can be accessed either through this
youtube link or his transcripts.
April 1, 2020 - You Think
You Can’t Meditate…But You Can
April 8, 2020 - What is
This Thing We Call the Self?
April 15, 2020 - Owning
April 22, 2020 -
What the Buddha Taught - Part 1
April 29, 2020 - What the
Buddha Taught - Part 2
May 6, 2020 -
What the Buddha Taught - Part 3
May 13, 2020 -
Final Discussion of Buddhist Livelihood and
May 20, 2020 - On
May 27, 2020 -
Enlightenment - Seeing the Unseen
June 3, 2020 -
Seeing Things as They Are
June 10, 2020 - When
June 17, 2020 -
Questions & Answers - Part 1
June 24, 2020 -
Questions & Answers - Part 2
1, 2020 - On Anxiety
July 29, 2020 -
Flashing in the Dark
August 5, 2020 -
August 26, 2020 - On
August 28, 2020 -
Overlooking the Obvious
September 2, 2020 -
Eightfold Path and Politics
September 9, 2020 -
Issa’s “And yet”….
September 16, 2020 -
Wild Body, Wild Mind
September 30, 2020 -
October 7, 2020 -
October 14, 2020 -
Politics and Despair
For those following my Dharma Talks on
Wednesday, here is a contact at San Francisco
Zen Center where you can purchase elegant
meditation cushions, mats, and incense. They are
very well made. There is no markup. And I
receive nothing for recommending them
Dharma Practice —Helpful Products.
manages the San Francisco Zen Center (City
They sell very well-made meditation cushions
(made locally) and both kapok and buckwheat
zafus are $50. (Zafu is the round cushion
you sit on. Buckwheat is VERY firm.) Zabutons
are a square mat about 1 ½” thick, about 3
ft. on a side which the zafu sits on. The
Zabuton protects your ankles from being ground
into the floor.) They are $65.
They also sell various sizes of small square
support cushions ($10-20) These are handy to
prop up a knee or raise the pillow.
Another option is a locally manufactured
seiza bench ($80). You kneel, and put the
seat over your calves behind you, and then sit.
They are very comfortable and prevent undue harm
to the knees.
Shunryu Suzuki’s books Zen Mind, Beginner’s
Mind and Not Always So are available
there for, $17.95 and $16.95 respectively.
Zen Center has a very elegant incense,
made in Japan that is very reasonable and
nothing like the cloying Indian incense you
might be accustomed to.
You can reach Asia at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 415-354- 0397
Again, there is no markup on these items. They
are very reasonable and beautifully made. I’ve
had my zafu for over 45 years, and they are
posted here as a service to those interested in