About this talk
[Third Lotus Sutra Series]1 Monday Evening, October 20, 1969 Zen Mountain Center Introduction to third series of talks on the Lotus Sutra. Zen as practical teaching. Suzuki Roshi's mother recited parts of the sutra when he was young. Using the spirit of the sutra to inform practice. Faith in practice.
Source: City Center original tape. Verbatim transcript by Bill Redican (7/3/01). *** File name: 69-10-20: Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. III-1 (Verbatim) spedup toward end Changed "kind of miss" to "kind of mess" 3-6-2015 by DC. 1The first series of seven lectures was given starting in February 1968; it was edited for the Spring 1969 edition of Wind Bell. The second series of at least 13 lectures was given starting in October 1968. This third series of six or seven lectures was given from October 20 to November 7, 1969. 2Suzuki may be referring to the Spring 1968 issue of Wind Bell, which printed a summary of six lectures on the Lotus Sutra delivered by Suzuki starting in February of 1968 at Tassajara (SR-68-02-00-A/G).