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Dan Gourley #1 68-06-00 Suzuki Roshi - Bodhidharma Painting and Lecture, summer 68
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Suzuki Roshi ATassajara


Dan Gourley #1 Tassajara Summer 68 Suzuki Roshi Bodhidharma painting description and lecture
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Suzuki Roshi Tassajara

Why We Should Practice Zazen

Tape 1 Summer sesshin 1965, Monday 1st day of sesshin (?) July 26th 1965; Side 2: 6:15pm lecture - transcribed August 1965
sesshin, shobogenzo
Suzuki Roshi 1965-07-26ASokoji

Tara Rinpoche's Memorial

Yvonne Rand 1991-06-30Green Gulch Farm

The Bodhisattva Archetype

Sunday Lecture
Wendy Johnson 1986-08-03Green Gulch Farm


Les Kaye 1995-11-01

Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony - Suzuki Roshi Memorial

Pat Phelan, Layla Bockhorst, Steve Weintraub, Robert Lytle, Tatsugami Roshi


David Chadwick 1987-07-11

Fire Sermon

Ajahn Amaro 1993-05-19City Center

Monastic Life

Early Christian mystics; Benedictine regulations, the rule of obedience; manifestation of God in the world.
suzuki roshi, catholic church, christianity, meditation, contemplative
Father Prior Bruno 1974-02-07Tassajara

The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom

Reading of Dr Edward Conze's translation - this is after 00007A and separate from it.
Perfect Wisdom, bodhisattva vehicle, extinction, knowledge
Unknown 1980-04-25

The Meeting of American Culture and Buddhism: The Arts

Lecture Series
Diane di Primo 1994-02-01City Center

The Four Truths

Lama Govinda 1979-10-21

Lama Govinda’s Paper

Richard Baker (reading) 1978-08-05

Religion and Spirituality

Alan Watts

Buddha's Mother saves Tibet

Robert Thurman 1991-04-14Green Gulch Farm


Tatsugami Roshi

Everyday Life

00013A was recorded over a tape of Suzuki Roshi speaking, which was labeled as 00013B
Suzuki Roshi 1971-06-22City Center

SFZC Service

Early Seventies
Various City Center


Morning; Buddha sitting to save all beings; difference between Bodhisattva stage and Buddha stage.
bodhisattva, compassion, nirvana
Nagasaki Sensei 1975-03-28

Morning Service

Various City Center

Way of Zazen

Lecture given in Japanese with translation
people. feel awful, feel good, problem, running
Yoshida Roshi 1970-06-07City Center


Narazaki Roshi 1995-03-30

Seminar on Prajna

Prajna is beyond words and inexpressible; Joshu, Daishi and the broom; achieving the knowledge of not-knowledge.
knowledge, formless, Translation, consciousness, source
Chang-Chung Yuan 1975-05-24


Speaking on Mahamudra and translating old Mahamudra texts.
meditation, great britain, America, mountain, contemplate, monastery
Sister Palmo 1974-04-23City Center

SF Seminar

Myths and legends in religious traditions; natural and supernatural language.
catholic church, tradition, compassion, money, Translation
Dr Edward Conze 1973-02-22

SF Seminar

The Three Bodies of Buddha; comparison between Eastern and Western thought; Greek tradition and Puritan tradition.
meditation, psychology, homosexuality, astrology
Dr Edward Conze 1973-03-091

SF Seminar

The problems with celibacy
catholic church, psychology, television, detachment, instinct
Dr Edward Conze 1973-03-092

The Nature of the Precepts

Robert Aitken Roshi 1983-08-031

The First Grave Precept

Not Killing
Robert Aitken Roshi 1983-08-042 of 3

The Second Grave Precept

Not taking what is not given.
Robert Aitken Roshi 1983-08-043 of 3

On Kechimyaku, Inka and Robes

Interviewed by Kazuaki Tanahashi; brief history of studies in Rinzai dojo; nature of being a roshi.
Nakamura Jitsudo-Roshi 1977-01-09

Seijiki Ceremony - Relating to Death and Dying

Heading into winter; what is the most important thing at the end of your life? taking refuge; how are we also hungry ghosts; six realms.
suffering, tranformation, hungry ghost, ceremony, nourishment
Meiya Wender 2006-10-29

Buddhism At Millennium's Edge

Seminar 1
Peter Matthiessen


zen, buddhism
Ananda Dalenberg 1987-05-03Green Gulch Farm


Sunday talk.
Lama Surya Das 1999-03-21


Sunday dharma talk.
Daigan Lueck 2000-01-02

Practice Period

Origins of PP, meaning of 'ango'; Dogen's essay; resistance; hermit Jim; Rumi poems.
mental activity, practice period, work period, buddha ancestors
Luminous Owl Kokyo Henkel 2006-02-19

Natural Liberation

Sunday talk. Buddha teaches liberation; methods of liberation; birth and death is itself nirvana.
liberation, full potential, great vehicle, transformation, suffering
Luminous Owl Kokyo Henkel 2005-06-26

Zen Of Business Administration

Sunday Talk. Life at Green Gulch in the 1970s; giving, fearlessness; improv; no mistakes; parenting.
draft horse, farming, business school, suzuki roshi, fearlessness, generosity
Marc Lesser 2005-03-20Green Gulch Farm

Right Speech

The eight-fold path and its relationship to the precepts.
suzuki roshi, appropriate response, improv, intention
Marc Lesser 2006-09-16


Taigen Dan Leighton 1997-08-20

Dogen - Being Familiar With The Entire Body

Sunday talk. Practice, realization, expression; Dogen's letters to nun Ryugen
Taigen Dan Leighton 2003-05-18


Barbara Kohn 1998-10-14

Transmission of the Light

Wednesday night teisho
Sojun Mel Weitsman 1993-05-26

This Very Mind Is Buddha - Understanding Birth And Death

Sunday talk.
Sojun Mel Weitsman 1995-11-26

Way Seeking Mind

The route to becoming a zen monk; growing up Jewish and hanging out with the beats; meeting Suzuki Roshi.
monastic practice, berkeley, japanese, residential practice
Sojun Mel Weitsman 2005-03-132Tassajara


Sojun Mel Weitsman 1998-11-17

Mumonkan Case 10

Seizei lonely and destitute.
Sojun Mel Weitsman 1991-04-28Green Gulch Farm

Hokyo Zammai Class

Sojun Mel Weitsman 1992-02-192