The Suzuki Roshi Audio Archive

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Emptiness is Form

Sunday, June 29, 1969 San Francisco Newly uploaded version has speed adjustments made; should be a little clearer for transcript - not just end, but correcting throughout.
heart sutra, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
1969-06-29Tassajara

Direct Experience of Reality

#not-always-so, baso, dogen
1969-06-22Sokoji

How should we establish our system of practice in San Francisco

Tuesday Evening, June 17, 1969 San Francisco Just sit, and follow the teacher's instruction. Story of four kinds of horse. Humans go to the moon, but don't understand themselves. Have no...
rinzai, soto, dogen, zazen
1969-06-17Sokoji

Suzuki's 65th Birthday

Sunday Morning, May 18, 1969 Sokoji, San Francisco
1969-05-18Sokoji

How To Take Our Bodhisattva's Vow

Tuesday Morning, April 29, 1969 San Francisco
Bodhisattva vow, dogen, agama sutra
1969-04-29Sokoji

Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole

Sunday Lecture Sunday, April 20, 1969
#not-always-so
1969-04-20

Zen Is Not Something To Talk About, And Also It Is Something To Talk About

Shunryu Suzuki (with Ryogen Yoshimura) Afternoon Sesshin Lecture Sunday, April 19, 1969 Audio includes Yoshimura at beginning.
sesshin
1969-04-19

The Only Desire That Is Complete Is Buddha's Desire

1969-04-08

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind

#not-always-so
1969-03-30

Our Practice Should Be Based On The Idea Of Selflessness

Sunday Morning, March 16, 1969
1969-03-16

Find Out for Yourself

Find out what "buddha-nature" and "enlightenment" mean. Study without purpose. How his teacher in Japan treated him; trying to discover the right thing to do.
#not-always-so, sesshin, zazen, eiheiji
1969-03-15Sokoji

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”

1969-03-10

Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha

Sunday, March 9, 1969 Sokoji, San Francisco Koan story of sun-faced buddha, moon-faced buddha. Practicing while well or while sick. Accepting what we don't like. Understanding everyday activity...
#not-always-so, baso, koan, Blue Cliff Record
1969-03-09Sokoji

Han (sounding board)

[Image of (see PDF)] Suzuki·roshi at Tassajara in 1969 passing the wooden sounding board and hammer that is used to announce zazen, lectures and the arrival or departure of the abbot from the monastery. A...
#no-audio, #approximate-date
1969-01-01Tassajara

At The End Of The Year We Clean Up Our House

Dec 1968 New Year Lecture
#new-audio
1968-12-29Sokoji

untitled

Newly reprocessed recording should be a little clearer
lotus sutra, #improved-audio
1968-12-24Sokoji

True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Newly uploaded recording of this talk.
#improved-audio
1968-12-21Sokoji

Shosan Ceremony

shosan
1968-11-11Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-14

Fall 1968 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #improved-audio
1968-10-30Series 2, Talk 14Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-3

October, 1968 Zen Mountain Center
#approximate-date, #wind-bell, lotus sutra, #68-10-00-B
1968-10-30Series 2, Talk 3Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-2

Monday Morning, October 21, 1968 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra, #wind-bell
1968-10-21Series 2, Talk 2Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-1

[Second Lotus Sutra series in 1968] Sunday Evening, October 20, 1968 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra
1968-10-20Tassajara

Shikantaza, Tenryu's One Finger

Sesshin Lecture Saturday, October 12, 1968 Sokoji, San Francisco
sesshin, gutei, yakusan
1968-10-12ASokoji

The True Dragon

#wind-bell, dogen, baso
1968-10-12BSokoji

The Ten Powers Of A Bodhisattva

Sunday Morning, August 25, 1968 [This date is probably incorrect. Earlier (July 21, 1968), Suzuki mentioned that he had already explained the ten powers of a bodhisattva. So this lecture was probably...
bodhisattva, dogen, rinzai, soto, #improved-audio
1968-08-25Sokoji

Fragment

#no-audio
1968-08-04Sokoji

To Have Complete Understanding of Our School

SR024 Tass July 26/68 Roshi Sectarianism copied; July 21 Chino Sensei; July 24 Chino Sensei - also many handwritten notes on the content nb, the date here is not the same as Chadwick's listing.
1968-07-26Tassajara

What is Soto and what is Rinzai?

SR024 Tass July 26/68 Roshi Sectarianism copied; July 21 Chino Sensei; July 24 Chino Sensei - also many handwritten notes on the content NB: the date for the SR talk in the photographs is not the same...
soto, rinzai
1968-07-21Tassajara

Comments

Wind Bell 68-03-04 and Shunryu Suzuki comments from visit of Soen Nakagawa, Hakuun Yasutani, and other teachers to Tassajara in July of 1968.
#no-audio, #approximate-date
1968-07-01

Observing the Precepts

#not-always-so, precepts
1968-06-29Esalen

Esalen Institute: First of two lectures

This is the first of two talks given at Esalen. This recording has more audio than the existing transcript.
#new-audio, #please-transcribe, dogen
1968-06-28Esalen

Because I Was Not Well

SR023 Track 1 Suzuki Roshi's afternoon sesshin 4-23-68 copied [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator's comments]
sesshin, koan
1968-04-23ATassajara

Shosan Ceremony

SR023 Track 1 to 1/3 of other side Suzuki Roshi Question and Answer ceremony - copied 2 tapes [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator's...
sesshin, shosan
1968-04-23BTassajara

Shuso Ceremony

SR023 Last 2/3 side 2 Philip's discussion ceremony - copied 2 tapes [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator's comments]
sesshin, shuso ceremony, #please-transcribe
1968-04-23CTassajara

Four Wives

#no-audio
1968-01-18Los Altos

Samantabadra Buddha

SR022 - VII 1: Roshi talk - Meal Sutra (copied) - 2: " little bit 2: (ready to go at 000 after Jan 11 lecture) (copied) - ZMC - 1968 year?
1968-01-12Tassajara

Meal Chant

SR022 - VII 1: Roshi talk - Meal Sutra (copied) - ZMC - 1968 year?
1968-01-11Tassajara

Become More Direct and Honest

Protection Master: re-recording from cassette marked "Suzuki Roshi talk with background music: no date, original copied" (Sony C60 side A); recorded: 7 1/2 ips, bias: normal, recorded 'left...
#please-transcribe, #approximate-date, #improved-audio
1968-01-01Unknown

The Gift of Zazen

#no-audio, #zmbm
1967-12-14Los Altos

Shōsan Ceremony at Tassajara

shosan, yakusan
1967-12-07Tassajara

Everything Itself Is Buddha

SR20 - Reel #5 Suzuki track 1 - Roshi's lecture sesshin #7 12/6/67 Afternoon - copied (This audio is only the first part of the talk)
sesshin
1967-12-06BTassajara

The Mind Which We Will Acquire

SR20 - Reel #5 Suzuki - other side - Roshi - another lecture 12/6/67? copied (The audio is the very end of 67-12-06-A only)
1967-12-06Tassajara

Good and Bad Feeling

Tuesday, December 5, 1967 Afternoon Sesshin Lecture, Lecture A Tassajara
sesshin
1967-12-05ATassajara

Nature of Our Practice

Tuesday, December 5, 1967, Lecture B Evening Sesshin Lecture Tassajara
sesshin, dogen, fukanzazengi
1967-12-05BTassajara

The More We Study Our Way, The More Difficult It Is To Explain It

SR018 - Track 1 - Roshi's Lecture sesshin #4 12/4/67 Evening - copied
sesshin, dogen
1967-12-04EveningTassajara

Sesshin Lecture

SR017 - Track 2- slow - Roshi Lecture - 12/4/67 - afternoon - copied
sesshin, #new-audio, #please-transcribe
1967-12-04AfternoonTassajara

Inner Power of Practice

SR017 - Track 1 - slow - Roshi Lecture - 12/2/67 - afternoon - copied
sesshin, Blue Cliff Record
1967-12-02Tassajara

Putting Power In Your Hara

Afternoon Sesshin Lecture Friday, December 1, 1967, Lecture A Zen Mountain Center
sesshin, dogen, fukanzazengi
1967-12-01ATassajara

True Practice

Evening Sesshin Lecture Friday Evening, December 1, 1967, Lecture B Zen Mountain Center
sesshin, Zuigan, fox
1967-12-01BTassajara

KPFA Radio Interview with Elsa Knight Thompson

Monday, November 6, 1967 KPFA RADIO INTERVIEW WITH ELSA KNIGHT THOMPSON [Originally misdated - Friday, February 18, 1966] Lecture B KPFA/KPFB Studio, Pacifica Radio, Berkeley, CA
interview
1967-11-06KPFA Berkeley

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