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Lectures and Workshops on Buddhism

2013
  • "The Flapping Flag Koan", Case 29 from The Gateless Gate, San Francisco Zen Center, August 7.
  • "The Bodhisattva Vow," Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, August 5.
  • "Introduction to The Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness Seminar," Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, August 4.

2009 - current

  • Audio recordings of my talks at the Finding The Path To Liberation Buddhist Center.

2008

  • "Is rebirth Possible? - Dharma Talk and Workshop," San Francisco Zen Center, September 13.
  • "Practicing with Nagarjuna", Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, September 10 Listen

2006

  • "Teachings of Nagarjuna: Workplace Wisdom," San Francisco Zen Center, August 26.
  • "Practicing with Nagarjuna," San Francisco Zen Center, August 24. Listen

2003

  • "Everyday Emptiness," Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM, October 29.
  • "The Object of Refutation in the Heart Sutra," San Francisco Zen Center, August 30.
  • "Churning Buttermilk and Polishing Tiles: Two Views on Buddha Nature," three lecture series at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM, March 26, April 9, 16.
  • "The Object of Refutation in the Heart Sutra," Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM, March 5.

2002

  • "Discovering Buddhism," a systematic series of weekly lectures and discussions on the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Santa Fe, NM, September 26, 2002 to March 27, 2003.
  • "Seven Point Mind Training Practice," Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Santa Fe, NM, September 22.
  • "Reality and Appearance," Kstigarba Tibetan Buddhist Center, Taos, NM, July 1.
  • "Tibetan Meditation Practices," Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Santa Fe, NM, April 13.
  • "Mind and Mental Functions," Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Santa Fe, NM, March 14.

2001

  • "The Three Principal Aspects of the Path," three lecture series at Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Santa Fe, NM, November 3, 10, 17.
  • "America's New Story: Finding our Place in the 21st Century," workshop series for The Association for Mutual Learning, Santa Fe, NM, October 13, 20, 27, November 3.
  • "The Teacher-Student Relationship," two lecture series at Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Santa Fe, NM, July 19 and 26.
  • "Emptiness and the Buddhist Path," five lecture series at Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, Santa Fe, NM, February 22 through March 22.

2000

  • "Nagarjuna's Stanzas and the Zen Koan," Green Gulch Zen Center, CA; March 27.


1999

  • "The Bodhisattva's Kitchen," Tse Chen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center, San Francisco; May 29.


1998

  • "Buddhism meets Christianity in the USA," interfaith discussion group, San Francisco Towers; November 16.


1996-8

  • "Nagarjuna and the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras," monthly seminar, San Francisco Zen Center, CA; June 1996 to February 1998.

1997

  • "The Dalai Lama, China and Tibet," Walnut Creek Jewish Community Center; September 16.
  • "The Presence of the Past," a lecture at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA; August 30.

1996

  • "Everyday Emptiness," a weekend workshop, San Francisco Zen Center; November 2-3.

1994

  • "Everyday Emptiness: Practicing in the Zen Kitchen," a series of six lectures at Green Gulch Zen Center, CA; January 11 through February 15. Listen

1993

  • "Wisdom," a series of six lectures at Green Gulch Zen Center, CA; October 26 through November 30.
  • "Namgyal: Monastery of the Dalai Lama," San Francisco Zen Center, Sept 24.
  • "Nagarjuna's 'Seventy Stanzas,'" a series of eighteen lectures at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, CA; April 13 through July 27.

1991

  • "The Ecological Attitude of Mahayana Buddhism: Tantra;" Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA; August 16.
  • "The Ecological Attitude of Mahayana Buddhism: Dependent Origination;" Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA; August 15.
  • "Plants of Tibet and the Himalayas;" Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; July 16 & 20.
  • Lecture on "The New Story of Thomas Berry and the Evolution of Consciousness;" A Gathering as One program, Radio Station KEST, San Francisco; May 15.
  • "The Early Roots of Green Buddhism;" San Francisco Zen Center; January 17.

1989

  • "The 8,000 Line Perfection of Wisdom Sutra;" a series of ten lectures at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, CA; September 17 through November 26.
  • "Tassajara Dharma Gate;" Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, CA; July 8.
  • "Nagarjuna's Madhyamika;" a series of five lectures at San Francisco Zen Center; March 7 through April 4.

1988

  • "Dependent Origination and Healing Imagery;" Berkeley Zen Center; November 5.
  • "Mind and Meditation," a series of five lectures for Elderhostle, Cambria Pines, CA; February 21-27.

1987

  • "The Tibetan Tradition of the Practice of Nagarjuna's Madhyamika;" San Francisco Zen Center; October 26.