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San Do Kai Talk

Shunryu Suzuki in the zendo at Tassajara June 3, 1970

Lecture on San Do Kai with clips from service

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai,
University of California Press

The original black and white with no sound - Complete footage (191 Mb) (15:46)

Branches of the Sandokai - with Suzuki's voice added (123 Mb) from One Particle of Dust, a DVD produced by Timothy O'Conner Fraser, Michael Wenger - (c) 2005 - SFZC - Voice from the lecture audio synched with footage from the film plus stills. Presented now alone in one piece, having combined this footage from several places in that DVD. More on it at the bottom of the video main page.

Here's a version of the section with Suzuki's voice synched on the SFZC site.

Slide show with stills taken from this film


Youtube playlist for this film

Page for this lecture given on June 3, 1970 - with links to transcripts and audio

Sandokai lecture chart


Stills from the Film - coming












Mel Weitsman                                       Alan Marlow

Mel Weitsman                                  Mariane Derby, Alan Marlow, ?


Marian Derby (Mountain, Wisberg)


Right side: Jerry Fuller, Tim Aston, EL Hazelwood, Craig Boyan, ?

Left side ?

Dianne (Daya) Goldschlag


Dianne and Angie Runyan                  Reb Anderson




I prepared the blackboard for these lectures, studied the Sandokai in the Chinese and Japanese at the time with Suzuki though not at great length. Very tolerant of Suzuki to allow such awful chalkmanship. - DC


This page started 9-30-15. Branches of the SDK added 10-21-15. Slide show added 10-29-16