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Dharma Talks by Senior Teachers of Buddhism
The Dharma is a many-faceted jewel. Each Senior Teacher listed here offers her or his experience in, and insight into, the Dharma in talks on a range of topics. You may select a teacher and go directly to the list of his or her Dharma talks, or scroll through all of the talks. When you find a talk that interests you select “Listen” to hear the Dharma talk, or on “Read” to open the pdf. To download the files, right click (control/click on Mac) and select “Download Linked File”.

Teachers:


Reverend Master Jisho Perry

Reverend Master Shiko Rom

Reverend Master Chosei Swann

Reverend Master Meiko Jones

Reverend Master Oswin Hollenbeck

Reverend Master Kodo Kay

Reverend Master Ando Mueller


Reverend Master Astor Douglas

Reverend Master Scholastica Hicks

Reverend Master Serena Seidner


Reverend Vivian Gruenenfelder


Reverend Margaret Clyde

Reverend Amanda Robertson



RM Jisho Perry Dharma talks by Reverend Master Jisho Perry
Reverend Master Jisho Perry was ordained in 1971, transmitted the following year by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett and is one of her Senior Disciples. He established the Santa Barbara Buddhist Priory and Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple on her behalf. He spent more than half of his 39 years as a monk in those temples. He has been a member of the Shasta Abbey community since 2001 and is currently Guestmaster and Chief Monastic Instructor.


audio Honoring Kshtigarbha
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 07-31-16 32 min 11 MB
audio Letting the Self Dissolve
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 04-10-16 21 min 7 MB
audio Reflections on Karma and Rebirth
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 08-02-15 36 min 13 MB
audio Reflections on the Scripture of the Buddha's Last Teachings
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 02-15-15 37 min 13 MB
audio Changing Perceptions
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 07-13-14 43 min 15 MB
audio Nemesis Dragon
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 04-20-14 27 min 9 MB
audio Renunciation
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 02-09-14 22 min 10 MB
audio The Bodhisattva Mind
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 10-27-13 32 min 11 MB
audio Patience As Inclusiveness
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 09-08-13 32 min 11 MB
audio Looking Inward
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 06-16-13 34 min 12 MB
audio The Purpose For Living
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 03-03-13 33 min 12 MB
audio Hindrances In Meditation
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 12-23-12 43 min 15 MB
audio Looking At What The Mind Really Is
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 10-07-12 36 min 12 MB
audio The Teachings of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett:
In Gratitude
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 06-20-12 46 min 15 MB
audio Avalokiteshwara Festival: An Untitled Poem
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 06-10-12 29 min 10 MB
audio Religious Practice
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 12-11-11 36 min 12 MB

Series: The Surangama Sutra
Rev. Master Jisho Perry

Link to
List of Talks
08-21 to
08-27-11
7 Talks Available
audio On The Scripture of the Buddha's Last Teaching
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 02-13-11 31 min 11 MB
audio Reflections on Founder's Day
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 11-01-10 15 min 5 MB
audio What Isn't Born and What is Reborn
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 05-30-10 31 min 11 MB
audio Endarkenment
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 11-23-08 50 min 17 MB
audio Reflections of the Litany of Bodhidharma
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 10-05-08 32 min 11 MB
audio Reflections on Bodhidharma Bodhisattva
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 10-08-06 45 min 15 MB
audio On Cleansing Karma
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 06-25-06 60 min 20 MB
audio Our Spiritual Purpose
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 03-12-06 58 min 20 MB
audio Learning to Listen
Rev. Master Jisho Perry
Listen/Download 08-11-05 45 min 15 MB
RM Shiko Rom Dharma talks by Reverend Master Shiko Rom
Reverend Master Shiko is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. She was ordained a monk in 1973 and was transmitted by Rev. Master Jiyu in 1976. She is currently head of Shasta Abbey Press.
audio Great Grief
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 12-13-15 42 min 15 MB
audio What Is A Disability?
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 09-13-15 37 min 13 MB
audio Faith, Doubt, Trust
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 05-10-15 45 min 16 MB
audio Buddhist Martyrs, Stillness Within Difficulties
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 11-23-14 45 min 16 MB
audio Challenging Our Karmic Tendencies
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 06-01-13 44 min 16 MB
audio Trusting The Unknown
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 11-24-13 47 min 17 MB
Series: The Life And Teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha Retreat Talks
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Link to
List of Talks
08-18 to
08-25-13
7 Talks Available
audio The Birth of Shakymuni Brought the Sun of Hope to a World of Darkness...
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 04-14-13 41 min 14 MB
audio The Conceit of "I"
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 10-14-12 32 min 11 MB
audio The Teachings of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett:
A True Master
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 06-22-12 54 min 18 MB
audio Letting Go
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 04-22-12 44 min 15 MB
audio How Training Liberates Us From Suffering
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 10-16-11 46 min 16 MB
audio The Heart of Manjusri
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 04-10-11 37 min 13 MB
audio

Perseverance, the Great Ocean of Meditation
and Asking for Help
Rev. Master Shiko Rom

Listen/Download 08-29-10 31 min 10 MB
audio Reflection on Segaki
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 09-24-06 43 min 15 MB
audio Being Content with One's Own Training
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 10-22-03 50 min 17 MB
audio The Mealitime Ceremonial
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 04-15-00 50 min 17 MB
audio Growing Faith Throught Perseverance
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 07-25-99 50 min 7 MB
audio The Koan of Anger
Rev. Master Shiko Rom
Listen/Download 04-21-99 43 min 16 MB
RM Chosei Swann Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Chosei Swann
Reverend Master Chosei is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. He was ordained a monk in 1974 and was transmitted by Rev. Master Jiyu in 1976. He is currently Extern Sacristan and Meditation Hall Director.
audio Founder's Day
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 11-01-15 36 min 13 MB
audio Change
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 08-30-15 46 min 16 MB
audio Achalanatha
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 04-19-15 51 min 18 MB
audio Seated Meditation
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 03-17-13 56 min 19 MB
audio Things Arising and Passing Away
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 06-17-12 47 min 16 MB
audio Memorial Day
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 05-27-12 49 min 17 MB
audio Making Resolves
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 10-02-11 53 min 18 MB
audio Talking
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 09-25-11 58 min 20 MB
audio The Noble Eightfold Path
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 06-19-11 64 min 20 MB
audio Samantabhadra
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 02-27-11 52 min 18 MB
audio On Kshtigarbha
Rev. Master Chosei Swann
Listen/Download 08-01-10 54 min 18 MB
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  Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Meiko Jones
Reverend Master Meiko Jones is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. She was ordained in 1984 and was transmitted by Rev. Master Jiyu in 1989. She served as Prior of the Portland Buddhist Priory from 1997 til 2015 when she returned to Shsta Abbey. She currently serves as Abbey Sacristan.
audio Radical Inclusion
Rev. Master Meiko Jones
Listen/Download 07-03-16 40 min 14 MB
audio Training With The Self
Rev. Master Meiko Jones
Listen/Download 04-08-12 39 min 13 MB
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RM Oswin Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Reverend Master Oswin Hollenbeck is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. He was ordained in 1984 and was transmitted by Rev. Master Jiyu in 1990. He is currently the Executive Secretary for the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives.
audio Cultivating the Four Noble Truths
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 06-12-16 48 min 17 MB
audio Bowing Reveals the Source of Luminosity
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 12-27-15 47 min 17 MB
audio Dogen and Our Tradition's Practice of Scriptures
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 08-02-15 33 min 11 MB
Series: Jewels of the Shobogenzo Retreat Dharma Talks
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck


Link to
List of Talks
07-07-15 to
07-13-15
6 Talks, Retreat Booklet and Shushogi Ceremony Available
audio Bodhisattvas in Soto Zen
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 08-10-14 41 min 15 MB
audio The Buddha's Birth: A Legend?
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 04-13-14 37 min 13 MB
audio The Art of Ceremony
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 01-01-14 45 min 16 MB
audio Bodhidharma and the Dharma-Nature
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 10-06-13 59 min 21 MB
audio Merit is Just a Word Until You Give It Away
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 05-26-13 46 min 16 MB
audio Undertaking Great Compassion Without Delay
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 11-18-12 52 min 19 MB
audio Stillness and Activity, Serenity and Reflection
Rev. Master Oswin Hollenbeck
Listen/Download 07-18-10 51 min 17 MB
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RM Kodo Kay Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Kodo Kay
Reverend Master Kodo is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. She was ordained a monk in 1985 and was transmitted by Rev. Master Jiyu in 1991. She is currently the Abbey's Infirmarian.
Format Topic/Title Select Date Length File Size
Series: The Offering Of Lay Training Retreat Dharma Talks
Rev. Master Kodo Kay

Link to
List of Talks
07-16-15 to
07-19-15
4 Talks Available
audio Thanks to Achalanatha
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 07-19-15 47 min 17 MB
audio Within All Darkness There Is Light
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 03-15-15 38 min 14 MB
audio Finding Common Ground
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 08-24-14 39 min 14 MB
audio No Effort Is Wasted
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 05-11-14 30 min 11 MB
audio The Offering of Lay Training
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 12-22-13 30 min 10 MB
audio The Recognition Ceremony In Daily Life
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 07-28-13 40 min 14 MB
audio Reflections Transfer of Merit and the Journey Home
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 02-03-13 40 min 14 MB
audio Spiritual Sustainability and the 5 Laws of the Universe
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 08-19-12 43 min 15 MB
audio The Teachings of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett:
Living in the World as if in the Sky: Lay Training
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 06-23-12 50 min 17 MB
audio Renunciation
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 02-05-12 30 min 10 MB
audio A Turn of the Head is the Other Shore
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 09-18-11 33 min 11 MB
audio Achalanatha the Immovable One
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 07-31-11 44 min 16 MB
audio The Lifeboat
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 03-13-11 27 min 9 MB
audio When the Opposites Arise the Buddha Mind is Lost
Rev. Master Kodo Kay
Listen/Download 10-24-10 39 min 14 MB
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RM Ando Mueller Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Ando Mueller
Reverend Master Ando Mueller is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. She was ordained and transmitted by Rev. Master Jiyu in 1975. She is currently Guestmaster and Chief Precentor.
audio The Merit of the Precepts
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 03-06-16 31 min 11 MB
audio Equanimity At The Equinox
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 09-20-15 43 min 15 MB
audio On Being Content With the Peace of the Unborn
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 05-24-15 35 min 12 MB
audio Remembering the Way of Peace
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 11-16-14 34 min 12 MB
audio Awakening the Heart of the Bodhisattva Retreat
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Please click here for Retreat Dharma Talks
audio Spiritual Reflections On Memorial Day
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 05-25-14 48 min 17 MB
audio Trusting Our Original Nature: The Importance of Not Judging
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 11-17-13 50 min 18 MB
audio Gateways to the Path of Liberation
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 08-11-13 32 min 11 MB
audio The Teaching of the Parinirvana Ceremony
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 02-17-13 28 min 10 MB
audio In Loving Memory of Great Master Dogen
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 09-09-12 49 min 17 MB
audio The Teachings of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett:
Jewels from Reverend Master Jiyu's Dharma Treasury
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 06-21-12 73 min 25 MB
audio Awakening the Heart of Great Compassion
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 02-19-12 45 min 15 MB
audio Conversion of the Hungry Ghosts
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 10-30-11 43 min 15 MB
audio On the Spring Equinox: Opportunity for Change
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 03-20-11 42 min 14 MB
audio Buddhist Martyrs and Taiso Eka
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
Listen/Download 11-28-10 35 min 12 MB
Rev. Astor Douglas Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Astor Douglas
Reverend Master Astor Douglas is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. She was ordained in 1988. She has held numerous responsibilities at the monastery and is currently Chief Cook.
audio Meditation: Our Practice and History Retreat
Rev. Master Astor
Link to List
of Retreat Talks
August, 2016 - -
audio Finding Faith In Ourselves to Change Spiritually
Rev. Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 11-15-15 24 min 8 MB
audio Waking Up
Rev. Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 05-31-15 29 min 9 MB
audio Giving Oneself to the Moment and Doing What Needs to be Done
Rev. Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 10-19-14 21 min 7 MB
audio The Gateless Barrier
Rev. Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 05-04-14 20 min 7 MB
audio Finding Your Way Within the Way of the Buddhas
Rev. Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 11-10-13 33 min 11 MB
audio How To Receive Compassion
Rev.Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 06-09-13 29 min 10 MB
audio The Bridge
Rev.Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 12-16-12 29 min 10 MB
audio Reflections on Two Ideas
Rev.Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 07-08-12 30 min 10 MB
audio Meditation and Practice: Our Great Wish
Rev.Master Astor Douglas
Listen/Download 05-01-11 30 min 10 MB
Rev. Scholastica Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Scholastica Hicks
Reverend Master Scholastica Hicks is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. She was ordained in 1989 by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett.
audio Using the Three Pure Precepts to Dissolve the Self
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 08-14-16 37 min 13 MB
audio Our True Home: Here and Now
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 02-14-16 32 min 11 MB
audio Letting Go of Our Comfort Zones
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 09-27-15 40 min 14 MB
audio Gratitude and Karma
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 03-22-15 39 min 14 MB
audio Vows and Resolutions
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 12-21-14 43 min 15 MB
audio All-Acceptance and the Critical Mind
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 05-05-13 50 min 17 MB
audio An Eight Step Program for Letting Go
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 09-23-12 46 min 15 MB
audio Choosing to Walk on Uneven Ground
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 03-18-12 48 min 16 MB
audio Finding Joy
Rev. Master Scholastica Hicks
Listen/Download 11-14-10 41 min 14 MB

Reverend Serena Seldner

Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Serena Seidner
Reverend Serena Seidner was ordained a monk in 1998 by Rev. Master Eko Little. She is Shasta Abbey's Bursar and Assistant Novice Master.

audio Drop By Drop
Rev. Master Serena Seidner
Listen/Download 05-08-16 35 min 13 MB
audio Doubt
Rev.Master Serena Seidner
Listen/Download 07-05-15 42 min 15 MB
audio Searching For Safety
Rev.Master Serena Seidner
Listen/Download 09-07-14 38 min 14 MB
audio Contentment
Rev.Master Serena Seidner
Listen/Download 03-23-14 46 min 16 MB
audio Being Willing To Not Know
Rev. Master Serena Seidner
Listen/Download 10-20-13 35 min 12 MB
audio The Cessation of Suffering or Remember the Third Noble Truth
Rev. Master Serena Seidner
Listen/Download 05-12-13 35 min 12 MB
audio The Gift of Illness
Rev. Master Serena Seidner
Listen/Download 11-11-12 44 min 16 MB
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Rev. Vivian Gruenenfedler Dharma Talks by Reverend Vivian Gruenenfelder
Reverend Vivian Gruenenfelder was ordained a monk in 1998 by Rev. Master Eko Little. She is the Abbey Prior and serves on the Shasta Abbey Ethics Refuge Committee.
audio The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 05-01-16 41 min 15 MB
audio Home Is Where The Heart Is
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 10-04-15 26 min 9 MB
audio Zen and the Emotions
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 07-12-15 30 min 11 MB
audio The Whole Enchilada
Rev.Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 11-30-14 33 min 12 MB
audio Meditation: The Practice of Intimacy
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 06-22-14 26 min 9 MB
audio Relax And Enjoy The Life Of Training
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 03-16-14 32 min 11 MB
audio What Is A Buddhist Contemplative?
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 09-01-13 29 min 10 MB
audio Giving A Dharma Talk
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 07-07-13 26 min 9 MB
audio Great Doubt, Great Faith
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 08-05-12 32 min 11 MB
audio The Treasury of Radiant Light In Our Own Hearts
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfeder
Listen/Download 07-28-12 30 min 10 MB
audio Space: Synonym for Enlightenment
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder
Listen/Download 11-27-11 53 min 18 MB
audio

Prajnaparamita
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder

Listen/Download 10-27-11 40 min 14 MB
audio

Avalokiteshwara
Rev. Vivian Gruenenfelder

Listen/Download 10-27-11 33 min 11 MB
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audio What To Do?
Rev. Margaret Clyde
Listen/Download 05-22-16 39 min 14 MB
audio A Practice of Awakening
Rev. Margaret Clyde
Listen/Download 10-18-15 34 min 12 MB
audio The King of Vows
Rev. Margaret Clyde
Listen/Download 08-09-15 31 min 11 MB
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Rev. Vivian Gruenenfedler Dharma Talks by Rev. Amanda Robertson
Reverend Amanda Robertson was ordained a monk in 2000 and was transmitted by Reverend Master Meian Elbert. She is the Assistant Bursar and serves on the Shasta Abbey Ethics Refuge Committee.
audio Respect
Rev. Amanda Robertson
Listen/Download 11-22-15 34 min 12 MB
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