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Although We Have Nothing, We Can Help Others By Offering Things 66-07-07 "To benefit of -- to benefit others we have four types of wisdom: charity, tenderness, ... Suzuki Roshi read from the Reiho Masunaga translation of Shushogi. 2023-03-08
Esalen Institute, Second Lecture: Observing the Precepts 68-06-29 Last night I talked about construction of teaching and our practice in one word ... Esalen Institute: Second of two lectures. 2023-02-01
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-6 68-10-00-E The other day someone asked me back about Vairocana Buddha. Vairocana Buddha ... 2022-12-14
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-8 68-10-00-G 68-10-00-GU.pdf Buddha's disciples were very good people, generous and honest and sincere, but ... Q & A after lecture. 2022-11-11
The Way-Seeking Mind 66-03-26-A When we feel the evanescence of life, or when we have problem for ourselves, ... (Sound problem.) 2022-11-09
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-5 68-10-00-D 68-10-00-DU.pdf What is told in this sutra is view of the Dharmakaya world, view of the world ... Q & A after lecture. 2022-09-24
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-4 68-10-00-C 68-10-00-CU.pdf The point—point of my previous lecture is—because it may be difficult for you ... Q & A after lecture. 2022-09-15
Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-3 68-10-00-B 68-10-00-BU.pdf I already explained nature of Nirmanakaya Buddha and Sambhogakaya Buddha. The ... Q & A after lecture. 2022-09-13
Shosan Ceremony 68-09-00 SR: On this occasion, if you have some—a question, comment, present it to me. Student ... Date changed from Fall '68 to Feb. '68, 5-26-2022, sdh. This transcript now includes 68-02-00-G which was previously listed as a separate fragment. 2022-08-23
Using Various Stones 67-09-08-B 67-09-08-BU.pdf Tonight I want to give you some correct idea of Buddhism or Zen. In a word, Zen ... crickets. Q & A after lecture. 2022-08-22
become more honest and direct 68-00-00-B SR: Once more, I think, I—I hope people will become honest and more direct, you ... spedup a bit [Verbatim transcript not available. (Sound problem.)] On EngageWisdom dated 10-12-1968. Q & A after lecture. 2022-08-19
if our teaching is a special teaching 67-10-00 Someone asked me this evening, and that—if our teaching is special teaching which ... muffled 2022-08-05
Genjo Koan No. 4 67-08-24-A … She was a part of the world, and whatever she said from top of the mountain, ... Edited by Brian Fikes 2022-08-01
Buddhism has many annual layers like a big tree 65-12-11-B Buddhism has many annual year layers like big trees. And traditionally we respect ... 2022-07-21
Most of you are beginners 65-12-11-A Most of you are beginners, so it may be rather difficult why we practice zazen ... Intro from above moved here. Q & A after lecture. 2022-07-18
To Study The Self 66-02-19-A SR: Once a candle start to burn it will continue to burn because—because when ... Date is approximate. This audio was separated from 66-02-19 at the tape operator's announcement. Audio quality is poor, so this is a rough verbatim transcript. 2022-06-02
Reflections on the Prajna Paramita Sutra 67-08-24C Starting from the understanding of form and emptiness, and emptiness is form, ... 2022-05-30
Shosan Ceremony 68-07-00-B SR: We have been practicing sesshin for seven days. Although we have—in this ... Dated as the last day of the Sept. '68 sesshin at Tassajara. From newly discovered tape by Engage Wisdom in 2021. 2022-05-25
Buddhism Is Not a Special Teaching; Enlightenment Is Not a Particular Stage 67-08-23 Buddhism is not any special teaching, and enlightenment is not any particular ... 2022-05-04
Genjo Koan 67-08-20 Our understanding will be four: one is form is emptiness, and emptiness is form, ... 2022-04-30
when you have a new experience 67-08-02 …called gyo, or practice. This kind of process will be understood. So, when some ... A handwritten note on a Green Gulch copy says that date might be 8/19/67, and typed at the top says "Tassajara: week-sesshin ending the first training period, August, 1967." 2022-04-27
Real Calmness Is In A Noisy Place 66-03-26-C Our monthly one-day sesshin is not a matter of something unusual for us anymore; ... 2021 newly discovered tape. Old title was "Way-Seeking Mind and Right Practice." 2022-04-18
Bring Me The Rhinoceros Fan 68-07-22 68-07-22-LE.htm The people say, Zen is, you know, is very difficult to understand. Yes, it is ... Changed "separate" to "satisfactory"; "true zazen" to "true dragon"; "He did say" to "He didn't say"; "Is there difficulty?" to "Easy decision."; "difficult word" to "difficult to win"; "appointed" to "who is"; "hit it" to "hit you" 4/4/2022 pf. 2022-04-08
Tokusan and The Old Lady 66-01-22N [Tape operator tests microphone] To practice sesshin [30 second gap in audio ...… This tape has been reprocessed, and some of the transcript may be clear now. Seems more like an end of sesshin lecture. (Sound problem.) Lecture date has been changed. 2022-03-25