Upcoming Zen Studies Podcast Episodes (subject to change):

Zen Teachings
Foundational Buddhist Teachings
Zen Practices
History and Seminal Texts
Dharma Talks

Zen Teachings:

  • Zen Teachings: It-with-a-Capital-I: The Zen Version of God
  • Zen Teachings: Studying the Self (and Why It’s Not Selfish)
  • Zen Teachings: The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts – History and Overview
  • Zen Teachings: The Importance of Insight in Buddhism (or the Truth Sets You Free)
  • Zen Teachings: The Nature of Self from a Buddhist & Zen Perspective
  • Zen Teachings: What Is Enlightenment? Separating the Myths from the Truth
  • Zen Teachings: Absolute and Relative – An Introduction to Why Everything’s Okay Even When It’s Not
  • Zen Teachings: Textual Study – The Heart Sutra – the Essence of the Teaching that Negates the Teaching
  • Zen Teachings: Textual Study – The Harmony of Difference and Sameness
  • Zen Teachings: Buddha-Nature

Foundational Buddhist Teachings:

  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: Buddha’s First Teachings Part 1 – The Middle Way and the Three Marks of Existence
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: Buddha’s First Teachings Part 2 – The Four Noble Truths
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: Buddha’s First Teachings Part 3 – The Eightfold Noble Path
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: The Buddhist Teaching of Karma
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: The Buddhist Teaching of the Six Realms Part 1 of 3
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: The Buddhist Teaching of the Six Realms Part 2 of 3
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: The Buddhist Teaching of the Six Realms Part 3 of 3
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: The Four Brahma Viharas, or Divine Abidings
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: The Six (or Ten) Paramitas
  • Foundational Buddhist Teachings: The Bodhisattva Ideal

Zen Practices:

  • Zen Practices: What Is “Zen Practice” Anyway?
  • Zen Practices: An Overview of Zen in the West
  • Zen Practices: Mindfulness – A Zen Approach
  • Zen Practices: Zen Forms, or All That Religious Stuff
  • Zen Practices: Zazen Part 3 – Zazen as a Somatic (Embodied) Experience
  • Zen Practices: Zazen Part 4 – The Dharma Gate of Joyful Ease (What Zazen Is, and Is Not)
  • Zen Practices: Zazen Part 5 – Beyond Thinking (or How to Deal with Your Mind)
  • Zen Practices: Zazen Part 6 – Sitting As If Your Hair Is on Fire (Cultivating Wholeheartedness and Passion)
  • Zen Practices: Zazen Part 7 – Two Aspects of Zazen: Calm Abiding and Insight
  • Zen Practices: Zazen Part 8 – Zazen Practice over a Lifetime (or How to Keep It Up)
  • Zen Practices: The Significance of Teachers and Lineage in Zen

History & Seminal Texts:

  • Buddhist History & Texts: The Archetypal Life Story of the Buddha and What He Realized
  • Buddhist History & Texts: The Buddha’s Teachings During His Lifetime and the Early Sangha
  • Buddhist History & Texts: Development of Indian Buddhism, Including Emperor Ashoka
  • Buddhist History & Texts: Early Development of Mahayana Buddhism, 100 BCE – 100 CE
  • Buddhist History & Texts: Flowering, Decline and Rebirth of Indian Buddhism in the Common Era
  • Buddhist History & Texts: Further Development of Mahayana in India, Including Major Sutras
  • Buddhist History & Texts: Transmission of Buddhism throughout SE Asia & the History of Sri Lankan Buddhism
  • Buddhist History & Texts: History of Buddhism in Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand
  • Buddhist History & Texts: Tibetan Buddhism I: The First Propagation and the Development of Tantric Buddhism (700-900 CE)
  • Buddhist History & Texts: Tibetan Buddhism II – Second Propagation until Modern Day, and an Example of Tantric Practice

Dharma Talks:

  • Dharma Talk: What Zen Acceptance and Non-Attachment Really Are
  • Dharma Talk: The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures (Stages of Practice When You’re Going Nowhere)
  • Dharma Talk: Reconciling the Absolute and Relative in Your Life
  • Dharma Talk: How Zen Forms Can Be Liberating

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