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Intelligence of the Natural World

Serial: SF-00941

Sesshin Lecture: frog chorus; silence and activity; pain and fear of pain; Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma, Silence, Buddha Ancestors, Composure, Buddha Nature, Hindrances, Zendo,...
Apr 07 2007
Green Gulch

Being Uncomfortable

Serial: SF-01092

Sunday Lecture: What do we do when we become uncomfortable?; comfort - in body, mind, relationships - are focus of our consumerism; suffering = constant need to be fed;...

Tassajara, Practice Period, Silence, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Religion, Humility,...
Mar 25 2007
Green Gulch

Alignment With The Great Way

Serial: SF-00944

Sunday Lecture - Children's Lecture: waging peace; taking up a practice

Buddha Mind, Peace, Ordinary Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Lineage, Posture, Delusion,...
Mar 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

Stopping and Listening

Serial: SF-00945

Sunday Lecture Children's Lecture: Baby beluga; why are you here?; Dogen's Three Minds: joyful mind, kind mind, big mind; mother's love as essence of spirituality (Dalai Lama...

Big Mind, Bell, Silence, Gratitude, Birth-and-Death, Zendo, Hate, Suzuki Roshi,...
Sep 03 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

The Great Matter

Serial: SF-00085

How awareness of death, and our own mortality, spurs us to greater effort in practice.

Birth-and-Death, Suzuki Roshi, Impermanence, Gratitude, Heart Sutra, Ceremony,...
Mar 11 2006
City Center

Practice Period

Serial: SF-00034

Origins of PP, meaning of 'ango'; Dogen's essay; resistance; hermit Jim; Rumi poems.

Practice Period, Buddha Ancestors, Zazen, Tassajara, resistance, Bell, Duality,...
Feb 19 2006

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-01000

Day 1 Zendo Lecture

Sanctuary, Karma, Ceremony, Practice Period, Tassajara, Demons, Zendo, Anger...
Dec 10 2005
Tassajara

November 19th, 2005, Serial No. 00975

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

Dining Room Lecture

Posture, Zendo, Mindfulness, training, Big Mind, Bell, Bowing, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen,...
Aug 31 2005
Tassajara

August 2nd, 2005, Serial No. 03121

Silent Illumination, Religion, Doubt, Faith, realization, Monastic Practice, Offering...
Aug 02 2005
Tassajara

Find Out For Yourself

Precepts, Duality, Suzuki Roshi, Subject-and-Object, Discrimination, Oneness, Heart...
Jul 17 2005
Tassajara

June 29th, 2005, Serial No. 04099

Ceremony, Zendo, Priest, Suzuki Roshi, Bowing, Continuous, Commitment
Jun 29 2005
Unknown

Zendo Lecture

Beginners, Zendo, Chanting, Posture, Delusion, Suzuki Roshi, Sangha, Bell,...
Apr 13 2005
Tassajara

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-01931

Sesshin 3 Day 7

Practice Period, Tassajara, Freedom, Suzuki Roshi, Buddha Nature, Zazen, Zendo, Faith...
Mar 29 2005
Tassajara

Sitting Zazen

Serial: SF-03488

Sesshin 3 Day 1

Posture, Balance, Letting Go, Concentration, resistance, Faith, Dragons, Patience,...
Mar 23 2005
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind

Zendo, Priest, Suzuki Roshi, Dharma Transmission, Monastic Practice, Tassajara, Heart...
Mar 14 2005
Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-03570

Mel the Mini-Series Part 1

Suzuki Roshi, Ego, Hate, Greed, Posture, Zendo, training
Mar 08 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

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03651

Sesshin 1 Day 4 (date on cassette - 1.29 - is inconsistent with the previous dates in this sesshin)

Suzuki Roshi, Practice Period, Bell, Zendo, Passions, Posture, Emptiness, Rinzai,...
Jan 28 2005
Tassajara

Zendo Lecture

Emptiness, Tassajara, Karma, Separation, Practice Period, Zendo, Faith, Concentration...
Dec 07 2004
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

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-03556

Dining Room Class 3

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

Eight Awakenings

Serial: SF-03589

Zendo Lecture

Mindfulness, Greed, Attachment, Daily Life, Right Speech, Posture, Precepts, Zendo,...
Jul 16 2004
Tassajara

June 9th, 2004, Serial No. 04081

Tassajara, Suzuki Roshi, Monastic Practice, Zazen, Posture, Sixth Patriarch, Practice...
Jun 09 2004
Unknown

Dining Room Lecture

Serial: SF-01927

Evening talk

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

March 27th, 2004, Serial No. 04102

Practice Period, Zazen, Instruction, Zendo, Beginners, Impermanence, Suzuki Roshi,...
Mar 27 2004
City Center

February 14th, 2004, Serial No. 00979

Intimacy, Practice Period, Zendo, Zazen, Beginners, Birth-and-Death, Passions, Anger...
Feb 14 2004
City Center

February 4th, 2004, Serial No. 04104

Practice Period, Chanting, Tassajara, Bell, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Religion, Intuition...
Feb 04 2004
City Center

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-01089

Feet, toes - funny introduction. Memorial Day - historical information. War. Relating Memorial Day to our practice.

Letting Go, Death-and-Dying, Attachment, Interdependence, Echo, Observe, Separation,...
May 25 2003
Green Gulch

January 11th, 2003, Serial No. 04074

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

December 9th, 2002, Serial No. 00978

Buddha Nature, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Ceremony, Zendo, Ordinary Mind, Bell, Emptiness,...
Dec 09 2002
City Center

The Process of Peace

Peace, Freedom, Attachment, Five Ranks, Zazen, Delusion, Offering, Zendo, Karma,...
Oct 26 2002
City Center

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

Posture

Posture, Instruction, Branching Streams, Zendo, Zazen, soto, Birth-and-Death, Suzuki...
Sep 14 2002
Unknown

Wednesday Lecture

Serial: SF-01051

A sense of place, a valley of ancestors, apprentices finding their place, Harry Roberts' last remarks, 500-year view, mastodon tooth, mountains and rivers, walking mindfully,...

Blue Cliff Record, Dragons, Bell, Practice Period, zen meditation, Commitment,...
Jul 10 2002
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-04039

Listening without judgement, compassion, what hinders our ability, fear of not being helpful, generosity, 98% is about me, reflective listening, cultivate spaciousness, arguing...

Cultivation, conversation, training, Observe, Precepts, Avalokiteshvara, Zendo,...
Jun 30 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

Zen and Poetry Class

Silence, confusion, Suzuki Roshi, Interdependence, Politics, Impermanence, Bell, Evil...
Mar 12 2002
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

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

August 4th, 2001, Serial No. 03946

Separation, Zendo, Emotions, Silence, Offering, Describe, Anger, Hate, Peace...
Aug 04 2001
City Center

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