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Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-01062

Story of Parvati and ...(?); falling in love - never alone; the entire universe in ten directions is the true human body; Coming of Age Program; samsara/dukkha; parenting a...

Samsara, Karma, Lotus Sutra, New Year, Continuous, Hate, Interdependence, Passions,...
May 20 2007
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Three Characteristics of Phenomena

Serial: SF-01079

One-day sitting lecture: "no eyes, no ears..." Diamond Sutra, Platform Sutra

Delusion, Emptiness, Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Vow, New Year, Teacher-and-Student,...
May 19 2007
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sesshin Practices

Serial: SF-00992

Sesshin Lecture: ordinary mind is the Tao; practice of confession; guilt/shame; Self-Receiving and -Employing Samadhi

Ordinary Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Right Effort, Posture, Buddha Nature, Composure,...
Apr 03 2007
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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
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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
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The Teachings of Chao Chou

Serial: SF-00927

Sunday Lecture: the stories of Chao Chou; Hsin Hsin Ming - koan("I alone am the World-Honored One"); mu - cutting through yes and no; not holding to preferences

Discrimination, Blue Cliff Record, Buddha's Birthday, Ordinary Mind, Buddha...
Mar 11 2007
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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
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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
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Generosity

Serial: SF-04032

Sunday Lecture: cultivation of generosity for ourselves and others; training for dying by how we live; not wasting time; noticing the passing away; generosity before virtue...

Religion, Instruction, Ceremony
Dec 17 2006
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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You Are Perfect Just As You Are

Serial: SF-01065

Sunday Lecture: Good father/not a good father; improv - looking foolish and still feeling good; being fully yourself - responsible and flexible; simplicity of practice;...

conversation, Greed, Suzuki Roshi, Global Warming, Happiness, Rumi, Delusion,...
Jun 18 2006
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Have Some Tea

Serial: SF-00965

Sunday Lecture: "Have you been here before? Have some tea"; judgment and conduct; Four Noble Truths; Eightfold Path; ethics and etiquette

Four Noble Truths, Right Effort, Triple Treasure, Right Speech, Liberation, Renewal,...
May 07 2006
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Gazing at Flowers on the Roof of Hell

Serial: SF-00914

Sunday Lecture: learning zazen with Soen Roshi in Jerusalem - interfaith practice; Easter - rebirth; Issa "Walking together on the roof of hell, looking at flowers"; Wendy's...

Faith, Buddha's Birthday, Dragons, Peace, zen meditation, Gratitude, Don't...
Apr 16 2006
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Yes!

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
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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
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Alive or Dead?

Serial: SF-01147

Sunday Lecture: Koan: "Alive or Dead" (Daowu's condolence call); mind fleas; confession; too busy; leap or die when at an impasse; story of Buddha and king - what else can I do...

Teacher-and-Student, Anger, Don't Know Mind, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period,...
Jan 29 2006
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No

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
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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
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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
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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
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Beans, Gratitude, Generosity

Serial: SF-01014

Sunday Lecture - Children's Lecture

Interdependence, confusion, Don't Know Mind, Commitment, Darkness and Light,...
Jul 03 2005
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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
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Wheel of Birth and Death

Serial: SF-00969

Sunday Lecture: Children's stories: earth moving around the sun is one year; "stone soup"; thinking and not thinking; Tibetan wheel of birth and death - six realms, twelve-fold...

Peace, Dependent Origination, Six Realms, Demons, Birth-and-Death, Liberation,...
Apr 10 2005
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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
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Status

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
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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
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Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01098

#shuso-talk

Book of Serenity, Diversity, Practice Period, Happiness, Tassajara, Ordination, Karma...
Nov 10 2004
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Four Motivations For Practice

Serial: SF-00928

Sunday Lecture: 1- rare to be born as human; 2 - impermanence of life; 3 - the effect of actions; 4 - suffering of cyclical existence. What is the practice? Letting go of fear...

Liberation, Impermanence, Happiness, Aspects of Practice, Birth-and-Death, Letting Go...
Oct 17 2004
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Sitting Under The Rose-Apple Tree

Serial: SF-01016

Sunday Lecture

Balance, Darkness and Light, Bell, Commitment, Letting Go, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi,...
Oct 03 2004
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Questioning

Serial: SF-04082

Sunday Lecture: zen as a return to Buddha's natural questioning, rather than a religious institution with fancy temples, robes, statues, etc

Ordinary Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Big Mind, Diversity, Intuition, Priest, Lay, Faith,...
Sep 26 2004
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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
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Living The Good Life

Serial: SF-00933

Sunday Lecture

Patience, Ordinary Mind, Mill Valley, Big Mind, Attachment, Commitment, Silence,...
Aug 29 2004
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Making Mistakes

Serial: SF-04033

Sunday Lecture

Vows, Daily Life, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi, training, Cultivation
Aug 01 2004
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Sacred Space

Serial: SF-01097

Sunday Lecture

Manjushri, Emptiness, Half-Smile, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi, Birth-and-Death, Gratitude...
Jul 25 2004
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Non-Thinking and the Twelve-Fold Chain of Causation

Serial: SF-00968

Sunday Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Instruction, Four Noble Truths, Posture, Peace, Letting Go, Separation,...
Jul 18 2004
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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
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Which Is The Real Seijo?

Serial: SF-00967

One-day sitting lecture: when our "soul is split", what is true? Just sitting in the midst of samsara.

Letting Go, Four Noble Truths, Suzuki Roshi, Big Mind, Subject-and-Object, Buddha...
Jun 19 2004
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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
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Buddhism, Christianity, War and Peace

Serial: SF-00939

Sunday Lecture: Two types of training: compassion and wisdom (wisdom: the entire universe is the true human body); US history; Christianity (is evil 'outside' or not); Mara...

First Principle, Hate, Evil, Faith, Soto Zen, Heart Sutra, Bodhidharma, Separation,...
May 16 2004
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Sunday Lecture

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