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Intensive Lecture

Big Mind, Four Noble Truths, realization, Suzuki Roshi, Transmission, Zazen,...
Jul 10 2007
City Center

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

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

No Self

Serial: SF-00915

Sunday Lecture: zen sayings: "Who's dragging this corpse around?; sense of self - root of all suffering; need to understand no-self, not just conceptually; Buddhist tool kit...

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Karma, Ceremony, Happiness, Freedom, Doubt,...
Sep 17 2006
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-01100

Sesshin Lecture: just sitting with no technique or theme; monk: what about when not carrying anything? Zhaozhou: put it down; Shakyamuni holding up the flower; zazen in...

uchiyama, Zazen, Freedom, Duality, Impermanence, Practice Period, Tassajara, Delusion...
Apr 02 2006
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Silence, Instruction, realization
Oct 12 2005

August 2nd, 2005, Serial No. 03121

Silent Illumination, Religion, Doubt, Faith, realization, Monastic Practice, Offering...
Aug 02 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

Hokyo Zammai Class

Subject-and-Object, Five Ranks, Emptiness, Birth-and-Death, Nirvana Sutra,...
Mar 10 2005

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03560

Dining Room Class

Addiction, Lotus Sutra, Happiness, realization, Emptiness
Nov 27 2004


Serial: SF-00077

Relationship with the rules while training.

training, Practice Period, Vinaya, Emotions, Don't Know Mind, Mindfulness,...
Oct 20 2004

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

Dining Room Lecture

Serial: SF-01927

Evening talk

realization, Zendo, Beginners, Teacher-and-Student, Dragons, Practice Period, Suzuki...
May 01 2004

One-Day Sitting Lecture

Serial: SF-01022

This human body is the entire world in the ten directions. Can you be stopped? Bodhicitta. Compassion. Thinking. Hatred. Not indulging in habitual thoughts of hatred. Say no. "...

Birth-and-Death, Bodhisattva Precepts, Manjushri, Hate, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi,...
Mar 20 2004
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-01023

Linda Ruth with her sick mother. The mountain lion. The bobcat. The rat. New film, "The Passion of Christ". Self-restraint. Mindfulness of the body. Angulimala.

Hate, Current Events, First Principle, Passions, Precepts, Doubt, training,...
Mar 17 2004
Green Gulch

Zendo Lecture

Oneness, Religion, realization, Observe, Practice Period, Instruction, Repentance,...
Jul 02 2003

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

Not Always So Class

Buddha Nature, Emptiness, Bodhidharma, Zazen, Suzuki Roshi, Describe, realization,...
Nov 18 2002

August 10th, 2002, Serial No. 04012

Instruction, Buddha Nature, Separation, Oneness, Nirvana Sutra, realization, Birth-...
Aug 10 2002
City Center

June 29th, 2002, Serial No. 04021

Freedom, Birth-and-Death, Duality, Separation, realization, Obstacles, Absolute-and-...
Jun 29 2002
City Center

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-01019

Work week: work practice, SFZC Mission Statement, two forms of Buddha's teaching: texts, etc, and common sense. Up to us to find satisfying relationship to Buddhist teaching, "...

Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Dependent Origination, realization, Perfect Wisdom,...
Jun 05 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

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

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-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

One-day Sitting Lecture

Karmic Consequences, Peace, Daily Life, Rumi, Silence, Delusion, Hate, Suzuki Roshi,...
Sep 22 2001
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Practice Period, Instruction, Suzuki Roshi, realization, Buddha Ancestors, Delusion,...
Feb 28 2001
Green Gulch

Tenzo Kyokun Class

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

Tenzo Kyokun Class

realization, Practice Period, Skandas, Buddha Ancestors, Zendo, Beginners, Ceremony,...
Oct 31 2000
Green Gulch

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

Sesshin Lecture

Skandas, Heart Sutra, Letting Go, Emptiness, Interdependence, Buddha Ancestors,...
Apr 11 2000
Green Gulch

April 1st, 2000, Serial No. 04026

Emptiness, Two Truths, Separation, Doubt, Non-duality, Zendo, Karma, Faith,...
Apr 01 2000
City Center

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-03655

Monday Class

Posture, Monkey Mind, Suzuki Roshi, true dharma, Zazen, Branching Streams,...
Mar 20 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

Fukanzazengi Class

Serial: SF-03652

Monday Class

Instruction, Book of Serenity, realization, Mahayana, Posture, Balance, Karma, Faith...
Mar 06 2000
Green Gulch

Works of Dogen Class

Serial: SF-03196

Tuesday Class

Birth-and-Death, realization, Freedom, Letting Go, Suzuki Roshi, Bowing, soto, Priest...
Feb 29 2000
Green Gulch

Fukanzazengi Class

Serial: SF-03517

Monday Class

Hsin Hsin Ming, Buddha Nature, confusion, Platform Sutra, realization, Bodhisattva...
Feb 28 2000
Green Gulch

One-day Sitting Lecture

realization, Buddha Ancestors, Demons, Practice Period, Heart Sutra, Bell, Suzuki...
Feb 26 2000
Green Gulch

February 22nd, 2000, Serial No. 01113

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

Fukanzazengi Class

Serial: SF-03661

Monday Class

Ceremony, soto, true dharma, Instruction, Soto Zen, realization, Practice Period,...
Feb 21 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

January Practice Period Class

Karmic Consciousness, Heart Sutra, realization, Birth-and-Death, Platform Sutra,...
Jan 11 2000
Green Gulch


Serial: SF-00064

Sunday dharma talk.

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

October 23rd, 1999, Serial No. 01114

realization, Blue Cliff Record, Faith, Soto Zen, Religion, Peace, Sangha, resistance...
Oct 23 1999

Intensive Class

Delusion, Intimacy, Don't Know Mind, realization, Chanting, Aspects of Practice...
Aug 09 1999
City Center


Separation, Non-duality, Zendo, realization, Peace, Concentration, Judgement,...
Jul 24 1999

One-day Sitting Lecture

Liberation, Vows, Four Noble Truths, Dragons, causation, realization, Birth-and-Death...
Jun 26 1999
Green Gulch