Talks Given at the Santa Cruz Zen Center

Greetings. This page is a collection of talks given at the Santa Cruz Zen Center (SCZC). All talks are in MP3 format.

For questions about the talks on this site, please contact Kōkyō Henkel <luminousowl@gmail.com> directly.

Sobun Katherine Thanas Roshi (the first abbot of the Santa Cruz Zen Center) also has dharma talks that are hosted by the Monterey Bay Zen Center.

Kokyo Henkel
May 27, 2015
Zen as Inquiry, Practice with Aging, Are Forms and Rituals Necessary?
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Neti Parekh
May 20, 2015
Deep Faith in Cause and Effect
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
May 13, 2015
Yunmen’s “Mount Sumeru”, Not Producing a Single Thought
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
May 2015
The Nature of Things (Shobogenzo Hossho)
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
May 6, 2015
Genjo Koan and a Prayer for Peace
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
April 22, 2015
Back from Nepal: The Middle Way, Pure Perception, and Vajrayana
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
April 10-11, 2015
Buddha’s Birthday Sesshin
Buddha’s Birth — Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Kobun’s Saying “Yes” — Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Nannette Overley
April 1, 2015
Practicing Devotion
Wednesday evening   (play)  (download)
Gene Bush
March 25, 2015
Mahapajapati (talk is cut short)
Wednesday evening   (play)  (download)
Hannah Meara
March 12, 2015
Enlightenment
Wednesday evening   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
March 4, 2015
The Grand Matter
Wednesday evening   (play)  (download)
Patrice Monsour
February 25, 2015
Mountain and Waters
Wednesday evening   (play)  (download)
Gene Bush
February 20, 2015
Winter Sesshin
Sesshin talk 1   (play)  (download)
Cathy Toldi
February 11, 2015
Which is The True Chien?
Wednesday evening   (play)  (download)
Ed Brown
February 4, 2015
Where Did I Come From and What Am I Supposed to be Doing?
Wednesday evening   (play)  (download)
Shohaku Okumura Roshi
January 25, 2015
Homeless Kodo on “Group Stupidity” and Zazen
Sunday morning   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
January 21, 2015
Zhaozhou’s Dog and the Middle Way of Buddha Nature (Book of Serenity, case 18)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Michael Newhall
January 14, 2015
Equanimity as an Aspect of the Middle Way
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
January 7, 2015
The Middle Way, Free From Cold and Heat
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kaz Tanahashi
January 2, 2015
The Heart Sutra
Friday night   (play)  (download)

There are also talks from earlier than 2014.