Sit, Breathe, Bow
Each week leading Buddhist teachers share life experiences and insights to help guide your meditation practice as well as your life off the cushion.
Ian White Maher
June 8, 2021 • 1 MIN
This show is going on hiatus. I have taken a new job out west and I just won't have the time to keep it up. This has been a life-changing experience and I am so grateful to all of you.
Rev. Teijo Munnich
June 1, 2021 • 43 MIN
The spiritual practice of sharing the dharma is not a form of entertainment. This is something we do to find out what life is. At the foundation of the practice is dana or generosity.
Rev. Liên Shutt
May 25, 2021 • 43 MIN
When you’re living the precepts, when you’re living according to your values, then meditation becomes much easier because the precepts are the foundation for what it means to do the work of meditation.
Koen Vermeulen, JDPSN
March 31, 2021 • 37 MIN
So many people are chasing after happiness like it is something that can be attained. But happiness comes and goes. How can you be with "what is" in this moment?
Sosan Theresa Flynn
March 25, 2021 • 37 MIN
This practice invites us to be vulnerable, open, and intimate. This is incredibly challenging and requires courage, but it also is the only way to look deeply into who we are.
Chimyo Atkinson
March 12, 2021 • 39 MIN
Living in the dharma allows us to be vulnerable and to connect with the rest of the universe. Practice dismantles the habits of trying to build up the delusions around us.
Dojin Sarah Emerson
March 5, 2021 • 38 MIN
When we are being choice-full, we are able to live into our values, we can live into the things we care about.
Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter)
February 23, 2021 • 41 MIN
How can we not be deluded? By investigating the great matter of life and death, we see what our thinking creates. By using the Four Great Vows as a guide we see more clearly how to help.
Vanessa Zuisei Goddard
February 12, 2021 • 34 MIN
Practice is doing something with intention. You enter into a moment deliberately. You choose into it. There is a willingness to be here. It is an attitude of mind.
Myozen Joan Amaral
February 2, 2021 • 40 MIN
There is a process of growing into our roles as students and as teachers. There is a discipline but also a willingness to play and even provoke as we find a way to live within the tradition and to make it a home of our own.
Lizzie Coombs, JDPSN
January 26, 2021 • 37 MIN
Each of us has a job to do and it depends on what is happening right in front of us. There is a role we play that asks for something specific. What is your job?
Tenku Ruff, Osho
January 12, 2021 • 39 MIN
The challenges of the pandemic can provide the opportunity for us to see deeply into the many ways that we can connect with others.
Matthew Kozan Palevsky
January 5, 2021 • 42 MIN
Kozan shares his own journey as a priest and activist and how we can use the practice to provide a foundation for our work as people committed to healing our communities.
Bàrbara Pardo, JDPSN
December 29, 2020 • 43 MIN
What is a great woman? The practice of Zen is about looking inward and seeing who you really are and what this life is about.
Charlie Korin Pokorny
December 22, 2020 • 38 MIN
Everything is Included Here. Practice isn't about finding the perfect situation, it is about welcoming what is present and not making it wrong.
Daigaku Rummé
December 15, 2020 • 41 MIN
Your life is Zen. If you try to make your life Zen, then you are adding something. Don't make distinctions, don't make differences, and live your life in the present.
Adam Jogen Salzberg, Sensei
December 8, 2020 • 44 MIN
The essence of faith is not faith in some thing. It is not an object. It is the absence of doubt. When we are truly entrusting in the heart, there is no faith there just is no doubt. Faith is the eyes we are looking through, the ears we are hearing with. It is the doubtless, present awareness that allows what is arising to arise as intimate and worthy of engaging.
Knud Rosenmayr, JDPSN
November 24, 2020 • 35 MIN
We are constantly trying to distract ourselves from our busy day or an uncomfortable reality. But if we don't make anything or distract ourselves, then our lives are not a problem.
Jiri (George) Hazlbauer, JDPSN
November 17, 2020 • 32 MIN
Jiri (George) Hazlbauer, JDPSN, discusses what living in a Zen community can do for your practice. Your zen family will change you for the better, even if you can't see it in the moment. If you have the chance, please try living in community.
Ellen Jikai Birx, Roshi
November 10, 2020 • 39 MIN
Ellen Birx, Roshi, is fully immersed and fully committed to both Zen Buddhism and Christianity. She doesn't collapse either into the other but allows the two paths the full integrity of their truth all the while following them into the ineffable.
Zen Master Dae Bong (Rebroadcast)
November 3, 2020 • 36 MIN
This is a rebroadcast of an episode recorded with Zen Master Dae Bong in March of 2019.
Rev. Kokyo Henkel
October 27, 2020 • 39 MIN
How do we balance our practice between the Zen principle of "no-gaining" and the deep and strong aspiration within Mahayana Buddhism to realize awakening for the benefit of all beings?
Arne Schaefer, JDPSN
October 20, 2020 • 41 MIN
When you make the experience of a completely quiet mind, you gain an understanding of what we talk about when we say you can be free. Usually we are just dragged around by our opinions, by our likes and dislikes, but if this stops this then you get an expression of freedom and that is also a different happiness.
Karin Ryuku Kempe, Roshi
October 13, 2020 • 43 MIN
Karin Ryuku Kempe, Roshi reminds us there is a danger in the koan path where we can skate through without addressing the basics of becoming a grown-up adult capable of practicing with the precepts with other human beings in an ethical way.
Kotatsu John Bailes
October 6, 2020 • 38 MIN
The power of the bodhisattva is found in the unleashing of the virtue of our lives. The virtue of our lives is the only authority that any of us have. Our practice is to live in a way that is present and compassionate and always working for the weal of all beings.
Rev. Shinshu Roberts
September 29, 2020 • 46 MIN
We live in a Buddha-field that has delusion, greed, and hate and we should strive to overcome this by entering the Bodhisattva path. We do this to enact more and more helpful energy to heal this Buddha-field.
Rev. Kinrei Bassis
September 22, 2020 • 37 MIN
Can you see how the practice is impacting your life? Are you looking to see how you can use the practice to change it? This will give you a good indication of the nature of your practice.
Hye Tong Sunim
September 15, 2020 • 32 MIN
This meditation practice, if you have faith, will lead to world peace.
Zen Master Jeong Ji (Anita Feng)
September 8, 2020 • 38 MIN
Zen Master Jeong Ji, Anita Feng, invites us to meet the moment with clarity, compassion, truth, and a fitting function.
Haju Sunim
September 1, 2020 • 41 MIN
Everyone Counts
Sallie Tisdale
August 25, 2020 • 40 MIN
Our Ideal is Authenticity
Andrzej Stec, JDPSN
August 18, 2020 • 35 MIN
Sincerity is Everything
Meido Moore Roshi
August 10, 2020 • 2313 MIN
You Can't Wash Off Blood With Blood
Myong Hae Sunim, JDPS (rebroadcast)
August 4, 2020 • 1870 MIN
If you give up, then what?
Dr. Catherine Anraku Hondorp, Sensei
July 28, 2020 • 2350 MIN
Remembering Our Humanity
Haemin Sunim
July 21, 2020 • 2072 MIN
Acceptance of What Is
Shinge Sherry Chayat, Roshi
July 14, 2020 • 2024 MIN
The Richness Comes When You Get Out of the Way
Zen Master Hae Kwang
July 7, 2020 • 2348 MIN
Everything is Completely Open
Zen Master Jok Um
October 3, 2019 • 2116 MIN
We Co-Shape the Space Together
Zen Master Dae Kwan
September 26, 2019 • 2360 MIN
Don't Say Difficult, Just Do It
Zen Master Bon Soeng
September 19, 2019 • 2136 MIN
It's Not a Matter of Perfection
Reirin Alheidis Gumbel
September 12, 2019 • 2268 MIN
Starting A New Habit
Abby Mushin Terris
September 5, 2019 • 2367 MIN
This is a Way of Life
Sit, Breathe, Bow survey
September 1, 2019 • 67 MIN
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Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton)
July 18, 2019 • 2319 MIN
What Is This Together Action?
Kim Hoben Hansen
July 11, 2019 • 2182 MIN
When We Put The Dharma First
Mitra Bishop, Roshi
July 4, 2019 • 2110 MIN
It Shows Us Where We're Caught Then It Sets Us Free
Ilan Luttenberg
June 27, 2019 • 1482 MIN
Choosing the Path of Liberation
Myong Hae Sunim, JDPS
June 14, 2019 • 1843 MIN
If you give up, then what?
Zen Master Bon Yeon (Jane Dobisz)
June 6, 2019 • 2332 MIN
What Are You Doing Right Now?
Yonathan Dominitz
May 30, 2019 • 2125 MIN
Glimpsing Another Dimension of Life
Acharya Fleet Maull
May 23, 2019 • 2234 MIN
Taking Radical Responsibility
Paul Park
May 16, 2019 • 2139 MIN
When The String Is Too Tight
Lama Willa Miller
May 8, 2019 • 2448 MIN
The Body is the Divine Door to Wakefulness
Einav Rosenblit
May 1, 2019 • 2204 MIN
Loving the Body You Have
Ofosu Jones-Quartey (Born I)
April 25, 2019 • 2227 MIN
Pay Attention To Your Life With Kindness
Kate Lila Wheeler
April 18, 2019 • 2352 MIN
Attuning Our Vision to the Goodness of Self and Others
Yuval Ido Tal
April 9, 2019 • 2298 MIN
We Should Be Much Lazier
Myong An Sunim, JDPS
April 3, 2019 • 1970 MIN
The Practice Changes Us
Phil Jones
March 27, 2019 • 2200 MIN
Insight and Ethical Living
Beth Kanji Goldring
March 19, 2019 • 2070 MIN
The Thing That Is Holding Us
Zen Master Dae Bong Sunim
March 12, 2019 • 2214 MIN
What is the Root of Our Perceptions?
Stephen Fulder
March 5, 2019 • 2246 MIN
The Garden Has Thorns and Flowers
Kim Allen
February 26, 2019 • 2329 MIN
Giving Your Heart a Path
Zen Master Bon Hae
February 20, 2019 • 2060 MIN
Seeing the Person in Front of You
Sister Clare Carter
January 15, 2019 • 2225 MIN
Listening to the Call
Jay Rinsen Weik Sensei
January 7, 2019 • 2227 MIN
Your Practice Matters
Shaila Catherine
December 19, 2018 • 2373 MIN
Cleaning Up the Defilements of the Mind
Gregory Kramer
December 12, 2018 • 2295 MIN
The Relational Dimension of Emptiness
Josh Bartok, Roshi
December 5, 2018 • 1803 MIN
Becoming a Pastoral Presence to the World
Nancy Brown Hedgpeth, JDPSN
November 27, 2018 • 1965 MIN
Coming Together To Inquire
Robert Kando Cornell
November 20, 2018 • 2296 MIN
The Near Enemy of Enlightenment
Carlos Montero, JDPSN
November 15, 2018 • 2142 MIN
The Wisdom We All Have
Joshin Byrnes, Sensei
November 6, 2018 • 2393 MIN
Taking responsibility for the world together
Shoda Shonin
October 30, 2018 • 2075 MIN
Stripping away the self
Genjo Marinello, Roshi
October 24, 2018 • 2325 MIN
Our depth is vast and boundless
Kathy Park, JDPSN
October 17, 2018 • 2574 MIN
Cause And Effect Are Clear
Santikaro
October 10, 2018 • 2188 MIN
The Necessity of Going Through Our Dukkha
Gesshin Claire Greenwood
October 2, 2018 • 1736 MIN
What Does It Mean To Be Yourself?
Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi
September 25, 2018 • 2638 MIN
Staying Present as a Way of Life
Zen Master Bon Shim
September 18, 2018 • 1890 MIN
Transform your suffering into joy
Taigen Dan Leighton
September 11, 2018 • 1955 MIN
What question has led you to face the wall?
James Ford, Roshi
September 4, 2018 • 2313 MIN
An Invitation to Intimacy
Florence Caplow
August 28, 2018 • 32 MIN
The eyes and hands of Quan Yin
Jason Quinn, JDPSN
August 20, 2018 • 41 MIN
What is my job as a human being?
Leigh Brasington
August 5, 2018 • 39 MIN
Exploring the jhanas
Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin
August 5, 2018 • 42 MIN
Uniting people through sound
Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Bobby Rhodes)
August 1, 2018 • 32 MIN
Listening For Your Vow