Below is an archive of various Dharma talks given by Abbess Myōan Grace Schireson of the Central Valley Zen Foundation. Please enjoy these talks and let us know if you experience any technical difficulties while listening. These talks are freely available for streaming. Please help us maintain this service by making a tax-deductible donation online.

 

New Years Retreat 2013:

 

Every Day is a Fine Day Everyday is a fine day

Wearing Buddha’s Robes Wearing Buddhas Robes

Taking Refuge Taking refuge

Beginning Anew and Repentance Beginning Anew and Repentance

 

Fall Sesshin 2012:

 

Fall Sesshin 2012 – Investigating (Part I) Part I

Fall Sesshin 2012 – Investigating (Part 2) Part 2

 

Surpassing Your Teacher Surpassing Your Teacher

Genjo Koan – When Flowers Fall Genjo Koan When Flowers Fall

Sun Face Buddha, Moon Face Buddha Sun face Buddha Moon face Buddha

The Meaning of Genjo Koan The Meaning of Genjo Koan

Lewis Richmond on Dharma Transmission Lewis Richmond on Dharma Transmission

Dead or Alive: Why I Won’t Say Dead_or_Alive:_Why_I_Won’t_Say

Not Just Going Straight Ahead: Soshin-ni Working With Hardship Not_just_Going_Straight_Ahead:_Soshin-ni_Working_with_Hardship

How to Meditate during a retreat How to meditate during a retreat

Formal Practice Without Attachment to Form Formal practice without attachment to Form

Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Not the Mind Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Not the Mind

Basic Realities Basic_Realities

Being Pulled By Buddha Being Pulled_by_Buddha

Working With Stress Working_with_Stress

Spring Sesshin: Personal and Universal Self 1 Spring_Sesshin_Personal_and_Universal_Self 1

Spring Sesshin: Personal and Universal Self 2 Spring_Sesshin_Personal_and_Universal Self 2

Spring Sesshin: Personal and Universal Self 3 Spring_ Sesshin_Personal_and_Universal Self 3

Sohin-Ni Soshin-Ni

Female Spirituality Female Spirituality

Joshin-san Joshin-san

Miaodao and Dahui Miaodao and Dahui

Tachibana no Someko Tachibana no Someko

Satsu and Hakuin Satsu%20and%20 Hakuin

Rengetsu and Everyday Practice Rengetsu and Everyday Practice

Myosho Baika on Dharma Transmission Myosho Baika

Grace Schireson at Beginner’s Mind Zendo, Sep 24, 2010:
Zen Women: Love and Work
Zen Women: Love and Work

Grace Schireson at Beginner’s Mind Zendo, Sep 25, 2010:
Zen Women and Authentic Practice in Northridge, California
Zen Women and Authentic Practice in Northridge, California

Zen Women, Flexible Mind and Tofukuji Zen Women, Flexible Mind and Tofukuji

Zen and Recovery: On Suffering and Desire Zen%20and%20Recovery%20on%20Suffering%20and%20Desire.MP3

Grace on Komyozo Zammai http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Grace on Komyozo Zammai.mp3

10/17/2009 – Zen Women (San Francisco Zen Center) http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Zen Women.mp3

12/27/2009 – Zen Women (Green Gulch Farm) http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2009-12-27-ggf-myoan-grace-schireson.mp3

1/16/2010 – Second Life Dharma Talk http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Grace Schireson Talk.mp3

Grace on Mind of Clover and Absolute http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Grace Mind of Clover and Absolute.mp3

Grace on Moshan http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Grace on Moshan.mp3

Grace on Studying the Self http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Grace on Studying the Self.mp3

From Self Centered to Life Centered http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Self Centered to Life Centered.mp3

Grace on Senjo and Her Soul http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Senjo and Her Soul.mp3

Women and Zen: Being Present Each Moment http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/women and zen.mp3

Zen Masters teaching Women http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Zen Masters Teaching Women.MP3

Senjo’s Personal Dilemma http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Modesto on Senjos personal dilemma.MP3

Meeting Your Fate http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Meeting Your Fate.MP3

Working With Your Emotions (Second Life Dharma Talk) http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Working with Emotions in Zen Practice.MP3

Women Transforming Zen: Mahapajapati’s Leadership http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Women Transforming Zen.MP3

Living By Vow http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Living by Vow.MP3

Pioneering Nuns Establishing Practice http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Pioneering Nuns Establishing Practice.MP3

The First Dharma Heirs http://kuzanzen.org/peter/The first Dharma Heirs.MP3

Becoming Buddha’s Way http://kuzanzen.org/peter/Becoming Buddhas Way.MP3

Female Spirituality Female Spirituality

Joshin-san Joshin-san

Miaodao and Dahui Miaodao and Dahui

Tachibana no Someko Tachibana no Someko

Satsu and Hakuin Satsu%20and%20 Hakuin

Rengetsu and Everyday Practice Rengetsu and Everyday Practice

Fall 2011 Sesshin Day 1 http://kuzanzen.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/11092301-24k.mp3

Fall 2011 Sesshin Day 2 Fall 2011 Sesshin Day 2

Fall 2011 Sesshin Day 3 Fall 2011 Sesshin Day 3