Suzuki Roshi Talks

Shunryu Suzuki (鈴木 俊隆 Suzuki Shunryū, dharma name Shōgaku Shunryū 祥岳俊隆, often called Suzuki Roshi; May 18, 1904 – December 4, 1971) was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Zen Buddhist monastery outside Asia (Tassajara Zen Mountain Center). Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen Center which, along with its affiliate temples, comprises one of the most influential Zen organizations in the United States. A book of his teachings, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, is one of the most popular books on Zen and Buddhism in the West.

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Intensive Lecture

Big Mind, Four Noble Truths, realization, Suzuki Roshi, Transmission, Zazen,...
Jul 10 2007
City Center

Sesshin as a Koan for the Body

Serial: SF-00990

Sesshin Lecture: Easter/Buddha's Birthday; enlightenment experiences; dharmakaya; not doing anything; nirmanakaya; this is your life

Buddha's Birthday, Birth-and-Death, Suzuki Roshi, Conversation, Mill Valley,...
Apr 08 2007
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-00986

Architecture at GGF; Layman Pang; many sesshins; "gamble everything on love"; sesshin romance and the potentiality of the present moment; recognizing your Buddha nature in your...

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind, Attachment, Silence, Suzuki Roshi, Bodhisattva Vow, Lay...
Apr 06 2007
Green Gulch

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-00994

Strategies, gaining ideas; "paying it forward"; close investigation of the self; Orpheus and Eurydice; Rilke; hidden anger - staying with the emotion

Monkey Mind, Vows, Buddha Nature, Emotions, Suzuki Roshi, Manjushri, Bodhisattva Vow...
Apr 05 2007
Green Gulch

The Secrets of the Body

Serial: SF-00993

Sesshin Lecture: great effort, no result; ritual, bowing; Diamond Sutra; boundaries

Right Effort, Bowing, Suzuki Roshi, Bodhisattva Way, Vows, Liberation, Bodhisattva...
Apr 04 2007
Green Gulch

Sesshin Practices

Serial: SF-00992

Sesshin Lecture: ordinary mind is the Tao; practice of confession; guilt/shame; Self-Receiving and -Employing Samadhi

Ordinary Mind, Suzuki Roshi, Right Effort, Posture, Buddha Nature, Composure,...
Apr 03 2007
Green Gulch

Being Uncomfortable

Serial: SF-01092

Sunday Lecture: What do we do when we become uncomfortable?; comfort - in body, mind, relationships - are focus of our consumerism; suffering = constant need to be fed;...

Tassajara, Practice Period, Silence, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Religion, Humility,...
Mar 25 2007
Green Gulch

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

One-Day Sitting Lecture

Serial: SF-00942

Deshan and the old woman; the distortions of sexism, racism, others; the bodhisattva grandmother; devotion to zazen; bringing attention and support to the natural states/bodily...

Dragons, Offering, Delusion, Heart Sutra, Mindfulness, Vows, Zendo, Suzuki Roshi,...
Feb 17 2007
Green Gulch

The Gift of Nothing

Serial: SF-00929

Sunday Lecture Children's Lecture: one who is not busy, one reality; the gift of nothing; sesshin, from Suzuki Roshi; our mind is the same as Buddha's; all things are...

Suzuki Roshi, Nirvana Sutra, Book of Serenity, Soto Zen, Heart Sutra, Freedom,...
Dec 03 2006
Green Gulch

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

Stopping and Listening

Serial: SF-00945

Sunday Lecture Children's Lecture: Baby beluga; why are you here?; Dogen's Three Minds: joyful mind, kind mind, big mind; mother's love as essence of spirituality (Dalai Lama...

Big Mind, Bell, Silence, Gratitude, Birth-and-Death, Zendo, Hate, Suzuki Roshi,...
Sep 03 2006
Green Gulch

Picking and Choosing

Suzuki Roshi, Buddha Nature, Big Mind, Bodhisattva Vow, Equanimity, Happiness,...
Sep 02 2006
Unknown

Why Become Abbot of Zen Center?

Bodhisattva Vow, Practice Period, Precepts, Gratitude, Vows, Commitment, Bell, Suzuki...
Aug 09 2006
Unknown

You Are Perfect Just As You Are

Serial: SF-01065

Sunday Lecture: Good father/not a good father; improv - looking foolish and still feeling good; being fully yourself - responsible and flexible; simplicity of practice;...

Conversation, Greed, Suzuki Roshi, Global Warming, Happiness, Rumi, Delusion,...
Jun 18 2006
Green Gulch

Birth Death

Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Death-and-Dying, Suzuki Roshi, Ego, Don't Know...
May 13 2006
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Yes!

Serial: SF-01100

Sesshin Lecture: just sitting with no technique or theme; monk: what about when not carrying anything? Zhaozhou: put it down; Shakyamuni holding up the flower; zazen in...

uchiyama, Zazen, Freedom, Duality, Impermanence, Practice Period, Tassajara, Delusion...
Apr 02 2006
Green Gulch

The Great Matter

Serial: SF-00085

How awareness of death, and our own mortality, spurs us to greater effort in practice.

Birth-and-Death, Suzuki Roshi, Impermanence, Gratitude, Heart Sutra, Ceremony,...
Mar 11 2006
City Center

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-04732

#shuso-talk

Sanctuary, Bodhidharma, Karma, Ceremony, Practice Period, Instruction, Suzuki Roshi,...
Dec 05 2005
Tassajara

No

Serial: SF-00963

Sunday Lecture: Milton's 'Paradise Lost'; myth of Narcissus; Four Noble Truths; Zhaozhou's "No": Marin Organizing Committee/Seniors for Peace

Four Noble Truths, Buddha Nature, Peace, Perfect Wisdom, Freedom, Mill Valley, Echo,...
Nov 20 2005
Green Gulch

November 19th, 2005, Serial No. 00975

Conversation, Letting Go, Instruction, Tassajara, Zendo, Vows, Posture, Suzuki Roshi...
Nov 19 2005
Unknown

Dining Room Lecture

Practice Period, Tassajara, Birth-and-Death, Posture, Instruction, Suzuki Roshi,...
Sep 03 2005
Tassajara

Zendo Lecture

Precepts, Suzuki Roshi, Observe, Teacher-and-Student, Non-duality, Ego, training,...
Sep 01 2005
Tassajara

Dining Room Lecture

Posture, Zendo, Mindfulness, training, Big Mind, Bell, Bowing, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen,...
Aug 31 2005
Tassajara

Zendo Lecture

Liberation, resistance, Happiness, Karma, Suzuki Roshi, Addiction, Delusion, Evil,...
Jul 31 2005
Tassajara

Zendo Lecture

Lotus Sutra, Mindfulness, Suzuki Roshi, Offering, Sanctuary, Obstacles, Impermanence...
Jul 23 2005
Tassajara

Find Out For Yourself

Precepts, Duality, Suzuki Roshi, Subject-and-Object, Discrimination, Oneness, Heart...
Jul 17 2005
Tassajara

July 16th, 2005, Serial No. 03502

Delusion, Emptiness, Suzuki Roshi, Precepts, Zazen, Obstacles, Buddha Nature,...
Jul 16 2005
Tassajara

June 29th, 2005, Serial No. 04099

Ceremony, Zendo, Priest, Suzuki Roshi, Bowing, Continuous, Commitment
Jun 29 2005
Unknown

Dining Room Lecture

Birth-and-Death, Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Separation, Tassajara, Happiness, Hate, Doubt...
Jun 24 2005
Tassajara

Zendo Lecture

Suzuki Roshi, Tassajara, Big Mind, Diversity, Bowing, Ego, Discrimination, Hate,...
Jun 10 2005
Tassajara

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03486

Zendo Lecture - duplicate

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

On Dharma Transmission

Serial: SF-03544

Zendo Lecture - duplicate

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

Zendo Lecture

Beginners, Zendo, Chanting, Posture, Delusion, Suzuki Roshi, Sangha, Bell,...
Apr 13 2005
Tassajara

Sesshin Lecture

Serial: SF-01931

Sesshin 3 Day 7

Practice Period, Tassajara, Freedom, Suzuki Roshi, Buddha Nature, Zazen, Zendo, Faith...
Mar 29 2005
Tassajara

Find Out For Yourself

Serial: SF-03498

Sesshin 3 Day 6

Suzuki Roshi, Balance, Aspects of Practice, Dharma Transmission, Monastic Practice,...
Mar 28 2005
Tassajara

Precepts

Serial: SF-03499

Sesshin 3 Day 4 Teacher-student relationship

Precepts, Observe, Ego, Teacher-and-Student, Absolute-and-Relative, Big Mind,...
Mar 26 2005
Tassajara

Zen Of Business Administration

Serial: SF-00036

Sunday Talk.
Life at Green Gulch in the 1970s; giving, fearlessness; improv; no mistakes; parenting.

Tassajara, practicing generosity, Interview, Suzuki Roshi, Mill Valley, Daily Life,...
Mar 20 2005
Green Gulch Farm

Way-Seeking Mind

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

Way-Seeking Mind

Zendo, Priest, Suzuki Roshi, Dharma Transmission, Monastic Practice, Tassajara, Heart...
Mar 14 2005
Tassajara

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
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Tassajara

Way-Seeking Mind

Serial: SF-03570

Mel the Mini-Series Part 1

Suzuki Roshi, Ego, Hate, Greed, Posture, Zendo, training
Mar 08 2005
Tassajara

Hokyo Zammai Class

Five Ranks, Transmission, Teacher-and-Student, Platform Sutra, Letting Go, Ego,...
Mar 02 2005
Tassajara

Small Potatoes

Serial: SF-01093

Sunday Lecture: "Just to be alive is enough" (Suzuki Roshi) - dissatisfaction even when we "have everything" - acedia/noonday sickness - spiritual dryness - "small potatoes" -...

Triple Treasure, Vows, Suzuki Roshi, Samsara, Discrimination, Patience, Separation,...
Feb 27 2005
Green Gulch

Ordinary Mind and Buddha Mind

Serial: SF-03578

Sesshin 2 Day 6

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind, Continuous, Composure, Suzuki Roshi, Dream World,...
Feb 25 2005
Tassajara

Expressing Yourself Completely

Serial: SF-03594

Sesshin 2 Day 5

Silence, Vows, Practice Period, Suzuki Roshi, Delusion, Teacher-and-Student,...
Feb 24 2005
Tassajara

Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01923

#shuso-talk Sesshin 2 Day 3

Book of Serenity, Suzuki Roshi, Instruction, Offering, Buddha Ancestors, Manjushri,...
Feb 22 2005
Tassajara

Big Mind

Serial: SF-03504

Sesshin 2 Day 2

Monkey Mind, Big Mind, Concentration, Suzuki Roshi, Equanimity, stubbornness, Faith,...
Feb 21 2005
Tassajara

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