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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 Oswin Hollenbeck

Reverend Master Kodo Kay

Reverend Master Hubert Nearman

Reverend Master Ando Mueller


Reverend Master Astor Douglas

Reverend Master Scholastica Hicks

Rev. Master Serena Seidner

Reverend Vivian Gruenenfelder


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 Sacristan and Chief Monastic Instructor. A selection of his talks is available below.


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 Guestmaster. Rev. Master Shiko was responsible for Shasta Abbey Press, and has also served as Prior and Infirmarian. A selection of her talks is available below.
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. He has also served as Guestmaster and Chief Cook.
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
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. He is currently the Executive Secretary for the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives.
audio On Bodhisattvas
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 Prior. She has also served as Guestmaster, Chief Cook and Infirmarian. A selection of her talks is available below.
Format Topic/Title Select Date Length File Size
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 Hubert Nearman Dharma Talks by Reverend Master Hubert Nearman
Reverend Master Hubert is a Senior Disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. He was ordained a monk in 1988 and was transmitted by Rev. Master Jiyu in 1992. He has translated the Shobogenzo, as well as numerous scriptures and religious texts.
audio Mountains, Rivers and the Great Earth
Rev. Master Hubert Nearman
Listen/Download 10-12-03 49 min 16 MB
audio Impermanence
Rev. Master Hubert Nearman
Listen/Download 05-28-00 36 min 12 MB
audio On Renunciation
Rev. Master Hubert Nearman
Listen/Download 1998 35 min 12 MB
audio The Most Excellent Mirror - Samadhi
Rev. Master Hubert Nearman
Listen/Download no date 78 min 27 MB
audio The Eight Topsy-Turvy Views
Rev. Master Hubert Nearman
Listen/Download no date 36 min 12 MB
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 Chief Cook and Chief Precentor.
audio Awakening the Heart of the Bodhisattva Retreat
Rev. Master Ando Mueller
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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 Guestmaster.
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 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 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 an Abbey Sacristan and serves on the Shasta Abbey Ethics Refuge Committee.
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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