The first set of teachings are informal in-the-moment reflections on a variety of practice related topics offered by Peter after Wednesday evening zazen on Salt Spring Island. They were recorded starting in 2008, and appear here by title, but not in chronological order. The link to the talk appears beneath the title.

Further down the page you may select some of the more formal talks given at sesshin over the years.

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Informal reflections after evening zazen

Active Participation in Loss


Awareness Practice of O Sa Ki Ni


Affecting Our Environment


Ball Rolling Across an Empty Ground


Being Where We Actually Are


Chilean Miners and Women Ancestors


Desires, No Preference and Wholeness


Discussion with Sangha: Seeing Ourselves Without Judging


Feelings are Gateways to the Real


Finding Perfect Existence Within Imperfect Existence


Going All the Way


Hard Working Hippies




Kido: An Experiment in Speed Walking, Chanting and Surrender


Murders in Norway


No Gap




Tozan’s Poem and Reflective Samadhi


Formal Talks

Talk at San Francisco Zen Center Celebrating the Publication of Dogen’s Shobo Genzo


Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt Q&A on Dogen San Francisco Zen Center


2017 Autumn Study Retreat

Talk 1: Silent Concentration of Mind


Talk 2: Continuous Practice


Talk 3: Zen Householders


2017 Spring Sesshin:

Talk 1: Three Poisons: Greed


Talk 2: Three Poisons: Hatred or Il Will


Talk 3: Three Poisons: Ignorance


Talks from Earlier Sesshins

Compassion and Atisha’s Mind Training Slogans – Part 1


Compassion and Atisha’s Mind Training Slogans – Part 2


Inside The Cocoon

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