Tassajara History (before Zen Center)

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center History

9-28-12 - History of 300 Page Street - by Mary C. Morgan - Archived on cuke

Early history of the SFZC - in the spring 1988 Wind Bell - from Suzuki lectures and Peter Schneider interviews

List of ZC history items from Wind Bells

San Francisco Zen Center, a Visitor’s Journal, November 22 - December 31, 1979 by Wendy Pirsig

Notes on the Corporate History of the SFZC

San Francisco Legacy Business Registry Program application - June, 2019, by SFZC

Cuke Archive History - a brief history of archiving Shunryu Suzuki's legacy.

Early sixties SFZC students' CVs, something that was never done again as far as I know. - dc

Sixties communes

SFZC, Tassajara in The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond

entire Fall 1969 Wind Bell on the history of the influential Imakita Kosen (Rinzai) and Sogaku Harada (Soto with Rinzai influence) lineages that came to the West - Peter Schneider uncredited editor

Wind Bell excerpts

The City Center and Neighborhood - Wind Bell Excerpts

ZC Stories - City Center and Green Gulch


Sokoji - where the SFZC started

Sokoji, Soto Zen Mission items from San Francisco library archives

Shinsanshiki (Mt. Seat Ceremony) installing Shunryu Suzuki as abbot at Sokoji 1962

Kozo Kato book excerpt about Suzuki & his son Taro during the war (Suzuki's close friend) (Running and Resting). Tomokichisha, 1994.

Harry Rose letter about David Barrow's account of meeting Shunryu Suzuki in the 30s

Original of story

Harry Rose letter-96-01-03 (Suzuki's Eng. teacher, Nona Ransom's adopted son)


Suzuki chronology (incomplete)