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Title Date

What Is Self? What Is Our Practice?

japan, uchiyama
1970-12-20City Center

Japan Now: Zazen As Our Foundation

Lecture after Trip to Japan: Sunday, December 13, 1970
1970-12-13

When Someone Receives Transmission

Tuesday, August 25, 1970 [One of two lectures for this date.] San Francisco
1970-08-25City Center

Lay Ordination Ceremony

Sunday, August 23, 1970 San Francisco [Zen Center records indicate that this lay ordination was performed on August 23, 1970. Among the 36 ordainees were Carl Bielefeldt, DC, Katherine Thanas, Jerome...
precepts, ceremony, #new-audio, #please-transcribe
1970-08-23City Center

Restore the Buddhist Teaching in its Original Way

Sunday Evening, August 16, 1970 San Francisco Lecture A [The first part of the lecture was not recorded.]
sesshin
1970-08-16ACity Center

To Be Honest And Sincere In Its True Sense It Is Necessary to Push Yourself Into Some Very Strong Hard Rule

Sunday, August 16, 1970 San Francisco [This is the second of two lectures with this date. This lecture began mid-way on Side A of the original tape after a prior lecture ended. This lecture appears to...
#please-transcribe, #improved-audio
1970-08-16BCity Center

Priest Ordination Ceremony: Paul Discoe and Reb Anderson

Reprocessed version may allow for clarification of transcript.
priest, ceremony, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe
1970-08-09City Center

Our Practice is Expression of Our True Buddha-mind

Sesshin Lecture, No. 4 Tuesday Evening, August 4, 1970 San Francisco
sesshin, precepts
1970-08-04City Center

Zazen Practice and Listen to the Right Teacher

70 #29 Sesshin 8-3-70 copied (box had been labeled in mistake 8-3-71)
sesshin, #new-audio, #please-transcribe, dogen
1970-08-03City Center

Walk like an Elephant and Sitting like a Frog

True Practice As Expression Of Buddha-Nature Sesshin Lecture No. 2 Sunday, August 2, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, sesshin
1970-08-02City Center

Observation of Precepts and Practice of Zazen is Same Thing

Sesshin Lecture No. 1 Saturday, August 1, 1970 San Francisco
sesshin, precepts
1970-08-01City Center

City Practice Comments

#no-audio, #approximate-date
1970-08-01

Open Your Intuition

Sesshin Meeting Friday, July 31, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, sesshin
1970-07-31City Center

How To Understand Rituals And Precepts

Zazen, Rituals And Precepts Cannot Be Separated Sunday Evening, July 28, 1970 San Francisco
#wind-bell, precepts
1970-07-28City Center

Mudra Practice and How to Accept Instructions from Various Teachers

tatsugami, yoshida
1970-07-26City Center

Japanese Way, American Way, Buddhist Way

dogen
1970-07-19City Center

Ekō Lecture 6

The Fourth Morning Eko Wednesday, July 15, 1970 Tassajara [This is the last in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen...
Eko Lecture
1970-07-15Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 5

The Third Morning Eko Monday, July 13, 1970 Tassajara [This is the fifth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen...
Eko Lecture, buddha ancestors
1970-07-13Tassajara

Supported from Within

Ekō Lecture 4 The Second Morning Eko, Part 3 of 3 Sunday, July 12, 1970 Tassajara [This is the fourth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning...
Eko Lecture, #not-always-so
1970-07-12Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 3

The Second Morning Eko, Part 2 of 3 Friday Evening, July 11, 1970 Tassajara [This is the third in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at...
Eko Lecture
1970-07-11Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 2

The Second Morning Eko, Part 1 of 3 Friday Evening, July 10, 1970 Tassajara [This is the second in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services...
Eko Lecture
1970-07-10Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 1

The First Morning Eko Wednesday, July 8, 1970 Tassajara [This is the first in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen...
Eko Lecture, service, dogen, manjushri, transmission
1970-07-08Tassajara

Do Not Pass Your Days and Nights in Vain

Sandokai Lecture XIII: “Don't Spend Your Time in Vain” Monday, July 6, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Ayumi wo susumure ba gonnon ni arazu...
#branching-streams, sandokai, sixth patriarch, dogen
1970-07-06Tassajara

We Should Not Stick to Words or Rules Too Much

Sandokai Lecture XII: “It Is Not Always So” Saturday, July 4, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Koto wo uke te wa subekaraku shu wo esu beshi....
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-07-04Tassajara

Shunryu Suzuki talking from Zen in America (video)

[Audio from final cut used in film in italics] (Second paragraph only - SDH)
#temporary-audio, #approximate-date, video
1970-06-30Tassajara

A Short Talk During Zazen

#branching-streams, #no-audio, dogen
1970-06-28Tassajara

Suffering Is A Valuable Thing

Sandokai Lecture XI Saturday, June 27, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 33 Bammotsu onozukara ko ari, Line 34 masani yo to sho to wo iu...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-27Tassajara

The Willow Tree Cannot Be Broken

SANDOKAI LECTURE X Thursday, June 25, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Meian ono-ono aitaishite, hisuru ni zengo no ayumi no gotoshi. (...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-25Tassajara

Within Light There Is Utter Darkness

Sandokai Lecture IX Saturday, June 20, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 27 Meichu ni atatte an ari, Line 28 anso wo motte o koto nakare....
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-20Tassajara

Without Any Idea of Attainment

Sandokai Lecture VIII Wednesday, June 17, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 21 Manako wa iro, mimi wa onjo, Line 22 hana wa ka, shita wa...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-17Tassajara

The Boat Is Always Moving

Sandokai Lecture VII Saturday, June 13, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 17 Shidai no sho onozukara fukusu, Line 18 ko no sono haha wo uru...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-13Tassajara

Today We May Be Very Happy

Sandokai Lecture VI Wednesday, June 10, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Shiki moto shitsuzo wo kotonishi, sho moto rakku wo kotonisu. An wa...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-10Tassajara

We Are Just a Tiny Speck of Big Being

Sandokai Lecture V: Lecture to Professor Weller's Visiting Class Saturday, June 6, 1970 Tassajara [Note. This lecture was given-- as a general introduction-- to Prof. Jack Weller's visiting...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-06Tassajara

The Blue Jay Will Come Right into Your Heart

Sandokai Lecture IV - Discussion of the lines: 'all the objects of the senses interact, and yet do not'. Subjective and objective, independent and interrelated aspects of reality....
#branching-streams, sandokai, dependent co-arising
1970-06-03Tassajara

Buddha Is Always Here

Sandokai Lecture III Monday, June 1, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 5 Reigen myoni kokettari. Line 6 Shiha an ni ruchusu. Line 7 Ji wo...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-06-01Tassajara

Warm Hand to Warm Hand

Sandokai Lecture II Sunday, May 30, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 2 tozai mitsuni aifusu. Line 3 Ninkon ni ridon ari, Line 4 do ni...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-05-30Tassajara

Things-As-It-Is

Sandokai Lecture I Wednesday, May 27, 1970 Tassajara [This is the first in a series of lectures on the Sandokai (Chin. Cantong qi or Tisan-tiung-chii), a poem by Sekito Kisen. Historical details of...
#branching-streams, sandokai
1970-05-27Tassajara

Money And Labor

Sunday Morning, May 24, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
1970-05-24City Center

How To Observe Precepts

Sunday Morning, May 17, 1970 San Francisco
precepts
1970-05-17City Center

Zen Center and City Practice

Sunday, May 10, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
1970-05-10City Center

We Try To Control Or Restrict Our Activity

Tuesday Evening, May 5, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
1970-05-05City Center

Sincere Practice and Way-Seeking Mind

Sesshin Lecture No. 3, Sunday, May 3, 1970 San Francisco
sesshin
1970-05-03City Center

Helping Others

Sesshin Lecture, No. 2, Saturday, May 2, 1970 San Francisco
sesshin, dogen, zuimonki
1970-05-02City Center

On Breathing

Sesshin Lecture, No. 1, Saturday Evening, May 2, 1970 San Francisco
sesshin
1970-05-02City Center

Sincere Practice

How To Have Sincere Practice Tuesday, April 28, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, tatsugami, dogen
1970-04-28City Center

Remarks at the Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

These are Suzuki Roshi's words, edited together out of longer recording of ceremony.
ceremony
1970-04-25City Center

Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

This is the bulk of the ceremony, with speakers other than Suzuki Roshi, in Japanese and English
#please-transcribe
1970-04-25City Center

How To Have Sincere Practice

Suzuki Roshi edited from longer recording.
#please-transcribe, #improved-audio
1970-04-25ACity Center

Buddha's Birthday Lecture

ceremony
1970-04-12City Center

The Zen of Going to the Rest Room

#not-always-so, ummon, tangaryo
1970-03-29City Center

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