Dharma Talks

Dharma Talks


Our teacher Guo Gu gives Dharma talks the first Monday of each month during regular Monday evening meeting times.

All of his talks are recorded and are made available for download. If you find these teachings useful and would like to support the activities of Tallahassee Chan Center, please send your monetary contribution. All donations are tax deductible. Donors will receive a return receipt in the mail.

If the MP3 file doesn't start playing from the web site, you may have to download the file to your computer first to listen to it. To download it, right-click the file link (control-click for the Mac) and select the download option.

Talks on various "Emotions": Starting September 2016, Guo Gu is giving a series of special talks on topics on emotions.

MP3 Talks

Talks on topics "Between Life and Death": Starting September 2014, Guo Gu is giving a series of special talks on topics related to life and practice.

MP3 Talks

Talks on Loving Kindness: is a collection of special talks by Guo Gu on the topic, Loving Kindness.

MP3 Talks

Dharma talk by Guo Gu on "Who is a Bodhisattva?" April 04, 2016 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

MP3 Talk

Vimalakirti Sutra talks by Guo Gu at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

MP3 Talks

A Special Talk by Guo Gu on The Lotus Sutra. August 04, 2014 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

MP3 Talk

A Special Talk by Guo Gu on "Inquiry on the Genesis and Practice of Silent Illumination". November 11, 2013 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

MP3 Talk

A Special Talk by Guo Gu on "Teacher - Student Relationship". February 18, 2013 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

MP3 Talk

A Special Talk by Guo Gu on "A Buddhist Response to the Newtown, CT Shooting". December 17, 2012 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

MP3 Talk

Venerable Dhammadipa's special talk on "The Path of Serenity". November 9, 2012 at the Tallahassee Chan Center, Tallahassee, FL.

MP3 Talk

3/5/12 Silent illumination talk :
A special talk from March 5, 2012 at TBC, on the history and practice of silent illumination (mozhao). An edited version of the talk was published in Buddhadharma magazine in the winter of 2012. Click here to read the article.

MP3 Talk

A special talk from April 7, 2012 at TBC, on the meaning and practice of gong'an (koan)

MP3 Talk

Talks from August, 2011, Sarasota Retreat.

MP3 Talks

Talks from the Master Sheng Yen Memorial Retreat in February 2011

MP3 Talks

Special series of talks from 2010 on "Marrow of Zen: Talks on Bodhidharma's Two Entrances and Four Practices"

MP3 Talks

Special talk from 2009 on "Peace in Every Step: A talk on the Martin Luther King Holiday Observance"

MP3 Talk

Heart Sutra Series Talks from 2009

MP3 Talks

A period of guided relaxation, a 25-minute sitting meditation, and post-meditation self-massage

MP3 Audio File

Two classes on how to chant and one recording of chanting the liturgy. The liturgy can be downloaded here

Chanting class 1

Chanting class 2

Chant