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Shunryu Suzuki Letters and Cards and Brush Work.

These are the only examples of correspondence by Suzuki that I can find. If anyone has any more, I'd be happy to include them in this archive. Thanks - DC. Adding calligraphy and doodles starting 10-02-14 and the Heart Sutra card links on 10-19-14

for Letters go here

on this famous enso

Beginner's Mind Calligraphy

Nyorai (thus come, tathagata) from the cover of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - original calligraphy now hanging on a wall at Richard Baker's Johanneshof.








Two more Suzuki yucca leaf brush late entries like the famous to us one above - sent by Bob Watkins

Bob says Suzuki said this one is Pure Wind

and that Suzuki said this one means Everything is Perfect.

Will seek 2nd opinion

Read about the origin of the unique brush in Bob Watkins interview



Week Diary - the date book Suzuki brought with him from Japan when he first came and made some entries, but he really wasn't a datebook type guy and there's not much there.

Certificate given participants in the first sesshin.






From the 2nd sesshin









Suzuki's wind bell for the Wind Bell. Brilliantly marked up by yours truly long before I thought they might be scanned for posting on the Internet.


Machine generated alternative text:
This calligraphy by Suzuki Roshi is the 
Japanese name he chose for Tassajara— 
Zenshinji meaning Zen Mind-Heart Temple.

from Wind Bell 67-02

Shunryu Suzuki Curriculum Vitae
Done with Kobun Chino in 1969 in preparation for the interviews with him on his life by Peter Schneider - see Shunryu on Shunryu

PDF of this CV in Suzuki's hand

PDF of typed version



Zen Bones benefit lecture by Alan Watts poster with Suzuki calligraphy for bone.





Shunryu Suzuki maybe various writing in Japanese on Sokoji stationary



Some Japanese maybe Suzuki at bottom and kanji with English meaning



Calligraphy for Silas Hoadley





Buddha calligraphy by Shunryu Suzuki





Be Careful with Fire calligraphy

for Grahame Petchey







Read about the origin of this in Zen Is Right Here.



Read about the origin of this piece in Zen Is Right Here.



From a January 1964 Suzuki lecture on Blue Cliff Records model subject #46 - as presented in the February Wind Bell.

All Wind Bells


Back side o DC lay rakusu with kanji written by Suzuki



Another Rakusu forget whose but looks like maybe the Buddhist name is Daiho Myogen (not Steve Stucky)

And here's the Kechimyaku that went with it.





Calligraphy from Suzuki on the cover of the Brochure for Life, Times, and Teachings of Shunryu Suzuki

Ōzammai - king samadhi






Three Wind Bell poems in Suzuki's hand maybe in preparation for the one used for the early Wind Bells.













Suzuki's Romanized writing of an eko (chant to dedicate merit after sutra chanting)




Below is just some piece of writing from Suzuki. Too much for me to translate without spending all day. Don't think it matters much but maybe someday I'll record someone translating quickly this and other writings in Japanese. - dc

Writing in Japanese by Shunryu Suzuki and others



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