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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

All Vehicles

We include all teaching, without abandoning the Mahayana. When we understand and practice our way, whatever teaching you observe, that is our Mahayana teaching. So, you cannot [laughs] abandon our Mahayana way. When you have true understanding of our practice, that includes all vehicles, without abandoning the Mahayana vehicle.

At inter-denominational outdoor Buddhist ceremony at Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, 1965. for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-08-25 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.