Brief Memories of Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Center back then, etc.
photo by Lisa Law
Also see Suzuki Stories
Zen is Right Here, Shambhala, fall 2007 - vignettes on Suzuki by DC
Tozen Akiyama - almost met
Anonymous, sent by Jane Hirshfield
Sheridan Adams (Ericson) - You know nothing!
Beverly Armstrong (Horowitz) - Shhhhh
Eric Arnow - Don't move!
Tony Artino - Suzuki lecture brief notes
Barbara Bash - only as a presence
Carl Bielefeldt - on Soto Zen and Shingon Buddhism
Carl Bielefeldt - on The Mountains and Rivers Sutra
Edward Brown - on his shaking and Suzuki
Tim Buckley - in Suzuki's garden
Edward Brown - more instruction?
Joanne Bull - the nature of mind
Wolf Büntig - friendly attention
David Chadwick - various
Kobun Chino - a few comments
Dan Chesluk - you'll always be part of the sangha
David Cohn - Shunryu with Alan Watts
Eijun Linda Cutts - bow
Mike Daft - Flowers
Donnie Deangelo - the birthday photo, a curious tale
Daniel Eggink - Kindness
Jack Elias - with Maggie Kress
Mary Farkas in Zen Notes - an excellent piece on Suzuki and the early Zen Center with comments from an Institute member who practiced at Sokoji before and during Suzuki's early days there. See DC comments on Mark Farkas cuke page.
From Charlie Guilford
Silas Hoadley - Suzuki's wedding ceremony message
Ned Hoke - Visiting the grave site
Tony Johansen - a driving story
Laura Shinko Kwong - Suzuki and Trungpa
Stuart Lachs - Don't forget
Fil Lewitt writes from Japan
Peter Malakoff - hiking through Tassajara
Jeri Marlowe - sister-in-law of Alan
Chris Miller - on Suzuki and Trungpa in 1971 at Tassajara
Diana J. Mukpo (Chogyam Trungpa's widow)
James Murphy - a teenager arrives
Loring Palmer - excerpts from his cuke interview
Loring Palmer remembers a doctor who treated Suzuki
Pat Phelan - the early wakeup bell incident
Nicolas Pierotti - running for president
Brit Pyland - don't worry so much
Audrey Robinson (Walter) - Eliot's Blowout Encounter
Nanao Sakaki - Hi!
Sue Satermo - Laughing and crying in Emptiness and What is War?
Ken Schnell - How do I express my gratitude?
David Steindl-Rast - various in DC Talking with
John Steiner - a link to his cuke interview
Taisan (Larry) Sheridan - swallowed whole
Elson B, Snow - Jodo Shin editor
Gary Snyder - too serious
Gary Snyder - from Matt J interview
Fred Stoeber in Hawaii - thought he should ask a question
David Sunseri - hippie memories
Katherine Thanas - Follow the yes.
Al Tribe - two memories and a poem
Elizabeth Tuomi - his eyes
Jack Van Allen - on making a bell
Bob Walter - on a pacifist question
Sydney Walter averts disaster
Judyth Weaver - from Japan and Rinzai to SFZC
Joel Weishaus - misty
Dana Gaskin Wenig - met as a kid
Dennis White - On not trying to be perfect
Jack Williamson - his posture
Patrick Woodworth shares a few memories
Judith Yamamoto on a chance meeting with Suzuki
from Barbara Young
Unknown - When's meditation?
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