Here you can find a collection of Dharma Talks given by Rev. Leon on various occasion. The current talks were given here at the Portland Priory. The Archived talks were given at the Columbia Zen Buddhist Priory and at Shasta Abbey. All the talks are copyrighted by Rev. Leon.

Current Talks

Avalokiteshwara Bodhisattva: A talk about the Bodhisattva of Compassion and practicing the mind of compassion. Given on 6/19/16

Wesak 2016: A short talk on the occasion of Wesak mentioning the Wendell Berry Poem What We Need Is Here. (The first three minutes of this talk also record one of the children struggling to find her way, so thanks for your patience, LK.) Given on 5/15/2016

Transfer Of Merit: How we generate and share the spiritual benefits of practice. Given on 3/27/2016

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva: The Bodhisattva of selfless love and Universal Practice. Given on 2/21/16


Other Talks

(These are talks taken from the archive that might be of general interest.)

The Chair and the Mind

A talk given at Shasta Abbey on 7/3/11, exploring the deeper purpose of Soto Zen meditation and training the mind.



Archived Talks

Talks mostly given at Columbia Zen Buddhist Priory and Shasta Abbey

Fundamental Teachings of Buddhism

General talks on training in meditation.

Talks exploring training in the Buddhist precepts.

Talks exploring the works of Zen Master Dogen.