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Funeral Service for Suzuki Roshi

This is a full recording of Suzuki Roshi's funeral, held nine days after his death.
ceremony, funeral, #please-transcribe
1971-12-12City Center

Talking To His Disciples About His Illness

Sunday, October 9, 1971 In His Room, City Center, San Francisco
1971-10-09City Center

Wherever You Are, We Have Zen Way Of Practice

dogen, shobogenzo, genjo koan
1971-08-21City Center

Why We Must Have Rules


Wind Stops, But Still Flower Falls

This audio has been improved, so more of the students' questions may be discernible.
poem, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe

Speciality and Equality.


Obon Days


Questions and Answers

question, yakusan

Zen Is Actually, In Short, Maybe, Communication


Good Confidence In Your Practice


On Bodhidharma's Day


Because Of Our Many Desires, We Do Not Have Freedom


At the Time of Yakusan

New version of this lecture has been uploaded, which may allow for more of the transcript to be done.
yakusan, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio

To Attain The Perfection Of Human Practice


Ryaku Fusatsu Lecture

The audio of this tape has been improved, so the missing parts of the transcript may be worked out now.
ceremony, eiheiji, bodhisattva precepts, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe

Blue Cliff Records 61 - Fuketsu's One Particle Of Dust

Blue Cliff Record, #wind-bell

Universal Practice for Laymen and Monks

Whatever you do is practice; be careful not to practice for the sake of the self. Zazen as a way to find realization and get used to realization. Whether priest or layperson, practice to develop buddha...
practice, zazen, bodhisattva, dogen, sixth patriarch

Virtue of Mountain and River

dogen, shobogenzo, soto, rinzai


ceremony, #improved-audio

Something Which You Cannot Understand


One with Everything

Zazen Talk Tuesday Evening, July 20, 1971 Tassajara

Why Then Is It Necessary To Accept Precepts

precepts, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
1971-07-17City Center

Manifested Three Treasures

1971-07-06City Center

Real Precepts Are Beyond Words

1971-07-02City Center

Purely Involved Helping Others

1971-06-22City Center

Sewing Sesshin

Sunday, June 20, 1971 Sesshin Lecture No. ____ San Francisco
sesshin, okesa, dogen
1971-06-20City Center

Sewing and Wearing the Buddhist Robes and How It Relates to Our Practice

Saturday, June 19, 1971 San Francisco Zendo
#no-audio, dogen, soto
1971-06-19City Center

Precepts as Original Nature

precepts, oka sotan, bodhidharma
1971-06-12City Center

Freedom from Everything

Sesshin Lecture, Day 5 Wednesday, June 9, 1971 San Francisco
sesshin, #not-always-so
1971-06-09City Center

Calmness of Mind

Sesshin Lecture No. 2 Sunday, June 7, 1971 San Francisco Practice is to expose yourself as you are, express yourself fully. Accepting your teacher's words. Zen Center practice community...
#not-always-so, sesshin, zazen, breath, community
1971-06-07City Center

Okesa Ceremony

Ceremony of the okesa: chanting the fascicle Shobogenzo Kesa Kudoku; ten virtues of the okesa. What is practice of zazen and practice of the okesa. Truth is beyond priest or layperson. Acknowledging...
priest, ceremony, okesa, zazen
1971-06-06City Center

The Teaching Just for You

Sesshin Lecture No. 1 Saturday, June 5, 1971 San Francisco
#not-always-so, sesshin
1971-06-05City Center

Lecture: Reed College, Portland, Oregon

1971-03-12Reed College Portland

Changing Our Karma

#not-always-so, baso
1971-03-09City Center

Why We Have So Many Problems

Tuesday, March 2, 1971 8 am Tuesday Morning San Francisco
1971-03-02City Center

The Driver

1971-02-27City Center

Be Kind with Yourself

Warm-hearted practice. Breathing and posture in zazen. We all have different circumstances, but in the monastery, we have one practice. Rules give freedom to practice.
#not-always-so, dogen, zazen, tatsugami

It Is Actually Buddha's Practice


Calmness of your Mind

Saturday Morning, February 13, 1971 San Francisco
1971-02-13City Center

Just Enough Problems

Sesshin Lecture, Lecture 7: Page Street Apples Friday Morning February 12, 1971 San Francisco
#not-always-so, sesshin
1971-02-12ACity Center

Not Sticking to Enlightenment

Sesshin Lecture, Day Seven: Closing Words Friday Evening February 12, 1971 San Francisco
#not-always-so, #new-audio, sesshin, sixth patriarch
1971-02-12BCity Center

Humor Is More Real Than Reallity

Sesshin Lecture No. 5 Tuesday, February 9, 1971 San Francisco
1971-02-09City Center

Wherever You Go, You Will See Yourself

Sesshin Lecture No. 3 Sunday Afternoon or Evening February 7, 1971 San Francisco
sesshin, tozan, sandokai
1971-02-07City Center

Resuming Big Mind

Sesshin Lecture No. 1 Friday, February 5, 1971 San Francisco [”For this seven-day sesshin, there are only transcriptions for lectures given on Days 1, 3, 5, 7, and the closing words. I don't...
#not-always-so, sesshin
1971-02-05City Center

Wherever I Go, I Meet Myself

1971-01-23City Center

The Boss of Everything

#not-always-so, zazen
1971-01-16City Center

True Concentration

Right Concentration Sunday, January 10, 1971 San Francisco
#not-always-so, avalokiteshvara
1971-01-10City Center

What Is Self?

1971-01-03City Center

No Practice Will Destroy People

1970-12-27City Center

Teisho (Introduced by Jakusho Kwong)

Mill Valley Zendo, talk by Suzuki Roshi
1970-12-23Mill Valley Zendo