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Shunryu Suzuki talking from Zen in America (video)

Serial: 70-06-00-V - [Audio from final cut used in film in italics] (Second paragraph only - SDH)
#temporary-audio, #approximate-date,
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 1970
Tassajara

Buddha Is Always Here

Serial: SR-00051 - Sandokai Lecture III Monday, June 1, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 5 Reigen myoni kokettari. Line 6 Shiha an ni ruchusu. Line 7 Ji wo shusuru mo moto kore mayoi. Line 8...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Emptiness, Buddha Nature, Suffering, Truth, Compassion,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 01 1970
Tassajara

The Blue Jay Will Come Right into Your Heart

Serial: SR-00053 - Sandokai Lecture IV - Discussion of the lines: 'all the objects of the senses interact, and yet do not'. Subjective and objective, independent and interrelated aspects of reality. Interdependency; 'ri' and 'ji', noumenal and...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Dependent Origination, lecture, Echo, Building, Truth,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 03 1970
Tassajara

We Are Just a Tiny Speck of Big Being

Serial: SR-00055 - Sandokai Lecture V: Lecture to Professor Weller's Visiting Class Saturday, June 6, 1970 Tassajara [Note. This lecture was given-- as a general introduction-- to Prof. Jack Weller's visiting philosophy class following Lecture...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, lecture, Freedom, difficulty, Forms, Evil, Duality,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 06 1970
Tassajara

Today We May Be Very Happy

Serial: SR-00057 - Sandokai Lecture VI Wednesday, June 10, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Shiki moto shitsuzo wo kotonishi, sho moto rakku wo kotonisu. An wa jochu no koto ni kanai, mei wa...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Happiness, Zazen, Suffering, Pain, Buddha Nature,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 10 1970
Tassajara

The Boat Is Always Moving

Serial: SR-00059 - Sandokai Lecture VII Saturday, June 13, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 17 Shidai no sho onozukara fukusu, Line 18 ko no sono haha wo uru ga gotoshi. Line 19 Hi wa nesshi...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Emptiness, Emotions, Peace, Enemies, Karma, Anger, Hate...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 13 1970
Tassajara

Without Any Idea of Attainment

Serial: SR-00061 - Sandokai Lecture VIII Wednesday, June 17, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 21 Manako wa iro, mimi wa onjo, Line 22 hana wa ka, shita wa kanso. Line 23 Shikamo ichi-ichi no...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Precepts, Subject-and-Object, reality, Oneness, Monks,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 17 1970
Tassajara

Within Light There Is Utter Darkness

Serial: SR-00052 - Sandokai Lecture IX Saturday, June 20, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 27 Meichu ni atatte an ari, Line 28 anso wo motte o koto nakare. Line 29 Anchuniatattemeiari, Line...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Suffering, Truth, Diversity, sitting, Duality,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 20 1970
Tassajara

The Willow Tree Cannot Be Broken

Serial: SR-00220 - SANDOKAI LECTURE X Thursday, June 25, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Meian ono-ono aitaishite, hisuru ni zengo no ayumi no gotoshi. (Transliteration by Kazuaki Tanahashi...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Precepts, reality, War, Interdependence, Observe,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 25 1970
Tassajara

Suffering Is A Valuable Thing

Serial: SR-00218 - Sandokai Lecture XI Saturday, June 27, 1970 Tassajara [The following lines of the Sandokai are discussed in this lecture: Line 33 Bammotsu onozukara ko ari, Line 34 masani yo to sho to wo iu beshi. Line 35 Ji sonsure ba kangai...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Suffering, difficulty, Community, Emptiness, Pain,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 27 1970
Tassajara

A Short Talk During Zazen

Serial: 70-06-28
Branching Streams, #no-audio, Dogen,
Suzuki Roshi
Jun 28 1970
Tassajara

City Practice Comments

Serial: 70-00-00
#no-audio, #approximate-date,
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 1970

We Should Not Stick to Words or Rules Too Much

Serial: SR-00222 - Sandokai Lecture XII: “It Is Not Always So” Saturday, July 4, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Koto wo uke te wa subekaraku shu wo esu beshi. Mizukara kiku wo rissuru koto...
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Tassajara, Lay, Peace, confusion, lecture, Truth...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 04 1970
Tassajara

Do Not Pass Your Days and Nights in Vain

Serial: SR-00221 - Sandokai Lecture XIII: “Don't Spend Your Time in Vain” Monday, July 6, 1970 Tassajara [This lecture is concerned with the following lines of the Sandokai: Ayumi wo susumure ba gonnon ni arazu, mayote senga no ko wo hedatsu....
Branching Streams, Sandokai, Sixth Patriarch, Dogen, difficulty, sitting, zen,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 06 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 1

Serial: SR-00225 - The First Morning EkoWednesday, July 8, 1970Tassajara [This is the first in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen...
Eko, Dogen, Manjushri, Transmission, Chanting, Monks, Wisdom, Precepts, Echo,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 08 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 2

Serial: SR-00229 - The Second Morning Eko, Part 1 of 3Friday Evening, July 10, 1970Tassajara [This is the second in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and...
Eko, Chanting, Chanting, Anger, Buddha Nature, Mahayana, heart, Karma, Meditation,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 10 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 3

Serial: SR-00228 - The Second Morning Eko, Part 2 of 3Friday Evening, July 11, 1970Tassajara [This is the third in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and...
Eko, Chanting, Describe, Concentration, Karma, Attachment, Mindfulness, Hindrances,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 11 1970
Tassajara

Supported from Within

Serial: SR-00191 - Ekō Lecture 4The Second Morning Eko, Part 3 of 3Sunday, July 12, 1970Tassajara [This is the fourth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen...
Eko, Chanting, #not-always-so, Priest, Echo, New Year, Wisdom, Suffering, Building,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 12 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 5

Serial: SR-00231 - The Third Morning EkoMonday, July 13, 1970Tassajara [This is the fifth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples...
Eko, Chanting, Buddha Ancestors, Transmission, Building, Bodhidharma, Sutra,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 13 1970
Tassajara

Ekō Lecture 6

Serial: SR-00230 - The Fourth Morning EkoWednesday, July 15, 1970Tassajara [This is the last in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen...
Eko, Chanting, Monks, Priest, Offering, Buddha Nature, Wisdom, Observe, Separation,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 15 1970
Tassajara

Japanese Way, American Way, Buddhist Way

Serial: SR-00270
Dogen, American, Freedom, Culture, Doubt, Interview, Demons, training, Building, Pain...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 19 1970
City Center

How To Understand Rituals And Precepts

Serial: SR-00063 - Zazen, Rituals And Precepts Cannot Be SeparatedSunday Evening, July 26, 1970San Francisco
#wind-bell, Precepts, Precepts, Gratitude, Priest, Observe, Ceremony, American,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 26 1970
City Center

Mudra Practice and How to Accept Instructions from Various Teachers

Serial: SR-00269
Tatsugami, Yoshida, Beginners, Posture, Instruction, difficulty
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 26 1970
City Center

Open Your Intuition

Serial: SF-05587-B - Sesshin Meeting Friday, July 31, 1970 San Francisco
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Intuition, Instruction, Beginners
Suzuki Roshi
Jul 31 1970
City Center

Observation of Precepts and Practice of Zazen is Same Thing

Serial: SF-06049 - Sesshin Lecture No. 1 Saturday, August 1, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Precepts, Precepts, Doubt, Buddha Nature, Faith, Ceremony, Ordination, Lay...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 01 1970
City Center

Walk like an Elephant and Sitting like a Frog

Serial: SR-00066 - True Practice As Expression Of Buddha-NatureSesshin Lecture No. 2Sunday, August 2, 1970San Francisco
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Sengai, Buddha Nature, Family Practice, War, Bodhidharma,...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 02 1970
City Center

Zazen Practice and Listen to the Right Teacher

Serial: SF-05631 - ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #24, by Shundo David Haye ===== In the last years of Suzuki Roshi's life, very few talks were lost from the collections. The previously available recording for this date was incomplete -...
#sesshin, #new-audio, Dogen, Bodhidharma, Precepts, #awakening-the-archive, ...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 03 1970
City Center

Our Practice is Expression of Our True Buddha-mind

Serial: SR-00067 - Sesshin Lecture, No. 4 Tuesday Evening, August 4, 1970 San Francisco
#sesshin, Precepts, Beginner’s Mind, Precepts, Buddha Mind, Discrimination, Sutra,...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 04 1970
City Center

Priest Ordination Ceremony: Paul Discoe and Reb Anderson

Serial: SR-00069-A - Reprocessed version may allow for clarification of transcript.
Priest, Ceremony, #improved-audio, #please-transcribe, Precepts, Don't Know Mind...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 09 1970
City Center

Restore the Buddhist Teaching in its Original Way

Serial: SF-06121-A - Sunday Evening, August 16, 1970 San Francisco Lecture A [The first part of the lecture was not recorded.]
#sesshin, Faith
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 16 1970
A
City Center

To Be Honest And Sincere In Its True Sense It Is Necessary to Push Yourself Into Some Very Strong Hard Rule

Serial: SF-06121-B - Sunday, August 16, 1970 San Francisco [This is the second of two lectures with this date. This lecture began mid-way on Side A of the original tape after a prior lecture ended. This lecture appears to be complete.] Newly...
#please-transcribe, #improved-audio, Faith, Describe, Hate, Doubt
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 16 1970
B
City Center

Lay Ordination Ceremony

Serial: SR-00069-B - ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #25, by Shundo David Haye ===== This tape, which is unfortunately very poorly recorded, gives us a sense of the lay ordination ceremony that took place at City Center in August 1970. During...
Precepts, Ceremony, #new-audio, #please-transcribe, #awakening-the-archive, ...
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 23 1970
City Center

When Someone Receives Transmission

Serial: SR-00071 - Tuesday, August 25, 1970San Francisco
Transmission, Priest, Buddha Nature, Culture, Forms, American, Death, Truth
Suzuki Roshi
Aug 25 1970
City Center

Japan Now: Zazen As Our Foundation

Serial: SR-00072 - Lecture after Trip to Japan: Sunday, December 13, 1970
Transmission, Culture, sitting, Meditation, Ceremony, American
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 13 1970

What Is Self? What Is Our Practice?

Serial: SR-00073
Japan, Kosho Uchiyama, Building, Precepts, Observe, Greed, Ego
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 20 1970
City Center

Teisho (Introduced by Jakusho Kwong)

Serial: SF-05452-B - Mill Valley Zendo, talk by Suzuki Roshi
Emptiness, Precepts, Observe, Ego, Evil
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 23 1970
Mill Valley Zendo

No Practice Will Destroy People

Serial: SR-00074
Dogen,
Suzuki Roshi
Dec 27 1970
City Center

What Is Self?

Serial: SR-00077
Ceremony, Observe, sitting
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 03 1971
City Center

True Concentration

Serial: SR-00078 - Right Concentration Sunday, January 10, 1971 San Francisco
#not-always-so, Avalokiteshvara, Freedom, Concentration, zen, Commitment, Posture...
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 10 1971
City Center

The Boss of Everything

Serial: SR-00204
#not-always-so, Zazen, Big Mind, confusion, Precepts, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Suffering,...
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 16 1971
City Center

Wherever I Go, I Meet Myself

Serial: SR-00123
#not-always-so, Liberation, Culture, Freedom
Suzuki Roshi
Jan 23 1971
City Center

Resuming Big Mind

Serial: SR-00272 - Sesshin Lecture No. 1 Friday, February 5, 1971 San Francisco [”For this seven-day sesshin, there are only transcriptions for lectures given on Days 1, 3, 5, 7, and the closing words. I don't know if those were the only...
#not-always-so, #sesshin, Big Mind, Hate, stubbornness, Zoom, sitting, Zazen, Anger,...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 05 1971
City Center

Wherever You Go, You Will See Yourself

Serial: SR-00271 - Sesshin Lecture No. 3 Sunday Afternoon or Evening February 7, 1971 San Francisco
#sesshin, Tozan, Sandokai, zen, Discrimination, Precepts, reality, Freedom, Death...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 07 1971
City Center

Humor Is More Real Than Reallity

Serial: SR-00274 - Sesshin Lecture No. 5 Tuesday, February 9, 1971 San Francisco
#sesshin, Discrimination, Dragons, Observe, Emotions, Instruction, confusion...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 09 1971
City Center

Not Sticking to Enlightenment

Serial: SF-05445B - ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #26, by Shundo David Haye ===== It's not completely clear how this talk dropped off the radar, as the tape had been copied and transcribed previously – indeed, it features in Not...
#not-always-so, #new-audio, #awakening-the-archive, #sesshin, Sixth Patriarch, ...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 12 1971
B
City Center

Just Enough Problems

Serial: SR-00273 - Sesshin Lecture, Lecture 7: Page Street Apples Friday Morning February 12, 1971 San Francisco
#not-always-so, #sesshin, War, Enemies, Hate
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 12 1971
A
City Center

Calmness of your Mind

Serial: SR-00079 - Saturday Morning, February 13, 1971 San Francisco
#sesshin, Pain, New Year, Suffering, confusion, Oneness, Beginners, Community,...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 13 1971
City Center

It Is Actually Buddha's Practice

Serial: SF-06114-B
#sesshin,
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 20 1971
Tassajara

Be Kind with Yourself

Serial: SR-00112 - Warm-hearted practice. Breathing and posture in zazen. We all have different circumstances, but in the monastery, we have one practice. Rules give freedom to practice.
#not-always-so, Dogen, Zazen, Tatsugami, Freedom, Instruction, Monks, Posture, Priest...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 23 1971
Tassajara

The Driver

Serial: SR-00119
Anger, difficulty, Karma, Freedom, Tassajara, Peace, confusion, Posture, Pain, War...
Suzuki Roshi
Feb 27 1971
City Center

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