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Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-01062

Story of Parvati and ...(?); falling in love - never alone; the entire universe in ten directions is the true human body; Coming of Age Program; samsara/dukkha; parenting a...

Samsara, Karma, Lotus Sutra, New Year, Continuous, Hate, Interdependence, Passions,...
May 20 2007
Green Gulch

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

Birth and Death

Serial: SF-00970

Sunday Lecture - Children's Lecture: children's story - Amos and Boris; response to Hurrican Katrina; Story of king, knowing death is coming; vowing to live for the benefit of...

Birth-and-Death, Vows, Four Noble Truths, First Principle, Lotus Sutra, Mill Valley,...
Sep 04 2005
Green Gulch

Rootedness, Relatedness, Responsibility

Serial: SF-01013

Wednesday Lecture: zen practice and ecology

Don't Know Mind, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Separation, confusion, training, Peace,...
Jul 27 2005
Green Gulch

Zendo Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Mindfulness, Suzuki Roshi, Offering, Sanctuary, Obstacles, Impermanence...
Jul 23 2005
Tassajara

May 28th, 2005, Serial No. 01115

Lotus Sutra, Four Noble Truths, Practice Period, Zazen Mind, Karma, Monastic Practice...
May 28 2005
Unknown

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
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03557

Dining Room Class

Lotus Sutra, Intimacy, Vows, Zendo, Manjushri, First Principle, Ordinary Mind, Suzuki...
Dec 03 2004
Tassajara

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01900

#shuso-talk

Lotus Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Nirvana, Bodhisattva Way, Practice Period, Buddha Mind...
Dec 01 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-03546

Second Sesshin, Zendo Lecture day 6

Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Letting Go, Karma, Karmic Consequences, Buddha's...
Nov 21 2004
Tassajara

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03548

Second Sesshin, Zendo Lecture

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

Buddha Nature and the Ugly Duckling

Serial: SF-00056

Zendo lecture; feeling of not fitting in and not belonging that sends us towards spiritual practice.

Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Ego, Delusion, training, Precepts, stubbornness, Posture...
Nov 06 2004
Tassajara

Zendo Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Ego, Delusion, training, Light-and-Darkness, Passions,...
Nov 06 2004
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03549

Dining Room Class

Lotus Sutra, Ceremony, Perfect Wisdom, Buddha Nature, Nirvana, Zazen, Practice Period...
Nov 03 2004
Tassajara

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03545

First Sesshin, Zendo Lecture

Ceremony, Offering, Lotus Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Chanting, Branching Streams, Karma,...
Oct 29 2004
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03554

Dining Room Class 3

Lotus Sutra, Describe, Precepts, Daily Life, Nirvana, Bell, Renunciation, Samsara,...
Oct 20 2004
Tassajara

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03556

Dining Room Class 3

Lotus Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Mahayana, Big Mind, Practice Period, Heart Sutra, Buddha...
Oct 20 2004
Tassajara

Breathing In and Breathing Out

Serial: SF-00934

One-day sitting lecture: Book of Serenity Case 3, Anapanasati Sutta, Six Subtle Dharma Gates

Mindfulness, Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Concentration, Book of Serenity, Bodhidharma,...
Sep 18 2004
Green Gulch

Non-Thinking and the Twelve-Fold Chain of Causation

Serial: SF-00968

Sunday Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Instruction, Four Noble Truths, Posture, Peace, Letting Go, Separation,...
Jul 18 2004
Green Gulch

The Power of Ten

Serial: SF-00985

The silence of 'don't know'; outer space Vimalakirti Sutra; radiant vision of alternate universes. Motivation for literary inventiveness - world is not only what we think;...

Vimalakirti, Birth-and-Death, Liberation, Mill Valley, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Heart Sutra...
Dec 14 2003
Green Gulch

Dogen Class: Miracles

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

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

June 7th, 2003, Serial No. 01107

Faith, Vows, Bodhisattva Vow, Suzuki Roshi, Patience, Forgiveness, Practice Period,...
Jun 07 2003
Unknown

Dogen - Being Familiar With The Entire Body

Serial: SF-00039

Sunday talk.
Practice, realization, expression; Dogen's letters to nun Ryugen

realization, Buddha Ancestors, Delusion, Precepts, true dharma, Lotus Sutra, Oneness...
May 18 2003

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

One-day Sitting Lecture

Serial: SF-01018

Lotus Sutra (Heart Sutra), seals our mind with Buddha's mind, basics of the middle way are covered (in the Sutra of Innumerable Meanings), power of joy and compassion, devotion...

Lotus Sutra, First Principle, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Nirvana, Four Noble...
May 11 2002
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-01087

A defining moment of metaphor, Dale Wright, time is money, need to create new metaphors for American zen, too green to burn, Daigan and Arlene leaving GGF "AS"

realization, Aspects of Practice, Lotus Sutra, Letting Go, Practice Period, Delusion...
May 08 2002
Green Gulch

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

Sunday Lecture

Blue Cliff Record, realization, Delusion, Nirvana, Right Speech, true dharma,...
Mar 10 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

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

Wednesday Lecture

Ceremony, Lotus Sutra, Chanting, Dharma Transmission, Heart Sutra, Observe, Demons,...
Mar 29 2000
Green Gulch

Works of Dogen Class

Serial: SF-03199

Tuesday Class

Buddha Ancestors, Lotus Sutra, Balance, Emptiness, Liberation, Transmission,...
Mar 14 2000
Green Gulch

February 22nd, 2000, Serial No. 01113

Vows, Faith, realization, Letting Go, Suzuki Roshi, Emotions, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Feb 22 2000
City Center

One-day Sitting Lecture

Greed, Offering, Lotus Sutra, Bodhidharma, Liberation, Tassajara, Happiness,...
Sep 18 1999
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Right Speech, Silence, Emptiness, Lotus Sutra, Letting Go, conversation, Bowing, Ego...
Jun 06 1999
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Samsara, Precepts, training, Four Noble Truths, Hate, Vows, Right Effort...
Jan 31 1999
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Four Noble Truths, Chanting, Funeral, conversation, Precepts, Anger,...
Jul 01 1998
Green Gulch

May 31st, 1998, Serial No. 01815

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

Origins of Zen

Lotus Sutra, Ordination, Faith, Mahayana, Evil, Karma, Freedom, Separation, Offering...
May 17 1998
Unknown

Origins of Zen

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

The Jewel Called The Sangha

Serial: SF-00063

Sunday talk Jan PP; you are blessed by the people who want to practice with you who are not necessarily the people you would choose to practice with.

Interdependence, Lotus Sutra, Separation, causation, Instruction, Intimacy, training...
Jan 11 1998
Green Gulch Farm

Buddhism at Millennium's Edge - Seminar 2

Serial: SF-03512

Copyright 1998 by Gary Snyder - Unedited Preview Cassette

Sixth Patriarch, Lotus Sutra, Religion, Priest, Mahayana, Samsara, Sangha, Offering,...
1998
Unknown

Majjhima Nikaya Class

Serial: SF-03224

Middle-length Discourses

Buddha Ancestors, Manjushri, Letting Go, Perfect Wisdom, Teacher-and-Student,...
Sep 09 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

Jewel Mirror Samadhi Class

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

The Five Skandhas

Serial: SF-03634

One-day sitting

Skandas, Interview, Balance, Heart Sutra, Attachment, Manjushri, Lotus Sutra, Soto...
Sep 21 1996
Green Gulch

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