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Some Questions

Serial: SR-00133 -
Question-and-Answer, Breath, Buddha Nature, Posture, sitting, Tassajara, Offering, Pain,...
Aug 28 1969

Question and Answer

Serial: SR-00083 -
Question-and-Answer, Buddha Nature, Suffering, Separation, Pain, American, Anger, Attachment,...
Aug 25 1969

Twelve Links of Causation

Serial: SR-00135 Twelve Links Of Causation Juni-innen (Jap.) Dvada-aiga-pratatyasamutpada (San.) English Japanese Sanskrit -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1. ignorance mumyo avidya 2. action... -
Consciousness, Suffering, causation, Discrimination, Emptiness, Fasting, Passions, confusion,...
Aug 23 1969

Some Questions

Serial: SF-05087-A Roshi's Lectures - 2 of them - Aug 21 Side 2 Q&A session Q1 - explain 12 links of causation, Q - war - striving for a cause - even peace is necessary though futile (on cassette) - Dan Gourley #4 -
Question-and-Answer, causation, Current Events, Passions, Fox, Gratitude, Commitment, Freedom...
Aug 21 1969

Our Way To Attain Liberation

Serial: SF-05087-B Monday Evening, August 18, 1969 Tassajara Story of the Sixth Patriarch. Practice with everyone else at the monastery, without self-centered ideas. Answering student questions. Dan Gourley reel #4 -
Sixth Patriarch, Monastic Practice, Japan, Aspects of Practice, Discrimination, Faith,...
Aug 18 1969

Some Questions

Serial: SR-00128 -
Question-and-Answer, Precepts, Doubt, Continuous, Concentration, Birth-and-Death, Funeral,...
Aug 12 1969

Not Always So

Serial: SR-00124 August Sesshin Lecture Thursday, August 7, 1969 San Francisco -
Sesshin, Dogen, Interdependence, Freedom, Gratitude, Composure, Posture, Emptiness, Truth...
Aug 07 1969

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, Continuous,...
Aug 06 1969

We Practice Zazen So That We Attain Selflessness

Serial: SR-00137 -
Suffering, Wisdom, Dragons, Don't Know Mind, Meditation, Separation, sitting, Describe,...
Aug 03 1969

The First Teaching

Serial: SR-00158 Teaching of impermanence, everything changing; also there is selflessness, suffering and nirvana. The sufferings of birth, death, sickness and old age. Causes of suffering, because of ego. -
Suffering, Ego, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Suffering, Wisdom, Truth, Attachment, heart,...
Aug 02 1969

The Most Important Precept

Serial: SR-00035 -
Precepts, Dogen, Eiheiji, Sanctuary, Hate, Suffering, Truth
Aug 01 1969

That is the purpose of counting

Serial: SR-00034 -
Truth, Daily Life, Anger, reality, Karma, Emptiness, Wisdom
Jul 28 1969

Blue Cliff Records-43

Serial: SR-00032 Tozan's hot and cold. -
Blue Cliff Record, Emptiness, Pain, Monks, difficulty, Forms, Hate, Commitment, sitting,...
Jul 26 1969

Enjoy Your Life

Serial: SR-00031 Talk on the moon landing -
heart, Observe
Jul 20 1969

I have nothing in my mind

Serial: SR-00029 -
Emptiness, Forms, Zazen, Buddha Nature, Freedom, Passions, Interview, Beginners, Balance,...
Jul 15 1969

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


Serial: SR-00027 Wednesday, July 9, 1969 Tassajara -
Heart Sutra, Emptiness, Forms, reality, Enemies, Truth, training, American, Duality, Balance,...
Jul 09 1969

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, Describe,...
Jul 08 1969

Practice Should Be The Practice Of “Right Now.”

Serial: SR-00024 Thursday, July 3, 1969 Tassajara -
Heart Sutra, Emptiness, Forms, Faith, reality, Describe, training, Enemies, War, Death...
Jul 03 1969

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

Serial: SR-00023 Tuesday, July 1, 1969 Tassajara -
American, Freedom, Priest, zen, Offering, Religion, Culture, Ceremony, difficulty, sitting...
Jul 01 1969

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

Serial: SR-00033 July 1969San Francisco Morning. -
Dogen, Buddha Nature, Evil, Freedom, Priest, Ego, Tassajara, Transmission, Culture, lecture,...
Jul 1969

Emptiness is Form

Serial: SF-05968 Sunday, June 29, 1969 San Francisco Newly uploaded version has speed adjustments made; should be a little clearer for transcript - not just end, but correcting throughout. -
Heart Sutra, Emptiness, Current Events, Balance, Faith, Beginners, Continuous...
Jun 29 1969

Direct Experience of Reality

Serial: SR-00020 -
Baso, Dogen, lecture, Sutra, Forms, Pain, sitting
Jun 22 1969

How should we establish our system of practice in San Francisco

Serial: SR-00019 Tuesday Evening, June 17, 1969San 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 ideas about Buddhahood, or worry... -
Rinzai, Soto Zen, Dogen, Zazen, New Year, Concentration, Big Mind, Priest, Pain, Addiction,...
Jun 17 1969

Yakusan did not give lectures for a long time

Serial: SF-05961 June 1969Tassajara Story of Yakusan saying he was not a teacher to give lectures. Making effort, and paying attention. What is right effort? -
Priest, Freedom
Jun 1969

Suzuki's 65th Birthday

Serial: SR-00018 Sunday Morning, May 18, 1969Sokoji, San Francisco -
Priest, Building, Tassajara, Beginners, Instruction, Anger, Posture, Pain, American...
May 18 1969

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, Vows,...
Apr 29 1969

Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole

Serial: SR-00016 Sunday Lecture Sunday, April 20, 1969 -
Buddha Nature, Evil, Priest, Big Mind, Compassion, Continuous, reality
Apr 20 1969

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, Suffering, lecture, Monks, Don't Know Mind, Priest, Community, Posture, training...
Apr 19 1969

The Only Desire That Is Complete Is Buddha's Desire

Serial: SR-00014 -
Buddha Nature, Freedom, difficulty, Wisdom, War, Culture, Posture, lecture, Precepts, Priest...
Apr 08 1969

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind

Serial: SR-00013 -
Composure, reality, difficulty, Freedom
Mar 30 1969

Our Practice Should Be Based On The Idea Of Selflessness

Serial: SR-00012 Sunday Morning, March 16, 1969 -
Monastic Practice, Truth
Mar 16 1969

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. -
Sesshin, Zazen, Eiheiji, Suffering, Buddha Nature, Freedom, Beginners, Posture, zen,...
Mar 15 1969

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”

Serial: SR-00010 -
Truth, Birth-and-Death, Wisdom, zen, Pain, Death, difficulty, Composure, Describe, Sutra...
Mar 10 1969

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. Understanding everyday activity through duality and oneness.... -
Baso, Koan, Blue Cliff Record, Attachment, Composure, Discrimination, difficulty, Buddha...
Mar 09 1969

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 abbot from the monastery. A translation of this... -

At The End Of The Year We Clean Up Our House

Serial: SF-05970-B Dec 1968 New Year Lecture -
Beginner’s Mind, Dogen, Japan, New Year, Beginners, Transmission, Instruction, Priest, Faith...
Dec 29 1968


Serial: SR-00007 Newly reprocessed recording should be a little clearer -
Lotus Sutra, Monks, Breath, Building
Dec 24 1968

True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Serial: SF-05970-A Newly uploaded recording of this talk. -
Happiness, Buddha Nature, Happiness, Buddha Nature, Composure, Observe
Dec 21 1968

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SR-00075 -
Shosan, First Principle, Emptiness, Compassion, Lotus Sutra, Patience, sitting, Emotions,...
Nov 11 1968

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-2

Serial: SR-00233 Monday Morning, October 21, 1968Zen Mountain Center -
Lotus Sutra, Observe, Lotus Sutra, Sutra, Doubt, Precepts, Separation, Offering, Mahayana,...
Oct 21 1968
Series 2, Talk 2

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-1

Serial: SF-05681 [Second Lotus Sutra series in 1968] Sunday Evening, October 20, 1968 Zen Mountain Center -
Lotus Sutra, Describe, Vows, Enemies, Conversation, Karma, Emotions
Oct 20 1968

Shikantaza, Tenryu's One Finger

Serial: SR-00236 Sesshin LectureSaturday, October 12, 1968Sokoji, San Francisco -
Sesshin, Gutei, Yakusan, Community, Pain, sitting, Monks, Obstacles, Instruction, training,...
Oct 12 1968

The True Dragon

Serial: SF-05239 -
Dogen, Baso, Dragons, Freedom, Soto Zen, Emptiness, Bodhidharma, soto, Instruction, Zazen...
Oct 12 1968

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-8

Serial: SR-00001 Fall 1968 -
Lotus Sutra, Precepts, Faith, Sutra, Priest, Suffering, Composure, Balance, Mahayana, training...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 8

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-10

Serial: SR-00002 Fall 1968Zen Mountain Center -
Lotus Sutra, sitting, Ceremony, Emptiness, Priest, Funeral, Composure, heart, Monks, reality,...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 10

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-11

Serial: SF-05251 October 1968New version uploaded, should help with transcript -
Lotus Sutra, Lay, Emptiness, Interview, Ceremony
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 11

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-12

Serial: SR-00004 Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. 12Shunryu Suzuki Lecture October 1968 -
Lotus Sutra, First Principle, Suffering, Observe, Compassion, Intention, heart, Emptiness,...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 12

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-13

Serial: SR-00005 Fall 1968Zen Mountain Center -
Lotus Sutra, Wisdom, Monks, Sutra, Dana, Silence, Lay, Transmission, Karma, Breath, heart...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 13

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-15

Serial: SR-00006 Fall, 1968Zen Mountain Center -
Lotus Sutra, First Principle, Conversation, Meditation, Demons, American, First Principle,...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 15