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Guide to the Philip Kapleau papers, 1952-2009 and undated

Summary

Zen Buddhist teacher and author of "The Three Pillars of Zen." Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Kapleau was a chief court reporter for the Nuremberg Trials and also covered the Tokyo War Crimes Trials. While in Japan for the trials, he met and was influenced by D.T. Suzuki and other Zen practitioners, which led him to become a serious student of Zen in Japan. Eventually, he returned to the United States and founded the Rochester Zen Center (New York) in 1966. Most of the papers relate to Kapleau's role as a Zen teacher, to his writings, and to personal concerns such as his health and Parkinson's disease. Some of Kapleau's notes are written in shorthand, and there are some materials in Japanese. The recorded teishos (dharma talks) were mainly recorded during sesshin (retreats) and span 30 years. According to the tape labels, there are various speakers including Kapleau, Toni Packer, and Bodhin Kjolhede (all of whom led the Rochester Zen Center at different times).

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11661
Title
Philip Kapleau papers
Date
1952-2009 and undated
Creator
Kapleau, Philip, 1912-2004
Extent
24 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Papers related to Kapleau's role as a Zen teacher, to his writings, and to his personal concerns such as his health and Parkinson's disease. He corresponded with students and Zen practitioners all over the world and kept copies of his responses. There are a few notable letters from the 1950s, one from D.T. Suzuki and one from Hakuun Yasutani (written to Kapleau's sister Jean Kapleau). Many of the letters are from people who learned about Kapleau by reading his book, "The Three Pillars of Zen." Other letters pertain to the Rochester Zen Center (New York) and many other Zen centers. The subject files contain articles (many that are written by others), clippings, newsletters, and notes related to politics, animal rights, religion, environmentalism, Zen workshops, psychotherapy, travel, and health and diet. Some of Kapleau's notes are written in shorthand and there are some materials in Japanese. The recorded teishos (dharma talks) were mainly recorded during sesshin (retreats). According to the tape labels, there are various speakers including Kapleau, Toni Packer, and Bodhin Kjolhede (all of whom led the Rochester Zen Center at different times).

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Arrangement

Arranged into three series: Correspondence, Subject Files, and Recorded Teishos (Dharma talks). Original file names were maintained when possible.

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[Identification of item], The Philip Kapleau Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

A, 1977-1999
(4 folders)
Box 1
Abe, Masao, 1977-1980
Box 1
Aitken, Robert, 1973-1999
(2 folders)
Box 1
Animals and Buddhism articles, 1983-1986
Box 1
Argentina, 1982-1986
Box 1
Australia, 1980-1988
Box 1
B, 1963-2004
(8 folders)
Box 1
Baker, Randy, 1993-1995
Box 1
Beacon Press, 1988
Box 1
Bedard, Jim, 1996-1999
Box 1
Bishop, Mitra, 1987-2002
(2 folders)
Box 1
Blackman, Sushila, 1995
Box 1
Blofield, John, 1965-1986
Box 15
Brazil, 1980-1984
Box 15
Buddhists Concerned for Animals, 1982-1985
Box 1
Buddhist Peace Fellowship, 1995
Box 1
C, 1971-2002
(4 folders)
Box 1
Canada, 1989-1994
Box 1
Carlson, Chet and Dorris, 1965-1967
(2 folders)
Box 1
Ch'an Center: Ven. Sheng-yen, 1984-1985
Box 1
Chapin Mill Fundraising, 1996-2002
Box 1
Chapin, Ralph and Sanna, 1967-1979
Box 1
Chapin, Ralph, 1980-1987
Box 1
Chicago Zen Center, 1984-2000
Box 1
Chile, 1984
Box 1
China, 1981-1994
Box 1
To Cherish All Life, 1981-1998
Box 1
To Cherish All Life Chinese edition, 1983-1999
Box 1
Colombia, 1979-1985
Box 1
Congressmen, 1993-1994
Box 1
Costa Rica, 1982-1986
Box 15
Costa Rica, 1995-1996
Box 1
Curtiss, Kshantin, 1993-1995
Box 1
Czechoslovakia, 1990
Box 1
D, 1980-2003
(4 folders)
Box 2
Death and Dying, 1972-1974
Box 2
Death and Dying Book, 1986-1988
Box 2
Democrat and Chronicle, 1970-1983
Box 2
Denver Zen Center, 1983-2003
(3 folders)
Box 2
Doubleday, 1975-1996
(3 folders)
Box 2
Doubleday, Trace Murphy, 1994-1995
Box 2
E, 1981-2001
(2 folders)
Box 2
Eisendrath, Polly and Ed Epstein, 1993-2000
(3 folders)
Box 2
Embler, Ken, 1993-2000
Box 2
England, 1980-1994
(2 folders)
Box 2
Ecuador, 1980
Box 15
F, 1980-2003
(4 folders)
Box 2
Faust, George, 1992-2001
(2 folders)
Box 2
France, 1983-1992
(2 folders)
Box 2
Frank, Casey, 1989-2004
(2 folders)
Box 2
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order Ven. Sangharakshita, 1973-1986
Box 2
Frey, Edward, 1994
Box 2
G, 1989-1997
Box 2
G, 1980-2003
(5 folders)
Box 3
Germany, 1980-1995
(2 folders)
Box 3
Granat, Bob and Carolyn, 1992-1999
Box 3
Gratwick, Harriet, 1991-1998
Box 3
Greulich, Peter, 1994-2001
Box 3
H, 1980-2003
(4 folders)
Box 3
H, 1984-1988
Box 15
Hanh, Thich Nhat, 1973-1974
Box 3
Hungary, 1974
Box 3
I, 1982-2001
Box 3
India, 1968-1984
Box 15
Institute for Advanced Studies of World Religions, 1983-1985
Box 3
Israel, 1982-1987
Box 3
Italy, 1971-1986
Box 3
J, 1980-2001
(3 folders)
Box 3
Jamaica, 1974-1976
Box 3
Japan, 1966-1992
(2 folders)
Box 3
Jones, Ken, 1980-1986
Box 3
K, 1967-2004
(5 folders)
Box 3
Kapleau, Maitreyi (deLancey), 1987-2000
Box 3
Kapleau and Mauterer-Levy Wedding Invitation, undated
Box 15
Kapleau, Sudarshana, 1992-2003
(2 folders)
Box 3
Korea, 1989
Box 3
Kraft, Ken, 1978-2002
(2 folders)
Box 3
Kraft, Ken Book on the Three Pillars, 1998-1999
Box 3
Kramer, Charlotte and Lee, 1992-1997
Box 3
L, 1968-1988
(2 folders)
Box 3
L, 1988-2002
(2 folders)
Box 4
Lang, Richard, 1989-1992
Box 4
Langer, Stephen, Dr., 1992-1993
Box 4
Leisure-Automation Age, 1966-1969
Box 4
Lesser, Elizabeth (Omega), 1995
Box 4
Letter to people who inquire about practicing Zen in Japan, 1983
Box 4
Letters to be read at Teishos, 1966-1995
(4 folders)
Box 4
Life Center for Attitudinal Healing, 1987
Box 4
Lincoln, Abe, 1863
Box 4
Literary Agents, 1975-1995
Box 4
Lithuania, 1990-1992
Box 4
Lovegren, James, 1996-1997
Box 4
Lumbini project, 1984-1988
Box 4
M, 1979-2003
(8 folders)
Box 4
Madison Zen Center, 1984-1985
Box 4
Mandel, Charles, 1996
Box 4
Martin, Rafe (Jataka Tales), 1992-1999
(2 folders)
Box 4
Mc, 1981-1988
(2 folders)
Box 4
McNally, James, 1996-2000
Box 4
Media and Periodicals, 1973-1980
Box 4
Mellor, Gary, 1993-1994
Box 4
Mexico, 1987-1995
Box 4
Mountain Cloud Zen Center, 1985-1986
Box 4
Moyers, Scott, 1993-1996
Box 4
N, 1981-2001
(2 folders)
Box 4
Nakashima, George, 1975-1978
Box 4
Netherlands and territories including Antilles, 1970-1984
Box 4
New York Times, 1965-1979
Box 4
New Zealand, 1970-1973
Box 4
Nigeria, 1985
Box 15
Norway, 1970-1977
Box 4
O, 1979-2000
(2 folders)
Box 4
Other Centers, 1979-1994
Box 5
P, 1980-1995
(3 folders)
Box 5
Packer, Toni, 1992-2002
Box 5
Panama, 1975
Box 5
Parabola magazine, 1985
Box 5
Paragon House, 1989-1990
Box 5
Parker, Frankie, 1996
Box 5
Petry, Vondell, 1978-1997
Box 5
Pleasant Valley Ranch, 1993-1996
Box 5
Poland, 1974-1988
(5 folders)
Box 5
Poland, 1977-1994
Box 15
Prisoners, 1974-1983
Box 5
Providence Zen Center Ven. Seung Sahn Seun, 1976-1985
Box 5
Puerto Rico, 1975
Box 5
Pulleyn, Chris, 1966-1995

Includes materials related to writing a biography about Philip Kapleau, including correspondence from Polly Young-Eisendrath, articles, and interviews.

Box 5
Q, 1985-1997
Box 5
R, 1980-2002
(4 folders)
Box 5
Ramirez, Juan, 1975-1983
Box 5
Rider and Co., 1983
Box 5
Robert Mitchell's Book on Buddha, 1986-1987
Box 5
Roberts, Tom, 1978-2002
(3 folders)
Box 5
Robicheck, Jim, 1991-1998
Box 5
Rochester Zen Center, 1977-1996
Box 5
Rockefeller, Stephen, 1975-1988
Box 5
Rolodex, 1986-1987, undated
Box 18
Romania, 1979-1983
Box 5
Rose, James (Leon Shipper), 1967-1983
Box 5
Rowe, Stephen, 1993
Box 5
S, 1974-1995
(3 folders)
Box 5
S, 1981-2002
(4 folders)
Box 6
Sandberg, Ruth, 1969-1997
Box 6
Sangharakshita and F.W.B.O., 1973-1994
Box 6
Satcher, David and Sonya, 1993-2003
Box 6
Schmookler, Andrew Bard, 1988-1998
Box 6
Schremser, Ethel, 1973-1979
Box 6
Scotland, undated
Box 6
Sheldon, Jon, 1990-1997
Box 6
Shen, C.T., 1981-1984
Box 6
Singapore, 1989
Box 6
Shambhala Publications, 1999-2000
Box 6
Shortz, Alan, 1985
Box 6
Spain, 1971-1985
Box 6
Spain (Mallorca), 1978-1984
Box 6
Special letters to Kapleau, 1985-1998
Box 6
South Africa, 1979-1990
(2 folders)
Box 6
Sri Lanka, 1971-1973
Box 6
Stephens, Helen, 1977-1979
Box 6
Sung, Dr (Korean Leader), 1993
Box 6
Suzuki, Daisetz T., 1957
Box 15
Sweden, 1972-1994
Box 6
Switzerland, 1971-1988
Box 6
T, 1986-2002
(2 folders)
Box 6
Taiwan, visit to, 1982-1995
(3 folders)
Box 6
Tangen Harada Roshi, 1970-1989
Box 6
re: Tendzin, Osel, Homosexuality and Buddhism, 1989-1991
Box 6
The Three Pillars of Zen Reissue 89/99, 1971-1999
Box 6
Toronto Zen Centre, 1984-1996
Box 6
U, 1991-2001
Box 6
V, 1988-1995
Box 6
Vermont Zen Center, 1986-2000
Box 6
W, 1982-2004
(2 folders)
Box 6
Wilcove, Marcy, 1974-1998
Box 6
Y, 1981-1997
Box 6
Yamada, Kyozo, 1954
Box 6
Yasutani, Ryoko (Hakuun), 1957
Box 6
Young-Eisendrath, Polly, 1966-2002
Box 7
Yugoslavia, 1988-1994
Box 7
Z, 1996-1998
Box 7
Zen Center of Los Angeles, Taizan Maezumi Roshi, 1973-1984
Box 7
Zen Center San Francisco, Richard Baker Roshi, 1968-1986
Box 7
Zen Hospice, 1991-1995
Box 7
Zen Meditation Center, Hollywood, Florida, 1992-1996
Box 7
The Zen of Living and Dying (formerly "The Wheel of Life and Death"), 1994-1998
Box 7
Zen Merging of East and West Germany, 2002
Box 7
Zen Studies Society, Dai Bosatsu Zendo, Eido Tai Shimano Roshi, 1972-1986
Box 7
80th Birthday Events, 1965-1992
Box 7
A, 1967-1992
Box 7
Abortion, Euthanasia, 1963-1978
Box 7
Abuses of Power and the Precepts by Kapleau, 1984
Box 7
Affiliate Centers, 1984-1985
Box 7
Agriculture, Climates, Earthquakes, 1976-1980
Box 15
Akegarasu, Haya, 1968-1975
Box 7
Aikido, Tai Chi-Chuan, Gurdjieff, Subud, etc, 1967-1978
Box 7
Alexander Technique, 1979-1982
Box 7
American Anti-Vivisection Society, 1991
Box 7
Animals, 1967-2000
Box 7
Animals and Buddhism: Source Materials, 1960-1984, undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Animals and Buddhism: Source Materials, 1970-1983
Box 15
Animal Experimentation, 1980-1985, undated
Box 7
Animal Images, 1982-1983, undated
Box 7
Animals Newsletters, 1985
Box 7
Animal Research, 1990-1997
Box 7
Animal Slaughter, 1984-1985
Box 7
Animal Welfare, 1978-1986
(2 folders)
Box 7
Art Dealers, Figures, 1974-1980
Box 7
Articles about the Center and Its Members, 1965-1980
Box 7
Articles by Philip Kapleau, 1960-1994
(2 folders)
Box 7
Artwork, 1987
Box 7
Bassui, Yaeko Iwasaki, "The Three Pillars of Zen" Photographs, 1976
Box 7
Beekeeping, 1970-1972
Box 7
Biondi, Joann articles, 1987-1994
Box 7
Book Inserts for "Zen Dawn"and "To Cherish All Life", Undated
Box 7
Buddha and Mao by Dick Ringler, 1981
Box 7
Buddha Figures Photographs, 1968, undated
Box 7
Buddha Image, 1972-1981, undated
Box 7
Buddha Mexican, 1978-1979
(2 folders)
Box 15
Buddhism, 1965-2000, undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Buddhism, 1974
Box 15
Buddhism in the West Chapter, Undated
Box 7
Buddhism Miscellaneous Notes and Articles, 1952-1985
Box 7
Buddhism Miscellaneous Notes and Articles, 1956-1994
(4 folders)
Box 8
Buddhist Centers, 1993-1996, undated
Box 8
Buddhist Economics, 1975-1976, undated
Box 8
Buddhist Peace Fellowship, 1990-1991
Box 8
Buddhist, what it means to be a, 1971-1974
Box 8
Budget, Receipts, Expenses, 1994-2002
Box 8
Berry, Lynn interview, 1991-1993
Box 8
Buddhist Stories for Children, Undated
Box 8
C, 1973-1992
(2 folders)
Box 8
Calendar, 1995
Box 8
Ceremonies, 1973-1992
Box 8
Ceremony of Confession and Repentance, 1972
Box 8
Ceremony of the Release of the Animals, 1973
Box 8
The Climate of the Monastic Prayer, 1964
Box 8
Chants, 1972-1982
Box 8
Chants, translations, 1969-1989, undated
(2 folders)
Box 8
To Cherish all Life, Reviews, 1981-1995, undated
Box 8
China article and slide show information, 1981-1982, undated
Box 8
China Literature, 1974-1984
Box 8
China Pilgrimage Article, 1982
Box 8
China Pilgrimage Article Notes, 1959-1982, undated
Box 8
China Pilgrimage Article with PK's Epilogue, 1981-1983, undated
Box 8
China Travel, 1984-1985
Box 8
China Trip, 1978-1981
(2 folders)
Box 8
Chinmoy, Sri, 1988-1998
Box 15
Cookbook, Roshi's notes for introduction, 1984-1985
Box 8
Conference of Western Buddhist Meditation Teachers, 1993
Box 8
Consciousness, Pain, Sex and Time, 1995, undated
Box 8
Costa Rica, 1979-1983
Box 8
Creationism, Church and State Separation, 1966-1982
Box 8
The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service, 1958
Box 8
Crime and Violence, Punishment, Prison, 1966-1979
Box 8
Czechoslovakia, 1979
Box 8
D, 1972-1993, undated
Box 8
Daido Loori Mt. Tremper, undated
Box 8
Daisan, Guidelines for, undated
Box 8
Dalai Lama, 1989-1993
Box 8
Dalai Lama and the Jews, 1990
Box 8
Death, 1960-1993
Box 8
Death, 1967-1988
(8 folders)
Box 9
Death, grief and bereavement, 1965-1987
Box 9
Death, hospice, 1972-1986
Box 9
Death, karma, 1974-1987
Box 9
Death, living wills, 1974-1987
Box 9
Articles on Death and Dying Since the Publication of the Wheel of Life and Death, 1968-1991
(2 folders)
Box 9
Disciples of Philip Kapleau, 1962-1995
Box 9
Dogen: His Writings and Materials About him, 1959-1973, undated
Box 9
Drugs, Psychedelics, Pot etc., 1963-1990
Box 9
Dying, 1958-1988
(3 folders)
Box 9
Dying, euthanasia, 1962-1987
Box 9
Ecology and Economy, Environment, 1969-1993, undated
Box 9
Ecumenical Conference, Peace Prayer, Mexico, 1989 June 30
Box 9
Education of a Japanese Banker Article, 1978
Box 9
Elder, John "Japan and US Embassy", 1992
Box 9
Ethics and Morality, 1984-1991
Box 9
Faith and Belief, 1969-1992
Box 9
Faith in Mind, 1972-1979
Box 9
Florida House, 1989-1997
Box 15
Flowers Poem, Undated
Box 9
Food Macrobiotics, 1966-1972
Box 10
Founders Day Talk, 1975 August
Box 10
Govinda, Lama, 1964-1979
Box 10
The Hands by D.T. Suzuki, 1952
Box 10
Harada-Roshi, 1962-1971
Box 10
Healing, Therapies, Medical, 1970-1984
Box 10
Health, 1967-2002
(7 folders)
Box 10
Health, cancer, 1963-1978
(4 folders)
Box 10
Health, Diet, 1972-1993
Box 10
Health, Parkinson's, 1981-2002
(3 folders)
Box 10
Health Parkinson's Hope Newsletter, 1991-1995
Box 10
Health Prostate, 1981-1991
Box 10
Health Sleep, 1988-1994
Box 10
Heaven on Earth by Roger S Gottlieb, 1991
Box 10
The Holographic Model by Renee Weber, 1988
Box 10
Is Humanity Suicidal by E. O. Wilson, 1993
Box 10
Hunger, 1981-1983
Box 10
Illiteracy, 1984-1986
Box 10
India "Art and the Life of India", 1985
Box 10
Indians (Native), 1981
Box 10
Indonesia, 1967-1983
Box 10
Insight Meditation Practice Manual, 1977
Box 10
International Networks for Religion of Animals, 1989
Box 10
Islam, 1982
Box 10
Japan and China, articles about, 1986-1992
Box 10
Japan, articles about, 1963-1993
Box 10
Japan clippings, 1995
Box 10
Japanese Gravestones, 1966 June
Box 10
Judaism, 1980-1985
Box 10
Jukai, 1964-1996
Box 11
Kapleau Obituaries, 2004
Box 15
Karma, 1959-1986
Box 11
Kensho experiences not under Kapleau, 1963-1969
Box 11
Kisa Gotami Mustard Seed Story, 1957
Box 11
Koan Number 47:Tosotsu's Three Barriers, undated
Box 11
Koans, 1952-1972, undated
Box 11
Language, 1948-1986
Box 11
Lectures on Hakuin Zenji's Chant in Praise of Zazen draft by Yamada Mumon and translated by Kenneth Craft, 1975
Box 11
Living Will of Philip Kapleau, 1988-1997
Box 11
M, 1974-1987
Box 11
Man's Justice and God's Justice" by Kapleau, 1993-1994
Box 11
Meditation and Everyone manuscript draft by Subagh Singh Khalsa, 1993
Box 11
Meditations and Death, 1987-1990
Box 11
Meditations, Zen and Other Traditions, 1963-1987
Box 11
Miami Kannon, 1994
Box 11
Midori Gallery, Sachi, 1995
Box 11
Miscellaneous, 1954-1999
(4 folders)
Box 11
Miscellaneous, 1965-1996
(4 folders)
Box 11
Monasticism, Ordination, Celibacy and The Lay Order, 1959-1986
(3 folders)
Box 11
Morita Therapy, 1958-1971
Box 11
Muktananda/Baker, Coevolution journal, 1983
Box 11
Music, Records, Tapes, 1969-1973
Box 11
Mystical Experiences of the Labor Camps by Mihajlo Mihajlov, 1977-1983
Box 11
Mysticism, 1967
Box 11
N, 1984-1990
Box 11
National Health Federation, 1956-1975
Box 11
Newsletters of Various Zen Centers, 1984-1996
(2 folders)
Box 11
Nonviolence, 1985-1986
Box 11
Non-violence in Theravada Buddhism draft by Don Swearer, 1986
Box 11
Norway, 1988-1990
Box 11
Nuclear, 1977-1986
Box 11
Old Age, 1979-1980
Box 12
Omega "Eldering", 1976-1994
Box 12
Omega Institute, 1962-1991
Box 12
Organ Donation, 1984-1987
Box 12
Oversize Print Materials, 1983-1990, undated

New Mexican Sesshin Facility Plan; Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Snyder, and Philip Kapleau Event in New York Poster; Taller de Zen Event in Mexico.

Oversize-folder 1
Out-of-town workshops and sesshins, 1966-1983
Box 12
Oxherding Verses Various Translations, 1963
Box 12
P, 1982-1984
Box 12
Packer, Toni Split from Rochester Zen Center, 1981
Box 12
Packer, Toni Springwater Center, 1995
Box 12
Packing List for Roshi, 1979-1985
Box 15
Pain, 1973-1991
Box 12
Paloma (P.K.'s dog), 1987
Box 15
Pamphlets, Journals, and Ephemera, 1958-1996
(2 folders)
Box 12
Paranormal Phenomena, M. Crichton's Reply to Critics Thereof, Undated
Box 12
Patriarchs, First Five, 1974
Box 12
Peace March, 1982
Box 12
Persian Gulf Crisis, F.O.R. Statement, 1990
Box 12
Physics, 1983 March
Box 12
PK Interview with Ken Kraft Yoga Journal, 1991
Box 12
Plant Sensitivity, 1971-1983
Box 12
Poland, 1983
Box 12
The Politics of Prajna by Nelson Foster, Undated
Box 15
Population and Hunger, 1976-1986
Box 12
Posture and Breathing, 1972-1980
Box 12
Pseudo-Religions and Cults, EST, Arica, Moon Scientology, 1967-1991
Box 12
Psychology, 1968-1993
Box 12
Psychology, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Brain Waves, 1963-1983
(2 folders)
Box 12
Pyramids, 1972-1978
Box 12
Questions and Answers about Zazen, undated
Box 12
Rebirth, 1972-1987
Box 12
Rebirth near death experiences, 1956-1986
Box 12
Religion, 1957-1992
(5 folders)
Box 12
Rochester Zen Center, 1976-1999
(3 folders)
Box 12
Rochester Zen Center 20th Anniversary, 1983-1986
Box 13
Rochester Zen Center 30th Anniversary, 1996-2002
Box 13
Rockefeller, Steven, 1981-1994
Box 13
Right to Die Society, undated
Box 13
Rinzai Roku, 1991
Box 13
Rituals, Ceremonies, Celebrations, 1965-1976
Box 13
Roshi Kapleau's Formal Students, 1990
Box 13
Roshi's Japanese Books, 1979
Box 13
Sandberg, Ruth Talks, 1974-1986
Box 13
Science (astronomy, archeology, etc), 1956-1984
Box 13
Sekida, Katsuki, 1967-1970
(2 folders)
Box 13
11-Sep-01, 2001
Box 13
Dr Shen Monastery, 1991
Box 13
Social Security and Medicare, 1960-1994
Box 13
Soka Gakkai and Toynbee article, 1984
Box 15
Sonam Remedies, 1991-1992
Box 13
Staff Guidelines South Florida Center, Undated
Box 13
Stupas, 1983-1985
Box 13
Suffering in Religions of the World by John Bowker, 1970
Box 13
Suicide, 1951-1988
Box 13
Sunshine Magazine Profile of Kapleau by Joann Biondi, 1994
Box 13
Suzuki D. T., 1950-1960
Box 13
Symbols, 1963-1978
Box 13
Teishos, 1974-1994
Box 13
Teishos non-koan, 1968-1993
Box 13
Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Snyder, and Philip Kapleau Event in New York, 1983
Box 13
Thich Nhat Hanh, Disciplines of His Order, Undated
Box 15
Thought Understanding in Wittgenstein and Zen draft by John Canfield, 1974
Box 13
Three Pillars Audio Project, 1995
Box 13
Three Pillars of Zen, materials and translations for, 1957, undated
Box 13
Three Pillars of Zen Reviews, 1965-1996
Box 13
Transcendental Meditation an expose, 1993
Box 13
The Tree Sitter and the Sesame Seed by pb hunter, Undated
Box 13
Vegetarianism, 1951-2001
(4 folders)
Box 13
Venezuela, 1989
Box 13
Violence and Religion, 1982
Box 13
Weddings, 1967-1996
Box 13
Wheel of Life General, 1988-1993
Box 13
Wheel of Life and Death omitted material, 1989-1998
Box 13
Wheel of Life and Death Reviews and Quotations, 1989-1990
Box 13
Work, 1966-1995
Box 13
Yoga, 1971-1976
Box 13
Zen and Buddhism, Masao Abe, 1965-1976
Box 13
Zen and Business, 1966-1975
Box 13
Zen and Psychotherapy, 1972-1993
(2 folders)
Box 13
Zen: Dawn in the West, French Translation, 1980-1981
Box 14
Zen Meditation Center, Hollywood, Florida, 1993-1995
Box 14
Zen: Merging of East and West, 1988
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B: Baso's "Very Mind" Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1975 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0063
B: Kyogen's Moon Up a Tree Sesshin Day 6 Roshi Kapleau, 1976 October
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0034
A: Roshi Kapleau Interview in Canada, 1979
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0001
A: Dogen III - Buddhists Points to Watch in Buddhist Training; B: Day 3 - 5 day sesshin Roshi Kapleau, 1979 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0002
A: Dogen III - Buddhist Points to Watch in Buddhist Training 5 day 3; B: Roshi Philip Kapleau, 1979 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0003
1: Rochester Zen Center Chanting Services; 2: Affirming Faith in Mind, 1979 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0004
B: Selections from "The Practice of Zen," Hsu Yun, Hsing Tao, Ta Hui. Seshin Day 1 Roshi Kapleau, 1979 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0069
2: Faith, 2 Monks Roll Up Blinds Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1980 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0038
Poetry of Rilke, Hanshan, Ryukan, 1980 July 29

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0005
Abbot Obora on Heart Sutra Sesshin Day I, 1980 August

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0006
Abbot Obora on Heart Sutra Sesshin Day II, 1980 August

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0007
Abbot Obora on Heart Sutra Sesshin Day III, 1980 August

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0008
Abbot Obora on Heart Sutra Sesshin Day IV, 1980 August

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0009
Abbot Obora on Heart Sutra Sesshin Day V, 1980 August

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0010
1: Three Jewels - Life of Buddha Sesshin Day 1 Roshi Kapleau; 2: 10 Items of Good Character from Various Points of View, 3 Resolutions, Roshi Kapleau, 1980 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0011
A: Sesshin 1st Day; B: Roshi Philip Kapleau 3 Jewels - Life of Buddha, 1980 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0012
Zen Master Bankei Sesshin Day 3, 1981 March

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0013
Zen Master Bankei Sesshin Day 4, 1981 March

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0014
Zen Master Bankei Sesshin Day 5, 1981 March

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0015
Zen Master Joshu, 1981 March 22

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0016
Disciplines of Thich Nhat Hanh The Precepts, 1981 May

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0017
Disciplines of Thich Nhat Hanh The Precepts II, 1981 June

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0018
Nansen's One Stemmed Flower also Thich Nhat Hanh, 1981 June 28

Teisho by Toni Packer

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0019
Zen Master Ta Hui I Sesshin Day 3, 1981 June

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0020
Zen Master Ta Hui II Sesshin Day 4, 1981 June

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0021
Zen Master Ta Hui III Sesshin Day 5, 1981 June

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0022
Letter from Bassui Sesshin Day 6, 1981 June

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0023
Platform Sutra of Sixth Patriarch Sesshin Day 1, 1981 July

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0024
Platform Sutra of Sixth Patriarch Sesshin Day 2, 1981 July

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0025
Platform Sutra of Sixth Patriarch Sesshin Day 3, 1981 July

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0026
Platform Sutra of Sixth Patriarch Sesshin Day 4, 1981 July

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0027
The Precepts, 1981 July

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0028
Teaching of Huang Po Sesshin Day 5, 1981 July

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0029
Joshu's Newborn Baby Hitler, children, 1981 August 23

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0030
Bodhidharma's Peace of Mind Sesshin Day 7, 1981 October

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0031
3 Resolutions, 3 Treasures, Precepts Jukai - First Precept, Roshi Kapleau, 1982
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0032
1: Dogen Shobogenzo-Zuimonki Sesshin Roshi Kapleau; 2: Tosatsu's 3 Barriers Day 6 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0033
A: Hakuin - Orategama - Letter Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 October
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0034
1: Dogen Shobogenzo Zuimonki I Roshi Kapleau; 2: Tosatsu's 3 Barriers Sesshin Day 6 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0035
1: 3 Letters Tempyo's 2 Mistakes Roshi Kapleau, 1982 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0036
1: 3 letters "Tempyo's 2 Mistakes", 1982 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0037
1: It Will Go Along With All the Rest Roshi Kapleau, 1982 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0038
Bodhidharma and Mind Pacifying, 1982 October
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0039
1: The Diamond Sutra and Being Reviled - Also Comments on Nuclear War Roshi Kapleau; 2 Dogo's "I Won't Say," Also Koan Study Roshi Kapleau, 1982 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0040
The Diamond Sutra and Being Reviled - Also Comments on Nuclear War Roshi Kapleau, 1982 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0041
A: Joshu Sees Through Old Woman Sesshin Day 6 Koestler, 1982 May
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1: Hui Hai I Sesshin Day 1; 2: Hui Hai II Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0043
1: Hui Hai I; 2: Hui Hai II Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0044
Introduction to Koans and Mumonkan "Kicking Over Water Bottle" Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0045
What is Kensho - Post Kensho Practice - 2nd and 3rd precepts Roshi Kapleau, 1982 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0046
2: Joshu and Two Hermits, Talk on Freedom and Independence, 1982 July 4
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0066
B: Dogen - Shobogenzo IV "Causality", 1982 November
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0096
1: Hakuin - Orotogama - Letter Part 3 Sesshin Day 3; 2: Hakuin - Orategama - Letter Part 4 Sesshin Day 4 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 October
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0047
1: Step Forward from the Top of 100 Foot Pole Sesshin Day 7 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 November
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0048
Step Forward from the Top of 100 Foot Pole Sesshin Day 7 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 November
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0049
1: Life of the Buddha I Sesshin Day 1; 2: Life of the Buddha II Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0050
1: Life of the Buddha I Sesshin Day 1; 2: Life of the Buddha II Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1982 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0051
2: Help in Zen Nixon Roshi Kapleau, 1983 June
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0048
A: Po Shan Sesshin Day 4, 1982 December
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1: Po Shan Sesshin Day 4 Roshi Kapleau; 2: Buddha Holds Up a Flower Roshi Kapleau, 1982 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0053
1: Basui II Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0054
B: Joshu and 2 Hermits Sesshin Day 3, 1983 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0065
2: Nansen Kills the Cat Sesshn Day 6 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0037
No Mindedness, Anger, Modern Physics Roshi Kapleau, 1983 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0055
No Mindedness, Anger, Modern Physics Roshi Kapleau, 1983 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0056
Various Letter Buddhist Compassion Roshi Kapleau, 1983 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0057
1: Hakuin Yabukoji I Sesshin Day 1; 2: Hakuin Yabukoji II Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0058
Ordinary Mind Sesshin Day 4 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0059
1: Huang Po I Sesshin Day 1; 2: Huang Po II Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0060
Huang Po III Sesshin Day 3, 1983 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0061
Huan Po IV Sesshin Day 4 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0062
B: Talk by Monk of 3rd Seat Sesshin Day 5, 1983 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0042
A: Buddhist Compassion and Political Involvement Roshi Kapleau, 1983 October
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0063
B: Buddha Holds Up a Flower Sesshin Day 6, 1983 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0052
A: Hyakujo and the Fox Sesshin Day 6; B: Kyogen - Man/Tree Roshi Kapleau, 1983 October
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0064
A: Thinking Neither Good Nor Evil Sesshin Day 7 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 October
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0065
1: Practice of Zen (Hsu Vun) Sesshin Day 1, 1983 November
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0066
Myth and Mysticism Roshi Kapleau, 1983 December
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0067
1: Han Shan I Sesshin Day 3; 2: Han Shan II Sesshin Day 4 Roshi Philip Kapleau, 1983 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0068
A: A Non-Buddhist Questions the Buddha Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1983 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0069
2: Mu Sesshin Day 7, 1983 December
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0054
Letters, Culture, Technology Roshi Kapleau, 1984 April
Box 18
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0070
Response to Letter on Loneliness, 1984 April

Talk by Toni Packer, Genesee Valley Zen Center

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0071
Hakuin - Orategama I Sesshin Day 1, 1984 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0072
Nansen's Cat - Easter Roshi Kapleau, 1984 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0073
Oxherding Pictures I Roshi Kapleau, 1984 June 3
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0074
A: Oxherding Pictures II Sesshin Day 1 Roshi Kapleau, 1984 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0075
B: Ryutan Blows Out a Candle, 1983 June
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1: Ta Hui Letters and Lectures I Sesshin Day 2; 2: Ta Hui Letters and Lectures II Sesshin Day 3 Roshi Kapleau, 1984 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0076
A: Ta Hui Letters and Lectures Sesshin Day 2; B: Ta Hui II Sesshin Day 3 Roshi Kapleau, 1984 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0077
Concentration and Awareness Sesshin Day 3, 1984 June

Talk by Toni Packer, Genesee Valley Zen Center

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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0078
A: Joshu's Shirt Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1984 November
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0079
Precepts Roshi Kapleau, 1985
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0080
Einstein, Shanti-Deva Roshi Kapleau, 1985 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0081
A: Tozan Sesshin Day 7; B: Takosan Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1985 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0082
B: Practice of Zen - Chang Sesshin Day 2 Roshi Kapleau, 1985 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0086
Tozan's No Cold No Hot, 1985 June
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Dokusan Roshi, 1985 October
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A: On Harada Roshi on Buffalo Passing Through Window Sesshin Day 5; B: Yasutani Roshi on Mu Sesshin Day 7 Roshi Kapleau, 1985 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0085
B: Shakyamuni Holds Up a Flower Sesshin Day 6 Roshi Kapleau, 1985 December
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A: Life of the Buddha, 1985 December 2
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0086
B: Collected Works of Chinul Roshi Kapleau, 1986 April
Box 18
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0094
Letters, Articles, "Soft Answer", 1986 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0087
Shobogenzo Zuimonki II Sensei Bodhin, 1986 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0088
A: Zuigan Calls the Master Sesshin Day 4; B: Tokusan Carries His Bowls Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1986 May
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0089
A: Bodhidharma's "I Don't Know" Treatise on Contemplating Mind; Tokusan Carries His Bundle, 1986 May
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B: Hui-Neng and the Platform Sutra Sesshin Day 1 Roshi Kapleau, 1986 May
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A: Kempo's One Way Sesshin Roshi Kapleau, 1986 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0091
A: Totatsu's 3 Barriers Sesshin Day 6; B: Shizan Raises His Staff Sesshin Day 5 Roshi Kapleau, 1986 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0092
Transplanting Zen to America Bodhin Sensei, 1986 June
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A: Relaxation; Letter from John Blofeld, Roshi's Thoughts on Experience in Hospital, 1986 October
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A: Precepts 1986 I; B: Ta Hui I Roshi Kapleau, 1986 November, December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0095
A: Ummon's Everyday is a Good Day, 1986 December
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A: Way of Korean Zen II Bodhin; B: Sutra of Sixth Patriarch Bodhin, 1987 February, June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0097
Zen and Psychotherapy Sensei Bodhin, 1987 June
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B: Transgression is Wiped Out Kapleau, 1987 July
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0079
A: Issan Kicks the Water Bottle; B: Ketchu's Carts Roshi Kapleau, 1987 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0099
Precepts I Bodhin Sensei, 1988 January
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Precepts II Sensei Kjolhede, 1988 January
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Precepts III Bodhin Sensei, 1988 January
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0102
Life of Buddha Roshi Kapleau, 1988 January
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Life of Buddha II Roshi Kapleau, 1988 January
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0104
Autobiography of Harada Roshi Roshi Kapleau, 1988 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0105
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Bodhin, 1988 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0106
Purpose and Spirit of Dokusan Sesshin Day 3 Bodhin Sensei, 1988 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0107
Letters of Ta-Hui I Roshi Kapleau, 1989 March
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0108
Letters of Ta-Hui II Roshi Kapleau, 1989 March
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0109
Tun Huang Caves I Roshi Kapleau, 1989 March
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0110
Tun Huang Caves II Roshi Kapleau, 1989 March
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0111
Chinul I Bodhin Sensei, 1989 April
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Chinul II Bodhin Sensei, 1989 April
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Chinul III Bodhin Sensei, 1989 April
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Ryuge Asks Suibi and Rinzai Bodhin Sensei, 1989 April
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0115
Biography Harada Roshi I Roshi Kapleau, 1989 June
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Biography of Harada Roshi II Roshi Kapleau, 1989 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0117
Tangen Roshi, Roshi Kapleau, 1989 June
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Tangen Roshi II Roshi Kapleau, 1989 June
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Tokusan Carries His Bowls, 1989 June
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Think Neither Good Nor Evil Roshi Kapleau, 1989 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0121
Gensha's Man of Three Disabilities Roshi Kapleau, 1989 June
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0122
Talks of Bassui I, "Mud and Water" Sensei, 1989 December
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Talks of Bassui II Sensei, 1989 December
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Talks of Bassui IV Sensei, 1989 December
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Talks of Bassui V Sensei, 1989 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0126
The Life of the Buddha Sensei, 1989 December
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Commentary on the Poem "Flowers" Sensei, 1989 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0128
A: Bassui I; B: Commentary on "Flowers" Bodhin Sensei, 1989 December
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0129
The World as Sound and Music (Nada Brahma) Bodhin Sensei, 1990
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Zen Chanting, 1990
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Zen Teaching of Hui-Hai I Roshi, 1990 August
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Zen Teaching of Hui-Hai II Roshi, 1990 August
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Zen Teaching of Hui-Hai III Roshi, 1990 August
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No Cold or Heat Roshi, 1990 August
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Ramana Maharshi I, 1991 April
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Ramana Maharshi II, 1991 April
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Ramana Maharshi III, 1991 April
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Zibo The Last Great Chinese Zen Master, 1991 July
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Zibo II, 1991 July
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Zibo III, 1991 July
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Zibo IV, 1991 July
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The Practice of Zen C. C. Chang, 1991 July
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Kicking Over the Water Bottle, 1991 July
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Yakusan's King of the Deer, 1991 July
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A: Roshi Speaks About His Illness; B: Enlightenment, 1991 November
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Faith, Doubt, and Determination I, 1992 January
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Faith, Doubt, and Determination II, 1992 January
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Roshi Philip Kapleau Comments on Easter and Passover then Koan, 1992 March 12
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Medicine and Sickness Cure Disease Unmon, 1992 April 5
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The Problem of Racial Violence in America Roshi Kapleau, 1992 May 10
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Hollywood, FL Roshi Kapleau, 1992 November, December
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A: The Relation of Physic and Mysticism; B: Fragment of an Article by Terry Dobson "A Soft Answer" and commentaries on Ch'an Master Sheng-yen, 1992 October, December
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Roshi in Atlanta, 1993
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Significance of Buddha's Life and Enlightenment Vesak, 1993
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A: Letter on Sangha and Assorted Articles; B: Preventing War Roshi Kapleau, 1993 March 21
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Desire, 1993 May 23
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Kyasei's Sound of the Raindrops, 1993 June 5
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Kyogen's Man Up a Tree, 1993 June 6
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Abandon Word and Silence, 1993 June 7
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American Problems with Zen and Kensho II, 1994 July 10
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An Experience of Enlightenment Flora Courtois I Sonja Sensei, 1994 December
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An Experience of Enlightenment Flora Courtois II Sonja Sensei, 1994 December
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An Experience of Enlightenment Flora Courtois III Sonya Sensei, 1994 December
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Zen Teaching of Huang Po, 1994 December
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Roshi and his Teachers, Dharma Transmission and the Rochester Zen Center Lineage, 1995 January 8
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Dharma Talk Jim Bedard, 1995 November 16
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Mud and Water - Bassui I, 1996 April
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Mud and Water - Bassui II, 1996 April
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Mud and Water - Bassui III, 1996 April
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Mud and Water - Bassui IV, 1996 April
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Mud and Water - Bassui V, 1996 April
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Enkan and the Rhinoceros Horn Fan, 1996 April
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Chang-sha Goes for a Walk, 1996 April
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Swampland Flowers Ta-Hui I, 1996 July
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Swampland Flowers Ta-Hui II, 1996 July
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Swampland Flowers Ta-Hui III, 1996 July
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Swampland Flowers Ta-Hui IV, 1996 July
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Swampland Flowers Ta-Hui V, 1996 July
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Myoko Goes to Shobei, 1996 July
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Bodhisattva Fu Lectures on the Diamond Sutra, 1996 July
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Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0181
Life of Zen Master Dogen, 1996 October
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0182
Chaos, Order and Chapin Mill, 2000 September 17
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0183
Sudden Illumination Hui-Hai I, 2001 February
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0184
Sudden Illumination Hui-Hai II, 2001 February
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0185
The Way of Korean Zen Kusan Sunim I, 2001 April
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0186
The Way of Korean Zen Kusan Sunim II, 2001 April
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0187
The Way of Korean Zen Kusan Sunim III, 2001 April
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0188
The Way of Korean Zen Kusan Sunim IV, 2001 April
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0189
The Way of Korean Zen Kusan Sunim V, 2001 April
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0190
The Way of Korean Zen Kusan Sunim VI, 2001 April
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0191
Nansen Cuts the Cat in Two, 2001 April
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0192
Dharmasala II, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0193
Dharmasala II, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0194
A: Nansen's Ordinary Mind; B: Tosatsu's 3 Barriers Danan Sensei, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0195
A: Dogo's "I Won't Tell You" Koan Train; B: Reading and Commentary on Articles and Letters, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0196
A: Dogo's "I Won't Say" Day of Dead; B: Cosmic Buddha Way II, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0197
Ten Items of Good Character from Various Points of View - Three Resolutions Roshi Kapleau, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0198
Zen Master Zibo Bodhin Sensai, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0199
A: Zibo II; B: Zibo III Sensai, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0200
Facing Death Bodhin Sensai, undated
Box 21
Audio-cassette RL11661-CS-0201
Roshi - Chelation, undated
Box 15
Audio-reel RL11661-RR-0001
 

Historical Note

Zen Buddhist teacher and author of several books, including "The Three Pillars of Zen." Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Kapleau was a chief court reporter for the Nuremberg Trials, and he also covered the Tokyo War Crimes Trials. While in Japan for the trials, he met and was influenced by D.T. Suzuki and other Zen practitioners. He returned to the United States and attended classes taught by D.T. Suzuki at Columbia University. He then decided to go back to Japan and to become a serious student of Zen. He stayed in Japan for 13 years and studied with Zen Master Hakuun Yasutani and others. Eventually, he returned to the United States and founded the Rochester Zen Center (New York) in 1966. He is credited with spreading Zen Buddhism to Westerners through his writings and teachings.


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Provenance

The Philip Kapleau Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2018 and 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Laurin Penland and Kamilla Pinter, November 2018. Revised by Laurin Penland, March 2019.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0019, 2019-0018, 2019-0071.