Bright Way Zen Classes & Discussions – Audio (and Zoom Video)

Classes are lecture-style followed by questions and answers. In Readings & Discussions we read an essay, or excerpts from a chapter in a book, out loud together and then discuss it. If you are interested in listening to Dharma Talks, click here.

2021 Summer Series:  from The Book of Householder Koans by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao

“Nina Cares for Her Brother”  – Domyo (2021-08-03) (Just the Audio)
“Deb – Colic”  – Tyler (2021-07-27) (Just the Audio)
“Clemens: The Shit Abides”  – Jinryu (2021-07-20) (Just the Audio)

2021 Precept Study Classes

The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts: How Do You Approach Them? (Jinryu) (2021-02-16) (Just the Audio)
The Karma Verse, Taking Refuge and the Three Pure Precepts (Jinryu) (2021-04-13) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Kill  (Gathel) (2021-04-20) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Steal (Drew) (2021-04-27) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Misuse Sex (Bob) (2021-05-04) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Speak Dishonestly (James) (2021-05-11) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Become Intoxicated (Pat A) (2021-05-18) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Dwell on Past Mistakes (Franklin) (2021-05-25) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Praise Self or Blame Other (Shoketsu) (2021-06-01) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Be Mean with Dharma or Wealth (So’on) (2021-06-08) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Indulge Anger (Mark W.) (2021-06-15) (Just the Audio)
The Precept of Do Not Defame the Three Treasures (Jim L.) (2021-06-22) (Just the Audio)

Members and Guest Classes and Discussions

Norman Fischer’s “A Coin Lost in the River is Found in the River” from The Art of Just Sitting  John Daido Loori, Editor  Member Class by James  (2021-07-18) (Just the Audio)

“The Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage” Shitou Xiqian Part 2  Member Class by Mick (2021-07-13)
Mick continues with his interpretations of the meanings it contains. The assembled discuss the simple words which have deep meanings, with multiple understandings sensed the further we read. More teachings are there for us as we delve deeper into the poem. Questions and discussion followed. (Just the Audio)

“The Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage” Shitou Xiqian Part 1  Member Class by Mick (2021-07-06)
Mick presents the poem for our study, with his interpretations of the meanings it contains. It starts as a simple description of a hut and the man who built it. The simple words have deep meanings, with multiple understandings sensed the further we read. What teachings are there for us as we delve deeper into the poem? Questions and discussion followed. (Just the Audio)

“The Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage” Shitou Xiqian (So’On) (2021-03-28) (Just the Audio)

The Foundational Teachings of Zen Buddhism

Introduction to the Core Teachings Part 1 and Part 2  (Domyo) (2021-02-09) (Just the Audio)
Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment: What Did He Realize? (Domyo) (2021-02-23) (Just the Audio)
The Nature of Reality – The Three Marks and the Teaching of Not-Self or Anata (Domyo) (2021-03-02) (Just the Audio)
The Four Noble Truths – An Introduction (Domyo) (2021-03-09) (Just the Audio)
Mindfulness (Domyo) (2021-03-16) (Just the Audio)
The Heart of Buddhism: The Four Brahma Viharas or the Four Sublime Social Attitudes (Domyo) (2021-03-23) (Just the Audio)
Emptiness – The Heart Sutra Part 2 and The Emptiness of Self and Why It Matters (Domyo) (2021-03-30) (Just the Audio)
Absolute and Relative  (Domyo) (2021-04-06) (Just the Audio)

Other Events

Really Practicing the Practice – (James Gregg) (2021-01-31) (Just the Audio)

Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It – (Domyo) (2021-01-24) (Just the Audio)
Domyo shares with the BWZ Sangha the climate activism she has been closely involved with for the last year, and Sangha members discuss finding a bodhisattva response to the climate emergency.

Discussion: Questions and Answers – (Domyo) (2020-12-13) (Just the Audio)

Consult with Thomas Bruner (Domyo and the Board with Guests) (Audio Only) (2020-01-23)

2020 Series on Norman Fischer’s The World Could Be Otherwise

The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 1 Part 1 (Domyo) (2020-10-06) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 1 Part 2 (Domyo) (2020-10-13) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 2 Part 1 (Domyo) (2020-10-20) (Just the Audio) (Due to tech problems the second part of the video is here)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 2 Part 2 (Domyo) (2020-10-27) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 2 Part 3 (Domyo) (2020-11-03) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 3 (Domyo) (2020-11-10) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 3 Part 2 (Domyo) (2020-11-17) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 4 (Domyo) (2020-11-24) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 4 Part 2 (Domyo) (2020-12-01) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 5 (Domyo) (2020-12-15) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 5 Part 2 (Domyo) (2021-01-05) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 6 Part 1 (Domyo) (2021-01-12) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 6 Part 2 (Domyo) (2021-01-19) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 7 Part 1 (Domyo) (2021-01-26) (Just the Audio)
The World Could Be Otherwise by Norman Fischer Chapter 7 Part 2 Section 1 (Domyo) (2021-02-02) (Section 2) (Just the Audio complete)

 

2020 Series on Dogen-Uchiyama – How To Cook Your Life

How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Tenzo Kyokun and Shikan-taza (Domyo) (2020-06-23) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Instructions for the Zen Cook – Tenzo Kyokun (Domyo) (2020-06-30) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Concerning the Religious Life (Domyo) (2020-07-07) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Everything is Your Life (Domyo) (2020-07-21) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Seeing the World Without Holding Worldly Values (Domyo) (2020-07-28) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – On Parental Mind (Domyo ) (2020-08-04) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Having a Passion for Life (Domyo) (2020-08-11) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Direction and Goal (Domyo) (2020-08-18) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Making Life Calculations (Domyo) (2020-08-25) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Working With Clear Vision (Domyo) (2020-09-01) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Living Through the Life of the Self (Domyo) (2020-09-08) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – On Life Force and Life Activity (Domyo) (2020-09-15) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – The Function of a Settled Life (Domyo) (2020-09-22) (Just the Audio)
How to Cook Your Life by Dogen & Uchiyama – Into the Abode of the Buddha (Domyo) (2020-09-29) (Just the Audio)

2020 Series on Thich Nhat Hanh’s No Death, No Fear

Thich Nhat Hanh – No Death No Fear – Chapters 1 & 2 (Domyo) (2020-05-19) (Just the Audio)
Thich Nhat Hanh – No Death No Fear – Chapters 3 & 4 (Domyo) (2020-05-26) (Just the Audio)
Thich Nhat Hanh – No Death No Fear – Chapters 5 & 6 (Domyo) (2020-06-02) (Just the Audio)
Thich Nhat Hanh – No Death No Fear – Chapters 7 & 8 (Domyo) (2020-06-09) (Just the Audio)
Thich Nhat Hanh – No Death No Fear – Chapter 8 Pt.2  (Domyo) (2020-06-16) (Just the Audio)

2020 Precept Study Classes

Introduction to the Precepts and the Three Pure Precepts (Shoketsu) (2020-03-03)
The Precept of Do Not Kill (Jim) (2020-03-10)
The Precept of Do Not Steal (Dawn) (2020-03-17) (Zoom Video Recording) .  (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Misuse Sexuality (Domyo) (2020-03-24) (Video) .  (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Lie (Jeff) (2020-03-31) (Video) . (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Become Intoxicated (Bob) (2020-04-07) (Video) . (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Dwell on Past Mistakes (Jinryu) (2020-04-14) (Video) . (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Praise Self or Blame Others (Mark) (2020-04-21) (Video) .  (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Be Mean with Dharma or Wealth (Bruce) (2020-04-28) (Video) .  (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Indulge Anger (Yeshe) (2020-05-05) (Video) .  (Audio Only Recording, here).
The Precept of Do Not Defame the Three Treasures (Richard) (2020-05-12) (Video) . (Audio Only Recording, here).

2020 Reading and Discussions

Questions About Buddhism, Zen and Practice (Domyo) (2020-01-19)
Questions About Buddhism, Zen and Practice Part 2 (Domyo) (2020-03-08)

2019 Foundational Buddhist Teachings Classes

Buddha’s Life Story as Archetype and Teaching (Domyo) (2019-10-15)
Buddha’s Teachings: What was New and Different? (Domyo) (2019-10-22)
The Three Marks and the Teaching of Not-Self (Anatta) (Domyo) (2019-10-29)
The Four Noble Truths (Domyo) (2019-11-05)
The Noble Eight-Fold Path (Domyo) (2019-11-12)
The Three Poisons of Greed, Hate and Delusion (Domyo) (2019-11-26)
Karma (Domyo) (2019-12-10)
The Six Realms (Domyo) (2019-12-17)
The Hindrances: Worldly Obsession (Domyo) (2020-01-07)
The Hindrances: Ill Will (Domyo) (2020-01-21)
The Hindrances: Sloth-And-Torpor (Domyo) (2020-01-28)
The Hindrances: Restlessness-And-Worry (Domyo) (2020-02-04)
The Hindrances: Uncertainty or Skeptical Doubt  (Domyo) (2020-02-11)
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Domyo) (2020-02-18)
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness – Mind and Feelings (Domyo) (2020-02-25)

2019 Class Series on Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Intro and Chapter 1 (Domyo) (2019-07-09)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 2 and 3 (Domyo) (2019-07-16)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 4 (Domyo) (2019-07-23)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 5 (Domyo) (2019-07-30)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 6 (Domyo) (2019-08-06)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 7 (Domyo) (2019-08-13)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 8 (Domyo) (2019-08-27)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 9 (Domyo) (2019-09-03)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 10 (Domyo) (2019-09-17)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapter 11 (Domyo) (2019-09-24)
Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone, Chapters 12 and 13 (Domyo) (2019-10-08)

2019 Readings & Discussions (May-Dec)

New Year Poems (Domyo) (2019-12-22)
“Mindfullnes, Heartmind and More” (Myoju) (2019-12-08)
On Practice (Richard) (2019-12-03)
Annual Members Meeting (Domyo and the Board) (2019-11-19)
“Right Mindfulness – Remembering Reality” – Hoko Karnegis. (Shoketsu) (2019-10-01)
“No Gain – Relationships Won’t Solve our Problems but they Will Help Us Grow.” by Barry Padget. (Domyo) (2019-09-10)
“Showing Up in Troubled Times” by Enkyo Pat O’Hara in Zen Teachings in Challenging Times (Domyo) (2019-07-02)
“Bring Me the Rhinoceros and other Zen Koans” Joshu’s Dog by John Tarrant (Domyo) (2019-06-25)
“Beings Are Numberless – When Bodhisattvas Get Discouraged” by Myoshin Kate McCandless (Jinryu) (2019-06-23)
“Bring Me the Rhinoceros and other Zen Koans” by John Tarrant (Domyo) (2019-06-18)
“Accepting Our Lives in Difficult Times” by Carolyn Joshin Atkinson (Domyo) (2019-06-11)
“Taking Refuge in Sangha: How Wide Can This Buddha Field Be?” by Hobu Beata Chapman (Domyo) (2019-06-04)
“Friendliness to the Self” by Josho Pat Phelan (Domyo) (2019-05-28)

2019 Precept Study Classes

Precepts Study: Do Not Defame the Three Treasures. (Gathel) (2019-05-14)
Precepts Study: Do Not Indulge Anger. (Jinryu) (2019-05-07)
Precepts Study: Do Not Be Mean with Dharma or Wealth. (Shoketsu) (2019-04-30)
Precepts Study: Do Not Blame Others or Praise Self. (Domyo) (2019-04-23)
Precepts Study: Do Not Dwell on Past Mistakes. (Bruce and Richard) (2019-04-16)
Precepts Study: Do Not Become Intoxicated. (Zack) (2019-04-09)
Precepts Study: Do Not Speak Dishonestly. (Myoju) (2019-04-02)
Precepts Study: Do Not Misuse Sexuality. (Bob) (2019-03-26)
Precepts Study: Do Not Steal. (Dawn) (2019-03-19)
Precepts Study: Do Not Kill. (Yeshe) (2019-03-12)
Precepts Study: The Gateway of Contrition, the Three Refuges, and the Three Pure Precepts. (Domyo) (2019-03-05)
Introduction to the Precepts & The Three Pure Precepts. (Domyo) (2019-02-26)

2019 Readings & Discussions (Jan-April)

“Zazen” A Discussion (Domyo) (2019-04-14)
“Self Control” from Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright (Domyo) (2019-02-24)
“Practice and Everyday Koans” in Basic Elements of Zen Practice (Domyo) (2019-02-19)
Feeling Our Way to Embodied Wisdom” in Zen Teachings in Challenging Times (Domyo) (2019-02-12)
“Kharma and Rebirth as Opportunities for Practice”  from Basic Elements of Zen Practice (Domyo) (2019-01-29)
“The Mental Modules that Run Your Life” from Robert Wright’s Why Buddhism is True (Domyo) (2019-01-27)
Tuesday Talk On Disillusionment. (Domyo) (2019-01-15)
Right Intention (Frankie) (2019-01-06)

2018 Foundational Buddhist Teachings Class

Foundational Buddhist Teachings Class – Introduction and Life of the Buddha (Shintai) (2018-09-20)

2018 Readings & Discussions

On Giving (Domyo) (2018-12-23)
“The Paradox of Effort and Non-Effort in Zen Practice” Kyogen Carlson (Domyo) (2018-12-18)
“Your CEO is MIA” from Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright (Domyo) (2018-12-16)
Deep Connection to the Dharma From Zen Teachings in Challenging Times (Domyo) (2018-12-11) Being a Buddhist at the Holidays (Dawn) (2018-12-09)
“Notes on Zen Practice” from Kyogen Carlson’s Zen in the American Grain (Domyo) (2018-11-27) “When are Feelings Illusions?” From Robert Wright’s Why Buddhism is True (Domyo) (2018-11-25) “Emergency Spirituality” by Byakuren Judith Ragir from Zen Teachings in Challenging Times (Domyo) (2018-11-20)
“An Everyday Delusion” from Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright (Domyo) (2018-11-18)
Annual Members Meeting (Domyo and the Board) (2018-11-11)
“Enlightenments, Not Enlightenment” by Jack Kornfield (Domyo) (2018-11-13)
“Joy” – From Nothing Special by Joko Beck (Mark) (2018-11-06)
The Ten Ox-herding Pictures (Domyo) (2018-11-04) PDF of the Pictures we Discussed
“I Hate Donald Trump – I’m Not Proud of My Reaction, it Concerns Me”  From Zen Teachings in Challenging Times – (Domyo) (2018-10-23)
 “An Angry Buddhist”  from A Time To Stand Up – by Thanissara (Domyo) (2018-10-21)
Discussion of Chanting Practice, then “Active Hope” from the book by Joanna Macy (Domyo) (2018-10-14)
“Cutting the World in Two” by Melissa Myozen Blacker – from Zen Teachings in Challenging Times – (Shoketsu) (2018-10-09)
“The Four Noble Truths of Practice” by Myosho Ann Kyle-Brown – in Zen Teachings in Challenging Times (Domyo) (2018-09-25)
“Impact: Accidental Zen-How the Three Pure Precepts Trained Me to Heal Self and Others” Shosan Victoria Austin, in Zen Teachings in Challenging Times (Jinryu) (2018-09-18)
“Blowing in the Wind: Facing Challenges with Zen Practice” by Myoan Grace Schireson, in Zen Teachings in Challenging Times (Domyo) (2018-09-04)

2018 Readings & Discussions from Issho Fujita’s Polishing a Tile (about shikantaza/zazen)

“Sealing up Human Foolishness” from Fujita’s Polishing a Tile (Domyo) (2018-10-16)
“The Buddha’s Sitting Under a Tree I and II” from Fujita’s Polishing a Tile. (Domyo) (2018-10-02) “Sitting Upright with Proper Posture” from Fujita’s Polishing a Tile. (Domyo) (2018-09-11)
“Zazen and Everyday Life” from Fujita’s Polishing A Tile. (Domyo) (2018-08-28)
“The Whole of Zazen” in Issho Fujita’s Polishing a Tile (Domyo) (2018-07-31)
“Zazen is not Shuzen – Parts II and III” in Issho Fujita’s Polishing a Tile (Domyo) (2018-07-10) Continuing the discussion with “Magic Eye” examples.
Fujita’s Polishing a Tile – Zazen is not Shuzen – Part I (Domyo) (2018-06-19) Reading and discussion on the essay from Fujita’s book, Polishing a Tile.
“Nothing to Attain, Nothing to Enlighten” by Issho Fujita (Domyo) (2018-05-22)

2018 Class Series on the Brahmaviharas

The Four Brahmaviharas – Expanding Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity. (Domyo) (2018-08-26)
The Four Brahmaviharas – Sharon Salzberg on Equanimity (Domyo)(2018-08-21)
The Four Brahmaviharas, or Sublime Social Attitudes: Sympathetic Joy (Domyo) (2018-07-17)
The Four Brahmaviharas, or Sublime Social Attitudes: Metta for a Difficult Person (Domyo) (2018-07-03)
The Four Brahmaviharas, or Divine Abidings: Intro Plus Discussion of Goodwill. (Domyo) (2018-06-12)

2018 Various Readings & Discussions

Nine Different Areas of Zen Practice, and Discussion of Obstacles We Encounter in Our Practice and Possible Additional Ways to Support It (Domyo) (2018-10-07) Click here for a link to the questionnaire Domyo handed out for discussion.
“Our One and Only Commandment” from Maureen Stewart’s Subtle Sound (Domyo) (2018-09-16) “Hishiryo – the Etymology and Meaning of the Zen Term ‘Non-Thinking'” by Rev. Tsunoda (Domyo) (2018-09-09) The Article by Rev. Tsunoda click here.
Dogen’s Regulations for Auxiliary Cloud Hall Rules for Students (Shoketsu) (2018-08-07)
What is True Happiness? By Allan Wallace (Domyo) (2018-07-24)
What Does It Mean to Waste Time? (Domyo) (2018-07-15)
Everything is Workable – A Zen Approach to Conflict  by Diane Musho Hamilton. (Domyo) (2018-07-08)
Letting Go of All Effort in Zazen (Domyo) (2018-05-29) Domyo discusses the letting go of all effort in Zazen.

2018 Precept Study Series

Intro-Karma Verse-Three Pure Precepts (Domyo) (2018-03-06)
Not Killing – Cultivating and Encouraging Life (Frankie) (2018-03-13)
Not Stealing – Honoring the Gift Not Yet Given (Janna) (2018-03-20)
Do Not Misuse Sexuality (Myoju) (2018-03-27)
Do Not Speak Dishonestly (Shoketsu) (2018-04-03)
Do Not Become Intoxicated – Polish Clarity, Dispel Delusion (Logan) (2018-04-10)
Do Not Dwell on Past Mistakes – Create Wisdom from Ignorance (Dawn and Mark) (2018-04-17)
Do not Praise Self or Blame Others –Maintain Modesty, Extol Virtue (Domyo) (2018-04-24)
Do not be Mean with Dharma or Wealth (Domyo) (2018-05-01)
Do Not Indulge Anger – Cultivate Equanimity (Richard) (2018-05-08)
Do Not Defame the Three Treasures (Domyo) (2018-05-15)

Various Readings & Discussions 2016

“Transforming the Heart” (Domyo Burk) (2016-09-11)
“The One Left Behind” by Hoko Karnegis (from the book Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change, (Domyo Burk) (2016-08-30)
“Stages of Practice When You’re Going Nowhere” (Domyo Burk) (2016-08-28)
“A Little Bit of Nothing” by Teijo Munnich (from the book Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change, (Domyo Burk) (2016-08-16)
Dogen’s Fasicle One Bright Pearl (and reading from Brad Warner’s book Don’t Be a Jerk. (Domyo Burk) (2016-08-14)
“Rattling Teeth” by Eido Frances Carney (from the book Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change. (Domyo Burk) (2016-08-09)
“Stewardship: The Bodhisattva Way” by Misha Shungen Merrill (from the book Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change, (Domyo Burk) (2016-08-02)

Dharma Studies Class: Buddhist History
See also –  Buddhist History Category on Domyo’s Zen Studies Podcast
Various Readings & Discussions 2015:

Six Perfections – Generosity – 1, Wright (Domyo) (2015-05-26)
Kyogen Carlson on the Cosmic Buddha, Carlson (Domyo) (2015-03-08)

Readings & Discussions of Idiot’s Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Burk:

Zen LivingTaking it Deeper  (Domyo Burk) (2014-07-22)
Zen LivingThe Way Things Really Are (Domyo Burk) (2014-06-24)
Zen LivingFundamental Misunderstanding (Domyo Burk) (2014-06-24)
Zen LivingFour Noble Truths (Domyo Burk) (2014-06-17)
Zen LivingSangha (Domyo Burk) (2014-05-13)
Zen LivingSamatha & Vipassana (Domyo Burk) (2014-05-06)
Zen LivingCultivating Insight (Domyo Burk) (2014-04-29)
Zen LivingKarma Work #2 Of 2 (Domyo Burk) (2014-04-22)
Zen LivingKarma Work #1 Of 2 (Domyo Burk) (2014-04-15)
Zen LivingPrecepts #3 (Domyo Burk) (2014-04-08)
Zen Living – “Chapter 6 – Precepts – #2″ (Domyo Burk) (2014-03-11)
Zen Living – “Chapter 6 – Precepts – #1″ (Domyo Burk) (2014-03-04)
Zen Living – “Chapter 5 – Mindfulness – 2 of 2″ (Domyo Burk) (2014-02-25)
Zen Living – “Chapter 5 – Mindfulness – 1 of 2″(Domyo Burk) (2014-02-18)
Zen Living – “Chapter 4 – Zazen: Seated Meditation – 2 of 2″ (Domyo Burk) (2014-02-11)
Zen Living – “Chapter 4 – Zazen: Seated Meditation – 1 of 2″ (Domyo Burk) (2014-02-04)

Foundational Buddhist & Zen Teachings Class

Buddhas Life As Archetypal Story (Domyo) (2014-04-14)
What The Buddha Realized (Anicca, Anatta, Dukkha and the Four Noble Truths) (Domyo) (2014-04-14)
The “How” of Buddhist Practice – The Eightfold Path (Domyo) (2014-04-21)
Karma and Causality (Domyo) (2014-04-21)
The Six Realms (Domyo) (2014-05-05)
Hungry Ghost and Human Realms (Domyo) (2014-5-19)

Readings & Discussions about the Buddhist Precepts:

Taking Refuge (from Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts by Reb Anderson) (Domyo) (2015-03-10)
Anderson – Being UprightThree Treasures Precept (Domyo) (2014-06-22)
Anderson – Being UprightNot Lying (Domyo) (2014-05-04)
Anderson – Being UprightNot Misusing Sexuality (Domyo) (2014-04-27)
Anderson – Being UprightNot Stealing (Domyo) (2014-04-20)
Anderson – Being UprightNot Killing (Domyo) (2014-04-13)
Anderson – Being Upright10 Grave Precepts  (Domyo) (2014-04-06)
Anderson – Being UprightThe Third Pure Precept (Domyo) (2014-03-30)
Anderson – Being UprightThe Second Pure Precept (Domyo) (2014-03-16 )
Anderson – Being UprightThe First Pure Precept – 2 of 2 (Domyo) (2014-03-09)
Anderson – Being UprightThe First Pure Precept – 1 of 2 (Domyo) (2014-03-02)
Anderson – Being UprightThe Three Pure Precepts (Domyo) (2014-02-23)
“The Way of Not Knowing: Reflections on the Three Pure Precepts” by James Ford – (Domyo) (2014-02-16) (Link to essay)
The Heart Of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism by John Daido Loori – The Three Treasures (Domyo) (2014-02-02)
The Heart Of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism by John Daido Loori – The Contrition Verse (Domyo) (2014-01-26)
Zen Living by Domyo Burk, “The Zen Moral Code” – (Domyo) (2014-01-12)

Readings & Discussions of Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okumura:

Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okumura, Chapter 7, “All Is One, One Is All: Merging of Difference and Unity,” Part 2 of 2 – (DomBeing Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts by Reb Andersonyo) (2014-01-28)
Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okumura, Chapter 7, “All Is One, One Is All: Merging of Difference and Unity,” Part 1 of 2 – (Domyo) (2014-01-14 )
Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okumura, Chapter 6, “The Sound of Emptiness: The Heart Sutra.” Part 2 of 2 – (Domyo) (2013-12-10)

Readings & Discussions of books by Toni Packer:

The Light of Discovery by Toni Packer, “Expectation” (Domyo) (2013-03-03)
The Work Of This Moment by Toni Packer, “Listening & Looking” (Domyo) (2013-12-16)
The Wonder of Presence by Toni Packer, Chapter 12, “Guilt and Responsibility” (Domyo) (2013-11-26)

Readings & Discussions of Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn:

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn, “Two Ways To Think About Meditation”  (Domyo) (2014-02-24)
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn, “Meditation – It’s Not What You Think” (Domyo) ( 2014-02-10)
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn, “No Attachments”  (Domyo) (2014-02-03)
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn, “Odysseus And The Blind Seer”  (Domyo) (2014-01-20)
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn, “Meditation Is Everywhere” (Domyo) (2014-01-13)
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World through Mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn, “Meditation Is Not For Faint-Hearted” (Domyo) (2014-01-06)

Other Readings & Discussions (2014 and earlier):

Uchiyama – Zen Kitchen – Tenzokyokun part 2 of 2 (Domyo) (2014-07-27)
Uchiyama – Zen Kitchen – Tenzokyokun part 1 of 2 (Domyo) (2014-07-20)
Joanna Macy – World As Lover, World As Self – “It’s All  Connected” (Domyo) (2014-06-29)
Christopher Germer –The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher Germer, Ch. 4, “What is Self-Compassion?” (Domyo) (2014-01-27)
Essay by Thich Nhat Hanh, “True Love” (Domyo) (2013-12-17)
John Welwood Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation by John Welwood, Chapter 12, “Depression as a Loss of Heart.” (Domyo) (2013-11-25)