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Three Characteristics of Phenomena

Serial: SF-01079

One-day sitting lecture: "no eyes, no ears..." Diamond Sutra, Platform Sutra

Delusion, Emptiness, Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Vow, New Year, Teacher-and-Student,...
May 19 2007
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

Gazing at Flowers on the Roof of Hell

Serial: SF-00914

Sunday Lecture: learning zazen with Soen Roshi in Jerusalem - interfaith practice; Easter - rebirth; Issa "Walking together on the roof of hell, looking at flowers"; Wendy's...

Faith, Buddha's Birthday, Dragons, Peace, zen meditation, Gratitude, Don't...
Apr 16 2006
Green Gulch

Fall to the Ground, Get Up by the Ground

Continuous, Discrimination, Birth-and-Death, Four Noble Truths, Emptiness, Big Mind,...
Jul 18 2005
Tassajara

July 16th, 2005, Serial No. 03502

Delusion, Emptiness, Suzuki Roshi, Precepts, Zazen, Obstacles, Buddha Nature,...
Jul 16 2005
Tassajara

Nirvana, The Waterfall

Serial: SF-03495

Sesshin 3 Day 2

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

Hokyo Zammai Class

Subject-and-Object, Five Ranks, Emptiness, Birth-and-Death, Nirvana Sutra,...
Mar 10 2005
Tassajara

Hokyo Zammai Class

Five Ranks, Daily Life, Absolute-and-Relative, Emptiness, Balance, Practice Period,...
Mar 10 2005
Tassajara

Shikantaza - Calm Mind

Serial: SF-03497

Sesshin Lecture

Birth-and-Death, Posture, Emptiness, Silent Illumination, Letting Go, Suzuki Roshi,...
Feb 20 2005
Tassajara

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03651

Sesshin 1 Day 4 (date on cassette - 1.29 - is inconsistent with the previous dates in this sesshin)

Suzuki Roshi, Practice Period, Bell, Zendo, Passions, Posture, Emptiness, Rinzai,...
Jan 28 2005
Tassajara

Zendo Lecture

Emptiness, Tassajara, Karma, Separation, Practice Period, Zendo, Faith, Concentration...
Dec 07 2004
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03560

Dining Room Class

Addiction, Lotus Sutra, Happiness, realization, Emptiness
Nov 27 2004
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03484

Dining Room Class

Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Manjushri, Mahayana, Emptiness, Hindrances, Diversity,...
Nov 27 2004
Tassajara

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03548

Second Sesshin, Zendo Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Emotions, Emptiness, Freedom, training,...
Nov 16 2004
Tassajara

November 13th, 2004, Serial No. 04089

Suzuki Roshi, Manjushri, Emptiness, Priest, Vimalakirti, Lay, Priest-and-Lay,...
Nov 13 2004
Unknown

October 2nd, 2004, Serial No. 00980

Emotions, Impermanence, Emptiness, Describe, Intuition, Practice Period, conversation...
Oct 02 2004
City Center

Sacred Space

Serial: SF-01097

Sunday Lecture

Manjushri, Emptiness, Half-Smile, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi, Birth-and-Death, Gratitude...
Jul 25 2004
Green Gulch

Hsin Hsin Ming

Serial: SF-01901

Zendo Lecture

Faith, Don't Know Mind, Equanimity, Emptiness, Perfect Wisdom, Beginners,...
Jun 18 2004
Tassajara

Do Not Resuscitate

Emptiness, Delusion, Buddha Nature, Big Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Discrimination, Non-...
May 08 2004
Tassajara

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

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

December 9th, 2002, Serial No. 00978

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

Not Always So Class

Buddha Nature, Emptiness, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Suzuki Roshi, Describe, realization,...
Nov 18 2002
Tassajara

November 6th, 2002, Serial No. 01064

Obstacles, Four Noble Truths, Tassajara, Suzuki Roshi, Big Mind, Teacher-and-Student...
Nov 06 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

August 24th, 2002, Serial No. 01119

Precepts, Liberation, Delusion, training, Emptiness, Samadhi, Greed, Hate, Letting Go...
Aug 24 2002
City Center

Vasubandhu

Serial: SF-04017

Summer intensive

Demons, Subject-and-Object, Letting Go, Separation, Emptiness, Soto Zen, Happiness,...
Jul 31 2002
City Center

Vasubandhu

Serial: SF-04016

Summer intensive

Separation, Karma, Delusion, Silence, Discrimination, Emptiness, Describe, Peace,...
Jul 29 2002
City Center

Vasubandhu

Serial: SF-04018

Summer intensive

Delusion, Letting Go, Emptiness, Zazen, Separation, New Year, Karma, Discrimination,...
Jul 22 2002
City Center

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-00918

Upagupta (Ubakikuta), leaving home

Demons, Karmic Consciousness, Attachment, Karmic Consequences, Emptiness, Passions,...
May 28 2002
Green Gulch

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-01088

What brings us to these stories(?)? What is the unrest? What is the transmission of, how does the unrest be calmed (?), impermanence is that essential problem. Stories are what...

Transmission, Separation, Four Noble Truths, Emptiness, Five Ranks, Soto Zen, Dragons...
May 21 2002
Green Gulch

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-00917

Be careful about taking doctrine too much on faith, Don Juan's two cats; Ananda, every one of these stories has a warning, Dogen: all things, just as they are, are perfectly...

Delusion, realization, Emptiness, Transmission, Religion, Interdependence, Birth-and-...
May 14 2002
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-04071

Mothers' Day, women in Buddhism, the feminine in spirituality, story of Buddha - loss of mother, women's place in early Buddhist hierarchy, meditating on death, Buddha as a...

Birth-and-Death, Intimacy, Suzuki Roshi, Priest, Tassajara, Emptiness, Zendo, Big...
May 12 2002
Green Gulch

Zen and Poetry Class

Serial: SF-01142

Life and Poetry - Ryokan, Didactic Poems - Writing without adjectives/adverbs

Right Speech, Transmission, Buddha Ancestors, Emptiness, Letting Go, stubbornness,...
Mar 05 2002
Green Gulch

Zen and Poetry Class

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

January 19th, 2002, Serial No. 01112

Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Emptiness, Cultivation, Nirvana, Heart Sutra, Zazen, Freedom,...
Jan 19 2002
City Center

December 8th, 2001, Serial No. 03938

Ego, Hindrances, Don't Know Mind, Daily Life, Zazen, Vows, Doubt, Emptiness,...
Dec 08 2001
City Center

Sunday Lecture

Emptiness, Concentration, Buddha's Birthday, Happiness, causation, Priest,...
Dec 02 2001
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

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

Sunday Lecture

Enthusiasm, Religion, Priest, Emptiness, Nirvana, Observe, Ego, Posture, Bell,...
Mar 18 2001
Green Gulch

2001.01.03-serial.00066

soto, Five Ranks, Soto Zen, Emptiness, Nirvana, Renunciation, Oneness, Suzuki Roshi,...
Jan 03 2001

December 9th, 2000, Serial No. 04011

Letting Go, Emptiness, Daily Life, Religion, Patience, Impermanence, Birth-and-Death...
Dec 09 2000
City Center

Tenzo Kyokun Class

Practice Period, Attachment, Offering, Letting Go, Bodhisattva Way, Emptiness,...
Nov 28 2000
Green Gulch

November 22nd, 2000, Serial No. 03936

Ceremony, Gratitude, Emptiness, Separation, Practice Period, Tassajara, Suzuki Roshi...
Nov 22 2000
City Center

Tenzo Kyokun Class

Emptiness, Dragons, Intimacy, Dharma Transmission, Zazen, Hindrances, Impermanence,...
Nov 21 2000
Green Gulch

Surangama Sutra Class

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

Surangama Sutra Class

confusion, Four Noble Truths, Don't Know Mind, Delusion, Discrimination, Heart...
Sep 11 2000
Unknown

Sunday Lecture

Fox, causation, Karma, Nirvana, Soto Zen, Funeral, Heart Sutra, Emptiness, Ceremony,...
Sep 10 2000
Green Gulch

Surangama Sutra Class

Emptiness, Light-and-Darkness, Skandas, true dharma, Emotions, Doubt, Buddha Nature,...
Jun 06 2000
Green Gulch

Surangama Sutra Class

Emptiness, Manjushri, Karma, Impermanence, Emotions, Nirvana, Lotus Sutra, Religion,...
May 30 2000
Green Gulch

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