The Zen Studies Podcast

Buddhist Study Series

 

Buddha’s Teachings
Buddhist History: Chronological
Buddhist History: Life of Shakyamuni
Dogen’s Teachings
Six Realms of Existence (Wheel of Life, Wheel of Samsara)
Zazen

Buddha’s Teachings

Buddha’s Teachings 1: The Three Marks and the Teaching of Not-Self (Anatta)
Buddha’s Teachings 2: The Four Noble Truths
Buddha’s Teachings 3: The Noble Eightfold Path
Buddha’s Teachings 4: Right Speech – Factual, Helpful, Kind, Pleasant, and Timely
Buddha’s Teachings 5: Karma, the Law of Moral Cause-and-Effect
Buddha’s Teachings 6: The Three Poisons as the Root of All Evil
Buddha’s Teachings 7: The Four Brahmaviharas, or Sublime Social Attitudes – Part 1 (Intro)
Buddha’s Teachings 8: The Four Brahmaviharas, or Sublime Social Attitudes – Part 2 (Metta)
Buddha’s Teachings 9: The Four Brahmaviharas, or Sublime Social Attitudes – Part 3 (Karuna, Mudita, Upekkha)

Buddhist History: Chronological

Buddhist History 1: Arising of Buddhism Part 1 of 2 – Historical and Religious Context
Buddhist History 2: Arising of Buddhism Part 2 of 2 – New Religious Developments
Buddhist History 3: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 1 – Birth through Homeleaving
Buddhist History 4: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 2 – Before and After Enlightenment
Buddhist History 5: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 3 – Early Teaching and Sangha
Buddhist History 6: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 4 – More Teachings and Stories
Buddhist History 7: Indian Buddhism After the Buddha – The First 200 Years
Buddhist History 8&9: Aśoka, First Buddhist Emperor – Facts and Legend

Buddhist History: Life of Shakyamuni

Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 1 – Birth through Homeleaving
Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 2 – Before and After Enlightenment
Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 3 – Early Teaching and Sangha
Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 4 – More Teachings and Stories

Dogen’s Teachings

Work as Spiritual Practice According to Dogen’s “Instructions to the Cook” – Part 1
Work as Spiritual Practice According to Dogen’s “Instructions to the Cook” – Part 2
Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 1: Non-Duality, Intimacy, and Enlightenment
Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 2: Our Experience of Absolute and Relative
Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 3: Seeking, Self-Nature, and the Matter of Life-and-Death
Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 4: Moon in a Dewdrop and Views of the Ocean
Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 5: Birds Fly, Fish Swim, a Zen Master Waves a Fan
Dogen’s Bendowa Part 1: What’s the Big Deal about Zazen?
Dogen’s Bendowa Part 2: Inconceivable Dharma, Practice, and Realization

Six Realms of Existence (Wheel of Life, Wheel of Samsara)

Six Realms of Existence Part 1: Introduction and the Heaven Realm
Six Realms of Existence Part 2: Asura, Beast, and Hell Realms
Six Realms of Existence Part 3: Hungry Ghost and Human Realms

Zazen

Zazen (Seated Meditation) Part 1: What Zazen Is and How to Do It
Zazen Part 2: How to Deal with Thinking, Stay Engaged, and Maintain a Practice
Deepen Your Zazen by Not Getting Stuck in Satisfaction or Dissatisfaction
Too Much Thinking During Zazen
How to Guide Your Own Meditation Part 1: Do Something, Don’t Just Fall Asleep
How to Guide Your Own Meditation Part 2: First-Person Stories
Shikantaza: Having the Guts to Just Sit and Let Go of Doing Anything

 

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