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Teisho (Introduced by Jakusho Kwong)

Serial: SF-05452-B Mill Valley Zendo, talk by Suzuki Roshi
Emptiness, Precepts, Observe, Ego, Evil
Dec 23 1970
Mill Valley Zendo

What Is Self? What Is Our Practice?

Serial: SR-00073
Japan, Kosho Uchiyama, Building, Precepts, Observe, Greed, Ego
Dec 20 1970
City Center

Japan Now: Zazen As Our Foundation

Serial: SR-00072 Lecture after Trip to Japan: Sunday, December 13, 1970
Transmission, Culture, sitting, Meditation, Ceremony, American
Dec 13 1970

When Someone Receives Transmission

Serial: SR-00071 Tuesday, August 25, 1970San Francisco
Transmission, Priest, Buddha Nature, Culture, Forms, American, Death, Truth
Aug 25 1970
City Center

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 ceremony that took place at City Center in August 1970. During the...
Precepts, Ceremony, #new-audio, #please-transcribe, #awakening-the-archive, ...
Aug 23 1970
City Center

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, Faith
Aug 16 1970
A
City Center

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 lecture ended. This lecture appears to be complete.] Newly...
#please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Faith, Describe, Hate, Doubt
Aug 16 1970
B
City Center

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, Precepts, Don't Know Mind...
Aug 09 1970
City Center

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, Precepts, Buddha Mind, Discrimination, Sutra,...
Aug 04 1970
City Center

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. The previously available recording for this date was incomplete - it...
#sesshin, #new-audio, Dogen, Bodhidharma, Precepts, #awakening-the-archive, ...
Aug 03 1970
City Center

Walk like an Elephant and Sitting like a Frog

Serial: SR-00066 True Practice As Expression Of Buddha-NatureSesshin Lecture No. 2Sunday, August 2, 1970San Francisco
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Sengai, Buddha Nature, Family Practice, War, Bodhidharma,...
Aug 02 1970
City Center

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, Precepts, Doubt, Buddha Nature, Faith, Ceremony, Ordination, Lay...
Aug 01 1970
City Center

Open Your Intuition

Serial: SF-05587-B Sesshin Meeting Friday, July 31, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Intuition, Instruction, Beginners
Jul 31 1970
City Center

How To Understand Rituals And Precepts

Serial: SR-00063 Zazen, Rituals And Precepts Cannot Be SeparatedSunday Evening, July 26, 1970San Francisco
#wind-bell, Precepts, Precepts, Gratitude, Priest, Observe, Ceremony, American,...
Jul 26 1970
City Center

Mudra Practice and How to Accept Instructions from Various Teachers

Serial: SR-00269
Tatsugami, Yoshida, Beginners, Posture, Instruction, difficulty
Jul 26 1970
City Center

Japanese Way, American Way, Buddhist Way

Serial: SR-00270
Dogen, American, Freedom, Culture, Doubt, Interview, Demons, training, Building, Pain...
Jul 19 1970
City Center

Ekō Lecture 6

Serial: SR-00230 The Fourth Morning EkoWednesday, July 15, 1970Tassajara [This is the last in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples...
Eko, Chanting, Monks, Priest, Offering, Buddha Nature, Wisdom, Observe, Separation,...
Jul 15 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 5

Serial: SR-00231 The Third Morning EkoMonday, July 13, 1970Tassajara [This is the fifth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples...
Eko, Chanting, Buddha Ancestors, Transmission, Building, Bodhidharma, Sutra,...
Jul 13 1970
Tassajara

Supported from Within

Serial: SR-00191 Ekō Lecture 4The Second Morning Eko, Part 3 of 3Sunday, July 12, 1970Tassajara [This is the fourth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center...
Eko, Chanting, #not-always-so, Priest, Echo, New Year, Wisdom, Suffering, Building,...
Jul 12 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 3

Serial: SR-00228 The Second Morning Eko, Part 2 of 3Friday Evening, July 11, 1970Tassajara [This is the third in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and...
Eko, Chanting, Describe, Concentration, Karma, Attachment, Mindfulness, Hindrances,...
Jul 11 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 2

Serial: SR-00229 The Second Morning Eko, Part 1 of 3Friday Evening, July 10, 1970Tassajara [This is the second in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and...
Eko, Chanting, Chanting, Anger, Buddha Nature, Mahayana, heart, Karma, Meditation,...
Jul 10 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 1

Serial: SR-00225 The First Morning EkoWednesday, July 8, 1970Tassajara [This is the first in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples...
Eko, Dogen, Manjushri, Transmission, Chanting, Monks, Wisdom, Precepts, Echo,...
Jul 08 1970
Tassajara

Do Not Pass Your Days and Nights in Vain

Serial: SR-00221 Sandokai Lecture XIII: “Don't Spend Your Time in Vain” Monday, July 6, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Ayumi wo susumure ba gonnon ni arazu, mayote senga no ko wo hedatsu....
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Sixth Patriarch, Dogen, difficulty, sitting, zen,...
Jul 06 1970
Tassajara

We Should Not Stick to Words or Rules Too Much

Serial: SR-00222 Sandokai Lecture XII: “It Is Not Always So” Saturday, July 4, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Koto wo uke te wa subekaraku shu wo esu beshi. Mizukara kiku wo rissuru koto nakare...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Tassajara, Lay, Peace, confusion, lecture, Truth...
Jul 04 1970
Tassajara

City Practice Comments

Serial: 70-00-00
#no-audio, #approximate-date,
Jul 1970

A Short Talk During Zazen

Serial: 70-06-28
Branching Streams, #no-audio, Dogen,
Jun 28 1970
Tassajara

Suffering Is A Valuable Thing

Serial: SR-00218 Sandokai Lecture XI Saturday, June 27, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 33 Bammotsu onozukara ko ari, Line 34 masani yo to sho to wo iu beshi. Line 35 Ji sonsure ba kangai...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Suffering, difficulty, Community, Emptiness, Pain,...
Jun 27 1970
Tassajara

The Willow Tree Cannot Be Broken

Serial: SR-00220 SANDOKAI LECTURE X Thursday, June 25, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Meian ono-ono aitaishite, hisuru ni zengo no ayumi no gotoshi. (Transliteration by Kazuaki Tanahashi...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Precepts, reality, War, Interdependence, Observe,...
Jun 25 1970
Tassajara

Within Light There Is Utter Darkness

Serial: SR-00052 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. Line 29 Anchuniatattemeiari, Line 30...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Suffering, Truth, Diversity, sitting, Duality,...
Jun 20 1970
Tassajara

Without Any Idea of Attainment

Serial: SR-00061 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 kanso. Line 23 Shikamo ichi-ichi no ho...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Precepts, Subject-and-Object, reality, Oneness, Monks,...
Jun 17 1970
Tassajara

The Boat Is Always Moving

Serial: SR-00059 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 ga gotoshi. Line 19 Hi wa nesshi...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Emptiness, Emotions, Peace, Enemies, Karma, Anger, Hate...
Jun 13 1970
Tassajara

Today We May Be Very Happy

Serial: SR-00057 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 jochu no koto ni kanai, mei wa...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Happiness, Zazen, Suffering, Pain, Buddha Nature,...
Jun 10 1970
Tassajara

We Are Just a Tiny Speck of Big Being

Serial: SR-00055 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 philosophy class following Lecture IV...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, lecture, Freedom, difficulty, Forms, Evil, Duality,...
Jun 06 1970
Tassajara

The Blue Jay Will Come Right into Your Heart

Serial: SR-00053 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. Interdependency; 'ri' and 'ji', noumenal and...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Dependent Origination, lecture, Echo, Building, Truth,...
Jun 03 1970
Tassajara

Buddha Is Always Here

Serial: SR-00051 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 shusuru mo moto kore mayoi. Line 8 Ri...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Emptiness, Buddha Nature, Suffering, Truth, Compassion,...
Jun 01 1970
Tassajara

Shunryu Suzuki talking from Zen in America (video)

Serial: 70-06-00-V [Audio from final cut used in film in italics] (Second paragraph only - SDH)
#temporary-audio, #approximate-date,
Jun 1970
Tassajara

Warm Hand to Warm Hand

Serial: SR-00049 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 namboku no so nashi...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Truth, Transmission, reality, New Year, difficulty,...
May 30 1970
Tassajara

Things-As-It-Is

Serial: SR-00048 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 the series are appended to the...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Big Mind, Discrimination, Freedom, Oneness, Bell,...
May 27 1970
Tassajara

Money And Labor

Serial: SR-00046 Sunday Morning, May 24, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
Buddha Nature, Discrimination, Monks, Priest, Faith
May 24 1970
City Center

How To Observe Precepts

Serial: SR-00047 Sunday Morning, May 17, 1970 San Francisco
Precepts, Precepts, Chanting, Observe, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Mahayana, Posture,...
May 17 1970
City Center

Zen Center and City Practice

Serial: SR-00045 Sunday, May 10, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
Building, Intention, Meditation, War, Observe, Death, difficulty
May 10 1970
City Center

We Try To Control Or Restrict Our Activity

Serial: SR-00044 Tuesday Evening, May 5, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
Culture, Posture, Evil, difficulty, Attachment, zen, Pain, American, reality, Freedom...
May 05 1970
City Center

Sincere Practice and Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SR-00043 Sesshin Lecture No. 3, Sunday, May 3, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, American, Transmission, stubbornness, Buddha Nature, Hate, realization,...
May 03 1970
City Center

Helping Others

Serial: SR-00138 Sesshin Lecture, No. 2, Saturday, May 2, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Dogen, Zuimonki, Building, Doubt
May 02 1970
City Center

On Breathing

Serial: SR-00139 Sesshin Lecture, No. 1, Saturday Evening, May 2, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Posture, Pain, sitting, Sangha, Enemies, Death
May 02 1970
City Center

Sincere Practice

Serial: SR-00140 How To Have Sincere Practice Tuesday, April 28, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, Tatsugami, Dogen, Precepts, Monks, Intuition, Don't Know Mind,...
Apr 28 1970
City Center

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, training, Gratitude, Zoom, Ceremony, Obstacles, Observe, Silence...
Apr 25 1970
City Center

How To Have Sincere Practice

Serial: SR-00145 Suzuki Roshi edited from longer recording.
#please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Building, Community, Meditation, Zendo,...
Apr 25 1970
A
City Center

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, Offering
Apr 25 1970
City Center

Buddha's Birthday Lecture

Serial: SR-00160
Ceremony, Ceremony
Apr 12 1970
City Center

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