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Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-2

Serial: SR-00037 - Third Lotus Sutra SeriesThursday Evening, October 23, 1969Zen Mountain Center [The recording starts with Suzuki reading from: Saddharma Pundarika or The Lotus of the True Law, translated by H. Kern, New York: Dover, 1963 (an...
Lotus Sutra, First Principle, First Principle, Don't Know Mind, Consciousness,...
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 23 1969
Series 3, Talk 2
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-4

Serial: SR-00038 - [Third Lotus Sutra Series]Saturday Evening, October 25, 1969Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, First Principle, Wisdom, Buddha Nature, Sutra, Priest, Mahayana,...
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 25 1969
Series 3, Talk 4
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, Mahayana, Skandas, Balance
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 28 1969
Series 3, Talk 5
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, Politics,...
Suzuki Roshi
Oct 30 1969
Series 3, Talk 6
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-7

Serial: SR-00042 - Third Lotus Sutra Series Friday Evening, November 7, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, Emptiness, Passions, Lotus Sutra, Concentration, Evil, Sutra, Mahayana,...
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 07 1969
Series 3, Talk 7
Tassajara

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 with Peter’s interviews long ago and maybe I was the...
Japan, Komazawa University, Buddhism, Shobogenzo, Obon, conversation, Building,...
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 09 1969

Some Questions

Serial: SR-00244
Lotus Sutra, Time, Ego, Wisdom, Passions, Mindfulness, Buddha Nature, Culture,...
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 11 1969

Form Is Emptiness and Emptiness Is Form

Serial: SR-00243
Heart Sutra, Emptiness, Big Mind, Forms, Don't Know Mind, Interdependence, heart...
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 13 1969

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 outside of yourself. Discussion at Tassajara around sex...
#zmbm, Big Mind, Enlightenment, Passions, Big Mind, Don't Know Mind,...
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 16 1969

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, Precepts, Monks, Gratitude, zen, Building
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 22 1969
City Center

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.
Wisdom, zen, Truth, Zazen, Priest, American, Delusion, Meditation, Greed, heart...
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 25 1969
City Center

Way-Seeking Mind, Part I

Serial: SR-00267 - Winter Sesshin, Lecture No. 1 Saturday, November 29, 1969 Tassajara
Way-Seeking Mind, #sesshin, reality, Faith
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 29 1969
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, Part II

Serial: SR-00266 - Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 2 Sunday, November 30, 1969 Tassajara
Way-Seeking Mind, #sesshin, Buddha Mind, Don't Know Mind, Big Mind, Intention,...
Suzuki Roshi
Nov 30 1969
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind, Part III

Serial: SR-00194 - Winter Sesshin, Day 3, Lecture No. 3 Monday, December 1, 1969 Tassajara
Way-Seeking Mind, #sesshin, Bodhisattva Vow, Big Mind, difficulty, Vows, heart, Monks...
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 01 1969
Tassajara

Practice Should Not Be Perfect, So Descendants Have Something To Do

Serial: SR-00203 - Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 4 Tuesday, December 2, 1969
#sesshin, Dogen, Building, difficulty, Monastic Practice, Transmission, Zazen, Breath...
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 02 1969
Tassajara

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 5

Serial: SR-00202 - Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 5 Wednesday, December 3, 1969 Tassajara
#sesshin, Boddhisattva, Dogen, Shobogenzo, Oneness, Ceremony, Precepts, Wisdom...
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 03 1969
Tassajara

Winter Sesshin Lecture No. 6

Serial: SR-00201
#sesshin, Ceremony, Freedom, Observe, Wisdom, Oneness, Beginners, training, Precepts...
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 04 1969
Tassajara

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05964 - Friday, December 5, 1969 Previously described as intranscribable - now clearer ----- File name: 69-12-05N: untitled level low. [Verbatim transcript not available. (Sound problem.)]
Ceremony, Shosan, #please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Sixth Patriarch, Big Mind,...
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 05 1969
Tassajara

Fundamental Buddhist Point: To Adjust Ourselves To Our Surroundings

Serial: SR-00192 - Adjusting to life at City Center. Cleaning and zazen. Do we need furniture to practice?
Dogen, Eiheiji, Zazen, Culture, Building, sitting
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 21 1969
City Center

Respect for Things

Serial: SR-00200 - What Is Our Practice? Sunday, January 4, 1970 San Francisco Practice as taking care of everything. Not making a noise with the chairs. Practice with new people coming to City Center. Extending the spirit of the zendo to...
#not-always-so, Zendo, Bodhisattva Way, Big Mind, Building, Concentration, difficulty...
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 04 1970
City Center

Ordination Ceremony: Bill Kwong and Silas Hoadley

Serial: SR-00069-C
Ceremony, Priest, Ceremony, Describe, American
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 11 1970
City Center

Rules

Serial: SF-06038
Dogen, Posture, Balance, Doubt, Faith
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 18 1970
City Center

Caring for the Soil

Serial: SR-00199 - Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism Sunday, January 25, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, Emptiness, Mahayana, Buddha Nature, difficulty, Greed, Gratitude,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 25 1970
City Center

Our Effort In Our Practice

Serial: SR-00248
Instruction, Describe, lecture, Observe, difficulty, sitting
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 31 1970
City Center

Brown Rice is Just Right

Serial: SR-00247 - Morning Sesshin Lecture Sunday, February 1, 1970 City Center
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Emptiness, Discrimination, Buddha Nature, training, Hate,...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 01 1970
A
City Center

Each One Of Us Is A Cook

Serial: SR-00258 - Afternoon Sesshin Tea Lecture Sunday, February 1, 1970
#sesshin, Emptiness, Forms, Compassion, Pain
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 01 1970
B

“An Unsurpassed, Penetrating Buddha”

Serial: SR-00257
Emptiness, Subject-and-Object, Interdependence, Observe, Community, Hate, Forms,...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 08 1970

The Background of Shikantaza

Serial: SR-00256
Pain, Observe, Consciousness, Posture, sitting
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 22 1970
City Center

Selflessness, Being and Non-Being: The Background of Shikantaza

Serial: SR-00261 - Sesshin Lecture No. 1: Monday, February 23, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Buddha Nature, Emptiness, Evil, Mahayana, Posture, Freedom, Continuous,...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 23 1970
City Center

Non-Dualistic Practice

Serial: SR-00260 - Sesshin Lecture No. 3: Wednesday, February 25, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Big Mind, difficulty, zen, Duality, Karma, Anger, Mahayana, training,...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 25 1970
City Center

Practice To Be Like A Stone

Serial: SF-06125 - SR-70-02-28 Sesshin lecture #6 (last lecture) - followed by service #2 for Trudy Dixon NB - is 1970 despite the year added to the photos
Don't Know Mind, Composure, Diversity, Tassajara, training
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 28 1970
City Center

Lecture To Prof. Lewis R. Lancaster's Visiting Class

Serial: SR-00259 - Practice and enlightnment as forgetting and letting go of everything. Even if we don't know what real practice is, continuing and allowing it to reveal itself. Answering student questions. Posture of zazen.
Buddha, Emptiness, Zazen, Don't Know Mind, Emptiness, Building, Suzuki Roshi,...
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 01 1970
Tassajara

Letters From Emptiness

Serial: SR-00156 - How to Understand the Idea of Emptiness Sunday, March 8, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, Emptiness, reality, Describe, Doubt, training, Enemies
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 08 1970
City Center

Our Everyday Life Is Like A Movie

Serial: SR-00155
#not-always-so, Anger, Instruction, Meditation, Posture, Observe, sitting
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 15 1970
City Center

Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-05361 - Saturday Lecture Of March Sesshin Saturday, March 28, 1970 San Francisco
Way-Seeking Mind, #sesshin, Monastic Practice, Peace
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 28 1970
City Center

The Zen of Going to the Rest Room

Serial: SR-00144
#not-always-so, Ummon, Tangaryo, Culture, Monastic Practice, Suffering, American, Don...
Suzuki Roshi
Mar 29 1970
City Center

Buddha's Birthday Lecture

Serial: SR-00160
Ceremony, Ceremony
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 12 1970
City Center

Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

Serial: SF-05995 - This is the bulk of the ceremony, with speakers other than Suzuki Roshi, in Japanese and English
#please-transcribe, training, Gratitude, Zoom, Ceremony, Obstacles, Observe, Silence...
Various
Apr 25 1970
City Center

Remarks at the Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

Serial: SF-05996 - These are Suzuki Roshi's words, edited together out of longer recording of ceremony.
Ceremony, Offering
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 25 1970
City Center

How To Have Sincere Practice

Serial: SR-00145 - Suzuki Roshi edited from longer recording.
#please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Building, Community, Meditation, Zendo,...
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 25 1970
A
City Center

Sincere Practice

Serial: SR-00140 - How To Have Sincere Practice Tuesday, April 28, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, Tatsugami, Dogen, Precepts, Monks, Intuition, Don't Know Mind,...
Suzuki Roshi
Apr 28 1970
City Center

Helping Others

Serial: SR-00138 - Sesshin Lecture, No. 2, Saturday, May 2, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Dogen, Zuimonki, Building, Doubt
Suzuki Roshi
May 02 1970
City Center

On Breathing

Serial: SR-00139 - Sesshin Lecture, No. 1, Saturday Evening, May 2, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Posture, Pain, sitting, Sangha, Enemies, Death
Suzuki Roshi
May 02 1970
City Center

Sincere Practice and Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SR-00043 - Sesshin Lecture No. 3, Sunday, May 3, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, American, Transmission, stubbornness, Buddha Nature, Hate, realization,...
Suzuki Roshi
May 03 1970
City Center

We Try To Control Or Restrict Our Activity

Serial: SR-00044 - Tuesday Evening, May 5, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
Culture, Posture, Evil, difficulty, Attachment, zen, Pain, American, reality, Freedom...
Suzuki Roshi
May 05 1970
City Center

Zen Center and City Practice

Serial: SR-00045 - Sunday, May 10, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
Building, Intention, Meditation, War, Observe, Death, difficulty
Suzuki Roshi
May 10 1970
City Center

How To Observe Precepts

Serial: SR-00047 - Sunday Morning, May 17, 1970 San Francisco
Precepts, Precepts, Chanting, Observe, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Mahayana, Posture,...
Suzuki Roshi
May 17 1970
City Center

Money And Labor

Serial: SR-00046 - Sunday Morning, May 24, 1970 City Center, San Francisco
Buddha Nature, Discrimination, Monks, Priest, Faith
Suzuki Roshi
May 24 1970
City Center

Things-As-It-Is

Serial: SR-00048 - Sandokai Lecture I Wednesday, May 27, 1970 Tassajara [This is the first in a series of lectures on the Sandokai (Chin. Cantong qi or Tisan-tiung-chii), a poem by Sekito Kisen. Historical details of the series are appended to...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Big Mind, Discrimination, Freedom, Oneness, Bell,...
Suzuki Roshi
May 27 1970
Tassajara

Warm Hand to Warm Hand

Serial: SR-00049 - Sandokai Lecture II Sunday, May 30, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 2 tozai mitsuni aifusu. Line 3 Ninkon ni ridon ari, Line 4 do ni namboku no so nashi...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Truth, Transmission, reality, New Year, difficulty,...
Suzuki Roshi
May 30 1970
Tassajara

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