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Obon Days

Serial: SR-00166
Ceremony, Offering, Suffering, American, Faith
Aug 12 1971

At the Time of Yakusan

Serial: SF-06061 New version of this lecture has been uploaded, which may allow for more of the transcript to be done.
Yakusan, Faith
Aug 01 1971

Universal Practice for Laymen and Monks

Serial: SR-00175 Whatever you do is practice; be careful not to practice for the sake of the self. Zazen as a way to find realization and get used to realization. Whether priest or layperson, practice to develop buddha mind, not the small self.
Practice, Zazen, Bodhisattva, Dogen, Sixth Patriarch, Buddha Mind, Faith, Truth,...
Jul 25 1971


Serial: SF-06030
Ceremony, First Principle, Faith, Non-duality, Diversity, Lay
Jul 22 1971

Why Then Is It Necessary To Accept Precepts

Serial: SF-06031
Precepts, Precepts, Big Mind, Buddha Nature, training, Religion, Observe, Priest,...
Jul 17 1971
City Center

It Is Actually Buddha's Practice

Serial: SF-06114-B
Feb 20 1971

Not Sticking to Enlightenment

Serial: SF-05445B ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #26, by Shundo David Haye ===== It's not completely clear how this talk dropped off the radar, as the tape had been copied and transcribed previously – indeed, it features in Not...
Sesshin, Sixth Patriarch, Emptiness
Feb 12 1971
City Center

Teisho (Introduced by Jakusho Kwong)

Serial: SF-05452-B Mill Valley Zendo, talk by Suzuki Roshi
Emptiness, Precepts, Observe, Ego, Evil
Dec 23 1970
Mill Valley Zendo

Lay Ordination Ceremony

Serial: SR-00069-B ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #25, by Shundo David Haye ===== This tape, which is unfortunately very poorly recorded, gives us a sense of the lay ordination ceremony that took place at City Center in August 1970. During the...
Precepts, Ceremony, Commitment
Aug 23 1970
City Center

To Be Honest And Sincere In Its True Sense It Is Necessary to Push Yourself Into Some Very Strong Hard Rule

Serial: SF-06121-B Sunday, August 16, 1970 San Francisco [This is the second of two lectures with this date. This lecture began mid-way on Side A of the original tape after a prior lecture ended. This lecture appears to be complete.] Newly...
Faith, Describe, Hate, Doubt
Aug 16 1970
City Center

Priest Ordination Ceremony: Paul Discoe and Reb Anderson

Serial: SR-00069-A Reprocessed version may allow for clarification of transcript.
Priest, Ceremony, Precepts, Don't Know Mind, Delusion, Greed, Interview,...
Aug 09 1970
City Center

Zazen Practice and Listen to the Right Teacher

Serial: SF-05631 ===== Awakening the Archive - Tape #24, by Shundo David Haye ===== In the last years of Suzuki Roshi's life, very few talks were lost from the collections. The previously available recording for this date was incomplete - it...
Sesshin, Dogen, Bodhidharma, Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Observe, Precepts, Faith...
Aug 03 1970
City Center

Observation of Precepts and Practice of Zazen is Same Thing

Serial: SF-06049 Sesshin Lecture No. 1 Saturday, August 1, 1970 San Francisco
Sesshin, Precepts, Precepts, Doubt, Buddha Nature, Faith, Ceremony, Ordination, Lay,...
Aug 01 1970
City Center

Open Your Intuition

Serial: SF-05587-B Sesshin Meeting Friday, July 31, 1970 San Francisco
Sesshin, Intuition, Instruction, Beginners
Jul 31 1970
City Center

Ekō Lecture 2

Serial: SR-00229 The Second Morning Eko, Part 1 of 3Friday Evening, July 10, 1970Tassajara [This is the second in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and...
Eko, Chanting, Chanting, Anger, Buddha Nature, Mahayana, heart, Karma, Meditation,...
Jul 10 1970

Way of Zazen

Serial: SF-00017 Lecture given in Japanese with translation
Evil, training, Faith
Jun 07 1970
City Center

Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

Serial: SF-05995 This is the bulk of the ceremony, with speakers other than Suzuki Roshi, in Japanese and English
training, Gratitude, Zoom, Ceremony, Obstacles, Observe, Silence, Enemies, Evil,...
Apr 25 1970
City Center

How To Have Sincere Practice

Serial: SR-00145 Suzuki Roshi edited from longer recording.
Building, Community, Meditation, Zendo, Obstacles, Interview, Silence, Breath,...
Apr 25 1970
City Center

Remarks at the Ceremony Officially Opening Beginner's Mind Temple

Serial: SF-05996 These are Suzuki Roshi's words, edited together out of longer recording of ceremony.
Ceremony, Offering
Apr 25 1970
City Center

Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-05361 Saturday Lecture Of March Sesshin Saturday, March 28, 1970 San Francisco
Way-Seeking Mind, Sesshin, Monastic Practice, Peace
Mar 28 1970
City Center

Practice To Be Like A Stone

Serial: SF-06125 SR-70-02-28 Sesshin lecture #6 (last lecture) - followed by service #2 for Trudy Dixon NB - is 1970 despite the year added to the photos
Don't Know Mind, Composure, Diversity, Tassajara, training
Feb 28 1970
City Center


Serial: SF-06038
Dogen, Posture, Balance, Doubt, Faith
Jan 18 1970
City Center

Ordination Ceremony: Bill Kwong and Silas Hoadley

Serial: SR-00069-C
Ceremony, Priest, Ceremony, Describe, American
Jan 11 1970
City Center

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SF-05964 Friday, December 5, 1969 Previously described as intranscribable - now clearer ----- File name: 69-12-05N: untitled level low. [Verbatim transcript not available. (Sound problem.)]
Ceremony, Shosan, Sixth Patriarch, Big Mind, Letting Go, Separation, Attachment,...
Dec 05 1969

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-6

Serial: SF-06005 Third Lotus Sutra Series Thursday Evening, October 30, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, Beginner’s Mind, Politics, Interview, Concentration, Precepts, Freedom,...
Oct 30 1969
Series 3, Talk 6

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-5

Serial: SF-06006 Third Lotus Sutra Series Tuesday Evening, October 28, 1969 Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, Mahayana, Skandas, Balance
Oct 28 1969
Series 3, Talk 5

On Zen Center History, Personal History, and Nona Ransom

Serial: SF-05610 Interview of Suzuki Roshi by Peter Schneider
Interview, Transmission, Priest, Hate, Suzuki Roshi, training, Enemies, Passions,...
Sep 16 1969
1 of 2

Interview of Suzuki by Peter Schneider

Serial: 69-09-16-IB Entered onto disk by DC 1996 or soRevised by Bill Redican 9/01 [I dated this 69-09-16 to go with other Peter Schneider interview and lecture of that date. Transcription was difficult with much time spent making sure -- or maybe...
Interview, First Principle,
Sep 16 1969

Sesshin, Third Night Lecture

Serial: SR-00130 TassajaraSeptember, 1969
Sesshin, Emptiness, reality, Passions, Intuition, Bell, Forms, American, difficulty...
Sep 1969

Stand Up By The Ground

Serial: SF-05209 Protection Master "Suzuki Roshi summer sesshin 1969 2nd night lecture Sesshin, Second Night LectureSeptember, 1969Tassajara
Sesshin, Dogen, Time, Continuous, Freedom, Doubt
Sep 1969

Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There

Serial: SF-05184A Sesshin: First Night Lecture, “I Don't Know Zazen”September 1969Tassajara Knowing that we have buddha nature even while we are in the dualistic world of good and bad. Analogy with various parts of a meal. Analogy...
Dogen, Buddha Nature, Enlightenment, Five Ranks, Buddha Nature, Composure, Emotions,...
Sep 1969

Our Practice And Our Everyday Activity

Serial: SF-05396 Saturday, August 30, 1969 Newly uploaded recording should be clearer to transcribe
Concentration, Composure, Gratitude, Fundraising, Posture, Describe, training, Faith...
Aug 30 1969

Some Questions

Serial: SR-00133
Question-and-Answer, Breath, Buddha Nature, Posture, sitting, Tassajara, Offering,...
Aug 28 1969

Our Way To Attain Liberation

Serial: SF-05087-B Monday Evening, August 18, 1969 Tassajara Story of the Sixth Patriarch. Practice with everyone else at the monastery, without self-centered ideas. Answering student questions. Dan Gourley reel #4
Sixth Patriarch, Monastic Practice, Japan, Aspects of Practice, Discrimination, Faith...
Aug 18 1969

Emptiness is Form

Serial: SF-05968 Sunday, June 29, 1969 San Francisco Newly uploaded version has speed adjustments made; should be a little clearer for transcript - not just end, but correcting throughout.
Heart Sutra, Emptiness, Current Events, Balance, Faith, Beginners, Continuous...
Jun 29 1969

Yakusan did not give lectures for a long time

Serial: SF-05961 June 1969Tassajara Story of Yakusan saying he was not a teacher to give lectures. Making effort, and paying attention. What is right effort?
Priest, Freedom
Jun 1969

Nansen's “Everyday Mind Is Dao”

Serial: SR-00010
Truth, Birth-and-Death, Wisdom, zen, Pain, Death, difficulty, Composure, Describe,...
Mar 10 1969

At The End Of The Year We Clean Up Our House

Serial: SF-05970-B Dec 1968 New Year Lecture
Beginner’s Mind, Dogen, Japan, New Year, Beginners, Transmission, Instruction, Priest...
Dec 29 1968


Serial: SR-00007 Newly reprocessed recording should be a little clearer
Lotus Sutra, Monks, Breath, Building
Dec 24 1968

True Happiness and Renewal of Practice at Year's End

Serial: SF-05970-A Newly uploaded recording of this talk.
Happiness, Buddha Nature, Happiness, Buddha Nature, Composure, Observe
Dec 21 1968

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SR-00075
Shosan, First Principle, Emptiness, Compassion, Lotus Sutra, Patience, sitting,...
Nov 11 1968

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-1

Serial: SF-05681 [Second Lotus Sutra series in 1968] Sunday Evening, October 20, 1968 Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, Describe, Vows, Enemies, Conversation, Karma, Emotions
Oct 20 1968

The True Dragon

Serial: SF-05239
Dogen, Baso, Dragons, Freedom, Soto Zen, Emptiness, Bodhidharma, soto, Instruction,...
Oct 12 1968

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-11

Serial: SF-05251 October 1968New version uploaded, should help with transcript
Lotus Sutra, Lay, Emptiness, Interview, Ceremony
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 11

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-9

Serial: SF-06041 Audio Problem Set has been replaced by original recording, with speed adjustments made.Newly processed version should be a little clearer to trancsribe
Lotus Sutra, Lotus Sutra, Suzuki Roshi, Demons
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 9

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-6

Serial: SF-05258 68-10-00-E
Lotus Sutra, Precepts, Anger, Faith
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 6

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-7

Serial: SF-06043 Fall 1968Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, Four Noble Truths, Emptiness, Mahayana, Precepts, Nirvana, Enemies,...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 7

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-14

Serial: SF-05683 Fall 1968 Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, Demons, Silence, Evil
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 14

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-3

Serial: SF-05256 October, 1968Zen Mountain Center
Lotus Sutra, Describe, Lotus Sutra, Observe, Silence, Bell, Vows
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 3