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The foundation of the Soto Zen School’s teachings is zazen. This originated with Shakyamuni Buddha who devoted himself to the practice of zazen and subsequently attained enlightenment. “Zen” refers to seeing into and discerning the truth of the way things are, then harmonizing the mind to properly correspond with that understanding. It is also to maintain the harmony of body, breath, and mind by sitting in a stable position with a focused mind.

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5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Shoryu Bradley

Dharma Talk by Rev. Rev. Shoryu Bradley, Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery, Kingston, AR. Dharma talk topic is “Taking care of our world.” 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Shoryu Bradley Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery P.O.... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Daigaku Rumme

Dharma Talk by Rev. Daigaku Rumme, Confluence Zen Center, Maplewood, MO. Dharma talk topic is “Moment Now.” 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Daigaku Rumme Confluence Zen Center 3544 Oxford Avenue, Maplewood, MO... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama

Dharma Talk by Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama, Montebello Sozenji Buddhist Temple, Montebello, CA. Dharma talk topic is “Religious Pluralism within Soto Zen Buddhism.” 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Gyokei Yokoyama Montebello Sozenji... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Enkyo O’Hara

Dharma Talk by Rev. Enkyo O’Hara, Village Zendo – Dotokuji, New York, NY. Dharma talk topic is “Unchanging Yourself.” 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Enkyo O’Hara Village Zendo - Dotokuji 260 W... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Taiga Ito

Dharma Talk by Rev. Taiga Ito, Soto Zen Buddhism International Center, San Mateo, CA. Dharma talk topic is “American Zen Seed.” 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Taiga Ito Soto Zen Buddhism... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Koyu Mori

Dharma Talk by Rev. Koyu Mori, Soto Zen Buddhism International Center, San Mateo, CA. Dharma talk topic is “Dharma Friends.” 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Koyu Mori Soto Zen Buddhism International... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Josho Cabarga

Dharma Talk by Rev. Josho Cabarga, Chapel Hill Zen Center - Jogoji, Chapel Hill, NC. Dharma talk topic is “Not Knowing”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Josho Cabarga Chapel Hill Zen... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Teijo Munnich

Dharma Talk by Rev. Teijo Munnich, Great Tree Zen Temple - Daijuji, Alexander, NC. Dharma talk topic is “Everything is Buddha Nature”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Teijo Munnich Great Tree... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Daishin McCabe

Dharma Talk by Rev. Daishin McCabe, Zen Fields, Ames, IA. Dharma talk topic is “Saving All Sentient Beings without Becoming a Superhero”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Daishin McCabe Zen Fields 923... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Nyoze Kwong

Dharma Talk by Rev. Nyoze Kwong, Sonoma Mountain Zen Center - Genjoji, Santa Rosa, CA. Dharma talk topic is “Shakyamuni Buddha Experience”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Nyoze Kwong... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Zuiko Redding

Dharma Talk by Rev. Zuiko Redding, Cedar Rapids Zen Center - Jikyoji, Cedar Rapids, IA. Dharma talk topic is “Bowing”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Zuiko Redding Cedar Rapids Zen... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk Rev. Shoken Winecoff

Dharma Talk by Rev. Rev. Shoken Winecoff, Ryumonji Zen Monastery, Dorchester, IA. Dharma talk topic is “Tasting the Route”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk Rev. Shoken Winecoff Ryumonji Zen Monastery 2452 Ryumon... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Eido Espe

Dharma Talk by Rev. Rev. Eido Espe, Des Moines Zen Center – Shinsanji, Des Moines, IA. Dharma talk topic is “The Truth to Live is to Live”. 5 minutes Dharma... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Tonen O’Connor

Dharma Talk by Rev. Tonen O’Connor, Milwaukee Zen Center – Kokyo-an, Milwaukee, WI. Dharma talk topic is “The Fullness of Emptiness”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Tonen O’Connor Milwaukee... read more

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