin” – Dharma Talk given on December 6, 2019 – (9.2MB, 35 minutes):

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“Caoshan’s Truth Body, Part 1” – Dharma Talk given on December 7, 2019 – (5.6MB, 43 minutes):

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“Caoshan’s Truth Body, Part 2” – Dharma Talk given on December 8, 2019 – (5.6MB, 43 minutes):

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November 25, 2019 – Way Seeking Mind Talk by Susan Farrar

Way-Seeking Mind Talk given on Monday, November 25, 2019 (6.8MB, 49 minutes).

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November 18, 2019 – Dharma Talk by Alan Block, Onzan Shinsho – The Precepts

Dharma talk given on Monday, November 18, 2019 –  (5.1MB, 38 minutes).

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November 11, 2019 – “The Record of Transmitting the Light – Zen Master Keizan’s Denkoroku” – Concluding Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma talk given on Monday, November 11, 2019 (6.2MB, 47 minutes).

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November 2, 2019 – “The Ancestor’s Samadhi” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare – one-half day sitting

“The Ancestor’s Samadhi” – Dharma Talk on The Record of Transmitting the Light – Zen Master Keizan’s Denkoroku, given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, November 2, 2019 during a one-half day sitting – (7.2MB, 47 min).

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October 21, 2019 – “The Boat of Compassion is not Rowed Over Clear Water” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, October 21, 2019 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (5.7MB, 46 min).

 

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October 14, 2019 – “Introduction to The Record of Transmitting the Light – Zen Master Keizan’s Denkoroku” – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

Dharma talk given on Monday, October 14, 2019 (6.7MB, 51 minutes).

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October 5,6, 2019 – “Buddha Activity” – Four Dharma Talks by Rev. Tenshin Reb Anderson given during Two-Day Retreat

An old time buddha said, ‘earth, grass, trees, and all living beings are engaged in buddha activity.’ Buddha activity is the unceasing process of freeing all beings so they may live in peace and harmony. The buddha ancestors called this buddha activity zazen.

Following are four dharma talks given by Tenshin Reb Anderson during a two-day retreat which took place on October 5-6, 2019.  They discuss the study, practice and realization of this great activity.

October 5, 2019 – morning talk (13MB, 1 hour 32 minutes):

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October 5, 2019 – afternoon talk (7MB, 57 minutes):

*** NOTE – the beginning of the afternoon talk was not recorded, but included Tenshin Roshi stating that one understanding is that practice/zazen is itself realization and this was the subject of the morning talk; the afternoon talk would focus on another understanding, practice as a path, which may be necessary because the integration discussed in the morning talk is dis-integrated by the mind.  Tenshin Roshi discussed the six paramitas are one such path. Another path which Tenshin Roshi discussed is characterized by acts of playfulness, creativity and relaxation. The tape commences at some point thereafter.

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October 6, 2019 – morning talk (11MB, 1 hour 20 minutes):

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October 6, 2019 – afternoon talk (5MB, 38 minutes):

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September 23, 2019 – “There is no Life you Can Lose” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Dharma Talk given on Monday, September 23, 2019 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (6.0MB, 49 min).

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September 9, 2019 – “Genjokoan, Birth, Death” – Dharma Talk by Rev. Amie Diller

Dharma talk given on Monday, September 9, 2019 –  (6.75MB, 50 minutes).

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August 19, 2019 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Monday, August 19, 2019 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (6.2MB, 46 min).

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August 5, 2019 – Practice Talk by Doralee Grindler Katonah

“Reflections on Zazen as a Relinquishment Practice – Finding our home in Emptiness again and again and again” – Practice Talk given by Doralee Grindler Katonah on Monday, August 5, 2019 – (11.1MB, 47 min).

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Parāvṛtti Doralee Grindler Katonah

Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Teachers

Serves as Ino,  or head of the meditation hall. She studies in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin, founder and guiding teacher of Udumbara Zen Center in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski, Head Priest of Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha in California. She was lay ordained in 2008 and priest ordained in 2019. She served as head student for the Spring practice period at Bamboo in the Wind Zen Sangha this May 2022. She offers Practice Interviews upon request.

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August 3, 2019 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare – One-day sitting

“Aligning with Buddha’s Wisdom” – Dharma Talk given by Rev. So On Jim Hare on Saturday, August 3, 2019 during a One-day sitting – (7.4MB, 31 min).

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July 29, 2019 – Practice Talk by Barbara and Bruce Baccei

“Sickness, Old Age and Death” – Practice Talk given on Monday, July 29, 2019 (5.7MB, 44 minutes).

For those who have further interest in the subject matter of this practice talk, Barbara recommends the following two books:

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. By Frank Ostaseki; and

How to be Sick: A Buddhist-inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers. By Toni Bernhard.

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July 22, 2019 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

Monday, July 22, 2019 –  Rev. Myo Lahey (10.8MB, 42 min).

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