Audio Talks

Talks cover the main principles of Buddhist philosophy and the place of Buddhism in the modern world

Talks (on the Dogen Sangha Česko-Slovensko YouTube channel) (52 videos)

Audio talks from retreats in the UK and Czechia

These are archived audio recordings of talks given by Michael Eido Luetchford between 2004–2011 (newest first). In addition to talks on chapters of the Shobogenzo, they cover the main principles of Buddhist philosophy and the place of Buddhism in the modern world.

General talks recorded in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic March 11 1
Czech Republic March 11 2
Czech Republic March 11 3
Czech Republic March 11 4
Czech Republic Feb 10 1
Czech Republic Feb 10 2
Czech Republic Feb 10 3
Czech Republic Feb 10 4
Czech Republic Feb 10 5

Talks from the Summer Retreat at Dibbavana near Mariánské Lázně in Czech Republic – July 2009
What Makes Master Dogen’s Teachings Different
Enlightenment
Making Effort
On the Precepts
General Discussion

Talks from the Winter Retreat at Cholín in Czech Republic – Feb 2009
Buddhism in the West
The Purpose of Zazen
Ceremony and Tradition in Buddhism
Morality
The Buddhist View of Living Itself

Talks given at the 2005 Prague Sesshin in the Czech Republic
Master Dogen’s Life
Zazen and the 4 views
What did Gautama Buddha discover
Shobogenzo

Talks recorded at the Summer Retreat at EarthSpirit in September 2009
Summer Retreat 09 1
Summer Retreat 09 2
Summer Retreat 09 3
Summer Retreat 09 4
Summer Retreat 09 5

Talks about the Gyobutsu-Yuigi chapter of the Shobogenzo recorded at the Anam Cara Retreat in June 2009
Gyobutsu-Yuiji 1
Gyobutsu-Yuiji 2
Gyobutsu-Yuiji 3
Gyobutsu-Yuiji 4
Gyobutsu-Yuiji 5

Talks about the Mulamadhyamakakarika (MMK) by Master Nagarjuna recorded at the Summer Retreat at EarthSpirit in 2008
MMK1
MMK2
MMK3
MMK4
MMK5

Talks about the UJI chapter of the Shobogenzo recorded at the Summer Retreat at EarthSpirit in 2007
Uji 1
Uji 2
Uji 3
Uji 4
Uji 5
The Concept of Now in Dogen’s Philosophy — Mike’s paper on Uji.

Talks about the Kuge chapter of the Shobogenzo recorded at the Scottish Retreat at Rowardennan in 2007
Kuge 1
Kuge 2
Kuge 3
Kuge 4
Kuge 5

Talks about the Ikka no Myoju chapter of the Shobogenzo recorded at the Summer Retreat at EarthSpirit in 2006
Ikka no Myoju 1
Ikka no Myoju 2
Ikka no Myoju 3
Ikka no Myoju 4
The Four Views and Poetry by Ralph Shido Hoyte

Talks about the Shoaku Makusa chapter of the Shobogenzo recorded at the Scottish retreat at Rowardennan in 2006
Shoaku Makusa 1
Shoaku Makusa 2
Shoaku Makusa 3
Shoaku Makusa 4
Shoaku Makusa 5

Talks about the Bussho chapter of the Shobogenzo at the 2004 Summer Sesshin and 2005 Winter Sesshin
Bussho 1
Bussho 2
Bussho 3
Bussho 4
Bussho 5
Bussho 6
Bussho 7
Bussho 8
Bussho 9
Bussho 10
Bussho 11
Bussho 12
Bussho 13
Bussho 14

Talk given by Yoko about Master Kodo Sawaki at the 2004 Summer Sesshin at EarthSpirit
Master Kodo Sawaki

Talks about the Uji chapter of the Shobogenzo given at the 2004 Rowardennan Winter Sesshin
Uji 1
Uji 2
Uji 3
Uji 4
Uji 5
Performance by Ralph Hoyte (DSUK’s poet-in-residence), reading from Mike’s modern interpretation of Uji (Time-Present). Music composed and played by Stephan Hoyte (guitar).

Talks given at Dogen Sangha London’s one-day retreats 2004-2009
8th February 2004 talk 1
8th February 2004 talk 2
8th May 2004 talk 2
11th July 2004
8th August 2004 talk 2
14th November talk 1
14th November talk 2
10th April 2005 talk 1
10th April 2005 talk 2
Bristol 29th May 2005
12th June 2005 talk 1
12th June 2005 talk 2
12 July 2005
13th February 2006
3rd March 2006
18th June 2006
10th December 2006 talk 1- Hossho
10th December 2006 talk 2- Hossho
11th February 2007 talk 1- 3 treasures
11th February 2007 talk 2
11th March 2007 talk 1
11th March 2007 talk 2
January 2009 talk 1
January 2009 talk 2
8th March 2009
12th April 2009 talk 1
12th April 2009 talk 2
14th June 2009 talk 1
14th June 2009 talk 2
12th July 2009 talk 1
12 July 2009 talk 2
10th August 2009 talk 2
Sep 2009 with Brad Warner

Talk given at Sharpham College – On 4 principles of Master Dogen’s teaching and 4 principles of zazen. 

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