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The Gift of Nothing

Serial: SF-00929

Sunday Lecture Children's Lecture: one who is not busy, one reality; the gift of nothing; sesshin, from Suzuki Roshi; our mind is the same as Buddha's; all things are...

Suzuki Roshi, Nirvana Sutra, Book of Serenity, Soto Zen, Heart Sutra, Freedom,...
Dec 03 2006
Green Gulch

Breathing In, Breathing Out

Serial: SF-01146

Sunday Lecture: simplicity; story of Prajnatara in Malawi; the sun comes up, the sun goes down; connections; the four foundations of mindfulness; Navajo rain dance

Mindfulness, Four Foundations, Book of Serenity, Four Noble Truths, Nirvana, Buddha...
Oct 08 2006
Green Gulch

Buddhas And Sentient Beings Are Not Two

Serial: SF-01026

One-day sitting lecture: positive encouragement; nirvana; five hindrances; preliminary practices; three worlds; jhanas - benefits and ptifalls; Four Noble Truths; Mahayana...

Hindrances, Nirvana, Concentration, Samadhi, Four Noble Truths, Liberation, Freedom,...
Sep 16 2006
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

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

Natural Liberation

Serial: SF-00035

Sunday talk.
Buddha teaches liberation; methods of liberation; birth and death is itself nirvana.

Birth-and-Death, Liberation, Renunciation, Nirvana, Freedom, Letting Go, Samsara,...
Jun 26 2005

Natural Liberation

Serial: SF-00916

Sunday Lecture: Buddha only teaches what leads to liberation; methods of liberation: 1 - Hinayana - renunciation; 2 - Mahayana- purification; 3 - Vajrayana - transformation; 4...

Birth-and-Death, Liberation, Renunciation, Nirvana, Letting Go, Freedom, Samsara,...
Jun 26 2005
Green Gulch

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

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-03549

Dining Room Class

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

Dining Room Lecture

Equanimity, Big Mind, Buddha Ancestors, Suzuki Roshi, Diversity, Nirvana, Enemies,...
Aug 18 2004
Tassajara

Flop Dog

Serial: SF-01103

One-day sitting lecture: not accomplishing anything.

Suzuki Roshi, Study Period, Zazen, resistance, Nirvana, uchiyama, Letting Go, Posture...
Jul 17 2004
Green Gulch

Just Being Alive Is Enough

Serial: SF-01094

The season. Vows. New Year's Resolution

Suzuki Roshi, Current Events, Vows, stubbornness, Faith, Continuous, Politics, Greed...
Dec 28 2003
Green Gulch

Passions

Passions, Priest, Evil, Enemies, Heart Sutra, Hate, Birth-and-Death, Nirvana,...
Dec 01 2002
Tassajara

Seven Principles for Preventing Decline

Serial: SF-00935

Dhammapada, 9/11, we are not well, cause of great peace, Huey Johnson, the soldiers will have their way, dogs of war, Dalai Lama, pinpoint causes, 'Guns, Germs, and Steel',...

Nirvana Sutra, Precepts, Daily Life, Religion, Interdependence, Renunciation,...
Sep 15 2002
Green Gulch

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-01090

What enlightenment meant to the ancestors might be different than what it means to us, it's important to come to everyday events with a new outlook or view, Daitaka, we can...

Buddha Nature, Birth-and-Death, true dharma, Transmission, Buddha Mind, Demons,...
Jun 04 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

Transmission of the Light Class

Serial: SF-01086

Tuesday: Breaking through the conceptual veil, Kasyapa, nothing to be transmitted, investigate the conventional world to the limit, Kukkutapada

Transmission, realization, Sixth Patriarch, Book of Serenity, Ceremony, Monastic...
May 07 2002
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Blue Cliff Record, realization, Delusion, Nirvana, Right Speech, true dharma,...
Mar 10 2002
Green Gulch

Genzo-e

true dharma, Transmission, Nirvana, Karma, Ceremony, Monastic Practice, Fox, Describe...
Mar 09 2002
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Arbor Day

Serial: SF-01071

Sunday Lecture

Commitment, Tassajara, Non-violence, Nirvana, Practice Period, Continuous,...
Feb 10 2002
Green Gulch

January 19th, 2002, Serial No. 01112

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

Sunday Lecture

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

Sunday Lecture

Freedom, training, Bell, Beginners, Discrimination, Nirvana, Buddha Nature, Judgement...
Mar 04 2001
Green Gulch

2001.01.03-serial.00066

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

Genjo Koan

Serial: SF-00117

Workshop

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

Surangama Sutra Class

Birth-and-Death, Bell, Light-and-Darkness, Nirvana, Ego, Skandas, Echo, confusion,...
Sep 25 2000
Unknown

Sunday Lecture

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

Women Ancestors Class

Nirvana, Peace, Four Noble Truths, Ordination, Funeral, Demons, Lay, Happiness,...
Aug 08 2000
Unknown

Sunday Lecture

Dependent Origination, Karma, causation, Happiness, Nirvana, Concentration,...
Jun 18 2000
Green Gulch

Surangama Sutra Class

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

January Practice Period Class

Heart Sutra, Duality, Non-duality, Four Noble Truths, Six Realms, Liberation, Two...
Jan 19 2000
Green Gulch

January Practice Period

Karma, Dragons, Nirvana, Chanting, New Year, Instruction, Zendo, Faith, Sangha,...
Jan 08 2000
Green Gulch

1999.12.05-serial.00064

Serial: SF-00064

Sunday dharma talk.

Letting Go, Peace, Attachment, Freedom, Practice Period, Hindrances, Nirvana, Doubt,...
Dec 05 1999

Wednesday Lecture

Practice Period, Hate, Fasting, Nirvana, conversation, Freedom, training
Oct 06 1999
Green Gulch

Father's Day

Serial: SF-03233

Sunday Lecture

Teacher-and-Student, Suzuki Roshi, Samsara, Intimacy, confusion, Daily Life, Giving-...
Jun 20 1999
Green Gulch

May 31st, 1998, Serial No. 03552

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

April 25th, 1998, Serial No. 01894

Bodhidharma, Buddha Nature, Faith, Interview, Bell, Describe, Freedom, Doubt, Nirvana...
Apr 25 1998
Unknown

One-day Sitting Lecture

Zazen, Bodhisattva Vow, Lay, Letting Go, training, Diversity, Nirvana, Posture,...
Oct 25 1997
Green Gulch

Majjhima Nikaya Class

Serial: SF-03222

Middle-length Discourses

Impermanence, Passions, Karma, Faith, Nirvana, Letting Go, Offering, Attachment,...
Sep 15 1997
Green Gulch

Think Neither Good Nor Bad

Sangha, resistance, Suzuki Roshi, Anger, Nirvana, Offering, Describe, Lay, confusion...
Apr 30 1997
Unknown

Buddha's Birthday

Serial: SF-03098

Sunday Lecture

Buddha's Birthday, Ceremony, Bell, Heart Sutra, Humility, Chanting, Renewal,...
Apr 06 1997
Green Gulch

1997.03.15-serial.00101

Hindrances, Heart Sutra, Mahayana, Zazen, Letting Go, Vimalakirti, Suzuki Roshi,...
Mar 15 1997

Wednesday Lecture

Hsin Hsin Ming, Zazen, Ordination, Practice Period, Obstacles, Mahayana, Anger,...
Aug 14 1996
Unknown

Lotus Sutra Class

Lotus Sutra, Nirvana, Evil, Manjushri, Dragons, Vows, Buddha Nature, Emptiness,...
May 23 1996
Green Gulch

Lotus Sutra Class

Lotus Sutra, Nirvana, Emptiness, Offering, Four Noble Truths, Birth-and-Death,...
May 21 1996
Green Gulch

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

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