Ordination Talks

Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart and elevated from the laity class to the clergy, who are thus then authorized (usually by the denominational hierarchy composed of other clergy) to perform various religious rites and ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination vary by religion and denomination. One who is in preparation for, or who is undergoing the process of ordination is sometimes called an ordinand. The liturgy used at an ordination is sometimes referred to as an ordination.

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Subject-and-Object, Practice Period, Family Practice, Chanting, Enemies, Heart Sutra...
Aug 23 2015


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


Oneness, Ordination, Teacher-and-Student, Culture, Patience, Describe, Happiness,...
Jan 16 2007


Hindrances, Beginners, difficulty, Vows, Interdependence, Nirvana Sutra, Buddha...
Jan 15 2007

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.

Ceremony, Offering, Vows, Ordination, Death-and-Dying, Six Realms, Sangha, Emptiness...
Oct 29 2006

Right Speech

Serial: SF-00037

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

Right Speech, Suzuki Roshi, Conversation, Heart Sutra, Zazen, Buddha Nature, Precepts...
Sep 16 2006


Precepts, Vinaya, Ordination, Culture, Interview, difficulty, Enemies, Describe,...
Jan 31 2006


Soto Zen, Dharma Transmission, Sangha, Ordination, soto, Enemies, lecture, zen,...
Jan 29 2006


Buddha Nature, Sixth Patriarch, Ego, confusion, Dependent Origination, Passions,...
Nov 07 2005

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03486

Zendo Lecture - duplicate

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

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03519

Zendo Lecture

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

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03544

Zendo Lecture - duplicate

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

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01098


Book of Serenity, Diversity, Practice Period, Happiness, Tassajara, Ordination, Karma...
Nov 10 2004
Green Gulch

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01897


Practice Period, training, Peace, Commitment, New Year, Politics, Birth-and-Death,...
Oct 13 2004

Sacred Space

Serial: SF-01097

Sunday Lecture

Manjushri, Emptiness, Half-Smile, Precepts, Suzuki Roshi, Birth-and-Death, Gratitude...
Jul 25 2004
Green Gulch


Practice Period, training, Conversation, Dharma Transmission, Ordination, Commitment...
Oct 08 2003


Serial: SF-00079

Zendo Lecture

Birth-and-Death, Separation, Letting Go, Intimacy, Liberation, Tassajara, Beginners,...
Aug 10 2003

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-01101

Daigan's dream last night. Way to listen to a dharma talk. Practice period. Why people come. Things. Material things.

Practice Period, Monastic Practice, Precepts, Buddha Ancestors, Delusion, Priest,...
Feb 23 2003
Green Gulch

Children's Lecture

Serial: SF-01070

Mayumi's childhood, planting beans, patience, zen in action, original - rising up, the miracle of water, Suzuki Roshi, non-violent intent, 'man alive', stream of violence and...

Peace, Vows, Ordination, Commitment, Don't Know Mind, Ceremony, Patience, Priest...
Jun 02 2002
Green Gulch

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

Women Ancestors

Lineage, Ordination, soto, Bodhisattva Vow, Soto Zen, Funeral, Obstacles, Gratitude,...
May 13 2000

Wednesday Lecture

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Ordination, Suzuki Roshi, Patience, Liberation, Zazen...
May 03 2000
Green Gulch

Surangama Sutra Class

Precepts, Don't Know Mind, Commitment, Ceremony, Birth-and-Death, Ordination,...
May 02 2000
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Dragons, New Year, Offering, Ceremony, Renewal, Suzuki Roshi, Ordination,...
Feb 06 2000
Green Gulch

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

Origins of Zen

Lotus Sutra, Ordination, Faith, Mahayana, Evil, Karma, Freedom, Separation, Offering...
May 17 1998

Origins of Zen

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

April 26th, 1998, Serial No. 01892

Buddha Mind, Platform Sutra, Lineage, New Year, Ordination, Evil, Describe, Priest,...
Apr 26 1998

Precepts Class

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Priest, Ceremony, Vows, Ordination, Lay, Mahayana,...
Oct 20 1997
Green Gulch

Willingness To Be With Our Difficulties

Hate, Four Noble Truths, Suzuki Roshi, Right Speech, Conversation, resistance,...
Dec 28 1996

Including The Unincluded

Serial: SF-03136

Sunday Lecture - life, the path as the neverending journey of inclusiom that starts with ourselves where we are now, where we have been and from there just goes deep and deeper...

Forgiveness, Practice Period, Silence, Offering, Anger, Diversity, Ordination, Peace...
Oct 13 1996
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Hsin Hsin Ming, Zazen, Ordination, Practice Period, Obstacles, Mahayana, Anger,...
Aug 14 1996

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-03636

Cassette side B is labeled for a Sunday talk by Tenshin Reb Anderson on the same date - incorrect

Practice Period, Ordination, Perfect Wisdom, Zendo, Emptiness, Ceremony, Monastic...
Mar 24 1996
Green Gulch

Ascending the Mountain

Serial: SF-03563

Sunday Lecture - Children's talk - before Blanche Hartman's Installation ceremony - throne and dharma are etymologically connected in Sanskrit - taking your seat in dharma...

Ceremony, Tassajara, Attachment, Priest, Suzuki Roshi, Ordination, Precepts, Dragons...
Feb 04 1996
Green Gulch

Women in Buddhism Class

Six Realms, Offering, Balance, Conversation, Ordination, Teacher-and-Student, Don...
Nov 20 1995

Women in Buddhism Class

Religion, Ceremony, Bodhisattva Ceremony, Precepts, Priest, Ordination, Suzuki Roshi...
Oct 30 1995

Sunday Lecture

Ordination, Happiness, Equanimity, Attachment, Conversation, Cultivation, Liberation...
Mar 28 1993
Green Gulch

Women in Japanese Soto Zen

Serial: SF-00097

Author reading from her book on the subject.

Soto Zen, training, Monastic Practice, Ordination, soto, Ceremony, Religion, Lay,...
Nov 25 1992

Form and Inanimate Objects Teaching the Dharma

Serial: SF-00947

Sesshin Day 2 #shuso-talk

Ceremony, Bowing, Ordination, Bell, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, soto, Concentration, Lineage...
Apr 11 1991

December 15th, 1990, Serial No. 01075

Precepts, Observe, Concentration, Daily Life, Birth-and-Death, Delusion, Suzuki Roshi...
Dec 15 1990

Sunday Lecture

Emotions, Anger, Renunciation, Ordination, Daily Life, Half-Smile, Ceremony,...
Oct 09 1988
Green Gulch

April 25th, 1988, Serial No. 01893

Bodhidharma, Monastic Practice, Ordination, Doubt, Religion, Mahayana, Interview,...
Apr 25 1988