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Crooked Cucumber Archives
on the life and teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
and those whose paths crossed his
PZI Appeal for Funds


2012 Do-it section with Goals - Budget - Contributors - Posts - What We're Doing and

STATEMENTS of Support
David Chadwick April 2012 appeal for support.



Letters of support from the April PZI appeal sent by Rachael Boughton of PZI

Jack Kornfield  -  John Tarrant  -  Michael Katz


Steve Tipton - co-author of Habits of the Heart and other books, Emory U.. prof of Religion and Sociology, Tipton on cuke

We are here and not here, between moment and memory, as generations turn. Memory is momentary in each mind, but it flows through the body we share. Storyteller and scholar, devoted disciple and uncommon companion, David Chadwick has kept us in touch with one another and the living history of our communion. No one has helped us keep together in time more closely. No one has loved our teacher more deeply.

Letís give David a hand to carry on this work. Letís give thanks along the way.

March 28, 2-12


This work has been going on for two decades.

Past Letters of Support for the Cucumber Project


Huston Smith

Shunryu Suzuki's quiet, low keyed style makes it easy to overlook the fact that he was one of the most important twentieth century teachers in introducing Soto Zen Buddhism to America. It is a great good fortune for posterity therefore that he has in David Chadwick an indefatigable chronicler, a veritable Boswell when it had appeared that that breed had vanished. Chadwick's archive of Suzuki's oral teachings as his students remember them and often inscribed them in their diaries will be invaluable to future historians as they record the coming of Buddhism to the West. His project merits strong support.


Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, UCB.

Dr. Lewis Lancaster, East Asian Studies, UCB.

Graduate Theological Union.

Buddhist Studies Program, SF Zen Center.

The Institute for Historical Study


Michael Goldberg who made the documentary, DT Suzuki: A Zen Life


Past Fundraising Appeals and Crooked Cucumber Archive projects descriptions


Fiscal Sponsors: The Pacific Zen Institute and the Institute for Historical Study

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