Talk at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
File Name: 68-06-00-GC
verbatim transcript, See this page for a scan of the article and notes. Actual date found in Della Goertz' notebook.
GRACE CATHEDRAL — Zen Buddhism had its debut at Grace Cathedral to a congregation of sixty people, predominately middle-aged women, gathered in the crypt to hear and sit in meditation with the Zen Master, Sunryo [sic] Suzuki Roshi.
“Zen is almost impossible to convey except through practice,” Roshi Suzuki told his congregation, ten of whom assumed the Zen meditative position throughout the 90 minute session.
“In our practice we try not to understand anything,” said the master
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