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Opening Lecture At Page Street Zendo: American Precepts

Serial: SR-00264

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
Nov 22 1969
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Pinch Hitter

Serial: SR-00268

Tuesday, November 25, 1969

Evening Lecture
City Center, San Francisco

[Katagiri spoke before Suzuki. SR portion starts at 42:52.

Nov 25 1969
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Fundamental Buddhist Point: To Adjust Ourselves To Our Surroundings

Serial: SR-00192

Adjusting to life at City Center. Cleaning and zazen. Do we need furniture to practice?

dogen, eiheiji, zazen
Dec 21 1969
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Respect for Things

Serial: SR-00200

What Is Our Practice?
Sunday, January 4, 1970
San Francisco

Practice as taking care of everything. Not making a noise with the chairs. Practice with new...

#not-always-so, zendo, bodhisattva way
Jan 04 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Ordination Ceremony: Bill Kwong and Silas Hoadley

ceremony, priest
Jan 11 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Rules

dogen
Jan 18 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Caring for the Soil

Serial: SR-00199

Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism
Sunday, January 25, 1970
San Francisco

#not-always-so
Jan 25 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Our Effort In Our Practice

Jan 31 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Brown Rice is Just Right

Serial: SR-00247

Morning Sesshin Lecture
Sunday, February 1, 1970
City Center

#not-always-so, sesshin
Feb 01 1970
A
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

The Background of Shikantaza

Feb 22 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Selflessness, Being and Non-Being: The Background of Shikantaza

Serial: SR-00261

Sesshin Lecture No. 1:
Monday, February 23, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin
Feb 23 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Non-Dualistic Practice

Serial: SR-00260

Sesshin Lecture No. 3:
Wednesday, February 25, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin
Feb 25 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Practice To Be Like A Stone

Serial: SF-06125

SR-70-02-28 Sesshin lecture #6 (last lecture) - followed by service #2 for Trudy Dixon
NB - is 1970 despite the year added to the photos

Feb 28 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Letters From Emptiness

Serial: SR-00156

How to Understand the Idea of Emptiness
Sunday, March 8, 1970
San Francisco

#not-always-so
Mar 08 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Our Everyday Life Is Like A Movie

#not-always-so
Mar 15 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-05361

Saturday Lecture Of March Sesshin
Saturday, March 28, 1970
San Francisco

Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin
Mar 28 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

The Zen of Going to the Rest Room

#not-always-so, ummon, tangaryo
Mar 29 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Buddha's Birthday Lecture

ceremony
Apr 12 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

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
Apr 25 1970
City Center
Various

Remarks at the Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

Serial: SF-05996

These are Suzuki Roshi's words, edited together out of longer recording of ceremony.

ceremony
Apr 25 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

How To Have Sincere Practice

Serial: SR-00145

Suzuki Roshi edited from longer recording.

#please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Apr 25 1970
A
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Sincere Practice

Serial: SR-00140

How To Have Sincere Practice
Tuesday, April 28, 1970
San Francisco

#not-always-so, tatsugami, dogen
Apr 28 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Helping Others

Serial: SR-00138

Sesshin Lecture, No. 2, Saturday, May 2, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin, dogen, zuimonki
May 02 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

On Breathing

Serial: SR-00139

Sesshin Lecture, No. 1, Saturday Evening, May 2, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin
May 02 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Sincere Practice and Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SR-00043

Sesshin Lecture No. 3, Sunday, May 3, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin
May 03 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

We Try To Control Or Restrict Our Activity

Serial: SR-00044

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

May 05 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Zen Center and City Practice

Serial: SR-00045

Sunday, May 10, 1970
City Center, San Francisco

May 10 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

How To Observe Precepts

Serial: SR-00047

Sunday Morning, May 17, 1970
San Francisco

precepts
May 17 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Money And Labor

Serial: SR-00046

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

May 24 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Japanese Way, American Way, Buddhist Way

dogen
Jul 19 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

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
Jul 26 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Mudra Practice and How to Accept Instructions from Various Teachers

tatsugami, yoshida
Jul 26 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Open Your Intuition

Serial: SF-05587-B

Sesshin Meeting
Friday, July 31, 1970
San Francisco

#not-always-so, sesshin
Jul 31 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Observation of Precepts and Practice of Zazen is Same Thing

Serial: SF-06049

Sesshin Lecture No. 1
Saturday, August 1, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin, precepts
Aug 01 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Walk like an Elephant and Sitting like a Frog

Serial: SR-00066

True Practice As Expression Of Buddha-Nature
Sesshin Lecture No. 2
Sunday, August 2, 1970
San Francisco

#not-always-so, sesshin, sengai
Aug 02 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

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
Suzuki Roshi

Our Practice is Expression of Our True Buddha-mind

Serial: SR-00067

Sesshin Lecture, No. 4
Tuesday Evening, August 4, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin, precepts, Beginner’s Mind
Aug 04 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Priest Ordination Ceremony: Paul Discoe and Reb Anderson

Serial: SR-00069-A

Reprocessed version may allow for clarification of transcript.

priest, ceremony, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe
Aug 09 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Restore the Buddhist Teaching in its Original Way

Serial: SF-06121-A

Sunday Evening, August 16, 1970
San Francisco
Lecture A

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

sesshin
Aug 16 1970
A
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

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

Serial: SF-06121-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...

#please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Aug 16 1970
B
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Lay Ordination Ceremony

Serial: SR-00069-B

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #25, by Shundo David Haye =====

This tape, which is unfortunately very poorly recorded, gives us a sense of the lay ordination...

precepts, ceremony, #new-audio, #please-transcribe, #awakening-the-archive
Aug 23 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

When Someone Receives Transmission

Serial: SR-00071

Tuesday, August 25, 1970
San Francisco

Aug 25 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

What Is Self? What Is Our Practice?

japan, uchiyama
Dec 20 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

No Practice Will Destroy People

dogen
Dec 27 1970
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

What Is Self?

Jan 03 1971
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

True Concentration

Serial: SR-00078

Right Concentration
Sunday, January 10, 1971
San Francisco

#not-always-so, avalokiteshvara
Jan 10 1971
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

The Boss of Everything

#not-always-so, zazen
Jan 16 1971
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Wherever I Go, I Meet Myself

#not-always-so
Jan 23 1971
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Resuming Big Mind

Serial: SR-00272

Sesshin Lecture No. 1
Friday, February 5, 1971
San Francisco

[”For this seven-day sesshin, there are only transcriptions for lectures given on Days 1, 3, 5,...

#not-always-so, sesshin
Feb 05 1971
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

Wherever You Go, You Will See Yourself

Serial: SR-00271

Sesshin Lecture No. 3
Sunday Afternoon or Evening
February 7, 1971
San Francisco

sesshin, tozan, sandokai
Feb 07 1971
City Center
Suzuki Roshi

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