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Living in Accord with Birth and Death

Serial: SF-00991

Sesshin Lecture: confirming Buddha nature; sesshin: gathering of heart/mind; what's the business under the patchwork robe?; story of Patacara

Birth-and-Death, Buddha Nature, Practice Period, Lineage, training, Ceremony,...
Apr 02 2007
Green Gulch

Being Uncomfortable

Serial: SF-01092

Sunday Lecture: What do we do when we become uncomfortable?; comfort - in body, mind, relationships - are focus of our consumerism; suffering = constant need to be fed;...

Tassajara, Practice Period, Silence, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Religion, Humility,...
Mar 25 2007
Green Gulch

Generosity

Serial: SF-04032

Sunday Lecture: cultivation of generosity for ourselves and others; training for dying by how we live; not wasting time; noticing the passing away; generosity before virtue...

Religion, Instruction, Ceremony
Dec 17 2006
Green Gulch

Hand Me Midnight

Serial: SF-01102

Sunday Lecture: Daigan's trip to Bali; ritual; poems from Daigan's new book, "Hand Me Midnight"

Offering, Ceremony, Funeral, Vows, Instruction, Lay, Karma, Priest
Nov 19 2006
Green Gulch

Seijiki Ceremony - Relating to Death and Dying

Serial: SF-00029

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.

Ceremony, Offering, Vows, Ordination, Death-and-Dying, Six Realms, Sangha, Emptiness...
Oct 29 2006

No Self

Serial: SF-00915

Sunday Lecture: zen sayings: "Who's dragging this corpse around?; sense of self - root of all suffering; need to understand no-self, not just conceptually; Buddhist tool kit...

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Karma, Ceremony, Happiness, Freedom, Doubt,...
Sep 17 2006
Green Gulch

Why Become Abbot of Zen Center?

Bodhisattva Vow, Practice Period, Precepts, Gratitude, Vows, Commitment, Bell, Suzuki...
Aug 09 2006
Unknown

The Great Matter

Serial: SF-00085

How awareness of death, and our own mortality, spurs us to greater effort in practice.

Birth-and-Death, Suzuki Roshi, Impermanence, Gratitude, Heart Sutra, Ceremony,...
Mar 11 2006
City Center

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

January 25th, 2006, Serial No. 04101

Practice Period, Tassajara, Lay Practice, Faith, Commitment, Priest, Zazen, Ceremony...
Jan 25 2006
Unknown

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-01000

Day 1 Zendo Lecture

Sanctuary, Karma, Ceremony, Practice Period, Tassajara, Demons, Zendo, Anger...
Dec 10 2005
Tassajara

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-04732

#shuso-talk

Sanctuary, Bodhidharma, Karma, Ceremony, Practice Period, Instruction, Suzuki Roshi,...
Dec 05 2005
Tassajara

No Self

Serial: SF-00971

One-day sitting lecture: Bodhisattva Initiation - dharma names; Buddha's second teaching - "No-self Characteristic Sutta"; shamata - posture instructions; Bodhisattva precepts...

Bodhisattva Precepts, Ceremony, Precepts, Continuous, Separation, Posture, Delusion,...
Sep 17 2005
Green Gulch

June 29th, 2005, Serial No. 04099

Ceremony, Zendo, Priest, Suzuki Roshi, Bowing, Continuous, Commitment
Jun 29 2005
Unknown

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

Natural Liberation

Serial: SF-00916

Sunday Lecture: Buddha only teaches what leads to liberation; methods of liberation: 1 - Hinayana - renunciation; 2 - Mahayana- purification; 3 - Vajrayana - transformation; 4...

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

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03486

Zendo Lecture - duplicate

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Ceremony, Practice Period, Concentration, Priest,...
May 02 2005
Tassajara

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03519

Zendo Lecture

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Ceremony, Practice Period, Concentration, Priest,...
May 02 2005
Tassajara

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03544

Zendo Lecture - duplicate

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Ceremony, Practice Period, Concentration, Priest,...
May 02 2005
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind

Transmission, Dharma Transmission, Lay Practice, Suzuki Roshi, Doubt, Humility,...
Mar 15 2005
Tassajara

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-00940

World's largest ball of twine, snobbery, insight, calming our minds, shamata - tranquility practce, Dhammapada, monuments to warfare, GGF farm and kids, hate crime and Tam High...

Vows, Precepts, Hate, Non-violence, Bodhisattva Precepts, Intimacy, Interview,...
Dec 19 2004
Green Gulch

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03549

Dining Room Class

Lotus Sutra, Ceremony, Perfect Wisdom, Buddha Nature, Nirvana, Zazen, Practice Period...
Nov 03 2004
Tassajara

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03545

First Sesshin, Zendo Lecture

Ceremony, Offering, Lotus Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Chanting, Branching Streams, Karma,...
Oct 29 2004
Tassajara

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01897

#shuso-talk

Practice Period, training, Peace, Commitment, New Year, Politics, Birth-and-Death,...
Oct 13 2004
Tassajara

Sitting Under The Rose-Apple Tree

Serial: SF-01016

Sunday Lecture

Balance, Darkness and Light, Bell, Commitment, Letting Go, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi,...
Oct 03 2004
Green Gulch

June 8th, 2004, Serial No. 01928

Tassajara, Suzuki Roshi, Balance, Karma, Hate, Zazen, Vows, Priest, Ceremony,...
Jun 08 2004
Tassajara

May 30th, 2004, Serial No. 01043

Passions, Ceremony, Ego, Intuition, Zazen, Buddha Nature, Skandas, Delusion,...
May 30 2004
Tassajara

April 18th, 2004, Serial No. 01045

Passions, Buddha Nature, Four Noble Truths, Addiction, Suzuki Roshi, Ego, Zazen,...
Apr 18 2004
Tassajara

March 24th, 2004, Serial No. 01039

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Teacher-and-Student, Ceremony, Tassajara, Intimacy...
Mar 24 2004
City Center

2003.11.19-serial.00156

Serial: SF-00156

Wednesday talk.
Ecopsychology; desires, needs, narcissism; nurturing through zazen.

Karma, Buddha Nature, Practice Period, Echo, Ceremony, Buddha Ancestors, Ego,...
Nov 19 2003

Offerings

Serial: SF-00158

Sunday talk. Children's lecture.
Legend of the blue bonnets; Seijiki, offering food and light; karmic life and emptiness.

Offering, Ceremony, Emptiness, Emotions, Intuition, Practice Period, Precepts, Karma...
Nov 02 2003
Green Gulch Farm

Sesshin Lecture

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

2010.10.03-serial.00055

Practice Period, training, conversation, Dharma Transmission, Ordination, Commitment...
Oct 08 2003

2003.08.10-serial.00079

Serial: SF-00079

Zendo Lecture

Birth-and-Death, Separation, Letting Go, Intimacy, Liberation, Tassajara, Beginners,...
Aug 10 2003

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-00948

Buffalo passing through window koan. Farm and draft horses at GGF

Tassajara, Commitment, Monastic Practice, confusion, Practice Period, conversation,...
Jul 09 2003
Green Gulch

January 24th, 2003, Serial No. 03931

Separation, Daily Life, Four Noble Truths, Priest-and-Lay, Beginners, Ceremony, Peace...
Jan 24 2003
City Center

December 13th, 2002, Serial No. 03924

Separation, Ceremony, Daily Life, Practice Period, Silence, Passions, Commitment,...
Dec 13 2002
City Center

December 9th, 2002, Serial No. 00978

Buddha Nature, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Ceremony, Zendo, Ordinary Mind, Bell, Emptiness,...
Dec 09 2002
City Center

Zendo Lecture

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Hate, Greed, Freedom, Delusion, Monastic Practice...
Dec 06 2002
Tassajara

Gratitude For This Practice

Serial: SF-04042

Sunday Lecture: Fear - fear is spawning ground for negative emotions. Attention to breath. How to work with difficult mental states. Walking and attention to breath. Busyness...

Anger, Emotions, training, Cultivation, Impermanence, Gratitude, Suzuki Roshi,...
Nov 24 2002
Green Gulch

Not Always So Class

Karma, Suzuki Roshi, Offering, Anger, Teacher-and-Student, Demons, Continuous,...
Oct 30 2002
Tassajara

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

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-00981

Buddhist culture rooting in California, purpose of ZC, banana in his back pocket, Puccini, motherhood, livelihood, Buddhahood, statuary invoking our higher purpose, Bodhisattva...

Bodhisattva Precepts, Ceremony, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi, Perfect Wisdom, Triple...
Jul 21 2002
Green Gulch

Children's Lecture

Serial: SF-01070

Mayumi's childhood, planting beans, patience, zen in action, original - rising up, the miracle of water, Suzuki Roshi, non-violent intent, 'man alive', stream of violence and...

Peace, Vows, Ordination, Commitment, Don't Know Mind, Ceremony, Patience, Priest...
Jun 02 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

Genzo-e

true dharma, Transmission, Nirvana, Karma, Ceremony, Monastic Practice, Fox, Describe...
Mar 09 2002
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Sunday Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Ceremony, Impermanence, Enemies, Funeral, Heart Sutra, Faith, Bell,...
Oct 28 2001
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Practice Period, Family Practice, Zendo, Mill Valley, Monastic Practice, Ceremony,...
May 09 2001
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Ceremony, Freedom, Intimacy, Impermanence, Mill Valley, Separation, Instruction,...
May 06 2001
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Ceremony, Attachment, Dragons, Commitment, Letting Go, Zazen, Big Mind, Greed, Suzuki...
Nov 26 2000
Green Gulch

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