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Shunryu Suzuki Lectures

This section was quite active years ago but now with the most updated version of the archive available from, it's only for occasional posts. It remains as an ongoing history of posts on the subject.

Posts pertaining to Shunryu Suzuki lectures - the archive comes to you - all the transcripts, all the audio, video, and over 400 photos. At present by far the most complete collection. April, 2015

Suzuki Roshi dot SFZC dot org/dharma-talks:  - little by little Suzuki Roshi's lectures are being added to this site with photos and other supporting material. They're doing a good job, well presented.

All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication scanned and presented here as PDF images with OCR (optical character recognition) along with links to PDFs of the complete Wind Bells.

Shunryu Suzuki Lectures on the Berkeley Zen Center web site

Chart - Shunryu Suzuki Lecture Transcript Categories and Info

Autobiographical and some Historical Material
in Suzuki lectures -
through 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971


Sandokai - Suzuki lectures on plus more - a cuke site for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

ZMBM - cuke home page for the famous book

Beginner's Mind lecture - oldest known version

Beginner's Mind original manuscript for the book ZMBM

Here is a chart for the lectures that went into Zen Mind Beginner's Mind in various versions of light edits.

A newly discovered late draft for ZMBM named Beginner's Mind with handwritten notes and a new lecture for the archive. - posted 4-13-15

Shunryu Suzuki quotes and excerpts from lectures and memories. Related links and material moved from Lecture page to Quote and Excerpt page 9-06-14

Shunryu on Shunryu - from interviews and lectures

Dainin Katagiri in Suzuki lectures

Work in Progress and Recent Work done with Shunryu Suzuki lectures since 2012

the Heart Sutra in Shunryu Suzuki lectures

Documents relating to Shunryu Suzuki Lectures - added 10-30-14

The earliest apparently verbatim lectures from Los Altos - no tape but obviously transcribed as he said it. From these lectures came Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.

Listen to Shunryu Suzuki - on cuke - but all the audio is on

Audio Chart - in progress - outdated

Shunryu Suzuki mentions of the Diamond Sutra in his lectures

Shunryu Suzuki known notes on his lectures from December 1961 through 1962. From the earliest Windbells.

Tony Artino's brief Suzuki Lecture Notes from 1967

Bread, one of Shunryu Suzuki's earliest recorded lectures at the Haiku Zendo in Los Altos.

Shunryu Suzuki's final lectures

Shunryu Suzuki lecture on Whole Body Zazen

Ryaku Fusatsu lectures

THE TRIKĀYA - Edited from six Lotus Sutra Lectures. Scanned from Wind Bell .

Creative Commons License Shunryu Suzuki Dharma Talks are  licensed by the SFZC under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Footnotes not in some versions of transcripts.

Basic info on Shunryu Suzuki