Suzuki Roshi Transcripts

Saturday, August 01, 1964

The Traditional Way

Summary of Reverend Suzuki's Sesshin Lectures by Nota bene.-Trudy Dixon

Zen Center's annual week Sesshin (concentrated period of meditation) was held this year from August 10 through August 15th. During the Sesshin, the main theme of the daily lectures given by Master Suzuki was The Traditional Way of Buddhism transmitted from Buddha down through the Patriarchs to the present day. His opening talks concerned the sutras and rituals which are part of the daily zazen practice in the zendo of Soko-ji Temple. The following is a rough paraphrase of some of what Master Suzuki said.

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Verbatim transcripts of lectures by Shogaku Shunryu Suzuki, Roshi, 1962-1971

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