of Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Center back then, etc.
photo by Lisa Law
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Berry is a friend of mine from my brief stint at Austin College in Sherman Texas where told me never to come back. He lives in my home town of Fort Worth and he and his wife Dotty are among my closest friends there. Berry and Jim Richardson who goes back to Jr. Hi with me, visited me at the Zen Center early on. Berry had a formal interview with Shunryu Suzuki and recalls this:
I walked into the room and he said, "Please take your shoes off."