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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind 40th Anniversary Issue with Afterword by DC

To Find the Girl from Perth

Color Dreams for To Find the Girl from Perth

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Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki. Broadway books, 1999. The biography of Shogaku Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Soto Zen master, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, founded San Francisco Zen Center & Buddhist monastery Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center.

Shunryu Suzuki (not to be confused with the great monk and scholar D.T. Suzuki) came to America in 1959 to minister to a small Japanese-American congregation at Sokoji, Soto Zen Mission, on Bush Street in San Francisco.
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Crooked Cucumber home page

"The Catch-22 of Zen." - Taigen Dan Leighton

Shambhala link to
Thank You and OK!:
an American Zen Failure in Japan

by David Chadwick
May 8, 2007.

This site's Thank You and OK home page

Publishing date, October 9th, 2007.

ZEN IS RIGHT HERE: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

By Shunryu Suzuki
Edited by David Chadwick

Paperback / Shambhala Publications / 160 pages / 4 7/8 x 7
ISBN 978-1-59030-491-4 / October 2007

Zen Is Right Here (Shambhala link)
List Price: $12.95 Shambhala Price: $10.36, you save $2.59 (20%)

Zen Is Right Here home page

Zen is Right Here was originally To Shine One Corner of the World

To Find the Girl from Perth, an illustrated novel  - with songs - set in Western Australia
by David Chadwick
Speir Publishing 2008

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Color Dreams for To Find the Girl from Perth

with full page illustrations
by Andrew Atkeison
aside quotes from the novel

Speir Publishing 2008

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See Girl from Perth page


by Chavid Dadwick

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Chapters by DC are in

Zig Zag Zen; Buddhism and Psychedelics

Psychoactivism - a chapter by DC in unabridged version of this chapter.

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Roundabout Zen: Recollections in Celebration of the 70th Birthday of Zentatsu Baker Roshi. Lee, Paul, Editor. Compiled by Tenryu Paul Rosenblum. Crestone Books, 2006.

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See Roundabout Zen page for more info, table of contents, excerpts, and how to buy the book.

El Darko Meets Rosebush with a Cast of Sixteen Thousand Spacey Characters - by DC

Remembering Kobun - a book published in 2011 or so with a limited printing. I'm now (12-13) redoing my contribution. As far as I know it's not available now and is in re-editing. Redid it. - dc

Our Great Friend and Teacher Kobun Chino

Kobun Chino page on cuke

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