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.

There is also an annotated index of many of the talks that Kokyo Henkel has given on the classic dharma texts.

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
November 23, 2016
Bodhisattva Precepts as Devotion to Buddhas and Sentient Beings
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Cathy Toldi
November 16, 2016
Practicing with Post-Election Emotions
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
November 9, 2016
The Entire World is One Bright Pearl
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October 27, 2016
“Science and Nonduality” Conference Report
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October - November, 2016
Zen Bodhisattva Precepts of the Brahmajala Sutra class series
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Class 4   (play)  (download)
Class 5   (play)  (download)
Class 6   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October 13-17, 2016
Denko-e Sesshin (on Keizan Zenji's Transmission of Light)
Shanavasa’s Original Unborn Nature - talk 1   (play)  (download)
Shanavasa’s Original Unborn Nature - talk 2   (play)  (download)
Upagupta Not Leaving Home in Body or Mind - talk 3   (play)  (download)
Upagupta Not Leaving Home in Body or Mind - talk ​4   (play)  (download)
Dhrtaka’s Selfless Self - talk 5   (play)  (download)
Dhrtaka’s Selfless Self - talk 6   (play)  (download)
Micchaka Leaving Wizardry for the Ocean - talk 7   (play)  (download)
Micchaka Leaving Wizardry for the Ocean - talk 8   (play)  (download)
Micchaka Leaving Wizardry for the Ocean - talk 9   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October 12, 2016
Opening Practice Period and Making a Commitment to the Earth
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Michael Newhall
October 5, 2016
Unbinding and Bodhidharma’s Practice
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Ellen Richter
September 28, 2016
Sesshin at Jikoji
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Angie Muir
September 21, 2016
Devotion in Tibetan Buddhism
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
September 14, 2016
Inward-Facing and Outward-Facing Awareness
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
September 7, 2016
Macbeth, Holy Island, and the Windbell
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
August 24, 2016
All Buddhas, All Bodhisattvas, Wisdom Beyond Wisdom
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
August - September 2016
Taking Refuge in Buddha, Dharma, Sangha (Shobogenzo Kie Bupposo) class series
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Class 4   (play)  (download)
Class 5   (play)  (download)
Patrice Monsour
August 17, 2016
Taking Refuge in Buddha, Dharma, Sangha
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Dana Takagi
August 3, 2016
The World is Shattered
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Neti Parekh
July 27, 2016
Not Seeing Clearly and Unlearning
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
July 20, 2016
Biocentrism and Nonduality
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Cathy Toldi
July 13, 2016
Lamenting in the Desert with Great Nature
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
July 6, 2016
Nobody Else Knows Our Experience
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
June 29, 2016
Yantou Straddles the Threshold
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
June 22, 2016
Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Four Endeavors, part 2
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Linda Cutts
June 15, 2016
Rainbow Heart
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
June 8, 2016
Thoughts to Arouse Devotion to the Mystery
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Edie Brown
June 1, 2016
Awakening Together
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
May 25, 2016
Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Four Endeavors
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
May 18, 2016
Security and Risk at the Top of the Hundred Foot Pole (Book of Serenity, case 79)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
May - June 2016
Samantabhadra Bodhisattva's Conduct and Vows class series
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Class 4   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
May 11, 2016
Samantabhadra Bodhisattva and Four Conditions for the Dharma Flower
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Ellen Richter
May 5, 2016
Four Bodhisattva Vows
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Norman Fischer
April 27, 2016
Readings from New Books, Imagination, and Zen Teachers
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
April 20, 2016
Making Offerings to Buddhas, part 2
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Neti Parekh
April 13, 2016
The Extended Self
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
April 2 - 3, 2016
Lotus Sutra
Sesshin talk 1   (play)  (download)
Sesshin talk 2   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
March 30, 2016
Buddha's Birth
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
March 23, 2016
Stupas, Robes, Sutras Before Thought
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Gene Bush
March 16, 2016
Song of Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
March 12, 2016
Dharma Blossoms Turn Dharma Blossoms
One-day sitting   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
March 9, 2016
Making Offerings to Buddhas
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Michael Bashista
March 2, 2016
Trust
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Shoho Kuebast
February 24, 2016
Renunciation
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
February-March, 2016
The Lotus Sutra class series
Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
February 17, 2016
On Bowing
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
February 11-15, 2016
Parinirvana Sesshin on Dongshan, Suchness, and Buddha's Parinirvana
Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Talk 3   (play)  (download)
Talk 4   (play)  (download)
Talk 5   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
February 10, 2016
Opening Practice Period
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
January 27, 2016
Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
January 20, 2016
Devotion to the Three Bodies of Buddha
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Cyprian Consiglio and Kokyo Henkel
January 16, 2016
Christian-Buddhist Dialog: Devotion and Daily Practice
One-day sitting   (play)  (download)
Dana Takagi
January 13, 2016
Dharma Transmission
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Cathy Toldi
January 6, 2016
Dharma Transmission
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)

There are also talks from earlier than 2015.