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Dan Gourley #1 68-06-00 Suzuki Roshi - Bodhidharma Painting and Lecture, summer 68
#new-audio, #please-transcribe
ATassajara

Summer 68 Tassajara

Summer 68 Tassajara - poor tape quality (on cassette) - Dan Gourley #7
#new-audio, #please-transcribe
Tassajara

Fundamental Buddhist Point: To Adjust Ourselves To Our Surroundings

Adjusting to life at City Center. Cleaning and zazen. Do we need furniture to practice?
dogen, eiheiji, zazen
1969-12-21City Center

Shosan Ceremony

Friday, December 5, 1969 Previously described as intranscribable - now clearer ----- File name: 69-12-05N: untitled level low. [Verbatim transcript not available. (Sound problem.)]
ceremony, shosan, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
1969-12-05Tassajara

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 6

sesshin
1969-12-04Tassajara

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 5

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 5 Wednesday, December 3, 1969 Tassajara
sesshin, bodhisattva
1969-12-03Tassajara

Practice Should Not Be Perfect, So Descendants Have Something To Do

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 4 Tuesday, December 2, 1969
sesshin, dogen
1969-12-02Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, Part III

Winter Sesshin, Day 3, Lecture No. 3 Monday, December 1, 1969 Tassajara
Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin, Bodhisattva vow
1969-12-01Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, Part II

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 2 Sunday, November 30, 1969 Tassajara
Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin
1969-11-30Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, Part I

Winter Sesshin, Lecture No. 1 Saturday, November 29, 1969 Tassajara
Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin
1969-11-29Tassajara

Pinch Hitter

Tuesday, November 25, 1969 Evening Lecture City Center, San Francisco [Katagiri spoke before Suzuki. SR portion starts at 42:52.
1969-11-25City Center

Opening Lecture At Page Street Zendo: American Precepts

Moving into the new space. Don't worry about success, practice in the present. Hyakujo's regulations, positive and negative sides of guidelines and precepts.
precepts, shingi, sitting
1969-11-22City Center

Epilogue: Zen Mind

American practice different from Japanese practice. Enlightenment experience is beyond good and bad, beyond our usual way of thinking. Big mind is always with you, never outside of yourself. Discussion at...
#zmbm, big mind, enlightenment, sex.
1969-11-16

Form Is Emptiness and Emptiness Is Form

heart sutra
1969-11-13

Some Questions

lotus sutra
1969-11-11

Miss Ransom Was A Teacher Of Conversation

[Not an interview I think, but a question Peter asks at the beginning of the lecture, possibly pre-arranged with Suzuki. Got labeled as an interview because I had it grouped with Peter’s interviews long...
japan, Komazawa University, buddhism, shobogenzo, Obon
1969-11-09

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-7

Third Lotus Sutra Series Friday Evening, November 7, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra
1969-11-07Series 3, Talk 7Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-6

Third Lotus Sutra Series Thursday Evening, October 30, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
1969-10-30Series 3, Talk 6Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-5

Third Lotus Sutra Series Tuesday Evening, October 28, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe
1969-10-28Series 3, Talk 5Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-4

[Third Lotus Sutra Series] Saturday Evening, October 25, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra
1969-10-25Series 3, Talk 4Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-2

Third Lotus Sutra Series Thursday Evening, October 23, 1969 Zen Mountain Center [The recording starts with Suzuki reading from: Saddharma Pundarika or The Lotus of the True Law, translated by H. Kern...
lotus sutra
1969-10-23Series 3, Talk 2Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-1

[Third Lotus Sutra Series]1 Monday Evening, October 20, 1969 Zen Mountain Center Introduction to third series of talks on the Lotus Sutra. Zen as practical teaching. Suzuki Roshi's mother...
lotus sutra, mahayana, dogen
1969-10-20Series 3, Talk 1Tassajara

New Students' Questions

Tuesday, October 14, 1969 San Francisco
question
1969-10-14

Why I Came to America

"Why I became a priest" Memories of his father as a temple priest. Wanting to be an unusual priest himself, to teach people. Training at a temple with Oka Sotan. Enjoying teaching people who...
priest, meiji, buddhism, training, dogen, oka sotan
1969-09-16Sokoji

On Zen Center History, Personal History, and Nona Ransom

Interview of Suzuki Roshi by Peter Schneider
interview
1969-09-161 of 2

Interview of Suzuki by Peter Schneider

Entered onto disk by DC 1996 or so Revised by Bill Redican 9/01 [I dated this 69-09-16 to go with other Peter Schneider interview and lecture of that date. Transcription was difficult with much time...
interview, #no-audio
1969-09-16

Suzuki’s Curriculum Vitae

Tuesday, September 16, 1969 [I dated this 69-09-16 because it was made by Shunryu Suzuki with Kobun Chino’s assistance in order to help Suzuki with his interview with Peter Schneider dated that day. -...
#no-audio
1969-09-16W

On Zen Center History, Personal History, and Nona Ransom

Interview of Suzuki Roshi by Peter Schneider
interview
1969-09-162 of 2

Pure Silk, Sharp Iron

Sitting cross-legged - and then what? Having the right state of mind. Chinese and Japanese culture. His absent-mindedness, impatience. Virtue of endurance.
#not-always-so, zazen, dogen
1969-09-14

Our Practice And Our Everyday Activity

Saturday, August 30, 1969 Newly uploaded recording should be clearer to transcribe
#please-transcribe, #improved-audio
1969-08-30Tassajara

Some Questions

question
1969-08-28Tassajara

Question and Answer

question
1969-08-25Tassajara

Twelve Links of Causation

Twelve Links Of Causation Juni-innen (Jap.) Dvada-aiga-pratatyasamutpada (San.) English Japanese Sanskrit -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1...
1969-08-23Tassajara

Some Questions

Roshi's Lectures - 2 of them - Aug 21 Side 2 Q&A session Q1 - explain 12 links of causation, Q - war - striving for a cause - even peace is necessary though futile (on cassette) - Dan Gourley #...
question
1969-08-21Tassajara

Our Way To Attain Liberation

Monday Evening, August 18, 1969 Tassajara Story of the Sixth Patriarch. Practice with everyone else at the monastery, without self-centered ideas. Answering student questions. Dan Gourley reel #4...
sixth patriarch, monastic practice, japan
1969-08-18Tassajara

Some Questions

question
1969-08-12

Not Always So

August Sesshin Lecture Thursday, August 7, 1969 San Francisco
#not-always-so, sesshin, dogen
1969-08-07Sokoji

To Actually Practice Selflessness

August Sesshin Lecture Wednesday, August 6, 1969 San Francisco
sesshin
1969-08-06Sokoji

We Practice Zazen So That We Attain Selflessness

1969-08-03Tassajara

The First Teaching

Teaching of impermanence, everything changing; also there is selflessness, suffering and nirvana. The sufferings of birth, death, sickness and old age. Causes of suffering, because of ego.
suffering, ego, impermanence, birth and death
1969-08-02Tassajara

The Most Important Precept

precepts, dogen, eiheiji
1969-08-01Tassajara

That is the purpose of counting

1969-07-28Tassajara

Blue Cliff Records-43

Tozan's hot and cold.
Blue Cliff Record
1969-07-26Tassajara

Enjoy Your Life

Talk on the moon landing
#not-always-so
1969-07-20

I have nothing in my mind

1969-07-15Sokoji

Eulogy For Trudy Dixon Given During Her Funeral Ceremony

Words from the funeral eulogy for Trudy Dixon. Magnanimous mind
tassajara, dogen, Buddha mind
1969-07-11Sokoji

FORM AND EMPTINESS II

Wednesday, July 9, 1969 Tassajara
heart sutra, #approximate-date
1969-07-09Tassajara

Question And Answer Session

Tuesday, July 8, 1969 San Francisco
question
1969-07-08Sokoji

Practice Should Be The Practice Of “Right Now.”

Thursday, July 3, 1969 Tassajara
heart sutra
1969-07-03Tassajara

It Is Rather Difficult For Us To Figure Out Why We Started To Practice Zazen

Tuesday, July 1, 1969 Tassajara
1969-07-01Tassajara

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