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Intelligence of the Natural World

Serial: SF-00941

Sesshin Lecture: frog chorus; silence and activity; pain and fear of pain; Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma, Silence, Buddha Ancestors, Composure, Buddha Nature, Hindrances, Zendo,...
Apr 07 2007
Green Gulch

Sesshin Practices

Serial: SF-00992

Sesshin Lecture: ordinary mind is the Tao; practice of confession; guilt/shame; Self-Receiving and -Employing Samadhi

Ordinary Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Right Effort, Posture, Buddha Nature, Composure,...
Apr 03 2007
Green Gulch

Nirvana, The Waterfall

Serial: SF-03495

Sesshin 3 Day 2

Birth-and-Death, Big Mind, Subject-and-Object, Separation, Continuous, Composure,...
Mar 24 2005

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03503

Sesshin 2 Day 7

Attachment, Non-attachment, Four Noble Truths, Emotions, Freedom, Composure, Dream...
Feb 26 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

Zendo Lecture

Oneness, Religion, realization, Observe, Practice Period, Instruction, Repentance,...
Jul 02 2003

Zen and Poetry Class

Light-and-Darkness, Silence, Freedom, Practice Period, Enemies, Bell, Precepts, Zoom...
Mar 26 2002
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Mill Valley, Buddha Nature, Delusion, true dharma, Buddha Ancestors, Teacher-and-...
Dec 03 2000
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Precepts, Equanimity, Bodhisattva Precepts, Enemies, Bodhisattva Vow, Ceremony,...
Sep 13 2000
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Zendo, Composure, Practice Period, Interview, true dharma, Chanting,...
Apr 13 2000
Green Gulch

One-day Sitting Lecture

Liberation, Vows, Four Noble Truths, Dragons, causation, realization, Birth-and-Death...
Jun 26 1999
Green Gulch


Absolute-and-Relative, Intimacy, Duality, Commitment, Separation, Soto Zen, Emptiness...
Dec 04 1998
City Center

Sesshin Lecture

Composure, Posture, Balance, Tassajara, Silence, Freedom, Observe, Anger, Emotions,...
Aug 22 1998
Green Gulch

Rohatsu Sesshin

Absolute-and-Relative, Intimacy, Separation, Soto Zen, Commitment, Emotions, Doubt,...
Dec 04 1997

Just Die On Exhalation

Serial: SF-02709A

Rohatsu Sesshin "(a keeper)"

Emptiness, Birth-and-Death, Letting Go, Composure, Bodhidharma, Impermanence, Posture...
Dec 04 1996

Rohatsu Sesshin

Serial: SF-03575


Suzuki Roshi, Composure, Birth-and-Death, Funeral, Zazen, Obstacles, Renewal,...
Dec 14 1995

Rohatsu Sesshin

Suzuki Roshi, Composure, Birth-and-Death, Zazen Mind, Funeral, Zazen, Renewal,...
Dec 04 1995

October 25th, 1995, Serial No. 02702

Hsin Hsin Ming, Composure, Emotions, Suzuki Roshi, Faith, Daily Life, Hate, Zazen,...
Oct 25 1995


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

November 26th, 1988, Serial No. 01910

Serial: SF-01910

Retreat - Description of Vajra

Liberation, Instruction, Doubt, Continuous, Obstacles, Buddha Nature, Attachment,...
Nov 26 1988


Dragons, Demons, Patience, Zoom, Happiness, Composure, Echo, Interview, Tassajara,...
Nov 30 1980

Practice To Be Like A Stone

Serial: SF-06125

SR-70-02-28 Sesshin lecture #6 (last lecture) - followed by service #2 for Trudy Dixon
NB - is 1970 despite the year added to the photos

Don't Know Mind, Composure, Diversity, Tassajara, training
Feb 28 1970
City Center

OLD - Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There

Serial: SF-06103

Summer Sesshin 1969 Suzuki Roshi 1st night lecture ZMC transcribed - duplicate

Five Ranks, Buddha Nature, Composure, Oneness, Evil, Hate, Doubt
Sep 1969

Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There

Serial: SF-05184A

Sesshin: First Night Lecture, “I Don't Know Zazen”
September 1969

Knowing that we have buddha nature even while we are in the...

Dogen, Buddha Nature, Enlightenment, Five Ranks, Buddha Nature, Composure, Emotions,...
Sep 1969

Our Practice And Our Everyday Activity

Serial: SF-05396

Saturday, August 30, 1969

Newly uploaded recording should be clearer to transcribe

Concentration, Composure, Gratitude, Fundraising, Posture, Describe, training, Faith...
Aug 30 1969

OLD - Not Always So

Serial: SF-06089A

August sesshin 1969 Suzuki Roshi Side B: Thurs lecture - transcribed - copied ZC

Freedom, Composure, Interdependence, Demons, resistance, Gratitude, Posture,...
Aug 07 1969

OLD - Not Always So

Serial: SF-05348B

August Sesshin 1969 Suzuki Roshi Thursday lecture - duplicate

Freedom, Composure, Interdependence, Gratitude, Posture, Emptiness
Aug 07 1969

OLD - Not Always So

Serial: SF-05872

Copy Master Suzuki Roshi August sesshin 1969 Thursday lecture - duplicate

Freedom, Composure, Gratitude, Posture, Doubt, Faith
Aug 07 1969

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”

Truth, Birth-and-Death, Wisdom, zen, Pain, Death, difficulty, Composure, Describe,...
Mar 10 1969

True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Serial: SF-05970-A

Newly uploaded recording of this talk.

Happiness, Buddha Nature, Happiness, Buddha Nature, Composure, Observe
Dec 21 1968

Observing the Precepts

Serial: SF-05397

This is the second talk that Suzuki Roshi gave at Esalen on consecutive nights in June 1968.

Precepts, Precepts, Observe, Teacher-and-Student, Ego, Posture, Karma, training,...
Jun 29 1968

Because I Was Not Well

Serial: SF-05143A

SR023 Track 1 Suzuki Roshi's afternoon sesshin 4-23-68 copied [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A - per tape operator's...

Sesshin, Koan, Ordinary Mind, everyday mind, Faith, Composure, Doubt, Religion...
Apr 23 1968

August 19th, 1966, Serial No. 05097, Side I

Serial: SF-05097I

Sesshin Lecture 1966 Tape #2 Track 4 instruction by Rev Katagiri Friday morning

Composure, Zazen
Aug 19 1966

The first day of the sesshin is almost finished

Serial: SF-05093-K

Monday, August 15, 1966
Sesshin: Evening Lecture, Lecture D
Sokoji, San Francisco

Sesshin, Freedom, causation, Composure, Posture
Aug 15 1966

Genjo-Koan: Paragraphs 7-9

Serial: SF-05098-A

Sunday morning lecture by Suzuki Roshi
June 19 1966 (19 added later?)

Other notes on box:
Incomplete (muddled) late on then ends.
"Other side...

Dogen, Genjokoan, Composure, Liberation, Faith
Jun 19 1966

Buddhism Has Many Annual Layers Like A Big Tree

Serial: SF-05124-B

One-Day Sesshin Evening Lecture
Saturday, December 11, 1965, Lecture B
Sokoji, San Francisco

Sesshin, Precepts, Precepts, Triple Treasure, Observe, Doubt, Composure, Priest,...
Dec 11 1965


Serial: SF-05123A

===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #3, by Shundo David Haye =====

In this talk, which became the Calmness chapter of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (p121), Suzuki Roshi...

Dogen, Zazen, Composure
Aug 26 1965
Los Altos

OLD - Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There

Serial: SF-05912

Copy Master Suzuki Roshi 1969 summer sesshin lecture #1 - duplicate

Five Ranks, Family Practice, Composure, Buddha Nature, Hate, Doubt