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ZEN IS RIGHT HERE:
Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of Zen Mind,
Shambhala Publications link - Hit the Ebook link below "Other Formats" down the page on the right and see a number of options.
and Amazon link
Zen Is Right Here pub date is October 9, 2007
6-21-13 - Front Matter of ZIRH
6-19-13 - Images scanned from the original version, To Shine One Corner of the World - Kobun Chino and Katrin Otogawa's jointly calligraphed character for shine, hikari, and two Shunryu Suzuki brushed English phrases.
JPEG of first Suzuki calligraph entered onto anecdote #66 - hope.
6-16-13 - ZIRH End Matter
Glossary, Further Reading, Acknowledgments
12-19-12 - Zen Is Right Here Anecdote Index
12-18-12 - Holliday shopping suggestions from cuke.com
the first anecdote:
The whole name, with subtitle, in Japanese appears to be long like the American version. (
zen wa ima koko senkiyuuhiyakurokujiyuunendai amerika ni zen o hirometa suzuki shiyunriyuu no oshie to itsuwa (some weird romanization there maybe from translation software for web)
That translates as the Zen (is) Now Here: teaching of Shunryu Suzuki (who) spread Zen in Sixties America anecdotes
Issho Fujitawrote me that the translator is "Toru Shimakage, the president of Sangha, a Buddhist publishing company, maybe the most active in publishing books on Buddhism in Japan now. I just did proof reading and editing. And I wrote a commentary on the significance of Suzuki Roshi in Zen in America." More on Issho Fujita
ZIRH is being posted all over the Internet posing as
an ad campaign for men's skin care products but which is actually a
subliminal campaign to promote another ZIRH, namely
So when you see ZIRH posted all over the Internet, remember -
Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki.
Zen Is Right Here was originally published as To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shunryu Suzuki. That's the cuke.com page for this book. Go there to read the intro, see examples and outtakes of the vignettes in the book.
letter from Mitsu Suzuki on To Shine One Corner of the World (posted 19-03-14)
6-16-12 - From yesterday's Who Is Meditating? : There is a Burmese saying, "You are not meditating, meditation is meditating."
Reminds me of:
"Don't ever think that you can sit zazen! That's a big mistake! Zazen sits zazen!"
from ZEN IS RIGHT HERE: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki
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