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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

Yakusan did not give lectures for a long time

Serial: SF-05961

June 1969
Tassajara

Story of Yakusan saying he was not a teacher to give lectures. Making effort, and paying attention. What is right effort?

#approximate-date
Jun 1969
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Suzuki's 65th Birthday

Serial: SR-00018

Sunday Morning, May 18, 1969
Sokoji, San Francisco

May 18 1969
Sokoji
Suzuki Roshi

The Only Desire That Is Complete Is Buddha's Desire

Apr 08 1969
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

Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole

Serial: SR-00016

Sunday Lecture
Sunday, April 20, 1969

#not-always-so
Apr 20 1969
Suzuki Roshi

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

Serial: SR-00015

Shunryu Suzuki (with Ryogen Yoshimura)
Afternoon Sesshin Lecture
Sunday, April 19, 1969

Audio includes Yoshimura at beginning.

sesshin
Apr 19 1969
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

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind

#not-always-so
Mar 30 1969
Suzuki Roshi

Our Practice Should Be Based On The Idea Of Selflessness

Serial: SR-00012

Sunday Morning, March 16, 1969

Mar 16 1969
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

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”

Mar 10 1969
Suzuki Roshi

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05964

Friday, December 5, 1969

Previously described as intranscribable - now clearer
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File name: 69-12-05N: untitled level low. [Verbatim transcript not...

ceremony, shosan, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Dec 05 1969
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 6

sesshin
Dec 04 1969
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 5

Serial: SR-00202

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 5
Wednesday, December 3, 1969
Tassajara

sesshin, bodhisattva, dogen, shobogenzo
Dec 03 1969
Tassajara
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

Practice Should Not Be Perfect, So Descendants Have Something To Do

Serial: SR-00203

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 4
Tuesday, December 2, 1969

sesshin, dogen
Dec 02 1969
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Way-Seeking Mind, Part III

Serial: SR-00194

Winter Sesshin, Day 3, Lecture No. 3
Monday, December 1, 1969
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin, Bodhisattva vow
Dec 01 1969
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Miss Ransom Was A Teacher Of Conversation

Serial: SR-00242

[Not an interview I think, but a question Peter asks at the beginning of the lecture, possibly pre-arranged with Suzuki. Got labeled as an interview because I had it grouped...

japan, Komazawa University, buddhism, shobogenzo, Obon
Nov 09 1969
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-7

Serial: SR-00042

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

lotus sutra
Nov 07 1969
Series 3, Talk 7
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Way-Seeking Mind, Part II

Serial: SR-00266

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 2
Sunday, November 30, 1969
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin
Nov 30 1969
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Way-Seeking Mind, Part I

Serial: SR-00267

Winter Sesshin, Lecture No. 1
Saturday, November 29, 1969
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin
Nov 29 1969
Tassajara
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

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

Epilogue: Zen Mind

Serial: SR-00263

American practice different from Japanese practice. Enlightenment experience is beyond good and bad, beyond our usual way of thinking. Big mind is always with you, never...

#zmbm, big mind, enlightenment, sex
Nov 16 1969
Suzuki Roshi

Form Is Emptiness and Emptiness Is Form

heart sutra
Nov 13 1969
Suzuki Roshi

Some Questions

lotus sutra, Time
Nov 11 1969
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-6

Serial: SF-06005

Third Lotus Sutra Series
Thursday Evening, October 30, 1969
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Beginner’s Mind
Oct 30 1969
Series 3, Talk 6
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-5

Serial: SF-06006

Third Lotus Sutra Series
Tuesday Evening, October 28, 1969
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #improved-audio
Oct 28 1969
Series 3, Talk 5
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-4

Serial: SR-00038

[Third Lotus Sutra Series]
Saturday Evening, October 25, 1969
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, first principle
Oct 25 1969
Series 3, Talk 4
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-2

Serial: SR-00037

Third Lotus Sutra Series
Thursday Evening, October 23, 1969
Zen Mountain Center

[The recording starts with Suzuki reading from: Saddharma Pundarika or The...

lotus sutra, first principle
Oct 23 1969
Series 3, Talk 2
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-1

Serial: SR-00212

[Third Lotus Sutra Series]1
Monday Evening, October 20, 1969
Zen Mountain Center

Introduction to third series of talks on the Lotus Sutra. Zen as practical...

lotus sutra, mahayana, dogen
Oct 20 1969
Series 3, Talk 1
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

New Students' Questions

Serial: SR-00211

Tuesday, October 14, 1969
San Francisco

question
Oct 14 1969
Suzuki Roshi

Han (sounding board)

Serial: 69-00-00

[Image of (see PDF)] Suzuki·roshi at Tassajara in 1969 passing the wooden sounding board and hammer that is used to announce zazen, lectures and the arrival or departure of the...

#no-audio, #approximate-date
1969
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05094

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #23, by Shundo David Haye =====

This was the last of the three 5" reels that appeared to be from the summer of 1968, but there...

shosan, #new-audio, #awakening-the-archive
Sep 10 1968
Tassajara
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

Bodhidharma

Serial: SF-05081

 ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #22, by Shundo David Haye ===== 

In this second tape made by Dan Gourley at Tassajara in the summer of 1968,...

#new-audio, #improved-audio, Beginner’s Mind, first principle, Time, #approximate-date, #awakening-the-archive
Jul 29 1968
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Bring Me The Rhinoceros Fan

Serial: SF-05086

 ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #21, by Shundo David Haye ===== 

For whatever reason, there are few talks existing from the summer of 1968. At...

#new-audio, koan, #approximate-date, #awakening-the-archive
Jul 28 1968
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

To Have Complete Understanding of Our School

Serial: SF-05144B

SR024 Tass July 26/68 Roshi Sectarianism copied; July 21 Chino Sensei; July 24 Chino Sensei - also many handwritten notes on the content.

Since there was no talk by...

Jul 27 1968
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

What is Soto and what is Rinzai?

Serial: SF-05144A

SR024 Tass July 26/68 Roshi Sectarianism copied; July 21 Chino Sensei; July 24 Chino Sensei - also many handwritten notes on the content
NB: the date for the SR talk in...

soto, rinzai
Jul 26 1968
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Comments

Serial: 68-07-00

Wind Bell 68-03-04 and Shunryu Suzuki comments from visit of Soen Nakagawa, Hakuun Yasutani, and other teachers to Tassajara in July of 1968.

#no-audio, #approximate-date
Jul 1968
Suzuki Roshi

Observing the Precepts

#not-always-so, precepts
Jun 29 1968
Esalen
Suzuki Roshi

Esalen Institute: First of two lectures

Serial: SF-05870

This is the first of two talks given at Esalen.

#new-audio, dogen, Time
Jun 28 1968
Esalen
Suzuki Roshi

Because I Was Not Well

Serial: SF-05143A

SR023 Track 1 Suzuki Roshi's afternoon sesshin 4-23-68 copied [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator's comments...

sesshin, koan
Apr 23 1968
A
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05143B

SR023 Track 1 to 1/3 of other side Suzuki Roshi Question and Answer ceremony - copied 2 tapes [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A...

sesshin, shosan
Apr 23 1968
B
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sūtra No. I-5

Serial: SR-00105

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, first principle
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 5
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sūtra No. I-6

Serial: SR-00106

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio, first principle
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 6
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05985-A

Shosan Ceremony, Sesshin, Feb 1968
Tassajara

This ceremony is re-edited from the original cassette, with non-SR (Bishop Sumi) sections removed, and the speed...

shosan, sesshin, #approximate-date, #improved-audio, first principle, beginner's mind
Feb 1968
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

Lotus Sūtra No. I-1

Serial: SR-00110

Lotus Sutra No. 1
Tassajara
February 1968

lotus sutra, #approximate-date
Feb 1968
Series 2, Talk 1
Tassajara
Suzuki Roshi

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