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Guide to the Cambridge Buddhist Association Recordings

Summary

Twenty-two quarter-inch open reel audio tapes related to lectures recorded at the Cambridge Buddhist Association, Cambridge, MA. Includes recordings related to Shin'ichi Hisamatsu, D.T. Suzuki, and Alan Watts.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11565
Title
Cambridge Buddhist Association Recordings
Date
1957-1967 and undated
Extent
22 audiovisual items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Twenty-two quarter-inch open reel audio tapes related to lectures recorded at the Cambridge Buddhist Association, Cambridge, MA. Includes recordings related to Shin'ichi Hisamatsu, D.T. Suzuki, and Alan Watts.

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Arrangement

Chronological where dates are available.

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[Identification of item], Cambridge Buddhist Association Recordings, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Hisamatsu lecture (student) II, Harvard Divinity School Rm. 2, 1957-10-14
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0017
Hisamatsu and Suzuki talk, Hotel Continental, 1957-10-19
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0019
Hisamatsu lecture (student) V, 1957-12-16
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0016
Monks chanting at Koya-San (Alan Watts recording), 1967
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0002
5. Ceremony at Butsuden, Fusatsu, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0001
7. Breakfast ceremony, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0007
10. Special ceremony at HATTO for protection against fire; Daihannga Tendoku (Kabōsai); 3 times Prajñāpāramitā sutra; Juryōbon, Buttyōsonshō-darani, Shōsaimyokithijyō-darani, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0012
13. Mr. Inoue, Dogen Zazen qi, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0003
14. Continued from 13. Koya-san ceremony of discourse on religion, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0011
15. Mr. Katagini, chanting sutras, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0008
17. Rev. Zenkyo Nakagawa - Koyasan, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0005
20. Myonjinji, ceremony in honor of founder; same temple -- women ringing "sambatsuka" bells, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0010
24. 1. Shōsai-myō Kichi-jō darani; 2. Myōhō-renge-kyō Kanze-on-bosatsu fumon-bon-ge; 3. Sandō-Kai; 4. Hōkyō zan-mai; 5. Bucchō-son-shō darani; 6. Kan-ro-mon, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0006
25. Syosai myo kichij yō darani; Myohorengekyo kanmonfumon bonge; Sandōkai: Hokyozanmai; Bucchyo sonsyo darani; Kan yo mon, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0009
Japanese poetry; Sanskrit, Prajñāpāramitā sutra, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0013
Evening ceremony in Butsuden, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0014
Practice tape, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0015
Mr. Matsunami, Jado-Shu service, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0018
Za-zen discussion, Watts and Schloegl; Eiheiji - morning sutras, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0020
Alan Watts, World of Consciousness, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0021
Alan Watts, Net of Jewels, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0022
Dr. Hisamatsu's Paper Zen Art, undated
Original 1/4-inch audio reel
Box 1
Audio-reel RL11565-RR-0004
 

Historical Note

The Cambridge Buddhist Association was informally founded in 1957 when D.T. Suzuki moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts and befriended John and Elsie Mitchell, who ran a vast library of books on Buddhism and held zazen for various practitioners. The institution was incorporated in 1959 and remains active. In 1979 Maurine Stuart, a Rinzai rōshi, became President of the organization, and several influential Buddhist teachers in the United States have been members. -- Wikipedia

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Provenance

The Cambridge Buddhist Association Recordings were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Craig Breaden, December 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0099