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The Teachings of Chao Chou

Serial: SF-00927

Sunday Lecture: the stories of Chao Chou; Hsin Hsin Ming - koan("I alone am the World-Honored One"); mu - cutting through yes and no; not holding to preferences

Discrimination, Blue Cliff Record, Buddha's Birthday, Ordinary Mind, Buddha...
Mar 11 2007
Green Gulch

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01924

#shuso-talk Sesshin 1 Day 3 - Practice Period led by Sojun Roshi

Practice Period, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Blue Cliff Record, Silent Illumination,...
Jan 27 2005


Serial: SF-01096

Sunday Lecture: status games in conversation, hard-wired, power, humor, reversal of status, Marx Bros, Don Rickles, court fools, Dr Zhivago, improv. changing of roles, status...

Ego, Practice Period, Bell, Blue Cliff Record, Half-Smile, Mill Valley, Monastic...
Dec 26 2004
Green Gulch

September 8th, 2004, Serial No. 01109

Blue Cliff Record, Delusion, Commitment, Sangha, Patience, Forgiveness, Teacher-and-...
Sep 08 2004
City Center

Sesshin Lecture

Precepts, Ceremony, Priest, Practice Period, Lay, Offering, Separation, Faith,...
Oct 29 2003

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-00953

Witch puppet started giving the talk, humorous. Why do we practice? Because we are dissatisfied. Halloween, Seijiki, legend of Seijiki, general dharma talk - impermanence,...

Ceremony, Blue Cliff Record, Buddha Mind, Attachment, Hate, Emptiness, Demons, Greed...
Oct 27 2002
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-01051

A sense of place, a valley of ancestors, apprentices finding their place, Harry Roberts' last remarks, 500-year view, mastodon tooth, mountains and rivers, walking mindfully,...

Blue Cliff Record, Dragons, Bell, Practice Period, zen meditation, Commitment,...
Jul 10 2002
Green Gulch

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-01085

Tuesday: Keizan Jokin, legitimate lineage, mind seal, hagiography, Keizan brought zen to the people, Shakyamuni's story

Lineage, Transmission, Buddha Nature, Lotus Sutra, Blue Cliff Record, Faith, Monastic...
Apr 30 2002
Green Gulch

April 13th, 2002, Serial No. 03930

Impermanence, Blue Cliff Record, Hate, Non-violence, Birth-and-Death, Vows, Precepts...
Apr 13 2002
City Center

Sunday Lecture

Blue Cliff Record, realization, Delusion, Nirvana, Right Speech, true dharma,...
Mar 10 2002
Green Gulch

Zen and Poetry Class

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

Surangama Sutra Class

Emptiness, Blue Cliff Record, Intimacy, Don't Know Mind, Silence, Karma,...
May 23 2000
Green Gulch

Stepping Down Ceremony

Serial: SF-03130

"Starts Here"

Blue Cliff Record, Ceremony, realization, Gratitude, Lineage, Letting Go, Faith,...
Feb 12 2000
City Center

January Practice Period Class

Emptiness, Four Noble Truths, Dependent Origination, Blue Cliff Record, Posture, Two...
Jan 15 2000
Green Gulch

October 23rd, 1999, Serial No. 01114

realization, Blue Cliff Record, Faith, Soto Zen, Religion, Peace, Sangha, resistance...
Oct 23 1999

Blue Cliff Record Class

Serial: SF-00068

67th Case: Mahasattva Fu Expounds the Scripture; single-point samadhi.

Concentration, Repentance, Blue Cliff Record, Bodhidharma, Interview, Manjushri,...
Apr 22 1999


Suzuki Roshi, Transmission, Lineage, Priest, Blue Cliff Record, Tassajara, soto,...
Dec 16 1998
City Center

Sunday Lecture

Blue Cliff Record, Bodhidharma, Commitment, Priest, Birth-and-Death, Buddha Nature,...
Aug 30 1998
Green Gulch

Just Let Go

Serial: SF-03109

Sunday Lecture: (According to the Buddha), the way to be happy is simple: just let go. Letting go is hard to do. Human mind wants to hold. We could say we are nothing but...

Letting Go, resistance, Buddha's Birthday, Blue Cliff Record, Attachment,...
Mar 08 1998
Green Gulch

One-day Sitting Lecture

Manjushri, Bodhisattva Precepts, Precepts, Blue Cliff Record, Sangha, Practice Period...
Nov 15 1997
Green Gulch

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

What Is The Ember You Carry With You?

Serial: SF-00086

One Day Sit

Practice Period, Blue Cliff Record, Non-duality, Fox, Bodhidharma, First Principle,...
Sep 27 1997

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-03572

Includes Q&A

Blue Cliff Record, Evil, Absolute-and-Relative, Religion, Don't Know Mind,...
Mar 17 1996
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-03627

Sunday Lecture

Forgiveness, Triple Treasure, Mindfulness, Bodhidharma, Emptiness, Precepts, Blue...
Oct 01 1995
Green Gulch

Five Attributes of a Teacher

Serial: SF-03218

One-day sitting

Book of Serenity, Teacher-and-Student, Humility, Blue Cliff Record, Letting Go,...
Jul 15 1995
Green Gulch

May 17th, 1995, Serial No. 01073

Serial: SF-01073

NB - no cassette visible in photo

Fox, Dharma Transmission, Ceremony, Blue Cliff Record, Funeral, Suzuki Roshi,...
May 17 1995

Zendo Talk

Daily Life, Blue Cliff Record, Delusion, realization, Rinzai, Karma, Ceremony, Sangha...
Nov 22 1989

Mumonkan Case #25

Mahayana, realization, Samadhi, Blue Cliff Record, Rinzai, Teacher-and-Student,...
Oct 03 1989

Five-day Sesshin

Dragons, Suzuki Roshi, Buddha Nature, Blue Cliff Record, First Principle, Zendo,...
Aug 30 1989

Going Beyond Limitations

Blue Cliff Record, Suzuki Roshi, Buddha Nature, First Principle, Dharma Transmission...
Aug 28 1989
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Mill Valley, Blue Cliff Record, Zazen, Buddha Nature, Liberation, Harmonizing, Zendo...
Jul 09 1989
Green Gulch

Inner Power of Practice

Serial: SF-05137A

SR017 - Track 1 - slow - Roshi Lecture - 12/2/67 - afternoon - copied

#sesshin, Blue Cliff Record, Concentration, Precepts, Monastic Practice, New Year,...
Dec 02 1967

Blue Cliff Records Case 45

Serial: SF-05097-E

Friday, August 19, 1966
Sesshin Lecture: Friday Evening, Lecture D
Sokoji, San Francisco

Blue Cliff Record, #sesshin, Joshu, Eiheiji, Observe, Diversity, Duality
Aug 19 1966

OLD - Blue Cliff Records Case 45

Serial: SF-05097E

Sesshin Lecture 1966 Tape #2 Track 3 Suzuki 7:30pm lecture Friday night ending sesshin

#sesshin, Blue Cliff Record, Eiheiji, Joshu, Duality, Observe, Describe
Aug 19 1966

This Fascicle of Shobogenzo

Serial: SF-05097-F

Sesshin Lecture 1966 Tape #2 Track 2: Suzuki 1pm lecture Friday

#sesshin, Dogen, Shobogenzo, Blue Cliff Record, Attachment, Instruction, Freedom,...
Aug 19 1966