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Limiting Your Activity

Serial: 65-12-23
Dec 23 1965
Los Altos

Single-Minded Way

Serial: 65-12-16
Dec 16 1965
Los Altos

Chanting Service

Serial: SF-05124-A
Sesshin, Chanting,
Dec 11 1965
Sokoji

Buddhism Has Many Annual Layers Like A Big Tree

Serial: SF-05124-B One-Day Sesshin Evening LectureSaturday, December 11, 1965, Lecture BSokoji, San Francisco
Sesshin, Precepts, Precepts, Triple Treasure, Observe, Doubt, Composure, Priest,...
Dec 11 1965
B
Sokoji

Most Of You Are Beginners

Serial: SF-05124-D One-Day Sesshin Afternoon LectureSaturday, December 11, 1965, Lecture ASokoji, San Francisco
Sesshin, Sixth Patriarch, Dogen, Precepts, Precepts, Observe, Beginners, Enemies,...
Dec 11 1965
A
Sokoji

The Middle Way

Serial: 65-12-09 Thursday morning lectureDecember 9, 1965Los Altos
Time,
Dec 09 1965
Los Altos

Bowing

Serial: 65-12-02 Thursday, December 2, 1965 Thursday morning lecture Los Altos
Dec 02 1965
Los Altos

Excerpt from the chapter Bowing in ZMBM

Serial: 65-12-02-A
Dec 02 1965
A

Mind Weeds

Serial: 65-11-18 Thursday Morning Lectures November 17, 1965 (date changed to 18th -- DC/08) Los Altos
Nov 18 1965
Los Altos

Buddhism is Very Philosophical, and Sometimes Intellectual and Logical

Serial: 65-11-00-A One-Day Sesshin Lectures November, 1965 (Wind Bell, Jan.–Feb. 1966) - this was held on 13th per previous Wind Bells. Early Afternoon Lecture
Sesshin,
Nov 13 1965
A
Sokoji

You Have Made Great Progress

Serial: 65-11-00-B One-Day Evening Sesshin Lecture November 1965 (Wind Bell, Jan.–Feb. 1966) - this was held on 13th per previous Wind Bells.
Sesshin,
Nov 13 1965
B
Sokoji

Beginner's Mind

Serial: SF-05122 ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #1, by Shundo David Haye ===== When this particular, otherwise unremarkable, reel was photographed as part of Engage Wisdom’s archiving process, unlike many other tapes stored at Zen...
Beginner’s Mind, Dogen, Precepts, Beginners, Precepts, Enemies, Posture
Nov 11 1965
Los Altos

Breathing

Serial: 65-11-04 Thursday Morning Lectures November 4, 1965 Los Altos
Nov 04 1965
Los Altos

In Hinayana Practice, In The First Stage

Serial: 65-10-28 Thursday, October 28, 1965 Thursday Morning Lectures Los Altos
Oct 28 1965
Los Altos

In Buddhism There Are Many Schools

Serial: 65-10-21 Thursday, October 21, 1965 Thursday morning lecture Los Altos
Oct 21 1965
Los Altos

Kinhin Instruction

Serial: 65-10-16-K
Sesshin,
Oct 16 1965
K
Sokoji

It Is A Great Joy To Practice Sesshin With You In This Way

Serial: 65-10-16-A October Sesshin Lecture October 16, 1965 (Wind Bell, Nov.–Dec. 1965) Transcribed by Trudy Dixon Afternoon Lecture
Sesshin, Sixth Patriarch, Dogen,
Oct 16 1965
A
Sokoji

We Have Finished Sesshin With Unusual Results

Serial: 65-10-16-B October Sesshin Lecture October 16, 1965 (Wind Bell, Nov.–Dec. 1965) Late Afternoon Lecture:
Sesshin, Dogen, Baso, Beginner’s Mind,
Oct 16 1965
B
Sokoji

Nothing Special

Serial: 65-10-14 Thursday, October 14, 1965 Thursday Morning Lectures Los Altos
Oct 14 1965
Los Altos

Experience, Not Philosophy

Serial: 65-10-07 Thursday, October 7, 1965 Thursday morning lecture Los Altos
Oct 07 1965
Los Altos

Transiency

Serial: 65-09-16 September 16, 1965 Thursday Morning Lectures Los Altos
Dogen,
Sep 16 1965
Los Altos

Study Yourself

Serial: SF-05123B ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #4, by Shundo David Haye ===== "I always felt his best Zen talks were the ones he gave on Thursday mornings in my home. They were spontaneous, succinct and spoken from a relaxed and contented...
Dogen, Genjokoan, Rinzai, Monastic Practice, Instruction, Hate, Doubt
Sep 09 1965
Los Altos

I Have Nothing In My Mind

Serial: SF-05125-B One-Day Sesshin Lecture: 5 PM Saturday, August 28, 1965, Lecture B San Francisco
Sesshin, Sixth Patriarch, Baso, Big Mind, Faith, Fox, Duality, Hate
Aug 28 1965
B
Sokoji

Confucius Said the Most Visible is Something Invisible

Serial: SF-05125-A SR 002 Tape 1 copy Sesshin 1pm lecture
Sesshin, Faith, Interview, Observe, confusion, Hate, Peace
Aug 28 1965
A
Sokoji

Calmness

Serial: SF-05123A ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #3, by Shundo David Haye ===== In this talk, which became the Calmness chapter of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (p121), Suzuki Roshi starts with a Japanese Zen poem, offering a pair of analogies to...
Dogen, Zazen, Composure
Aug 26 1965
Los Altos

Nirvana, the Waterfall

Serial: 65-08-19 Thursday, August 19, 1965 Thursday morning lecture Los Altos
Aug 19 1965
Los Altos

Posture

Serial: 65-08-12
Aug 12 1965
Los Altos

On the Great Prajna Paramita Sutra

Serial: 65-08-05
Heart Sutra,
Aug 05 1965
Los Altos

Supper Chant

Serial: SF-05107C Tape 7 Summer 1965 Sesshin: Side 2 Little bit of Saturday supper chant [Case replaced 12/95. Original notes were transcribed verbatim - WKR]
Chanting,
Jul 31 1965
Sokoji

Saturday Evening Lecture

Serial: SF-05117A Tape VIII (?) Side 1 Sat eve lecture (1 - 60); Side 2 Sat eve lecture (1-15?)
Question-and-Answer, Daily Life, Buddha Nature, Happiness, Balance, Bell, Evil, Hate...
Jul 31 1965
Sokoji

Don't Be Bothered By Your Mind / Science of Philosophy is Like a Dissection

Serial: SF-05104C Tape 5 Summer sesshin 1965 Thursday July 29th Side 2: 5:45 meditation, 9:00 AM lecture [Case replaced 12/95. Original notes were transcribed verbatim - WKR]
Sesshin, Peace, Buddha Nature, Current Events, Bodhidharma, Passions, Instruction,...
Jul 30 1965
A-B
Sokoji

Do You Have Some Questions?

Serial: SF-05107A Tape 7 Summer 1965 Sesshin: Side 1 Friday evening lecture (transcribed) [Case replaced 12/95. Original notes were transcribed verbatim - WKR]
Sesshin, Question-and-Answer, Transmission, training, Emotions, Buddha Nature,...
Jul 30 1965
D
Sokoji

If You Have A Question

Serial: SF-05105B Tape 6 Friday July 30 Side 1: 1pm lecture (continued on side 2) - transcribed
Sesshin, Question-and-Answer, Buddha Nature, Religion, Peace, Obstacles, confusion,...
Jul 30 1965
C
Sokoji

The Purpose of Practice is to Have a Direct Experience of Buddha

Serial: SF-05103B Tape 4 Summer Sesshin 1965: Thursday July 29 9am lecture - transcribed
Sesshin, Buddha Nature, Evil, Precepts, Ego, Instruction
Jul 29 1965
A
Sokoji

Some More Questions

Serial: SF-05104A Tape 5 Summer sesshin 1965 Thursday July 29th Side 1 - 6pm lecture; Continues on Side 2 [Case replaced 12/95. Original notes were transcribed verbatim - WKR]
Sesshin, Question-and-Answer, Precepts, Emotions, Buddha Nature, Passions, training,...
Jul 29 1965
C
Sokoji

Questions

Serial: SF-05103C Tape 4 Summer Sesshin 1965: Thursday July 29 1pm lecture - transcribed
Sesshin, Question-and-Answer, Buddha Nature, Priest, Faith, Demons, Religion...
Jul 29 1965
B
Sokoji

Questions

Serial: SF-05126E Tape 3 Summer Sesshin July 1965 - Wednesday July 28 1965 Tape 3 side 2 Wed July 28th 6pm lecture - transcribed; copied June 30 1973; SR001
Sesshin, Question-and-Answer, Four Noble Truths, Emotions, Faith, Passions, Delusion...
Jul 28 1965
D
Sokoji

Pure Rules

Serial: SF-05126A ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #6, by Shundo David Haye ===== The value of these sets of recordings during sesshins in the summer of 1965 at Sokoji is that not only were the formal dharma talks preserved, but also the...
Sesshin, Instruction, Emptiness, Interview, Religion, Faith
Jul 28 1965
9:00am
Sokoji

Lunch Instruction

Serial: SF-05126C ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #7, by Shundo David Haye ===== This is a second short instruction from the same day of sesshin as the Pure Rules talk (https://suzukiroshi.engagewisdom.com/talks/pure-rules900am); again the...
Sesshin, Oryoki, Instruction,
Jul 28 1965
12:00
Sokoji

If You Understand Bodhisattva Mind In A Dualistic Way

Serial: SF-05126D Tape 3 Summer Sesshin July 1965 - Wednesday July 28 1965 Tape 3 Side 1: Wednesday 1pm lecture - transcribed; copied June 30 1973; SR001
Sesshin, Shobogenzo, Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind, confusion
Jul 28 1965
C
Sokoji

Forgotten the Value of Religion

Serial: SF-05101A ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #5, by Shundo David Haye ===== The oldest recordings of Suzuki Roshi made at Sokoji, the home of the San Francisco Zen Center at the time, come from a week-long sesshin that took place at the...
Sesshin, Dogen, Shobogenzo, Inmost Nature, Religion, Don't Know Mind, Buddha...
Jul 27 1965
1:00pm
Sokoji

In Our Way of Zen, We Emphasize the Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-05101B Tape 2 Summer Sesshin 1965 Tuesday July 27 - transcribed August 1965 Tape 2 Side 2 Tuesday July 27 6pm lecture Reverend Suzuki [Case replaced 12/95. Original notes were transcribed verbatim - WKR]
Sesshin, Bodhisattva, Way-Seeking Mind, Observe, Interview, training, Faith
Jul 27 1965
6:00pm
Sokoji

Afternoon Service and Meal Chant

Serial: SF-05112C Tape 1 Summer sesshin 1965, Monday 1st day of sesshin (?) July 26th 1965 Tape 1 Side 1: afternoon service; meal chant
Chanting,
Jul 26 1965
Sokoji

Religious Problems Concerning Such As Psychology Or LSD

Serial: SF-05112A Tape 1 Summer sesshin 1965, Monday 1st day of sesshin (?) July 26th 1965 Tape 1 Side 1: 1pm lecture
Sesshin, Dogen, Time, Continuous, Precepts, Peace, Beginners, Balance, confusion,...
Jul 26 1965
1:00pm
Sokoji

Why We Should Practice Zazen

Serial: SF-05112B Tape 1 Summer sesshin 1965, Monday 1st day of sesshin (?) July 26th 1965; Side 2: 6:15pm lecture - transcribed August 1965
Sesshin, Shobogenzo, New Year, Silence, confusion, Anger, Religion, Faith
Jul 26 1965
6:15pm
Sokoji

Wisdom Seeks For Wisdom

Serial: SF-05128A ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #2, by Shundo David Haye ===== Among the tapes previously known to exist in the Zen Center archives, the earliest were from a sesshin held at the end of July 1965, which contain recordings of...
Precepts, Genjokoan, Instruction, Precepts, Buddha Nature, Freedom, Buddha Mind,...
Jul 22 1965
Los Altos

Great Prajna Paramita Sutra

Serial: 65-07-15
Heart Sutra,
Jul 15 1965
Los Altos

Great Prajna Paramita Sutra

Serial: 65-07-08
Heart Sutra,
Jul 08 1965
Los Altos

Chanting Service

Serial: SF-05117-C From 1965, end of July sesshin. Robe Chant (incomplete), Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo, eko.
Chanting,
Jul 1965
C
Sokoji

Chanting Service

Serial: SF-05079-A Sesshin service July 1965. Robe chant, Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo, eko, Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo, eko, Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyo, eko, meal chants in Japanese (?) "Thursday morning chanting": same contents.
Chanting, Evil
Jul 1965
Sokoji

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