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Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-00986

Architecture at GGF; Layman Pang; many sesshins; "gamble everything on love"; sesshin romance and the potentiality of the present moment; recognizing your Buddha nature in your...

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind, Attachment, Silence, Suzuki Roshi, Bodhisattva Vow, Lay...
Apr 06 2007
Green Gulch

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

The Secrets of the Body

Serial: SF-00993

Sesshin Lecture: great effort, no result; ritual, bowing; Diamond Sutra; boundaries

Right Effort, Bowing, Suzuki Roshi, Bodhisattva Way, Vows, Liberation, Bodhisattva...
Apr 04 2007
Green Gulch

One-Day Sitting Lecture

Serial: SF-00942

Deshan and the old woman; the distortions of sexism, racism, others; the bodhisattva grandmother; devotion to zazen; bringing attention and support to the natural states/bodily...

Dragons, Offering, Delusion, Heart Sutra, Mindfulness, Vows, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi,...
Feb 17 2007
Green Gulch

Hand Me Midnight

Serial: SF-01102

Sunday Lecture: Daigan's trip to Bali; ritual; poems from Daigan's new book, "Hand Me Midnight"

Offering, Ceremony, Funeral, Vows, Instruction, Lay, Karma, Priest
Nov 19 2006
Green Gulch

Seijiki Ceremony - Relating to Death and Dying

Serial: SF-00029

Heading into winter; what is the most important thing at the end of your life? taking refuge; how are we also hungry ghosts; six realms.

Ceremony, Offering, Vows, Ordination, Death-and-Dying, Six Realms, Sangha, Emptiness...
Oct 29 2006

Picking and Choosing

Suzuki Roshi, Buddha Nature, Big Mind, Bodhisattva Vow, Equanimity, Happiness,...
Sep 02 2006
Unknown

Why Become Abbot of Zen Center?

Bodhisattva Vow, Practice Period, Precepts, Gratitude, Vows, Commitment, Bell, Suzuki...
Aug 09 2006
Unknown

November 19th, 2005, Serial No. 00975

conversation, Letting Go, Instruction, Tassajara, Zendo, Vows, Posture, Suzuki Roshi...
Nov 19 2005
Unknown

October 1st, 2005, Serial No. 01116

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

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

Practice Period, Impermanence, Balance, Five Ranks, Tassajara, Letting Go, Vows,...
Mar 21 2005
Tassajara

Small Potatoes

Serial: SF-01093

Sunday Lecture: "Just to be alive is enough" (Suzuki Roshi) - dissatisfaction even when we "have everything" - acedia/noonday sickness - spiritual dryness - "small potatoes" -...

Triple Treasure, Vows, Suzuki Roshi, Samsara, Discrimination, Patience, Separation,...
Feb 27 2005
Green Gulch

Expressing Yourself Completely

Serial: SF-03594

Sesshin 2 Day 5

Silence, Vows, Practice Period, Suzuki Roshi, Delusion, Teacher-and-Student,...
Feb 24 2005
Tassajara

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-00940

World's largest ball of twine, snobbery, insight, calming our minds, shamata - tranquility practce, Dhammapada, monuments to warfare, GGF farm and kids, hate crime and Tam High...

Vows, Precepts, Hate, Non-violence, Bodhisattva Precepts, Intimacy, Interview,...
Dec 19 2004
Green Gulch

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03557

Dining Room Class

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

Making Mistakes

Serial: SF-04033

Sunday Lecture

Vows, Daily Life, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi, training, Cultivation
Aug 01 2004
Green Gulch

June 8th, 2004, Serial No. 01928

Tassajara, Suzuki Roshi, Balance, Karma, Hate, Zazen, Vows, Priest, Ceremony,...
Jun 08 2004
Tassajara

Sunday Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Vows, Bodhisattva Vow, Monastic Practice, Priest, Patience, Birth-and-...
May 09 2004
Green Gulch

March 17th, 2004, Serial No. 01108

Vows, Bodhisattva Vow, Suzuki Roshi, Practice Period, Delusion, Karma, Zazen, Heart...
Mar 17 2004
City Center

Housekeeping

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

Workshop

conversation, Faith, Intimacy, Vows, Concentration, Silence, Passions, Describe,...
Jan 31 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

Sesshin Lecture

Vows, causation, Faith, Six Realms, Passions, Bell, New Year, confusion, Birth-and-...
Dec 06 2003
Green Gulch

September 20th, 2003, Serial No. 03984

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

Healing Through the Dark Emotions

Serial: SF-01052

Sunday Lecture: Children's Lecture first part of the talk. Penguins. Dalai Lama. Short meditation. Mudras of Tara and Buddha. Dark emotions. Matthew Frick. Grief. Fear....

Emotions, Anger, Bell, Light-and-Darkness, Vows, Funeral, Gratitude, Constancy, Peace...
Sep 07 2003
Green Gulch

June 7th, 2003, Serial No. 01107

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

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-01072

One-minute silence/meditation. Enjoy your breathing at that time. Wage peace. Ashoka story. Bodhi tree. Rice (?) to president campaign

Peace, Silence, Practice Period, Offering, true dharma, Vows, Daily Life, Bell, Non-...
Feb 09 2003
Green Gulch

January 11th, 2003, Serial No. 04074

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Suzuki Roshi, Priest, Bodhisattva Vow, Soto Zen,...
Jan 11 2003
City Center

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