of Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Center back then, etc.
photo by Lisa Law
Sunseri: I wanted to thank you for your wonderful book about Suzuki-roshi.
I like many others was one of those ragged crazed hippies that used to
sit at Sokoji years ago. And roshi was always so kind and warm to me. The
rumor in the Haight at that time was that there was an enlightened Zen
master at Sokoji, so my friends and I would drop acid or get stoned on
who knows what and go over and check out Suzuki, just to see what a
"real" enlightened being looked like! Even though we would stare at him,
trying to see some "magic" in him, he always treated us with great
patience. I also lived at Zen Center on occasion, but usually was asked
to leave because I was a little too non-conformist.
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