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Heart Sutra, Subject-and-Object, training, Lay, Chanting, Impermanence, Nirvana Sutra...
Aug 18 2015


Precepts, Lay, Vinaya, Meditation, Samsara, Intention, lecture, Sangha, Anger,...
Aug 17 2015


Duality, Offering, Non-duality, Silence, Manjushri, Lay, Monastic Practice, Family...
Aug 17 2015


Precepts, Ordination, Soto Zen, Vows, Fundraising, Zendo, soto, Lay, Oneness, zen...
Aug 02 2012


Precepts, Greed, Daily Life, Subject-and-Object, Anger, Dharma Transmission,...
Jul 05 2009


Precepts, Repentance, Posture, Commitment, Lay, Vows, Subject-and-Object, Teacher-and...
Jul 02 2009


Meditation, Posture, Bell, Lay, Instruction, confusion, Attachment, Passions,...
Oct 05 2008


Culture, Hindrances, Fox, Chanting, Enemies, Religion, Lay, zen, Describe, difficulty...
Oct 04 2008

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
Green Gulch


Lay, Offering, Monastic Practice, Funeral, Meditation, Continuous, Compassion,...
Jan 17 2007


Heart Sutra, Subject-and-Object, Dharma Transmission, Diversity, Observe, Repentance...
Jan 14 2007

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
Green Gulch


Lay, Precepts, Funeral, lecture, Sangha, Happiness, Offering, Buddha Nature,...
Feb 02 2006


Offering, Patience, confusion, Sangha, Precepts, Mindfulness, Beginners, Gratitude,...
Feb 01 2006


true dharma, Offering, Hindrances, Lay, Teacher-and-Student, Dharma Transmission,...
Jan 30 2006


Precepts, Family Practice, Heart Sutra, Intention, Vows, Subject-and-Object, Observe...
Nov 06 2005

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03519

Zendo Lecture

Dharma Transmission, Transmission, Ceremony, Practice Period, Concentration, Priest,...
May 02 2005

On Race

Serial: SF-03568

Sesshin 3 Day 7

Diversity, Lay, Hate, Discrimination, soto, Tassajara, Bell, confusion, Freedom,...
Mar 29 2005

Way-Seeking Mind

Transmission, Dharma Transmission, Lay Practice, Suzuki Roshi, Doubt, Humility,...
Mar 15 2005

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, Japan, Way-Seeking Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Monastic Practice, Priest,...
Mar 13 2005

The Direct Experience of Reality

Serial: SF-03669

Sesshin 1 Day 5: practice is right where you are - practice is/of sensitivity.

Lay Practice, Suzuki Roshi, Practice Period, Lay, Monastic Practice, Delusion,...
Jan 29 2005

Lotus Sutra Class

Serial: SF-03484

Dining Room Class

Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Manjushri, Mahayana, Emptiness, Hindrances, Diversity,...
Nov 27 2004

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-03548

Second Sesshin, Zendo Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Complete Perfect Enlightenment, Emotions, Emptiness, Freedom, training,...
Nov 16 2004

November 13th, 2004, Serial No. 04089

Suzuki Roshi, Manjushri, Emptiness, Priest, Vimalakirti, Lay, Priest-and-Lay,...
Nov 13 2004


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
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Karma, Dream World, Aspects of Practice, New Year, Practice Period, training, Balance...
Feb 29 2004
Green Gulch


Conversation, Separation, confusion, Monkey Mind, Doubt, Silence, Passions, Lay, Echo...
Jan 31 2004
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Precepts, Ceremony, Priest, Practice Period, Lay, Offering, Separation, Faith,...
Oct 29 2003

September 20th, 2003, Serial No. 03984

Light-and-Darkness, Intimacy, Bowing, Commitment, Transmission, Lineage, Karma, Vows...
Sep 20 2003
City Center


Posture, Instruction, Branching Streams, Zendo, Zazen, soto, Birth-and-Death, Suzuki...
Sep 14 2002

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-04071

Mothers' Day, women in Buddhism, the feminine in spirituality, story of Buddha - loss of mother, women's place in early Buddhist hierarchy, meditating on death, Buddha as a...

Birth-and-Death, Intimacy, Suzuki Roshi, Priest, Tassajara, Emptiness, Zendo, Big...
May 12 2002
Green Gulch

Zen and Poetry Class

Silence, confusion, Suzuki Roshi, Interdependence, Politics, Impermanence, Bell, Evil...
Mar 12 2002
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Practice Period, Family Practice, Zendo, Mill Valley, Monastic Practice, Ceremony,...
May 09 2001
Green Gulch

March 13th, 2001, Serial No. 02745

training, Ego, Vows, Lay
Mar 13 2001

Sunday Lecture

Posture, Balance, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Intuition, Gratitude, Instruction, Lay, Karma...
Dec 17 2000
Green Gulch

Women Ancestors Class

Precepts, Triple Treasure, Lay, Sangha, Mahayana, Sanctuary, Addiction, Hate,...
Aug 22 2000

Women Ancestors Class

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Lay, Ceremony, Silence, Freedom, Practice Period,...
Aug 15 2000

Women Ancestors Class

Nirvana, Peace, Four Noble Truths, Ordination, Funeral, Demons, Lay, Happiness,...
Aug 08 2000

Sunday Lecture

Ordination, Offering, Precepts, Triple Treasure, Ceremony, true dharma, Buddha Mind,...
Jul 23 2000
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Practice Period, Zazen, Monkey Mind, Chanting, Tassajara, uchiyama,...
Apr 10 2000
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Study Period, Birth-and-Death, Book of Serenity, Mill Valley, Buddha Mind, Enemies,...
Aug 04 1999
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

First Principle, Mindfulness, Tassajara, Dragons, Suzuki Roshi, Lay, Zendo, Peace,...
Jun 30 1999
Green Gulch

March 13th, 1999, Serial No. 04079

Suzuki Roshi, Posture, Monastic Practice, Lay, Anger, Daily Life, Observe, Religion,...
Mar 13 1999

One-day Sitting Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, training, Letting Go, Nirvana Sutra, Vows, Ceremony, Monastic Practice...
Feb 27 1999
Green Gulch


Manjushri, Attachment, Faith, Observe, Separation, Book of Serenity, Emotions, Doubt...
Dec 02 1998
City Center

Sunday Lecture

Four Noble Truths, Anger, Ordination, Right Effort, Right Speech, Letting Go, Peace,...
Jul 12 1998
Green Gulch

May 30th, 1998, Serial No. 01800

Serial: SF-01800

Gil (Intro)

Suzuki Roshi, soto, Priest, Study Period, Tassajara, Soto Zen, Ordination, Funeral,...
May 30 1998
Sati Center

May 30th, 1998, Serial No. 01817

Serial: SF-01817

Gil (Intro)

Soto Zen, soto, Suzuki Roshi, Religion, Lay, training, Five Ranks, Priest, Bell,...
May 30 1998
Sati Center

Origins of Zen

Silent Illumination, Transmission, Lineage, training, Ordination, Mahayana, Offering...
May 16 1998

Green Gulch History

training, Fox, Offering, Lay, Zendo, Priest, Doubt, Religion, realization, Peace...
May 10 1998
Green Gulch