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Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-8

Fall 1968
lotus sutra, #68-10-00-G, #approximate-date
Series 2, Talk 8Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-10

Fall 1968 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra, #68-10-00-I, #approximate-date
Series 2, Talk 10Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-13

Fall 1968 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra, #68-10-00-L, #approximate-date
Series 2, Talk 13Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-15

Fall, 1968 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-10-00-N
Series 2, Talk 15Tassajara

Practice To Be Like A Stone

Saturday, February 28, 1970 San Francisco
1970-02-28City Center

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”


Find Out for Yourself

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

Our Practice Should Be Based On The Idea Of Selflessness

Sunday Morning, March 16, 1969

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind


The Only Desire That Is Complete Is Buddha's Desire


Zen Is Not Something To Talk About, And Also It Is Something To Talk About

Shunryu Suzuki (with Ryogen Yoshimura) Afternoon Sesshin Lecture Sunday, April 19, 1969 Audio includes Yoshimura at beginning.

Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole

Sunday Lecture Sunday, April 20, 1969

How To Take Our Bodhisattva's Vow

Tuesday Morning, April 29, 1969 San Francisco
Bodhisattva vow, dogen, agama sutra

How should we establish our system of practice in San Francisco

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 understand themselves. Have no...
rinzai, soto, dogen, zazen

It Is Rather Difficult For Us To Figure Out Why We Started To Practice Zazen

Tuesday, July 1, 1969 Tassajara

Practice Should Be The Practice Of “Right Now.”

Thursday, July 3, 1969 Tassajara
heart sutra

Question And Answer Session

Tuesday, July 8, 1969 San Francisco


Wednesday, July 9, 1969 Tassajara
heart sutra, #approximate-date

Eulogy For Trudy Dixon Given During Her Funeral Ceremony

Words from the funeral eulogy for Trudy Dixon. Magnanimous mind
tassajara, dogen, Buddha mind

I have nothing in my mind


Enjoy Your Life

Talk on the moon landing

Blue Cliff Records-43

Tozan's hot and cold.
Blue Cliff Record

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

July 1969 San Francisco Morning.
#approximate-date, #69-07-00, dogen

That is the purpose of counting


Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-2

Third Lotus Sutra Series Thursday Evening, October 23, 1969 Zen Mountain Center [The recording starts with Suzuki reading from: Saddharma Pundarika or The Lotus of the True Law, translated by H. Kern...
lotus sutra
1969-10-23Series 3, Talk 2Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-4

[Third Lotus Sutra Series] Saturday Evening, October 25, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra
1969-10-25Series 3, Talk 4Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-5

Third Lotus Sutra Series Tuesday Evening, October 28, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra
1969-10-28Series 3, Talk 5Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-7

Third Lotus Sutra Series Friday Evening, November 7, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
lotus sutra
1969-11-07Series 3, Talk 7Tassajara

Sincere Practice and Way-Seeking Mind

Sesshin Lecture No. 3, Sunday, May 3, 1970 San Francisco
1970-05-03City Center

Zen Center and City Practice

Sunday, May 10, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
1970-05-10City Center

Money And Labor

Sunday Morning, May 24, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
1970-05-24City Center

How To Observe Precepts

Sunday Morning, May 17, 1970 San Francisco
1970-05-17City Center


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 poem by Sekito Kisen. Historical details of...
#branching-streams, sandokai

Warm Hand to Warm Hand

Sandokai Lecture II Sunday, May 30, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 2 tozai mitsuni aifusu. Line 3 Ninkon ni ridon ari, Line 4 do ni...
#branching-streams, sandokai

Buddha Is Always Here

Sandokai Lecture III Monday, June 1, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 5 Reigen myoni kokettari. Line 6 Shiha an ni ruchusu. Line 7 Ji wo...
#branching-streams, sandokai

Within Light There Is Utter Darkness

Sandokai Lecture IX Saturday, June 20, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 27 Meichu ni atatte an ari, Line 28 anso wo motte o koto nakare....
#branching-streams, sandokai

The Blue Jay Will Come Right into Your Heart

Sandokai Lecture IV - Discussion of the lines: 'all the objects of the senses interact, and yet do not'. Subjective and objective, independent and interrelated aspects of reality....
#branching-streams, sandokai, dependent co-arising

We Are Just a Tiny Speck of Big Being

Sandokai Lecture V: Lecture to Professor Weller's Visiting Class Saturday, June 6, 1970 Tassajara [Note. This lecture was given-- as a general introduction-- to Prof. Jack Weller's visiting...
#branching-streams, sandokai

Today We May Be Very Happy

Sandokai Lecture VI Wednesday, June 10, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Shiki moto shitsuzo wo kotonishi, sho moto rakku wo kotonisu. An wa...

The Boat Is Always Moving

Sandokai Lecture VII Saturday, June 13, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 17 Shidai no sho onozukara fukusu, Line 18 ko no sono haha wo uru...

Without Any Idea of Attainment

Sandokai Lecture VIII Wednesday, June 17, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 21 Manako wa iro, mimi wa onjo, Line 22 hana wa ka, shita wa...
#branching-streams, sandokai

How To Understand Rituals And Precepts

Zazen, Rituals And Precepts Cannot Be Separated Sunday Evening, July 28, 1970 San Francisco
#wind-bell, precepts
1970-07-28City Center

Open Your Intuition

Sesshin Meeting Friday, July 31, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, sesshin
1970-07-31City Center

Observation of Precepts and Practice of Zazen is Same Thing

Sesshin Lecture No. 1 Saturday, August 1, 1970 San Francisco
sesshin, precepts
1970-08-01City Center

Walk like an Elephant and Sitting like a Frog

True Practice As Expression Of Buddha-Nature Sesshin Lecture No. 2 Sunday, August 2, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, sesshin
1970-08-02City Center

Our Practice is Expression of Our True Buddha-mind

Sesshin Lecture, No. 4 Tuesday Evening, August 4, 1970 San Francisco
sesshin, precepts
1970-08-04City Center

Priest Ordination Ceremony: Paul Discoe and Reb Anderson

priest, ceremony
1970-08-09City Center

When Someone Receives Transmission

Tuesday, August 25, 1970 [One of two lectures for this date.] San Francisco
1970-08-25City Center

What Is Self? What Is Our Practice?

japan, uchiyama
1970-12-20City Center

No Practice Will Destroy People

1970-12-27City Center