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1969.11.18.SF-05930

Nov 18 1969
Sokoji

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...

Priest, Meiji, Japan, Dogen, Priest, training, New Year, Ceremony, Obstacles, Enemies...
Sep 16 1969
Sokoji

Not Always So

Serial: SR-00124

August Sesshin Lecture
Thursday, August 7, 1969
San Francisco

#not-always-so, #sesshin, Dogen, Interdependence, Freedom, Gratitude, Composure,...
Aug 07 1969
Sokoji

OLD - Not Always So

Serial: SF-06089A

August sesshin 1969 Suzuki Roshi Side B: Thurs lecture - transcribed - copied ZC

Freedom, Composure, Interdependence, Demons, resistance, Gratitude, Posture,...
Aug 07 1969
Sokoji

OLD - Not Always So

Serial: SF-05348B

August Sesshin 1969 Suzuki Roshi Thursday lecture - duplicate

Freedom, Composure, Interdependence, Gratitude, Posture, Emptiness
Aug 07 1969
Sokoji

OLD - Not Always So

Serial: SF-05872

Copy Master Suzuki Roshi August sesshin 1969 Thursday lecture - duplicate

Freedom, Composure, Gratitude, Posture, Doubt, Faith
Aug 07 1969
Sokoji

To Actually Practice Selflessness

Serial: SR-00125

August Sesshin Lecture
Wednesday, August 6, 1969
San Francisco

#sesshin, Pain, Fox, Precepts, Freedom, Funeral, Monks, Liberation, difficulty,...
Aug 06 1969
Sokoji

OLD - To Actually Practice Selflessness

Serial: SF-06089B

August sesshin 1969 Suzuki Roshi Side A: Wed 2 lectures - transcribed - copied ZC

Fox, Precepts, Freedom, Funeral, Non-discrimination, Attachment, Continuous, Karma,...
Aug 06 1969
Sokoji

OLD - To Actually Practice Selflessness

Serial: SF-05348A

August Sesshin 1969 Suzuki Roshi Wednesday lecture copy - duplicate

Fox, Precepts, Freedom, Funeral, Non-discrimination, Attachment, Continuous,...
Aug 06 1969
Sokoji

OLD - To Actually Practice Selflessness

Serial: SF-05873

Copy Master - Suzuki Roshi August sesshin 1969 Wednesday (side A of original tape) - duplicate

Freedom, Fox, Precepts, Funeral, Continuous, Discrimination, Liberation, Attachment,...
Aug 06 1969
Sokoji

I have nothing in my mind

Emptiness, Forms, Zazen, Buddha Nature, Freedom, Passions, Interview, Beginners,...
Jul 15 1969
Sokoji

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, Buddha Mind, Passions, Compassion
Jul 11 1969
Sokoji

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
Sokoji

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

Serial: SR-00033

July 1969
San Francisco

Morning.

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

Direct Experience of Reality

#not-always-so, Baso, Dogen, lecture, Sutra, Forms, Pain, sitting
Jun 22 1969
Sokoji

OLD - Direct Experience of Reality

#not-always-so, #temporary-audio, Dogen, Sutra, Death, sitting
Jun 22 1969
Sokoji

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 Zen, Dogen, Zazen, New Year, Concentration, Big Mind, Priest, Pain,...
Jun 17 1969
Sokoji

OLD - Suzuki's 65th Birthday

#temporary-audio, Building, Priest, Beginners, Instruction
May 18 1969
Sokoji

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
Sokoji

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, Suffering, Buddha Nature, Freedom,...
Mar 15 1969
Sokoji

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, Attachment, Composure, Discrimination...
Mar 09 1969
Sokoji

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, New Year, Beginners, Transmission,...
Dec 29 1968
Sokoji

untitled

Serial: SR-00007

Newly reprocessed recording should be a little clearer

Lotus Sutra, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe, Monks, Breath, Building
Dec 24 1968
Sokoji

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, Happiness, Buddha Nature, Composure,...
Dec 21 1968
Sokoji

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
Sokoji

Shikantaza, Tenryu's One Finger

Serial: SR-00236

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

#sesshin, Gutei, Yakusan, Community, Pain, sitting, Monks, Obstacles, Instruction,...
Oct 12 1968
A
Sokoji

The True Dragon

#wind-bell, Dogen, Baso, Dragons, Freedom, Soto Zen, Emptiness, Bodhidharma, soto,...
Oct 12 1968
B
Sokoji

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....

Boddhisattva, Dogen, Rinzai, Soto Zen, #improved-audio, Emptiness, Five Ranks,...
Aug 25 1968
Sokoji

Fragment

#no-audio,
Aug 04 1968
Sokoji

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

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

Correct Zazen Is Your Home

Serial: 67-05-21

Sunday, May 21, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio,
May 21 1967
Sokoji

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

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

This Sesshin Was Wonderfully Done

Serial: SF-05100-C

Saturday, April 22, 1967
Sesshin Lecture B
San Francisco

#sesshin, Priest, Evil, Doubt, training
Apr 22 1967
B
Sokoji

You Must Give Up Worldly Desires

Serial: SF-05100-B

Saturday, April 22, 1967
Sesshin Lecture A
San Francisco

#sesshin, Family Practice, Doubt, Dragons, resistance, Priest, Hate, Freedom...
Apr 22 1967
A
Sokoji

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

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

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

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

Buddha Nature

Serial: 67-03-22

Wednesday, March 22, 1967
Sokoji
Tony Artino notes

#no-audio,
Mar 22 1967
Sokoji

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

OLD - In the first instruction of ten instructions in Gakudō-yōjin-shū

Serial: SR-00089

Reel was wrongly dated - transcript matches 66-12-17-A
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Discussion of fascicle Shobogeno Gakudo Yojinshu. Way-seeking mind and responding to encountering the...

#sesshin, Dogen, Shobogenzo, Sixth Patriarch, training, Birth-and-Death, Instruction...
Dec 17 1966
A
Sokoji

OLD - The Need for Training in Buddhism without Self-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-05838

This had been labeled as A - transript matches B. temporary audio from this date hidden - SDH

Saturday, December 17, 1966

DECEMBER ONE-DAY SESSHIN LECTURE:...

#sesshin, Dogen, training, New Year, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Nature, Practice...
Dec 17 1966
B
Sokoji

OLD - The Need for Training in Buddhism without Self-Seeking Mind

Serial: 66-12-17-B

Hidden as we had a reel that corresponded to this transcript - SDH

Saturday, December 17, 1966

DECEMBER ONE-DAY SESSHIN LECTURE: Saturday Evening
Lecture...

#temporary-audio, #sesshin, Dogen, training, Compassion, zen, Patience, Zazen,...
Dec 17 1966
B
Sokoji

In the first instruction of ten instructions in Gakudō-yōjin-shū

#sesshin, Dogen, Shobogenzo, Sixth Patriarch, Platform Sutra, training, Instruction,...
Dec 17 1966
A
Sokoji

The Need for Training in Buddhism without Self-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-05121B

Original recording

#sesshin, Dogen, training, Buddha Nature, Hate, Observe, Instruction, Doubt
Dec 17 1966
B
Sokoji

Give Up Gaining Ideas and Just Sit

Serial: 66-11-30

Notes by Tony Artino
Wednesday, November 30, 1966
Old Bush Street Zendo - Sokoji

“Give up gaining ideas and just sit.”

#no-audio,
Nov 30 1966
Sokoji

Ordinary Men Carry a Preconceived Idea of the Self

Serial: 66-11-20

Tony Artino notes on SS lecture
Sunday, November 20, 1966
Old Bush Street Zendo

#no-audio,
Nov 20 1966
Sokoji

Zazen Is Not For Gaining A Mystical Something

Serial: 66-11-16

Tony Artino notes ,
At Old Bush Street Zendo - Sokoji
Wednesday, November 16, 1966

#no-audio,
Nov 16 1966
Sokoji

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