- 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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Brief Memories  of Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Center back then, etc.


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Shunryu Suzuki Index

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.

Bruce Fortin

From Charlie Guilford

Jerry Halpern

Silas Hoadley - Suzuki's wedding ceremony message

Ned Hoke - Visiting the grave site

Tony Johansen - a driving story

From Les Kay of Kannon Do

Mary Kaye on Suzuki the thief

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 on Suzuki and LSD

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!

Dennis Samson

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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