Celebrate the Unearthing of a Lost Treasure
Hear the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in his own voice.
In recent years, San Francisco Zen Center has worked to preserve its extensive archive of recorded talks. As part of this work, recordings of SFZC's founder Shunryu Suzuki Roshi have come to light which were thought to be lost or had simply disappeared from the records.
This four part video series—recorded in January of 2022—is guided by Abbot Ed Sattizahn, who shares his personal experiences with Suzuki Roshi, and Shundo David Haye, who was deeply involved in the audio restoration process.
Listen to talks given in the mid-Sixties when Suzuki Roshi was establishing his style of teaching for the "beginners" in the Bay Area. They are the basis of his much-loved book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
“One of the most inspiring classes I’ve ever taken at San Francisco Zen Center.” —Rev. Shosan Victoria Austin, Zen Teacher
“It’s so wonderful to close my eyes and be in the room with him. Thank you.” — Marcia Lieberman, Artist, Photographer, Zen practitioner
“Endearing. His sense of humor was just delightful for me. Adorable.” — Nancy Yamahiro, Zen practitioner