Early Papers and Print
See Letters and Calligraphy for more from Suzuki
Tassajara fundraising brochure - 1967 - written by Richard Baker
America fundraising brochure - 1967 - written by Richard Baker
ZMC Benefit Art Exhibition and Sale poster - First use of Shunryu Suzuki's famous enso.
for a fundraiser organized by Mike in 1966
Zenshinji (Tassajara) opening ceremony program - July 3, 1967
a daily schedule - starting off easy. Before long it was two zazen morning and night. another schedule
student work skills list (not everyone on list)
Tassajara work assignments (not everyone on list - for instance I was there alternating between general work crew and tasks having to do with kitchen and dining room prep for September 2nd half of guest season. This was the only practice period in the summer - two months between two guest seasons, spring and fall. - DC)
Tassajara as featured in Be Here Now published in 1971. - PDF with OCR
See text on Ram Dass page
(thanks Ted Howell)
Sokoji and Zen Center
a paper for the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, June 6, 1969 by Rumi Kawashiri
Baker lecture on day Shunryu Suzuki died - Dec.4, 1971
Zentatsu Richard Baker's talk on Shunryu Suzuki given a week after Suzuki's death.
Zentatsu Richard Baker's talk at Shunryu Suzuki's funeral
Combined Wind Bell Richard Baker Lectures
Harry Rose letter about David Barrow's account of meeting Shunryu Suzuki in the 30s
- Original of story
Harry Rose letter-96-01-03 (Suzuki's Eng. teacher, Nona Ransom, adopted son)
Kozo Kato book excerpt about Suzuki & his son Taro during the war (Suzuki's close friend) (Running and Resting). Tomokichisha, 1994
Suzuki college thesis table of contents thanks Gil Fronsdal
My Husband Shunryu Suzuki by Mitsu Suzuki from Wind Bell fall 1986 - Mitsu
Carl Bielefeldt talk on Suzuki - some bad spots in scanning - Carl Bielefeldt
Koshin Ogui on Suzuki (Bishop of Jodo Shin Buddhism) from 1998 Stanford Suzuki conference - Koshin Ogui
Weather report for time and place of Shunryu's birth (Thus, the opening sentence of Crooked Cucumber)
Northhampton ZC papers including note from Ruth Fuller Sasaki - It's Dorothy Schalk (not Shalk)
Card for Shunryu Suzuki 100th birthday bash - Suzuki 100th birthday bash
Suzuki quote on receipt at Palo Alto noodle bar
Smith College publication article March 9,1967 on Suzuki talk
Shunryu Suzuki's little sister memorial at City Center program
Early sixties SFZC students' CVs, something that was never done again as far as I know. - dc
Shinsanshiki (Mt. Seat Ceremony) installing Shunryu Suzuki as abbot at Sokoji 1962
Shinsanshiki installing Richard Baker as abbot 1971
Letter from Shunryu Suzuki former student Asaoka - with photos of DC 1994 trip
to Japan to gather information for Crooked Cucumber bio of Suzuki.
Asaoka photos - DC with former Suzuki students Sadayoshi Asaoka, Yasumasa Amada, Yasuo Suetsune, Hoitsu Suzuki with rakusu, his wife Chitose top left, Ms Suzuki and her daughter Harumi at bottom. Asaoka multiple times and former SFZC abbot Christina Lehnherr at bottom right.
Yasumasa Amada's list of papers on Shunryu Suzuki including Kozuki Shigeo's. Kokoro no Furusato (Hometown of the Heart), Nikkei, Tokyo, 1994. [A eulogy to Shunryu Suzuki from one of his wartime students.]
1962 SF Examiner article about ZC and Shunryu Suzuki
LA Times 3-69 article on Tassajara
article on Tassajara - Rosa Gustaitus LA Times West Magazine March 9, 1969
Impressions of Tassajara Landscape by Sterling Bunnell (draft for Wind Bell article in the fall 1968 Windbell) Sterling Bunnell
Tassajara Springs brochure - pre ZC (early sixties when the
Bob and Anna Beck owned it)
Bill Shurtleff Tassajara diary
ZMBM analysis by Meg Gawler - zmbm.net
"Most Important Thing" from ZMBM - Meg Gawler - Use of "Most Important" in Suzuki transcripts (2010 archive)
John E. Nelson - The Institutional Development of Zen in America from 1893
A page of selected Shunryu Suzuki quotes sent by Bill Redican around the turn of the century. - See Shunryu Suzuki quotes and excerpts
Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler's thesis on Nishiari Bokusan from his Shores of Zen website. Here's the page for it here with an introduction. Nishiari Bokusan
DC priest ordination ceremony prep pages fall of 1971 - what I was given to read to explain ceremony and prepare me for it. That word "faith" hasn't been used much in translating like here. - dc
DC Sandokai study worked on while Suzuki gave lectures in 1970.
DC Eko Study Book made in 1970 while Shunryu Suzuki lectured on these merit dedicating chants recited at end of sutra.
DC Genjo Koan study book - Did this when I was director at Tassajara - summer of 1974 through summer of 75. Next time in the States will look for Fukanzazengi study book. Thanks Trudy Hartman for all the typing.
Kanji for the Eko, Genjo Koan, and Fukanzazengi study books by dearly departed Ryogen Yoshimura. The Sandokai Study book kanji was poorly done by DC.
Messy note pages
Four Bodhisattva Vows - notes
Notes on the okesa chant
Meal chant study
Nenju study (a ceremony we used to do at Tassajara on 3 and 8 days later afternoon - maybe it's still done at times)
Notes on the stupa for Shunryu Suzuki at Tassajara
DC notes on Japanese verses, gathas - before bath, sleep, etc (from 1970 I think - dc)