Dharma Talks

Our teacher Guo Gu gives Dharma talks the first Monday of each month during regular Monday evening meeting times.

All of his talks are recorded and are made available for audio streaming.

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Starting September 2014, Guo Gu gave a series of  talks on topics related to life and practice.

 

Friend, Friendliness, and Friendship – Sep 01, 2014

 

Karma and Rebirth 1 – Oct 06, 2014

 

Karma and Rebirth 2 – Nov 03, 2014

 

Merit – Dec 01, 2014

 

Sex, Love, and Practice –  Jan 05, 2015

 

Work and Family – Feb 02, 2015

 

Dreams – Mar 02, 2015

 

Loneliness – Apr 06, 2015

 

Depression – May 04, 2015

 

Failures – Jun 01, 2015

 

Practicing and Awakening – Jul 06, 2015

 

Death and Dying –  Sep 07, 2015

 

Pain and Suffering – Oct 05, 2015

 

Fear and Anxiety – Nov 02, 2015

 

Joy and Happiness – Dec 07, 2015

 

Awakening – Jan 11, 2016

 

Transitions – Feb 01, 2016

 

Questions – Mar 07, 2016

A collection of talks by Guo Gu on the topic, Loving Kindness – All given at the Tallahassee Chan Center.

Loving Kindness Meditation – On Jan 11, 2016

 

Loving Kindness and Healing – On June 29, 2015

 

Loving Kindness – On Mar 30, 2015

 

The Power of Love and the Practice of Loving Kindness – On Feb 14, 2011

These two talks are Guo Gu’s commentaries on Chan Master Changlu Zongze’s (12th c.) Procedures of Seated Meditation (Zuochan yi) on August 13 and 14, 2011 at the Lido Zendo.

 

Talk One

 

Talk Two

Since 2009, Guo Gu has given various individual talks – circumstantial or otherwise. (** How should we phrase this***?)

 

“Peace in Every Step: A talk on the Martin Luther King Holiday Observance” – January 18, 2010 at Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

 

The meaning and practice of gong’an (koan) – April 7, 2012 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

 

The history and practice of silent illumination (mozhao) -March 5, 2012 at theTallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL. An edited version of the talk was published in Buddhadharma magazine in the winter of 2012. *** Add article PDF to new site, and replace link ***

 

Venerable Dhammadipa’s talk on “The Path of Serenity” – November 9, 2012 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

 

“A Buddhist Response to the Newtown, CT Shooting” – December 17, 2012 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

 

“Teacher – Student Relationship” – February 18, 2013 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

 

“Inquiry on the Genesis and Practice of Silent Illumination” – November 11, 2013 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

 

Talk on The Lotus Sutra – August 04, 2014 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

 

“Who is a Bodhisattva?” April 04, 2016 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

A period of guided relaxation, a 25-minute sitting meditation, and post-meditation self-massage

Two classes on how to chant and one recording of chanting the liturgy. The liturgy can be downloaded here

Chanting Class One

 

Chanting Class Two

 

Chanting of the liturgy