Upcoming Talks

Scheduled Public Talks

Upcoming public lectures:

Saturday, January 2, 2016 (at 2 pm)
Public lecture. Venue: Immaculate Heart of Mary Spirituality Center, Immaculata, PA.

Please note that the lecture will take place during the course of an ongoing retreat, so we ask those attending to maintain the retreat’s Noble Silence (other than during the period for questions and other exchanges immediately following Jeff’s lecture).
Those who wish to attend may arrive just prior to the lecture, at 1:45 pm, or may come earlier at 1:15 pm to first sit for thirty minutes with the retreat group. Those who choose to do so may also sit with the retreat group for forty minutes after the lecture ends. Also, during this forty minute period, Jeff will be available to meet one-on-one with those who wish to do so.
If you wish to attend the lecture, please contact Tina Shore. In your email, please also let Tina know if you plan to attend either or both of the sittings preceding and following the lecture (and, if so, if you will sit on cushions or use a chair). This will help us to best accommodate those who come for the lecture with the least disruption to the ongoing retreat atmosphere.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (at 6:30pm)
Public lecture. Venue: The Buddhist Society, London, UK.

In this talk, Jeff will speak on ‘Slowing down the mind-train’: how Buddhism and Zen actually does this, and why it, in itself, is not enough.

Previous public lectures:
Monday, March 9, 2015
Public lecture: “An Introduction to Zazen: Zen in Everyday Life.” Venue: Budapest, Hungary.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Alianza Francesa San Ángel, Mexico City, Mexico: Public Lecture & Zazen.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
La Sombra del Sabino, Morelos, Mexico: Public Lecture & Zazen.
Wednesday night March 19, 2014
Zendokai, Munich, Germany: Public Lecture.
Tuesday February 19, 2013
One Drop Zendo, Nagykovácsi, near Budapest, Hungary: Lecture on Zen.
Tuesday April 24, 2012
Colgate University, upstate New York: Lectures on Zen and an introduction to zazen meditation.
Wednesday March 21, 2012
Zen Do Kai, Munich: Lecture on Zen and an introduction to zazen meditation.
Monday November 21, 2011
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: “The Buddha’s Flower Sermon” – Book reading and discussion.
Friday November 18, 2011
Morikami Museum, Florida : Talk on “Living Zen” in conjunction with a calligraphy exhibit.

Jeff Shore also gives a number of talks during the course of each retreat that he leads. For more information on upcoming retreats, see the Retreats page. For past retreat talks, see the Transcribed Retreat Talks and Audio Retreat Talks pages.