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New Bibliography

New 2018! - A Brief History of Tassajara from Cuke Press


In-house publications & limited printings
Books by students and related below
below also a few key Buddhist books from the Suzuki era
Old Bibliography Page with more books listed
DC Books
Cuke Press books

Books by and about Shunryu Suzuki

Books by and About Shunryu Suzuki with more info

Suzuki's College Disertation page

Excerpts featuring Suzuki from various books


ZMBM cover Edited by Trudy Dixon and Richard Baker (uncredited)

back cover of original ZMBM

ZMBM 40th anniversary cover 40th Anniversary Issue of ZMBM

ZMBM at 40 with notes (the afterword to the 40th anniversary issue of ZMBM by DC)

Abridged - It's on Youtube

Peter Coyote

Edited by Edward Brown

Mel Weitsman & Michael Wenger (Editors)

For more info go to Branching Streams.

Wenger, Michael & Erlich, Gretel (Editors)

All SFZC Wind Bells

The Trikaya - edited by Tim Buckley from Shunryu Suzuki lectures on the Lotus Sutra.

Vol. 8: 69-03, Complete Wind Bell

Read on as text file

Three Commentaries
This unique edition of Dogen's Genjo Koan (Actualization of Reality) contains three separate translations and several commentaries by a wide variety of Zen masters. Nishiari Bokusan, Shohaku Okamura, Shunryu Suzuki, Kosho Uchiyama. Sojun Mel Weitsman, Kazuaki Tanahashi, and Dairyu Michael Wenger all have contributed to the presentation.

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Remembering the Dragon: Recollections of Suzuki Roshi by his Students.
Gil Fronsdal - editor

Published by Sati Center and SFZC in 2004 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary

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By Shunryu Suzuki
Edited by David Chadwick

ZIRH page with the whole book

Zen is Right Here once was
To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shunryu Suzuki

Crooked Cucumber  - with the whole book

DC home page

Books by Students and related
an incomplete list

New 2018!

A Brief History of Tassajara from Cuke Press

Reb Anderson

Many Suzuki stories
Other books by Edward Brown

Edward Brown

features Suzuki and Katagiri

Nothing Holy about It dot com

Tim Burkett

17 pages on Shunryu Suzuki all added up - more on Dainin Katagiri

Thank You and OK home page - read the whole book

Books by David Chadwick

Gratefully Remembering Kobun to be available soon

DC chapter from this book

Rick Fields  with excerpt about Shunryu Suzuki

Blanch Hartman  

Dainin Katagiri

Les Kaye

Jakusho Kwong

Excerpt about Shunryu Suzuki

Elsie Mitchell  

A lot on the SFZC, Tassajara, and Shunryu Suzuki. Maybe the first to do so.

Read some of it

Books by Lew Richmond

Music by Lew Richmond

Lew Richmond

David Rogers page

PDF of this book

Also see Rogers' A TASSAJARA SCRAP-BOOK Literature Pertaining to Tassajara Hot Springs, Santa Lucia Mountains, Monterey County, California from 1861 to 1949 - (PDF) - 265 pages (1997)

Trungpa & Suzuki

David Schneider

Issan Tommy Dorsey  

Philip Whalen

with Footprints of Suzuki Shunryu & Zen groups
See Dharma Wheels and Fish Ladders

Rebecca Solnit website

features Suzuki and Katagiri

Eric Storlie  

Mitsu Suzuki

Subtitle: The Transformation of Moral Meaning in American Culture

(based on interviews with students in and around SFZC in the 1970s.)

Books by Steve Tipton

Steve Tipton  

Epilogue from third edition featuring Suzuki

Trungpa on Suzuki from this Garuda

Chogyam Trungpa

Shunryu Suzuki in this book


Michael Wenger

Recollections of Sojun Mel Weitsman by his dharma heirs.

Mel Weitsman  

  Esselen Indians

  Coyote Press

with Shunryu Suzuki and Sotan Tatsugami and more

Marian (Derby) Wisberg  


More Books by students and related

Carl Bielefeldt

Emma Bragdon   

Tim Buckley   

Founder of Shambhala.
Sam Bercholz

Tassajara Area Fire History

Excerpt about Human Be-in mentioning Suzuki

Peter Coyote

Paul Discoe   

Must be first mention of Suzuki in a book - 1959 walk through Japantown.
Margot Doss interview

Michael Downing Books

Cuke page for this book

Focuses on his rape of a guest at Tassajara
DC on this in Tassajara Stories

Jack Elias

Andy Ferguson

Norman Fischer website

Stephan and Ina May Gaskin

Suzuki story from Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Grew up in family involved in Los Altos Haiku Zendo

Two of Natalie's books featuring Dainin Katagiri: The Long Quiet Highway and The Great Failure

Natalie Goldberg books

Books, mainly poetry, by Jane Hirshfield  

Richard Jaffe


Molly Jones

Books by and edited by Arnie Kotler (incomplete)

Arnie Kotler

The many Buddhist Books by Taigen Dan Leighton and others he suggests

Two excerpts with Suzuki commentary on this page

Taigen Dan Leighton

Fil Lewitt books

Fil Lewitt  

Books by Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison  

Excerpts with Suzuki

DC on this book  


Susan Moon books  

John K. Nelson  (not the one who lived at ZC)

Koshin Ogui  with links to much on Suzuki and him  

David Padwa

Red Pine   

Harry Roberts  

Photographs by Ryuten Paul Rosenblum

Paul Rosenblum photography site

Nancy Wilson Ross


Read the book at Jiryu's website

Suzuki excerpt from New Gods in America

Nanao Sakaki  

excerpt about Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Grace Schireson

Books by Gail Sher

Gail Sher  

Tai Sheridan books

Tai Sheridan  

Gary Snyder books

Gary Snyder  

Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo

Books by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Kazuaki Tanahashi  

Brian Unger editor

by Brian Unger

cuke page for this book

Brian Victoria  


Books by Brad Warner

Brad Warner  

All poetry books by Beclee Wilson

A few key Influential Books from the Sixties

Along with Watts, most influential

1957 - Masunaga lived and taught at the SFZC in the eighties

Most mentioned book (plus other books and Watt's TV and radio shows) as sparking their first interest in practice
Alan Watts


Book all students studied at first Tassajara practice period

Edward Conze


Books by Huston Smith

Huston Smith  






interview with Dana Fraser

Included Tassajara schedule which brought Ted Marshall to ZC - all the transcripts, audio, video, photo, letters, calligraphy
- for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
-'s What's New daily posts except Sunday
- Zen posts from cuke What's New blog (above)
YouTube Cuke Video - all the video in whole and short parts - for DC nonzense sites & links including music

Cafe Press Cuke Basket - tee shirts and stuff


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