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Way-Seeking Mind

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

Four Motivations For Practice

Serial: SF-00928

Sunday Lecture: 1- rare to be born as human; 2 - impermanence of life; 3 - the effect of actions; 4 - suffering of cyclical existence. What is the practice? Letting go of fear...

Liberation, Impermanence, Happiness, Aspects of Practice, Birth-and-Death, Letting Go...
Oct 17 2004
Green Gulch

Man Alive Violence Prevention

Serial: SF-01061

Wendy Johnson and Martha de Barros invited guest speakers from the Man Alive program to talk about violence prevention and specifically the role of meditation in this.

training, Addiction, Conversation, Peace, Enthusiasm, Dragons, Politics, Observe, Ego...
Sep 16 2003
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-00984

Sunday lecture: Morality. Hedonists, perfectionists. College days. John Adams. Strawberry/cliff story. Wrong-doing = causing harm to oneself or others. Ten grave precepts. Gay...

Precepts, Delusion, Freedom, Triple Treasure, Bodhisattva Precepts, Humility,...
Jun 29 2003
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

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

Sunday Lecture

Emptiness, Emotions, Practice Period, Ceremony, Passions, Letting Go, Enthusiasm,...
Jan 09 2000
Green Gulch

December 5th, 1999, Serial No. 03927

Hindrances, Doubt, Emotions, Enthusiasm, Emptiness, Greed, Silence, Attachment,...
Dec 05 1999
City Center

About Forms

Serial: SF-01038

Wednesday Lecture #shuso-talk

Zendo, Tassajara, Bowing, Hate, Suzuki Roshi, Priest, Zazen, Enthusiasm, Continuous,...
Feb 03 1999
City Center

The Feeling Of Practice Period

Serial: SF-00148

Wednesday talk; the heart and determination to study - to support and appreciate the practice period.

Practice Period, Impermanence, Mindfulness, Precepts, Zazen Mind, Silence, Big Mind,...
Oct 21 1998
Green Gulch Farm

Origins of Zen

Faith, Diversity, Lotus Sutra, Don't Know Mind, Daily Life, Religion, Enthusiasm...
May 16 1998

A Sense of Vision Giving a Sense of Purpose in Life

Serial: SF-03228

Sunday lecture

Interdependence, Lotus Sutra, Happiness, Nirvana, Silence, Peace, true dharma,...
May 05 1996
Green Gulch

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03223

Context of the Lotus Sutra - history of Hinayana and Mahayana texts - stylistic differences of - history of Lotus Sutra - key elements/doctrine of sutra - key elements of...

Lotus Sutra, Nirvana, Manjushri, Mahayana, Demons, Offering, Avalokiteshvara,...
Apr 07 1996
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Practice Period, Letting Go, Enthusiasm, Addiction, New Year, confusion, Patience,...
Jan 06 1996
Green Gulch


Suzuki Roshi, Daily Life, Big Mind, Letting Go, Zazen Mind, Zazen, Ego, Enthusiasm,...
Nov 01 1995

October 11th, 1995, Serial No. 02703

Hsin Hsin Ming, Faith, Enthusiasm, Soto Zen, Nirvana Sutra, Gratitude, Vows, soto,...
Oct 11 1995

Shantideva Class

Anger, Patience, Enthusiasm, Emotions, Letting Go, Right Speech, Happiness, Zazen,...
May 09 1995

Buddha's Birthday

Serial: SF-03249

Sunday Lecture

Buddha's Birthday, Renewal, Ceremony, Bell, Heart Sutra, Nirvana, Offering,...
Apr 10 1994
Green Gulch

Mumonkan Case 10

Serial: SF-00046

Seizei lonely and destitute.

Enthusiasm, Priest, Sanctuary, Sangha, Buddha Nature, Faith, soto, Balance, Zazen...
Apr 28 1991
Green Gulch Farm

Transformation of Consciousness

Serial: SF-00113

Forum Dialogue

Attachment, Peace, Enemies, Balance, New Year, Happiness, resistance, Freedom, Doubt...
Oct 1989

September 3rd, 1988, Serial No. 01911

Transmission, Interview, realization, confusion, Enemies, Doubt, training, Peace,...
Sep 03 1988

The Human Encounter with Death

Death-and-Dying, training, Letting Go, Demons, Conversation, Emotions, Faith,...
Oct 11 1981
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City Center

March 23rd, 1980, Serial No. 01916

Lay, Don't Know Mind, Constancy, Enthusiasm, Politics, Silence, Passions,...
Mar 23 1980

Browning's Sordello

Religion, Current Events, Enthusiasm, Lay, Faith, Peace, Intuition, Demons, Dragons,...
Feb 10 1980

Textual Analysis

Delusion, Posture, Nirvana, Four Noble Truths, Karma, Faith, Liberation, Hate,...
Mar 15 1976


Serial: SF-03032

Watts #3 Solid Empty

Ego, Politics, Hate, Freedom, Enthusiasm, Interview, Silence, Evil, Describe, Vows...

The House of Belonging

Silence, Vows, Conversation, Doubt, Freedom, Faith, Happiness, Forgiveness,...

Religion and Sexuality

Serial: SF-03020B


Enemies, Religion, Enthusiasm, Evil, Instruction, Observe, Balance, Vows, Karma,...

Guru Authority

Serial: SF-03020A


Ego, Liberation, Subject-and-Object, Evil, Freedom, Birth-and-Death, Concentration,...