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Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-00994

Strategies, gaining ideas; "paying it forward"; close investigation of the self; Orpheus and Eurydice; Rilke; hidden anger - staying with the emotion

Monkey Mind, Vows, Buddha Nature, Emotions, Suzuki Roshi, Manjushri, Bodhisattva Vow...
Apr 05 2007
Green Gulch

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

Developing Confidence in Buddha Nature

Serial: SF-00074

Sunday talk.
Koan with the wild ducks; story of the king who questioned the Buddha; report on global warming.

Global Warming, Buddha Mind, Hindrances, Delusion, Practice Period, Dragons, Lineage...
Mar 18 2007
Green Gulch Farm

The Teachings of Chao Chou

Serial: SF-00927

Sunday Lecture: the stories of Chao Chou; Hsin Hsin Ming - koan("I alone am the World-Honored One"); mu - cutting through yes and no; not holding to preferences

Discrimination, Blue Cliff Record, Buddha's Birthday, Ordinary Mind, Buddha...
Mar 11 2007
Green Gulch

Alignment With The Great Way

Serial: SF-00944

Sunday Lecture - Children's Lecture: waging peace; taking up a practice

Buddha Mind, Peace, Ordinary Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Lineage, Posture, Delusion,...
Mar 04 2007
Green Gulch

October 1st, 2005, Serial No. 01116

Karma, Passions, Vows, Offering, Right Speech, Bodhisattva Vow, Oneness, Daily Life,...
Oct 01 2005

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

Beans, Gratitude, Generosity

Serial: SF-01014

Sunday Lecture - Children's Lecture

Interdependence, confusion, Don't Know Mind, Commitment, Darkness and Light,...
Jul 03 2005
Green Gulch

Hokyo Zammai Class

Ego, Discrimination, Birth-and-Death, Five Ranks, Karma, Delusion, Continuous, Non-...
Mar 06 2005

Two Paths to the Dharma

training, Practice Period, Liberation, Bodhidharma, Mahayana, Study Period, Lineage,...
Mar 04 2005

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01924

#shuso-talk Sesshin 1 Day 3 - Practice Period led by Sojun Roshi

Practice Period, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Blue Cliff Record, Silent Illumination,...
Jan 27 2005

Dogen Class: Miracles

Zazen, Intimacy, Lineage, Dream World, Lotus Sutra, Teacher-and-Student, Don't...
Nov 17 2003
Green Gulch

September 20th, 2003, Serial No. 03984

Light-and-Darkness, Intimacy, Bowing, Commitment, Transmission, Lineage, Karma, Vows...
Sep 20 2003
City Center

Zendo Lecture

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

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


Serial: SF-04005

Summer intensive

Emotions, Separation, Karma, Lineage, Delusion, Don't Know Mind, Hate, Greed,...
Jul 28 2002
City Center

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-01085

Tuesday: Keizan Jokin, legitimate lineage, mind seal, hagiography, Keizan brought zen to the people, Shakyamuni's story

Lineage, Transmission, Buddha Nature, Lotus Sutra, Blue Cliff Record, Faith, Monastic...
Apr 30 2002
Green Gulch

January 30th, 2002, Serial No. 03945

Vows, Practice Period, Delusion, Letting Go, Attachment, Suzuki Roshi, Equanimity,...
Jan 30 2002
City Center

August 18th, 2001, Serial No. 03921

Soto Zen, Suzuki Roshi, Subject-and-Object, Lineage, soto, Bowing, Silence, Duality,...
Aug 18 2001
City Center

Wednesday Lecture

Silence, Buddha Nature, Practice Period, Non-duality, resistance, Gratitude, Lineage...
Mar 21 2001
Green Gulch

Genjo Koan

Serial: SF-00117


Karma, Five Ranks, soto, Dharma Transmission, true dharma, Transmission, Politics,...
Nov 04 2000
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City Center

Sunday Lecture

Big Mind, Six Realms, Ceremony, Practice Period, Suzuki Roshi, Buddha Ancestors, Soto...
Oct 29 2000
Green Gulch

Women Ancestors

Lineage, Transmission, Soto Zen, realization, Priest-and-Lay, Emptiness, Ceremony,...
May 13 2000

Women Ancestors

Lineage, Ordination, soto, Bodhisattva Vow, Soto Zen, Funeral, Obstacles, Gratitude,...
May 13 2000

Women Ancestors

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

Sesshin Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Practice Period, Zazen, Monkey Mind, Chanting, Tassajara, uchiyama,...
Apr 10 2000
Green Gulch

Fukanzazengi Class

Serial: SF-03654

Monday Class

Zazen, Instruction, Soto Zen, Posture, realization, Dragons, Lineage, Suzuki Roshi,...
Mar 27 2000
Green Gulch

Fukanzazengi Class

Serial: SF-03656

Monday Class

Posture, Zazen, Monastic Practice, realization, true dharma, Lineage, confusion, Don...
Mar 13 2000
Green Gulch

Stepping Down Ceremony

Serial: SF-03130

"Starts Here"

Blue Cliff Record, Ceremony, realization, Gratitude, Lineage, Letting Go, Faith,...
Feb 12 2000
City Center

December 7th, 1999, Serial No. 03951

Letting Go, Emptiness, Zazen, Mindfulness, Karma, Faith, soto, Chanting, Lineage,...
Dec 07 1999
City Center

Sunday Lecture

Birth-and-Death, Teacher-and-Student, Lineage, Letting Go, Suzuki Roshi, Mill Valley...
Aug 29 1999
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-04022

Wednesday Lecture: George Lucas/Star Wars

Separation, Greed, Gratitude, Lineage, Delusion, Evil, Hate, Doubt, Ceremony, Ego...
Apr 21 1999
City Center

Eight Characteristics of Suzuki Roshi's Teaching

Serial: SF-03137

Sunday Lecture - first Sunday of practice period

Suzuki Roshi, Impermanence, Commitment, Vows, Lineage, Buddha Nature, Freedom, Faith...
Feb 21 1999
Green Gulch

Eight Characteristics of Suzuki Roshi's Teaching

Serial: SF-03111

Sunday Lecture - Questions and Answers - duplicate

Suzuki Roshi, Impermanence, Commitment, Lineage, Buddha Nature, Freedom, Faith, Zazen...
Feb 21 1999
Green Gulch


Suzuki Roshi, Transmission, Lineage, Priest, Blue Cliff Record, Tassajara, soto,...
Dec 16 1998
City Center

Sesshin Lecture

Ceremony, Buddha Mind, Practice Period, Precepts, Transmission, Lineage
Aug 20 1998
Green Gulch

Saying Yes!

training, Soto Zen, Silent Illumination, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Dharma Transmission,...
Jul 06 1998

May 31st, 1998, Serial No. 01815

Suzuki Roshi, Dharma Transmission, Lotus Sutra, Continuous, Bell, Lineage, Tassajara...
May 31 1998
Sati Center

May 31st, 1998, Serial No. 01784

Serial: SF-01784

Statements by Students (Part 2 of 2) and Blanche Hartman

Suzuki Roshi, Lineage, Lay Ordination, Zazen, Dharma Transmission, Bodhisattva Vow,...
May 31 1998
Sati Center

May 30th, 1998, Serial No. 01819

Serial: SF-01819

Gil Fronsdal Introduction to both speakers

Suzuki Roshi, Priest, Dragons, Silence, Funeral, Lineage, Tassajara, Zazen,...
May 30 1998
Sati Center

Origins of Zen

Silent Illumination, Transmission, Lineage, training, Ordination, Mahayana, Offering...
May 16 1998

Green Gulch History

Suzuki Roshi, Tassajara, Zendo, Passions, Politics, Lineage, Attachment, training,...
May 10 1998
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Ceremony, Lineage, resistance, Zazen, Bodhisattva Way...
May 09 1998
Green Gulch

April 26th, 1998, Serial No. 01892

Buddha Mind, Platform Sutra, Lineage, New Year, Ordination, Evil, Describe, Priest,...
Apr 26 1998

Sunday Lecture

Precepts, Emptiness, Offering, Bodhisattva Precepts, New Year, Observe, Ceremony,...
Jan 04 1998
Green Gulch

Scholarship Conference Paper

Serial: SF-03238

Sunday Lecture

Heart Sutra, Lineage, Platform Sutra, soto, Religion, Study Period, Emptiness,...
Nov 16 1997
Green Gulch

Precepts Class

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Priest, Ceremony, Vows, Ordination, Lay, Mahayana,...
Oct 20 1997
Green Gulch

The Practice of Morality in Buddhism

Serial: SF-03099

Sunday Lecture

Precepts, Ceremony, Letting Go, Gratitude, training, Commitment, Right Speech,...
Jul 13 1997
Green Gulch

Genjo Koan workshop

Serial: SF-03185

To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion, that myriad...' Delusion itself is the agency of my enlightenment; totally enter delusion and embrace it and...

Delusion, realization, Precepts, Emotions, Subject-and-Object, Monastic Practice,...
Jun 14 1997
Green Gulch

Recollections of Early Zen

Lotus Sutra, Precepts, Priest, training, Lineage, Lay, Zendo, Rinzai, Fox, Demons...
Feb 08 1997
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Green Gulch Farm