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61-12-02 - December - first Wind Bell

Says Shunryu Suzuki came here from Japan on the afternoon of June 22, 1959 contradicting his own datebook which says May 18, 1959.

 

His associate, Dr. Kato, prof at San Jose State College, assists giving lectures. [Kato is also a Soto Zen priest - dc] - Kazumitsu Wako Kato

 

Weekly lecture program

 

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%zuki horo from Japan or. or Jun 22, 1959. 
been on th• cu•hioa 
proreøøor at 
lectures. 
et Roghi Suzuki, entitled Ellov Under 
nov given every Rehegday eVehi.nc at 7.30 p.m. laeturee oa 
Sutra are being concluded, to 
or Zen Puæhigm" by D.T. (Evereren 
WEST i.zCTtRE 
Douelu Btn•ns, a Buddhist echolari. present or 
or Zen Way. be •t 
triday .vmi.nc.., octzauied ag 
Friday, 1 
Friday, 15 
22 
Early låndu mouebt ae Basle tor 
TW'ravaa• Buddhln 
Taoi.m 
Chen (Chinese Zen) 
MD A DAZ no T.A1btNC P'.RIOD 
to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, meeür 16 
12 noon 17, Center hold a 0M • 
la a Japa.1Eoe ter•m for a day of mr 
ot tan) • VIZ. 
Oren • mnth period Of Mrn.l.nr 
(guen) •ecordaneø

 

 

WB 62-02 January

 

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Kaple.u years G • Jip•n returni.np 
Nk1nc a •hort visit Unit-ed Staus 
amu.ary 3, us • us • 
Zen In Japan. 
g•ve us, tour on 
Chu (Nrpse On

 

 

WB 62-03 February

 

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Rosh± has concluded his bédne3day evening lectures on LotuS 
and bu began series, UBuddhAte Word". This teaching 
important. It was at this tire all the animals, bodhløattvae, demon., pd. 
and Buddha's own mther care to iwar his lest words ot Lovlnp ißsdom 
yearly screduie of the Zea Center VI-Il Include both • seven day sessMn 
a weekend sesshin. The seven day Besshån piven twice 
month intervals. The weekend seaahån be •very other 
Lodßne for will be provided, free of charge 
who live too far away to eoærute, Be prepared to eat Japar*se rood. 
Our mala together are part of the se88hin practice. 
neue cor you have no but you eat) afford be prepared 
around two dollars a day, or lese, defray 
GtESTS 
and Mrs. •Joyn kitcheii Of Cambrideö (Mass) Buddhist Association, e Soto 
Zen Group, 
*v,' kvstrnlia to Boston. 1%ey 
came to Sokoji January 30th. K: s. ht.cheii joined in the evening 
zazen and afterwards Rev, Suzuki and the re±ers preøent. 
Aim 
gee, e e- 
11:00 A.H. 
et Sundays there Zazen at 7 goo 
on those days fliher_e 9'

 

Elsie Mitchell cuke page

 

 

WB-62-04 - March

 

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We have begun practice deu±led Zen so ihat ve be to 
participate viu Naks 
WEDESDAY EVENING LECTtR.ES 
has eoneiuüd hß on •Buddha's Wore. 
coxence on five Buddhist er•e• —ax begimtng on 
Xa.zeh 
bl—mnthiy sosshå.n be held on the and 15th of 
at Zen tor further 
Koyo (annual service our vell as others, which 
usually on the spring and autum equinox day) be held on 
—b.reh 2 at Soko$l Han i Bish'p Rema Yamada trom Loa Angel" who 
is the head püst or Soto un ot North • talk •bout 
service. 
•Sayoaa.r• uss Jean Ross be held at end Kuongås 
priday, March ISth at P.M. On her trip Japan, sb represent our 
Zen in to the Teaple, S. Ided DO?ea Zen#, and 
rounded by Keizan Zeréi. Eer tentative plan to study the Japanese 
language and before a mnastery for a period of

 

 

WB 62-05 - April

 

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any decl'lon. 
has been che..d to arg' 2W •t 
Zen ror 
ZAC.* scrams 
7t30 P.n. 2.00 
at 
cacep% Sct•2Nay5

 

 

WB 62-06 - May

 

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THE EVENT 
20 ota• un temple have a Shinsart'hlk± Ceremony for • 
Thi' BuddhiDt originated In China, thon to Japan and to 
or old for 
naster. In ceremony, Shunryu Suzuki supposed to 
In capacity a temple in hi' 
robe. rollou behind a lone beautifully orpanlted procession vit.h 
priest' and 0t temple, and Sunday School children 
in 
be•nse offered each Buddiu • 
vill be rollcvine old Zen • 
Lh for hunn 
and by R. D. X. 
Roes

 

See Jean Ross WB page

 

 

WB 62-07 - June

 

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THE SHINSANSHIXI CEREMONY 
On my 20 Rosha Suzuki Installed as or Seko# Shinaan•• 
Cere=ony. For thosa or vho attended. Vas On occasion o: hauntinr 
to be Zen Center contributed much effort money to 
. Necess and were regarded handsomiy. Mho could atter.d, ve •re happy 
reprint portions ot the pooæ that Roshl Suzuki and road durine 
front door) 
pulpit) 
Like e.— 
go road under feet, 
golden-ehalræd gate 
After 
It 
*ithoueh still 
It Is hard to 
I orrer to Buddha 
And burn — no 
Repaying 0k 
Founder, 
Vas Xay 26, *aeke" Rich..d 
by Roshi Suzuki. reception •ttervardo the Graha. 
to happy occazlon. 
OF COMINO 
JUE XO — the Sokoåi Annual Picnic at Ooid•n n:eeuons and 
enclosed. Everybody uelcor,at (Xo regular Sunday service on ot course.) 
16 and Weekend tse bimonthly Zen 
day to 7:00F.ä. ü•ßerosted aøk Zoa Center detaüa. 
uOULAR ZAZEN — •very S:LO (Sunday 500 (exc•pV Wcdnesd 
Sa%uråay ana no zazen on days a or 9.

 

 

WB 62-08 - July

 

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OPON FESTIVAL - *'ALL SOULS' 
This Cestaval Buddhist observance of DANA, the saving of charitable 
acts. Ananda æd±tation saw his mother suffering hell, asked the Puddh• 
hog he coU2U save her. Ir•,• to this qvcståant She Buddha provided a 0t 
including the offering or rood, to be perrorad by yearly. 
the original Japanese religion Included a strong concept Ot soul so this festlvd 
car very popular. me ancestors are suppoaed to return to the {ougehoid altere on 
night of July 13, tyey remain until mornit* of the 16th. of 
rood, drink, flowers end money are made at each house and temple, 
on tiles at the front gates, and the temple priests eaeh • banterna are 
everywhere to dlspel darkrwsg, rear and ignorance. There Is mch redolelng and 
In the streets. on night of July 16, little wooden boats With plowing 
set •draft to eon.åuct souls safely back to abodes. 
Obon be eeleorat0d at SOkoJI on July at 2:00 P.M. Bishop Yamada preside 
at occasion, (There be no 11•.00 A.M. septice on this day.) 
to bring offerings of preferably staples *high keep. 
evening of Jury Japanese Buddhist ehuretsø or Sao 
reetmtiaø on Buchanan Street between Poet 
COMING 
for Segehln, Auguat 27 to 2, to be Bl•hop

 

 

WB 62-09 - August

 

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SESSHIN 
nek (Avwst 27 2) 
All •o attend rhe or of W"hin. Three a 
be sl..ing Occomdatiorg wilt be hr Med 
will at tirm, b"in at 
No lecture 
RULES FOR SESSHIN 
pr•wnted in 
A. indicate the Of 
that first arriving at •h. 
Clothing in suuu.d 
C. Silence be kept ot time during 
iutely necess«y, Qeak in a whi+et, 
D. While walking, in 
A. n+ov •ot all 60d hat is 
Eat quiet with 
Tips. at overn+t 
of clohine, o sleeping or blonk•ts. 
Talking reeinø is 
DAILY SCHEDUL* OF SESSHIN 
45430 Zazen 
30-7:00 Civko (mming chant) 
Kisshiku (breakfast) 
Clean Zen Yukoi, 
st"' , I St retroo*) 
Z azen 
Kinhin 
Zazen 
Kinhin 
9: 40—1020 Zazen 
1020-1030 Kinkin 
Zazn 
Nicehyu 
Cleon 
12:30- zozen 
1:50- 2:30 Zazen 
2:30- 2:40 Kinhin 
Zazen 
3220-330 
4:10 Zozen 
4: 10—440 
4:40- 500 Rest 
00 — 00 
Zaz.n 
7:00 
Cl.mUp

 

 

WB 62-10 - September

 

This first ordination took place on Sunday, September 2nd.

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NYU IN SHIKI 
Wnning 
day. guhin i n ties Of I on N.— 
e-iuna•sond in 
of Z" shries br vs "tve. D&usm 
finished Sunday with o Nyv Shin Shiki ("initiation e)' 
pee. 
sons have proct;eed Zozen ot or Each perMn wa given 
a and 0 Of receiving the Bony 
Bob Richad A-pen, 
Cmstone• Phltip Kir•t, Sony 
Grah" P.tchey. Rich«d Baker. 
VISITORS FROM JAPAN 
i Of i Of ism co O 
thirty Of Frmcisco and Other cities in the 
will peplo representing sect: lwormE, Bishop Of Soiiii 
Shyieh KOnp, Hed Of the Sob H.Q. i Kuruma former Head Of the H. Q. 
This will visiting from October 3 
On Ocbb•r 4 at 7Ä p.m. o will 0t this 
the seventieth of Budåism in Amer;co Ond visit of 
the gr04 from we watt pe#le pouible the 
telk with them the problem of preding Buddhism in We will 
othnd. Further the mniven«y scheOle 'My be from Zen 
Siu)

 

What's on the other side? I think I looked in the Wind Bell archives and couldn't find anything but maybe should try again. - dc

 

 

WB 62-11 - October

 

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TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIDDHISM IN AMERICA 
Zen active welcoming Of 
Buddhist to SM Frmcisco. group here to 
of Activitie included dinner of 
Church Sm Frme%co 
3, o discussion at this 
p! • on , o d at Buddhist Church I •y On Fr i doy 
All •v•nh 
loin the visiting but 
ANNOLR*CEMENTS 
TWO-DAY Sts»aN 
A vsshin 
27 
28. will by 5. A] I 
Three m.d. i s $2 0 day . 
held 
LECTIRES 
Suzuki mntirwin9 his preent series Of "ming 
R.D. M. Shaw's trmslatior of is by 
Ltd. Enølmd. We fmm Englmd md •e •voila— 
ZEN CENTER 
Zen Center is a religious non—profit orgmization fund the 
md, in future, buildine Of a center where moy proctiee Md study Zen. Ac— 
is mnne donating regul«ly Center, 
ship is from 
A IN JAPAN 
l•fr in F.kui is ot 
will EiY-•ii; in tim sesshin I md 
ZAZEN SCHEDULES 
at 7: p. m. — Sundays at l: 00 0. m. 
Zaz.n: at 45, e xcQt Sunday when i i is held at 7: 
Evenings ot excer Wednesday, Soh#day md Sunday 
Note: Zaz.en is on calenda darl that g 4 a 
CENTER 
REV SHUNRVu SUZUKI •

 

 

WB 62-12 - November

 

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XEnETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
PLAYER 
o Of On 
2 is a which by 
pct m • pr«tic• by pv• 
a Natimol 
SESSHtN FOR BIDDHA'S ENLIGHTENMENT 
Zm *ill kold o •uhin Sotwdoy md Svr•doy, 2. 
md of wghin ill 0 day Al 
attend. 
LECTI*ES 
Md Of 
Saturday 
THE%ECEMBE 
nnt day 
th•g •••tinø 
until

 

 

WB 62-13 - December

 

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SESSHIN FOR BUDDHA'S ENLIGHTENMENT 
and 2 Zen Center he'd o wuhin to o—mrote Of

 

 

WB 63-01 - January-February

 

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
JANUARY - FEBRUAY 
VOL. 11 NO.I 
SESSHIN FOR BUDDHA'S ENTRY INTO NIRVANA 
Feb•uay 15 is remgnized of Buddha's &ath md entry inb Nirvma. In cormwnør— 
Of Nirvma, Zen Center Will a and a half doy sesshin beginning 
22 (Wahi Birthday). The sesshin will be mnducted by Re irin 
Suzuki. •e attend. Sunday services will be held usual. 
SERVICE FOR BUDDHA'S ENTRY INTO NRVANA 
will a *ecial *Nice On Sunday, 17 at 2 p.m. in main hdl b 
Nirvma. eleven o'clock service will be held on his date. 
PSYCHIATRY AND ZEN 
Dr. Douglæ Burns give two lectures on the Of psychia Zen on Wednesday, 
6 Wednesday, Mar 6 at 7: 30 p. m. Mater Suzuki's usual W 
lecture will held On 
these evenin*.

 

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ZEN CENTER was formed help support a place where people may and receive instruction in 
Zen Buddhism. The CENTER is a religious, non—profit. Orgmization entirely supported by its rnembers. 
If you would like to help support ZEN CENTER an Active or Associate pleæe øntact 
Richard Baker, Treasurer, for a pledge form.

 

 

WB 63-02 - March

 

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March 
vol. NO. 2 
OPENING OF A NEW SOTO TEMPLE 
A cerenony to opening of a new Sob in %nterey, California will wnductd 
by Bishop Reirin Yamada on Sunday, March 17, at 2:00. During the called NY WUTSUSHIKI, 
a new Buddha will be installed on the alt«. We hqe that all who interested will attend. 
Please ask at Zen Center for details 
There will be O'clock at Zen tn San his 
OHIGAN 
twice a ye« at the spring auturm A special service in 
•s usually held at these tirms. To the Ohi9m a service will b' 
day, 24, at 2 0'clock. It will be by 
Higan Hoyo is 
memry of our ances 
held at he Temple on 
Suzuki. 
On Sunday, 7, a 
cele&ation will inclu± 
will anmunced in 
be s«ved after the 
roc 
n»nib 
ill hel 
emny, md a 
b i rfidq. 
of J.M•se dmcing. Details

 

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NON-PROFIT ORGAN 
ZEE 
CENTER 
1881 BUSH STREET 
SAN FRANCISCO 
-1 D Yt-a-e-ø

 

 

WB 63-03 April

 

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April 
vol. NO. 3 
BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 
&ddha's birthday is on April 8th of .ach ye%. The is called GOTANE 
or HANAMATSI-R' (Flower f"tivol). S&.oii will this event on 
Sunday. April 7K. 
We will begin with a procession «ound the streeh, at 12:30 midday 
and returning dout 1:30 pm. At 2 0'clock there will be a vecial service durin which the 
of the congregation will invited pur omacha (sweet tea) over a statue Of Infmt Buddha. 
Reverend Suzuki will the at a o'clock. At 4 will be 
by the women's grot* of the 
In the eveni at 7 0'clock a performa•vc• of trditional dmcing will held in 
Dancing Sci•øo.l of us 
o fourteen dmeers from the J 
main hall. 
nng the pe=rs. 
y Of the wel —kmwn dmc•r Kauuma. The dmcing will 
finiét I I o • cloc There Wilf but 
Them will 
I o'clock date, 7th. 
On R 
s 
nynths. During this period w 
will be held as usual the onl 
All other services Wii' be 
We wish Rov«en 
This 
t trip and I 
wh«. will thru 
will mming Sokoii. Zoz•n 
of evening lectures. 
his return. 
thr

 

 

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ZAZEN AND 
LECTURE SCHEDULE 
at 11:00 a.m. 
at 45, exe•pt Sunday whet it is held 
at 530, Saturday md Sunday 
ZaZ&' is mt held an calend« days a 4 or a 9.

 

 

WB 63-04 May-June

 

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May — Jme 
Vol. Il No. 4 
A NNOUNCEMENTS 
Reverend Suzuki is in He left on April and will retum around the middle Of July. 
During his *sence zazen is continuing wual except for one ehanee in the schedule: instead of the 
We"sday evening lecture there is zazen at p.m. On other weekday afternoons. Dr. gives 
the Sunday rmrning lecture. 
At present Zen Center perates on m to fiscal md This schedule 
requires two annual financial rQorts: one at the *nerol in August and one during the first part 
of the new for incorr tax purposes. IF the general md the concomitant election of officers 
from to Jmu«y or February, we would Only have one financial report 
each 
In order to eff a chanpover, i t would be necessary to extend until January, 1964, the term 
Of office of the present stees and officers whose term end in August. Whether to effect this chm*— 
over will be voted on a 
next business rne"inyn ly 5 at I O a. m. 
This 
thro* Seter&r is

 

 

WB 63-05 - July August

 

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Newsletter of Zm Certer 
July • August q 
vol. 11 
NEWS OF THE PAST MONTH 
Suzuki h Frmcisco on July He wa by he 
staying at "gnatery for the pat A p«ty given July 6th 
return. 
festivd wa czWate at this On July officiated 
A service for Reverend Quatg Due, 
Oath protest the current religious persecution in his country, wa held on July 20K. A 
student addressed the congregation. 
A letter from Zen 
r Members is sent urging United Statø actim 
in pmventing ftßther pe tion Of Buddhists in South Viet Nan. 
Son* of the ter visited Mi ddl 
of work "*ditati held July 
A Ønf•renc• Of o 
17. main topics be dis 
Of Zen Cen te 
Zazen on Au 
in StockEn, Cdifomig, pa•ticipqt• in a 
d in Los on 
ing in 
18. be 
that 
on Sl.mday, 
uOl 
Zen Cm t*'s 
Suzuki. Al wel 
md sl.eing 
ing 
evening, but 
"hin ( 
to 
l) will be 
cted this 
meal 
aft«noon zaz.n will at 6 p.m.

 

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8:00-8: O 
RULES FOR SESSHIN 
G enrd 
A. Indicate on on t}' of Nals will that 
day at the 
B. Clothi ho bri*t or wie skirb 
b«efmt Of wit+@ut 
C. Sil•n— kept at 011 during If ænv•nation is 
necøs«y pleae peak in a whisper. 
D. While walking kee in a Shahu if wolking in Kinhin. 
Dwing 
You d •at al I God is pu. 
B. Eat si with quiet utensil'. 
Sl ing—ln 
staying at of 
clothi a sleeing bag bl 
B. There no king or Of 
DAILY SCHEDULE OF SESSHIN 
Zaz•n 
Chsko Chant) 
K i sshiku 
Zaz•n 
Kinhin (Walking 
Z ozen 
Kinhin 
Zazen 
Kinhin 
Zaz.n 
Kinhin 
Zaz.n 
10 
1:50-230 
. 230-240 
320-&30 
& 30-410 
40 
Z azan 
Kinhiff 
(we. •vice) 
(dinn«) 
Zaz•n 
IMtruetim 00400 
Zozen 
Kinhin 
Z azm 
Kinhin 
Personal Instrvctim will lat days Of S•uhini 31 — 
Bush Street . San Frareisco 
RN. SHnryu Sunki • Fillmore

 

 

WB 63-06 Septmeber

 

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER, 1963 
VOL. It, NO. 
NEWS OF THE PAST MONTH 
Wako Kato has been *pointed Y direct the new department of A Sian and African 
studies at Los Bageles City College. Dr. Kato has been closely associated with Sokoii and Z" Cen— 
ter and has held teaching positions in several Bay Area and universities. We wish Dr. Kato 
in his position, but miss his 
San for a Of 
He after at Eiheiii. 
A party "as given on September eth in Of Dr. Kato and his fgmily•,_ 
petchey, Wewish them well in their new undertakings. 
A Conference in on and 
Eleven "*mbers of 
Of establishing 
in and pl for a o f i n April , 1965, On the occasion Of the 600th 
of the death of the nd patriarch of Soiiii. This temple is one of the two of Soto 
Zen in Japan. 
Of the Los Angeles Zazen—kai and Zen Center exchanged ideas on the various 
problems which conf new groups of A the fi event Of the 
Zen Center's 
attmding was Nak 
t 26th 1st. those 
We were visited by Miss 
Alexa Roy of the Soto re 
o y way to teach et the Lumbini Orphmoge 
in J•om. On Saturday e 
J*anese Tea Ceremo 
and aesthetic experi ce. 
in OF our "c 
Master Suzuki at 
27. 
a.m. on Sunday. 
usual at Il 
has decided to supprt 
ucky enougi t served tea n the beautiful 
. K aisuya•na. e 
t yateful them far this educational 
each year 
uled 
Autumn 
iat cerenony 
red 
en Center 
r day one on 
Sunday 
for the whole or part of the sesshin. Zen Center 
N own budget and there will be for 
However. contributions at 
On Wednesday September 25, Dr. talked to Zen Center Japanese and American 
Dr. Tanaße is well—known J.an•se architect whose special;ty is temple architecture. 
One Of his mst recent buildin* is the new Taisou at Soiiii. It is the largest building of this kind in 
Rosen Soto Zen Sect is on a world—wide trip initiate annual 
peace conference of religious leaders from all maior religions. Aa•chbishop feels that the 
ace has Seen unsuccessful because it has been misused as an a9ect of ideolog 
be succes:Ful he that the must be free from plitics and include t}: eoeeration 
religious leaders. 
The Archbish# will a-rive in San Frmcisco on 17. There Will a service for 
the of the peace o service Our will lecture Zen Zen

 

 

WB 63-07 - November

 

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Mmthty Newsletter o' Zen Center 
NEWS OF THE MONTH 
vot. No. 
Seiyo married on the Of October We them 
lifelong success. 
A two—day sesshin was held October 26 Ond 27. Zen Center tries to have 0 sesshin 
every two months. The next sesshin will at the end Of 
kchbishop Rosen Primate of Soto Zen Buddhism, corm to San Francisco October 17 
for a three—day visit. He was at the end of o peace mission Which hod him to see religious 
leaders in Russia, Italy, Englmd, the Lhited States. 
Dr. Sato, Professor Psychology at Kyoto utivenity, '*owed ord on his film, 
"The Science of Zen. This film by this well known scientist and is o report on o study of the 
mediation (zazen) 
vice Zen fivnks and of older Zen Masters. The rmnks' respiration, metabolism, 
d brain waves were measured. Dr. Sato said that there is o scientific basis for 
reaction to stimulu 
maintaining that th ractice Of zazen encourages physical and health. He also discussed the 
ication of Zen nciples in modern Psychotheræy. 
Reverend Doinen otogiri, who to Americans s!udying Zen 
&Jddhism, arrived in 
one day and then he Wen u 
•st Bisivp Reverend Kgtagiri 
plans spend at least two

 

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ZAZEN AND 
LECTURE SCHEDULE 
Lectures: 
Z azen: 
Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. 
tv%rnings at S 45, except Sunday when it is held at 7:00 
Evenings at ±30, excqt Saturday Sunday, and Wednesday 
Zozen is on calere days that contain 0 4 or g 9. 
Wind Bell 
Hanging in Voce by his teeth, 
his body his 
East-wind, Southwind, West, North 
he care. 
He talks for others in many ways, 
always 
Tsu Chin Tsun Ryan 
Tsu Chin Ryan 
Dogen

 

 

WB 63-08 - December

 

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Newsletter of Zen CeMer 
NEWS 
DECEMBER 1963 
vol. No. 8 
On Sunday, November 24, at a. m. there was a special memorial service for Our late 
President Kennedy. Rev. Suzuki compared President Kennedy to a Bodhisattva for his statement, 
"Ask not what your country can for you, but what you can for your coun This is the 
Bodhisattva spirit and vow to help others and forep enlightenrnent. On Monty the Main Hall 
uwnstairs was open all day in tribute to Kennedy. 
COMING EVENTS 
Petchey, President Of Zen Center. will return this mnth from where he 
been free tMnths at Eiheiii the oldest and largest Soto Zen nwnastery in Jqan. 
I 'is stay conclu&d with the week—sesshin at Eiheiii. We 100k to his return. 
Zen Center will hold a a half day sesshin fmm Friday, December 27 until 
29. On Friday Scturday. the sesshin will begin at 545 a.m. 
end at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, it begin at 545 a.m. and will end with the 
Sunday lectu y Master Suzuki at I a. m. Daily zazen meditation kinhin (walki 
meditation), lectures nd rrwzls will be practiced on the usual sesshin scheåule. Meals wil%e 
served in the d; totion Hall) three times each day on Friday and Saturday and breakfast 
only On Sunday. There •Il be charge forghi 
help us toward meeting enditures 
On Jmuary 4 (and 
from to Il a.m. 
On Saturday, F 
any contributions that will 
All 're welcome. 
will be a Zen Cmter 
rt•eting wilt held 
have expired or been vacated, 
al "*eting ha bun tn 
in order allow 
poor-al 
tion of new officers, 
the p resentation of th 
August, 
preparation Of a si 
Will all sub 
Of trying 
the Wind Bell 
my trustees 
scgl report 
out* 
wil cture at Il 
ing? Other 
me co ming, and many i" Of 
post Office will the Wind 
We wish everyone a ay

 

 

WB 64-01 February

 

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Monthly Newsletter of Zen Center 
F ebnnry, 964 
RECENT EVENTS 
vol. Ill, NO. 1 
On 1 , Zen Center held business meeting for presentation Of 
ihe yearly financial report for the election of new officers and trustees whose terms have 
Philip Wilson elected to succeed Grahame Petchey President. Betty Warren was re— 
Vice—pr petchey wcs Treasurer, to succeed Baker. Trudy 
Dixon, Who has been Secretary since September, was reelected Secretory. 
Four new trustees were elected to succeed those whose terms had expired. The new trustees 
Trudy and Mike Dixon, ROSS. 
Dick Baker and Trudy Dixon were asked take general char* of the Wind Bell. Ross 
and Dick Baker were asked to see if they could make sure that, when the decide to do 
a Story on Zen or Visiting or Zen that the 
to the 
The purposes Zen Center maintain a center for daily instruction, to 
publish a replar ne letter. ande provide a mn—profit organization which may accept contributions 
toward these p 
Of income 
pledges: 
Gifts: 
We thank all of you Who 
be able kelp this year. 
bulletin board. maior 
Con 
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to Rev. Suzuhi: 
Sokoii for 
Telephone 
Printi and mail in 
ing Meditati 
51200.00 
960.00 
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426. 75 
$3322.29 
port the Center We hope that you will 
New Meditation Schedule for Sundays: Lecture 
On Sundays the weekday rule of "no zazen on dates which contain a 4 or 9 (4, 14, etc.)" 
There is always (airmst) zazen md lecture scheduled on Sunday. 
Oil on canvø kakermnos (scrolls) by the well krown 
Taiii Kiyokawa, are On exhibit in the Sodo (Meditation Hall). This exhibition is open to the 
ublic until February 10. Tai'i art may be said to be bæed on Zen 
tMu) has given a large E.aotiful painting to Sokoii. It is a fine gæition the 
Tera e. 
COMING EVENTS 
Sunday, February 16. there will o cerermny for Buddha's Nirvma at 2 p. m. in the Main 
Hall. will be no 9 lecture on that Sunday, but there will be at a.m. 
Two Sesshin will held from Friday, February 21 at 45 c. m. until Sunday, 
each at 5:45 a.m. and and Saturday at 
p.m. The Sesshin comes to end on Sunday with Master Suzuki's lecture From 9—10 a. 
There will be daily zazen, kinhin (walking meditation), lectures, instruction, and three 
(Sunday there will be only breakfast). There will be for Sesshin, but contributions 
toward e.mses When that is pssible. 
Saturday, March 7 sand on the first Saturday Of each rrnnth) there will be a business 
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LECTURE SCHEDULE 
Zaz•n 545 —645 a.m. 
Friday 
530 — p.m. 
Zaun datÜ øntaining a 4 or 9 Or 
Wednesday Lecture 7:30 — 9:00 . m. 
Saturday Zazen 545 — 10:08 a.m. 
Sunday Zazen & 00 9:00 a.m. 
Lecture 9:00 — a. m.

 

 

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MARCH 1964 
VOL. Ill, 
COMING EVENTS 
NO. 2 
Surday. March 22 ar 2 p.m. the celebration or Hina Hoya. the thiversal Festival for tile Ancestors. 
will held at Sokoji Temple. There will be no 9 a.m. lecture on that day. although H a.m. za,'.en will 
be held as usual. All are invited to come to the 2 a.m. celebration in the Main Hal! downstairs. Some 
refreshments will be offered after the service. 
April 9 is B'ddha•s birthday. This occasion will be celebrat«l with a Service in Sokoji Hall on Sunday. 
April 13 at 2 p.m. There will be no 9 a.m. lecture on that day. 8 a.m. zazen be held as 
Re&eshments again be offer«i after the 2 p.m. service. 
The next esshin is for the weeketxi ot April 24. 25. and 26. begin at S:30 p.m. Friday 
evenirw and end Sunday after-noon at p.m. There will be three meals serv«l on Saturday and two 
meals on SuMay. but there will be no meal served Friday evening. Those who are unable to arrive by 
5:30 p.m. cm F y. please a rrive as soon as you 
Bishqi Refrin Los and Head the Soto Sect in America has been invited to come 
to San Francisco to 
't is deperxient on his plans. 
LETTER FROM JEAN goss

 

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APRIL-MAY 1964 
VOL. Ill, NO. 3 
NEWS 
The long-awaited 
n assistant 'Viest fur Suzuki at a 
reality. Revereui Dainin Katagi 
sas arrived trom Eiheiji. Japan. to os at Temple, 
Prior to coming to San Francis 
. he Spent Sume time with Bishop Yamada in Lus Angeles. We 
take this occasion to welcome 
m officially and to invite everyone to meet and talk with 'urn. 
On Aßil 13th. bit 
(Hana Matsu: literally Flowa was celebrated at Sokoji 
Temple by a rurade a 
ce. The coluifui parade a block course in the 
Vicinity of the Temple. 
by • truck phying music a 
cover«i wo«len elepha 
The elephant Was dtawn by childfen 
in 
A sesshiri was held oi 25. and 20th. led by Bishop Yamada Los 
A ngelee•. head of Soto 
him 'or 90 tar 
o atteruied extel*l our Bineere thanks to 
ced. the WilEJ has new which Will make it a mure effec 
Our ani trienis. At this m*ation within Zen 
with the addeu.u ot enlargement ot the Zer•iu 
by 
financial obligations. We hope 
trog' 
you "Retested we will aNe to continue 
sergiiQ* cost. (u you woo" pinake a regularly monthly donativo. 
please If not. 0t a.•rnount are always welcome.) 
you hav at 
for the Wind Bell, please direct them to 
either Trtxiy 
SOJO 
ZEN MONASORY IN JAPAN 
The followil:v is an accoutü Gratume P ey. last ent of 'Z Ceü' . oi he 
first days of his four-momh stay at Eiheiji 
fal . •augarvu" room 
thetrial peri'Åj which a ßospectiVe monk must wait i 
'tation 
intu the lite 0t the moguøt«y. 
TANGARYO by Grahame Pe

 

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There is no charge for a sulscription to the Zen Center welcomes voluntary 
subscriptions of $2.00 a year to help meet publication expenses.

 

 

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1964 
MAY 
VOL. 111, 
NEWS 
4 
Our grateful thanks go to those Of you Who have so quickly With Contri— 
to help Zen Center meet its new financial Obligations. We have already receiv«l new 
pl«iges aul several taised pledges from old However. we are still a way from our 
gcal any help you can give us wilt apreciated. 
ONE-DAY SESSHIN EACH MO 
Zen Center has deciddi to hold 
instead of the 1-1/2 to 3-day ses 
day sesshins will at the us 
With 
meals. As always, everyone is we 
towards meeting costs 
THIS Moxrws SESSHIN 
The sesshin for this m 
attend. please sign the m Eh 
time on Saturday , the of s 
-day seeshin (peri«i Of concentrated m«iitation) each month. 
ns which have t*en held in the past every two months. The one- 
time of 5:45 a.m. and will continue throughout the day alternating 
inhin (walking meditation), lectures by Kevercud Suzuki, 
om e to arterxi. There is no charge for but contrib_itions 
$2 a fly a Fgeciated. 
ANNUAL ONE-WEE# 
The one 
SOTO ZEN BUDDHIST 
A Soto Zen Conf 
those from 
on Monterey Peninsula. 
has t*en sch 
NCE 
Dded 
m 
r.n tmrd on T 
EREY P 
.a.m. p.m. you plan to 
May 28, at least meal 
August 30. 
oups in 
urges alt who can to T 
room and EKjard at the Asilornar 
ities 
o, will held on Jute 6 and 7 at Asilomar 
ot SCRO Zen in America. 
s i sh-speaking people. 
.00 (total) for the two days pa 
There are also camping facilities nearby. meals alo 
will cost considerably less than the $13.00 charge for room 
driving. Sokoji iB a the trip. Reservations 
soon with Rev. on the sign-up sheet on the tulletin 
plac 
take the ENS, please on the tulletin now 80 that we can 
at the Conference. 
of you who are 
the 
made 
u plan to drive 
the I who will 
N)TEt There Will no Surxiay Service at Zen Center 7 tkcause Oi the ASilomar Conference 
no meetix* on June 6. Instead, the monthly will held on Saturday. Jul* 13. 
REVEREND ISHIGURO OMING TO SAN FRANKÄSO 
On July 2 Revetaxf Zen Master ani auth« The Scientifk Truth of Zen, will 
arrive in Francisccto remain until July 9 as the guest of SCRO Mission Zen CeNa. Rev. 
who was disciple or Zen Master Harada S'8aku, has assisting Dr. Koji Sato with his 
research IMO the meanil* of Zen from a ot view. Many of you may tr•familiar 
with Sato's work arout the effect or meditation on the waves 01 Zen Masters 
snxfeats.

 

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JUNE 1964 
JULY SESSHIN 
VOL. 111, NO. 5 
NEWS 
A one-day sesshin (period or concentrated meditation) will held on Saturday. July 18. tkgio- 
at 5:45 a .m. continui1V thro•out the day alternating 40-minute peri(As of Zazen kinhin 
(walki1V meditatior». lectures by Suzuki. and Everyone is welcome to attend. 
There is no charge sesshin. towards cost' (amxoximately $2 a day per 
person) are greatly 
ONE-WEEK SESSHIN 
The date or this year's sesshin has cnanged. Instead ot being held 
August 24 through August 39. it is now scheduled for August 10 t}vough August 16. 
X)OKS 
Will all those who have Sokoji li&ary please return them aa as 
possible Trunk you. 
YOYO 
Hoyo. the Festiva! F ail Au:esuu.. be €el&ated at Sokoji Temple by a ceremony 
at 2 p.m. on Sul*iay, July There lecture dut day.

 

The First Annual Soto Zen Conference - PDF

 

More from Grahame Petchey about his stay at Eiheiji

 

 

WB 64-06 September October

 

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VOL. Ill. 
NO. 
6 
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 
NEWS 
1964 
REVEREND SUZUKI'S TRIP 
On SeßerniM 21. Suzuki left for Chrntxidge. Massachusetts, to return 
28. This will his first trip across the United States. He wili visiting Mr. Mrs. 
Mitchell ami the (>mtridge sociation. 
O n Saturda y. 26 e was a one •da y sesshin comiucted by R ev Katagjri. 
There will a sesshin ou 
y nch 
KOREAN ZEN 
K yutg BO Seo. D.. Z Masto. A bix•t Of Pulguksa Professor at 
Kook Univasity visit«j us on ttvee He us stides of his very 
trautiful thousaui year old temple,.".•• Korean Zen does seem to 
differ from Jarunese Zen. 
GRAHAME'S LECTURE 
Grahame Petchey wilt-É;crure on W—åay evenir« Octorp:"' on the meaning of rituals aguj 
•ubeiji Monastery. 
be may show us slides frym a 
DRAWINGS 
we received 
ti drawirw 
Center 
Pain. 
DOSARTURES 
Stiegeiroeyet. etwourag• 
Joyous Raiost'.xrn. ot Such 
Pu•is a a od a ha stay in 
Hal auf Pam Fore 
may come by way r 
Joe Lorresti left tor Eiheiji S 
and JaB•nese culture. 
ki•s Temple. 
•Cay 
e W i Stay in 
etal 
studyitv 
Dan ami Gail Moore who have been sitting with us durirv the 
by Suzuki, ruve leit for protnbly a year in East (around 
mined stay in Mexico. We will miss the ot Hal. Pam. 
We hope they have gt»d gips- 
and who married 
aul Gall at the Center.

 

A Mountain Walk - Eiheiji in Japan Report from Jean Ross

 

 

 

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CENTER 
1881 BUSH STREET 
SAN FRANCISCO

 

 

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VOL. 
Ill, 
7 
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1964 
NEWS 
BISH0P YAMADA LEAVES AVERIC-A 
Bastu.jp Yamada. who has 01 the 
Soto Zen in America arrival here 
in the summer of left Javun ou Novem• 
to president Of Komazawa University 
theSOtO University in Tokyo. We ale very sorry 
left America. ct course ate ham•y 
that Komanwa Will have such fine president. 
The Bishop of Soto Zen in America Will 
Sumis vyesently Instructor Of 
the monks at SOJiJi Monastery. He 
arrive in America the Of year 
in LOS where Bishop Ya • 
mada was. 
ANNUAL JO-m-E SERVICE 
The anm•alJodoe service commemorating enlightenment Will 6. 
at P.M. in main hail Of *'koji Temple. 
NVEREND SUZUKI •s vtsrr TO 
While Revete•uj Suzuki was in the East in be saw the the New 
Fall he umtxidge, But even mote we•e 
his conversations with Mr. ard Mrs. Mitchell aul the merntrrs 01 the Camtxidge Ekiddhist Asso• 
Ciation from whom he the Buddhist movement on East Coast. When he returned 
gave us at Zen Ceruer a mamtM Of imeresting talks atmlt the trip. 
One they did decide was to tuve an annual 01k -week sesshin training in um - 
Reva eul SLÄJki. The has yet 
NEXT SESSHIN 
The rWXt one day Sesshin is Saturday, S, trginning at 5:45 a. m. 
is charge attemiir« you Wish to make a exFnses tun 
atKA1t $2. (X) a 
ZAZQ•a AT STANFORD 
Sunjki to coniucts rrunirv Zazen 6:30 
7:30 a.m. at &yaM Street. Palo Alto. Anyone is Welcome to join him in Zazeu there. 
(Tbur*lay at Zea CeMet is by Rev. Katagiri.) 
Zen Center 
1881 Bush Street . San Francisco 
Rev. Stunryu Sun*i • Fillmore 6-

 

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THE CENTER •S unARY 
F« •Ome time Zen to ii&ary ami —y to take care 
we are close to this. It a with glass dO«S 
is to it will be grotty amxeciat«i. 
NEWS 
Pat Roes. Dick Grahame Petchey are ail Jasunese this 
, We tuve poor cards from Joe LOFesti in Jacnn Stiqeimeyer in Gerrrüny, 
ZEN CEMtER •S FINANCIAL PROBLEMS 
Usually from month to mouth income trum pledges dotütions just tnreiy eOVers ex• 
ror the last four months income has been $30.00 to SISO.OO less than expenses. The 
major are helping support our two priests, contritRJtingtothe maintenance or the tÄJilding. 
the Wind Bell. 30 people jegularly support Zen Center by theu pl«iges. the major 
B»rtion of expense is tx»rne by only a few of these 30 mernt*rs. All of you can please keep up 
your pl«iges regularly. if each or you could cven raise y€nar pledge one, two. three doiiais a 
motth. it would help enormously. If any out would like to tEc0me 
like to make a comritwuon. trut also would aweciated (to a is neces• 
saty to contrit"te at least $10.00 ia it is to maintain a Center where all 
of you can m«ntate aul where the Dharma can Please betp us all you can.

 

A Monk's Day at Eiheiji by Grahame Petchey

 

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Newsletter 
Center wume NO.8 
December. 1964 
An nou ncemenfs 
HAPPY NEW YEAR 
One-thy Sesshin wilt held Saturday. Jant•ry9. 1965. It at a.m. 
in me early eveniq. come, 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECTURES 
The sehedule of gpeakers for the Wednesday evening lectues (7:30 p. m.) is aa follows: 
January 6th 
January th 
January 27th 
F 3rd 
R ever eut Suzuki 
Jean R 00' 
R Kat2giii 
R Suzuki 
Graham e ? etcbey 
Suzüi•• lecnzes are oa the Muset Subjects the into 
R.D. M. Shav the title 0t The Blue published Michael 
Ltd.. London. This a humired ko-an compit«l by (A.D. 9AO• 
1052). Whc an •Acvreciatory Word* to each A later Zen master, En-go Koku-gon 
(A.D. 135). his •Introductoty W '*ds• as a to The 
lecture Will deal *ith Subject 78 79. 
ELECTOX OF OFFICERS 
New officers for Zen Center will at to beld on Saugday. 
Fe&uary 6th at a.m. Atl Zen Center memtzs Wishing to shm:ld plan to this 
Nomirztio.s will open the positions ot vice •vesident. secretary, and treastrer. 
Ttree Of the nine trustee positions will also by a vote or the incurntmü Guntees; • 
nations tor these Are open trom the

 

Jean Ross on Jukai in Japan

 

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Zen Center 
1881 Bush street 
San Francisco 
RETURN REQUESTED 
Noo-PMd 
u. S. Postage Paid 
San 
NO. 8459

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
News 
NEXT SESSHIN 
The next one-day sesshin Saturday. March 27 
(Sesshin is an intensive pericxi of sitting meditation.) 
AFT ERN)ON SERVICE 
Volume tv No. 1 
February, 1965 
[rom S:4S a.m. uMil 0:30 p.m. 
The traditional Hoyo (Memorial Service 
held March 21 in the afternoon at 2 p.m. Thoe will be meditation that morning as usual at 
8 a.m.. there will no morning at 9 a.m. 
THE NEW BISHOP 
Bishop •rogen Sumi 14, the time 
Soto Zen Bishop of America. He the Nehane Service for Buddha's Nirvana. and 
arter the service there a welqpmiog We are lucky have this Zen Master in 
America a. 
RETURNING MEMBERS 
It looks like Norman and'Rit• 
1m 
Europe this summer. Norm get 
and Pam pore will returning lrorn 
Gerrnany in time 
in New Yors inJuly. 
the 01 A 
DEPARTURE 
Philip Wilson 
able to him in • 
m sh 
Eiiw 
Fragrisc 
lad that 
in 
co 
t. We wilt •ary 
øtudy 'u 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECTURES 
Schedule ot speakers tot the 
lectures (7:30 p.m.) is as 
March 3rd 
March 10th 
March 17th 
March 24th 
Revererxi Suzuki 
Jean Ross 
Suzuki 
R evaerui Katagiri 
arch 31st 
peil 7th 
14th 
21st 
Reverend Suzuki 
Reverend Suzuki 
Graham Petehey 
R Suzuki 
Reverexuj Suzuki's lectures are On the Subjects 00m the Hekigan Roku, translated into 
English by R.D.M. Shaw uruler the title Of The Blue Cliff Records. published by Michael Joseph 
Ltd.. Lotxiou. This a huuited ko-an Stories compil«.l by Set-cho Juken (A.D. 9bO• 
1052). add«l an 'Amxeciatory Word' to each one. A late Zen masta, En-go Koku -gon 
(A.D. 1063-1135). his •Introductory Words' as a kirui ot Preface to each Main Subject. 
Zen Center / 1881 Bush Street / San Francisco / Fl 6-7540 / Rev. Shunryu Suzuki

 

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@6giMing Fgtut 
last Of seM us to a fund Zen CeMer. At the 
General Meetitv. Fetyuaty 6, we discussed this matter at length. It is not clear at the 
time exactly how such a fund will spent: whether to a monastery or training center in the 
mountains. to 01 buy a Center in San Francisco (the present tnjildiug will no 
down as of the renewal plans for the area), to contritn•te to the tAiilding 
furnishing Of the Zealo Hall) ar•i litrary in the new temple that Will 
the regulat congregation ot Sokuji. Of We may that we wili do an tiu•ee. 
Anyway. the moræy Will sav«j to meet the expenses Of maintaining Zen instruction in 
America. 
Our plan at IXesetü is to ask an merntk•rs to a month to this 
Which in a sav accoura. We Start away. Please help us. 
The Zen 
now then it might to descrit:w what Zen Cento is. 
The Center was formed so that we could meditate and study With Reverend Suzuki. so that 
a place could for •ditation instruction (we to the 01 the 
to the maiMenance 
• t*lildirv, as Well as to holding Sesshins, the Wimj 
etc So that contritxati would tax Trustees officers are elected to 
tha t these ons are carried that i s ly matuged. 
200. (X) 
197.08 
'67.80 
571.21 
02.72 
37.75 
206.58 
155. 56 
293.55 
for 
Our irrume 1964 was, 
A summary of 
can Seco o' 
co 
Ad 
priests am] iruiividuals 
maintenance 
ed is given A 
4.7 
or Zen Certec were 
was $52.33 as Of 31st. The t 
$1,157.90. 
The 1963 
1963: 
Total 
Net brome 
Total As gets 
s,6iS.82 
3,322.29 
1.'05,57 
Tina I brome 
I Expe:txlitures 
Net Income 
Total Assets 
S 3,880.79 
3.066.SJ 
214.26 
812.04 
- -Grainme 904 
With the Of officers at the 6th the Old year Officiagy came to a close 
a new year tkgan for Zen Cent«. 
LOOki1V 1964 marked a year transiti•» • Of loss gain Of us here in 
Refrin Yamada left to become Besident ot Kurnamwa (the Soto 
University in Japan. In spite or bis heavy schedule Yamada to fimi the time tu 
come •u Frarrisco to lead some out sesshins. We shall keenly miss these visits. 
we wish him COMinuiug success in his tesponsibilities in Japan. His replacement as Bishop 
Of Zen in America and head of the Soto Mission in LOS Angeles is Bishop Togen Sumi. 
Highlight or the yea( was the arrival minin Katagiri from EiheiJi Monastery 
in (o an assistam 'Niest to Reweterxi Suzuki at *Aoji Temple Zen . His warmth. 
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continuing inspiration us. We hope this is his many years in Sao 
1964 was also a oi growth. surticuiarly evident at the Zen Conference 
Asilomar August. Binging together metntMs ati ever the Wes' Coast. tins conference 
review«l rhe auf 'resent. and suggestemj guidelines for Soto Zen Buddhism in As Bishop 
Yamada pointed out. the most important issue of this meeting Was the reaffirmation zazen as (lie 
t•sis of Buddhist life. 
In September Reveretxf Suzuki visited Mr. auf Mrs. Mitchel aiki the Baddhist Asao ̶#8226; 
ciatiun in Camtxldge. Massachusetts. The trip txough:t into contact oldest pact 
atsi resulted in fresh insights as to some of the pruNems 01 Zen in 
He had much the earnestness situ-erity of the urntx•dge Association. 
Here at home we have had some int«estirg additions to the W«inesday night lecture schedule. 
tktsides RevetetKI Suzuki's talks on the Blue Cliff Records, we also have lectureb by 
Katagiri. and Jean Ross ami Grahame Pctchey, who have been to Eiheiji Monastery in Japan. 
Zen Center uruierwent several (Kganimtional changes during the year. The oid classiticatioi' 
0t "associate" "active" rnemtrrs was replaced by the single 0' • •mender. 
merntx•r not, anyotK' may join us for meditation lectures. a merntx•i means 
yeAå are aNe to help these activities. A at $10.00 a year is rotuued 
you wish to a please see SUZUki a pledge 
Other sign" uf growth were evident in an enlarged improved format the which 
also for the time published photographs, including a whole EV•ge on the August session. 
bi-monthly sestduns ot 1-1/2 to 2 days were dr0iFI in favor or a monthly sesshin lasting only one 
day. Betty Warren was put in charge or organizing the kitchen starf (or the session 
meals. The close 01 the year the actual teginmng 01 u Of 
or Temple marked out a of tooks. More Zen 
linidhism are arui any you arc able to contrit»te will much amuec'ate•d, 
At the Feigunry 6th meetirv. Jean Ross was elected ptesident replacing Phillip Wilson; Grahan.e 
Petchey replaces Warren as vice-president; Mike Dixon is treasurer Graharne. 
Irene Horowitz, our new member from the First Zen Institute New York City, takes over the job 
seccetary from Trudy Dixon. From all Of us. thanks to old officers for a job in managing 
Airairs ot Zen Center. Welcome to the new officers tua new year the guidance 
Reverenj Suzuki. whom to the Sutu Sect) We owe a dctg of gratitude which cans»t 
in words. 
- -Tnxiy Dixon. Secretary '904

 

Takuhatsu at Eiheiji by Grahame Petchey

 

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Aft: TAIJI KIYOKAWA 
Layout EAST WIND PRIXrERS

 

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ZAZnq AN) LECIURE SUIEDULE 
Moulay through 
zazen 
Afternoon zazen 
5:45 - 6:45 a.m. 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Satuday 
Sutxiay 
Zazen 
(except Wednesday) 
Lecture Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 
5:45 - 
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
— 10:00 a.m. 
M)TE: No zazen on dates containitv a 4 9 (exc• Sumiay when there is always uzen). No 
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NEWSLETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
SAYONARA TO MRS. SUZUKI AND PHILLIP 
V01urne IV No. 2 
April. 1965 
A party" held at the Kwong's on Match 2(kh Suzuki 
Wilson. who are leaving this month ror Japan. As well as visiting her home, Mrs, Suzuki 
some Japanese Americans from San on a temple tour 01 Japan. Phillip. 
was ixesldent of Zen Center last year. plans to enter Eitieiji Monastery as a monk a stay 
Of at least a year. 
Entertainment at the was various merntkrs of Zen Center. •the highlight 
or the was a puppet 01 hatul•made lhjppets dramatizing L'ddhist 
story 'Assed on by To-tun FraEisco. 
HANAMATSURI CEREMONY , 
The Inmaal celetration of was held on Sunlay. April 4th. with the 
traditional Parade awl H 
gatiun as well as Of Zen 
"tb a Statue ot 
Ceremonies at SokoJi Temple. The Japanese curve• 
'Blticipated in the parade in which a white wooden 
tuck WAS around the Japanese area. The 
Ceremony in the main lotto. 01 singing auf dancing by pupils Of SOk0ji 
Surxlay School. a bimem 
s of SokoJi Fujinkai. 
ZEN 
I i trary With a s man 140 
_ Thank* t 
many can 
donatiog. 
t. 2CÅ), religion 
whethe a 
tr•ry Icony 
of the Main H 
ZEN WDD 
The Of Miss H 
3rd. at 
1:00 p.m. in On 
many 
in wishirv them 
WEDNESDAY NGHT LECTURE SCHEDULE 
l«tures (7:30 p. m. is tentatively as 
Of the 
April i 4th 
April 21st 
April 28th 
Grahame Petchey 
Suzuki 
R Katagiri 
May 
May 12th 
May 19th 
May 
RevereiKi Suzuki 
Jean ROSS 
g ever etui Suzuki 
R evetetu:l Katagiri 
For Last charwes please check the tÄilietio txard outside the or cali 
SOkOji 6-7540).

 

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VISIT FROM SACRAMENTO 
Oa Saturday. fifty ttw• Ojutc:h 
Temple on a pilgrimage the Ikiddhist Temples in Francisco. Many 
memtrrs Of Zen Center were on to greet them. tiw•y were served tea and given 
Reverenl Suzuki. 
NEXT 
one-day sesshin Saturday, S:4S a.m. 
6:30 p.m. (Sesshiu an intensive period Of Situng meditation), 
Zol 
The is [tom the newsletter IWW published by the Japanese congregation 0/ 
01 SOKOJi Temple. It was written by George Hagiwara. Ctuirman Of Ot Mauagers or 
Soto Zen Mission. We at Zen •re grateful to the memtw•rs Zen Whose 
in the h."e in this At t«iay. 
SEN SHIN 
thirty years ago in ttw or 1934 SKAO name 
to a 
Temple. Tiut year was 
cleub pup. This 
lud •Zen Ik•ddhi'ts 
enablai H everetxi i sobe to 
uwish sytugogue in San 
The Zen Temple i. in tater yean the incorporatu.i 
as the 
of San 
e a teach e'. 
teaching uf Zen. R Ot 
SokOJi WeM through 
trying yea's. tAit the i memis•o• 
th they' 
ro enjoy atteMing t*w• 
1 mnng 
Originally Reverend had 
the hope 
eluewhere. He was successful in Zen Temples HA wan. A ngeies. 
in San Francisco, When he saw Out Sokoji •r 
several to 
to . 
te establi"hc-d, 
uf Zen. 
was idle five years. due io the interruption Of World War O/ the 
efforts of the old Who Were in Relocation Centess. to 
collect the imiiding, Sokoji is stun bete. The War in tu•IS the 
to San the Relocation Center.. immediatety memeets started 
Temple maxe to the am' Zen 
A.st 1964, Sokoji Temple the thirtieth year Ot Its 
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Editor: RICHARD BAKER 
through Friday 
Assistant Editor; TRUDY DIXON 
ZAZD4 LECTURE SCHEDULE 
Morni1V zazen (meditation) 5:45 - 0:4S a. m. 
zazen 
(Excel* W«lnesday) 
Lecture W «inesday 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 
Scusiay 
Lecture 
Are TAIJI KIYOKAWA 
s:as - 
a.m. 
8:00 - a.m. 
9:00 
- 10:00 a.m. 
tOTE: No zazen on dates containing a 4 Or 9 Sunday when there is always uzen). No 
Azen on Wednesday afternoon or lecture in evenirv). 
Zazen held trum 0:30 - 7:30 a.m. at &yant Street, Palo every •nucsday

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
NEXT SESSHIN: 
Volume IV No 3 
April, 1965 
The date the sesshin Saturday, May 29th. trovn S:4S a.m. 
6:30 p. m. luwh Will ( ib an 
0t mantation.) 
WEEK bas tu on July 
WORLD FEDERALIST TO VISIT ZEN CENTER: 
Bistop Sogen Asahina, Abt»t Of Engakuji Morustery, Kamakura. head Of the 
Zen Sect in Japan, is the opening speaker at the Xllth of World 
01 (WAWF) to held in San Frarx;isco from Jut.• to June 
vgorninent scientists thinkers thremghout the world, the purpose 
movement ib to reorganize League Of Nations ordo to establish 
World government arx•li8h an armaments and war. headquarters Of the WAWF 
the Hague, Nethetlands. 
The JavAnese Of the WA WF was establishej in 1963. Hi •nup Sus•ea• 
•as made With two utile' leadiq Japanese &KKlhistb •s 
are Kosho Abtxjt Of Hogwanji Temple, Kyoto oi the Shinsho 
'Yimate Of the sect and president 'he 
Association. 
Bishop Asahina wili visit Zen on June 19th 2:00 p.m. Auyo•e to 
him bee at this rime. 
FROM YAMADA -HOSHI: 
Reiriu Yamada -Roshi, t.mnetly Bishop of Soto Zen in Amelica with headL 
in Los Alveles. was sxesident of Kumanwa Univetsity. Toiyu. yea. 
In hi. recem speech •t the c«emooies there, he stressel the imp"taoce ot 
at the 
Zazen was also the ot a discussion Yamada •Hoshi had Ceylonese 
to Japan duriJV the latter's recent Visit to Komazawa. They talked at»ut ways 
clarify the ida of which is commonly tNt misteadtrvly translated as "meditation. 
They to the ties Ceylon The 
to «ganize a trip to historical 
in Ceylon. 
TRANSLATION m PROCESS: 
pro&ss« Reihi Masumga. Litt.. Ptotessoc ot Aidin.ist ani History 
at Komauwa is at W'Ak on the translation luto Of 
the Of 01 the Soto Sect Oj Zeo 
Part Of hia work has amieared in a book entitled The Soto Zen. 
the Layman &xMhist Society Pics. cuttently out

 

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Sumki tæemly receiv«i a letter trom Professor 
to devc*e his life to the translation of this of such importance to Soto Zeu 
stuients. We American students are extrernely grateful to Professax Masunaga his 
D%en in 
•REVEREND HASHIMOTO APPOINTED SEIDO± 
•u Reverui has ill six months. as. new bett«oand io March 
to Eiheiji MorB8tery to taccemvhis apl.»intrnent as,Seid0 
At Fesent he i' lectures on the 'Shot»genzo. 
vgrr FROM VIETNAMESE PRIEST: 
In Reverexi Suzuki, Reverend Katagiri and Irene met lunch with 
M.A.. Ph.D.. Of Vietnam. Dr. Thien-an is a priest, as well 
as Dean, Faculty of Letters, at Van-Hanh University and Professor. Faculty of Letters, at 
Saiion University. 'He came to the States with a Catholic priest from VietMm 
ip order to lecture in New York, Colorado SIXings. amt Los Arveles. 
—ks excellent English and Japanese. When he met Revereml Katagiri. 
both amazed to that they had classmates at Komazawa Univasity 
• in Jarnn.- Thién-an that there is much interest in Zen in Vianam. even 
though at this time all sects are unit«i into one Church. He present«i two books on 
in the Vianamese as gifts to Zen Center litrary. Dr. Thien-an will rettrn to 
the United States in the and at that time will Visit Zen Ceyer 
to practice zazen with 
u' te lecture Vietnmese &.M1ism. 
KOREAN ZEN MASTER BACK IN SAN FRANCISCO: 
Dr. B) Seo. Korean Zen master and scholar, is tnck in Are aft« 
months at Columbia Univasity in New York auditing classes 01Berving 
Am«iean «iucatioml He is now doing this at the Univasity of California, 
and fontinuirv his study of Dr. Seo hopes to remain in the United States for one 
yea&hile writing a history of Korean from the nineteeNh century to the Besent. 
lasi summer he slides at Zen Center of the trautiful temple in Kyong Ju, of 
whiéh he is Abbot. During May he is couiuctirv classes with the Neo-Dharma 
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WESAK SERVICE HELD: 
On May 16th." Zen Ceitet in the annual Wesak Service ptesented by the 
ot the Dharma at the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco. This service. 
by the world ova, commemorates birth, enlightenment, uansitiun intu 
nirvana ot 
NEW BOOKLET OF st.rrRAsn 
While at Eiheiji, OratnmePetchey eompikd a book of sutras, which he Kao 
made 'imo a and Pat Herteshoft the •teneils 
Reveretxl Katagiri edited them. We especially thank Reveremi Price of the Hume 01 the 
Dharma the use or hi' duplicating machine. 
OF ZAZEN AVAILABLE: 
Fifty copies of the Way of Zazen Fujimota -Hoshi have ik•en 
Chm&idge is very helpful for beginners uf Ozen 
Copies are available trom Zen Center at each. 
"EASURER'S 
that expawes were $8.76 higher than the income tile 
month. Pinse keep ycnjr pl«ws up. A account has twen Zen 
as plaun«i at the Feisuary meeting. Memtus. don't fo•get your .00 
donation to ke• this growingl Money may tr txought the monthly 
meetirvs. given directly to the ueasurer. Mike Dixon. Bit in the contrit»tlon 
the ( With an envelope or slip of l»per markirv it the Fund ) 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECTURE SCHEDULE: 
of speakers the W«inesday evening lectures (7:30 p. m . ) is as foliuwo: 
May 19th 
May 26th 
June 2ui 
June 9th 
R everend Suzuki 
R evererxi Katagiri 
R ev«etxf Suzuki 
Petchey 
June 16th 
June 23rd 
June 3(hh 
Reverend Suzuki 
Reverend Suzuki 
ßeve•end Kat.gin 
last minute in speak«s, please check the outside the 
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LECTURE IN PALO ALTO AND REDWOOD cxry: 
to MO Alto •t a.m. •t 
IOOS Alto. Mt—warts be gives a talk. 
T"g.day eveai. be goes to City a m«iitatiou give a 
the Sutra of 6th Pauiarch at 849 City. 7:30 p.m. 
may atteui the« , 
æRRELEY ZAZBN A x:nmz.rryt 
Suzuki is a puce in 
IEt1ge in the arty Late peterably Motoy• Tue*iays. 
In knovø a srivne any •mali r«ym available 
him. bim Cent—. S. 6•7Su». 
s«vice• by Sunki on tor 
Mrs. mvid to our as Hazel She was fatally 
injur«i in an automoMle Zen 
exsxess couioleoces to the tamily. 
THE PURPOSE OF ZEN CENTER: 
TEW Center was formal so that we ccxaid meditate aui study with Revereui Suzuki. so that 
a place maintainai ami instruct"n (we contritNte toth to the 
Of the to the of the well as to Ses•hixg. 
t'be Wiui etc.). •o that tax daiuctiNe. Trunee 
are to see mee ar curial the is 
SEDRTER WINDBELLS: : 
Because Of the difficnity ot compilixu lengthy Wilxi mataial in time to g« the 
news to readers every motgb. now plans to reserve lotver articles rot 
0" issue.

 

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ZAZQ/ LECIURE SO{EDULE 
Friday 
S:" - 6:45 a.m. 
Att«noon mzen 
Leture 
5:30 „6:30 p.m. 
7:30 - p.m. 
SuÜy 
5:45 - 10:00 a.m. 
8:00 - a.m. 
9:00 
No a 9 Sumiay when there always uzet». NO 
0t IEtue in . 
held 6:30 • 7:30 a.m. at LOOS &yant Street. Palo Alto. ev«y Thursday 
trom 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at 849 Pulm Stret. City. ev«y Ttuar*iay evening.

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
News 
WEEK SEss1iiN BEGINS JULY 26: 
at cet 
Volume IV No 
The annual Week sesshin. •v 
26. Each day's schedule Will include 
meditation). a With fifteen- minute 
(work 
each Excel' 
(m«titatiun hail). 
There IS charge sessh•n. ate welcome 
(winch are about , 00 a day 
to sleep at tbc• make 
Reverend Suzuki plan to tying bed' # "It iclesr 
Bishop ogen Sumi, Whu replaced 
•San last yea' as head 
America. plans to come 
"geles to tg• 
give instruction and 
Many leaders have read to tinre in 
hand experiexre of i,tandard Jules may give 
picture 'be of ses 
are 
t guise planning A" 
these 'u 
'hi. spit". 
thliiog sessbin 
Keep silent 
Whea 
shou 
H emove shoes 
Please see the 
imut 
h activ 
shou 
e enter i 
gram on th 
"edit 
owing: 
ma 
and IOU 
wide 
shoes t 
ows t he 
-duce in the 
butnidö 
Stamf for t-Äjwing amt •I 
When walking about the IRIild. 
et•n 
L arty out th 
sesshl• 
kinbin (the shashu hard with he 
left thumb.) 
haruls •n the same 
right uvev 
Women in sesshin help to wash dishes, 
kitchen. Warren. Who is in charge Ot 'he kitchen. let you know when 
The kitchen should left the etnraace 
serving amt Of 
Cate should taken keep a 
it bet'" cups down 
It is the custom to eat you. you 
next meal. please let the kitchen 
After meals. carry your tray to the kitchen. the zelulo [tuuugh anotju.•i 
ituough Which the trays are out.

 

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OB)N FESTIVAL. OßERVED: 
Omn Hoyo was beld at SokoJi Temple on July 11th. Ot»n is a 
Which are 'Aid to These 
play an imBKtant in spiritual 
saved the SokOJi Fujiokai, 
WORLD FEDERALIST SPEAKS AT ZEN CEMrER: 
EiJi Kawai. touruier of the World Association oi World Federalists Secretary-General oi 
the All Committee the World Peace Festival. was the guest speaker at Zen Center 
even". June 23rd. 'be week-lotu annual meetirg 01 the WAWF hese i" 
San He the One government as 
of worW also the impxtarre of trr for rece through *actiee Of 
—zen in Zen 
Prominent Of many With the WAWF. 
ZEN CENTER LIBRARY DONA WELCOMED: 
Zeo Center Lityary thanks tor the Of We 
Would •ISO tile to that in to Circulation '0 many 
check«i are due tuck in Ogee 
WEEKLY LECTURES: 
Lectures are givea twice Zen eV«y 
morni1V at 9 a.m. am' every at 7:30 p.m. with Reverelv:l 
Xatagiri guest slwakers). 
The topics 0t Revereml S*•• 
s«mon: 7. 
y mocaiag 
ledge. " Chas*er 
on st'_ries the Hekigan 
tveu from •s last 
• on Many 
as 
W V evep. 
Blue cuff R ec«ds) 
. The curr 
The o 
July 7 
n collection or one sh 
ubjecrs are 88 89. 
ror the commixg Wednesdar even* 
- Suzuki 
July 2 t • ' 
Suzuki 
July 28 • sess 
- Revereuf Kavgiri 
RJSINESS MEETING: 
The August 7 at am. , fol 
Saturday mornitv nzen. 
NUCLEAR PHYStasr SPEAKS AT ZEN CENj•ER 
Sakae m.cleal 'hysicist 'rotessor at Kyc*o University. Japan. was the 
guest speaker at Zen on July 7th- Takit« time trom a heavy sch«iule oi lectu.es 
conference. at L.awretre Radiation Latuatory. other .ciennlic cetuers in 'be 
u,' on the relation Of Zen 
He said that amA ail the wcgks of literature philosophy Of 
the West, 'be Shotx»genzu, by century Of Soto Zen Buddhist sect. 
has the most foe the spiritual life or man. He was 
by or the concepts of time. 
Dr. Shimizu plans to visit scientific the country Of U.S. State 
Deprtmeot) aroual to Novemtn. 
GRAHAME PETCHEY RETURNS TO JAPAN: 
Petchey. Vice-President Zen mouths in 
Mowgtery in 1963, plans to return to the mornstery to contim..e his Ottujy. This time Gratume 
Will take his Wife. Pauline. (2•i/Z years), arg' Julia (Il months). 
his mother. in-taw, Mrs. Julia Laurin. on August 8, tot a year's stay in Javnn. Mrs. Petchey, 
Mrs. L.mgiu, the two chikbeu wilt live rrar XycRo while Grahame 8b Eiheiji_ 
Over the a at evenit« lectures in have 
enjoyafA.rume•s accounts ot first visit to Eileiji. We will miss Petcheys very 
much. to of Stay in 
The Ot Zen Center to the anonymous donor Of one dollars 
given in memory Of Mrs. Reed. the uses to the 
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NEWSLETTER OF ZEN CENTER 
REM)WNED ZEN MASTER DIES: 
Volume 
August. 190b 
Hashimoto-Roshi Of Hokyoji Temple in Fukui vv•ssed •Way ai age 76 
was the authority on Dogen Zetvi's Shot»genzo. and strict way had big 
the Soto Zen School. 
Official funeral services Will held on August 28 in Fukui, Zen Cento-I's 
sesshin, on that day, Will be dedicated to Hashimoto-Ros'". 
HEAD OF SOTO SCHOOL PLANS SEITEMBER vtsrr; 
Archbishop Rosen Takashina, prirnate the Soto Zen in 
Cisco SeptemIEr 2tKi gn his way to Ikazil ty eelebate the tenth anniversary the 
Of Soto Headquarters in San Paulo. 
He will b: accompanied by Shuich Soto Official under 
Reverend Junko Sase ar«i Burv•n Hasegawa. 
Takashina.Roshi will lead services the ancestors of the memtk•rs oi Sokoji at" Zen 
Friday. 3rd, p.m. the 01 Sokoji Temple. the 
'Arty Will a ISO able to address us in their tri el San . 
SUPPORT OF ZEN CENTER: 
From time to time Zen cuntritÄJtions from 
scattered throughout the WOK". At rimes we' learned that some Of these 
were little able to afford yhich ey Many thanks to Euro"e, 
North South America ant We a your Concern iot the supputt well • 
tizing of the Center. 
However, the syp 
IS hete in toe uy 
necessary 
the Center fairly ree y , it i 
exlknses Of the Ce 
all of medi 
trary , attemi ing u res ev 
amour* of at least 
al dollars 
atfcrd. It is better to make this 
ror a pt«ige card. 
er I upon the regulac contribuuuu. oi 
fat we ale 
each mont9. 
n t that y and a 
some of the o' 
tige should one -bided. 
a ctice. 
if only a 
_ Thea 
tion a 
. Anyo meditatixw. the 
Um es We 
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The recent annual -week sesshia 01 extetkied m«litation) was perhavs 
long sesshin we have ever had. Each get a little at how to run 
This year the difficult BONem Oi the kitchen was in a highly ellective 
Betty Warren aryl Bill Kwong. They the kitchen bad t»th men atxl women 
at sres.ring, serving auf cleaning-up. 
Still the '*Oblems of silence, 01 walking 01 Of WOtking 
have not There complete during the eatile week the eesshin. 
those who at the temple during the week, there should no talking even duriaw the 
nighttime The only talkitv should the immediate carrying out oi *Orne gurt or the 
sesshin. for example the location of a mop Work a question arising in the course 
meal rves•ration. It is lurticularly imlx»rtant for those lorv•time mernircs to yet the example. 
newcomers Will naturally 100k to them tot the proc«iures to follow. Sometimes a sigpoc 
sigtul Ot some kind Will serve instead words. It is a very interesting eXTk•rience to go one 
Week Without talking. Try it one full day at the next day •s sebShin 28th). 
y on your cushion any position during every peri"j 
it is t*tter 
m«fitatiou. rather than to rest or Sm in Some Other room. From one view. sesshin is a kind 
experiment in freeirw oneself from ituai ideas Of s luce time. a nd for this it is Co 
restrict oneself in time by on your cushion each scheduled sitting 
You Will have other ideas Ot the to of closely the 
'Xocedure. 
Smoking should limited to the land 
VMiods. Please smoke only 00 the. *teoay. 
t i N not c to tb e newcomers 
Work a 
what work there is to 
p. Wc should nave 
to done 
iocauoo,s or 
SESSHIN LECIURES 
A some of 
still much 
Reverend Katagiti to lead 
He arrival from Los Arveles 
sitting a year or two mt*e tiiuæ. 
en are 
are or 
Reverend Suzuki 
Also n 
Soto' Zen in 
shin. 
iven twice ditty Mol y throg*Giday) 00 the 
This year, Reverent Suzuki •s 
chology),' am 
(rom religion with science (in particu 
(especially ethics). Zen io inimical to science, it hab it •n Iosophy. 
quated with either. Revereu3 Suzuki reit that a clarification of th 
was 
important in view or the many questions receM1y rais«i with respect to ISO, tEcause of the 
in the Weat to think ot religion in mcxaiistic 0t ethical 
Bishop Sumi spoke on What is the teal mankimi. With the and conflict 
everywhere much in evidence, this question is or central importance in lives. Zen teaches u' 
that the search mogt Within. B«ihidharma trought this truth from India to China in the 0th 
ceMruy A. now it has come 5.000 mites across the pacific. Shabrnuni 
discover«l the way to overcome suffering, is Other than yourself. "When you 
trust yourself, " Bishop said, • •then the Zeo way is the life for all Of 
No summary can convey the spirit ot these speakers. All of the sesshiu lectures were taped ani 
are in the possibly to ßiured as a small 
NEXT ONE-DAY ZAZEN; 
held At.•upt 28th. at a.m. 
EAsr ZAZEN: 
Thank' to 'he or Gilrnan Other friends, there Will now tegular 
in the East Mr. Gilman is renovatitW a small room an 
shop on Avenue one block act'*S the line Oaklarxf - an ideal location 
accomm«iatirv and Oakland melitators. rust peri•Äf Of mzen witl held 
Septemtn 13th from to a.m. at 6052 College Agenue. Please 00 time. 
this firet pet REI, entrance Will through the door of the antique shop, Which cannot 
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Meanwhile Mr. Gilman can use any help in 
any or you in the East in San Fratriseu will t.• able give • 
pione Gilman. S•786i, 
with him. 
NEW LOCATION FOR PENINSULA z-AZEN: 
A' moøt 01 you k.m»w, the Of Zen Cernei is 00 
in LOS Altos. Tbe lcx:ation Thursday morning zazen (0:00 
the tesideoce 01Marion Deity, 746 Univeruity Avenue. Los Altos: by 
way. thanks to the Peninsula group contritmtiunsi 
FtR*DS - REVEREN) KATAGiRl AND A NEW ZENDO: 
Anyone Who Would tike to help wife 
States this Fail should a marked this 
This idea spontaneously people 
Five tea dollars everyone go a long way 
The svecial is the Which has already 
time. Its Will made cleat by the iuilowing tae's. Thew 
year•s week-sesshin. Our Suesem Zemlo sixteen places 
the walls. There is additional places on the we 
thin gun mats. Although mute can fitted onto the central section ot 
tx•comes nearly impossible to Walk the kyosaku 
twenty-eight places for zazen in the Zeuio itself. 
Thanks to the Javx•nese congregation to the Concerted effort uf 
an additional place to meditate was on a ot the auditorium 
accomnuyla(e the overflow during this yea"b yesbhin, the crowded condition Wab 
everyone gathered 'o walki•g file 
coom•. the.e vas havdly enough room i'*lividuals. the 
sesshins contimje to At the same rate. year Will 
at 'be • sesshint 
woblem IS only occurs 
when there mote than twenty zazen itself may gu up to thirty 
tbiy year. It is cleat that Zen a rew Zeulu. 
make a to help phos. it to 
Zen Centes. in an enve10V* mark«j Foul." Some ate 
AK) a month On addition to their pledges). The initial plan to 
the monthly t:Aisiness meetirgs. since this is unreliable. it may tu 
donation With your piaige check Just make clear for the treasure' •b 
goes where. 
TRANSLATOR •ro usrr AMERICA: 
Reiho Masuauga. o' uf 
Tokyo, Wilt arrive in San Francisco in Sep(emixa un way tb.,• 
nth of Historians ot Neligiou beld this year at 
Masunaga is Bese•nty the mammoüi the 
Ot Of the S•AO Zen 
KAPLEAU'S 100K AVAILABLÆ: 
A Copy Ot Philip Kapleau•s new The Pillars Of Zen. recently 
WAS by the auth'Ä to •Zen Center's liWacy. The will published 
Harper aruj ROW in January. Mr. Kapie•au said if any Of Reverend Suzuki •r' 
like a Copy then, he would to send them one flum Japan a' U.S. "j 
$6.9S by sea mail. you copy by add $3.50 extra to the 
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LmARY NEWS: 
Many thanks to the unknown dorutor Of a glass«i-in tx»ok-ease. two armchairs. a 
triple lamp set for the litraryl The book-case arrived just in time to meet the need or an exparxiing 
collection. Since our present litrary stuce is too small for the chairs, they will temporarily 
used elsewhere to help furnish an in anticirztion of the Falt arrival 
Of Reverend Katagiri•s wife son). 
There are a great many t»oks overdue. return them, don't forget to cross your 
mme off the list. 
WSINESS MEETINGS: 
The tusiuess meetirv sch«iuled Ior Saturday, August 7th, was postponed until August 21st. 
The date ot the SelRember t*JSiness rne«i1V will post«l on the ujiletin 
WEDNESDAY EVENING SCHEDULE OF LECTURES: 
The schedule of speakers for the coming W«inesday eVenings is: 
August 25 
1 
- Reveremi Katagiri 
Reverend Suzuki 
Sev*ernber 8 — Jean Ross 
Ser*ernber 22 
SeptemtM 29 
Reverend Suzuki 
— Reveretxl Suzuki 
- Revereul Katagiri 
Olatwes in the sch«iuLe occur. We are hoping, instance, that Professor Masuxuga will 
find time to speak to us during his Septernt*r visit. 
(X)RRECIION OF JULY WIND BELL: 
It was stated in the last Wirgi Bell that Master Suzuki would translate explain the Main 
Subject or the Blue Cliff Records NO. 86. of Our policy, which alterrntgs shorter 
news issues with the longer article issues. Master Suzuki's conclusion to NO. 86 will not apsEar 
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Motxiay through Friday 
zazen (meditation) 
Afternoon zazen 
(Exces* 
Lecture W «ineeday 
5:45 - 
6:45 a.m. 
S:3W- 6:30 p.m. 
7:30 
- 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday 
Sumiay 
Zazen 
Lecture 
5:45 
• a.m. 
- 10:00 a.m. 
NorE: NO zazen an dates containing a 4 9 (except Sutuiay when there is always mzen). 
zazen on Wednesday afternoon (because of lecture in . 
Zazen is held from 6:00 - 7:30 a.m. at 746 University Avenue. Los Altos, ev«y Thursday morning. 
from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at 849 Palm Street, City, every Thursday evening. 
Starting on September 13th. zazen will held each Monday morning morni1V from 0:00 - a.m. 
at 6052 College Avenue in Oaklatui.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY EVENNG OF LECTURES: 
The schedule ut is: 
3 
10 
R evÜeai Suzuki 
17 
24 
Suzuki 
Ratagiri 
NEXT ONE-DAY SESSHIN: 
The next one-day sesshin will held on Saturday, Novemtrr 13, at 5:45 a.m. 
RETURNIW MEMBERS OF ZEN CE>TER: 
Ncrman Rita Stiqetmey« Hat Pam from 
to Euros• where they have and tot the 
Gale Mo«e have from place East wh«e they inve the 
Last year. 
BERKELEY ZAZEN: 
Zazen cuaetice in every from S:4S to 6:45 a.m. on 13. 
Rm Suzuki goes to Rm Kangiri San 
thanks to Gilman, at 052 Collqe 
Avewe. Please join us. 
ADDRESS a-IANGES: 
Please notify us imm«liatety when your address Each Witxl that is coots 
8$ atxi this amounts to a fair amoum with each issue. Algo please include Zip 
the Post Office is to require it.

 

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Editcr: BAKER Ass't. Editors: ROBERT COVE, TRUDY Art: KIYOKAWA 
Daily meditation (nun) weekly lectures open to the public are by Zen Master 
Rev. Shunryu Suzuki Rev. Katagiri. 
Los . 746 Uruv«sity 
through Friday 
—-945 - 
MEDITATION 5:30 - 
W&Oy) 
LECTURE 7:30 - 
MEMTATION 
MEDITATION 
LECTURE 
6:45 a.m. 
6:30 p.m. 
p.m. 
5:45 - a.m. 
8:00 - 
9:00 a.m. 
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
6:00 - 7:30 
City 
. 849 Palm 
7:30 - 8:30 
' 6052 College Aveæe 
MoÜy 5:45 - 6:45 
Note In San Francisco there is no &tes a 4 
thae always meditation lecture).

 

 

WB 65-07 November-December

 

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News 
Existentialism Zen - lecture by Reiho Masanaga 
October Sesshin Lectures Morning lecture by Rev. Katagiri 
Early afternoon lecture by Rev. Suzuki 
Late afternoon lecture by Rev. Suzuki 
Meditation and Lec 
We are very pleas«i to announce that 
Old son. Yasuhiko. have lly co to the 
meeting them. Rev. Katagiri 
Street from Sokoji in an a 
the week sum m 
toward tringing Mrs. Katagiri 
Bell last week Zen 
here 
t'xeå*p es 
era I 
to Sa 
ble to 
nk all 
tagiti•s wife. Tomoe, and lour year 
St*es. We h@ve all looked forward to 
s. They are now livirv across the 
ptarted gontritNting some extra nuney 
The idea was announced in the 
a check for $300 to help with 
helped in any 
the expenses or gett 
ERNIE MARRIES 
November 19 
Members were invit 
their new 
ettled. 
Dav in 
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lease.) 
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LIBRARY INVENTOR€ 
Please return all Center li 
week or Jarwary. 31 
NEXT ONE-DAY SESSHIN 
for an 
1965. NO sesshins 
The next oue-day sesshin be Saturday, 
urgit 
EIG DRUM 
We have decided to bay a large drum from Japan. It will cost atx»ut $400.00 witn 
There area of thirws like this needed (next a big tkll). We ate 
to aftcxd them one at a time. The Of a big drum is a worxierful feeling ami 
we are Look.irv forward to the sourxi in us (see Suzuki, Roshi's lecture in this

 

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LETTERS 
Plese free write Letters to the Wild questiogu Zen (>nter 0t 
Zen We try to mem. 
EXPE>SES 
To join Zen as a memb« is $12 a year. those who meditate use the 
regularly We encourage at a $5.00 a moMh plaige. Of course anyone who cannot 
aff«gd to help with the expenses can use the center for free. But is tot those or 
who m«iitate regularly at Zen Center. some or you once ot twice a day. to realize that 
this activity does Cost money, mcre dun movies. The ulildirw. two priests, the Wixxi 
tatami are expenses.

 

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Daily meditation (zazen) weekly OF to the Biblic are Zen 
Rev. Sunryu Suzuki Rev. Katagiri. 
Mouiay Friday 
Att«noon MEDITATION 5230 - 
WedlEs&y) 
Los Altos . 
746 Univasity Avenue 
Wainesday LECIURE 
Sanrday 
MEDITATION 
Surxiay 
LECIURE 
7:30 - 
p.m. 
5:45 - 10:00 a.m. 
8:00 - 
9:00 a.m. 
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
•marsday 6:00 - 7:30 
Redwood City 
. 849 Palm Street 
Thursday evenirv. 7:30 - 8:30 
6052 Coil* 
Mouiay 5:45 - 6:45 
Note: In San only, th«e is on dates containing a 4 or 9, excei* 
When tb«e is always Lecture. Wainesday when there is always lecture.

 

 

WB 66-01 - February

 

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ELECTION OF OFFICERS 
The monthly 
Fir•rity to the 
(åree 
Zen 
mitm 
like as 
out 
the 
this yet). 
ate 
E.tgÜ 
the sa:retary will 
occasioaalty who are 
people in it from this m 
is the 
åioa. 
int<est 
REN)WNED ZEN MASI'ER DIES 
Savaki. Kcxio, Roshi. the 
Soto zen Ma 
Of Antaiji Temple laymen monks in Ky«o. He 
y. Fe&uary 26. will 
of Trustees are open 
the day to 
go with tmg 
tzs Etemß aa 
the 
at:oüt 
December 21. He was Rosh* 
for strict disciplilk auf 
deep r±ilosohicat arø intellectual of Rath« than a speciat 
asked That his dcath by hi' f'. by forty-nine 
day Sesshin. is now sesshin. 
REDWOOD a-ry EVEMNG MEDITATK)N row IN LOS ALTOS 
From nov on the Ttu.rÄiay (7•.X) - 8:30 p.m.) the 
Will beld at 849 Palm in Ory- tnsted held in Los Altos 
at 746 Univasity Avnue. same place u it Only 
•y ot the week remain "me..

 

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NEW LOCATION OF EAST ZAZEN 
The East uzen group Will now meet at the home or Howard 
2919 Fulton Street, at the same time Momiay mornings, from 5:45 to 7:00. 
SOTO SEMINAR 
This year •s semirur on Soto Zen Was held in Monterey. Saturday 
Sumiay, Ferruary 12 13, at the Mon(erey Zen Temple. 453 usanova 
Avenue. Registration was at Op. m. at 6:30 p.m. Bishop Togen Sumi. Rosh' 
gave instruction "How to This was toltow«i by a short period of uzen 
ami then ami questions answers. Sullfay morning with zan_n at 9:00 
a.m. At p.m. the Suzuki. Roshi talked on the "History of Buc"hism•• 
at the Art of Hall in Carmel Seventh ami Eighth Streets on urmel Avem•e. 
This was follow«i by • short ot uzen then a talk on ami 
the Kisan 
NEWS OF GRAHAME AND PHILIP 
As many Ot you know. Petchey Philip Wilson are in at 
Eihelji the Head Soto Temple in the mountains years 
ago by Zenji. Exca-pts from two lettes from Philip ate in the Letter Secticm ot this 
isswe. Grahame lus a from himself hig wife. We had 
to get some of this for this issue. it will have to wait next time. Grarume 
his rud to Eiheiji fcr a while loc tratment and diagnosis 
disc). He wilt return to Eiheiji shortly, tight now he is with his family 
sitting in the 49 Sesshin at Antaiji to commemorate the death of the head of that temple. 
Sawaki Kodo. Roshi. Grahame am' Philip are shown below with Tatsugami. Roshi. 
Of M«iitation arxi Caemonies at Eiheiji.

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vek'YY10NT zeta. maybe? 
(Mrs. Dorothy Schatk Zen Cent« in San Francisco for month in arri 
January. She meditat«l twice a day lectures said she it an irnportant 
experience. We certaLnly found her a very to practice Zen with. She hq»es to 
tAin a Zerxio in Vermont which she explains in tik toliowirv article.) 
A Of questions been asked what to 
in V«mom. Where did Rev. Suzuki rally go vben he left the in 
•a attemß to clarify a little. 
My my home in euctiy •itho• 
Massactwsetts. We live in town ot North•mBon with Frank. 
we ate guardiaB. grown up. Smith In 
March•tl. my bas a Protesy« or tor ove thirty •years. 
J.J. (Philip's wife. He is at EiheiJi) tachirw at Smith Dow. Nottbagnpton is 
the the Berkshire M mxntains In Valley. Boston are a or 
•o mites away. atxi New York three &attteixro. Vermont. torty miles to Northwest. 
close to the New Hampshire line. ia onen "The Gateway to the Mountains. 
It in tbe Green Mountains where the is to located. The are mrthwegi 
Ot is famous its autumn color atxi numeraJS resorts. Vermont 
bitty heavily auf made up ot •malt towns village.. with main 
town a village green. • few mostly white ami a like White vo«ien ch.gch with 
• •teqie, roads are that is. Hack top 000 town town all 
ova state. 
a hau is miles hom my home 
up a ste. hill (almost evo miles the old town Waidsb«o. 
road is dirt. accessiNe enm«h in summer. divides the almost halt. on the tight 
side up a steep rise which 100b dowa across the to a drop an area 
where we plan to hiild a "Zen House. " This means a of a guest house And a time • 
temporary The house is to include three principal eooms. with the room glassed in 
down the drop. the window on the flat area could a 
dimly seen ttrough tir trees. eventually a temple. One the three main rooms will • large 
tatami room. with at one erg' which could to make a sleepitw section. 
room could also be tor rn«litaticm. ne other room wilt be a tniroorn. with a screenaj 
porch. vest«n-styte. except that door. are eo be sliding. Vermotg winterø are 
it is always cool in the hills. In fact one or the Jokes mtives summer 
day was summer this When the h'*.ise is attha.rgb 
for it can only open ttr Of

 

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Some work us a p«tion of tot may 
available by early summer. An artesian wetl was dug last - as the unves say the 
snow flies": am) an architect is now working on plans tor the house. However: with the 
excel*ion Of ttE selection collection or stone for a - work Of 
i*otnbty oot start tor at least another year. The Well. nutty accomplishai. iBd to dug 
through many teet (383) of t«fge rock; was of Course very expensive; there is plenty 
Water, enough to draw off some ror a pomi on che garden site. 
The architect. Simon Watts. is Harvard train«i and sensitive to Japanese architecture, 
simplicity. aut the use of mtutai mat«iai•. He is tou to do the 
pun. He doe think he can design the temple. possiNy iata may 
be to Ln consultation with a architect. In to We 
to use white walls clay tile roofs. 
This summer a will on Boperty a small room Which I can go 
ard forth trom Norttummon. is earnpuv st*ce. the room without 
much furniture Zen The climate is great in summer. it is 
sometimes rains. it is hot. 
if any of you are in the East at any time. do sure to contact us. My home address 
is 74 Lyrnan Nocttummon, Mass. , my (413) SS4•S6S5 
case we should in (at there is Nione) the aMress is ju•t 
Vermont. Semi a postal card to Waidsboro. your could 
It io my hope to p•acticing with you again sometime next wint«.

 

 

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The •t with Godo 
ZenJisan came talked. He roily does have a beautiful 
the carefully think about Sensei •ay• 
my duties live my life with Late I shall the Mmes 
ot •eve-al pwple came to Eit•iji of •tidy •re 
the 
Recently a fine yo. man. 22 yers Old. William Sutha come to Eiheiji. 
(His Üdhist name is Ten 91in.) He is working hard at a monk loves 
EiheiJi day. He says is returnitw home to Qiicago the Zen 
Tempte in will drop Zen on the way. 
Pluse give my rq•ards to mink ot them feel they are this 
place, Eiheiji, with me. 
(>ssho, Katu Zen

 

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Daily meditation (zazen) and weekly lectures open to the public are by Zen Master 
Rev. Shunryu Suzuki Rev. Dainen Katagiri. 
Monday through Friday 
Morning MEwrATION 5:45 - 
Afternoon MEDITATION 5:30 - 
(except 
Wednesdåy LECTURE 
Saturday 
MEDITATION 
Sunday 
MEIMTA'IION 
LECI'URE 
6:45 a.m. 
6:30 p. m. 
7:30 - 
9:00 p.m. 
5:45 - 10:00 a.m. 
8:00 - 
9:00 a.m. 
9:00 
- 10:00 a.m. 
Los Altos 
Thursday 
Thursday 
Berkeley 
Monday mcrnings, 
746 Univ«sity Avarue 
6:00 - 7:30 
6052 Cot* Avetue 
5:45 -6:45 
Note: In San Francisco only. is no malitation on dates containirw a 4 or 9, exceßSuÜy 
when there is always meditation and lecture. aul W«fnesday when thae is always Lecture.

 

 

WB 66-02 - March, April

 

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ZEN CENTER OFFICERS ELECTED 
The annual Ferruary meeting Of is Of particulat impottance because it 
is set aside for the election Ot new trustees who are responsible 
carrying forward the day today and the larger problems and financial 
commitments Which go With a center teching and regular meditation. We 
were all pleas«l to see that this year's held on Feb-uary 26thw was especially 
forty and there. Here the election resu!ts: 
we Il -attend«l , 
presidege R l&rd Jean Roes 
Vice-Presidene Mike Dixon succeeding Bill Kwong 
Secretary: Toni Johansen Pat Ha-reshoff 
easurer: +40adIey Mike Dixon 
Or vacated±Truatee members Wee the meeting 
To fill 
to recommend&l to the i'EumtnrCfrustees, Who then appointed them to-ihe 
The new Trustees are Wartenßenew«l). (renewed) Toni Johansen and 
Silas . 
Each year's Officers help to imßove the organization Of Zen Cemer. We 
feel this to true of 1965 Officers. thanks to them aM welcome 
to our new officers. 
TREASURER'S REPORT FOR 1965 
Our total income for 1965 was $6,612.07. Almost all of this was contrihlted by 
amd Of Zen Center. A summary Of the way in Which this money wag diyvn-sed 
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Contritmtions to resident 
ContritNtions to other priests and individuals 
Contributions ror temple maintenance, festivals, etc. 
Wind Bell expenses. printing 
Wind Bell expenses, 
t ising 
Office supplies and books 
Pillows for the Zendo 
Luxary expenses 
Recording tapes 
Other 
Tota I 
$2,700.00 
170. 'l) 
1,110.00 
531.76 
117.12 
104.88 
78.54 
234. 
80.00 
20.62 
$5,419.22 
Thus our net income was $1, 192.85 as of December 31, 1965' ($1, OIL 00 of this was 
a special gift.) The total assets of Zen Center, as of the of 1965, were 
$2, 394.25. The figures for the cwo preceding years are: 
Tota income 
Total expemlitutes 
Net income 
Total assets 
1963 
$3, 615.82 
3,322.29 
293.55 
$1,105.57 
1964 
$4,837.02 
4, 784.69 
52.33 
$1,157.90 
Zen Center is a non-profit, tax-free organiution. All contriintions are tax - 
d«luctible. 
HANAMATSURI CELEBRATED 
The celebration of Buddha's Birthday, or Hanamatsuri-the Flower Festival, was held 
this year On April W. The festival included the traditional in Which the children 
Of Sokoji Sunday School pulled the flower-covered. White elephant, with the statue of 
the infant Buddha on his Enck, followed hy memtvs Of Sokoji and Zen Center. Atter the 
rnrade the ceremony in the main hall, refreshments wet' upstairs 
very enjoyable tragram Of singing dancing by the children _ 
Zen Center serr!s many thanks to the of Sokoji fcx their cordial hospitality 
to us at Hanamatsuri. 
REVEREND SUZUKI VISITS NEW ENGLAND 
There has long been an interest in Zen in New ErvtaIKi. but recertly it seems to have 
a new energy am-I direction. This was the feeling Reveren:å Suzuki tm-ought IüCk With him 
icotn his recent two-week visit to Vermont and Massachusetts. 
This growing demarui for knowledge of Zen was reflected in the heavy 
he had during his Stay. He led a two-day sessbin in Dummerston, Vermont, at the home Of 
Of Mrs. Robert Flaherty, With amut fifteen people in At Amherst, where his hosts 
were Mr. Mrs. Joseph S. Havens, he held uzen and delivered a lecture. Of the 
fitteen or so participating in meditation there, a are students of Amherst College, where 
the Havens teach, and of neatby schoole- With the arrangement of Professor J. Lelaut 
Varley, he visited the University of Massachusetts, also Amherst, where he nzen 
spoke to a gathering or over a hundred. He also visited Manchester frattl&ro, and made 
a trip to See the land owned by Mr.arud Mrs. Marchan Schalk near 
they hope to build a zeruio. (cf. the January-Fe&uary issue Of the Wind Bell . ) At the Schalks' 
Northampton home, mzen is currently held each Thursday. But the group interuls soon to rent 
groom to make 'egular daily zazen rxactice rKjssible. 
On Sunday April 24th, Reverend Suzuki went to &lrntzidge, where ou Tuesday he 
again held zazen and gave a lectue to the Buddhist Association at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. John Mitchell. 
Reverend Suzuki tells us he has by the spirit Of Zen students 
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SUMMER WEEK SES-SHIN DATE SET 
Each year Zen Center sets aside one week during the summer months for intensive 
Tractice Of zazenneditation. This summer's week Sesshin, the fifth to be held since 
Zen Cenul started, will begin on Monday, Augest 15th, at 5:45 a.m., and continue through 
the morning of Sunday, August 21st. Ali persons interested are to attend. If you 
wish to sleep at the temple during the week of sesshin, please make arrangements with 
Reverend Suzuki in advance and plan to bring your own roll. 
NEXT ONE-DAY SESSHIN 
The next one-day sesshin (held monthly at Zen Center). has tentatively scheduled 
for June ll. 
LECTURE TAPES MAY BE AVAILABLE 
Last year we started tapirg Reverejxi Suzuki's sesshin lectures and recently some 
Sunday and Wednesday lectures. Most of the monthly sesshin talks were transcrilpd amt have 
appeared in the Wind These, along with the tapes of last summer's sesshin lectures, 
are to be compiled into form, (along with other Wind Bell material), hopefully available 
some time next fail. 
it is possible that some groups or individuals might like to hear some of these tapes. 
However, before initiating a plan for sending them out, we would like to know: 1) if there 
does indeed exist an interest in hearing them. and 2) would those unaccustomed to Reverend 
Suzuki's accent and manner of expression have a problem understanding him? 
tn order to test the Latter, we would like to out a trial tape to an interested group. 
Please write to the a.litot, Dick Baker, if you would like to receive such an experimental tape 
and/(r would interested in a future tape-lending program from Zen Center. 
BOOKS ON ZEN WDDHISM 
We would like to compile a bibliography of books on Zen Buddhism in English which 
have proved particularly valuable to English-speaking students of Zen. For this BIQose we 
invite Wit-Kl readers to sera us suggestions of reading material. Please Include any ideas 
you may have as to why your selection has been of particular benefit to youC study. and

 

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@ specify if you are not to have your letter printed in the Wind Bell ot included in a file 
of suggested reading to put in the Zen Center lib•ary. 
We already have some ideas for such a list from out own reading, aryl from the excellent 
book reviews of both Elsie Mitchell of the Camlridge Buddhist Society aul Robert Aitken 
of the Diamond Sangha in Hawaii. 
MORE ZEN CENTER MEMBERS TO VISIT JAPAN 
Several Zen Center members are on their way to Japan or making plans to do so this 
coming summer. Ralph Wire left last month, and is Exesently on a visit io Hawaii 
tkfore continuing On to Japan, where he will enter EiheiJi monastery next month. He will 
the fourth Zen Center memkrr to stuiy at Eiheiji. (His three predecessors are Jean 
Ross, Grahame Petchey and Phillip Wilson.) 
Jeanie and Howard Campbell, of the Chapter of Zen Center, plan to 
visit Japan this coming summer. stopping off in Hawaii en route for a visit with Jeanie's 
old friends, the Robert Aitkens of the Diarnord Sangfia Zen lilddhist Society there.

 

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12 Dear Edi tot: 
Thank you ror your letter, and assur=j that I will if I can continue to 
receive the Wind Bell. The two that I have received have txen most helpful, 
and they are just the sort Of stuff like to read. 
Zen is just to have some organization here in Philadelphia. b_lt even SO 
have had some visiting monks from New York and were fortumte enough to receive 
persorvll instruction from Yasutani, Roshi, once a week for several months. Now trnt he is 
no longer With us, (we expect he will return sometime this summer), find the zazen mcxe 
difficult than ever, herein lies the value, tor me, of readirv, as I it helps my 
motivation. In my professional life am primarily a clinician. i.e., a rather 
than a scholar, and it is the same with the Zen. My desire is not to a scholar Of Zen 
and Buddhist teaching, tut to study Zen by practicing mzen. The reading is regard«i as 
only an aid, but which I find most helpful--justas indicated by Suzuki, Roshi, in the Last 
Wind Bell I receival. 
I get a feeling of the solidness Of the Zen Study at your center, tu»efully Our snull 
and flickering flame here will be able to strengthen itself by drawing on your light. hope 
to able to visit California in ttw next few years, certainly come to Stay With you 
for awhile in that event. 
Finally, would like to send greetings arri regards from our new zend0 to yot_ES. 
Sincerely, 
W. Kanar 
Voluntary of the Wit-KI is $2.00 per year. 
Los Altos 746 Avenue 
7:30 - 8:30 
Editor: Richard Ehker 
Editor for this issue: Trudy Dixon 
Ass't editors: Robert Gove, Alan Winter 
Art: Taiji Kiyokawa 
Mailing List: Betty Warren, Ruth Reid 
Mailing: Mike Dixon 
Kathy Cook, East Wind Printers 
Daily meditation (æzen) and weekly Lectures open to the public ace conducted by Zen Master 
Rev. Shunryu Suzuki and Rev. Dainen Katagiri. 
Monday through Friday 
Morning MEDITATION 5:45 - 
Afternoon MEDITATION 5:30 - 
(except Wednesday) 
Wednesday LECrtJRE 
Saturday 
MEDITATION 
Sunday 
MEDITATION 
LECTURE 
5:45 a.m. 
6:30 p.m. 
7:30 - 
9:00 p.m. 
10:00 a.m. 
5:45 - 
8:00 - 
9:00 a.m. 
9:00 
- 10:00 a.m. 
Thursday morning , 
Thursday evenings, 
Berkeley 
Monday , 
6:00 - 7•30 
2919 
5:45 - 6:45 
Note: In San Francisco only, there is meditation on dates containing a 4 or 9, 
F u Iton Street 
except Sunday 
when there is always meditation and lecture, awi Wednesday when there is always lecture.

 

 

WB 66-03 - Summer

 

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WEEK-SESSHIN BEGINS AUGUST 15 
The word "sesshir" means literally. o " A Sesshin is a period 
Of one or days devoted to the sitting in cross -legged 
B'Sition). The fifth annual Week-sesshin Zen C 
Will Ikgin at 4:45 a.m. On Monday, 
August and end at 8:30 p.m. on Friday".. 
There are several changes Ais year. of a Soto Zen Buddhist meetitv in 
Los at the sesihin witt ast only five days. We are 
rpginning at 4:45 a.m. •ch 
. t:.oth because Of the shorter over-all 
time Of the sesshin and beca#ee the lier LS re in the tradition Of Zen sesshins. 
Those Of you, Who for transp*ation other 
t arrive by 4:45 a.m.. may 
i periods ofzazen alternating With 
Each day • s 
fifteen-minute per _ f (walking medutlon)'• Also 
(work (privzge insauetion). tæturee three 
each day 
participants in se— help ct@up. Bill wEO is in 
Of the kitchen, you •heg and Wheée to Exc rest pericxis 
kitchen work. all a 
ities take place in the (müiitation IL). If there are too 
ny 
in a ttendance to fit the ze 
of the tnlcony. 
There is no charge for s 
expenses (Which are S I. 00 
temple durirg the week should ma 
their own bedrolls. 
e Will be 
. tilt contr 
per perso 
ces to year on both 
are Wel c Oder to 
. pesons 
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Att activities or sesshin are consider«j an extension uf your MIND zazen 
'Vactice). the followit* rules or gruc:edure to foster spirit. Thus 
if you plan to please observe the followirv: 
Maintain silence throughout phases of sesshin (except at certain times. such 
as during meal preparation. when a minimurn of speaking may be necessary). 
Care should be taken during meals to keep the noise utensils at u 
minimum. helps to cups down With hamJs. 
• on time each activity. 
• CleRhitv should tx clean. simple, ami iooge•ntting enough toe zazen 
Women should wear wide ski"tb. 
When walking about the during keep your and eyes in the 
same position as for kinhin: the shashu hood position with txjth hands held 
at your stomach or chest. right over left. left ntvers exirclirw lett thumb: eyes 
down six feet in front of you. 
• It is the Custom tu eat everythirw to 
less food at the next meal. please let the kitchen know. 
• you cannot come for the entire sesshin. is trneficial for yourself arxi others 
to have a tegular daily time ot attemfance. Please try to come at least at 
half-day intervals so as to Interrupt the sesshin continuity as little as 
Once at the temple. strict adherence to the sesshin sch«iule is importarg 
the same reason. 
Those who wish to attend Just the ait«noon evening lectures i ami 7:30 p. m,) 
Welcome to do so. We hope that again this year, Bishop Togen Sumi from Los 
will able to with us for at least of sessbin aggi give us a lecture and instruction. 
ROSHI SUZUKI TO JAPAN 
The increase of irrerest in Soto Zen in this area, particularly during the year. 
and the growth Of Zen Center and its Peninsula Berkeley chapters has resulted in 
heavy demands upon our two resident priests. One or pucposes of Rushi Suzuki's 
trip to elicit further assistance for Sokoji Temple Zen 
He lave San Francisco on August plans cwo months 
primarily at his temple in Yaisu. 
NEW LOS ALTOS ZENIXJ 
Thanks to the combined efforts or San and Peninsula Zen Center 
Marion Derby •s double garage has into a 
peninsula Chapter. Many thanks to all Who help-al. 
Marion calls this new zerxio Haiku-Zendo E.cause 17 people can sit in it- Haiku, 
the Jainnese short poem consists of 17 syllaNes. than 17 syllables 
in it, we call it '"iamari". Soon she will call her zemlo "Jiamari Zexulo". 
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR ZEN MASTER 
On July afternoon services were at SoEoji Tempte Zea 
CeMer in the memory or Dalcho Hay.sbu Roshi. Revereul Katagirt•s master, 
who away on May 30. (It is traditional in Japan to hold memorial savices forty- 
nine days after a death.) Hayashi Roshi was noted 'or his imiependent spirit, his self- 
reliance. his appreciation or 
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ZEN SCHOLAR. DAtSETSU SUZUKI 
Chisetsu Suzuki. internatiotulty known Zeo Anidhist scholar. on Tuesday. 
July 12 at 5:05 a.m. ot thromt»sis of the intestinal artery at St. Luke•s Hospital in 
Tokyo. He was 95, in Ishikawa on 18. 1870. We held a 
service him Sumiay. July 24 at Zen Center. 
FUNERAL FOR TANYA wosax 
On Tuesday. May 31. Reverend Suzuki cotxsucted rut*tal services at Madison 
&own Funeral Home tor Miss Tanya Woseik, who wan kilted ina traffic accident. 
Tanya was a frequent visitor to Zen Center, and we alt join in offering our sympathy to her 
mother, Mts. throthy Woscik. fw her tragic loss.

 

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The Ot»n Hoyo Ceremony was held at SokOji Temple on July 10, is tradi- 
tional Japanese festival during Which respects are paid to Buddha and to our ancestors. 
These memorial Services play an important part in Japanese spiritual I ife. Following the 
services, refreshments were served by the Sokujj Fujinkai (the Women's Society Of the 
Sokoji Temple congregation). 
PRESBYTERIAN MINISTERS VISIT ZEN CENTER 
About 14 Presbyterian ministers who are studying Japanese language and culture 
visited Zen Center Saturday afternoon. July 9. Rushi Suzuki talked at»ut discussed 
Zen BtKidhism With them for aE»ut two hours. 
LX)NATION TOWARDS LAND PURCHASE 
Zen Center is now looking seriously into the possibilities for the purchase Of as 
a Site for a future Soto Zen monastery in America. We wish to thank the anonymous person 
Who last mouth $1, 00 for this purpose. 
NEW SECRETARY 
At the recent ENsiness meeting on JOIy 16. Toni Johansen in her resignation 
as secretary of Zen Center. Evelyn Lentz was elected to take her place. We Wish 
to thank Toni for the particularly job she did. especially in her replies to the many 
requests we receive for information on zazen. 
SOTO ZEN BUDDHIST MEETING IN L.A. 
On August 20 ami 21. the annual congregation uf American Soto Zen Buddhists Wilt 
Lus Angeles, led by T%en Sumi Rushi. Bishop Of Soto Zen in America. 
JAPANESE PROFESSORS TO VISIT 
TWO professors from Komazawa University in Japan plan to visit Sokoji Zen 
Center un August 18 and 19. They are Dr. Wakatsuki, Dean or Education, and Dr. 
Nakajima.. Professor Of 
SUMIYE exHIÆT 
There Will an exhibit Of the Sumiye paintingsuf Chickugyu Ono here in the 
zemio from August 12 — 14. All interested are Invited to come and See them. 
LIERARY REVAMPED 
There is E»th a new location amt a new Check-out system in the offing ror Zen 
Center LiWary. Plans are now under way to move the Eyioks to the east side of the 
in order to leave the present site free for a coat and shoe room. 
We wish to recall all tx»oks for the changeover to a new System, Which will initiate 
sign-our cards in the Enck Of each and do away With the lengthy procedure Of the 
ryesent Sign-out sheets. Undet the new methikl, EX)Oks Will due in instead Of three 
Weeks, and there Will no need to cross your name Off When returning them. Please 
return your t»oks immediately so that we may reopen the titrary as soon as possible.

 

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Editor: Richard mer 
Assistar* Editor: Dixon 
Art: TaiJi Kiyokawa 
Mailing List: Betty Warren. Ruth Reid 
Mailirv: Mike Dixon 
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AFFILIATED MEDITATION 
CENTERS 
Zen Center has two affiliated meditation centers in the Bay Area - one in 
Berkeley and one in Los Altos. Ideally each should have its own resident 
leader as well as visits from Suzuki Roshi. But at the present time Suzuki 
Roshi and Katagki Sensei taking turns are able to visit each location only 
one day a week, There is interest also in beginning an affiliated center in 
Marin county, but Suzuki Roshi has said that until they get more help, 
it is not possible. 
BERKELEY ZENDO 
The East Bay group has been meeting for zazen in the front-room-made- 
into-a-zendo of the house Of Jeannie and Howard Campbell at 2919 Fulton 
Street in Berkeley. The group began to meet in February when the location 
was moved from the back of the antique store on College Avenue. There 
is room for eleven persons to sit for zazen. 
Suzuki Roshi and Katagiri Sensei take turns coming to Berkeley on 
Monday mornings at 5:45 a.m. to lead meditation and Service. Instruction 
in meditation (zazen) is given to those coming for the first time. The 
development Of this center has not been emphasized because at the present 
time it is not large enough for the many students from the University at 
Berkeley who are interested in learning about Zen and meditation. 
HAIKU ZENDO IN LOS ALTOS 
(This account of the beginning and growth of the Peninsula group affiliated 
with Zen Center was written by Marion Derby, whose garage was made 
into a zendo or meditation hall. Her car toas banished to a new car-port. 
There are just seventeen places to sit in this zendo. and so it was named 
Haiku Zendo after the traditional seventeen-syllable Japanese poem.) 
Almost two years ago a group of Zen students began meeting on Thursday 
mornings in Palo Alto to practice zazen and study Buddhism under the 
guidance of Suzuki Roshi. Later an evening group began meeting in Red- 
City. 
Last summer the morning group nw.'ed to my house in Los Altos, and 
the evening group followed a few months later. We added an informal 
breakfast to the morning session which gave us more time for discussion, 
Feeling the need for more formal and intensive practice, I asked the 
group what they thought about converting my garage into a zendo. '*DO 
you think it would be worth the investment?" I asked. 
"You'll never know unless you do it," was the answer. 
Work began the next day. Suzuki Roshi designed the room and William 
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San Francisco, built it. On August 4, six weeks later, the opening ceremony 
was held. 
Was it Worth the investment? It was no investment. 
An Old pond silence 
Seventeen of us plunge in 
A sound of no sound. 
Above. Katagiri Sensei (left) and 
Suzuki Roshi in new Los Alt(h 
zendo. Side. Suzuki Roshi 
with students. Below, Marion 
Derby (left) with helpers during 
cons 
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ROSHI TAKES FORMAL 
LEAVE OF HIS TEMPLE 
IN JAPAN 
One Of the reasons Suzuki Roshi went to Japan for the past two months 
is to officially turn over his temple, Rinsoin. to his son Hoitzu Suzuki Sen- 
sei. Rinsoin is in the mountains between Kyoto and Tokyo near Yaezu City 
in Shizuoka Prefecture. 
The special service for the retirement of Shunryu Suzuki and the install- 
ment of Hoitzu Suzuki will be held October 23. Most of us have never met 
Suzuki Roshi's son, but we are thankful to him and the members Of Rin- 
soin for letting Suzuki Roshi come to the United States. 
RINSOIN HIT BY TYPHOON 
The typhoon which ravaged southern Japan in September did considerable 
damage to Rinsoin. Mrs. Suzuki says that no major damage was done, 
but that a lot of little damage was done all over the large building. Zen 
Center sent a small contribution to help with the repairs. Phillip Wilson. 
Grahame Petchey, and Claude Dalenberg, Zen Center members in Japan, 
helped clean up and work on the repairs. 
PHILIP AND GRAHAM 
TO LEAVE JAPAN 
Grahame Petchey and Phillip Wilson have both been in Japan studying 
Zen Buddhism. They both stayed in Eiheiji Monastery for over six months. 
Eiheiji is the large seven hundred year old training monastery in the moun- 
rains on the western Coast in Fukui Prefecture. It is one Of the most beau• 
tiful (some say the most beautiful) monastery complex in Japan. After 
leaving Eiheiji, Grahame continued his study at Antaiji in Kyoto, and 
Phillip continued in Kamakura. 
Grahame and his family left for England in the beginning of October. He 
has not been home to England or seen his family there for over eight years. 
He will stay in England probably a year before returning to San Francisco. 
Phillip's wife visited htm in Japan this summer and he plans to rejoin her 
in Northampton, Massachusetts where she teaches in the English Depart- 
ment of Smith College. Phillip will assist Mrs. Schalk with her new zendo 
there. 
Two or three Other members Of Zen Center are in Japan, but we have 
no specific news from them. 
ZAZEN INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE 
In the March-April issue of the Wind Bell this year was printed a short 
poetic treatise by Reirin Yamada Roshi, former Bishop in LOS Angeles, 
giving directions for the composure of body and mind during zazen (sit- 
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SEVENTH ANNUAL WEEK 
SESSHIN 
This year the week sesshin (an extended period of meditation) was held 
from August 15 to 19. It was a day and a half shorter than usual because 
of the Soto Zen annual national conference held in Los Angeles the week- 
end of the 19th. Because of this we experimented with beginning sesshin an 
hour earlier than usual at 4:45 a.m. The time worked very well and we 
have decided to try beginning the monthly sesshins at this earlier 
Each year the number Of those attending has increased by about 500/0 
over the preceding year. And this year we about reached our upper capacity, 
with Over forty E*rSonS sitting in the sixteen-seat main zendo, mostly on 
mats spread on the floor, and another forty persons sitting along the two 
sides of the balcony which has been cleared and made into two long rows 
of tatamis. With some Creative building stretching perhaps we can seat 
over a hundred next year. But if next year's attendance follows the same 
exponential increase and reaches 120 persons, we are going to face quite 
a problem. 
Each year the feeling of the sesshin improves. This must be because 
everyone knows how to sit a little better and there are more older students 
to establish the framework and rhythm Of the sesshin. The rule of silence 
throughout the sesshin from morning to night was much better observed 
this year. Bill Kwong did a fine job in the kitchen of feeding everybody 
and maintaining a silent working atmosphere in the kitchen. 
For the good feeling and success Of the sesshin all Of the participants are 
to be congratulated, but especially the leaders: Suzuki Roshi, Bishop Togen 
Sumi Roshi, and Katagiri Sensei whose spirit helped us through the hard 
spiritual struggle of the sesshin.

 

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ROSHI AND SENSEI 
Alan Watts wrote us a letter praising the Wind Bell and sending a con- 
tribution to the Mountain Center land fund and to the Wind Bell (Thank 
You), but also pointing out that Reverend is only an adjective and not a 
title. In the past, others have drawn our attention to the fact that 
calling Suzuki Roshi "Reverend" was not really a correct use of the word; 
but Alan's letter moved us to action and it was discussed with Suzuki Roshi 
and Katagiri Sensei. They agreed that perhaps now was the time to change. 
Zen Master is clumsy as is "the Venerable Mister" used in England. So 
Suzuki Roshi and Katagili Sensei decided on Roshi (meaning old teacher 
and Zen Master) for Suzuki, and Sensei (a term of respect meaning 
teacher) for Katagiri, In Japan titles are placed after a man's name. 
ZABUTANS FOR SALE 
Evelyn Wentz with several volunteers made a large number Of zabutans 
(large flat rectangular Cushions that are used by many persons during 
Sesshin under the zafu Or smaller round cushion) for the annual week 
sesshin. Extra ones are for sale at cost: $3.50 
LAND PROJECT MEETINGS 
ARE BEING HELD EVERY 
SATURDAY 
Because Of the large amount Of work and importance Of the effort to raise 
money to buy the land for the Mountain Zen Center. a number of per- 
sons suggested and we decided to have meetings every Saturday after zazen 
at 10 a.m., except when there is sesshin on Saturday and then the meeting 
will be held after the lecture on Sunday at 10 a-m. Everyone is welcome of 
course at these meetings. 
NO ZIP CODE, NO WINDBELL 
If your address on this issue 
does not Include your Zip Code, 
please send us a card with your 
name and complete address in- 
cluding Zip Code. By January 
all bulk mail must carry zip 
code to be accepted by 
post office. 
ALSO— PLEASE notify us Of 
address changes. Thank You

 

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ART; 
TRANSCRIPTIONS: Moore 
MAILING LIST: Warren, Ruth Re;d 
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WIND BELL'S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 
In honor of the fifth anniversary of the Wind Bell, we reprint from its 
first issue the following poem from which the publication received its title. 
The poem was written by Dogen Zengi (1200-1253), founder of the Soto 
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WIND BELL 
Hanging in space by his teeth, 
his whole body in his mouth. 
Eastwind, Southwind; West, North 
he does not care, 
He talks for others in many ways, 
always Prainaparamita.* 
Tsu Chin Tsun Ryan 
Tsu Chin Ryan. 
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SUZUKI ROSHI 
RETURNS FROM JAPAN 
Suzuki Roshi returned to Sokoji Temple and Zen Center on November 6 
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MEETING FOR THE ELECTION 
OF TRUSTEES 
New Zen Center trustees Will be elected at the meeting scheduled for 
Monday, March 13 at 8 pm. Three of the nine trustees seats expire an- 
nually. 
This is Zen Center's most important meeting of the year. The trustees 
chosen will be responsible for carrying out the fiscal and business de- 
cisions necessary to maintain Zen Center as a place for meditation and 
Zen instruction. Everyone interested is invited to come, whether he is a 
member or not (although voting will be limited to members). Being a 
member of Zen Center means that you wish to help support it financially 
by regular contributions. Membership requires a minimum donation Of 
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EAST COAST VISIT 
Richard Baker retumed January 18 from a month in the East, mostly in 
New York City. He talked with many persons about the prospective Zen 
mountain center, gave several lectures, one to a group Of scientists and 
intellectual business leaders, and he reports that the interest in Zen and 
in the Orient in general seems greatly increased over a few years ago. 
While he found this interest most apparent among the young. many Older 
people seem to be open and curious. He will return to the East for about 
two weeks with Suzuki Roshi around February 20, in Order to meet with 
a number of people interested in finding out more about the mountain 
center. Suzuki Roshi plans also at this time to visit and lead a sesshin 
with the meditation group in Northampton, Massachusetts. 
ZEN CENTER 
LOS ANGELES BRANCH 
A new meditation center affiliated With Zen Center has opened in LOS 
Angeles. It will be run by Hakuyu Maezumi Sensei, a Soto Zen priest, 
who helped Suzuki Roshi for a few years in San Francisco after the latter's 
arrival in San Francisco. Maezumi has worked for over five years with 
the Zenshuji Soto Mission in LOS Angeles and with a group Of people 
interested in zazen there. 
The group has rented a house which they have made into a zendo seat- 
ing twenty-five. Meditation is held daily mornings and evenings, With 
a longer period on Saturday morning. and one-day sesshins held each 
month. Maezumi Sensei lectures twice a week on Thursday and Saturday. 
For further information write to 714 South Serrano Avenue, Los Angeles 
90005. (Telephone 213 — 384-8996). 
SESSHINS 
One-day sesshins were held on November 19. December 17, and January 
21. The next one-day sesshin will be February 18. 
For the benefit of our new readers, a 'sesshin' is an intensive period Of 
meditation lasting one Or more days. During sesshins the main activity 
is the practice Of •zazen•. which is meditation sitting in the traditional 
cross-legged posture. 
BUDDHA'S NIRVANA CELEBRATION 
The celebration of Buddha's entry into Nirvana will be held On February 
12, at 2:00 pm in the Main Hall of Sok0Ji Temple. Tea and cake will be 
served afterwards. All are welcome to come. 
SUZUKI ROSHI TO SPEAK 
AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY 
Suzuki Roshi is one of three speakers scheduled to participate in a week- 
long program entitled '*Zen Buddhism" Sponsored by the Tresidder Me. 
morial Union Board Of Stanford University. Roshi will speak on "Zen 
Beyond Consciousness" on February 14, at 4; IS pm in Tresidder Lounge, 
The talk will be followed by a discussion period. Other speakers on the 
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NEW LIBRARY HEAD 
A news item which escaped the last Wind.Bell is that we have a new head 

librarian, Lynn Warkov, who took over the job from Trudy Dixon last 
September. The small library, which was started in the early days Of Zen 
Center, was resuscitated in the spring of 1965 by Jean Ross, Pat Herres- 
110K and Trudy, who reorganized it last summer with the help Of Lynn 
and many volunteers. 
Lynn is assisted by Judy Hyde. They report the new system is working 
well, and wish to thank all those who have donated books to the library 
this past fall. Books may be checked out for a one-month period. For the 
sake Of Others waiting for the books, Lynn urges library users to return 
borrowed books on time. 
MAILING LIST 
JOB CHANGE 
With this issue, Tim Buckley assumes esponsibility for the Wind Bell's 
mailing list. Our thanks to Betty Warren and Ruth Reid, who for many 
years have voluntarily prepared Wind Bell stickers and kept our mailing 
list up-to-date. 
ALPHA BRAIN WAVE STUDY 
Katagiri Sensei and four Zen students (three from the Los Altos and one 
from the Berkeley meditation centers) were subjects in a scientific study 
Of alpha brain waves in November and December of the past year. The 
project is conducted by Dr. Joe Kamiya Of the Langley Porter Neuropsy- 
chiatric Institute in San Francisco. He is interested in discovering how, 
and to what extent, it is possible for human beings to control their own 
alpha brain waves. 
Dr. Kamiya did Some of the Original research on dream sleep and 
coined the phrase that you 'sleep in order to dream,' which reverses 
Freud's statement that you dream in order to sleep. He became interested 
in meditators when he discovered that they could learn to control their 
brain waves in his experiment in about four hours instead of the usual 
forty hours. Dr. Kamiya will lecture on •Introspection as Internal Com- 
munication' this spring in a University of California Extension conference 
onsepuyluniqation organized by Richard Baker, president of Zen Center. 
After Februarv€—nzéif-wilr-iiö héIdÄåJéanre an 
Campbell's home at 2919 Fulton Street in Berkeley. The Campbells, 
whose front room has served as a zendo every Monday morning for the 
past year, are moving to San Francisco. 
Those in the East Bay Who have regularly participated in the early 
morning sessions will miss the Campbells. The problem arises of where 
in Berkeley zazen can be held when they leave. The zendo at the Camp- 
bells held from ten to fifteen people, but Often was overcrowded. A room 
large enough to hold at least twenty to twenty-five people seated would 
be preferable. If you know of a suitable place and a person willing to take 
charge of making arrangements, please contact Zen Center (346-0442 or 
346-7540). Meditation is presently being held in the home of Mel Weits- 
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NEWS FROM LOS ALTOS 
Haiku Zendo in Los Altos now has regular meditation from 5:45 am to 
7:40 am daily except Sunday. On Saturdays, except when there is a ses- 
shin in San Francisco, meditation is held from 5:45 am to 9:00 am- On 
December 8, in honor of Buddha's Enlightenment Day, the first formal 
Japanese breakfast was held in the zendo. Members plan to make this a 
once-a-month practice 
On January 12, Suzuki Roshi gave a lecture on Zen Buddhism to a 
group of students at Awalt High School in Los Altos. Roshi reports that 
the students were very interested in "Our Way" and asked perceptive 
questions. 
Three members Of Haiku Zendo traveled to Japan this fall. Charles 
Hornig spent a week in Kyoto. June French took time out from a confer- 
ence on cancer research held in Japan, to visit Eiheiji with her husband. 
Mary Kate Spencer Sirnt a week in Japan at a Zen Buddhist Temple on 
her way to Nepal. 
NEWS FROM NORTHAMPTON 
A small group of people interested in Zen is meeting regularly for za:cn 
at the home Of Mrs. Dorothy Schalk in Northampton, Massachusetts. 
Suzuki Roshi Was able to visit this budding New England "Zen Center" 
in the fall of 1965. and Mrs. Schalk has come to San Frgncisco twice to 
participate in sesshins. The following news sent to by Mts. Schalk 
and Dorothy McFarland Of Northampton. 
The Northampton Zen Center, which has been meeting in the home of 
Mrs. Dorothy Schalk. held its first formal sesshin September 29 to Octo- 
ber 1, Mrs. Schalk, who attended the vveek-sesshin in San Francisco last 
August, led the group. She was assisted by George We:r, who acted as 
leader of a small group which sat for forty-minute periods upstairs. Those 
less accustomed to long periods Of zazen sat downstairs with Mrs. Schalk 
in the main room. On Saturday afternoon a brief talk was given by Joseph 
Havens, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts counseling 
service, on his personal interest in Zen. After dinner Robert Hurley, a 
College professor from Vermont, spoke of his experiences in Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Aitken•s Zen group in Hawaii, where he attended a sesshin 
directed by Yasutani Roshi. Sunday morning after breakfast the silence 
which had been observed during sesshin was broken, and those who 
could drove up to Mrs. Schalk•s property in Vermont where a small house 
is being built as a Zen retreat. Though they had to do without the direct- 
ion and inspiration of a Roshi. the group felt that the sesshin was an 
important and rewarding experience. A total of fifteen people attended, 
including Tord Swenson of the Cambridge Buddhist Society. Mr. and 
Mrs. Renfrew also from Cambridge visited the sesshin Saturday. 
In December the group set aside a quiet day to devote just to the 
practice of zazen. On January 2 they held their second formal sesshin 
lasting one full day from 10 am to 8 pm. Eleven attended. The 
sesshin was led by Phillip Wilson who spent two weeks in Northampton 
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turned last fall from a year and a half's stay in Japan, where he spent 
over six months training at Eiheiji Monastery. He brought a gift of a 
•kyosaku• (a long flat stick used to wake up meditating Zen students) from 
Suzuki Roshi, who made it himself for the Northampton Center. During 
the sesshin Phillip gave two lectures, one on the "Kyosaku", its history, 
symbolic significance, and meaning in Zen training, and one on "Breath", 
the in and out flow of Zen practice. It was reported that Phillip was a great 
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publishing Editor; Richard Baker 
Editor: Trudy Dixon 
Staff: Mike Dixon, Marion Derby 
Art: Taiji Kiyokawa 
Transcriptions: Marion Derby 
Mailing List: Tim Buckley 
Mailing: Laura Kwong, 
Production: Laura Kwong 
Printing : Graham Mackintosh 
Please notify us of address changes. Also, new postal regulations require 
a ZIP CODE on all bulk mail. Please send us a card with your complete ad- 
dress and Zip Code to insure getting the Windbell — Thank you. 
Voluntary subscription price of t e Win 
is $2 per year. 
Daily meditation (zazen) and weekly lectures open to the public are conducted by Zen 
Master Shunryu Suzuki and Dainin Katagiri, Sensei. 
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 
Morning Meditation 5•45 
Aftemoon Meditation 5:30 — 6 pm 
(except Wednesday) 
Wednesday Lecture 7:30 — 9 pm 
. — 6:45 am 
5:45 — 10:00 am 
8:00 — 9:00 am 
9:00 — 10:00 am 
AFFILIATED CENTER 
LOS ALTOS.... . 
. 746 University Ave 
Thursday Morning 5 :45 — 7.00 am 
Thursday Evening 7 — 9 pm 
(phone 948-5020) 
SATURDAY 
Meditation 
SUNDAY 
Meditation 
NOTE: In San Francisco only. there is no meditation on dates containing a 4 Or 9, except 
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NEWS 
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS 
At a Board Of Trustees meeting this year it Wai decided that two classes Of 
bet-ship would be re-established: Practicing Members and Members. Several years 
ago we abolished similar categories because nearly all our members practiced regu- 
tarly at Zen Center. As in the past, all those people who make a minimum pledge Of 
$10 a year are Members of Zen Center. This membership includes a subscription to 
the Wind Bell. Practicing Membership is dependent on the approval of the Zen 
Master and requires a pledge of at least $4 a month for an individual and $5 a month 
for a married couple, Practicing membership includes a subscription to the Wind 
Bell and the privilege of voting after having been an active member for six months. 
We have kept the cost of membership low for we do not want to exclude anyone 
because of money: but Of the minimum pledge from all members would not 
support the Center and its priests. 
ELECTIONS AND OFFICERS 
At the same board meeting it was decided that Trustees (as in the past) will be 
elected annually to fill the expired positions on the board. Practicing Members 
will vote by mail this year since not everyone can attend a meeting. To reflect the 
growth of Zen Center the Board of Trustees will be increased by three members, 
and officers will be Trustees for the duration of their office if they were not Trus- 
tees at the time Of appointment, The membership of the Board will consist Of four 
members writh a one year term, four members with a two year term, four members 
with a three year terms and tbc Ptcsidcnc. Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary 
if they were not already Trustees. 
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The officers will no longer be elected, but will be appointed by the Zen Master 
after consultation with and the approval of the Board of Trustees. (Previously offi- 
cers were elected at an annual meeting of the general membership.) The new method 
of selecting officers was decided upon because the annual meetings were poorly 
attended and because the selection of officers now takes much more consideration 
of skills and experience than was necessary when Zen Center was a simpler 
or"zation. 
KATAGIRI SENSEI 
Because Suzuki Roshi has been at Zen Mountain Center a good part of this year, 
Katagiri Sensei has been leading the practice in San Francisco. He has continued 
Suzuki Roshi's leadership and added a special quality of his own. In the past when 
Roshi has been away, attendance at zazen and lectures decreased; but during this 
last year attendance has continued to increase. Often at Katagiri Sensei's lectures 
there are 70 to 80 students and at morning and evening zazen between 40 and 60 
students. He conducted the annual week sesshin in San Francisco this summer, 
with Bishop Sumi Roshi and Abbot Suzuki Roshi there for two of the days. Two 
Of Kataøri Sensei's lectures are included in this issue. 
SPACE PROBLEMS 
As in the pst our main problem (and resource) is too many students. We feel We 
cannot turn students away who come to sic with us or attend a lecture. We feel our 
responsibility is to find more teachers and more space. But everything cannot be 
done at once—Tassajara takes all the energy we have at the present time. Yet it is 
clear that a 16-seat zendo stretched to seat 40, even with the additional 40 seats in 
another room, is not adequate either for zazen or lectures. The solution we are 
thinking of is to buy an old warehouse, a beautiful brick One of good construction, 
and make one floor a rcndo; onc floor a library, study rooms, and 
er floor living quarters for the priests and a number of students. Of course this plan 
will have to wait until wc complete the purchase of Tassajara. An additional solution 
(which We are always working on) is to train American teachers here and to bring 
moore Japanese priests and young monks to America for short stays or permanently. 
Our immediate space problem is finding a office than the downstairs kin- 
dergarten and study room of Sokoji. We are looking into renting an apartment for 
use as an office across the street from Zen Center, 
OFFICE WORK AND NEW TELEPHONE 
Yvonne Rand is doing a beautiful job as office manager at Zen Center assisted 
by John Steiner, Barry Eisenberg, Bill Lane and others. There is still too much work 
for them. and anyone who wants to help is encouraged to. For the sake of con. 
tinuity and making the best use of time, volunteer help on a regular basis is best— 
for example, every afternoon. three mornings a week, etc. Zen Center has a new 
telephone number 346-0442 and a 24-hour answering service to help us keep up 
with the work. please use the answering service by leaving messages etc. any time 
day or night when no one is answering at the office. 
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LIVING GROUPS 
A number of students around the city are trying to help each other continue 
practice by joining together to rent buildings or large apartments. Particularly sev- 
era] buildings across the street from Zen Center in San Francisco have become resi- 
dences for Zen students. While these residences are not microcosms of Zen Moun- 
tain Center, they are managed in a way influenced by Tassajara. New students from 
out of town can often find places to stay there temporarily. For che regular students 
who live there, attendance at zazen is easier and they arc also able to help with the 
Office and Other more Often. 
GUEST MEMBERSHIP 
Silas Hoadley had the idea of bringing the many people who had been at 
Tassajara Hot Springs, Monterey's oldest resort. into Zen Center as Guest Members— 
giving them preferred rates and keeping them informed of developments at Zen 
Center. This way they were able to participate in establishing Zen Mountain Center 
and not feel estranged from the new situation. It worked very welL On the whole 
the Olests have become warm supporters Of Zen Mountain Center and enjoy coming 
there as much or more than when it was a resort. 
The Guest Membership also permits people who would like to visit the monastery 
to learn •boat Zen to do so With their families in a relaxed 
phere. without taking on the full program of meditation. meals. work. and study, 
We learn a great deal from them. It permits outside interests to come into Tassajara, 
keeping it from being totally isolated. For the most part the guests prefer the late 
spring, summer, and early fall months because they are warmer and the road is 
easily passable. This is a good arrangement for the students prefer the cooler, quieter 
months of the late fall. winter. and early spring for the practice periods during which 
time few visitors are allowed. Tassajara thus is an opportunity for many different 
people to learn about Zen Buddhism and its practice. 
HAIKU ZENDO IN LOS ALTOS 
A benefit party and picnic for Zen Mountain Center was held at the home of 
Norman and Barbara Hiestand in Los Altos on October 7th. About 150 students 
and donors from San Francisco and the Peninsula area attended. 
Two periods Of zazen are now held at the Haiku Zendo at 746 University Avenue 
from 5:45 to 7:30 every morning except Sunday and those dates containing a 4 or 
9. On Saturday there are three periods and breakfast is served in the zendo. For 
information, can Marion Derby at 948-5020. 
BERKELEY ZEN DO 
For those who live in the East Bay. the Berkeley Zendo is open for gaze" from 
5:45 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. Monday through Friday mornings. As is customary, on 
those dates containing a 4 Or 9 there is no zazen, except Mondays When there is 
always tazen. because that morning Katagiri Sensei or Suzuki Roshi leads zazen and 
Éves a lecture, after which breakfast is served. For information call Mel Weitsman. 
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NEW MARIN ZENDO 
For some time there has been interest in Marin County (across the Golden Gate 
Bridge from San Francisco) in having a Zen medication center of its own. For most 
people, especially beginning students, up early every day to meditate at 
5:45 a.m. is enough without the added difficulties of commuting half an hour to a 
zendo, going back home for breakfast, paying two bridF tons, and then perhaps a 
third toll on the way to work. Several students who have been studying with Suzuki 
Roshi for some time do make this trip; but for the many others who live in Marin 
County who would like to have a place to do tazen nearer home, these students, led 
by Bill Kwong have found a beautiful zendo sitc in the Almont. Improvement Club 
at the intersection of Wisteria Way and Almonte Boulevard in Mill Valley, Here they 
tent space at an hour when few Other groups wish to use it, for zazen on weekdays 
from 5:45 a.m. until 6:45 a.m., except on dates containing a 4 or 9, 
Suzuki Roshi and Katagiri Sensei will visit the Marin Zendo occasionally but not 
on a regular basis. They have too much to do already with once or twice week 
visits to Los Altos and Berkeley, and the full responsibility for San Francisco and 
Tassajara. But with the leadership Of the Older students, Bill Kwong, Norman 
Stiegelmeyet. and Mike and Trudy Dixon. and with the excellent site Bill found 
for the zendo, Marin County now has a good place to practice zazen. Suzuki 
Roshi opened the Marin Zendo on October 17, For information call Bill or Laura 
Kwong, 388-5835. 
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NORTHAMPTON ZEN CENTER 
In May the Zen group in Northampton. Massachusetts, was incorporated as 
Northampton Zen Center. The officers are; President, Mrs. Dorothy Schalk; Clerk, 
Mrs. Helen Walker; and Treasurer, Mrs. Janice (J J.) Wilson (Philip Wilson's Wife). 
The Center meets weekly on Thursday night at Smith College's Helen Hills Chapel 
For infomration contact Mrs. Helen Walker, 76 Elm Street, Northampton. Massa- 
chusetts 01060. 
On February 24 and 25, Suzuki Roshi led a two-day sesshin in Northampton, 
The sesshin was held in the basement Of the chapel at Smith College and between 
twelve and fifteen people attended. The evening before the sesshin Suzuki Roshi 
had given an informal talk on campus. 
Mrs. Dorothy Schalk. the founder of the Northampton Zen Center, left to study 
in Japan early this fall and in her absence the Center is being led by Mrs. Helen 
Walker. On her way to Japan, Mrs, Schalk spent several days at Tassajara. 
SUZUKI ROSHI SPEAKS IN NEW YORK 
On March 8th, Suzuki Roshi gave a public lecture entitled "The Practice of Zen" 
which was attended by about 600 persons at the Community Church (Unitarian) in 
New York City. The lecture was Organized by Peter Schneider and sponsored by the 
Young Adults of the Community Church. 
The lecture was scheduled to beén at 8:00 but the audience. which was the 
Suzuki Roshi had ever spoken to, Was not seated until 8:30. Following the lecture 
Suzuki Roshi and Dick Baker answered questions for another hour and a half. Several 
students who are now at Zen Mountain Center first heard about it then. 
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west for Roshi and his wife. Mrs. Suzuki performed the tea ceremony for the house- 
hold, surely the first in the history of Wyoming. They both rode horses for the first 
time, and Roshi kept his seat like a samurai, Trudy said. 
BABIES 
On June Il. Katagiri Sensei's wife, Tomoe. gave birth to a boy, Ejyo, their second 
child. Norman Stiegelmeyer left the week sesshin at Tassajara to be with his wife, 
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IN MEMORIAM FOR FULLER SASAKI 
On Tuesday, October 24, the great Mrs. Ruth Fuller Sasaki died in Kyoto, 
shortly after returning from America. As the first American woman Zen priest 
and the founder of the American Zen temple in Kyoto. she had befriended and 
taught nearly all the American Zen students who passed through or lived in Kyoto 
the past twenty years. The Prajna Paramita Sutra was chanted in her memory 
at the morning services at Zen Center and Zen Mountain Center on November 3rd. 
She and Suzuki Roshi met for the first time the evening before she returned to 
Japan. They talked of the fundamental similarities between Rinzai and Soto Zen, 
and of his Zen teacher whom she had met at the teacher's temple in Yaizu, Japan, 
when she was in quest of a valuable commentary on a sutra. This delighted Suzuki 
Roshi. The temple later became Suzuki's own temple and his teacher's library is 
still preserved there. At his next lecture he spoke of how impressed he was by the 
Clarity of her thinking and her freedom from unnecessary discrimination. 
The following article appeared in Japan the day after her death. We print it in 
tribute to this remarkable American Zen Buddhist and because facts about her 
life are not generally known. 
LIFE OF LATE RUTH SASAKI DEDICATED TO ZEN PURSUIT 
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ZEN CENTER TRUSTEES: 
Biu Kwong. ROB. Betty 
ZEN CENTER Lind. 
ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER OFFICERS: Richard Silas Haadley. Associate Schneider. 
Tim Fm Keller, . 
WIND BELL STAFF: ROShi; Richard peter Trudy 
Editor; Peter Baker, Binkley, Tim 
Katherine Cook. Marion Derby. Wind Printers. 
John Ot the in 
taken Aoki. 
Hatch. Richard baker. Lory. 
&ÄBLE OF CONTENTS 
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Why Zen Mountain Cenl•e 
ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER REPORT JO 
Vinaneiat Details 
Contributors 
Benefits 
K a t agin 
Affiliated Zen Groups 
Grahame Petctry 
Coast Trip 
Three Pillars of Zen 
Practice Period 
In Memoriam Ruth 
EARLY HISTORY OF TASSAJARÅ 
NEWSPAPER STORIES 
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LECTURES 
Suzuki Roshi•s Mind Lectures 
Katagiri Senseis Lectures 
Suzuki Roshi•s Lecture and 
Diu:ussion Durixw Practsy Period 
Suzuki Roshi on Practice Period 
First Period 
Daily 
Time 
Ceremony 
Chino 
Student' 
Student RespoiiWS 
Guest 
Restoring TassaJara 
Architectural Plans 
Future Plans 
Studau Guet 
Exrouraging Letters 
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Daily zazen (meditation) weekly lectures open to conducte 
by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Dainin Kataéri Senseü 
ZEN CENI'ER. SAN FRANCISCO 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 
• Morning Zazen 
5:45 
— 6:45 a.m. 
•Afternoon Zazen 5: 30 — 6:30 p.m. 
( except Wednesday ) 
Wednesday Lecture 7:30 — 9 : 00 p.m. 
SATURDAY 
• Zazen 
SUNDAY 
Zazen 
Lec ture 
Telephone: 346-0442 
5:45 — 10:00 a.m. 
8:00 — 9:00 a.m. 
— 10:00 a.m. 
AFFILIATED CENTERS 
BERKELEY. 1670 Dwight way. 854-2403 
•Morning Zazen, Mon. thru Fri. 5:45 — 6:45 a.m. 
LOS ALTOS. 746 University Avenue, 948-5020 
•Morning 7a_zen. Mon. thru Fri. 5:45 — 7:30 a.m. 
• Saturday 
5:45 — 9:00 a.m. 
Thursday Eve. Zazen& Lecture 7:30 — 9:00 p.m. 
MILL VALLEY, Wisteria Way Almonte Blvd. 
388-5835 
•Morning Zazen, Mon. thru Fri, 5:45 — 6:45 a.m. 
No a 9 SAN FRANCISCO 
evening. : every 
LOS ALTOS: Morning and 
Voluntary Oi Wind is pet Contributions O' this 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
4 
ZEN CENTER REPORT 
Change of Officers 
4 
San Francisco Zendo Enlarged 
4 
5 
Zen Center Housing 
New Office and Library 
6 
7 Sesshlns 
8 
3 SOTO ARCHBISHOPS DIE 
9 
ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER REPORT 
Spring 1968 Practice period 
9 
10 Work 
13 Party 
15 
Guest Season 
Guest Students 
15 
Fall 1968 Practice Period 
15 
Applications for Zen Mountain Center 
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LECTURE BY SUZUKI ROSHI 
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PRIESTS: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Zen Master; Dainin Katagiri Sensei, Instructor; Kobun Chino 
Sensei. Assistant Instructor; Richard Baker. Claude Dahlenberg. Phillip Wilson. 
ZEN CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS; Richard Baker, Tim Buckley, Claude Dahlcnbete 
Silas Hoadley. Bill Kwong, Jean Ross, Peter Schneider. 
ZEN CENTER OFFICERS: Silas Hoadley, President; Claude Dahlenberg. Peter Schneider, Tim 
Buckley, Vice Presidents; Yvonne Rand. Secretary; John Steiner. Treasurer. 
ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER OFFICERS: Schneider, Director: Silas Hoadley, Associate 
Director; Tim Buckley, Assistant Director; Kobun Chino Sensei. Zendo Director; Dan Welch. 
Assistant Zendo Director; Ed Brown, Head Cook; Paul Discoe, Work Foreman. 
WIND BELL STAFF: peter Schneider, Senior Editor,' Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Richard Baker, 
Editorial Advisors; Tim Buckley and J. J. Wilson, Editors; Ruth Discoc and Dan Gurley, Copy 
Editors; peter Bailey, Designer; Patricia Latvala, Composition; East Wind Printers, Printing; Taiji 
Kiyokawa, Art; Jack Elias, Mailing; Tim Buckley. Robert Boni and Kazuhiro Tsuruta, Photose 
The voluntary subscription price of the Wind Bell is S2 per year. 
ZAZEN AND LECTURE SCHEDULE 
ZEN CENTER 
ILIATES 
FRANCISCO 
LOS ALTOS 
MILL VALLEY 
ZAZEN 
Manda throu Frida 
Morning 
5:45-6; 45 
Evening 
except Tues. 
7:15 Wed. 
Satu rday 
M orning 
LECTURES 
Sunday 1. Including 4 & 9 dates) 
Morning 
8:00 
Tues. evening 7:50 
Sun. morning 9:00 
• Mon. morning 
• •wed. evening 
• •Thurs. mornin 
•Wed. mornin 
• nicte is no zazen dates 4 Or 9. such as 14. 29. etc. 
Berkeley. Los Altos and Valley. lectures are held after zazen including and 9 dates. 
• • • Zazen instruction for new is given on Saturday morning in San Francisco from 
to 11:00. 
SAN FRANCISCO 
Zendo: 1881 Bush Streee• 
Laguna Street 
ZIP 94109, Phone 346-0990 
BERKELEY 
1670 Dwighi way 
ZiP94903 
Phone 845-2403 
LOS ALTOS 
MILL VALLEY 
746 University Ave. Almonte Improvement 
ZIP 94022 
Club. Almonte at Jody's 
Phone 948-5020 
Junction. Phone 388-5835

 

 

WB 68-3-4 Fall

 

In Memoriam Chester F. Carlson by Richard Baker - on Baker's page

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
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IN MEMORIAM CHESTER F. CARLSON by Richard Baker 
ZEN CENTER REPORT 
Membership in Zen Center Redefined 
Zen Center Re-incorporates 
Zen Center Office Moved 
Sesshins and Practice Periods 
Bon Voyage Party for the Bakers: They Leave for Japan 
ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER REPORT 
Yasutani Roshi and Soen Roshi Visit Tassajara 
Visitors to Zen Mountain Center 
Charlotte Selver and Charles Brooks Teach at Tassajara 
DEDICATION OF ZEN STUDIES SOCIETY ZENDO by Brother David 
IMPRESSIONS OF THE TASSAJARA LANDSCAPE by Sterling Bunnell 
LECTURE by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

 

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Zen Center student Paul Alexander. with his friend Robert Hunt, began five 
years ago to rebuild the Old tracker action organ at Sokoji. They have worked 
at least half a day a week since then, and completed it late last summer. 
Paul is shown tuning in preparation for a celebration recital by Alexander 
Post, Professor of Organ from San Francisco State, given at Sokoji on 
September 23rd. The instrument was originally built by Joseph Severin Mayer 
California's first resident organ builder, in 1872 for Congregation Ohabai 
Shalome, which moved from Post and Mason Streets to 1881 Bush Street 
in 1896. In 1909 the organ was retnodeled to suit the Romantic tastes of the 
time, but Paul has reconverted it along Northern German Classic lines. The 
instrument is now being offered for sale.

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WB  69-3-4 Spring - comes before 1-2 (both Vol.VIII)

 

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PRIESTS: Shunt-yu Suzuki Roshi, Zen Master; Dainin Katagiri Sensei, Instructor; Kobun China 
Sensei, Ryogen Yoshimura Sensei, Assistant Instructors; Richard Baker, Claude Dahlenberg, 
Phillip Wilson, Mel Weitsman, Jean Ross, Novices. 
ZEN CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Richard Baker, Chairmæz; Tim Buckley, Claude 
Dahlenberg, Marion Derby, Silas Hoadley, Bill Kwong, Yvonne Rand, Jean Ress, Peta 
Schneider, Dan Welch. 
ZEN CENTER Silas President; Peter Schneider, Tim 
Buckley, Dan Welch, Vice Presidents; Yvonne Rand, Secretary. 
WINDBELL STAFF: Tim Buckley, Editor; Peter Schneider, Senior Edisori Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, 
Richard Baker, Silas Vloadley, Editorial Advisors; Emily Buckley, Lydia Churgin, Copy Editors; 
Peter Bailey, Designer; East Wind Printers, Printing; Taiji Kiyokawa, Art; John Steiner, Mailing,' 
Tim Buckley, Lynn Good, Robert Boni, photography. 
The voluntary subscription price Of the Wind Beu is $2 per year. 
ZAZEN AND LECTURE SCHEDULE 
ZEN CENTER & 
AFFILIATES 
SAN FRANCISCO 
BERKELEY 
LOS ALTOS 
MILL VALLEY 
ZAZEN 
t rou Fri y 
Mon 
Morning 
LECrURES 
Sunday (Inclu ding 4 & 9 date g) 
Morning 
Morning 
7:30 
7:15 wed. 
Tues. evening 7:40 
Sun. morning 8:30 
* * •Mon. morning 
"*Wed. evening 
* Thurs -morning 
morning 
*There is no zazen on dates containing a 4 or 9, such as 14, 29, etc— 
• *Zendo opened at 5:00 for zazen practice. 
* • *Zazen instruction for new students is given on Saturday morning in San Francisco from 
10:00 to 11:00. 
Berkeley, Los Altos, and Mill Valley lectures are given after Zazen including 4 and 9 dates. 
one-day sesshin is held in San Francisco on the fourth Saturday of each month. 
SAN FRANCISCO 
Zendo: 1881 Bush Street 
Office; 1884 Bush Street 
ZIP 94109, Phone 346-0990 
ZEN CENTER 
1884 Bush Street 
BERKELEY 
1670 Dwight Way 
ZIP 94703 
Phone 8452403 
LOS ALTOS 
MILL VALLEY 
San Francisco, California 94109 
746 University Ave. Almonte Improvement 
Club, at Jody'S 
ZIP 94022 
Phone 948-5020 
Junction, Phone 388-5835 
Non-Profit Organization 
U. S. Postage Paid 
San Francisco, California 
Permit No. 8459

 

 

WB 69-1-2 Fall (comes after the Spring 3-4 though both Vol. VIII)

 

The entire issue is about other lineages and teachers that came to the West and their origins. Mainly Rinzai. It's excellent. As I recall, Peter Schneider did it. - dc PDF

 

 

WB 70-1 Winter

 

Trudy Dixon memorial Issue - See Trudy's cuke page

 

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300 PAGE STREET 
The opportunity for extended Zen practice afforded by the establishment 
Of Zen Mountain Center in 1967 had considerable effect on the activity Of 
Zen Center in San Francisco. Since 1959 students had been sharing the 
spiritual leadership of Suzuki Roshi with the Soto Zen congregation of 
Sokoji Temple, a Buddhist Church within the Japanese community of San 
Francisco. We also rented our practice space from Sokoji. But by the summer 
of 1969, interest in Zen practice had grown to the extent that over 120 
Students were regularly participating in the scheduled zettdo (meditation 
hall) activity. and the limitations were becoming increasingly apparent. It 
was clear that these students needed full time teachers and a less limited 
space in San Francisco in which to develop an extensive city practice in 
conjunction with the monastic practice at Zen Mountain Center. Experiments 
in communal housing for Zen students in San Francisco had been carried on 
since early 1968 in five large apartments across the Street from Sokoji. As 
at Tassajara, living together in the city was found to be an effective way to 
extend Zen practice into everyday student life. Hence, a movement towards 
a more integrated physical community—one in which students and teachers 
could live,] study and practice zazen together under one roof—gradually 
emerged. 
Suzuki Roshi's resignation from his duties with the Sokoji congregation 
was accepted in July of 1969 and he was then freed to fully devote his time 
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to the development of Zen Mountain Center and Zen Center in San Franci«o. 
Shortly after this, a building became available that seemed just right for our 
city needs—one with potential zcndo space for about 159 students, living 
accommodations for up to 75 persons, an office, library and lecture hall. as 
well as a quiet garden cour ard. Throughout, the building had been safely 
built and generously design It was an overwhelming prospect; the kind of 
challenge that could help us stretch and respond positively to the need 
manifested by the growing numbers of students wanting a more complete 
involvement in Zen. 
In August of this year, Suzuki Roshi and the Board of Directors. supported 
by the membership, resolved to buy this property. previously the Emanu-el 
Residence Club for young Jewish women. located at 300 Page Street in 
San Francisco, for the new city center. By November 15, through the 
generosity and help of friends. members. an understanding bank, and a 
sympathetic owner, we had begun the purchase of the building and moved 
in. The zendo was formally opened on January 3, 1970. 
For the time being the students are following a schedule and a mode of 
living arrived at through the years Of practice at Sokoji. and the experience 
in communal living gained at Zen Mountain Center and in the city apartments, 
and letting the new building itself Sugest the Changes. For now the central 
effort is one of harmonizing the life with the realities of city living. Jobs 
that require much time and experience to perform, such as guest dormitory 
manager, kitchen steward, house treasurer, or work leader. arc performed by 
students receiving partial or full room and board support. Other jobs are 
shared by all residents of the house. Six crews take daily rotating turns at 
oviding two common meals each day. cleaning the public areas and main- 
taining a phone. door and fire watch. A typical student day begins 
5:00 a.m. with two 40-minute periods of uten and a service, followed by a 
common breakfast. full or part-time work at regular jobs in the city, an 
evening zazen period and service at 5:30 p.m. and a common meal. Lectures 
are given twice each week by Suzuki Roshi. Katagiri Sensei or Yoshimura 
Sensei and a two-day sesshin (all-day zazen) is held on the 4th weekend of 
each month. One-week sesshins will be held in February and August. Suzuki 
Roshi now lives with his wife in the building and is closely watching and 
veloping the practice there. 
About 110 students are presently involved in communal practa•e at Zen 
tain Center and Zen Center in San Francisco. Approximately 200 other 
students are associated With the San Francisco zendo or affiliated •endos in 
Valley, Berkeley, and Los Altos. living privately in the city or country 
while maintaining their zazen practice. Despite the growing complexity of 
Zen Center the practice continues in the spirit expressed by Suzuki Roshi 
nine years ago when. in response to a student's request to teach him Zen. he 
replied that he did zazen every morning and anyone could come and practice 
with him. 
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Entrance to 300 page Street. 
courtyard. Suzuki Roshi 
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PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL REPORT FOR 1969 
Zen Mountain Center 
Zen Mountain Center was opened in the summer of 1967 and since that 
time about 300 students have joined the practice there for periods varying 
from one week to two years and more. In addition 2500 guests have stayed 
during the May-September period When Tassajara is open to the public. All 
on-going expenses are met on a break-even basis through the student fees of 
$75 per month and the guest income during the summer months. We have 
looked to donations from members and friends of the Center to complete 
the initial purchase of the property, and are pleased to report that an 
additional S52,OOO was paid to the former owners, Robert and Anna Beck, 
during 1969, reducing the balance owed to $62,500 from the original 
purchase price of $300,000. Our legal purchase agreement called for equal 
payments made twice yearly through the spring of 1972, but we agreed in 
spirit with the Becks to try to complete the purchase earlier if possible. It 
was because of this consideration that they agreed to charge no interest on 
our original debt. We hope that we may soon pay off the remaining amount 
and ask all of you who can to please help us complete the founding of 
Zen Mountain Center in 1970. 
300 page Street 
The willingness of many members and friends to lend interest-free funds 
Last year three benefits were Riven for Zen Center. Charlotte Selver and 
Charles Brooks, Who have become two Of Zen Mountain Center's largest 
donors by giving benefit seminars in sensory awareness annually since f 966, 
held two seminars in f 969, five days at Tassajara and one day in San 
Francisco. Christopher Tree (above), an itnprovisational percussionist, gave 
an afternoon children's concert and two evening concerts of "Spontaneous 
Sound" in the auditorium at Sokoji Temple. 
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Mending zafu in Sokoji. 
to help meet contractual deadlines on major purchases has been a great 
encouragement to Zen Center. Such loans, amounting to S86,000, combined 
with $175,000 in mortgages, a $20,000 bank loan secured by stocks lent by 
friends. and gifts of about and also a house, enabled Zen Center to 
purchase the building at 300 Page Street. Income from the 65-70 students 
and guests who live there should cover all living expenses and maintenance 
costs, and will help us retire most of the building's original price within ten 
years. An additional will be required during that time to complete 
the purchase given the present interest rate on our loan commitments. Long 
term interest-free loans would help us reduce that need. please contact Silas 
Hoadley, president, if you would like to help us in this way. 
Zen Center San Francisco Expenses 
Functions of the San Francisco Center include maintaining the city zendo, 
providing teachers at Zen Mountain Center and the Los Altos, Berkeley, 
and Mill Valley zendos; providing a library of Buddhist texts for student use; 
and supporting occasional visits by our teachers to other parts of the country. 
Another major responsibility is running the main office which handles day to 
day communications, Zen Mountain Center admissions, and responds to the 
many requests for information about Zen Center and other Zen groups in 
North America that arrive daily, All of these activities are supported by pledges 
from Practicing, General, and Annual Members. Some donations are also 
received for general Zen Center purposes and have been very helpful in meet- 
ing expenses. General expenses for 1969 were income was S24,975, 
Grants 
That a few older students chosen by Suzuki Roshi are able co go to Japan 
for some time to learn the language, study the culture, and train in traditional 
monasteries, is an important factor in extending the practice at Zen Center 
and in eventually developing a relevant American Zen. For the past year 
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Preparing in the SOkOji 
kitchen during a sesshin. 
Richard Baker, past president of Zen Center, has been studying in Japan 
under a working grant. Dick will stay there for another two years before 
returning to America. Grant expenses for 1969 were $4,800. 
Wind Bell 
Total expenses incurred for Wind Bell publications in 1969 were $7,300 
and subscription income was S4.800. Since per page printing costs have 
almost doubled in the past three years. we are asking subscribers to increase 
their voluntary subscription to $3.00 per year. 
1970 Budget 
One reflection of the increased activity of the Center over the past three 
years has been its increased expenses for teachers and staff. At the beginning 
Of 1968, We had three part-time teachers; we now have three full-time 
teachers in addition to fourteen full-time students who function as staff at 
Zen Mountain Center and in San Francisco. Projected total budget expenses 
for 1970 (which include grant and Wind Bell expenses, full room and board 
costs for 110 students, 300 Page Street purchase payments, guest costs, and 
support for our teachers and staff) amount to $169,000, while *anticipated 
income from student fees, pledges and other predictable sources should be 
about S162,ooo. 
Zen Center students are making a strong effort, studying Buddhism •ith 
Suzuki Roshi and his assistants. Their continued financial support of the 
community is one indication of the vitality of their way. But without 
contributions from many friends we would not have been able to develop So 
broadly the opportunity for students to approach Zen practice. We appreciate 
this help very much, and thank all Of you for your thoughtful support 
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JIYU ROSHI 
Jiyu Roshi, or Reverend Peuy Kenner. and two of her disciples, Mokurai 
and Myozen. have recently arrived from Japan. They stopped off first in 
San Francisco, and we were fortunate in being able to invite them to stay 
with us for a week at Zen Center, Jiyu Roshi will be visiting other of her 
disciples here, and give a series of lectures. Eventually she hopes to 
settle in the United States, joining together with some of her disciples in 
forming a monastery. probably somewhere in California. 
Jiyu Roshi Was born in England and became a student of Buddhism at an 
early age, at first in the Theravada tradition. She was very active in the 
London Buddhist Society and taught there for a number of years. Leavi 
England in 1961 to study Zen in Malaya and Japan, she was first ordainenå 
into the Lin Chi sect (Chinese Rinzai) in Malaya. She then left for Japan 
in 1962 to study under Chisan Koho Roshi, the chief abbot of Sojiji. one of 
the two head Soto Zen monasteries. They had met before in London, and he 
had invited her to come to Sojiji as his personal student. There she received 
her divinity degree as a full priest in 1964, her Sei degree in 1966. and her 
sanzen and teaching certificate in 1968. She was also the Sojiji Foreign 
Guest Master for four years. 
Not so tong ago. when her teacher Chisan Koho died. she left Sojiji and 
took up residence as the abbess Of her own temple, Umpukuji. neat Nagoya, 
where Mokurai and Myozen joined her. 
Having completed her training in Japan, she feels it is now best for her 
to come back to the West. and with all of us aid the growth of a Zen natural 
to our own soil. Working towards this end she has already devoted much of 
her time to a book containing translations of most of the important works 
Of the founders of Eiheiji and Sojiji, Dogen Zenji and Keizan Zenji, including 
a detailed description and translation of the important Soto Zen services 
and ceremonies. Hopefully a publisher will soon be found. 
Jiyu Roshi•s group is temporarily located in San Francisco at 149 ArkanÄs 
Street, and is called the "Zen Mission Society." Telephone 626-5771. They 
will probably be in the United States until spring, when she is planning to 
visit England for several months. For further information please write the 
, or contact Claude Dalenberg at Zen Center. 
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PRIME MINISTER U NU 
Former prime Minister U Nu Of Burma visited Zen Center last October 
while on a tour sponsored by the U. S. State Department. He has been an 
active and well-known figure in the Buddhist world for many years and at 
the same time he has, on various occasions, been headmaster of a school, 
leader of a political party, thrice Prime Minister of Burma, the last time being 
for several years beginning in and, most recently, special assistant to 
U Thane, TO us it was quite interesting Co see omeone so active in secular 
life and yet so obviously a Buddhist. 
Some Of us had the impression that Theravaa practice was mostly 
limited to the priesthood, but U Nu replied with a description of the 
(Theravädin) practice. outlining the four stages of meditation, 
pointing out that all stages except the fourth were possible for a layman, 
and that even then taking the robe was not so much a prerequisite as it was a 
completely natural and inevitable consequence of having completed the first 
three stages. He then went on to emphasize some basic Theraväda principles, 
such as no-self and incessant change, which are common to Zen Buddhism 
as well. 
THE KAZI FAMILY 
In January, Mr. Sonam Kazi. a Sikkimese layman Of the Tibetan 
Nyingmapa sect. visited Zen Center with his wife and their daughter, staying 
at 300 Page Street for about three weeks, Mr. Kazi studied Buddhism 
intensively in Tibet for many years before the Chinese occupation of Tibet 
and, speaking fluent English. served as translator to the Dalai Lama in his 
exile in North India. Mrs. Kazi. a Tibetan from Lhasa, entered a convent to 
study Buddhism when she was five years old. Their daughter Jetsun, now 
fifteen. attends a Catholic school in India. (The wondrous affinity between 
Mrs. Kazi and her daughter was noticed by many students and Mrs. Kazi 
revealed that Jetsun was the rulku, the officially recognized reincarnation, of 
her own teacher who died at the age of 125.) 
During their Stay in the San Francisco area. the Kazis divided their time 
between visiting Rimpoche Tarthang Tulku. head of the Nyingmapa Medita- 
tion Center in Berkeley, and Zen Center. Mr. and Mrs. Kazi gave three talks 
at Zen Center. introducing the fundamentals of Tibetan meditation and 
practice. Mrs. Kati also sang the morning chants to the Guru and those for 
taking refuge in the Triple Treasure, accompanied by drum and bell. The 
Kazis visited a philosophy class at San Francisco State College as guest 
teachers, and Mr. Kazi gave many personal interviews at Zen Center. demon- 
strating his great rapport with American students. 
After leaving San Francisco the Kazis planned to visit Los Angeles and 
New York before returning to their home in India. They've expressed their 
wish to return to the United States. and to Zen Center. sometime in the future. 
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DANA FRASER 
Dana Fraser is an American who has been studying Zen in Japan for the 
past eight years. In addition to his personal study there he is working on 
completing the translations started by Ruth Fuller Sasaki before her death 
in 1967. He came to the United States for a visit in the fall of 1969, spending 
some time at Tassajara and at the San Francisco Zen Center before he 
returned to Japan in January. The following is his account of lifeat Shokokuji 
where he is still practicing. 
RINZAI ZEN TRAINING AT SHÖKOKUJI 
by Dana Fraser

 

Fraser article PDF

 

 

WB 70-2 Summer

 

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LECNJRE Shunryu Suzuki Roshi 
HANDS Robinson Jeffers 
THE CIRCUMAMBULATION OF MT. TAMALPAIS 
TASSAJARA CALENDAR, HERBAL & BESTIARY 
Tim Buckley and Frances Thompson 
ABOUT THE GARDENS AT TASSAJARA 
TASSAJARA ROCKS sterling Bunnell 
LECTURE Richard Baker 
AT HOME Ronn Patterson 
ZEN PRACTICE AND WORLD CHANGE 
SMOKEY THE BEAR SUTRA 
Frances Thompson 
Diane di Prima 
Edited by Tim Buckley. 
Cover drawing by Ron Allen. Sumi-e on the back page by Taiji Kiyokawa. 
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CIRCUMAMBULATION OF MT. TAMALPAIS— 
BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY, 1969 
(Since this year's circumambulation take place after press-time for this 
issue of the Wind Bell, though before the issue is mailed, we are printing the 
following account of last year's hike,) 
Mt. Tamalpais, in Marin County across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, 
was considered a great center of energy by the Indians who lived near it; a 
magical place, visited alone for fasting and seeking a vision. Many whites, 
perhaps learning from the Indians, have long held Mt. Tamalpais to be the 
spiritual center of the San Francisco area. 
In the early fifties, Gary Snyder hiked on the mountain often, gradually 
finding a favorite way—a fifteen mile route that followed park trails up from 
Muir Woods, cut across high meadows, then wound westward around the 
mountain and finally up the East peak. the highest point on Mt. Tamalpais. 
From there he descended once more to Muir Woods, completing a clockwise 
circuit. He made this hike many times with Jack Kerouac. In the fall of 
1965 Gary, With Allen Ginsberg and Phillip Whalen, made the first formal 
circumambulation of Mt. Tamalpais, chanting mantras and daranis at stations 
along the Way. 
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Gradually the circumambulation has grown to -be a In 1969 the 
leadership was handed over to Neville Warwick, organizer and teacher of the 
Kailas Shugendu, a group of Vajrayäna students in San Francisco under the 
spiritual leadership of Lama Anagarika Govinda. The group practices "inoun. 
tain meditation", mountain climbing integrated with chanting sutras, daranis 
and mantras, climbing nearby mountains once a week. Their practice is based 
largely on that of the traditional mountain yogis of India, Tibet, China, and 
Japan Where the Yamabushi sect, an extension Of the esoteric Shingo*' sect, 
continues such practices today. 
On April 8, 1969 about a hundred and fifty hikers followed Dr, Warwick 
and his group of twenty students up the Muir Woods trail, concentrating, as 
they had been instructed, on the active side of nature—the force evinced by 
the plants and trees in their growing, by all life.forms in their urge to live, 
and by the hikers themselves in their efforts to climb the mountain. The 
group stretched out over almost a mile, climbing up through the lush redwood 
canyons and out onto the rocky fog-blown slopes of the mountain, then into 
woodlands again, as warm sunlight supplanted cool fog. The hikers climbed 
in silence, with a strong and deep feeling for the spirit of the practice, and for 
Buddha's Birthday itself. They stopped periodically, twelve times during the 
day, to chant, led by the Kailas Shugendu members who carried shakujo 
(metal rattles), conch trumpets, and papa-bells. and to hear short talks by 
Dr. Warwick on some element of mountain practice. the Indians of Tamalpais, 
Buddha's life, on the mantras which were chanted. Emphasis was placed on 
Fudo Myöo. the fierce "guardian of the Dharma", who is known as "The 
Immovable", an inspiration for hard practice symbolized. Dr. Warwick said. 
by the great boulders on the mountain. 
At lunch time the hikers stopped below the summit and put the food 
they'd brought on one of the park picnic tables. While they chanted. Dr. 
Warwick performed a püia over the food, burning incense and using water 
from canteens and loaves of home-made bread as offerings. Then everyone 
ate his fill.. 
After an hour's break. the group set off again for the summit. From there, 
after a period of meditation looking out Over the rolling green hills, forests 
and lakes to the Northwest, the sprawling housing developments and super. 
highways to the east, they descended, heading back down to Muir Woods 
from the north, now concentrating on the • '0M MANI PADME HUM" mantra. 
Circumambulation is a practice, found in India in very early times and 
assimilated from the Vedic tradition by the Buddhists who, before speaking 
to the Tathägata, walked around him three times, with their right sides 
always towards hirn as a sign of veneration. Later it became a common 
practice to circumambulate the ,stüpas which were raised over Buddha's 
relics. In time and through the influence of pantheistic folk traditions, 
mountains became the foci of similar practices. Circumambulating or climb- 
ing mountains, a perennial religious symbol in almost every culture, came to 
be seen as a metaphorical recreating of the spiritual quest, of the firm resolve 
and tireless effort necessary to achieve liberation and bring its fruits back 
into the world for the benefit of all sentient beings. The yearly circum• 
ambulation of Mt. Tamalpais takes place within chis tradition. 
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WB 70-71-Fall-Winter

 

Entire issue discussions on City Practice - See City Neighborhood page

 

 

 

WB 71- Summer

 

All Katagiri - PDF

 

 

WB 86-2 - 25th anniversary issue

 

Wind Bell beginnings - Peter Schneider

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Sokoji - Claude Ananda - PDF

 

 

WB 73

 

General - Yasutani in Memoriam  - died 3-28-73 at 88 p.10

 

Jeanie Campbell 1944-1973

 

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EJO TAKATA-ROSHI In December, 1972, Ejo Takata-roshi, the founder of 
the first Zendo in Mexico and long-time disciple of Yamada Mumon-roshi, visited 
San Francisco and Zen Center. He had visited once before when on the day of 
the opening ceremony of Tassajara in 1967 he appeared at the front gate on foot 
and presented Suzuki-roshi with a kyosaku (stick used to hit students during 
zazen 
In Mexico he divides his time between his Zendo in Mexico City and an experi- 
mental soybean farm he has founded in mountainous Oaxaca province. He has 
taught the villagers there how to make milk and other derivative products from 
the soybeans in an effort to supplement the protein-deficient local diet. 
At Zen Center he spoke Co the students in the Buddha Hall, using three different 
languages and as many translators, explaining his work with Mexico's poor 
people and his difficulties explaining Zen to the Mexican authorities. We would 
like to help Takata-roshi's work in any way possible. He can use farming tools, 
building materials, and supplies, and would appreciate contributions. His address 
in Mexico is: Zen, Sagredo, 240, Mexico, D.F., Mexico. 
Takara-roshi 
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WB 88-1 Spring

Early History of Zen Center by Peter Schneider pp29-40 - PDF

WB 91-2 Fall

Article on Gordon Onslow-Ford about his art and his study with Tobase, the priest at Sokoji before Suzuki. - PDF