Dharma Talks given by Guiding Teacher Myozen Joan Amaral or Guest Teachers of the Zen Center North Shore
The Zen Center was established in 2012 to make the teachings and practice of meditation freely accessible to a a diverse population across the North Shore of Boston and regionally throughout New England. We offer ongoing opportunities for the study and practice of Soto Zen Buddhism. The foundation of the Zen Center is built on the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha's teachings.
Painting the Middle Way
Charlie Pokorny head priest of Stone Creek Zen Center in Northern California joins the sangha for a dharma talk on August 20, 2020
Keeping It Human: Dharma Conversation with David Chadwick
David Chadwick leads the Sangha in a discussion on his experience with Suzuki Roshi, preserving the teachings, Zen in the age of Covid-19 and his personal experience via Zoom from Bali on August 16th 2020
A True Person of No Rank
Hogetsu Laurie Belzer gives a Dharma Talk on August 2nd 2020
The Vertical and the Horizontal
Myozen Joan Amaral gives a Dharma Talk on July 26th 2020
One Dharma Series - Recognizing Others
Myozen Joan Amaral leads the group in a discussion and meditation exercises in class 2 of the "One Dharma" series on January 24th 2019
On the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Guest Teacher Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan offers the sangha dharma teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness from the body's point of view on July 19th 2020
Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan received training in Soto Zen practice as a resident of San Francisco Zen Center for 12 years, was ordained as a priest in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2010, and was Shuso (head monk) with Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts in 2014 at San Francisco Zen Center/Green Gulch Farm. She has been teaching yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1988, as well as co-leading Zen and Yoga retreats at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm since 2002. She is the Tanto (Head of Practice) at Brooklyn Zen Center.