- an archival site on the life and world of Shunryu Suzuki and those who knew him. Home to the Cuke Archives and other stuff from DC. From December 1998.

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To know what's on check out the Menu and Dropdowns above, read the Guide, look at Suggested. Use the Site Search boxes up top on the key pages to find specific names and stuff.

Footer below contains links to all Cuke Archives sites. DC other sites and links via the cuke-annex link. Personal DC Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram are found under David Reich Chadwick

**** created in December of 1998 as a supplement to the book, Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki. [Crooked Cucumber was Suzuki's master's niickname for him] The site then was mainly the current Crooked Cucumber section and Photos. In the ensuing months I'd make a change or add something such as the Errata section for the book. In May of 1999 started adding to the site on a more regular basis creating a What's New page which grew into a What's New section with a new page each year. New sections and files were added frequently through the years, mainly Zen related such as Interviews and Lectures - and lots of other material. In 2008 became the repository for the systematic archive of Shunryu Suzuki lecture transcripts and audio, video, and photos. In 2010 Peter Ford started helping out and greatly upgraded and now In 2015 What's New moved to the Cuke New Blog which now has daily except Sunday Suzuki lecture quotes and features other new items on cuke plus some personal posts. In November 2017 a menu and dropdown format was created for originally for fifty key pages and any new pages. for the book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind is our third Zen site though it's basically a menu for what's available in the zmbm section of cuke.

See the Guide  for more info on this sprawling assimilation of moments and memories in the realm of Shunryu Suzuki and those whose paths crossed his.

Take care,

David Reich Chadwick - all the transcripts, audio, video, photo, letters, calligraphy
- for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
-'s What's New daily posts except Sunday
- Zen posts from cuke What's New blog (above)
YouTube Cuke Video - all the video in whole and short parts - for DC nonzense sites & links including music

Cafe Press Cuke Basket - tee shirts and stuff


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