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Developing Confidence in Buddha Nature

Serial: SF-00074

Sunday talk.
Koan with the wild ducks; story of the king who questioned the Buddha; report on global warming.

true nature, spiritual life, global warming, practice period, hindrance
Myogen Steve Stücky
Mar 18 2007
Green Gulch Farm

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.

suffering, tranformation, hungry ghost, ceremony, nourishment
Meiya Wender
Oct 29 2006

Right Speech

Serial: SF-00037

The eight-fold path and its relationship to the precepts.

suzuki roshi, appropriate response, improv, intention
Marc Lesser
Sep 16 2006

The Great Matter

Serial: SF-00085

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

suzuki roshi, heart attack, generosity, encouragement, death
Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Mar 11 2006
City Center

Practice Period

Serial: SF-00034

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

mental activity, practice period, work period, buddha ancestors
Luminous Owl Kokyo Henkel
Feb 19 2006


Serial: SF-00115

Taking refuge; our true place; funzo; placing robe on the head; story from vinaya about silk.

discrimination, question, conditions, mission
Shohaku Okumura
Feb 01 2006

Natural Liberation

Serial: SF-00035

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

liberation, full potential, great vehicle, transformation, suffering
Luminous Owl Kokyo Henkel
Jun 26 2005

Zen Of Business Administration

Serial: SF-00036

Sunday Talk.
Life at Green Gulch in the 1970s; giving, fearlessness; improv; no mistakes; parenting.

draft horse, farming, business school, suzuki roshi, fearlessness, generosity
Marc Lesser
Mar 20 2005
Green Gulch Farm

Way Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-00044

The route to becoming a zen monk; growing up Jewish and hanging out with the beats; meeting Suzuki Roshi.

monastic practice, berkeley, japanese, residential practice
Sojun Mel Weitsman
Mar 13 2005

Two Paths to the Dharma

tradition, practice period, grocery store, buddha dharma, tibetan
Ryushin Paul Haller and Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
Mar 04 2005

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.

true nature, lotus sutra, upright posture, conditioning, delusion
Kosho McCall
Nov 06 2004


Serial: SF-00077

Relationship with the rules while training.

practice, discipline, expectations, teacher, study, awakening
Ryushin Paul Haller
Oct 20 2004


Serial: SF-00156

Wednesday talk.
Ecopsychology; desires, needs, narcissism; nurturing through zazen.

Eijun Linda Cutts
Nov 19 2003


Serial: SF-00158

Sunday talk. Children's lecture.
Legend of the blue bonnets; Seijiki, offering food and light; karmic life and emptiness.

Eijun Linda Cutts
Nov 02 2003
Green Gulch Farm


Christina Lehnherr
Oct 08 2003


Serial: SF-00079

Zendo Lecture

Ryushin Paul Haller
Aug 10 2003

Dogen - Being Familiar With The Entire Body

Serial: SF-00039

Sunday talk.
Practice, realization, expression; Dogen's letters to nun Ryugen

Taigen Dan Leighton
May 18 2003


Kosho McCall
Dec 01 2002


Steve Weintraub
Oct 19 2002
City Center


Serial: SF-00154

Wednesday talk.
Poem; anxiety about things finishing; expressing ourselves, failure, resentment.

Eijun Linda Cutts
Jun 19 2002


Shohaku Okumura
Mar 09 2002


Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Jan 11 2002
City Center


Serial: SF-00051

Sunday talk.

Fu Schroeder
Sep 16 2001


Serial: SF-00073

Wednesday night.

Myogen Steve Stücky
Jul 25 2001


Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Jan 03 2001

Genjo Koan

Serial: SF-00117


Shohaku Okumura
Nov 04 2000
1 of 4
City Center

The Whole World Is Medicine

Serial: SF-00078

"The Four Nourishments"

Ryushin Paul Haller
Sep 30 2000

Women Ancestors

May 13 2000

Women Ancestors

May 13 2000

Women Ancestors

May 13 2000


Serial: SF-00033

Sunday dharma talk.

Daigan Lueck
Jan 02 2000


Serial: SF-00064

Sunday dharma talk.

Tenshin Reb Anderson
Dec 05 1999


Teah Strozer
Jul 24 1999

Blue Cliff Record Class

Serial: SF-00068

67th Case: Mahasattva Fu Expounds the Scripture; single-point samadhi.

Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 22 1999


Serial: SF-00032

Sunday talk.

Lama Surya Das
Mar 21 1999


Serial: SF-00147

Wednesday night dharma talk

Eijun Linda Cutts
Mar 03 1999
Green Gulch Farm


Lew Richmond
Dec 16 1998
City Center


Sojun Mel Weitsman
Nov 17 1998

The Feeling Of Practice Period

Serial: SF-00148

Wednesday talk; the heart and determination to study - to support and appreciate the practice period.

Eijun Linda Cutts
Oct 21 1998
Green Gulch Farm


Barbara Kohn
Oct 14 1998

Saying Yes!

Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Jul 06 1998


Fu Schroeder
Apr 15 1998

The Jewel Called The Sangha

Serial: SF-00063

Sunday talk Jan PP; you are blessed by the people who want to practice with you who are not necessarily the people you would choose to practice with.

Tenshin Reb Anderson
Jan 11 1998
Green Gulch Farm

What Is The Ember You Carry With You?

Serial: SF-00086

One Day Sit

Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Sep 27 1997

How Can We Live The Next 10,000 Years?

Kazuaki Tanahashi
Sep 10 1997

Save The Redwoods - Mother Theresa and Lady Diana

Serial: SF-00088

Saturday lecture.

Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Sep 06 1997
City Center


Taigen Dan Leighton
Aug 20 1997

The Most Important Thing: Just This As It Is

Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Apr 26 1997


Steve Weintraub
Mar 15 1997

Recollections of Early Zen

Gary Snyder
Feb 08 1997
1 of 3
Green Gulch Farm