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Way-Seeking Mind, Part I

Serial: SR-00267

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

Way-Seeking Mind, sesshin
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 29 1969
Tassajara

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.

Suzuki Roshi
Nov 25 1969
City Center

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
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 22 1969
City Center

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.
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 16 1969

Form Is Emptiness and Emptiness Is Form

heart sutra
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 13 1969

Some Questions

lotus sutra, Time
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 11 1969

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
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 09 1969

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-7

Serial: SR-00042

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

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

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
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 30 1969
Series 3, Talk 6
Tassajara

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
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 28 1969
Series 3, Talk 5
Tassajara

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
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 25 1969
Series 3, Talk 4
Tassajara

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
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 23 1969
Series 3, Talk 2
Tassajara

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
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 20 1969
Series 3, Talk 1
Tassajara

New Students' Questions

Serial: SR-00211

Tuesday, October 14, 1969
San Francisco

question
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 14 1969

Why I Came to America

Serial: SR-00157

"Why I became a priest"

Memories of his father as a temple priest. Wanting to be an unusual priest himself, to teach people. Training at a temple with Oka...

priest, meiji, buddhism, training, dogen, oka sotan
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 16 1969
Sokoji

On Zen Center History, Personal History, and Nona Ransom

Serial: SF-05610

Interview of Suzuki Roshi by Peter Schneider

interview
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 16 1969
1 of 2

Interview of Suzuki by Peter Schneider

Serial: 69-09-16-IB

Entered onto disk by DC 1996 or so
Revised by Bill Redican 9/01

[I dated this 69-09-16 to go with other Peter Schneider interview and lecture of that date....

interview, #no-audio, first principle
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 16 1969

Suzuki’s Curriculum Vitae

Serial: 69-09-16-W

Tuesday, September 16, 1969

[I dated this 69-09-16 because it was made by Shunryu Suzuki with Kobun Chino’s assistance in order to help Suzuki with his interview with...

#no-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 16 1969
W

On Zen Center History, Personal History, and Nona Ransom

Serial: SF-05577

Interview of Suzuki Roshi by Peter Schneider

interview
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 16 1969
2 of 2

Pure Silk, Sharp Iron

Serial: SR-00246

Sitting cross-legged - and then what? Having the right state of mind. Chinese and Japanese culture. His absent-mindedness, impatience. Virtue of endurance.

#not-always-so, zazen, dogen
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 14 1969

Our Practice And Our Everyday Activity

Serial: SF-05396

Saturday, August 30, 1969

Newly uploaded recording should be clearer to transcribe

#please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 30 1969
Tassajara

Some Questions

question
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 28 1969
Tassajara

Question and Answer

question
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 25 1969
Tassajara

Twelve Links of Causation

Serial: SR-00135

Twelve Links Of Causation
Juni-innen (Jap.)
Dvada-aiga-pratatyasamutpada (San.)

English Japanese Sanskrit...

Suzuki Roshi
Aug 23 1969
Tassajara

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...

question
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 21 1969
Tassajara

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...

sixth patriarch, monastic practice, japan
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 18 1969
Tassajara

Some Questions

question
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 12 1969

Not Always So

Serial: SR-00124

August Sesshin Lecture
Thursday, August 7, 1969
San Francisco

#not-always-so, sesshin, dogen
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 07 1969
Sokoji

To Actually Practice Selflessness

Serial: SR-00125

August Sesshin Lecture
Wednesday, August 6, 1969
San Francisco

sesshin
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 06 1969
Sokoji

We Practice Zazen So That We Attain Selflessness

Suzuki Roshi
Aug 03 1969
Tassajara

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,...

suffering, ego, impermanence, birth and death
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 02 1969
Tassajara

The Most Important Precept

precepts, dogen, eiheiji
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 01 1969
Tassajara

That is the purpose of counting

Suzuki Roshi
Jul 28 1969
Tassajara

Blue Cliff Records-43

Serial: SR-00032

Tozan's hot and cold.

Blue Cliff Record
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 26 1969
Tassajara

Enjoy Your Life

Serial: SR-00031

Talk on the moon landing

#not-always-so
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 20 1969

I have nothing in my mind

Suzuki Roshi
Jul 15 1969
Sokoji

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
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 11 1969
Sokoji

FORM AND EMPTINESS II

Serial: SR-00027

Wednesday, July 9, 1969
Tassajara

heart sutra, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 09 1969
Tassajara

Question And Answer Session

Serial: SR-00025

Tuesday, July 8, 1969
San Francisco

question
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 08 1969
Sokoji

Practice Should Be The Practice Of “Right Now.”

Serial: SR-00024

Thursday, July 3, 1969
Tassajara

heart sutra
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 03 1969
Tassajara

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

Serial: SR-00023

Tuesday, July 1, 1969
Tassajara

Suzuki Roshi
Jul 01 1969
Tassajara

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...

heart sutra, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 29 1969
Tassajara

Direct Experience of Reality

#not-always-so, baso, dogen
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 22 1969
Sokoji

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...

rinzai, soto, dogen, zazen
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 17 1969
Sokoji

Suzuki's 65th Birthday

Serial: SR-00018

Sunday Morning, May 18, 1969
Sokoji, San Francisco

Suzuki Roshi
May 18 1969
Sokoji

How To Take Our Bodhisattva's Vow

Serial: SR-00017

Tuesday Morning, April 29, 1969
San Francisco

Bodhisattva vow, dogen, agama sutra
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 29 1969
Sokoji

Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole

Serial: SR-00016

Sunday Lecture
Sunday, April 20, 1969

#not-always-so
Suzuki Roshi
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
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 19 1969

The Only Desire That Is Complete Is Buddha's Desire

Suzuki Roshi
Apr 08 1969

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind

#not-always-so
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 30 1969

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