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Why I Came to America

Serial: SR-00157

"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....

priest, meiji, buddhism, training, dogen, oka sotan
Sep 16 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Not Always So

Serial: SR-00124

August Sesshin Lecture
Thursday, August 7, 1969
San Francisco

#not-always-so, sesshin, dogen
Aug 07 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

To Actually Practice Selflessness

Serial: SR-00125

August Sesshin Lecture
Wednesday, August 6, 1969
San Francisco

sesshin
Aug 06 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Question And Answer Session

Serial: SR-00025

Tuesday, July 8, 1969
San Francisco

question
Jul 08 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

I have nothing in my mind

Jul 15 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Eulogy For Trudy Dixon Given During Her Funeral Ceremony

Serial: SR-00028

Words from the funeral eulogy for Trudy Dixon. Magnanimous mind

tassajara, dogen, Buddha mind
Jul 11 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

Serial: SR-00033

July 1969
San Francisco

Morning.

#approximate-date, #69-07-00, dogen
Jul 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Direct Experience of Reality

#not-always-so, baso, dogen
Jun 22 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

How should we establish our system of practice in San Francisco

Serial: SR-00019

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...

rinzai, soto, dogen, zazen
Jun 17 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Suzuki's 65th Birthday

Serial: SR-00018

Sunday Morning, May 18, 1969
Sokoji, San Francisco

May 18 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

How To Take Our Bodhisattva's Vow

Serial: SR-00017

Tuesday Morning, April 29, 1969
San Francisco

Bodhisattva vow, dogen, agama sutra
Apr 29 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha

Serial: SR-00009

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....

#not-always-so, baso, koan, Blue Cliff Record
Mar 09 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Find Out for Yourself

Serial: SR-00011

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
Mar 15 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Fragment

#no-audio
Aug 04 1968
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

The Ten Powers Of A Bodhisattva

Serial: SF-05106

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...

bodhisattva, dogen, rinzai, soto, #improved-audio
Aug 25 1968
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

At The End Of The Year We Clean Up Our House

Serial: SF-05970-B

Dec 1968 New Year Lecture

#new-audio, Beginner’s Mind, dogen, japan
Dec 29 1968
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

untitled

Serial: SR-00007

Newly reprocessed recording should be a little clearer

lotus sutra, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe
Dec 24 1968
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Serial: SF-05970-A

Newly uploaded recording of this talk.

#improved-audio #happiness #buddha-nature
Dec 21 1968
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

The True Dragon

#wind-bell, dogen, baso
Oct 12 1968
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Shikantaza, Tenryu's One Finger

Serial: SR-00236

Sesshin Lecture
Saturday, October 12, 1968
Sokoji, San Francisco

sesshin, gutei, yakusan
Oct 12 1968
A
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Religion is a Cultural-Social Phenomena as well as a Personal Experience

Serial: 67-05-31

Tony Artino notes
Sokoji
Wednesday, May 31, 1967

#no-audio
May 31 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

True Activity Includes Everything

Serial: 67-05-28

Sunday, May 28, 1967
Old Bush Street Zendo - Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio
May 28 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Correct Zazen Is Your Home

Serial: 67-05-21

Sunday, May 21, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio
May 21 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Zen Emphasizes the Simplest Way of Practice

Serial: 67-05-17

Wednesday, May 17, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio
May 17 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Give up all Preconceived Ideas and Feelings

Serial: 67-04-05

Wednesday, April 5, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

“Give up all preconceived ideas and feelings”

#no-audio, dogen
Apr 05 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Our Human Nature and That of Buddha Are the Same

Serial: 67-04-26

Wednesday, April 26, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio
Apr 26 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

You Must Give Up Worldly Desires

Serial: SF-05100-B

Saturday, April 22, 1967
Sesshin Lecture A
San Francisco

sesshin
Apr 22 1967
A
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

This Sesshin Was Wonderfully Done

Serial: SF-05100-C

Saturday, April 22, 1967
Sesshin Lecture B
San Francisco

sesshin
Apr 22 1967
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Our Pockets Are Full Of Treasure Right Now

Serial: 67-04-02

Sunday April 2, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

“Our pockets are full of treasure right now.”

#no-audio, dogen, Beginner’s Mind
Apr 02 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

A Teaching Cannot Be Whole And Perfect

Serial: 67-04-16

Sunday April 16, 1967
Old Bush Street Zendo
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio
Apr 16 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

When Small Mind Finds Itself In Big Mind

Serial: 67-03-26

Sunday, March 26, 1967
Sokoji

Tony Artino notes

#no-audio
Mar 26 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Buddha Nature

Serial: 67-03-22

Wednesday, March 22, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio
Mar 22 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

We should Sit In The Middle Of Our Problems

Serial: 67-03-12

Sunday, March 12, 1967
Tony Artino notes
Sokoji

#no-audio
Mar 12 1967
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Blue Cliff Records Case 45

Serial: SF-05097-E

Friday, August 19, 1966
Sesshin Lecture: Friday Evening, Lecture D
Sokoji, San Francisco

Blue Cliff Record, sesshin, joshu, eiheiji
Aug 19 1966
D
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

This Fascicle of Shobogenzo

Serial: SF-05097-F

Sesshin Lecture 1966 Tape #2 Track 2: Suzuki 1pm lecture Friday

sesshin, dogen, shobogenzo, Blue Cliff Record
Aug 19 1966
C
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Don't Be Attached To Your Attainment

Serial: SF-05097-H

Sesshin Lecture 1966 Tape #2 Track 4 Friday lecture by Suzuki during morning zazen Friday

sesshin, instruction
Aug 19 1966
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Shōbōgenzō

Serial: SF-05093-F

Thursday, August 18, 1966
SESSHIN LECTURE: Thursday, 1:00 pm, Lecture B
Sokoji, San Francisco

sesshin
Aug 18 1966
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

This is the Fourth Day of our Sesshin

Serial: SF-05097-C

Reconstruction of Lecture from Second Zazen Period (Before Morning Service)
Thursday Morning, August 18, 1966, Lecture A
Sokoji, San Francisco

[This tape...

sesshin
Aug 18 1966
A
Sokoji
Zentatsu Richard Baker

Shobogenzo

Serial: SF-05097-D

Sesshin Lecture 1966 Tape #2
Track 1 contd: Most of Suzuki's 6pm Lecture, Thursday evening continued on track 4
Track 4 continuation and finish of 6pm lecture of...

sesshin, sixth patriarch, dogen
Aug 18 1966
C
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Shobogenzo (middle of talk only)

Serial: SF-05097A

Sesshin Lecture 1966 Tape #2; Track 1 Continuation and completion of 1pm lecture of Suzuki Roshi, Thursday. Looks like whole of this is lost, except near end and parts on...

#inaudible
Aug 18 1966
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Causality

Serial: SF-05093-J

Suzuki lecture 6pm Weds Track 2, continued on Track 3

sesshin, #improved-audio, Time
Aug 17 1966
6:00pm
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Our Mind Should Be Calm

Serial: SF-05093-L

Tuesday, August 16, 1966
Sesshin: Zazen short instruction
Sokoji, San Francisco

sesshin, instruction
Aug 16 1966
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

You Cannot Appreciate Our Teaching In Its True Sense

Serial: SF-05093-B

Monday, August 15, 1966
Sesshin: Lunch Lecture, Lecture B
Sokoji, San Francisco

sesshin, oryoki, instruction, #improved-audio
Aug 15 1966
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Think Everything Out

Serial: SF-05093-C

Monday, August 15, 1966, Lecture C
Sokoji, San Francisco

sesshin
Aug 15 1966
C
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

The first day of the sesshin is almost finished

Serial: SF-05093-K

Monday, August 15, 1966
Sesshin: Evening Lecture, Lecture D
Sokoji, San Francisco

sesshin
Aug 15 1966
D
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Genjo Koan (short fragment)

Serial: SF-05111A

This is just the first few sentences of a talk. When the tape resumes, it seems to be a different talk, so these are not edited together.

genjo koan, #approximate-date
Aug 15 1966
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Genjo Koan

Serial: SF-05111C

This is the bulk of the talk attributed to this date. It sounds distinct from the earlier fragment, and the date may not be accurate, though the subject is appropriate for the...

sesshin
Aug 15 1966
C
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

We Are Not Perfect

Serial: SF-05080-A

Sesshin talk. At the beginning, Suzuki Roshi is drawing from Dogen's "Bodhisattva's Four Methods of Guidance." The methods are also in Shushogi.

sesshin, paramita, #improved-audio, bodhisattva
Jul 23 1966
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

We Are Always Helping Others

Serial: SF-05080-B

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #13, by Shundo David Haye =====

This tape is, happily, the last of the messed-up recordings from the first half of 1966. It is the...

#new-audio, #please-transcribe, shushogi, #awakening-the-archive
Jul 23 1966
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

Genjo-Koan: Paragraphs 7-9

Serial: SF-05098-A

Sunday morning lecture by Suzuki Roshi
June 19 1966 (19 added later?)

Other notes on box:
Incomplete (muddled) late on then ends.
"Other side"...

dogen, genjo koan #approximate-date
Jun 19 1966
B
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

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