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long-awaited aMiiion 
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P2 - from an article on needing money to buy land for monastery






P11 - article on the new Haiku zendo






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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.




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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. 
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, 
Rita, when their first child, Christina, was born on August 20.



Katagiri Lectures from Los Altos, pp67-68 - PDF



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From an article on three new archbishops in Japan replacing three who died.



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P23 - from Report on 69 winter spring practice period






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From Lectures by Dainin Katagiri Sensei - PDF


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P20 in discussion on City Practice






Barry Mason




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Katagiri only - PDF





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KATAGIRI-ROSHI Katagiri-roshi has been our teacher since 1964. With 
Suzuki-roshi he has been deeply responsible for the development Of the Buddhist 
life and teaching at Zen Center. In recent years as Suzuki-roshi became older






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but his presence and influence 
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of the 
of Zen students America. 
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his family arrived December 15th, in the 
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neigh rink. 
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With about thirty 
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for the daylong quiet needed for 
We like buy a farm 
to begin if for quiet P"ctice and 
gardening. With this in are 
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and Diwu"ion lectures often 
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Katagiri visits - PDF



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Katagiri invited to be interim abbot of SFZC, p-8-10 - PDF



WB 84-2 Fall


Kat lect - Magnanimity - PDF



WB 85-1 Summer


Katagiri lecture - True Heart - PDF






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P23 - Rowena Pattee







P35 - I add this because it reminds me of Katagiri at his desk on the ground floor of Sokoji. He was in charge of the fundraising for a new temple and there was a blackboard or something with the count on that. It didn't look to me like his tasks for the Japanese congregation were fun work. - dc



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 P26  - from a Harvest of Poems - Meditation Retreat with Thich Nat hahn



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Dying together P3 - PDF


Dainin Katagiri In Memoriam by Michael Wenger, funeral by Yvonne Rand, Eulogy by Reb Anderson, P21 - PDF


P24 - Excerpt from Natalie Goldberg's Wild Mind - PDF











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Hokubei Sesshin at Tassajara with priests from Japan, US, Europe, Brazil - report

P39,40 - PDF



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Shogoji 1st International Practice Period - PDF



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Ryokan Steve Weintraub lecture - PDF




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 P35 - from Ed Brown lecture



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 Interview with Yvonne Rand by Barbara Wenger p10 - 17 - PDF










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From Blanch Hartman's Mt. Seat Ceremony - p14






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 P7 - from a talk by Blanch Hartman



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P11 - Katharine Thanas



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P9 - from a lecture by Steve Weintraub




P37 from an article by Michael Wenger full of neat short teachings



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P20 - in an article by Mick Sopko on the 30th anniversary of Green Gulch Farm



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 P29 from Honoring Peace by Sojun Mel Weitsman



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