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.
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
These recordings are accessible only by Certified Big Mind Zen Facilitators for training purposes.
Kanzeon Zen Center Video Talks
Four-Year Four Yana Program
Sunday Talk Recordings
An Introduction to Zen
Zen Talks on Koans by Multiple Teachers2007 Ameland Great Sangha Gathering
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!