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Practice Period

Serial: SF-00034

Origins of PP, meaning of 'ango'; Dogen's essay; resistance; hermit Jim; Rumi poems.

Practice Period, Buddha Ancestors, Zazen, Tassajara, resistance, Bell, Duality,...
Feb 19 2006

Natural Liberation

Serial: SF-00035

Sunday talk.
Buddha teaches liberation; methods of liberation; birth and death is itself nirvana.

Birth-and-Death, Liberation, Renunciation, Nirvana, Freedom, Letting Go, Samsara,...
Jun 26 2005

Find Out For Yourself

Serial: SF-03498

Sesshin 3 Day 6

Suzuki Roshi, Balance, Aspects of Practice, Dharma Transmission, Monastic Practice,...
Mar 28 2005

November 13th, 2004, Serial No. 04089

Suzuki Roshi, Manjushri, Emptiness, Priest, Vimalakirti, Lay, Priest-and-Lay,...
Nov 13 2004

Four Motivations For Practice

Serial: SF-00928

Sunday Lecture: 1- rare to be born as human; 2 - impermanence of life; 3 - the effect of actions; 4 - suffering of cyclical existence. What is the practice? Letting go of fear...

Liberation, Impermanence, Happiness, Aspects of Practice, Birth-and-Death, Letting Go...
Oct 17 2004
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Karma, Dream World, Aspects of Practice, New Year, Practice Period, training, Balance...
Feb 29 2004
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-01087

A defining moment of metaphor, Dale Wright, time is money, need to create new metaphors for American zen, too green to burn, Daigan and Arlene leaving GGF "AS"

realization, Aspects of Practice, Lotus Sutra, Letting Go, Practice Period, Delusion...
May 08 2002
Green Gulch

Zen and Poetry Class

Emptiness, Blue Cliff Record, Duality, Absolute-and-Relative, Impermanence, Aspects...
Feb 19 2002
Green Gulch

Intensive Class

Delusion, Intimacy, Don't Know Mind, realization, Chanting, Aspects of Practice...
Aug 09 1999
City Center


Practice Period, Vows, Delusion, Aspects of Practice, Chanting, Continuous, Emotions...
Nov 17 1998


resistance, Aspects of Practice, Practice Period, Tassajara, Zendo, Priest, Suzuki...
Oct 14 1998

Chao Chou's Four Gates

Serial: SF-03239

Sunday Lecture: case 9 of the Blue Cliff Record: "What is Chao Chou?" "East gate, west gate, south gate, north gate"

Practice Period, Ordinary Mind, Buddha Nature, Blue Cliff Record, Suzuki Roshi,...
Oct 19 1997
Green Gulch

Dharma Talk - Tuesday

Serial: SF-04812

Commercially Produced cassette: Sounds True - - Pain, Love and Happiness with Thich Nhat Hanh - September 1-6 1997 Sponsored by the Community of Mindful Living

Happiness, Sangha, Aspects of Practice, Mindfulness, Forgiveness, Peace, Daily Life,...
Sep 01 1997

September 21st, 1996, Serial No. 01886

Suzuki Roshi, Four Noble Truths, Dragons, Aspects of Practice, Zazen, Emptiness,...
Sep 21 1996

Shantideva Class

Anger, Enemies, Letting Go, Renunciation, Happiness, Concentration, Patience, Aspects...
May 02 1995

August 14th, 1994, Serial No. 02696

Politics, Ceremony, Vows, Aspects of Practice, Suzuki Roshi, Monastic Practice, Heart...
Aug 14 1994


Practice Period, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Intimacy, Posture, Aspects of Practice, Zazen,...
Sep 18 1991

Suffering, Healing and Happiness

Serial: SF-03964

Sunday Lecture

Happiness, Ceremony, Aspects of Practice, Suzuki Roshi, Lay, Avalokiteshvara,...
Jun 24 1990
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Bowing, resistance, Chanting, Equanimity, Describe, Happiness, Aspects of Practice,...
Jan 21 1990
Green Gulch

Dzogchen Teachings

Happiness, Delusion, Four Noble Truths, Transmission, Dependent Origination, Karma,...
Oct 08 1989
San Jose

Lion's Roar

Don't Know Mind, Emptiness, Diversity, Buddha Nature, Letting Go, Liberation,...
Dec 27 1988


Lineage, Aspects of Practice, Right Effort, Emptiness, Balance, Instruction, Don...
Apr 07 1988

April 3rd, 1988, Serial No. 01807

Religion, Aspects of Practice, New Year, Hate, Lovingkindness, Attachment, Happiness...
Apr 03 1988

Application of the Practice - Feminism and Buddhism in the Diamond Sangha

Emptiness, Lineage, Aspects of Practice, Bodhisattva Vow, Heart Sutra, Sangha,...
Aug 14 1981

Application of the Practice - Feminism and Buddhism in the Diamond Sangha

Emptiness, Aspects of Practice, Lineage, Separation, Sangha, Monastic Practice, Lay,...
Aug 14 1981

Monastic Life

Serial: SF-00007A

Early Christian mystics; Benedictine regulations, the rule of obedience; manifestation of God in the world.

realization, Monastic Practice, Silence, Ego, Aspects of Practice, Separation,...
Feb 07 1974

Our Way To Attain Liberation

Serial: SF-05087-B

Monday Evening, August 18, 1969

Story of the Sixth Patriarch. Practice with everyone else at the monastery, without self-centered ideas. Answering...

Sixth Patriarch, Monastic Practice, Japan, Aspects of Practice, Discrimination, Faith...
Aug 18 1969

Meal Chant

Serial: SF-05138C

SR022 - VII 1: Roshi talk - Meal Sutra (copied) - ZMC - 1968 year?

Aspects of Practice, Evil, Vows
Jan 11 1968