Dharma Talks

The following Dharma Talks were given at either the Zen Center of Syracuse or Dai Bosatsu Zendo. They are MP3 audio files that can be freely downloaded. These talks are also offered as a podcast through iTunes, which you can subscribe to here:

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May 9, 2017 The Iron Flute, Case 60: The Wooden Armrest - Talk given 5/9/2017 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 12, 2017 The Iron Flute, Case 59: Mugo's Concepts - Talk given 5/12/2017 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 29, 2004 Maurine Stuart's Death Day - Talk given 2/29/2004 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 3, 2004 Mumonkan Case 35: Seijo's Soul Separated - Talk given ?/2004 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 15, 2017 Blue Cliff Record, Case 60: Ummon's Staff Becoming a Dragon - Talk given 4/15/2017 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
August 5, 2008 Zen Time, NOW Time - Talk give 8/5/2007 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 21, 2004 Precepts/Sexual Ethics - Talk given 3/21/2004 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
December 10, 2006 It's Your Mind: Change it! - Talk give 12/10/06 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 17, 2005 The Point of Your Life - Talk given 7/17/05 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 17, 2008 Hardship and Bitterness - Talk given 2/17/2008 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 3, 2005 Just One Sitting - Talk given 7/3/2005 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
August 6, 2006 Mumonkan Case 48 "Kempo's One Road" (Part 2 of 2) - Talk given O-Bon 8/6/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 28, 2006 Mumonkan Case 48 "Kempo's One Road" (Part 1 of 2) - Talk given 7/28/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
August 20, 2006 A Moment Without Time - Talk given 8/20/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 5, 2005 This Very Body - Talk given 5/15/2005 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 3, 2004 Mumonkan Case 34: Wisdom is Not the Way - Talk given 2004 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 2, 2004 Mumonkan Case 38: A Buffalo Passes the Window - Talk given 2004 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
June 15, 2008 Embracing Severity: STOP! - Talk given 6/15/2008 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 6, 2008 Interdependence Day - Talk given 7/6/2008 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 1, 2005 Trust Practice, Practice Trust - Talk given 5/1/2005 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 6, 2005 Straightening Up: The Path Begins and Ends at Home - Talk given 3/6/2005 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 16, 2005 Inseparability and Clarity - Talk given 5/16/2005 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
December 16, 2007 Ready To Die - Talk given 12/16/2007 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 6, 2008 The Practice of Humility - Talk given 1/6/2008 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 20, 2008 The Four Noble Truths - Talk given 1/20/2008 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 19, 2006 Confidence - Talk given 3/19/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 2, 2006 Independance Day 2006 - Talk given 7/2/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
December 31, 2005 New Year's Eve 2006 - Talk given 12/31/2005 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 15, 2006 Is Zen a Religion? - Talk given on 1/15/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 19, 2006 Parinivana - Talk given in 2/19/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 2, 2006 A Single Drop of Rain - Talk given on 4/2/2006 Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 5, 2017 Hidden Harmony Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 5, 2017 Disturb our Complacency Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 27, 2017 Hyakujo Is Questioned by the Scholars Nikyu Robert Strickland Download
January 28, 2017 Blue Cliff Record Case 59 Joshu's "Why Don't You Quote to the End?" Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
December 18, 2016 Courage to be Dangerous Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 31, 2016 Being Here Now Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 23, 2016 The Blue Cliff Record, Case 57: Joshu's Where is Choice and Attachment Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
June 5, 2016 As I Wake Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 15, 2016 Blanche Hartman & The Old Woman Who Burns Down The Hermitage Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 6, 2016 Sangha Returning To One Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 20, 2016 Shuffling Along In The Mud Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 21, 2016 Be Yourself Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 31, 2016 The Courage to Drop It Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
October 17, 2015 Hekiganroku Case 54: Ummon Stretches Out His Hands Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
November 15, 2015 From Hatred to Love Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
October 21, 2013 Hekiganroku Case 45: Joshu's Seven Pound Hempen Shirt Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 19, 2015 Light Comes Through Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 27, 2014 Hekiganroku Case 47: Ummon's Beyond The Six Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 8, 2015 The Iron Flute Case 31: Isan Summons Two Monks Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 27, 2013 Hekiganroku Case 44: Kasan's Beating The Drum Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 11, 2014 Hekiganroku Case 46: Kyosei's Voice Of The Raindrops Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 26, 2014 Hekiganroku Case 48: O Taifu And The Tea Ceremony Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 1, 2015 Awakening In The Dream Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
October 14, 2014 Hekiganroku: Case 49 The Golden Carp Has Passed Through The Net Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 2, 2015 Why Practice Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 5, 2014 Silence Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 17, 2013 Taking Refuge In Freedom Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 3, 2013 Every Day Is A Good Day Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 16, 2014 Parinirvana Mind Training Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 25, 2008 Hekiganroku: Case 13, Haryo's Snow in the Silver Bowl (Part 2) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 24, 2008 Hekiganroku: Case 13, Haryo's Snow in the Silver Bowl (Part 1) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 13, 2008 Hekiganroku: Case 12, Tozan's Masagin Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 12, 2008 Hekiganroku: Case 11, Obaku's Gobblers of Dregs Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 12, 2008 Hekiganroku: Case 11, Obaku's Gobblers Of Dregs Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 21, 2012 Hekiganroku: Case 39, Ummon's Kayakuran (Part II) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 20, 2012 Hekiganroku: Case 39, Ummon's Kayakuran (Part I) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 28, 2012 Hekiganroku: Case 38, Fuketsu and the Dharma Seal Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 20, 2012 Unity in Detail Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 5, 2012 Scooping the Water Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 19, 2012 Become the Link You Are Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
November 20, 2011 Shifting the Energy Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 4, 2012 Saying OK! To Our Lives Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 10, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 11, Joshu Examines the Hermits Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 8, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 10, Seizei Is Utterly Destitute Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 8, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 9, Daitsu Chisho Buddha Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 6, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 8, Keichu The Wheelmaker Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 4, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 7, Joshu's Wash Your Bowls Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 2, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 6, The Buddha Holds Up A Flower Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
October 22, 2011 Hekiganroku: Case 36, Wandering the Mountain (Part 2) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
October 21, 2011 Hekiganroku: Case 36, Wandering the Mountain (Part 1) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
March 12, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 5, Kyogen's Man Up A Tree Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
June 20, 2010 Initiating Forgivness Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 16, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 3, Gutei Raises A Finger Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
April 16, 2011 Hekiganroku: Case 34, You Have Not Visited Rozan Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
July 17, 2011 Opening To Our Vulnerability Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 15, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 2, Hyakujo's Fox Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
May 1, 2011 Bodhicitta Training Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
August 21, 2011 The Eightfold Path Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
June 19, 2011 Crossing The Line Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 14, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 1, Joshu's Mu (Part 2 of 2) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 13, 2011 Mumonkan: Case 1, Joshu's Mu (Part 1 of 2) Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
August 29, 2010 Intuitive Wisdom Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
February 20, 2011 Cessation: Dissolving the Protective Walls Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
January 12, 2008 Hekiganroku: Case 10, Bokushu's Cheating Phony Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download
September 19, 2010 Deep Introspection Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat Download