The posts below include dharma talks offered at Stone Creek Zen Center. To listen to a talk, you can use the player embedded in each post by clicking on the play button which looks like this:
You can also download the mp3 file using the link highlighted in green using right click, “Save Link As…” on Windows, or on Macs, a two-finger click.
In addition to browsing these pages, you can navigate the collection of dharma talks (over 400 talks) using the functions in the right sidebar:
1. The “Dharma Talk Tag Cloud” can be used to select talks by topic or theme.
2. The “Dharma Talks Archive” can be used to find talks by date.
3. “Dharma Talk Speakers” can be used to select talks by a given speaker.
Dharma talk for October 8, 2017 by Myozen Barton Stone: The Sangha of All Beings
We have decided to postpone to a later date in light of the devastating impact of the fires on our community.
As Stone Creek celebrates the purchase of the building and land it occupies, we will come together to encounter Zen teachings and lay the foundations of our new gardens. The first part of the day we will look at the intersection of Zen practice and engagement in the physical world: sitting, taking up the Dharma, and looking at our path of practice on and as this Earth. After a picnic lunch, we will join together for a work afternoon. Families with little ones are welcome to join for lunch and the afternoon work day if preferred. BYO bag lunch. Suggested donation $40 for members, $60 for non-members.
We have decided to postpone to a later date in the fall in light of the devastating impact of the fires on our community.
As white practitioners in the U.S., we have been, and are, shaped by social, economic and other systems that benefit us at the expense of people of color. To the extent that we are unaware of this system of white privilege and racial conditioning, we are not free to make skillful choices about how to act within it. Rather, we unwittingly behave in ways that lead to suffering for ourselves, our fellow practitioners, our community and the larger society.
In this day of practice, guided meditation, self-reflection and dialog we will investigate our acculturated belief systems and how they serve as barriers to awakening, both our own and others’. We will explore ways of moving towards greater freedom and the opportunities for action that open as our minds become less encumbered by constructed identities.
BYO bag lunch. Suggested donation $40, Led by Crystal Johnson, Chris Fortin and Dojin Emerson.
A day to appreciate the people dear to us who have died, celebrate their lives and mourn our loss. Bring a photo or memento to put on the altar. Please arrive by 10 am for zazen, with the ceremony at 10:30 am.
8 am – noon
A morning of Zen practice in silence. Settle into the rhythm of sitting and walking, with a tea break. Led by Jisho and Korin. Fee $15 members/$25 non-members. Pre-registration is helpful.
Handcrafted treasures and gifts
Buddhas and Spiritual Practice Supplies
Delectable homemade jams and treats
Buddha’s Attic rummage sale
Books and antiques
At the Masonic Center
373 North Main Street, Sebastopol – just across from the Safeway
For more information: 707.829.1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A benefit for Stone Creek Zen Center
Dharma talk for September 24, 2017 by Dojin Sarah Emerson: Uncertainty
Dharma talk for September 17, 2017 by Burt Quinn: The Guest House
Edmee and Burt are hosting a weekly gathering that will offer zazen and discussion. We will explore how to stay curious and open when confronted with the stress of daily life and work. Please accept our invitation and “come as you are” to participate in zazen and an informal conversation about the impact of Zen in our lives.