Talks Given at the Santa Cruz Zen Center

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
October 2014
Arousing the Awakening Mind of Bodhichitta (Shobogenzo Hotsu Bodaishin)
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
October 22, 2014
The Miracle of Ordinariness (partial recording)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October 16-20, 2014
Denko-e Sesshin (on Keizan Zenji’s Transmission of Light)
Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Talk 3   (play)  (download)
Talk 4   (play)  (download)
Talk 5   (play)  (download)
Talk 6   (play)  (download)
Talk 7   (play)  (download)
Talk 8   (play)  (download)
Talk 9   (play)  (download)
Talk 10   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October 15, 2014
Opening Practice Period, Making Commitments, Dokusan
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Ellen Richter
October 8, 2014
Shuso’s “Way-Seeking Mind” Talk (How She Came to Practice)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Cathy Toldi
October 1, 2014
The Heart Sutra
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
September 24, 2014
Twining Vines
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
September 17, 2014
Magu Shakes a Staff, Approval and Disapproval (Book of Serenity, case 16)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
September 13, 2014
Liberating Sentient Beings of the Six Realms
One-day sitting   (play)  (download)
Edie Brown
September 10, 2014
Creativity Through the Lens of Practice
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
September 3, 2014
Shantideva and Peter Singer on Equalizing Self and Others
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
September 2014
Dogen Zenji’s “Bodhisattva’s Four Ways of Embrace” (Shobogenzo Shisho-ho)
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Class 4   (play)  (download)
Neti Parekh
August 20, 2014
Dongshan’s Sixty Blows and Not Defending Preferences
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
August 13 - 17, 2014
Ocean Breeze Sesshin: Dogen Zenji’s Ocean Mudra Samadhi
Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Talk 3   (play)  (download)
Talk 4   (play)  (download)
Talk 5   (play)  (download)
Robert Reese
August 6,2014
Not Knowing is Most Intimate
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
July 30, 2014
Yangshan Plants a Hoe, People Cut Thatch, and the Planet Warms (Book of Serenity, case 15)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Yuji Ito
July 17, 2014
Our Consciousness
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
July 9, 2014
Stories of Avalokiteshvara’s Great Compassion
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Chuck Overley
July 2, 2014
Kindness and Showing Up
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
June 25, 2014
The Awakened Way and Nonsectarianism
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Angie Boissevain
June 18, 2014
Generosity and Not Hoarding
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
June 11, 2014
The Middle Way
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
June 4, 2014
Three Types of Suffering, Three Types of Compassion
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Myo Lahey
May 28, 2014
No Path
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Shoho Kuebast
May 21, 2014
Explorations of Mind
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
May 7, 2014
Dependence on Others, Gratitude, and Compassion for Empty Beings
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Nannette Overley
April 30, 2014
Examining Our Conduct Honestly
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
April 23, 2014
The Five Hindrances (partial recording)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Dana Takagi
March 16, 2014
Buddhas and Ancestors, Birth and Death
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
April 2 - 6, 2014
Sesshin on Calm-Abiding and Insight: Turning the Light Around and Shining Back
Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Talk 3   (play)  (download)
Talk 4   (play)  (download)
Talk 5   (play)  (download)
Talk 6   (play)  (download)
Michael Newhall
March 26, 2014
Shikantaza and Ordinary Mind
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
March 12, 2014
Good Friendship and Methods for Developing Kindness
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
March 8, 2014
I Alone am the World-Honored One: Holding No Preferences
One-day sitting   (play)  (download)
Hannah Meara
March 5, 2014
Taking Refuge in Buddha
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
March 2014
Foundations of Zen: Why We Sit
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
February 26, 2014
Loving-Kindness
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
February - March, 2014
Asanga on the Bodhisattva’s Three Pure Precepts
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Class 4   (play)  (download)
Class 5   (play)  (download)
Class 6   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
Feburary 19, 2014
The Epic Journey of Life
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
February 13 - 17, 2014
Genzo-e Sesshin on “Arousing Aspiration for the Unsurpassable” (Shobogenzo Hotsu Mujoshin)
Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Talk 3   (play)  (download)
Talk 4   (play)  (download)
Talk 5   (play)  (download)
Talk 6   (play)  (download)
Talk 7   (play)  (download)
Talk 8   (play)  (download)
Talk 9   (play)  (download)
Talk 10   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
February 12, 2014
Opening Practice Period with Bodhichitta
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrice Monsour
January 29, 2014
Beyond Consciousness, Leaping into Wisdom
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
January 15, 2014
Awakening the Supreme Mind
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Cathy Toldi
January 8, 2014
Reflections on Tassajara Practice Period and Zazen
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)

There are also talks from earlier than 2014.