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.

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)
Eugene Bush
December 23, 2015
Dharma Transmission
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
December 3-9, 2015
Rohatsu Sesshin: The Third Zen Ancestor’s Song of the Trusting Mind
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)
Kokyo Henkel
December 2, 2015
Non-Violence, Awareness, and Trust
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
November 18, 2015
The Diamond Sutra and De-Reification
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Greg Fain
November 11, 2015
The Old Veteran
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
November 4, 2015
In the Seen There is Just the Seen
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October - November 2015
Nagarjuna’s Middle Way, Chapter 24: Examination of the Noble Truths
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Class 4   (play)  (download)
Class 5   (play)  (download)
Class 6   (play)  (download)
Dana Takagi
October 14, 2015
Staying, Leaving, and Yunmen’s Light
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
October 15-19, 2015
Genzo-e Sesshin on “Wholehearted Practice of the Way” (Shobogenzo Bendowa) and Self-Enjoyment Samadhi
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 14, 2015
Practice Period, Guitar Tuning, and Dokusan
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Cathy Toldi
October 7, 2015
Practicing with Emotions
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Steve Weintraub
September 30, 2015
Suzuki Roshi and Dogen Zenji’s Zazen
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
September 23, 2015
Diamond Sutra on Preconceived Notions
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
September 16, 2015
Harmony, Unity, Compassion, and the Middle Way
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
September 12, 2015
Ordinary Mind is the Way
One-day sitting   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
September 9, 2015
Three Types of Zazen: One Object, Whole Field of Objects, No Object
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
August 26, 2015
Yunyan Sweeps the Ground and the Headless One Who is Not Busy (Book of Serenity, case 21)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
August - September 2015
The Heart Sutra
Class 1   (play)  (download)
Class 2   (play)  (download)
Class 3   (play)  (download)
Class 4   (play)  (download)
Class 5   (play)  (download)
Class 6   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
August 19, 2015
States of Mind, States of Being
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Patrick Teverbaugh
August 12, 2015
Sesshin Reflections
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
August 6-10, 2015
Denko-e Sesshin (on Keizan Zenji's Transmission of Light)
Shakyamuni Buddha Sees the Morning Star – Talk 1   (play)  (download)
Shakyamuni Buddha Sees the Morning Star – Talk 2   (play)  (download)
Mahakashyapa Smiles at a Flower – Talk 3   (play)  (download)
Mahakashyapa Smiles at a Flower – Talk 4   (play)  (download)
Ananda Takes Down the Flagpole – Talk 5   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
August 5, 2015
The Seven Ancient Buddhas, Prelude to Denko-e Sesshin
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Jiryu Rutschman-Byler
July 30, 2015
Phenomenological Matrix of Mindfulness
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
July 22, 2015
Dizang's "Not Knowing is Most Intimate" (Book of Serenity, case 20)
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Eugene Bush
July 15, 2015
Forms and Rituals
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Ellen Richter
July 1, 2015
Happiness
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Chuck Overley
June 24, 2015
Helping Others, Eightfold Path, and Abbot Katherine
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
Kokyo Henkel
June 6, 2015
How Suffering Arises, Self, and the Middle Way
Wednesday night   (play)  (download)
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 (Book of Serenity, case 19)
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)
Class 4   (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 2015.