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The Big Mind Zen Media Archive is the culmination of a project started in the 1970's and finally digitized, catalogued, and presented here. It has taken thousands of hours of devoted and skillful efforts by generations of Zen students, and many thousands of dollars, to bring it to life.
New material is being added every week from our ongoing schedule of classes.
The Archive currently consists of over 3,600 Audio and Video recordings of Zen Talks and Big Mind Zen sessions, including talks not only by Genpo Roshi but also many other teachers in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, founder of the Los Angeles Zen Center. It provides a unique record of the history of Kanzeon Sangha, and an invaluable resource for current and future Zen students.
Total access to this Archive is one of the many benefits of being in one of our Membership programs. Besides access to all this material you can participate in many of our ongoing classes for free as a member. To see all the benefits of membership click below.
Audio Dharma Talks
To Study the Self Video Series
Volume 1 Big Mind Big Heart Revealed
Volume 2 The Path of the Human Being
Volume 3 Awakened by the 10,000 Dharmas
Volume 4 From Student to Master
Volume 5 Masculine & Feminine Energies
Volume 6 The Teachings of Bodhidharma
Interviews with Genpo Roshi
Featured Interviewers are:
Facilitator Training Recordings
Over 150 Facilitator Training Sessions recorded from 2015 to 2021.
These recordings are accessible only by Certified Big Mind Zen Facilitators for training purposes.For further information on our Big Mind Zen Facilitator Training Program click here.
Tips for using the audio/video player.
Finding a talk: You will see that the talks are arranged as either Audio or Video by Year. Many of the talks have been grouped together in the box called Special Collections. The talks are sorted by date as Year/Month/Day. Example: 20070321 was recorded on March 21,2007. There are a series of control icons along the bottom that will allow you to start/stop, expand the video to full screen, adjust the volume, and with the settings button ( the "hexagon with a circle inside" icon) adjust the playback speed or turn on subtitles.
Search function: Each yearly or special collection has a search function for all the recordings in that specific collection. The search tool is very powerful and actually searches the entire transcript of each audio and video file as well as the titles and dates. Experiment with the Search function and see what you find!
2023 Video Recordings by Member Group
Introduction to Zen Classes
Genpo Roshi Sunday Talks
Kanzeon Zen Center Video Talks