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Letters From Emptiness

Serial: SR-00156

How to Understand the Idea of Emptiness
Sunday, March 8, 1970
San Francisco

#not-always-so
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 08 1970
City Center

Lecture To Prof. Lewis R. Lancaster's Visiting Class

Serial: SR-00259

Practice and enlightnment as forgetting and letting go of everything. Even if we don't know what real practice is, continuing and allowing it to reveal itself. Answering...

shakyamuni, emptiness, zazen
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 01 1970
Tassajara

Practice To Be Like A Stone

Serial: SF-06125

SR-70-02-28 Sesshin lecture #6 (last lecture) - followed by service #2 for Trudy Dixon
NB - is 1970 despite the year added to the photos

Suzuki Roshi
Feb 28 1970
City Center

Non-Dualistic Practice

Serial: SR-00260

Sesshin Lecture No. 3:
Wednesday, February 25, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 25 1970
City Center

Selflessness, Being and Non-Being: The Background of Shikantaza

Serial: SR-00261

Sesshin Lecture No. 1:
Monday, February 23, 1970
San Francisco

sesshin
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 23 1970
City Center

The Background of Shikantaza

Suzuki Roshi
Feb 22 1970
City Center

“An Unsurpassed, Penetrating Buddha”

Suzuki Roshi
Feb 08 1970

Brown Rice is Just Right

Serial: SR-00247

Morning Sesshin Lecture
Sunday, February 1, 1970
City Center

#not-always-so, sesshin
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 01 1970
A
City Center

Each One Of Us Is A Cook

Serial: SR-00258

Afternoon Sesshin Tea Lecture
Sunday, February 1, 1970

sesshin
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 01 1970
B

Our Effort In Our Practice

Suzuki Roshi
Jan 31 1970
City Center

Caring for the Soil

Serial: SR-00199

Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism
Sunday, January 25, 1970
San Francisco

#not-always-so
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 25 1970
City Center

Rules

dogen
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 18 1970
City Center

Ordination Ceremony: Bill Kwong and Silas Hoadley

ceremony, priest
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 11 1970
City Center

Respect for Things

Serial: SR-00200

What Is Our Practice?
Sunday, January 4, 1970
San Francisco

Practice as taking care of everything. Not making a noise with the chairs. Practice with new...

#not-always-so, zendo, bodhisattva way
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 04 1970
City Center

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-8

Serial: SR-00001

Fall 1968

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

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-10

Serial: SR-00002

Fall 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #68-10-00-I, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 10
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-11

Serial: SF-05251

October 1968
New version uploaded, should help with transcript

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-10-00-J, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 11
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-12

Serial: SR-00004

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. 12
Shunryu Suzuki Lecture

October 1968

lotus sutra, #68-10-00-K, #approximate-date, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe, first principle
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 12
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-13

Serial: SR-00005

Fall 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #68-10-00-L, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 13
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-15

Serial: SR-00006

Fall, 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-10-00-N, first principle
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 15
Tassajara

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?

activity, zazen, effort, priest, #approximate-date, #69-06-00
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 1969
Tassajara

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

Serial: SR-00033

July 1969
San Francisco

Morning.

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

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-9

Serial: SF-06041

Audio Problem Set has been replaced by original recording, with speed adjustments made.
Newly processed version should be a little clearer to trancsribe

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-10-00-H, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 9
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-5

Serial: SR-00100

Fall, 1968

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-10-00-D
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 5
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-5

Serial: SR-00105

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-02-00-E, first principle
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 5
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-6

Serial: SR-00106

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-02-00-F, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio, first principle
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 6
Tassajara

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
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1968
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-1

Serial: SR-00110

Lotus Sutra No. 1
Tassajara
February 1968

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-02-00-A
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1968
Series 2, Talk 1
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-2

Serial: SR-00111

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-02-00-B
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 2
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-4

Serial: SR-00113

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-02-00-D
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 4
Tassajara

Lotus Sūtra No. I-3

Serial: SR-00117

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-02-00-C
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 3
Tassajara

Sesshin, Sixth Night Lecture

Serial: SR-00129

Tassajara
September, 1969

sesshin, #approximate-date, #69-09-00-D
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Sesshin, Third Night Lecture

Serial: SR-00130

Tassajara
September, 1969

sesshin, #approximate-date, #69-09-00-C
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-4

Serial: SR-00141

Fall 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
C
Tassajara

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SR-00213

Tassajara
September, 1969

[Beginning of ceremony not recorded.]

sesshin, shosan, #approximate-date, #69-09-00-E
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-6

Serial: SF-05258

68-10-00-E

#approximate-date, lotus sutra, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 6
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-7

Serial: SF-06043

Fall 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #68-10-00-F
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 7
Tassajara

Translation of Unknown Text

Serial: SR-00183

August 1971
San Francisco

#approximate-date, #71-08-00, ceremony, priest
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 1971
City Center

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-14

Serial: SF-05683

Fall 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #approximate-date, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 14
Tassajara

Summary of some Suzuki lectures from the Spring

Serial: 66-02-00

Windbell: During the spring, one of themes of Reverend Suzuki’s weekly lectures has been the role of Zen Center, especially in relation to society, and the right attitude Zen...

#no-audio, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1966

Truly Involved With The Development Of Our Way

Serial: 67-08-00-B

± August, 1967

Wind Bell Vol. VI Nos. 2-4, P.50

#no-audio, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 1967

Suzuki Roshi Writes on the Practice Period

Serial: 67-08-00-A

± August, 1967

Wind Bell Vol. VI Nos. 2-4, P.4

#no-audio, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 1967

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
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 1968

City Practice Comments

#no-audio, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 1970

Blue Cliff Records-6, Ummon's Every Day Is A Good Day

Serial: 62-11-00

± November, 1962

Ummon Bunen (Yunmen Wenyen) was a disciple of Seppo (Hsueh-feng I-ts'un). He died in 949.

Introductory Comments by Shunryu Suzuki

#no-audio, #approximate-date, Blue Cliff Record
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 1962
Sokoji

Brief summary From Sesshin Lectures Wind Bell 65-05

Serial: 65-05-00

This year, Reverend Suzuki's lectures (given twice daily Monday through Friday) centered on the problems arising from confusing religion with science (in particular...

sesshin, #approximate-date, #no-audio
Suzuki Roshi
May 1965
Sokoji

Blue Cliff Records-3: Baso's Sun-faced Buddha, Moon-faced Buddha

Serial: 62-10-00

± October, 1962

This is one of the oldest Suzuki lectures we have, although it's obviously only a summary of the main point he made. This is on a theme he...

#no-audio, #approximate-date, Blue Cliff Record, first principle
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 1962
Sokoji

Blue Cliff Records-46

Serial: 64-02-00

This is a brief edited summary of a Suzuki lecture.

Wind Bell Lecture — February, 1964

Commentary by Reverend Shunryu Suzuki, Master, Zen Center.

#no-audio, #approximate-date, Blue Cliff Record
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 1964
Sokoji

Blue Cliff Records-52, Joshu's Donkeys Cross, Horses Cross

Serial: 64-04-00

This is a brief edited summary of a Suzuki lecture.

Wind Bell Lecture — April, 1964

#no-audio, #approximate-date, Blue Cliff Record
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 1964
Sokoji

Blue Cliff Records-53

Serial: 64-05-00

This is a brief edited summary of a Suzuki lecture.

From the May 1964 Wind Bell—based on a lecture by Shunryu Suzuki

#no-audio, #approximate-date, Blue Cliff Record
Suzuki Roshi
May 1964
Sokoji

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