These talks are given regularly by Kurt Spellmeyer, Kankan Roshi. Kankan Roshi has practiced Zen meditation for over 34 years. He directs the Cold Mountain Sangha at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey Instructions on how to download or listen are at the bottom of the page.
DateName/Audio LinkPDFHTML
1/2 Day Sit
Saturday, February 13, 2010Gutei Raises a Finger..
Saturday, January 30, 2010Banzan's "Three Worlds, No Dharma"..
Saturday, January 9, 2010Joshu's "The Real Way Is Not Difficult"..
Saturday, December 26, 2009A Non-Buddhist Philosopher Questions the Buddha..
Saturday,December 12, 2009Bodhidharma's Mind-Pacifying..
Saturday, November 28, 2009Deshan's 'Completion of Study'..
Saturday, October 3, 2009Kyosei's 'Voice of the Raindrops'..
Saturday, October 17, 2009Vimalakirti's 'Nonduality'..
Saturday, October 3, 2009The Six Patriarch's 'Your Mind Moves'..
Saturday, August 8, 2009Seijo's Soul Separated..
Saturday, July 25, 2009Kempo's One Road..
Saturday, July 11, 2009The Buddha Holds Out a Flower..
Saturday, June 27, 2009Suigan's Eyebrows..
Saturday, June 13, 2009The Buddha Holds Out a Flower..
Saturday, May 16, 2009Linji's "True Person"..
Saturday, May 02, 2009Bokushu's "Empty-headed Fool"..
Saturday, April 18, 2009Ummon's "A Sesame Bun"..
Saturday, April 04, 2009Ryutetsuma the Old Female Buffulo..
Saturday, March 14, 2009Zhaozhou's "Cypress Tree"..
Saturday, February 14, 2009Zuigan Calls His Master..
Saturday, January 31, 2009Chinso Shosho Comes to Visit Shifuku..
Saturday, December 20, 2008Banzan's "Three Worlds, No Dharma"..
Saturday, December 06, 2008The Sixth Patriarch's "Your Mind Moves"..
Saturday, November 08, 2008Xuansha Comes to the District"..
Saturday, October 18, 2008Joshu's Four Gates..
Saturday, October 04, 2008Ummon's Staff Becoming a Dragon..
Saturday, September 06, 2008Joshu's "A Big Radish"..
Saturday, August 09, 2008Gutei's One-Finger Zen..
Saturday, July 26, 2008Kyozan Asks Sansha's Name..
Saturday, July 12, 2008Master Ma is Unwell..
Saturday, June 28, 2008Nanyang's 'Water Pitcher'..
Saturday, May 17, 2008Hôen's "Who Is He?"..
Saturday, May 03, 2008Jiufeng's "Head and Tail"..
Saturday, April 19, 2008Ruiyan's "Constant Principle..
Saturday, April 05, 2008Mi Hu's "Enlightenment or Not?"..
Saturday, March 15, 2008Joshu's 'I Alone Am Holy Throughout Heaven and Earth'..
Saturday, March 01, 2008Ryutan Blows Out the Candle..
Saturday, February 16, 2008Bokushu's "Empty-headed Fool"..
Saturday, February 02, 2008Ummon's "One Treasure"..
Saturday, January 12, 2008Shuzan's Shippei..
Saturday, December 29, 2007Ganto Laughed Loudly..
Saturday, December 29, 2007Heart Sutra for Stacy..
Saturday, December 15, 2007The Master of Rengehô's Staff..
Saturday, December 01, 2007Jo Joza Stands Still..
Saturday, November 03, 2007Yunen's 3 Day's..
Saturday, October 13, 2007A Non-Buddhist Philosopher Questions the Buddha..
Saturday, September 29, 2007Joshu's Stone Bridge..
Saturday, September 15, 2007When The Bell Sounds..
Saturday, September 01, 2007The Man of Great Strength..
Saturday, August 11, 2007Nansen Cuts The Cat In Two..
Saturday, July 28, 2007The East Mountain Walks on Water..
Saturday, July 14, 2007Sanscho's 'The Golden Carp out of the Net'..
Saturday, June 16, 2007Nansen's 'This Flower' ..
Monday, May 14, 2007Bodhisattvas in the Bath..
Saturday, April 28, 2007Nansen Cuts the Cat in Two..
Saturday, April 14, 2007Banzan's "Three Worlds, No Dharma"..
Saturday, March 31, 2007Ching Ch'ing's Sound of Raindrops..
Saturday, March 10, 2007Kyozan's Dream..
Saturday, February 24, 2007Kyogen's 'Man up in a tree'..
Saturday, February 10, 2007Ruyan's "Constant Principle"..
Saturday, January 27, 2007Jianfeng's "One"..
Saturday, December 30, 2006Guishan's "Active Consciousness"..
Saturday, December 16, 2006Sansheng's "Golden Fish"..
Saturday, December 02, 2006Yunmen's "Sumeru"..
Saturday, November 18, 2006Zhaozhou's "Cypress Tree"..
Saturday, November 04, 2006Deshan's "Completion of Study"..
Saturday, October 07, 2006Yangshan Points to Snow..
Saturday, September 09, 2006Yunyan's "Great Compassion"..
Saturday, August 12, 2006Caoshan's Fulfillment of Filial Piety..
Saturday, July 29, 2006Nansen's "Not Mind, Not Buddha, Not Things"..
Saturday, July 15, 2006Linji's "One Stroke"..
Saturday, July 01, 2006Hyakujo's Fox..
Saturday, June 17, 2006Attendent Huo Passes Tea..
Saturday, May 13, 2006The Flower Ornament Scripture's Wisdom..
Saturday, April 29, 2006Qingyuan and the Price of Rice..
Saturday, April 15, 2006Daizui's "It will be gone with the Other"..
Saturday, February 25, 2006Hyakujo's Fox..
Saturday, February 11, 2006Two Monks Roll up the Blinds..
Saturday, January 28, 2006The Man Of Great Strength..
Saturday, December 31, 2005The Girl Comes Out Of Samadhi..
Saturday, November 26, 2005Dongshan's "Always Close"..
Saturday, October 29, 2005Chimon's "Lotus Flower Lotus Leaves"..
Saturday, September 17, 2005Tokusan Holds His Bowls..
Saturday, September 03, 2005A buffalo passes the window..
Saturday, August 13, 2005Transmission of the Lamp..
Saturday, July 30, 2005Ummon's Staff Becomes a Dragon..
Saturday, June 18, 2005Kempo's One Road..
Saturday, May 14, 2005Joshu Investigates an Old Woman..
Saturday, April 30, 2005A Non-Buddhist Philosopher Questions the Buddha..
Saturday, April 16, 2005Ukyu's Unfair Blows .X
Saturday, April 02, 2005Hyakujo and a Wild DuckXX
5 or 7 Day Sesshin
2010 Winter Sesshin
Sunday,January 17, 2010Hogens You Are Echo..
Saturday, January 16, 2010Nanyang's 'Water Pitcher'..
Friday, January 15, 2010Kyozan's 'You Have Not Visited Rozan'>/a>..
Thursday January 14, 2010Tokusan Holds His Bowls..
Wednesday January 13, 2010Yanhshans's 'Mind and Environment'..
2009 Fall Sesshin
Sunday, November 1, 2009Proceed On from the Top of the Pole..
Saturday, October 31, 2009Zhongyi's Monkey..
Friday, October 30, 2009Nanquan's "Cows"..
Thursday, January 28, 2009'Yes is Yes', 'No is No..
2009 Late Summer Sesshin
Sunday, August 23, 2009Tipping over a water bottle..
Saturday, August 22, 2009Joshu's Oak Tree..
Friday, August 21, 2009Hyakujo and a Wild Duck..
Thursday, August 20, 2009Master Ma Is Unwell..
Wednesday, August 19, 2009Lingi's "True Man" ..
2009 May Sesshin
Sunday, May 31, 2009Hyakujo's Fox..
Saturday, May 30, 2009Nansen's "Not Mind, Not Buddha, Not Things"..
Friday, May 29, 2009Joshu's "Four Gates"..
Thursday, May 28, 2009Bodhidharma's Mind Pacifying"..
Wednesday, May 27, 2009Kyogen's "Man Up in a Tree"..
Tuesday, May 26, 2009Tosu and "Every Voice is the Buddha's Voice"..
Wednesday, May 25, 2009Ummon's "One Treasure"..
2009 March Sesshin
Sunday, March 22, 2009Zuigan Calls His Master..
Saturday, March 21, 2009Basô's Staff..
Friday, March 20, 2009Ummon's "Particle After Particle's Samadhi"..
Thursday, March 19, 2009Luoshans's "Arising and Vanishing"..
Wednesday, March 18, 2009Jinshan Asks About Nature..
2009 Winter Sesshin
Sunday, January 18, 2009Yumen's "Sumeru"..
Saturday, January 17, 2009The Man of Great Strength..
Friday, January 16, 2009Yangshan's "Mind and Environment"..
Thursday, January 15, 2009Ô Taifu and the Tea Ceromony..
Wednesday, January 14, 2009Bodhidharma's "Emptiness"..
Tuesday, January 13, 2009Linji's "Blind Ass"..
Monday, January 12, 2009Yangshan's "Mind and Environment"..
2008 Fall Sesshin
Sunday, October 26, 2008Jackie and Alex Ordination Ceremony..
Sunday, October 26, 2008Dizaang's "Nearness"..
Saturday, October 25, 2008Gutei's One-Finger Zen..
Friday, October 24, 2008A Buffalo Passes the Window..
Thursday, October 23, 2008Kasan's "Beating the Drum"..
Wednesday, October 22, 2008Think Neither Good Nor Evil..
2008 Summer Sesshin
Sunday, August 24, 2008Kyôsel's Instruction on Pecking and Tapping..
Saturday, August 23, 2008Dasui's "Aeonic Fire"..
Friday, August 22, 2008Bokushû's "Empty-headed Fool"..
Thursday, August 21, 2008Bodhidharma's Mind-Pacifying..
Wednesday, August 20, 2008Jianfeng's "One"..
2008 Spring Sesshin
Sunday, June 01, 2008Ummon's Staff Becoming a Dragon..
Saturday, May 31, 2008Ummon's 'Kanshiketsu'..
Friday, May 30, 2008Fengxue's 'Golden Fish'..
Thursday, May 29, 2008Dasui's 'Aeonic Fire'..
Wednesday, May 28, 2008Jinshan Asks About Nature..
Tuesday, May 27, 2008Spiritual Uncle Mi and the Rabbit..
Monday, May 26, 2008Attendant Huo Passes Tea..
2008 March Sesshin
Sunday, March 23, 2008The Golden Carp out of the Net..
Saturday, March 22, 2008Ryûtetsuma the Old Female Buffalo..
Friday, March 21, 2008Jôshû and the Great Death..
Thursday, March 20, 2008Chinsô Shôsho Comes to Visit Shifuku..
Wednesday, March 19, 2008Seppô's Turtle-nosed Snake..
2008 Winter Sesshin
Sunday, January 20, 2008Ryûge Asks Suibi and Rinzai..
Saturday, January 19, 2008Proceed On from the Top of the Pole..
Friday, January 18, 2008Kempo's One eRoad ..
Thursday, January 17, 2008Hogen's "You are Echo" ..
Wednesday, January 16, 2008Suigan's Eyebrows ..
Tuesday, January 15, 2008Unmon's Staff Becoming a Dragon ..
Monday, January 14, 2008Bokushu's "Empty Headed Fool" ..
2007 October Sesshin
Wednesday, October 24, 2007Gary's Ordination Ceremony..
Wednesday, October 24, 2007Bodhidharma's Mind-Pacifying..
Tuesday, October 23, 2007Proceed On From The Top of the Pole..
Monday, October 22, 2007Joshu Investigates an Old Woman..
Sunday, October 21, 2007Jôshû's "A Big Radish"..
Saturday, October 20, 2007Kempo's One Road..
2007 - Summer Sesshin
Wednesday, August 22, 2007Jôshû's "Mu"..
Tuesday, August 21, 2007Nansen's "Ordinary Mind Is the Way"..
Monday, August 20, 2007Sanshô's "The Golden Carp out of the Net"..
Sunday, August 19, 2007Hyakujô's Fox..
Saturday, August 18, 2007Suigan's Eyebrows..
2007 - May - June Sesshin
Sunday, June 03, 2007Ugan's 'Do You Have Them or Not' ..
Saturday, June 02, 2007Jo Joza Stands Still ..
Friday, June 01, 2007Hyakujo Sits on the Great Sublime Peak ..
Thursday, May 31, 2007Seppo's 'What is This' ..
Wednesday, May 30, 2007Jinshan Asks About Nature ..
Tuesday, May 29, 2007Fayan's 'Boat or Land' ..
2007 March Sesshin
Sunday, March 18, 2007Ching Ch'ing's Man in the Weeds..
Saturday, March 17, 2007Chao Chou's Four Gates..
Friday, March 16, 2007Master Ma is Unwell..
Thursday, March 15, 2007San Sheng's Golden Fish Passes through the Net..
Wednesday, March 14, 2007Joshu's The Real Way is not Difficult'..
2007 - Winter Sesshin
Sunday, January 14, 2007Nanquan's "Cows"..
Saturday, January 13, 2007Nanquan's "Peony"..
Friday, January 12, 2007Xuansha Comes to the District..
Thursday, January 11, 2007Shoushan's "New Bride"..
Wednesday, January 10, 2007Yunmens Pillars..
Tuesday, January 09, 2007Luoshan's "Arising and Vanishing"..
Monday, January 08, 2007Luzu Faces the Wall..
2006 - Fall Sesshin
Sunday, October 22, 2006Luoshan's "Arising and Vanishing"..
Saturday, October 21, 2006Invitation of the Patriarch to Eastern India..
Friday, October 20, 2006Bodhidharma's "Emptiness"..
Thursday, October 19, 2006Spiritual Uncle Mi and the Rabbit..
Wednesday, October 18, 2006Luzu's Not Understanding..
2006 - Summer Sesshin
Sunday, August 27, 2006Fayan's "Boat or Land"..
Saturday, August 26, 2006Luoshan's "Arising and Vanishing"..
Friday, August 25, 2006Fayan's "Hairsbreadth"..
Thursday, August 24, 2006Shoushan's "New Bride"..
Ordaining a Priest
Sunday, June 04, 2006Heart Sutra..
Sunday, June 04, 2006Chia-ju's Ordination Ceremony..
Spring 2006 Sesshin
Sunday, June 04, 2006Sushan's "Existence and Nonexistence"..
Saturday, June 03, 2006Guishan's "Active Consciousness"..
Friday, June 02, 2006Linji's "Blind Ass"..
Thursday, June 01, 2006Dizang Planting the Fields..
Wednesday, May 31, 2006Zhongyi's "Monkey"..
2006 - Winter Sesshin
Sunday, January 15, 2006Gutei's "One Finger Zen"..
Saturday, January 14, 2006Seijo's "Soul Separated"..
Friday, January 13, 2006Bokushu's "Empty-Headed Fool"..
Thursday, January 12, 2006The Western Barbarian with No Beard..
Wednesday, January 11, 2006Joshu's "No Justification"..
Tuesday, January 10, 2006Joshu's "The Real Way is not Difficult"..
Monday, January 09, 2006Joshu's "Four Gates"..
2005 - Fall Sesshin
Wednesday, October 19, 2005Yuima's "The Gate to the One and Only"..
Tuesday, October 18, 2005Ummon's Staff Becoming a Dragon..
Monday, October 17, 2005Joshu's "A Newborn Baby"..
Sunday, October 16, 2005Nansen Cuts the Cat in Two..
Saturday, October 15, 2005How long does it take?..
2005 - Mid Summer Sesshin
Sunday, August 21, 2005Tairyu's "Indestructable Dharma Body"..
Saturday, August 20, 2005Kingyu Osho and the Rice Pail..
Friday, August 19, 2005Nansen draws a circle..
Thursday, August 18, 2005Ryuge Asks Suibi and Rinzai..
Wednesday, August 17, 2005Emperor Shukuso Asks about the Style of the Pagoda..
2005 - Late Spring Sesshin - Back to Basics
Sunday, June 05, 2005Bodhidharma's Mind-Pacifying..
Saturday, June 04, 2005The Girl comes out of Samadhi..
Friday, June 03, 2005Hofuku Point to Myohocho..
Thursday, June 02, 2005Jo Joza Stands Still..
Wednesday, June 01, 2005Gutei's One-Finger Zen..
2005 - Early Spring Sesshin
Saturday, March 19, 2005Tipping Over a Water Bottle..
Friday, March 18, 2005Mayoku Comes to ShokeiXX
Thursday, March 17, 2005Tozan's Three Pounds Of Flax..
Wednesday, March 16, 2005Tokusan Holds His Bowls..
Tuesday, March 15, 2005Joshu's "Wash Your Bowl"..
Buddhist Sutra Recitations
Monday, January 01, 2007Noble Search..
Monday, January 01, 2007Kalama Sutra..
You'll need to do this on a PC that has broadband or cable access to the Internet.The best way to listen is to 'right click' on each link and choose to 'save' or 'download' each file to your hard drive (approximately 40 mb each). Otherwise, you can just simply click each day's link to hear the talks.