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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, New Year, Beginners, Transmission,...
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 29 1968
Sokoji

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...
#no-audio, #approximate-date,
Suzuki Roshi
1969
Tassajara

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....
#not-always-so, Baso, Koan, Blue Cliff Record, Attachment, Composure, Discrimination...
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 09 1969
Sokoji

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”

Serial: SR-00010
Truth, Birth-and-Death, Wisdom, zen, Pain, Death, difficulty, Composure, Describe,...
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 10 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.
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Zazen, Eiheiji, Suffering, Buddha Nature, Freedom,...
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 15 1969
Sokoji

Our Practice Should Be Based On The Idea Of Selflessness

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

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind

Serial: SR-00013
#not-always-so, Composure, reality, difficulty, Freedom
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 30 1969

The Only Desire That Is Complete Is Buddha's Desire

Serial: SR-00014
Buddha Nature, Freedom, difficulty, Wisdom, War, Culture, Posture, lecture, Precepts...
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 08 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...
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 19 1969

Jumping Off the 100-Foot Pole

Serial: SR-00016 - Sunday Lecture Sunday, April 20, 1969
#not-always-so, Buddha Nature, Evil, Priest, Big Mind, Compassion, Continuous,...
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 20 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,...
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 29 1969
Sokoji

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?
#approximate-date, Priest, Freedom
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 1969
Tassajara

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,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 17 1969
Sokoji

Direct Experience of Reality

Serial: SR-00020
#not-always-so, Baso, Dogen, lecture, Sutra, Forms, Pain, sitting
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 22 1969
Sokoji

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, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Emptiness, Current Events, Balance...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 29 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
American, Freedom, Priest, zen, Offering, Religion, Culture, Ceremony, difficulty,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 01 1969
Tassajara

Rinzai Zen and Soto Zen

Serial: SR-00033 - July 1969San Francisco Morning.
#approximate-date, Dogen, Buddha Nature, Evil, Freedom, Priest, Ego, Tassajara,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 1969
Sokoji

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,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 03 1969
Tassajara

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,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 08 1969
Sokoji

FORM AND EMPTINESS II

Serial: SR-00027 - Wednesday, July 9, 1969 Tassajara
Heart Sutra, #approximate-date, Emptiness, Forms, reality, Enemies, Truth, training,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 09 1969
Tassajara

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
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 11 1969
Sokoji

I have nothing in my mind

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

Enjoy Your Life

Serial: SR-00031 - Talk on the moon landing
#not-always-so, heart, Observe
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 20 1969

Blue Cliff Records-43

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

That is the purpose of counting

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

The Most Important Precept

Serial: SR-00035
Precepts, Dogen, Eiheiji, Sanctuary, Hate, Suffering, Truth
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 01 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, because of ego.
Suffering, Ego, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death, Suffering, Wisdom, Truth, Attachment,...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 02 1969
Tassajara

We Practice Zazen So That We Attain Selflessness

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

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,...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 06 1969
Sokoji

Not Always So

Serial: SR-00124 - August Sesshin Lecture Thursday, August 7, 1969 San Francisco
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Dogen, Interdependence, Freedom, Gratitude, Composure,...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 07 1969
Sokoji

Some Questions

Serial: SR-00128
Question-and-Answer, Precepts, Doubt, Continuous, Concentration, Birth-and-Death,...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 12 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...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 18 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 (on cassette) - Dan Gourley #4
Question-and-Answer, causation, Current Events, Passions, Fox, Gratitude, Commitment...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 21 1969
Tassajara

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....
Consciousness, Suffering, causation, Discrimination, Emptiness, Fasting, Passions,...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 23 1969
Tassajara

Question and Answer

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

Some Questions

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

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, Concentration, Composure, Gratitude, Fundraising...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 30 1969
Tassajara

Stand Up By The Ground

Serial: SF-05209 - Protection Master "Suzuki Roshi summer sesshin 1969 2nd night lecture Sesshin, Second Night LectureSeptember, 1969Tassajara
#not-always-so, #approximate-date, #sesshin, Dogen, Time, Continuous, Freedom, Doubt...
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There

Serial: SF-05184A - Sesshin: First Night Lecture, “I Don't Know Zazen”September 1969Tassajara Knowing that we have buddha nature even while we are in the dualistic world of good and bad. Analogy with various parts of a meal....
#not-always-so, Dogen, Buddha Nature, Enlightenment, #approximate-date, Five Ranks,...
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Sesshin, Sixth Night Lecture

Serial: SR-00129 - TassajaraSeptember, 1969
#sesshin, #approximate-date, Don't Know Mind, Posture, Ceremony, Addiction,...
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Sesshin, Third Night Lecture

Serial: SR-00130 - TassajaraSeptember, 1969
#sesshin, #approximate-date, Emptiness, reality, Passions, Intuition, Bell, Forms,...
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SR-00213 - TassajaraSeptember, 1969 [Beginning of ceremony not recorded.]
#sesshin, Shosan, #approximate-date, Perfect Wisdom, Dragons, Breath, Death,...
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 1969
Tassajara

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, Culture, Ego, Transmission, training, Patience, Forms,...
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 14 1969

On Zen Center History, Personal History, and Nona Ransom

Serial: SF-05610 - Interview of Suzuki Roshi by Peter Schneider
Interview, Transmission, Priest, Hate, Suzuki Roshi, training, Enemies, Passions,...
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 soRevised by Bill Redican 9/01 [I dated this 69-09-16 to go with other Peter Schneider interview and lecture of that date. Transcription was difficult with much time spent making sure -- or...
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 Peter Schneider dated that day. - DC-3-09] [Is this in his...
#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, Priest, Greed, Separation, Balance, Describe, confusion
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 16 1969
2 of 2

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 Sotan. Enjoying teaching people who have no preconceptions...
Priest, Meiji, Japan, Dogen, Priest, training, New Year, Ceremony, Obstacles, Enemies...
Suzuki Roshi
Sep 16 1969
Sokoji

New Students' Questions

Serial: SR-00211 - Tuesday, October 14, 1969San Francisco
Question-and-Answer, Bodhisattva Vow, War, Buddha Nature, Addiction, Diversity, Vows...
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 14 1969

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 teaching. Suzuki Roshi's mother recited parts of the sutra when he...
Lotus Sutra, Mahayana, Dogen, Mahayana, Lotus Sutra, Precepts, Ego, Sutra, Priest,...
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 20 1969
Series 3, Talk 1
Tassajara

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