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Crooked Cucumber 2nd edition and audiobook home page

Thank You and OK print and audiobook home page

Zen Is Right Here home page  (originally published as To Shine one Corner of the World)

Zen Is Right Now - new 2021 released with a slightly redone Zen Is Right Here - hardbacks

There are audiobooks for ZIRH & ZIRN too, not done by author

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

To Find the Girl from Perth - audiobook Dec 2022

Color Dreams for To Find the Girl from Perth

The, the Book -audiobook planned

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

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"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 with the whole book going up.

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Zen Is Right Now
Published July 13, 2021 together or separately hard cover
Zen Is Right Here slightly redo

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

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                                             From Cuke Press

small coverA Brief History of Tassajara by Marilyn McDonald

Foreword & Afterword by DC - pub date Nov. 19, 2018

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

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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

Cuke Press

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Thanks for the books! THE is great -- have you seen Rory MacBeth's Alphabetical Bible? or the minimal poems of Aram Saroyan? Two of my favorites which this reminds me of. I dig the austerity of the book as well, from the cover to the type. Oh, also check out Craig Dworkin's PARSE. Blow your mind. And Color Dreams, so different, is simply beautiful, a perfect melding of text & image (hard to do well). And Kelly's anthology is simply, well, how can you go wrong a group of poets like that? Thank you so much for reaching out to me. These are superb projects that I'm so happy to live with! - Kenneth Goldsmith (wikipedia page for Kenneth Goldmith)

  The, the Book home page


  Cuke Press

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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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