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Our Practice Should Be Based On The Idea Of Selflessness

Serial: SR-00012

Sunday Morning, March 16, 1969

Suzuki Roshi
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...

#not-always-so, sesshin, zazen, eiheiji
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 15 1969
Sokoji

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”

Suzuki Roshi
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...

#not-always-so, baso, koan, Blue Cliff Record
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 09 1969
Sokoji

At The End Of The Year We Clean Up Our House

Serial: SF-05970-B

Dec 1968 New Year Lecture

#new-audio, Beginner’s Mind, dogen, japan
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 29 1968
Sokoji

untitled

Serial: SR-00007

Newly reprocessed recording should be a little clearer

lotus sutra, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 24 1968
Sokoji

True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Serial: SF-05970-A

Newly uploaded recording of this talk.

#improved-audio #happiness #buddha-nature
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 21 1968
Sokoji

Shosan Ceremony

shosan, first principle
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 11 1968
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-2

Serial: SR-00233

Monday Morning, October 21, 1968
Zen Mountain Center

lotus sutra, #wind-bell
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 21 1968
Series 2, Talk 2
Tassajara

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
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 20 1968
Tassajara

Shikantaza, Tenryu's One Finger

Serial: SR-00236

Sesshin Lecture
Saturday, October 12, 1968
Sokoji, San Francisco

sesshin, gutei, yakusan
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 12 1968
A
Sokoji

The True Dragon

#wind-bell, dogen, baso
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 12 1968
B
Sokoji

The Ten Powers Of A Bodhisattva

Serial: SF-05106

Sunday Morning, August 25, 1968
[This date is probably incorrect. Earlier (July 21, 1968), Suzuki mentioned that he had already explained the ten powers of a bodhisattva...

bodhisattva, dogen, rinzai, soto, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 25 1968
Sokoji

Fragment

#no-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 04 1968
Sokoji

Bodhidharma

Serial: SF-05081

 ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #22, by Shundo David Haye ===== 

In this second tape made by Dan Gourley at Tassajara in the summer of 1968,...

#new-audio, #improved-audio, Beginner’s Mind, first principle, Time, #approximate-date, #awakening-the-archive
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 29 1968
Tassajara

Bring Me The Rhinoceros Fan

Serial: SF-05086

 ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #21, by Shundo David Haye ===== 

For whatever reason, there are few talks existing from the summer of 1968. At...

#new-audio, koan, #approximate-date, #awakening-the-archive
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 28 1968
Tassajara

To Have Complete Understanding of Our School

Serial: SF-05144B

SR024 Tass July 26/68 Roshi Sectarianism copied; July 21 Chino Sensei; July 24 Chino Sensei - also many handwritten notes on the content.

Since there was no talk by...

Suzuki Roshi
Jul 27 1968
Tassajara

What is Soto and what is Rinzai?

Serial: SF-05144A

SR024 Tass July 26/68 Roshi Sectarianism copied; July 21 Chino Sensei; July 24 Chino Sensei - also many handwritten notes on the content
NB: the date for the SR talk in...

soto, rinzai
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 26 1968
Tassajara

Observing the Precepts

#not-always-so, precepts
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 29 1968
Esalen

Esalen Institute: First of two lectures

Serial: SF-05870

This is the first of two talks given at Esalen.

#new-audio, dogen, Time
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 28 1968
Esalen

Because I Was Not Well

Serial: SF-05143A

SR023 Track 1 Suzuki Roshi's afternoon sesshin 4-23-68 copied [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator's...

sesshin, koan
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 23 1968
A
Tassajara

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05143B

SR023 Track 1 to 1/3 of other side Suzuki Roshi Question and Answer ceremony - copied 2 tapes [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A...

sesshin, shosan
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 23 1968
B
Tassajara

Shuso Ceremony

Serial: SF-05143C

SR023 Last 2/3 side 2 Philip's discussion ceremony - copied 2 tapes [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator...

sesshin, shuso ceremony, #please-transcribe
Philip Wilson and Suzuki Roshi
Apr 23 1968
C
Tassajara

Four Wives

#no-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 18 1968
Los Altos

Samantabadra Buddha

Serial: SF-05138B

SR022 - VII 1: Roshi talk - Meal Sutra (copied) - 2: " little bit 2: (ready to go at 000 after Jan 11 lecture) (copied) - ZMC - 1968 year?

Suzuki Roshi
Jan 12 1968
Tassajara

Meal Chant

Serial: SF-05138C

SR022 - VII 1: Roshi talk - Meal Sutra (copied) - ZMC - 1968 year?

Suzuki Roshi
Jan 11 1968
Tassajara

The Gift of Zazen

#no-audio, #zmbm
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 14 1967
Los Altos

Shōsan Ceremony at Tassajara

shosan, yakusan
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 07 1967
Tassajara

Everything Itself Is Buddha

Serial: SF-05140A

SR20 - Reel #5 Suzuki track 1 - Roshi's lecture sesshin #7 12/6/67 Afternoon - copied

(This audio is only the first part of the talk)

sesshin #buddha-nature
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 06 1967
B
Tassajara

The Mind Which We Will Acquire

Serial: SF-05140B

SR20 - Reel #5 Suzuki - other side - Roshi - another lecture 12/6/67? copied

(The audio is the very end of 67-12-06-A only)

Suzuki Roshi
Dec 06 1967
Tassajara

Good and Bad Feeling

Serial: SF-05141-A

Tuesday, December 5, 1967
Afternoon Sesshin Lecture, Lecture A
Tassajara

sesshin
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 05 1967
A
Tassajara

Nature of Our Practice

Serial: SF-05141-B

Tuesday, December 5, 1967, Lecture B
Evening Sesshin Lecture
Tassajara

sesshin, dogen, fukanzazengi
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 05 1967
B
Tassajara

The More We Study Our Way, The More Difficult It Is To Explain It

Serial: SF-05142

SR018 - Track 1 - Roshi's Lecture sesshin #4 12/4/67 Evening - copied

sesshin, dogen
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 04 1967
Evening
Tassajara

Think the Unthinkable

Serial: SF-05137B

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #20, by Shundo David Haye ===== 

This talk comes from the middle of the second sesshin at Tassajara, in December...

sesshin, #new-audio, fukanzazengi, #awakening-the-archive
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 04 1967
Afternoon
Tassajara

Inner Power of Practice

Serial: SF-05137A

SR017 - Track 1 - slow - Roshi Lecture - 12/2/67 - afternoon - copied

sesshin, Blue Cliff Record
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 02 1967
Tassajara

Putting Power In Your Hara

Serial: SF-05133-A

Afternoon Sesshin Lecture
Friday, December 1, 1967, Lecture A
Zen Mountain Center

sesshin, dogen, fukanzazengi
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 01 1967
A
Tassajara

True Practice

Serial: SF-05133-B

Evening Sesshin Lecture
Friday Evening, December 1, 1967, Lecture B
Zen Mountain Center

sesshin, Zuigan, fox
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 01 1967
B
Tassajara

KPFA Radio Interview with Elsa Knight Thompson

Serial: SF-05115

Monday, November 6, 1967

KPFA RADIO INTERVIEW WITH ELSA KNIGHT THOMPSON
[Originally misdated - Friday, February 18, 1966]
Lecture B
KPFA/KPFB Studio,...

interview
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 06 1967
KPFA Berkeley

No Dualism

#no-audio, #zmbm, baso, heart sutra
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 02 1967
Los Altos

Negative and Positive

#no-audio, #zmbm
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 27 1967
Los Altos

The Practice of Constancy

Serial: SF-05132-A

SR015 - On this tape is Lecture C and last part of Lecture D. This tape is known as the C lecture tape of as #2 - Track 1 Roshi's Lecture C 9/12/67 - copied

#improved-audio, prajna paramita, bodhisattva
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 12 1967
Tassajara

Ignorance

Serial: SF-05131-A

SR 014 - On this tape: lectures A and B and also first part of D. This is to be known as the A-B lecture tape or #1 ZMC (has been transcribed) Track 1 Roshi's lecture A...

prajna paramita #new-audio, #improved-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 08 1967
Tassajara

Using Various Stones

Serial: SF-05131-C

SR 014 - On this tape: lectures A and B and also first part of D. This is to be known as the A-B lecture tape or #1 ZMC (has been transcribed) Track 1 Roshi's lecture A...

#please-transcribe
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 08 1967
B
Tassajara

Practice Zazen With Your Whole Mind And Body

Serial: SF-05131B

This is lecture D from these notes on the reel boxes (05132-B was added to this)
Several minutes of tape operator's notes at the end are included, the transcript was...

#improved-audio, instruction, zazen
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 08 1967
Morning
Tassajara

To Polish a Tile

Serial: 67-08-31

September 1, 1967 [8-31 is Thursday]
Los Altos, Calif.

#zmbm, #no-audio
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 31 1967
Los Altos

Shosan Ceremony

August Sesshin, 1967
August 24, 1967
Tassajara

[Opening sentences of Introduction missed.]

#no-audio, sesshin, shosan
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 24 1967
B
Tassajara

Genjo Koan no 4

Serial: SF-05136

Track 1 17/8 - Suzuki lectures - beginning missed, one or two sentences; beginning: This is the last lecture of sesshin. We have talked of emptiness and form, but have not...

sesshin, dogen, genjo koan, #please-transcribe, Time
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 24 1967
A
Tassajara

Reflections on the Prajna Paramita Sutra

Serial: SF-05135A

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #19, by Shundo David Haye =====

This is the talk that was chosen by the...

sesshin, #new-audio, sengai, #awakening-the-archive, Time
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 24 1967
Tassajara

Buddhism Is Not a Special Teaching; Enlightenment Is Not a Particular Stage

Serial: SF-05134D

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #17, by Shundo David Haye =====

About half way through this sesshin talk, you can start to hear crickets in the background, getting...

sesshin, dogen, genjo koan, #new-audio, #awakening-the-archive, #approximate-date
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 23 1967
Tassajara

To Polish A Tile Is Our Practice Actually

Serial: SF-05135B

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #18, by Shundo David Haye =====

Further to the date confusion and missing talks discussed last time, it seems that even Suzuki Roshi...

sesshin, #new-audio, prajna paramita, shobogenzo, #awakening-the-archive
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 23 1967
Tassajara

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