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Sesshin as a Koan for the Body

Serial: SF-00990

Sesshin Lecture: Easter/Buddha's Birthday; enlightenment experiences; dharmakaya; not doing anything; nirmanakaya; this is your life

Buddha's Birthday, Birth-and-Death, Suzuki Roshi, Conversation, Mill Valley,...
Apr 08 2007
Green Gulch


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

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

Dining Room Lecture

Practice Period, Tassajara, Birth-and-Death, Posture, Instruction, Suzuki Roshi,...
Sep 03 2005

Zen Of Business Administration

Serial: SF-00036

Sunday Talk.
Life at Green Gulch in the 1970s; giving, fearlessness; improv; no mistakes; parenting.

Tassajara, practicing generosity, Interview, Suzuki Roshi, Mill Valley, Daily Life,...
Mar 20 2005
Green Gulch Farm


Serial: SF-01096

Sunday Lecture: status games in conversation, hard-wired, power, humor, reversal of status, Marx Bros, Don Rickles, court fools, Dr Zhivago, improv. changing of roles, status...

Ego, Practice Period, Bell, Blue Cliff Record, Half-Smile, Mill Valley, Monastic...
Dec 26 2004
Green Gulch

November 13th, 2004, Serial No. 04089

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

Living The Good Life

Serial: SF-00933

Sunday Lecture

Patience, Ordinary Mind, Mill Valley, Big Mind, Attachment, Commitment, Silence,...
Aug 29 2004
Green Gulch

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


Serial: SF-01024

Sunday Lecture: Children's Program. The Indian children who used to live here. Indian story about how the world was made. Staying home and accomplishing the way. Gateway into...

New Year, Bodhisattva Precepts, Separation, Practice Period, Precepts, Mill Valley,...
Feb 01 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

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-00983

First part of lecture children's program. Read story, "Play with Me". Impatient with world situation. Look at causes. Patience. Path of peace. Dog story. MLK Jr

Hate, Anger, Non-violence, Mill Valley, Peace, Greed, Evil, Demons, Concentration,...
Apr 06 2003
Green Gulch

October 23rd, 2002, Serial No. 00974

Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Freedom, Mill Valley, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Letting Go,...
Oct 23 2002
City Center

October 10th, 2002, Serial No. 00973

Tassajara, Practice Period, Mill Valley, training, Rumi, Vows, Intimacy, Commitment,...
Oct 10 2002
City Center

Wednesday Lecture

Mill Valley, Peace, Fasting, Zendo, Faith, Commitment, Monastic Practice,...
Sep 26 2001
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-00051

Sunday talk.

Hate, Current Events, Mill Valley, Peace, Bell, Interdependence, Sanctuary, Chanting...
Sep 16 2001

Sunday Lecture

Hate, Current Events, Mill Valley, Peace, Bell, Interdependence, Sanctuary,...
Sep 16 2001
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-00073

Wednesday night.

Anger, Mill Valley, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Tassajara, Bowing, Heart Sutra, Hate,...
Jul 25 2001

Wednesday Lecture

Practice Period, Family Practice, Zendo, Mill Valley, Monastic Practice, Ceremony,...
May 09 2001
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

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

Sunday Lecture

Mill Valley, Buddha Nature, Delusion, true dharma, Buddha Ancestors, Teacher-and-...
Dec 03 2000
Green Gulch

Tenzo Kyokun Class

Practice Period, Suzuki Roshi, Don't Know Mind, Mindfulness, realization, Mill...
Nov 07 2000
Green Gulch

June 4th, 2000, Serial No. 04029

Mill Valley, Enemies, Manjushri, Cultivation, Obstacles, resistance, Ceremony,...
Jun 04 2000
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Interview, Mill Valley, Birth-and-Death, Koan, Bell, Vows, Faith, Liberation,...
May 21 2000
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

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

Wednesday Lecture

Study Period, Birth-and-Death, Book of Serenity, Mill Valley, Buddha Mind, Enemies,...
Aug 04 1999
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Anger, Suzuki Roshi, Emotions, Forgiveness, Global Warming, Half-Smile, Vows, Mill...
Feb 14 1999
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

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

25 Years of Green Gulch

Serial: SF-03245

Sunday Lecture

Gratitude, Bell, Commitment, Suzuki Roshi, Mill Valley, Ceremony, Teacher-and-Student...
Sep 20 1998
Green Gulch

May 31st, 1998, Serial No. 03552

Suzuki Roshi, Zendo, Tassajara, Anger, Mill Valley, Posture, Bell, Describe, Nirvana...
May 31 1998
Sati Center

Buddhism at Millennium's Edge - Seminar 3

Serial: SF-03513

Copyright 1998 by Peter Matthiessen - Unedited Preview Cassette

Mahayana, Priest, Lay, Commitment, Religion, Mill Valley, Transmission, Monastic...


Serial: SF-03627

Sunday Lecture

Forgiveness, Triple Treasure, Mindfulness, Bodhidharma, Emptiness, Precepts, Blue...
Oct 01 1995
Green Gulch

Our Bodies and Our Practice

Serial: SF-03528

Wednesday Lecture

Mindfulness, Evil, Impermanence, Anger, Mill Valley, New Year, Instruction, Zendo,...
Sep 20 1995
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Forgiveness, Peace, Emotions, Mill Valley, Gratitude, Enemies, Conversation, Daily...
Jun 27 1993
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Book of Serenity, Mill Valley, Gratitude, Buddha Ancestors, Lotus Sutra, Patience,...
Jun 07 1992
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-03956

Stupa Slide Show - Sunday Lecture

Offering, Ceremony, Posture, Lay, Priest, Mill Valley, Dharma Transmission, Bowing,...
Nov 13 1991
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

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

Sunday Lecture

Demons, Karma, Mindfulness, Suzuki Roshi, Mill Valley, Buddha Mind, Bodhisattva Vow,...
Aug 14 1988

Sunday Lecture

Cultivation, Enemies, Daily Life, Precepts, Mill Valley, Gratitude, Mindfulness,...
Jul 17 1988
Green Gulch


Forgiveness, resistance, Mill Valley, Hindrances, Cultivation, Anger, Daily Life,...
Sep 06 1987
Green Gulch

March 5th, 1987, Serial No. 03978

Serial: SF-03978

May be part of sesshin series

Practice Period, Mill Valley, Gratitude, Zendo, Birth-and-Death, Posture, Vows,...
Mar 05 1987

Morality and Ethics

Cultivation, Precepts, Commitment, Mill Valley, Vows, Peace, Daily Life, Birth-and-...
Dec 16 1980
Green Gulch

Reflecting the Mirror

Mill Valley, Observe, Enemies, Evil, Emotions, Freedom, realization, Peace

Unknown year, May talk, Serial 00972

Serial: SF-00972


Tassajara, Mill Valley, Zendo, Rumi, Passions, Greed, Commitment, Ego, Conversation,...
May 31

Unknown year, September talk, Serial 01885

Serial: SF-01885


Evil, Suzuki Roshi, Separation, Peace, Zendo, Anger, Mill Valley, Impermanence,...
Sep 11