The Big Mind Zen Media Archive

This 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.

The Archive consists of over 3,400 Audio and Video recordings of Zen Talks and Big Mind Zen sessions, including talks not only by Genpo Roshi but also his predecessors and successors — past, present and future — in the lineage. It provides a unique record of the history of the Kanzeon Sangha, and an invaluable resource for current and future Zen students.

Total access to the Archive is a benefit of being in one of our Membership programs, or as a participant in our One-Year Big Mind Zen Program or the Four-Year Four Yana Program. Your continued support via these programs ensure the continued availability and growth of this Archive in the future as we add new material.

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To Study the Self Video Series

"To Study the Self" is a 6 Volume series of Genpo Roshi's Big Mind Zen teachings filmed from 2004-2008 and contains over 35 hours of video. It has only been available on DVD until now. 

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

Multiple Interviews of Genpo Roshi over the years.

Featured Interviewers are:

Iain McNay

Kelly Carlin

Peter Marshall

Tom Amarque

Janean Strong

Michael Neill

Hale Dwoskin

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.

An Introduction to Zen

Special Collections

Genpo Roshi "How I Teach Sitting Meditation Now" (2021)

Zen Talks on Koans by Multiple Teachers

Introduction to Zen by Multiple Teachers

ZCLA 40th Anniversary Maezumi Roshi Tribute

1986 Genpo Roshi Fukanzazengi Series

1989 Genpo Roshi on Chogyam Trungpa's Books

1990's Questions and Answers

2004 Ameland Great Sangha Gathering

2005 Ottmar Liebert 2 Benefit Concerts for Kanzeon

2005 The Eight Awarenesses

2005 The Path of the Human Being

2005 Ameland Great Sangha Gathering

2006 Ameland Great Sangha Gathering 

2007 Ameland Great Sangha Gathering

2007 Ameland "Life is Beautiful" Teacher Interviews

2007 Two Guided Meditations

2008 Jung Platform presents Genpo Roshi and Big Mind

2008 Big Mind Month Long Retreat

2010 Ameland Great Sangha Gathering

2010 Rohatsu Retreat SLC

2010 The Dusseldorf Workshop Sessions

2011 Spring Big Mind Conference

2015 Genpo Roshi in Germany: 2-Day Workshop

2017 Non-Zen Series with Genpo Roshi

2018 Identity of Relative & Absolute Retreat

2019 Avalokitesvara Retreat

2019 The Supreme Way Retreat

2020 Quarantine Your Self with Genpo Roshi

2020 Four Yana Program Year 1 Hinayana

2021 One Year Program Year 1

2021 Four Yana Program Year 2 Buddhayana

2021 Mindfulness & Zen Workshop


2021 The Great Masters Workshop


2021 Big Mind & The Masters Workshop


2021-2022 Members Sunday Talks


2022 What Does Zen Have to Offer Me? 


2022 The Eight Beliefs of Buddhism Workshop 


2022 Karma 3-Day Workshop


2022 Self Power and Other Power Workshop

2022 Ekyo Maezumi Memorial Services

2022 Buddhayana Sesshin

2022 Pauenhof Dharma Talks

2022 One Year Program Year 2

2022 Four Yana Program Year 3 Mahayana

2023 An Introduction to Zen

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!

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