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Sotan Ryosen Tatsugami

Photo above from Peter Schneider's Shuso Ceremony, spring 1971 from Betty Warren's photos - more below

Sotan Tatsugami in Crooked Cucumber\

Three lectures by Sotan Tatsugami - Stanford version - featuring comments on Dogen's Fukanzazengi and more.

Fukanzazengi translation by Carl Bielefeldt

Photos of Peter Schneider's 1971 Shuso Ceremony

Couple of photos here.

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Use search in shunryusuzuki.com to see 14 lectures with mention of Tatsugami - two excerpts from which mention him from Wind Bells below, one of which is most telling.

Tatsugami in the Tassajara 25 Year Book, Wind Bells, and photo archive below.


Jerry Halpern on Tatsugami.

Tatsugami Roshi in his first training periods at Tassajara lectured on the Fukanzazengi. He introduced the regular evening recitation of it to Tassajara. I associate him particularly with the Fukanzazengi, though at Tassajara he introduced a number of other basic Soto monastic texts and forms.

My recollection of Tatsugami Roshi's final departure from Tassajara is this: It occurred, purposely, I believe, toward the beginning of the sitting before lunch.  Quiet. All in order.  The "students" in their places; in the zendo; practicing zazen.

Just after Tatsugami Roshi left the zendo to depart from Tassajara, the Ino, Jane Westberg [Schneider], from the dais where she sat, asked everyone to get up and give him an enthusiastic send off.  Only three or four of us, including myself and Frances Thompson continued to sit.

Jerry Halpern
9-27-16


 

Tatsugami in the Tassajara 25 Year Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tatsugami in the Wind Bells

 

Winter 1970

 

P23

 

 

 

  

p30

 

 

1973

 

P45

 

 

Spring 1988

P27 - Mel Weitsman lecture

 

 

Spring 1992

 

 

 

Mel Weitsman lecture

 

 

Summer 1994

 

P6 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture January 1o, 1971

 

 

Spring Summer 2000

 

P16

 


Tatsugami in shunryusuzuki.com photo archive - click on file name for more info

SR0054 Tatsuaami Sotan Ryosen + Grahame Petchey + Phillip Wilson at Eihei-ji 

 

SR0133 Tassajara teachers and officers L to R: Paul Discoe, Jane Westberg (Schneider), Shunryu Suzuki, Peter Schneider, Sotan Tatsugam, Dan Welch, Ryogen Yoshimura, Francis Thompson, Niels Holm, Margret Kress.

 

SR0069 Shunryu Suzuki mountain seat ceremony. SFZC, Page Street SR on left in white, Sotan Tatsugami in fancy robes, Claude Dalenberg standing, Katagiri seated to his right

 

SR0090 Day of Mel Weitsman's shuso ceremony at Tassajara

 

SR0346 City Center ceremony

From Betty Warren's photos

 


 


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