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Reflections on Suzuki

Section started 6-07-08 for stuff on Suzuki from other sources

Lots of stuff scattered around cuke and from books and articles that could be linked to from here and included. Will try to get to it. - dc


Excerpts about or mentioning Shunryu Suzuki

Wind Bells -  all 102 of them, publication of the SFZC - 1961-2012 -  - plus the Tassajara 25 year anniversary book

Carl Bielefeldt talk on Shunryu Suzuki at Stanford conference

Jaan Kaplinski - Shunryu suzuki - Kaplinski website

Suzuki by Tosca, an album by the Austrian musical group

7 Practices That Restored My Buddhist Faith - Lew Richmond in Huff Post.

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi - by 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.

Chogyam Trungpa on Shunryu Suzuki in Garuda spring 72

Chogyam Trungpa on Shunryu Suzuki from Born in Tibet

Trungpa and Zen by David Schneider

An excerpt on Shunryu Suzuki from The Zen Master in America: Dressing the Donkey with Bells and Scarves (2006) by Stuart Lachs with a few minor corrections at the bottom ofStuart Lachs cuke page. - posted 11-13-14


1-22-14 - SFZC, Tassajara in The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond


7-22-13 - In response to Narcissus quoting Suzuki Roshi saying his robes were his prison , an alert reader (MK) sent this quote:

"Yesterday I-I talked about something about freedom. Real freedom is, you know, to feel freedom wearing robe-this kind of, you know, troublesome robe. Instead of, you know, [being] bothered by this busy life, we should wear this, you know, civilization without, you know, being bothered by it, without ignoring it, without being caught by it. So without going somewhere, without escaping it, we should-we should have composure, you know, in this busy life." [That's from the Not Always So lecture]

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