Brahma Viharas: Equanimity

Brahma Viharas: Equanimity

Final talk on the Brahma Vihara’s that include kindness, compassion and joy and equanimity. Seido talks about how the mind of equanimity, rooted in the deepest wisdom, is essential for the other three to fully function. Talk explores what is in the way of a...
Brahma Vihara: Appreciative Joy

Brahma Vihara: Appreciative Joy

In this third talk of a four part series, Seido calls attention to the presence and necessity of tending simple joys in daily life and how this kindles the heart to find joy in the happiness of others. The Brahma Viharas or “Heavenly Abodes” include...
Brahma Viharas: Compassion

Brahma Viharas: Compassion

Seido talks about the centrality of compassion in Zen practice and how to generate compassion for oneself, a fundamental requirement to extending compassion to others. This is the second talk in a four part series on kindness, compassion, joy and...
Brahma Viharas: An Introduction

Brahma Viharas: An Introduction

Seido introduces June study of the classical teaching on how to cultivate an awakened heart called the Bhrama Viharas or Four Heavenly Abodes. These “divine dwelling places” include kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. Talk explores both the...
Zazen Series: Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Plus One

Zazen Series: Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Plus One

Seido talks about the four foundations of mindfulness as essential preparation for the realization of shikantaza. Included are samplings of practices contemplating the body, feeling tone, mind, and dharmas. Seido adds a fifth dimension of mindfulness to help...