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Jul 9, 2021

Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk about turning towards conflict and tension. The texts are from the Diamond and Vimilakirti Sutras. (July 8, 2021)


Jun 20, 2021

Julie Nelson speaks about what in our Zen practice is really essential. The text is the Vimilakirti Sutra. (June 19, 2021)


Jun 16, 2021

Julie Nelson speaks about some (often confusing) aspects of our Zen practice: In this case, samadhi (a blissful mind state), kensho (a.k.a. satori, enlightenment), and cultivating a Zen life. What are samadhi and kensho? Are they goals, means to a goal, or something else? How do we express the Dharma in our lives? (June...


Jun 11, 2021

Julie Nelson gives an encouragement talk based on a reading by Keizan Jokin (from the GBZC Sutra Book, 2019 edition). May 13, 2021


May 19, 2021

Julie Nelson speaks about some basic aspects of our Zen practice together here at GBZC: In this case, chanting the sutras. Why do we chant? How do they variously express the Dharma? What are some unsettled issues? The text is the GBZC Sutra Book (2019 edition). (May 11, 2021) (Does not include a Dharma Dialog.)