Auckland Zen Centre: Weekly Podcasts

Auckland Zen Centre: Weekly Podcasts


Latest Episodes

2021-10-03 Arrogance
October 10, 2021

Exploring how the self-centred emotion of arrogance (or pride) causes pain in ourselves and others, plus a glimpse of what it feels like to be on the other end of arrogance. Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/G62yeu0YvzLI9DH2UabB-HRgMXk Text: Light

2021-09-28 Information and Misinformation
October 10, 2021

some thoughts about engaging in debate over vaccination.

21-09-14 Learning from Te Ao Māori
September 17, 2021

Talk given in recognition of Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori). Some background on our 4 vows translation, Ko ngā Oati e Whā. Beginning to explore key concepts of the Maōri worldview, with a look at whanaungatanga, or right relationship. Text(

2021-08-31 Working with our suffering
September 01, 2021

In lockdown again, many of the ways that we "get a break from ourselves" are no longer possible. So how do we work with painful habits of thinking and feeling? Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/g9eity7un76x1QQGlup3GyICboM

2021-08-17 H46 Kyosei's Sound of the Raindrops
August 20, 2021

How can we engage in our lives without falling into subject/object dualism? How can we hold onto nothing in the very midst of using all our senses? Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/4XeQRqAdbuBUg-aOjPSQ_aEgGPw

2021-08-17 H46 Kyosei's Sound of the Raindrops
August 19, 2021

How can we engage in our lives without falling into subject/object dualism? How can we hold onto nothing in the very midst of using all our senses?

2021-08-06 Yu Uses Her Full Strength
August 11, 2021

When Yu realises master Linji's "true person of no rank" she leaps beyond convention and societal norms. Text(s): The Hidden Lamp, Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, ed.Florence Caplow and Susan Moon

2021-08-05 The Life and Teachings of Russel Williams 6
August 11, 2021

The space around our thoughts. Text(s): Not I, Not Other than I, The Life and Teachings of Russel Wlliams ed. Steve Taylor O-Books 2015 Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/5Wio99bNCEzPoRnqGVhwFaW3di8

2021-08-04 The Life and Teachings of Russel Williams 5
August 11, 2021

"You are not the conditions that make you do things." Text(s): Not I, Not Other than I, The Life and Teachings of Russel Wlliams ed. Steve Taylor O-Books 2015 Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/WvZbHLiB-G8-YyOKX60zfP1pqhs

2021-08-03 The Life and Teachings of Russel Williams 4
August 11, 2021

Self-preoccupation and the three conceits. Text(s): Not I, Not Other than I, The Life and Teachings of Russel Wlliams ed. Steve Taylor O-Books 2015 Automated transcript https://otter.ai/u/DKAxUiEOAaMZiC6FiUNq8Fgkf-k