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Treasury of Light

Serial: SF-00926

Sesshin Lecture: light can't be seen - only reflections off objects; Koun Ejo's Treasury of Light Samadhi; myth of Phaeton and Helios - driving the sun chariot; Yunmen: What is...

Lotus Sutra, Bell, Delusion, Discrimination, Subject-and-Object, Zendo, Nirvana,...
Mar 31 2006
Green Gulch

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-04732


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


Serial: SF-00963

Sunday Lecture: Milton's 'Paradise Lost'; myth of Narcissus; Four Noble Truths; Zhaozhou's "No": Marin Organizing Committee/Seniors for Peace

Four Noble Truths, Buddha Nature, Peace, Perfect Wisdom, Freedom, Mill Valley, Echo,...
Nov 20 2005
Green Gulch

Zendo Lecture

Practice Period, Impermanence, Balance, Five Ranks, Tassajara, Letting Go, Vows,...
Mar 21 2005

Way-Seeking Mind

Zendo, Priest, Suzuki Roshi, Dharma Transmission, Monastic Practice, Tassajara, Heart...
Mar 14 2005

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-01929

Sesshin 2 Day 4

Karma, Funeral, Tassajara, Global Warming, Practice Period, Echo, Chanting, Bell, Don...
Feb 23 2005

Citizenship - Sitting-in-zen

Serial: SF-01053

Sunday Lecture: Three R's of eco-practice/stewardship of land and meditation practice: Rootedness, relatedness, responsibility. Moving below to an unseen place

Peace, Gratitude, Mill Valley, Commitment, Manjushri, Echo, Letting Go, confusion,...
Jun 13 2004
Green Gulch


Conversation, Separation, confusion, Monkey Mind, Doubt, Silence, Passions, Lay, Echo...
Jan 31 2004
Green Gulch


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

Vimalakirti Sutra

Serial: SF-04084

Sunday Lecture: Manjushri questioning Vimalakirti. How should one view all sentient beings - like the reflection of the moon in water, etc. Love. Wisdom of love.

Heart Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Attachment, Manjushri, Mahayana, Emptiness, Vimalakirti,...
Aug 10 2003
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-01089

Feet, toes - funny introduction. Memorial Day - historical information. War. Relating Memorial Day to our practice.

Letting Go, Death-and-Dying, Attachment, Interdependence, Echo, Observe, Separation,...
May 25 2003
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

Zen and Poetry Class

Fox, Gratitude, Passions, Echo, Birth-and-Death, stubbornness, Bell, Emotions,...
Mar 19 2002
Green Gulch

Arbor Day

Serial: SF-01069

Sunday Lecture

Humility, Mindfulness, Vows, Lotus Sutra, Commitment, Practice Period, Attachment,...
Feb 18 2001
Green Gulch

Surangama Sutra Class

Birth-and-Death, Bell, Light-and-Darkness, Nirvana, Ego, Skandas, Echo, confusion,...
Sep 25 2000

Women Ancestors

Monastic Practice, Ego, Chanting, Lineage, Letting Go, Conversation, Ceremony, Echo,...
May 13 2000

Sesshin Lecture

Precepts, Karma, Don't Know Mind, Confession-and-Repentance, Repentance,...
Apr 14 2000
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

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


Suzuki Roshi, Bowing, Separation, Echo, Ordinary Mind, realization, Buddha Ancestors...
Nov 30 1998
City Center

Buddhism at Millennium's Edge - Seminar 4

Serial: SF-03055

Copyright 1998 by Peter Matthiessen - Unedited Preview Cassette

Politics, Conversation, Doubt, Faith, Ceremony, Equanimity, Echo, Obstacles, Ego,...

Mindfulness Practices Panel

Serial: SF-04816

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

Mindfulness, training, Precepts, Commitment, Vows, Happiness, Subject-and-Object,...
Sep 01 1997

Poetry of Enlightenment

Serial: SF-00071


realization, Emptiness, Echo, Dragons, Balance, Bell, Priest, Emotions, Freedom,...
Feb 04 1997

On Breath and Breathing

Serial: SF-03114

Sunday Lecture - if you pick up one piece of dust, the whole universe comes with it

Emotions, Mindfulness, zen meditation, Four Noble Truths, confusion, Hindrances,...
Jan 12 1997
Green Gulch

Jewel Mirror Samadhi Class

Five Ranks, Delusion, Lotus Sutra, Soto Zen, Observe, Forgiveness, Echo, soto,...
Oct 07 1996
Green Gulch


Dharma Transmission, Ceremony, Transmission, Practice Period, Soto Zen, Priest,...
Jan 21 1996

July 26th, 1995, Serial No. 00919

Emptiness, Suzuki Roshi, Echo, Tassajara, Zazen, Global Warming, Letting Go, Practice...
Jul 26 1995

Buddha's Birthday

Serial: SF-03095

Sunday Lecture

Buddha's Birthday, Offering, Ceremony, Renewal, Chanting, Echo, Vows, Bowing,...
Apr 09 1995
Green Gulch

January 7th, 1995, Serial No. 02687

New Year, Observe, Rumi, Chanting, training, Echo, Ego, Offering, confusion, Zazen...
Jan 07 1995

Saturday Lecture

Four Noble Truths, Six Realms, Bodhisattva Vow, Instruction, Echo, Mahayana, Chanting...
Jul 31 1993
City Center

Sunday Lecture

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

Meditation Talk

Letting Go, Freedom, confusion, Mindfulness, Addiction, Echo, Daily Life, Balance,...
Jan 05 1989
San Anselmo

Lion's Roar

Four Noble Truths, Liberation, Emptiness, Emotions, Letting Go, Enemies, Cultivation...
Dec 30 1988


Serial: SF-01913

Rigpa adulthood

Transmission, Teacher-and-Student, Ego, Instruction, Humility, Emptiness, Sanctuary,...
Sep 03 1988


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

Poetry Reading

Don't Know Mind, Observe, Silence, Conversation, Peace, Funeral, Echo,...
Aug 01 1980

The Self

Ego, realization, Transmission, Echo, Sangha, Nirvana, Delusion, Zazen, Doubt,...
May 17 1980
City Center

March 16th, 1980, Serial No. 01882

Echo, Politics, Tassajara, Silence, Passions, Bell, Conversation, Describe,...
Mar 16 1980

The Monastic Tradition

Serial: SF-00132

Monastic experience across religious traditions.

Silence, Monastic Practice, Don't Know Mind, Emptiness, Echo, Religion, Bell,...
Feb 26 1973

1973, Serial No. 03016

Serial: SF-03016


Dragons, Bodhidharma, Light-and-Darkness, First Principle, Ceremony, Instruction,...

Allen Ginsberg and Musicians

Serial: SF-00107

Musical event

Obstacles, Echo, Vows, Instruction, Greed, Chanting, Passions, Offering, Attachment,...
Feb 22 1972
City Center

Bring Me The Rhinoceros Fan

Serial: SF-05086

 ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #21, by Shundo David Haye ===== 

For whatever reason, there are few talks existing from the summer of 1968. At...

Koan, Faith, Echo, Describe, Freedom
Jul 28 1968

OLD - Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05330

Copy - tape 1 of 2 Suzuki Roshi Q&A ceremony - no date (Spring '68?) - copy of o/r 68-04-23 - duplicate

Echo, Attachment, Hate, Faith, Enemies, Bell, Evil, Vows, Emptiness
Apr 23 1968

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05143B

SR023 Track 1 to 1/3 of other side Suzuki Roshi Question and Answer ceremony - copied 2 tapes [there are also photographs of hand-written notes on missing portions of Q&A...

Sesshin, Shosan, Echo, Emptiness, Attachment, Hate, Faith, Interview, Enemies, Evil,...
Apr 23 1968

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, Fukanzazengi, Buddha Mind, training, Sanctuary, Beginners, Echo, Duality,...
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

On Chanting, Sokei-An

Serial: SF-01135

Tape 4 copy 2 - duplicate

Chanting, Bowing, Rinzai, Echo, Ceremony, Bell, Conversation, Zendo, Priest,...
Mar 01 1966