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March


3-31-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells -  Volume XXXV-1 - summer, 2001

Now they're all up. Will continue to feature one every few days but they're all there - all 102 of them, publication of the SFZC - 1961-2012 -  - plus the Tassajara 25 year anniversary book

at the Wind Bells page


Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN - posted on Climate Change


Learned something new the other day while looking at what I thought was a banana tree. It's only that in popular parlance. Technically it's an herb, an herbaceous plant - the biggest one in the world that can grow up to 36 feet high.

I read this on a sign in front of some banana trees in a tropical jungle. Checked it out today. See this.    - posted in Saunters


3-30-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXIV-2A - fall 2000, winter 2001 - since the missnumbered 1st one was 2, this issue was 2A

Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-09-17 - Report on letter from Kobun Chino to Shunryu Suzuki. Talk about member dues, supporting new priests, about the new building at Page St. where they haven't moved yet. Suzuki on sitting in the new building and Sokoji, the temple they'll be moving from. Suzuki on one day sesshin and oryoki and how many zazen periods to have in new building.


We saw a Gibbon family in the wild yesterday swinging around in trees. They don't have tails. Wow.    - posted in Saunters


3-29-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters -----

Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 1 - 1983 - the prior one dated 1982, was called the first letter, and is now labeled Introductory Letter.

Now these newsletters broken down into individual issues. This is the 1st newsletter.

Ananda Claude Dalenberg cuke page


The key point to understand about karma is that it is not an outside power. - Kambumpkan


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki -

Part Two - America - 1959–1971 - Chapter Fifteen --  Tassajara --- 1967-1968

 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


3-28-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXIV-2 - spring summer, 2000 - missnumbered I think. Should be #1. Next issue is 2A. - dc


Another note from Taigen Dan Leighton:

This article by Julian Gresser, while highly technical, makes a strong argument for preparing for another catastrophic earthquake affecting Fukushima Daiichi. It explains how earthquake prediction is becoming more accurate with scientific advances, details the horrific possibilities which could follow, and pleads for evacuation planning for the areas close to Fukushima, including Tokyo.  - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events and Taigen's Peace and Justice Page  ----  Taigen cuke page


Arrive in Japan in a few days and will be in contact with some folks knowledgeable about what's happening with Fukushima. Kaz Tanahashi told me not to go to Tokyo. I said I'd be in Kyoto. He said that's okay then asked for how long. I said a couple of months. He said, "It's been good to know you." Pray for us. - dc   - posted in Saunters


3-27-14 - A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life - by Mitsu Suzuki, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi, translated by Kate McCandless, introduction by Norman Fischer.

Amazon link

SFZC event: A White Tea Bowl: A Book Event Celebrating Mitsu Suzuki Sensei’s 100th Birthday


A note from Taigen Dan Leighton:

Danger from the Fukushima meltdowns continue.  Large amounts of Radioactive Water continues to be released into the Pacific Ocean daily, and Fukushima radiation has been detected on the U.S. West Coast. And yet nuclear power somehow continues to be promoted as a solution to the increasingly apparent perils of Climate Damage.

See "Fukushima plant hanging by its fingernails":  - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events and Taigen's Peace and Justice Page  ----  Taigen cuke page


From SFZC News

SFZC Board Meeting Abbreviated Minutes (3/19/14)

approved an amended Deed of Gift sending the Zen Center archives to Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. - thanks Michael Katz


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters -----

Cloud Hidden Friends introductory letter - 1982

Cover page for whole collection made by his daughter Diane when she photocopied them.

Now these newsletters broken down into individual issues. This is marked the first letter. After this he called them issues.


3-26-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters -----

Zen Freethinker Issue 33 from 1991

Breaking these newsletters down into individual issues. Next we'll need an index


A bit busy here. Where am I?   - posted in Saunters


3-25-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters -----

Zen Freethinker Issue 34 from 1991

Now these newsletters broken down into individual issues.


3-24-14 - Joel Weishaus, Artist-in-Residence at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, shares his Beginner's Mind Project with us:

The Introduction has been revised (and to begin again)

"Winter 2013-14," concludes the one-year "Beginner's Mind" project


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-09-01 - Mainly talk about the new building, 300 Page St., preparing to move in there, who will do so. Anne Armstrong wants to come to Tassajara as a student last week of September. OK if she doesn't do any readings. Anne was a well-known psychic a number of students including Richard Baker saw. See Anne Armstrong cuke interview.


3-23-14 - Video interview with Steve Stucky on Vimeo - thanks Elizabeth Sawyer

Steve Stucky (rip) cuke page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Zen Freethinker Issue 36

Now these newsletters broken down into individual issues. Will be linking to these next and deleting the multiples.  - thanks Peter Ford


3-22-14 -  Eric Arnow on a talk to a group of monks at Wat Suan Dok, in Chiang Mai, Thailand - an overview of his 2013 pilgrimage to China, a followup to yesterday's post from his Bumble Buddhist blog.

Eric Arnow cuke page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXIII-2 - fall-winter 1999


Shambhala Center Presents Book Reading by David Schneider on Philip Whalen

Crowded by Beauty, The Poetry of Zen Monk Philip Whalen

at the Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco
1231 Stevenson Street

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
6:30 – 9 pm
Free

Relevant links on David Schneider cuke page   and Philip Whalen cuke page

I don't think this book has been published yet. - DC


Not the sort of article I'd normally link to, or even look at, but it's just what Elin and I did in Osaka after our wedding there in 1988. It's also not the sort of thing we normally did in Japan. Tell about this in Thank You and OK: an American Zen Failure in Japan. - posted in dc misc 4


3-21-14 - Meeting Ming Hai  - abbot of Bai Lin Si, the temple of Zen Master Joshu by Eric Arnow on Bumble Buddhist. - sent from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Eric Arnow cuke page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - H Group

Steve Tipton letter to SFZC on making Shunryu Suzuki lectures more accessible back when we were first beginning to share the unpublished material more widely. Now it is all available at the Suzuki Roshi section of the SFZC's website which is very well presented, the focus being the Dharma Talks Blog moderated by Zen Center Priest Korin Charlie Pokorny and in completeness at shunryusuzuki.com


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki -

Part Two - America - 1959–1971 - Chapter Fourteen --  Taking Root --- 1965-1966

 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


3-20-14 - Erik Storlie’s new memoir: Go Deep & Take Plenty of Root:  A Prairie-Norwegian Father, Rebellion in Minneapolis, Basement Zen, Growing Up, Growing Tender has received some great reviews.

Check it out at beginner zen dot com and on Eric Storlie's cuke page

- Amazon link


National Religious Campaign Against Torture - NRCAT.org - has a lot of campaigns going - just check their website. One is to Take action today to end torture in California prisons. To send a message on that via this link. - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


Fred Kimball, Psychic Friend - part four of a four part article


3-19-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - H Group

Niels Holm to DC 2007

in Japanese Group

letter from Mitsu Suzuki on To Shine One Corner of the World (Zen Is Right Herre)


Fred Kimball, Psychic Friend - part three of a four part article


3-18-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - H Group

Letter from Elsie Mitchell in support of Cuke Project (she used DC name but it's for this work)

Institute for Historical Study (IHS) a Cuke Project fiscal sponsor - IRS tax exempt letter


Fred Kimball, Psychic Friend - part two of a four part article


3-17-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-07-15-16 - [This link no longer applies - see three files it was broken up into at link below] Long, should be broken up into multiple PDFs, poor quality - that's the way it was when I copied it twenty years ago. Lots of important stuff. July 24th board meeting included in this group accidentally. Note on that reads "We resolve to buy the building at 300 Page Street."  Shunryu Suzuki announces resignation from Sokoji and --- more here


Fred Kimball, Psychic Friend - part one of a four part article


3-16-14 - Andy Ferguson's Net Zero Made Simple

Andy Ferguson cuke page

Also posted on  Climate Change


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 35, 36 (link now goes to index for individual issues) - that's the last of them. But they're already obsolete. Read #35 below. Just received these newsletters broken down into individual issues. Will start linking to those next and deleting the multiples. 36, the last one will come next.  - thanks Peter Ford

Zen Freethinker Issue 35


Farewell Hal Douglas - - more in dc misc 4


3-15-14 - Photos of our friends Vidya and Wai and others and us including the kids and the school in Kuala Lumpur.   - posted in Saunters


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXVI-2 - fall 1992 - this is the one that was missing.


Kelly Chadwick left the wine biz last year to pursue his passion of working with trees. Check out Spirit Pruners.

Recently he wrote:

Here’s I am pruning an English Walnut at a fabulous farm by the border with Canada last Spring. Headed back there and two other neighboring farms next week. The area is beautiful and filled with wildlife that travels around me while working. Last year, along with many other creatures, a Sharp Shinned Hawk landed next to me with a bird in it’s talons and spent a couple minutes subduing it’s prey before flying off. 

See the photo on Kelly Chadwick cuke page put together today.


3-14-14 - Alan Senauke cuke link page. - Wanted to link to something for Alan yesterday but there's so much here on cuke, decided to make a cuke link page for this engaged folk music dharma bro Buddhist.


Yesterday at the CLIC (Cooperative Learning Initiative Community) where Katrinka and I are staying in Kuala Lumpur, we spent the afternoon with ten great little kids ages six to eleven and a couple of babies and some mommies and daddies.  - more in Saunters

Wai,our host along with Vidya, is in charge of the school. Here's her website for the school and education: Learning Beyond Schooling


 

A nice clip of Shunryu Suzuki on YouTube from his San Do Kai talk that was filmed at Tassajara. (The kanji on the blackboard are by yours truly. - DC)

 

You can find all Shunryu Suzuki video at shunryusuzuki.com. And this link will go where there are some links to other compilations at the Suzuki video link here on cuke.

 


Living Color: Painting, Writing
and the Bones of Seeing

Coming in March

go to Natalie Goldberg dot com for more


 

Yesterday's "drop belief and forget teachings" was a quote stolen from Kabumpkan.

 


3-13-14 - Warm Weather and Warm-Hearted Practice —Linda Galijan, Tassajara Director from Tassajara News.  - posted in Climate Change

Presenting Suzuki Roshi's Teachings - with Sojun Mel Weitsman 
August 29- September 1 (Friday- Monday) - All are welcome.


We're in Kuala Lumpur now staying at CLIC (Cooperative Learning Initiative Community) that's in a residential area. It's also a school run by Wai. Her husband is Vidya. I met them through Alan Senauke.   - more in Saunters

Vidya's website - Samma-ajiva (right livelihood) dot net - Beyond Buddhism - transcending self, transforming society

Vidya's blog


A tediously accurate map of our solar system - thanks Andre Main - I've long been into scale models of our solar system which is usually pictured with just vaguely approximate sizes of the objects (such as earth) but no attempt to show distance.

some prior links on this here


Added to DC bio page today:

Even though the core of all this is preserving the legacy of Shunryu Suzuki, I don't think about him much or about practicing his way and so forth. To me the essential step of spiritual practice is to drop belief and forget teachings. Just taking the next step, the next breath, and doing my duty.  - dc, 3-13-14


3-12-14 - Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki -

Part Two - America - 1959–1971 - Chapter Thirteen --  Journeys - 1963-64

 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


BBC had a story about children in Syria featuring a photo of a young girl with the tagline that she earns $4 a day. News media frequently mentions a figure a person or persons earn in some foreign country without stating what the earning power of $1 is there compared to the US or Europe.  - more in Saunters


From NBC Dateline - My brief Rendezvous with the Guru - creepy


3-11-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives.

email on Crooked Cucumber 1999 from friend of mother's friend. - Group CC

------------Crooked Cucumber main page

dc note about Della Goertz for event for her at the SFZC City Center 2002 - Group H

------------Della Goertz cuke page

letter from DC in Japanese to Mitsu Suzuki 2001 - Group Japanese -

------------Mitsu Suzuki cuke page


Leaving Bali tomorrow morning for Kuala Lumpur then Thailand then Japan. Back to Bali in July. Best place we can afford to live it seems. To errands and packing! - dc. - posted in Saunters


3-10-14 - Shunryu Suzuki memorial at Green Gulch Farm


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXIII-1 - spring, summer 1999


Reflections on Traditions Cafe - near term extinction talk - posted in Climate Change


3-09-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

29,33,34 - 30,31,32 missing


Ketut, the driver, told us about his sister on the way back to Sanur from Amed yesterday.  - more in Saunters


3-08-14 - Malaria rises with the tempurature. Read about this ten years ago too. The #1 killer of all time inches up. (correct me if I'm wrong) - dc at cuke dot com - posted in Climate Change


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-05-07 - Resolutions - one resolution that didn't happen was to buy a Volkswagen Bus for Tassajara. What were they thinking of? The road is too steep and grueling for a VW bus repeated use.


Saturday - Ketut is here to pick us up in Amed where we've been for four days. - more in Saunters


3-07-14 - On the Floor of Greens - 5 - Mr Johnson - written twelve years ago about my experience of being host at Greens, the SFZC's restaurant, for the first two years. - DC


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - Group H -

Letter from Shunryu Suzuki former student Asaoka

with photos of DC 1994 trip to Japan to gather information for Crooked Cucumber bio of Suzuki.

photos one - DC with former Suzuki students Asaoka, Amada, Suetsune, Hoitsu Suzuki with rakusu, his wife Chitose top left, Ms Suzuki and her daughter at bottom. Asaoka multiple times.

photos two - with former SFZC abbot Christina Lehnherr at bottom right.


3-06-14 - Two new abbots for the SFZC - Furyu Nancy Schroeder and Rinso Ed Sattizahn step up.

Statue of Shunryu Suzuki at the SFZC's City Center Gets a New Seat


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXII-2 - fall, winter 1998.


Ketut our driver friend is not a big fan of Bali Hinduism which is his religion.  - more in Saunters


3-05-14 - On the Floor of Greens - 3 - Greens Blues - written twelve years ago about my experience of being host at Greens, the SFZC's restaurant, for the first two years. - DC


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki -

Part Two - America - 1959–1971 - Chapter Twelve --  Sangha - 1961-62

 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


Today's facts are tomorrow's superstitions. - Kabumpkan


3-04-14 - Byron Black wrote about Nanao Sakaki. Black lives in Jakarta now. We had some back and forth about Japan and Indonesia. - in comments which is hardly ever posted on anymore. These emails are from back in September. Always trying to catch up. - dc


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - Group H -

errata for Shambhala Sun article - wonder what issue and where the article this goes with is? I remember it - something to do with one of my books or something relating to this work - the top line was cut off on each page.

Note for Norman Fisher's Shinsanshike from Richard Baker read by DC

Institute for Historical Study donation receipt - sent out by DC to donors with note in 2000 or so. The IHS is one of cuke's fiscal sponsors. The other is the Pacific Zen Inst.

Some Japanese - Kanji for Kishizawa and other plus possible Shunryu Suzuki kanji relating to Richard Baker - should separate.


Ward Ruscoe memorial video now linked from his memorial page with a few comments added.


3-03-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-05-07 - Lots of interesting discussion. Suzuki comes in toward the end.

This predates prior board note post.


On the Floor of Greens - 2 - Hard Work, Low Pay - written twelve years ago about my experience of being host at Greens, the SFZC's restaurant, for the first two years. - DC


3-02-14 - The Essence of Meditation with Lewis Richmond

- Interactive online course

- March 10th through April 4th, 2014

Lew Richmond cuke page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 26, 27, 28 - (link now goes to index for individual issues)


Amarillo friend Jim Griffin has some nifty stuff on Japanese film, jazz, funnies and comics in Uncle Griffie's Jazz and...


Early morning in Puputan Park in Denpasar   - more in Saunters


3-01-14 - Why I Became a Buddhist, Meeting My Two Spiritual Teachers, Ascending and Descending Spirit by Paul Shippee


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXII-1 - spring, summer 98.


More of Ray Rimmer's photos of Ward Ruscoe and family and Ray and me.


February


2-28-14 - Andy Ferguson - Since we installed our green energy changes we’ve easily learned how to use them to minimize energy. - read more on Andy's cuke page.


Added a photo of Ward Ruscoe to his memorial page plus the time and place of the memorial.


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - Group H -

Elephant in the Room - a poem by Allen Ginsberg [cuke interview with Ginsberg]


Andy Ferguson - Since we installed our green energy changes we’ve easily learned how to use them to minimize energy. - read more on Andy's cuke page.


2-27-14 - RIP Ward Ruscoe, like a brother.


2-26-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - Group CC -

Doug Luskatof - sp? - Suzuki student comments on Crooked Cucumber

Bellingham Herald - review of To Shine One Corner of the World which now in Zen Is Right Here.

Crooked Cucumber reviews page


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki -

Part Two - America - 1959–1971 - Chapter Eleven --  Bowing - 1960

 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


How they say Sunday night.   - more in Saunters


2-25-14 - On the Floor of Greens --- 1 - Would You Hold Please? - Something written twelve years ago about my experience of being host at Greens, the SFZC's restaurant, for the first two years. - DC


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - Group CC -

Two reviews of Crooked Cucumber from way back in 1999.

Washington Post

Primary Point - Chogye Int'l ZC of NY


2-24-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXI-2 - summer, 1997


I went to this page on Einstein researching the authenticity of a quote I liked a lot and which I've repeated. The way I repeated it was, "The universe is an illusion, just a very convincing one." I should have checked earlier. It's not that far off, essentially the same meaning, but it's different. But aside from that, the stuff on this page is so profound I can't believe it. I don't spend a lot of time with this sort of heavy material but when I do I'm impressed with what people can come to with another type of meditation. Einstein said he got it all without math. And the site is full of material like this. Over my head but like how I see things. Just don't ask me what that is. - dc - posted in dc misc 4


I do not like to ride or ride on motorbikes. I never have. This is motorcycle kingdom. There are a lot of cars and SUVs and trucks too but so many motorbikes.  - more in Saunters


2-23-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 23,24, 25 - (link now goes to index for individual issues)


Father Steve Frost's Nepsis site gets a new look


Mob of locals on the beach this morning.  - more on that, Jake, Asia in Saunters


2-22-14 - Gordon Geist remembers Shunryu Suzuki - submitted in 1999 and good to read again. - with an intro by DC


Alan Chadwick dot com - A Gardener of Souls - now has Challenges Faced by Alan Chadwick at Green Gulch.


"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

Isn't this a nice quote?

Read about its source here. I get stuff sent to me all the time that people don't check out. And I'm sure cuke is full of stuff I didn't check out.


2-21-14 - Saying Farewell: A Record of the Funeral for Myogen Steve Stucky - with a link to video of the ceremony.

Steve Stucky memorial page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-05-21 - Talk about housing which will change in half a year when they move to Page Street.

Listed as novice priests: Mel Weitsman, Dick Baker, Phillip Wilson, Jean Ross, Claude Dalenberg - in no particular order. Grahame Petchey not included because he wasn't part of the scene anymore.

Suzuki disciples


We go to see Jake tomorrow. - posted in Saunters


2-20-14 - By All Means by Edward Espe Brown, illustrated by Margot Koch, with a painting by John Simpkins --Missing Links Press, San Francisco (112 pages)

Review by Catherine Gammon on SFZC.org

Publisher's Flyer PDF

To order, send a check for $20 plus $6 shipping/handling (California residents please add $1.80 sales tax) to Edward Espe Brown, 75 Sequoia Road, Fairfax, CA 94930.  Please include a note that it is for the book.  Alternatively, you may pay using the PayPal button on the Audio Dharma page.

Edward Brown Cuke Page


Six Poems by Bijan Jalali sent by Gary Gach

Gary Gach has a cool site


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki -

Part Two - America - 1959–1971 - Chapter Ten --  A New Leaf - 1959

 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


2-19-14 - Rilke and Nanni by Jenny Wunderlyoard

 

Jenny Wunderly cuke page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - Group H -

A College Activist Comes Home - by Betty Warren

Betty Warren cuke page


2-18-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXXI-1 - winter, 1997


Found some notes to add to the Bob Watkins page.

Bob Watkins told DC 3/19/10

 

SR told him, "You may leave the monastery but the monastery won't leave you."

 

"I found a better word for you than patience. It's constancy." Suzuki Roshi to Bob working under the bridge over the small creek

 

Little by little was a big teaching of his. Big things are accomplished in small increments.

 

Kotoku Bunryu. Bun from Kobun and Ryu from Shunryu. [Given to Bob by Kobun Chino when he was ordained]


Meditation cushions & bells fundraiser for Orchids & Bones Zendo in Minneapolis, Minn.


2-17-14 - A Train of Memories ---- in DC Writ


They did do a bit this Sunday but still, cuke dot com's irresponsible irrelevance award goes to mainstream TV news for their coverage of climate change:

 TV news shows almost never cover climate change, which ought to be one of the most aggressively-reported issues around, given that, y'know, it's a dire threat to the planet and everyone on it. A recent study from Media Matters found that the Sunday shows on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox spent a combined 27 minutes on the topic in the whole of 2013. Meet the Press was singled out as "failing to offer a single substantial mention of climate change" for the entire year. - Media Matters

Read on - posted in Climate Change species threat


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-01-25 - Same as posted recently but now with proposed bylaw changes - nothing anyone would notice or care about but this version is more complete.


2-16-14 - Community Grows is going strong. Here's the Valentines Day Card they sent out. Kudos to Barbara Wenger for all the years of effort. Koshland Park for those who don't know is accross the street and up the block from the SFZC City Center. -  posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 18, 19 missing - will try to get

Issues 20, 21, 22 - (link now goes to index for individual issues)

Would love to get these newsletters separated. We're paying for these scans so can't afford now to have it redone but it could be done with a PDF program separating the files into separate issues. Then an index would be good. Just one of many Cuke Archives projects to go. - dc


The jet stream is meandering. - posted in Climate Change species threat  thus a threat to Zen practice


Hope we don't get in trouble here. Check out this example of Bali justice. - posted in Saunters

And added to yesterday's Saunters post below which I'd thrown up quick so we could watch Dallas Buyers Club. The star incidentally did grow up in the oil biz in Texas. Also incidentally since this is where I come from, I knew guys who went out at night sometimes to beat up men with inclinations like many of those in this film. It has change there so much it's hard to believe. - dc


2-15-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - Group H - Note from Daya (Dianne) Goldschlag - Dr. Bill Wenner saves her - Daya wrote for me to read at his memorial. - dc


A critical look at AA and addiction treatment. - posted in cuke misc -  - thanks Kat who got it from Jeffrey


Heard some great Latin music tonight done by local group, Elsavadore (not misspelled), with locals dancing Salsa beautifully then from Sammy Blues Man One Man Band from the Maluca Islands playing Presley, Robert Johnson roughly, unevenly, bass e string flat, but very cool, singing well too though most words unintelligible which was fine with us. The Maluca Islands, also the Maluccas, incidentally, were once called the Spice Islands. We were walking by on a breezy eve after rain and happened on this quite enjoyable music. - posted in Saunters


2-14-14 - Selemat Hari Kashih Sayang which is Indonesian for Happy Valentines Day!

Go to Katrinka's FB page to see our Valentines gifts to each other. - dc


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - part one, JAPAN 1904–1959 - Chapter Nine -- An Opening - 1956 - 1959  - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


Animal Whisperer Calms An Angry Panther - thanks Katrinka

Her name Anna Breytenbach is and here's her site - Animal Spirit


2-13-14 - At Steve Stucky's funeral on February 9th, Edward Brown left the following message from Katrinka and me on the Green Gulch altar with other messages.

Farewell Steve. we will miss your friendship, support, humor, and
teaching in everything you did. Gone way too soon. Too soon but well
done. Gratitude.

Steve Stucky memorial page

I'd asked Edward to read it if it was appropriate. He said that he'd heard there were only invited speakers. I responded thanks, that I was supportive of that policy because SFZC funerals tended to go on for too long and the main reason was so many people making statements. I was at a funeral there some years ago for a friend who'd been in a couple of men's groups and he knew people at GG and elsewhere and so many people had something to say I finally left, went into the Wheelwright Center and helped myself to the bountiful spread before driving back to Sonoma County. - DC


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXX-2 - summer, 1996


Locals fish as well as swim in the calm, shallow water within the reef here in Sanur. I swam into a net today. - more in Saunters


2-12-14 - Alan Chadwick dot com - A Gardener of Souls - now has a page on Paul Lee and Richard Baker.


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-03-31 - Talk about Abbot Shunryu Suzuki signing Board resolutions or not and talk about Jean Ross being shuso soon, whether to leave Sokoji or not, Richard Baker in Japan with Suzuki comments.


Went to the acupuncturist with Wai and impressive links about her daughter Amrita's musical career.  - in Saunters


2-11-14 - Jack Goldberg's name came up and found this PDF of a 1974 letter from him to Richard Baker with a dream about Shunryu Suzuki. So here it is - posted in the new H Section of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives.


Looking from the dining room window down on traffic first thought there were no motorcycles here in Kuala Lumpur...    - more in Saunters


2-10-14 - Our Great Friend and Teacher Kobun Chino  ---- in DC Writ


2-09-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 15, 16, 17  - (link now goes to index for individual issues)


Sixty-nine years ago today at 2:15am. more in dc misc 4


2-08-14 - Funeral for SFZC Central Abbot Steve Stucky set for  3 pm on Sunday, February 9 at Green Gulch Farm.  Go to that website to see it live.


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Adding the Tassajara 25 Year Anniversary Book to the Wind Bell page. All these scans will be better organized and presented at some point. Now we're just getting them on cuke one by one.


More on the science vs faith thing. I have an image of a debate between science and religion where more in dc misc 4


Subud - A local product. - thanks MK


Get a lot of stuff sent my way, more than I have time to deal with. Thought I'd share this one:

A 240 year old doll that can write - thanks Jim McIver


2-07-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXX-1 - winter, 1996


Experiencing life in shards.  - more in Saunters


Tech problem solved. Zenbook had had weak, poor wireless reception for months. It finally lost it. Got a USB wireless adaptor today and why didn't I do that long ago? - dc

To continue the creation evolution topic of yesterday, Pat Robertson has a few words for Ken Ham. Here I find myself applauding one literalist who's opposing another. That's a Salon dot com link. Here's one Salon writer's take on the Ham Nye debate where she takes Nye's side. Here's a Daily Beast report that poo poos the whole thing. - thanks again Gregory


2-06-14 - I'm a creationist and an evolutionary. -  more in dc misc 4


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - part one, JAPAN 1904–1959 - Chapter Eight -- Family and Death -1952-1956 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


It's hard not to look when someone's having sex right in front of me. - more in Saunters


Thanks Andrew Main for pointing out the misspelling of Dr. Ajari's name (see below) and pointing out Ajari is the Japanese for Acharya, the Sanskrit for religious teacher. - dc


2-05-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

69-01-25 - These Mt. Yogis referred to are Dr. Ajari, Neville Warwick and students. And DeRopp and his students want to visit. That's Robert DeRopp who wrote Drugs and the Mind and who had a community near Genjoji. Ah - Huey Johnson's name (misspelled) meeting with Yvonne. He was head of the Nature Conservancy and suggested ZC to George Wheelwright who owned Green Gulch. Suzuki commenting on Jean Ross as Shuso and women students. They're talking about adding a 2nd zazen period in the morning. I forgot it was added that late.


The Last Time Co2 Levels were at 400 parts per Million, Humans didn't exist - Science Blogs with arguments by others and a place for all debating and links to more.


People here are so helpful with language study, more than anywhere in my limited experience. - more in Saunters


I don't know what's wrong. Sometimes my Asus Zenbook won't go online. It does this sometimes but usually the problem goes away. But now I'm having to upload today's files onto Katrinka's Mac to upload them onto Sonic's server. Fudge. - dc


2-04-14 - Andy Ferguson comments on yesterday's mention of 350.org and him.

Thanks for the donation to 350 and plug for action. It really isn’t too late, I think. I believe that that radical palliative measures, including geo-engineering will likely be necessary, but these must be complemented with the cheapest and correct path which is to think globally and act locally to the best of our abilities. - posting in Climate Change


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXIX-2 - summer, 1995


One thing I keep coming back to is something an American therapist in Bangkok said ten years ago. He'd been working with different Asians for years and he said that at first we notice the differences between each other but in time what he has learned is that we all are so much the same. I think of that when I watch little kids, hear babies cry, interact with adults from various backgrounds. Mooji said we share the same fundamental with every living being - the sense of I am. - posting in Saunters


2-03-14 - One Drop Zendo in Gemany - Hokuozan Sogenji

Here are some photos from there and a poem from Zsolt Suto


Made a tiny donation today to 350.org and when it was through it opened up to a page thanking me, giving me the opportunity to make a comment, with previous comments below. The top one was Andy Ferguson. Check out 350 - for those with hope that it's not too late and those without hope who think doing something is good form, a right thing to do - in my case giving it that good old college drop out try. - dc - posting in Climate Change


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

68-12-19 - They're discussing the future of the building - none of it pans out. Before the coming year is up they'll be at Page St. and the Japanese American congregation will later move to a new building. Talk of developing a school. Comments on this and more by Suzuki. John Sunier Tassajara movie mentioned. Have sent him a friend request on Facebook.

Don't have any meeting notes from 66-09-17 to this one. Don't know if I accidentally skipped them but doubt that. I think they just weren't there in the ZC archive room. Or maybe they were and I missed them. Maybe Yvonne Rand has them. Anyway, I won't do anything about it. These are enough. Someone else later - after the world ends can deal with it.


Went to a sort of sports bar this morning arriving before 7am to see Super Bowl illegally captured from Aussie Satellite.  - more in Saunters


 

2-02-14 - Fundraising appeal for Diane Di Prima - Poetess with Parkinsons - with a letter and a poem from Diane. Cuke Archives has made several small donations.

Diane Di Prima cuke page - updated


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXIX-1 - winter, 1995 - there is no Volume XXVII-2


Swooping little birds and so forth. - more in Saunters


2-01-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 12, 13, 14 - (link now goes to index for individual issues)


The art of Andres Amador - thanks Gregory


Another positive feedback loop increasing co2 in the atmosphere - Tropical drought - posted in Climate Change


We were on the Island of Lembongan a thirty minute speed boat ride away. - more in Saunters


January


1-31-14 - Check out John Halpern's Waking Buddha film project "A film about Waking Up. Here's the Waking Buddha website.

 

His prior film is Refuge.


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

 

Note filed with the 1966 meeting notes


Sometimes we hear hindu chanting that's melodic, sort of haunting. - more in Saunters

 


1-30-14 - Kyoto Journal - still going. What a great publication. Thought about it today because Katrinka and I plan to be in Japan April and May. - DC


Norma Fogelberg writes:

Over the past 10 years, I have chosen a yoga practice that supports my zazen practice, in terms of body alignment, breath and preparation for the physical ease of sitting.  My yoga teacher of many years, Kate Vogt, studies and teaches the Mohan's system of yoga, which is grounded in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  This practices gives direct breathing and movement techniques that I have found very useful in supporting my sitting practice. I wholeheartedly recommend the Mohan's 2014 Yoga Study Program. The SVASTHA WEST COAST website  provides in-depth information on both the Mohans and the Yoga Study Program.


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - part one, JAPAN 1904–1959 - Chapter Seven -- The Occupation - 1945-1952 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right


More pithy comments on yesterday's article on the aging brain.


Received this important bit of news from an old friend in Fort Worth.

 

Washington State just passed two laws -   legalized gay marriage and legalized marijuana. Makes perfect biblical sense.

 

    Leviticus 20:13 says: "If a man lies with another man they should be stoned." 

---thanks Susan McDonald

 


Here's Sanur, the area where we're living. - posting in Saunters

 


1-29-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXVIII-1 - summer, 1994

Yes there is a fall 92 Wind Bell. I see I have a PDF of the cover. Emailed Warren to go back and get it please. - dc


More often than not I go to the beach, swim and float around for a while then go to our table and read, write, study. - more in Saunters


Farewell Peter Seeger, one of my early influences.


Discover Magazine - Brutal Truths About the Aging Brain - and here some comments on the subject by - let's see, what's my moniker? - oh yes, DC. - and thanks Gregory


1-28-14 - Sweeping Zen article and discussion of Brian Victoria's articles on DT Suzuki and the Nazis

Brian Daizen Victoria page on cuke including DC comment from above discussion.


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

66-09-17 - About buying the Horse Pasture near Tassajara. Thoughts of asking Red Skelton for a donation. Morley Baer who does photo workshops at Tassajara has offered photos for fundraising brochure. Art sale (mislabled exibition) might be at Cody's (misspelled like many words) in Berkeley. Chet Helms has offered the Avalon Ballroom. Alan Watts letter on what to call Suzuki and a vote on the matter. Wonder where that letter went.


 

Night market with artistic and sensual Legong dancing. - more in Saunters

 


1-27-14 - Zen Students remember Alan Chadwick from Alan Chadwick dot com.

DC notes to Greg Haynes on this post with links to Paul Lee on Alan Chadwick.


D.T. Suzuki, Zen and the Nazis-part 3  by Brian Daizen Victoria

Brian Daizen Victoria page on cuke


Usually I'm up in the dark. Six AM gamelan music and calling to prayer from the nearby mosque. - more in Saunters


1-26-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXVII-2 - fall, 1993


Saput Poleng - the checkered cloth around shrines and trees. A brief explanation with cool explanation of 2 of the 3 levels of spirituality. At least I didn't notice the third, the deepest, but that seems appropriate. - posted in Saunters


Director of National Inst. of Health on the silly Faith vs Science thing the media loves. Still he uses the word god as if it stands for an independent being that does things but that's an ingrained metaphor. - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


1-25-13 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 9, 10, 11 - (link now goes to index for individual issues)


D.T. Suzuki, Zen and the Nazis-part 2  intro by Brian Daizen Victoria, article by Karl Baier

Brian Daizen Victoria page on cuke


We eat lots of fresh vegetables cooked and in salads.    - more in Saunters


1-24-14 - Ko Blix photos of party bidding Ken Knabb's home of 48 years farewell. See photo with Linda Hess, Liz Horowitz, Ken Knabb, unknown, Mel Weitsman on page four.

More at Ken Knabb's cuke page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

66-09-14 - Love to read this stuff. They're just talking about buying land near Tassajara. We forget that until the last minute, the fundraising was for money to buy the Horse Pasture, 160 acres near Tassajara that had no road leading into it, no structures, had little flat land, no sizable creek. After we'd raised the money for the 20k down payment (as I recall) Bob Beck said he and his wife Anna were prepared to sell Tassajara itself. Richard Baker let the board know, they approved immediately, and all of a sudden we had Tassajara and 280k more to come up with, a large payment due in March. What a bold move. I was a spectator. Good going gang!


When I was here in 92 everything was cooked in coconut oil.   - more in Saunters


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - part one, JAPAN 1904–1959 - Chapter Six-- Wartime - 1940-1945 - with a column for notes and links to come on the right

I want to get cuke organized so that the above ZC meeting notes in 66 are linked to from the appropriate place in the note section to the right of the text of Crooked Cucumber. Maybe someone else will do it. - dc


1-23-14 - Cuke's Most Important Thing in the World Award goes to:

One Earth Sangha -

International Dharma Teachers’ Statement on Climate Change

Endorsement Sought by Dharma Teachers and Sangha Members Worldwide

"Climate change is the most serious issue facing humanity today. It is already seriously impacting economies, ecosystems, and people worldwide. Left unchecked, it will cause tremendous suffering for all living beings."

I signed it and I hate to sign things or belong to anything. I'd say the quote above was an understatement. - DC

--- posted in  Climate Change


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXVII-1 - spring, 1993 [Don't think there was a XXVI-2 or fall 1992 Wind Bell. Please let me know if there is. - dc]


Fruit.  - more in Saunters


1-22-14 - D.T. Suzuki, Zen and the Nazis-part 1  by Brian Daizen Victoria

Brian Daizen Victoria page on cuke


SFZC, Tassajara in The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond


Bali Recycling dot com

Inspiring Person: Olivier Pouillon - by Janet Nicol

I read the article in Inspired Bali

posted in Saunters


1-21-14 - 2003 Lecture on the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo by Mel Weitsman

on the Berkeley ZC website. - thanks Elizabeth Sawyer. Two mistakes I think are the "Jukko" in the title and in the line "And if you do something wholesome, unwholesomeness follows." which I assume should be "wholesomeness follows." - dc


Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - part one, JAPAN 1904–1959 - Chapter Five--Temple Priest - 1932-35


Found the cover to Poetry for Crazy Cowboys & Zen Monks [or this link] by Michael Hofmann (Illustrator), Raymond Coffin and added it to the bibliography herein and to the Tom Wright interview here.


Bob Gordon plays his uke and tells stories of the rock stars at the Panama Hotel in San Rafael, CA, on Wednesday Jan. 22nd.
Read about his show, now called
Bob Gordon & the Ohana Ukelele Band

 

 

 

 


People tend to have some criticisms of any other culture or place. I guess what bothers me most here is the trash.   - more in Saunters


1-20-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

66-08-13 - Amelia Newell's name comes up - interesting. See page for this on 60s Communes. Hmm - Suzuki's in Japan and this "Tasugami" might be Tatsugami who came to Tassajara as a guest teacher in 1969 for three practice periods. Interesting (to me) talk about taping lectures. This is about the time I showed up at ZC.


Eric Arnow's Asian Blog - go check it out - and his cuke page.


Caught the last quarter of the 49ers Seahawk game by accident - sort of - followed it on blog posts to the exciting finish. Maybe we could have seen it at a sports bar or hotel somewhere but we didn't even consider doing that. If I'd had a short wave radio like in 92, we could have listened to it. The Super Bowl will be easy to see I bet.  - put in Saunters


1-19-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXVI-1 - spring, 1992 - great cover - dc


Lee Temple in Crestone, CO, has a blog centering around Climate Change and environmental issues. - thanks Paul Shippee - posted in Climate Change


Rosemary left today.  - more in Saunters


Right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing again department

[Received this email from Tech Support at Sonic after the O Byte Problem was solved (See top of page where this links to) which took extensive prodding on my part. - DC


1-18-13 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters

Issues 6, 7, and 8 - (link now goes to index for individual issues)


An application of twelve-step principles  - more in Saunters


1-17-14 - 0 BYTE PROBLEM SOLVED. Now can resume uploading onto cuke.com and other DC sites on the Sonic.net server (shunryusuzuki.com, cuke-annex.com, and the sites that load into it.

Read all about it - if you care.

Temporary What's New and 0 Byte files at zmbm.net closed (It's a site of mine on another server).  - dc


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

66-06-18 - Nothing special to report on this meeting but I love reading them - the names, the details, foreshadowing of incompatibility between the two groups, the misspellings.

I realize that there's so much history and interesting info in cuke that could be better organized and presented. Will try to get on that with help.


AA meeting last night in Sanur. Dinner afterwards. Good way to meet interesting people who don't drink.  - more in Saunters


1-16-14 - SFZC upcoming abbot transitions - from the SFZC Sangha News Weekly


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXV-2 - fall, 1991


Sitting by the beach walk today five Segue like vehicles went by one way then another, their drivers standing erectly staring straight ahead. - more in Saunters


Update on 0 Byte Problem


1-15-14 - Thomas Moore's new book, A Religion of One's Own, is now out and he's doing book signings. Check it out at his website. He wrote me that there are a few paragraphs in it from our exchange last February and David Miller was kind to write that these paragraphs can be found on pp. 31-32. Maybe I can get an ebook here in Bali. - dc

Here's a piece he  wrote on A Religion of One's Own on Real Clear Religion.


Cuke.com calls on the forces for good to back a non profit ISP dedicated to Net Neutrality. Maybe Google, Apple, and Microsoft could help out.

Court deals blow to Net Neutrality

Why You Should Be Freaking Out About The End Of Net Neutrality


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

66-05-21 - More talk about buying land near Tassajara. They say it would take three and a half hours to drive there - four at the least back then - and over a day to walk from Big Sur - nope, I made it in nine hours. Suzuki asks about where Yasutani can hold a sesshin.


People ask if we're having fun. Yes we're having a good time and I know what sort of images Bali can bring up. But more than that we're having a stable time, a more simple, slower pace life, maybe more difficult and tiring in some ways. The humidity and heat of the tropics. And yes, full of neat stuff like wonderful people, the beach, the ceremonies, and the low cost. - this will be posted in Saunters when the problem is solved. It's solved


Was only uploading on this page for some days due to weird tech problem having with ISP Sonic.net: See dc misc 4 and This Page (on another server) for the most detail. Working on it. This page could disappear in this last upload. Hope not. - DC


1-14-14 - One Mind - Edward Burger, the filmmaker who made Amongst White Clouds, is working on a new documentary about a Ch'an monastery in southern China which looks excellent. He's currently doing fundraising in order to complete the film. This site has more information plus a trailer and other clips. Not many hours to go to reach his fundraising goal. - thanks Palden McLennan


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXV-1 - spring, 1991


When I was in Bali in 1992 I had a short wave radio and listened to BBC in the morning. Followed developments with the Watts Riots. Connectivity has certainly changed since then. But am still having the same problem uploading. Hope this page doesn't go blank. It's the only one I'm uploading. If you want to know more about it, the latest update is on this page at zmbm.net, a site of the cuke archives that's not on the Sonic.net server. I tried to load it on the Sonic server but it turned to 0bytes, a blank page. Read more there. I love Sonic but so far they're not recognizing that there's a problem on their end. - dc - this will be posted in Saunters when the problem is solved. It's solved


1-13-14 - Article on film: Brad Warner's Hard Core Zen - thanks John Steiner

There are so many mentions of Brad on cuke, he needs to have his own cuke link page but till then just write "brad warner" in the site search box above. If you just do warner you'll get a lot of Jisho Warner links.


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

66-04-02 - 25 to 30 sitting every morning. Up to 70 expected for sesshin. The sixties is getting into swing. One thousand Wind Bells being mailed out. First taping of Suzuki lectures runs into problems. The first one we have in July 26th - but there are still those missing Los Altos tapes that I feel bad I haven't followed up some leads on. Interesting first mention of Tassajara. Richard Baker has talked to the owner and plans to drive down there with "Reverend Suzuki. Rev. Katagiri."


I remember Dan Welch saying that they sat on hard wood at Ryutakuji in Japan where he went in the early sixties for over a year - Soen Nakagawa's place. I thought that must impossibly hard but I remembered it through the years when I had to sit on the floor with no cushion sometimes for long periods. If in Japan it would be usually on tatami. India I got used to sitting on hard floors with thin, very thin, cushions. Sort of like sitting on a hard floor without any cushion. Here I was sitting on our tile porch floor every morning with no cushion and then when we got yoga mats used that. Today got a two inch square foam-filled and a kapok-filled one so now it's back to the cushy sitting. I'd gotten used to nothing but when I tried them in the store I thought oh that's nice.  - this will be posted in Saunters when the problem is solved. It's solved


1-12-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXIV-2 - fall, 1990


Not posting more on cuke till I figure out this tech problem. See dc misc 4


Love language and Indonesian seems pretty easy and I am learning some just to get by but am hesitant to study it cause I have too much work to do and gotta concentrate on all this material and coming up with a book. When I was in Germany a few years ago for four months as a guest of Dharma Sangha, I was intent on getting lots of work done on the Suzuki Roshi material and cuke archives. Then Baker Roshi gave me a set of Dragon Naturally Speaking German pro edition and by the time I left I could do it all. Did some work on the archives etc but got do a lot more than that here. Still - a tiny bit of Indonesian would be okay. - posted in Saunters

Not posting this to Saunters now cause I'm having trouble with files turning to zero bytes when I try to upload them. Don't be surprised if this page goes blank for a while. - dc - Problem Solved.


1-11-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Ananda Claude Dalenberg's Cloud-hidden Friends and Zen Freethinker Newsletters [that page not loading - same problem with 0bytes (See dc misc 4 for more) - Problem Solved.

Issues 1-5 - (link now goes to index for individual issues) - was 176 pages. Starts in 1982. You could receive it free if you submitted something. Letters from Marian (Derby Wisberg) Mountain, Frances Thompson, Tim Aston, Erick Storlie, Rene Pittet, Alan Marlow among others. Oh yes - one from Gary Snyder at the end. Would love to have an Index. Need to separate them at some point but that was too big a job for now. A number more to go.


Today we went to Taman Nusa (Garden Islands) - Indonesian Culture Park - posted in Saunters


1-10-14 - RIP Dianne Aigaki, dear friend who passed away January 6th.

Caring Bridge page for Dianne. Details here about the January 18th celebration of Dianne’s extraordinary life on Saturday, January 18th, at Sausalito Portuguese Hall in Sausalito, CA.

Dianne's blog

Thumbnail of my friend Diane Aigaki took this of us when I was visiting her in Dharamsala in 2003.

 

April 2011 piece on the 2003 Dharamsala with a lot about Dianne which begins here.

June 2010 ad on cuke for Dianne's The Dream of the Turquoise Bee slideshow and presentation.


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXIV-1 - spring, 1990 (Misnumbered XXXIV on the front but not the back.) - Good lord - this is the 4th one out of six that have done that. I think after this they learned.


Added to the 1995 Tom Wright interview: Tom assisted with the translation of Shobogenzo Zuimonki that Shohaku Okumura did years ago and it is still available at the Sanshinji website.

Thanks to BC for this last tip and for correcting the spelling of the word "bated." And Okumura which I checked on the Sanshinji site and found it misspelled there in one place too.


Just about every day...  - more of our exciting schedule in Saunters


1-09-14 - Funeral for SFZC Central Abbot Steve Stucky set for  3 pm on Sunday, February 9 at Green Gulch Farm.

Cuke page for Steve


20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today - thanks Ron Browning


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

66-02-26 - Only 85 books missing from the library. Quite a list of members present to elect the new president whom some would later call the Steve Jobs of ZC.


Not adding anything beyond yesterday's Saunters post because it was corrupted yesterday so here it is again. - dc


[WAS] Having a technical problem. Report on that and cell phone situation here in dc misc 4


1-08-14 - Rules to Live By - by Edward Brown, published in Buddhadharma last fall.

Edward Brown cuke page


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXIII-2 - fall, 1989 (Misnumbered XXXIII on the front but not the back.)


Bali Update (a good local news source put out by Bali Discovery Tours) says Aussie gov upped travel warning due to six suspected terrorists killed by police in Java on New Years Eve and day. Read about all their scary warnings. - posted in Saunters


1-07-14 - Steve Stucky Cremation yesterday - from Elizabeth Sawyer


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

65-12-18 - Love the budget figures being discussed. And here's an early mention of Zen Macrobiotics: "Rev. Katagiri brought up the inadvisability of the so-called Zen diet which has nothing to do with Zen. Members of meeting agreed but did not come to a decision on how to handle the matter." Notice that Gordon Geist is at the meeting. More on him later.


Emminent Buddhist scholar Dr. Edward Conze  audio sent by his student Rick Levine has been worked on with noise reduction by Charlie Wilson. Much more clear now. Find them on Rick's cuke page.


The Meaning of Life - a favorite song - thanks Joyce Pointe.


Just checked up on something I've repeated since being here in 92 - that Bali is about the same size as Marin County where Katrinka and I were just living. Since I am used to discovering that things I've been repeating for decades turn out not to be true, I looked it up. It's not true.  more in Saunters


1-06-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXIII-1 - spring, 1989 (Misnumbered XXXII on the front but not the back.)


Off to Kecak (pronounced kechak) this evening. --- Back from Kecak. more in Saunters


1-05-14 - San Francisco Chronicle obituary for Steve Stucky - thanks Steve Tipton

Opps - fixed this link. Connection so bad last night couldn't check links. Some pages didn't upload.

Cuke page for Steve


A Witness to History by Gregory Johnson


I thought the trash on the beach and in the water at Kuta was from New Years' Eve. - more on this in Saunters


1-04-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

65-08-21 - Richard Gove is Rob Gove unless his name was Richard. The Toni Hansen is Toni Johansen. Still talking about buying a building.


We frequently walk several hours in a day. Katrinka is a fanatic walker. She's like my trainer and is hard to keep up with at times. Took the bus to Kuta Beach today to do some body surfing. Arrived at the south end and both beach and water were full of trash from New Years. Walked way north and there was much less. Walked forever looking for a bus stop to get back. When we finally found one no place to cross the busy street for a mile or so. Finally made it. Forgot about pedestrians in the planning there. - posted in Saunters


In this, the official cuke Year of Climate Change Denial, let it be noted that we walk without resistance into the oven, stoking the fires on our way in.


1-03-14 - Steve Stucky Death Poem

Cuke page for Steve


Greg Haynes has created a remarkable site for Alan Chadwick, the charismatic gardener who started the garden at Green Gulch Farm. It was featured last year but there's a lot more there now. If you want to see what's on cuke about Alan, use the site search box above - put his name in quotes so it won't get every instance of my last name. - DC


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXII-2 - fall, 1988


Don't waste your time not believing in things that can't be comprehended. - Kabumpkan


One of the big problems here in Bali is knowing when to change from Selamat pagi (good morning) to siang (mid-day) to sore (late afternoon) to malam (evening). They're used all the time and I notice some people change at different times from one to another. They do seem to enjoy exchanging these greetings and they are, among some other phrases, much more  helpful than an English "No thank you," in dissolving tension when walking by people who offer "Transport?" "Shopping?" Massage?"  - posted in Saunters


One positive result of Climate Change is to disproove that old adage, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." Ha ha! Showed them! - posted in Climate Change


1-02-14 - In Memoriam Steve Stucky - from the SFZC

Subtle Eye - the Great Leap

Facebook Page for Steve.

Cuke page for Steve


2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

65-07-03 - A professor from Japan to speak on Zen and science.


Thinking about the above, contrary to media assumptions, as I see it there is not only no conflict between Zen and science, there is no possible conflict between religion and science. - more in dc misc 4


Maybe we should make 2014 the year of Climate Change Denial. Need a motto. How about: Climate Change? Borrrrrrrrring! - posted in Climate Change species threat


Days of rain. After sitting at computer for hours and hours walked kilometers down the beach then back to the nigh market. Dinner of shishkabob, papaya and mango drinks for less than four bucks for us both. There's no story here. Eat, work, yoga, sleep, sit, walk, live on the cheap.   - posted in Saunters


1-01-14 - 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives - Wind Bells - - - Volume XXII-1 - spring, 1988


A very Happy New Year. We had a pretty gourmet dinner at a nearby fancy restaurant. More

 

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