Bell Talks

A bell is a directly struck idiophone percussion instrument. Most bells have the shape of a hollow cup that when struck vibrates in a single strong strike tone, with its sides forming an efficient resonator. The strike may be made by an internal "clapper" or "uvula", an external hammer, or—in small bells—by a small loose sphere enclosed within the body of the bell (jingle bell).

Bells are usually cast from bell metal (a type of bronze) for its resonant properties, but can also be made from other hard materials. This depends on the function. Some small bells such as ornamental bells or cowbells can be made from cast or pressed metal, glass or ceramic, but large bells such as a church, clock and tower bells are normally cast from bell metal.

Bells intended to be heard over a wide area can range from a single bell hung in a turret or bell-gable, to a musical ensemble such as an English ring of bells, a carillon or a Russian zvon which are tuned to a common scale and installed in a bell tower. Many public or institutional buildings house bells, most commonly as clock bells to sound the hours and quarters.

Historically, bells have been associated with religious rites, and are still used to call communities together for religious services. Later, bells were made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom. The study of bells is called campanology.

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Why We Must Have Rules

First Principle, Family Practice, Big Mind, Bell, Breath, lecture, Sutra, Observe...
Aug 17 1971
Tassajara

Speciality and Equality.

First Principle, Freedom, Death, Bell, Building, reality
Aug 13 1971
Tassajara

Zen Is Actually, In Short, Maybe, Communication

Breath, Interview, Bell, Community, Describe, Wisdom, American, Truth
Aug 07 1971
Tassajara

Good Confidence In Your Practice

Bodhidharma, First Principle, Bell, Wisdom, Breath, Building, American, Faith...
Aug 05 1971
Tassajara

Because Of Our Many Desires, We Do Not Have Freedom

Suffering, Dana, Death, Lay, Offering, Bell, Freedom, Truth
Aug 03 1971
Tassajara

Ryaku Fusatsu Lecture

Serial: SR-00182

The audio of this tape has been improved, so the missing parts of the transcript may be worked out now.

Ceremony, Eiheiji, Bodhisattva Precepts, Evil, Bell, Balance, heart, Death, Truth...
Jul 29 1971
Tassajara

Virtue of Mountain and River

Dogen, Shobogenzo, First Principle, Soto Zen, Rinzai, Faith, Breath, sitting, Pain,...
Jul 24 1971
Tassajara

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

Serial: 70-08-16-B

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...

Bell, Anger, Community, training, Enemies
Aug 16 1970
B
City Center

Things-As-It-Is

Serial: SR-00048

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...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Big Mind, Discrimination, Freedom, Oneness, Bell,...
May 27 1970
Tassajara

On Zen Center History, Personal History, and Nona Ransom

Serial: SF-05610

Interview of Suzuki Roshi by Peter Schneider

Interview, Transmission, Priest, Hate, Suzuki Roshi, training, Enemies, Passions,...
Sep 16 1969
1 of 2

Sesshin, Third Night Lecture

Serial: SR-00130

Tassajara
September, 1969

Sesshin, Emptiness, reality, Passions, Intuition, Bell, Forms, American, difficulty...
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SR-00213

Tassajara
September, 1969

[Beginning of ceremony not recorded.]

Sesshin, Shosan, Perfect Wisdom, Dragons, Breath, Death, Intuition, Lay, Bell,...
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Our Way To Attain Liberation

Serial: SF-05087-B

Monday Evening, August 18, 1969
Tassajara

Story of the Sixth Patriarch. Practice with everyone else at the monastery, without self-centered ideas. Answering...

Sixth Patriarch, Monastic Practice, Japan, Aspects of Practice, Discrimination, Faith...
Aug 18 1969
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-3

Serial: SF-05256

October, 1968
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, Describe, Lotus Sutra, Observe, Silence, Bell, Vows
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 3
Tassajara

To Have Complete Understanding of Our School

Serial: SF-05144B

SR024 Tass July 26/68 Roshi Sectarianism copied; July 21 Chino Sensei; July 24 Chino Sensei - also many handwritten notes on the content.

Since there was no talk by...

Anger, Politics, Liberation, Posture, Bell, Priest, confusion, Hate, Freedom, Doubt...
Jul 27 1968
Tassajara

What is Soto and what is Rinzai?

Serial: SF-05144A

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...

Soto Zen, Rinzai, Buddha Nature, Bodhidharma, Evil, Bowing, Mahayana, Gratitude, Ego...
Jul 26 1968
Tassajara

OLD - Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05330

Copy - tape 1 of 2 Suzuki Roshi Q&A ceremony - no date (Spring '68?) - copy of o/r 68-04-23 - duplicate

Echo, Attachment, Hate, Faith, Enemies, Bell, Evil, Vows, Emptiness
Apr 23 1968
B
Tassajara

Shuso Ceremony

Serial: SF-05143C

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...

Sesshin, Shuso Ceremony, Big Mind, Bell, Bodhidharma, Gratitude, Buddha Nature,...
Apr 23 1968
C
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-1

Serial: SR-00110

Lotus Sutra No. 1
Tassajara
February 1968

Lotus Sutra, Monks, Perfect Wisdom, Meditation, Describe, Wisdom, Precepts, Constancy...
Feb 1968
Series 2, Talk 1
Tassajara

Samantabadra Buddha

Serial: SF-05138B

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?

Offering, Enemies, Bowing, Bell, Vows, Karma, Faith, Ceremony
Jan 12 1968
Tassajara

To Study The Self

Sesshin, Dogen, Genjokoan, Bell, training, Faith
Feb 19 1966
pm
Sokoji

Shushōgi, Sections 11–17

Serial: SF-05113-A

January Sesshin Lecture: Lecture A ,1 PM
Shushogi: Sections 11–17
Friday, January 21, 1966
Sokoji, San Francisco

Sesshin, Precepts, Shushogi, Precepts, Subject-and-Object, Observe, Happiness, Priest...
Jan 21 1966
A
Sokoji

In the Prajnaparamita Sutra

Serial: SF-05113-B

5pm lecture begins this side

Heart Sutra, Sengai, Dogen, Emptiness, Family Practice, Beginners, Transmission,...
Jan 21 1966
5:00PM
Sokoji

Saturday Evening Lecture

Serial: SF-05117A

Tape VIII (?) Side 1 Sat eve lecture (1 - 60); Side 2 Sat eve lecture (1-15?)

Question-and-Answer, Daily Life, Buddha Nature, Happiness, Balance, Bell, Evil, Hate...
Jul 31 1965
Sokoji