Transcripts of Shobogenzo Talks at Dogen Sangha

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These are mostly Adobe Acrobat PDF files, although some are still in Microsoft Word format The files are straight transcripts of the tapes and have not yet been edited. They may therefore contain errors here and there. I would be grateful for feedback if you find any errors or inaccuracies.

Anyone interested in assisting with the editing process, please email me. My sincere thanks go to Andrew Deakin for transcribing all the tapes - a mammoth task, and to John Hart for preparing the audio files.

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Click here to access Mike's modern interpretations of the Shobogenzo

Audio versions of the talks are here for members of Dogen Sangha Uk


Talks given at the Summer 2009 Sesshin at EarthSpirit

EarthSpirit 2009 - Talk 1

EarthSpirit 2009 - Talk 2


Talks given at the 2009 Sesshin in the Czech Republic

2009 CZ The State of Buddhism

2009 CZ The Purpose of Zazen

2009 Cz Ceremony and Tradition

2009 CZ Morality and Religion

2009 CZ The Buddhist View of Living


Talks on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika given at the Summer 2008 Sesshin at Earth Spirit

Nagarjuna's MMK 1.pdf

Nagarjuna's MMK 2.pdf

Nagarjuna's MMK 3.pdf

Nagarjuna's MMK 4.pdf

Nagarjuna's MMK 5.pdf

Talks on Uji given at the Summer 2007 Sesshin at Earth Spirit

2007 Summer Sesshin-Uji 1.pdf

Talks on Kuge given at the January 2007 Sesshin at Rowardennon.

2007 Winter Sesshin-Kuge 1.pdf

2007 Winter Sesshin-Kuge 2.pdf

2007 Winter Sesshin-Kuge 3.pdf

2007 Winter Sesshin-Kuge 4.pdf

2007 Winter Sesshin-Kuge 4.pdf

2007 Winter Sesshin-Kuge 5.pdf

Talks given at the Padma Farm retreat in the Czech Republic in June 2006

2006 Padma Farm retreat - What is Buddhism?

2006 Padma Farm retreat - Eight Truths of a GreatPerson

2006 Padma Farm retreat - Right and Wrong

Talks on Ikka No Myoju given at September 2006 Summer Sesshin at Earth Spirit

Ikka No Myoju - A modern interpretation

2006 Summer Sesshin-Ikka No Myoju 1.pdf

2006 Summer Sesshin-Ikka No Myoju 2.pdf

2006 Summer Sesshin-Ikka No Myoju 3.pdf

2006 Summer Sesshin- The Four Views.pdf


Talks on Shoaku Makusa given at January 2006 Sesshin at Rowardennon.

2006 Winter Sesshin-Shoaku Makusa 1.pdf

2006 Winter Sesshin-Shoaku Makusa 2.pdf

2006 Winter Sesshin-Shoaku Makusa 3.pdf

2006 Winter Sesshin-Shoaku Makusa 4.pdf

2006 Winter Sesshin-Shoaku Makusa 5.pdf

Talks on Bussho given at September 2005 Summer Sesshin at EarthSpirit

2005 Summer Sesshin-Bussho 1.pdf

2005 Summer Sesshin
-Bussho 2.pdf
2005 Summer Sesshin-Bussho 3.pdf
2005 Summer Sesshin-Bussho 4.pdf

Talks on Bussho given at January 2005 Winter Sesshin at Rowardennan

2005 Winter Sesshin-Bussho 1.pdf
2005 Winter Sesshin-Bussho 2.pdf
2005 Winter Sesshin-Bussho 3.pdf
2005 Winter Sesshin-Bussho 4.pdf
2005 Winter Sesshin-Bussho 5.pdf

Talks on Bussho given at Sept 2004 Summer Sesshin at EarthSpirit

2004 Summer Sesshin-Bussho 1.pdf
2004 Summer Sesshin-Bussho 2.pdf
2004 Summer Sesshin-Bussho 3.pdf
2004 Summer Sesshin-Bussho 4.pdf
2004 Summer Sesshin - Yoko on Sawaki.pdf

Talks on Uji given at Jan 2004 Winter Sesshin at Rowardennan

2004 Winter Sesshin-Uji 1.pdf
2004 Winter Sesshin-Uji 2.pdf
2004 Winter Sesshin-Uji 3.pdf
2004 Winter Sesshin-Uji 4.pdf
2004 Winter Sesshin-Uji 5.pdf

Introductions to Shobogenzo Chapters - talks given at 2003 Summer Sesshin at EarthSpirit

2003 Summer sesshin1.pdf
2003 Summer sesshin2.pdf
2003 Summer sesshin3.pdf
2003 Summer sesshin4.pdf
2003 Summer sesshin5.pdf

Talks on Genjo-koan given at 2002 Summer Sesshin at EarthSpirit

Genjo-koan - A modern interpretation

2002 Summer sesshin-Genjo Koan 1.pdf
2002 Summer sesshin-Genjo Koan 2.pdf
2002 Summer sesshin-Genjo Koan 3.pdf
2002 Summer sesshin-Genjo Koan 4.pdf
2002 Summer sesshin-Genjo Koan 5.pdf




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