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
Tozan’s Poem and Reflective Samadhi
Talk at San Francisco Zen Center Celebrating the Publication of Dogen’s Shobo Genzo
Kaz Tanahashi and Peter Levitt Q&A on Dogen
2017 Spring Sesshin:
Three Poisons: Greed
Three Poisons: Hatred or Il Will
Three Poisons: Ignorance
Compassion and Atisha’s Mind Training Slogans – Part 1
Compassion and Atisha’s Mind Training Slogans – Part 2
Inside The Cocoon