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Why We Must Have Rules

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

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

Blue Cliff Record, #wind-bell, Breath, Constancy, Freedom, Faith, Diversity, Greed,...
Jul 26 1971

Why Then Is It Necessary To Accept Precepts

Precepts, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Precepts, Big Mind, Buddha Nature,...
Jul 17 1971
City Center

OLD - Why Then Is It Necessary To Accept Precepts

#temporary-audio, Precepts, Precepts, Big Mind, Religion, Truth, Buddha Nature,...
Jul 17 1971
City Center

Manifested Three Treasures

Precepts, Precepts, Emptiness, Priest, Anger, American, Sangha, lecture, Enemies,...
Jul 06 1971
City Center

Real Precepts Are Beyond Words

Precepts, Precepts, reality, Observe, Freedom, sitting, Emptiness, Sangha, Duality,...
Jul 02 1971
City Center

Purely Involved Helping Others

Bodhisattva Vow, Wisdom, Freedom, Discrimination, Sanctuary, Emotions, Vows, Peace,...
Jun 22 1971
City Center

Humor Is More Real Than Reallity

Serial: SR-00274

Sesshin Lecture No. 5
Tuesday, February 9, 1971
San Francisco

#sesshin, Discrimination, Dragons, Observe, Emotions, Instruction, confusion...
Feb 09 1971
City Center

The Boss of Everything

#not-always-so, Zazen, Big Mind, confusion, Precepts, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Suffering,...
Jan 16 1971
City Center

OLD - The Boss of Everything

Serial: SF-06096

Jan 16 1971 one tape - original copied - missing

Big Mind, Bodhidharma, Precepts, confusion, Observe, Delusion
Jan 16 1971
City Center

What Is Self?

Ceremony, Observe, sitting
Jan 03 1971
City Center

Teisho (Introduced by Jakusho Kwong)

Serial: SF-05452-B

Mill Valley Zendo, talk by Suzuki Roshi

Emptiness, Precepts, Observe, Ego, Evil
Dec 23 1970
Mill Valley Zendo

OLD - Restore the Buddhist Teaching in its Original Way

Serial: SR-00070

Sunday Evening, August 16, 1970
San Francisco
Lecture A

[The first part of the lecture was not recorded.]

Faith, Describe, Breath, Enemies, American, Observe
Aug 16 1970
City Center

Zazen Practice and Listen to the Right Teacher

Serial: SF-05631

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #24, by Shundo David Haye =====

In the last years of Suzuki Roshi's life, very few talks were lost from the collections...

#sesshin, #new-audio, Dogen, Bodhidharma, Precepts, #awakening-the-archive, ...
Aug 03 1970
City Center

How To Understand Rituals And Precepts

Serial: SR-00063

Zazen, Rituals And Precepts Cannot Be Separated
Sunday Evening, July 26, 1970
San Francisco

#wind-bell, Precepts, Precepts, Gratitude, Priest, Observe, Ceremony, American,...
Jul 26 1970
City Center

Ekō Lecture 6

Serial: SR-00230

The Fourth Morning Eko
Wednesday, July 15, 1970

[This is the last in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of...

Eko, Chanting, Monks, Priest, Offering, Buddha Nature, Wisdom, Observe, Separation,...
Jul 15 1970

Supported from Within

Serial: SR-00191

Ekō Lecture 4
The Second Morning Eko, Part 3 of 3
Sunday, July 12, 1970

[This is the fourth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four...

Eko, Chanting, #not-always-so, Priest, Echo, New Year, Wisdom, Suffering, Building,...
Jul 12 1970

The Willow Tree Cannot Be Broken

Serial: SR-00220

Thursday, June 25, 1970

[This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai:

Meian ono-ono aitaishite,...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Precepts, reality, War, Interdependence, Observe,...
Jun 25 1970

Without Any Idea of Attainment

Serial: SR-00061

Sandokai Lecture VIII
Wednesday, June 17, 1970

[The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture:

Line 21 Manako wa iro,...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Precepts, Subject-and-Object, reality, Oneness, Monks,...
Jun 17 1970

Buddha Is Always Here

Serial: SR-00051

Sandokai Lecture III
Monday, June 1, 1970

[The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture:

Line 5 Reigen myoni kokettari...

Branching Streams, Sandokai, Emptiness, Buddha Nature, Suffering, Truth, Compassion,...
Jun 01 1970


Serial: SR-00048

Sandokai Lecture I
Wednesday, May 27, 1970

[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

How To Observe Precepts

Serial: SR-00047

Sunday Morning, May 17, 1970
San Francisco

Precepts, Precepts, Chanting, Observe, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Mahayana, Posture,...
May 17 1970
City Center

Zen Center and City Practice

Serial: SR-00045

Sunday, May 10, 1970
City Center, San Francisco

Building, Intention, Meditation, War, Observe, Death, difficulty
May 10 1970
City Center

Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

Serial: SF-05995

This is the bulk of the ceremony, with speakers other than Suzuki Roshi, in Japanese and English

#please-transcribe, training, Gratitude, Zoom, Ceremony, Obstacles, Observe, Silence...
Apr 25 1970
City Center

The Zen of Going to the Rest Room

#not-always-so, Ummon, Tangaryo, Culture, Monastic Practice, Suffering, American, Don...
Mar 29 1970
City Center

Our Everyday Life Is Like A Movie

#not-always-so, Anger, Instruction, Meditation, Posture, Observe, sitting
Mar 15 1970
City Center

The Background of Shikantaza

Pain, Observe, Consciousness, Posture, sitting
Feb 22 1970
City Center

“An Unsurpassed, Penetrating Buddha”

Emptiness, Subject-and-Object, Interdependence, Observe, Community, Hate, Forms,...
Feb 08 1970

Our Effort In Our Practice

Instruction, Describe, lecture, Observe, difficulty, sitting
Jan 31 1970
City Center

OLD - Ordination Ceremony: Bill Kwong and Silas Hoadley

Serial: SF-06095

Undated lecture (file 1/11/71) ordination?

Ceremony, Observe, Priest
Jan 11 1970
City Center

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05964

Friday, December 5, 1969

Previously described as intranscribable - now clearer

File name: 69-12-05N: untitled level low. [Verbatim transcript not...

Ceremony, Shosan, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Sixth Patriarch, Big Mind,...
Dec 05 1969

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 6

#sesshin, Ceremony, Freedom, Observe, Wisdom, Oneness, Beginners, training, Precepts...
Dec 04 1969

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-7

Serial: SR-00042

Third Lotus Sutra Series
Friday Evening, November 7, 1969
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, Emptiness, Passions, Lotus Sutra, Concentration, Evil, Sutra, Mahayana,...
Nov 07 1969
Series 3, Talk 7

Some Questions

Question-and-Answer, Precepts, Doubt, Continuous, Concentration, Birth-and-Death,...
Aug 12 1969

Enjoy Your Life

Serial: SR-00031

Talk on the moon landing

#not-always-so, heart, Observe
Jul 20 1969

Question And Answer Session

Serial: SR-00025

Tuesday, July 8, 1969
San Francisco

Question-and-Answer, Don't Know Mind, Anger, Greed, Emotions, Zazen, Culture,...
Jul 08 1969

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

Serial: SR-00033

July 1969
San Francisco


#approximate-date, Dogen, Buddha Nature, Evil, Freedom, Priest, Ego, Tassajara,...
Jul 1969

How To Take Our Bodhisattva's Vow

Serial: SR-00017

Tuesday Morning, April 29, 1969
San Francisco

Bodhisattva Vow, Dogen, Agama Sutra, Precepts, Mahayana, Sutra, Observe, Freedom,...
Apr 29 1969

OLD True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Serial: 68-12-21

This has been hidden as we had a misdated reel that corresponds to this transcript, and is longer - SDH

#temporary-audio, #inaudible, Happiness, Suffering, Composure, Observe, Chanting...
Dec 21 1968

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-2

Serial: SR-00233

Monday Morning, October 21, 1968
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, #wind-bell, Observe, Lotus Sutra, Sutra, Doubt, Precepts, Separation,...
Oct 21 1968
Series 2, Talk 2

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-12

Serial: SR-00004

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. 12
Shunryu Suzuki Lecture

October 1968

Lotus Sutra, #approximate-date, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe, First Principle, ...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 12

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-3

Serial: SF-05256

October, 1968
Zen Mountain Center

#approximate-date, #wind-bell, Lotus Sutra, Describe, Lotus Sutra, Observe, Silence,...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 3

Observing the Precepts

#not-always-so, Precepts, Precepts, Observe, Teacher-and-Student, Ego, Posture, Karma...
Jun 29 1968

Esalen Institute: First of two lectures

Serial: SF-05870

This is the first of two talks given at Esalen.

#new-audio, Dogen, Time, Four Noble Truths, Lotus Sutra, New Year, Continuous,...
Jun 28 1968

OLD - YYYY.MM.DD-serial.00252

Serial: SR-00252

Per photo, these may also be end sections of other talks.

Sangha, War, Observe, Freedom
Jan 01 1968

OLD - Become More Honest and Direct

Serial: 68-00-00-B

± 1968

Audio Problem Set
CM's 2nd pass - see JG's 1st pass: http://cuke.com/Cucumber%20Project/lectures/transcripts-new-2012/srl-68-00-00B-wip.html

#temporary-audio, #inaudible, #approximate-date, Question-and-Answer, Suffering,...
Jan 01 1968

Become More Direct and Honest

Serial: SF-05276

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,...

#please-transcribe, #approximate-date, #improved-audio, Posture, Observe, Instruction...

Shōsan Ceremony at Tassajara

Shosan, Yakusan, Teacher-and-Student, Daily Life, Observe, Ego, Delusion, Doubt,...
Dec 07 1967

OLD - Everything Itself Is Buddha

Serial: 67-12-06-B

Evening Sesshin Lecture
Wednesday, December 6, 1967, Lecture B

#temporary-audio, #sesshin, Buddha Nature, American, Observe, Beginners, Hate, Forms...
Dec 06 1967

Everything Itself Is Buddha

Serial: SF-05140A

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, Buddha Nature, Buddha Nature, Observe, Hate, Faith
Dec 06 1967