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Some Questions

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

Question and Answer

Serial: SR-00083
Question-and-Answer, Buddha Nature, Suffering, Separation, Pain, American, Anger,...
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,...
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...
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,...
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,...
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,...
Aug 06 1969

We Practice Zazen So That We Attain Selflessness

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

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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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,...
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,...
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,...
Oct 12 1968

The True Dragon

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

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-8

Serial: SR-00001 Fall 1968
Lotus Sutra, Precepts, Faith, Sutra, Priest, Suffering, Composure, Balance, Mahayana...
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,...
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,...
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,...
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...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 15

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, Lotus Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Demons
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 9