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Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-00986

Architecture at GGF; Layman Pang; many sesshins; "gamble everything on love"; sesshin romance and the potentiality of the present moment; recognizing your Buddha nature in your...

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind, Attachment, Silence, Suzuki Roshi, Bodhisattva Vow, Lay...
Apr 06 2007
Green Gulch

Developing Confidence in Buddha Nature

Serial: SF-00074

Sunday talk.
Koan with the wild ducks; story of the king who questioned the Buddha; report on global warming.

Global Warming, Buddha Mind, Hindrances, Delusion, Practice Period, Dragons, Lineage...
Mar 18 2007
Green Gulch Farm

Alignment With The Great Way

Serial: SF-00944

Sunday Lecture - Children's Lecture: waging peace; taking up a practice

Buddha Mind, Peace, Ordinary Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Lineage, Posture, Delusion,...
Mar 04 2007
Green Gulch

Dining Room Lecture

Birth-and-Death, Silent Illumination, Buddha Mind, Patience, Offering, Intimacy,...
Jun 06 2005

Ordinary Mind and Buddha Mind

Serial: SF-03578

Sesshin 2 Day 6

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind, Continuous, Composure, Suzuki Roshi, Dream World,...
Feb 25 2005

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01900


Lotus Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Nirvana, Bodhisattva Way, Practice Period, Buddha Mind...
Dec 01 2004

December 2nd, 2002, Serial No. 04061

Delusion, Hate, Buddha Mind, Gratitude, Buddha Nature, Commitment, conversation, Vows...
Dec 02 2002
City Center

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-01019

Work week: work practice, SFZC Mission Statement, two forms of Buddha's teaching: texts, etc, and common sense. Up to us to find satisfying relationship to Buddhist teaching, "...

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Dependent Origination, realization, Perfect Wisdom,...
Jun 05 2002
Green Gulch

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-01090

What enlightenment meant to the ancestors might be different than what it means to us, it's important to come to everyday events with a new outlook or view, Daitaka, we can...

Buddha Nature, Birth-and-Death, true dharma, Transmission, Buddha Mind, Demons,...
Jun 04 2002
Green Gulch

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-01086

Tuesday: Breaking through the conceptual veil, Kasyapa, nothing to be transmitted, investigate the conventional world to the limit, Kukkutapada

Transmission, realization, Sixth Patriarch, Book of Serenity, Ceremony, Monastic...
May 07 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

Zen and Poetry Class

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

Surangama Sutra Class

Emptiness, confusion, Cultivation, Silent Illumination, Light-and-Darkness, Subject-...
Sep 18 2000

Sunday Lecture

Ordination, Offering, Precepts, Triple Treasure, Ceremony, true dharma, Buddha Mind,...
Jul 23 2000
Green Gulch

Surangama Sutra Class

Big Mind, Light-and-Darkness, Practice Period, Faith, Triple Treasure, Emptiness,...
May 16 2000
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Six Realms, Practice Period, Karma, Suzuki Roshi, Triple Treasure, Buddha Mind,...
Apr 15 2000
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Practice Period, Monastic Practice, Mindfulness, Buddha Mind, Nirvana Sutra, Ceremony...
Feb 23 2000
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Study Period, Birth-and-Death, Book of Serenity, Mill Valley, Buddha Mind, Enemies,...
Aug 04 1999
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-02730

Saturday Lecture

Delusion, Letting Go, Buddha Mind, Freedom, Greed, Buddha Nature, Emotions,...
Jun 26 1999
City Center


Serial: SF-00032

Sunday talk.

Buddha Nature, Karma, Monkey Mind, Daily Life, Buddha Mind, causation, Sangha,...
Mar 21 1999

Sunday Lecture

Religion, Priest, Buddha Mind, Vows, Precepts, Zazen, Chanting, Hate, Freedom, soto...
Nov 22 1998
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Ceremony, Buddha Mind, Practice Period, Precepts, Transmission, Lineage
Aug 20 1998
Green Gulch

April 26th, 1998, Serial No. 01892

Buddha Mind, Platform Sutra, Lineage, New Year, Ordination, Evil, Describe, Priest,...
Apr 26 1998

Precepts Class

Serial: SF-03532

Brief Review of Class 1 - the Three Refuges

Precepts, Emptiness, Triple Treasure, Bodhisattva Precepts, Vows, Buddha Nature,...
Oct 27 1997
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Big Mind, Ceremony, Buddha Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Right Speech, Practice Period,...
Mar 09 1997
Green Gulch

Taking Care of Oneself, Others and Objects of the World

Serial: SF-02752

One-day sitting - Buddhist practice is just taking care of people, objects, spaces, body and mind.

Priest, Buddha Nature, Precepts, Nirvana Sutra, Bowing, Transmission, Buddha Mind,...
May 18 1996
Green Gulch

April 24th, 1996, Serial No. 02705

Suzuki Roshi, Emptiness, Intimacy, Zazen, Birth-and-Death, Zazen Mind, Dharma...
Apr 24 1996

This Very Mind Is Buddha - Understanding Birth And Death

Serial: SF-00042

Sunday talk.

Birth-and-Death, Precepts, Repentance, Letting Go, Buddha Ancestors, Hindrances,...
Nov 26 1995

October 14th, 1995, Serial No. 02701

Faith, Vows, Hsin Hsin Ming, Continuous, Buddha Mind, Bodhisattva Vow, Bodhisattva...
Oct 14 1995

Sunday Lecture

Vows, Buddha Mind, Hindrances, Monkey Mind, Buddha's Birthday, Six Realms,...
Apr 16 1995
Green Gulch

Five-day Sesshin

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

Lion's Roar

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

Lion's Roar

Letting Go, Buddha Mind, Teacher-and-Student, confusion, Patience, Liberation,...
Dec 27 1988


Lineage, Impermanence, Ego, Buddha Mind, Sangha, New Year, Samsara, Karma, confusion...
Nov 28 1988

Sunday Lecture

Demons, Karma, Mindfulness, Suzuki Roshi, Mill Valley, Buddha Mind, Bodhisattva Vow,...
Aug 14 1988

Universal Practice for Laymen and Monks

Serial: SR-00175

Whatever you do is practice; be careful not to practice for the sake of the self. Zazen as a way to find realization and get used to realization. Whether priest or layperson,...

Practice, Zazen, Boddhisattva, Dogen, Sixth Patriarch, Buddha Mind, Faith, Truth,...
Jul 25 1971

Epilogue: Zen Mind

Serial: SF-05930

Suzuki Roshi 18 Nov 69 copy master 2 sides

Big Mind, Buddha Mind, Don't Know Mind, Zoom, Describe
Nov 16 1969

Think the Unthinkable

Serial: SF-05137B

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #20, by Shundo David Haye ===== 

This talk comes from the middle of the second sesshin at Tassajara, in December...

#sesshin, #new-audio, Fukanzazengi, #awakening-the-archive, Buddha Mind, training,...
Dec 04 1967

Putting Power In Your Hara

Serial: SF-05133-A

Afternoon Sesshin Lecture
Friday, December 1, 1967, Lecture A
Zen Mountain Center

#sesshin, Dogen, Fukanzazengi, Buddha Mind, Big Mind, Separation, New Year,...
Dec 01 1967


Serial: SF-05093-F

Thursday, August 18, 1966
SESSHIN LECTURE: Thursday, 1:00 pm, Lecture B
Sokoji, San Francisco

#sesshin, Buddha Mind, Birth-and-Death, Dana, Fasting, Interdependence
Aug 18 1966

If You Understand Bodhisattva Mind In A Dualistic Way

Serial: SF-05126D

Tape 3 Summer Sesshin July 1965 - Wednesday July 28 1965 Tape 3 Side 1: Wednesday 1pm lecture - transcribed; copied June 30 1973; SR001

#sesshin, Shobogenzo, Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind, confusion
Jul 28 1965

OLD - If You Understand Bodhisattva Mind In A Dualistic Way

Serial: SF-05260A

Tape #1 Summer Sesshin Wed July 28 1965; side 2: 1pm instruction, continued on tape #2 - (copy) first of three tapes: SR001

Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind
Jul 28 1965

OLD -If You Understand Bodhisattva Mind In A Dualistic Way

Serial: SF-05901B

1pm lecture (continued on tape #2)

Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind, Anger, Religion, Faith
Jul 28 1965