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October


10-21-14 - Click on thumbnail to enlarge.

John Nelson, the USF Buddhism etc prof whose Bali blog was featured yesterday wants to know who that is to the left of Shunyryu Suzuki in this photo and also I'd like to know who that is behind him. I keep thinking his name is Larry. The SFZC has used this photo numerous times through the years. It has a number in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive but can't look for that now due to its rank on the priority list.

Please send any answer to this query to dchad at cuke dot com. Thanks, dc

posted on cuke photos page


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1994 Wind Bell volume 28, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 86 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Fixed the bad link to the Memorial Page - try to check all the links when post but connection on this island so poor can barely upload to begin with at times - at others it's fine. Yesterday Katrinka and I walked to the village on the narrow, sandy, bumpy road past thatch shanties, people carrying goods in baskets at the end of poles balanced on their shoulders. Often looks like Baja California with cactus. It's fairly dry here. Went forty minutes all the way to Warung 99 (Warung is restaurant) where many of the boats from the big island of Bali come in. Barefoot men and women wading through the water unloading boats. The big stuff is tackled by groups of women - took eight to bring the large coils of cable up the cement steps to load on the back of a truck. Tried the one ATM and it was broken.  - posted in Saunters


10-20-14 - View (bigger than below) and read the two versions of the the Heart Sutra Chant card used at Sokoji in the sixties with Shunryu Suzuki's minimal translation that ran below the kanji. I forgot this was on cuke so am reposting. - dc

   

The one page two sided card.


Prof. John Nelson of USF report and photos of a major cremation in Bali around this time last year.

 - posted in Saunters and on John Nelson's cuke page created today.


10-19-14 - - Click to enlarge today's photo, the sixth of six in a folder marked stonework - at Tassajara. Maybe 67. Walls going up on the kitchen - SRC0084 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive  - can't tell who's in it. - dc


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1993 Wind Bell volume 27, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 85 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Jeff Broadbent had a comment posted on NY Times dot com pertaining to an article on space/time/Einstein and so forth.

posted on Jeff's cuke page


We're staying at the end of the road to the Mangroves by the reef in Lembongan. Met a scuba diving teacher named Alberto from Mexico who's friends with Adi who runs this place, LOA, with his family. Alberto said he's tried to get property down here but they don't want any foreigners moving in. It's really low key. Sunday. Asked Katrinka to take photos at the back with the falling in old thatch and other makeshift huts, locals hanging out by some motor bikes banter kids laughing one youngster naps. Electricity is out for a few quiet hours a day. Sometimes when it's on staff/family/kids watching soaps or cartoons on communal flat screen that was probably installed by owners with guests in mind. That's the norm. Hey - they read my mind. It's off. Wrong - electricity went off again. Now it's back - with Sponge Bob in Indonesian. - posted in Saunters


10-18-14 - Yesterday linked to Dairyu Michael Wenger's site, Dragon's Leap. Today featuring his book

49 Fingers, a collection of 49 American Koans, written in traditional case, commentary, verse format alongside 22 of his original brush works. 

It is currently available at the San Francisco Zen Center's online bookstore. You can purchase it at their website by clicking here.

posted in bibliography and Dairyu Michael Wenger cuke page

 


 

 

Christmas card from Marian Derby and Jack Wisberg - undated but I'd say ten years ago or so - the lack of scan of the other side makes me wonder if it was blank. - dc

 - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Marian Derby Wisberg cuke page


We went by fast boat with two outboard motors at 8am this morning to snorkel with really big Manta Rays off the coast of Nusa Penida, the big island next to Lembongan. I read they get up to 22 ft. across but these looked more like six to ten. Water was a little rough but surfer Adi whose family runs the place we're staying led the way pointing at dark figures approaching. They ride near the top, big mouths open for plankton. One brushed gently by me. Awesome. Recalled Jake Fishman telling me once south of Acapulco having one unexpectedly swoop right over him. Then to Crystal Bay with colorful fish and huge colorful coral varied coral clusters. A reverent sense of the vast majesty of life and the nameless wonder it reflects. - posted in Saunters - which is now called Saunters 2 (from October 2014) and moved the rest to Saunters 1 cause the file got too big. - DC


10-17-14 - Dragon's Leap - Check out Michael Wenger's site for his teaching, art, news, suggestions, and his San Francisco Avenues group.

Posted in Links and Dairyu Michael Wenger cuke page

 

 

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1993 Wind Bell volume 27, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 84 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Went out this morning at six in the kayak for floating zazen. Hours at the Zenbook. Now later afternoon. Ocean breeze, kelapa muda - young coconut - as is - drinking with straws from the severed top. Just tried it with a bit of lemon first time. Good. Dogs here are nice, playful, romp in the tidepools, sit at our feet - nothing to protect, no walls, almost no doors. Local color - the staff, five, all family, watch Indonesian TV - outnumbering the guests now just Katrinka and me as the day guests have left to catch their boats. Little rat that lives under the deck just grabbed a paper napkin and darted back in. - posted in Saunters


10-16-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo, the fourth of Shunryu Suzuki working with Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967 - SR0233 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the fifth of six stone work photos that will be posted.

That's Mike Daft in the middle of the photo. He was a quiet, unassuming guy with a dry sense of humor. I wonder what happened to him. I don't remember him beyond the first year or so of Tassajara. Like many of those who'd been around longer, he called Suzuki, sensei, not roshi. The only specific memory I have about Mike is that he told me that once he was in Sokoji when no other students were around and Suzuki Sensei and Okusan, his wife, were having an argument in the kitchen. Mike said that Okusan got so frustrated she grabbed a big bunch of flowers out of a vase and bashed her husband over the head with them. Mike tiptoed out, deciding to talk to his teacher some other time. - posted in posted on Brief Memories


Updated the Memorial Page a bit after putting Rowena Pattee Kryder on it. Many names from the past not there. Just started it a few years ago. Searched for "rip," "dead," "passed," and "dies" in this year and last's What's New. Added about a half dozen, among them Chris Pirsig who was mentioned recently. His brother sent some comments and a correction adding to the page for the song for him. If you think of someone not there just sent it to dchad at cuke dot com. - DC


Had to get a motorbike ride into the village to upload. I guess this is a village. Welcome to Bali Edo Deli. Didn't realize at first that we've got the only guest cabin at LOA. Their main business is people who come around to the mangrove area of Lembongan for a look, to have a drink or a meal. That's how we came the first time. Our boat arrived at ten in the morning and before it left at 3pm, we had a driver take us around on the bumpy roads to see the seaweed farms and views. We stopped here in the Mangroves for lunch, walked around, and found this place - the only place here to stay we know of other than a homestay down a ways across the road. Yesterday and today a group of about twenty Japanese followed a guide down the beach to somewhere. Way off in the distance we can see Bali's highest Mt. Agung beyond the snorkel boats and deep blue water. - posted in Saunters


10-15-14 - Shunryu Suzuki student and visionary artist Rowena Pattee Kryder passed away on October 11th. See note from her family and from Friends of Rowena on the Rowena Pattee Kryder page - thanks Paul Shippee

Farewell Rowena. See you in my visions. - DC

 


The Awakened World International Film Festival October 27-30, Santa Barbara, CA. - recommended by John Steiner - posted in Ads and Announcements


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1992 Wind Bell volume 26, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 83 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


For over a month now been putting beaucout time into reviewing and organizing the history of work with Shunryu Suzuki transcripts and will be posting this earlier work on cuke and shunryusuzuki.com and systematically featuring it bit by bit on What's New. While preserving this pioneering work and linking to the efforts of others, will continue developing our presentation and expanding the archive of material lightly edited for readability and your viewing and listening pleasure. A special thanks to those who've helped recently, especially Peter Ford in Tennessee who toils daily in the depths of the cuke mines. - DC - posted in What We're Doing


Son Kelly's mom Daya Goldschlag used to kayak around the SF Bay all the time. Katrinka's son Seth left us the inflatable kayak he brought and today for the first time kayaked. Went out to where the boats bring folks to snorkle and scuba and a skipper of one little rig, Maxi, suggested we trade for a while. Climbed into his boat and he into mine. A nice interlude talking with a Spaniard and a Jakartan who loaned me his mask and snorkle so I could inspect the brightly colored fish below. Paddling back came upon a snorkler the back of whose head, posterior, and heels reminded me of Katrinka. It was she. Had wadded and swum out. Tried to tow her back in but it was too hard so had to leave her out there with the coral and starfish. - posted in Saunters


10-14-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo, the third of Shunryu Suzuki working with Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967 - Bob offstage to the left SR0232 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the forth of six stone work photos that will be posted.

To find out more about Bob or anyone mentioned on cuke, just put their name in the search box up top on this page or on the home page and see what comes up.

cuke photos page


Here's the 5th of five Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures that were missing from the collection of now 51 of them from him on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info.

 

Lecture given on 70-05-10 - was the source for the chapter  of Not Always So called "Not Sticking to Enlightenment" on p. 131.  - the light edit

 

A page for that lecture and click on Minimum Edit Transcript

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture posts page newly created today just for you and so that the main lecture page can be spiffy and unencumbered with all those notes.


Ride over with boxes of tile and a few other fureigners taking twice as long as the fast boats. The Bay of Bali was fairly calm but after a wave of dizzy hit when I wrote a note, put the pad away and stared at the sea ahead. Lembongan, an island that's part of the Province of Bali. We're staying at Loa Beach House Mangroves - owned by Japanese which right now is all can get on that site - look at the photos. The Internet here is okay. This is more like the image one gets thinking of Bali. Walked out a couple hundred yards in shallow warm sea in aqua shoes careful not to step on any coral or starfish. - posted in Saunters


A tennis story.


10-13-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1992 Wind Bell volume 26, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 82 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Click to enlarge today's photo of Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967 taken at the same time as the photo posted yesterday - Suzuki's head to the right. SR0231 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the third of six stone work photos that will be posted.

 

cuke photos page


Got everything packed up today for our landlords to store down the street at the home while we're away for 18 days. Nice old Nyoman was to come at five to truck it down but he arrived four hours early with more boxes and was a great help getting everything ready - fitted stuff in containers, taped boxes and wrote our names on them, and a lot more. Tomorrow morning he'll drive us and other stuff to the 10am boat for Lembongan. Have to wade into the water to get on it. I've watched people boarding the early one when I've walked down there in the morning to have tea at a little stand on the beach. Katrinka gave Nyoman some cheese and homemade sambul which is what they call their salsa - but this is her Mexicanish version.

Got a bunch of Suzuki lecture early edits to get together before going to sleep - 85 or so of them the only edited versions we've got. Now there are only the verbatim versions of these posted on shunryusuzuki.com. Soon the early edits will be there as well. And will feature them one by one here on cuke when the Wind Bell lecture series is finished in a couple of months.   

Oh yes - the Internet might not be so good where we're going for the next eight days. Hope I can upload. - dc - posted in Saunters


10-12-14 - From Hideko Oga: My friend, Rev. Akiyama sent me an e-mail but he forgot the photo to attach. Then, he responded –  ”I sent you one of the most important Buddhist teachings in my last email, ‘Attachment is empty.' --- posted on Tozen Akiyama's cuke page


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki working with Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967. SR0230 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the 2nd of six stone work photos that will be posted.

To find out more about Bob or anyone mentioned on cuke, just put their name in the search box up top on this page or on the home page and see what comes up.

cuke photos page


Here's the 4th of four Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info. The 2nd one went up on the 4th and the third on the 8th.

 

Lecture given on 71-02-12-B - was the source for the chapter  of Not Always So called "Not Sticking to Enlightenment" on p. 131.  - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture posts page newly created today just for you and so that the main lecture page can be spiffy and unencumbered with all those notes.


On this day in 1903 my father, Kelroy Utley Chadwick, was born. Here's something I posted on him on Father's Day, 2007


Bule, or foreigners, sometimes warn that you can't trust locals in biz deals but Widya, our landlady has twice returned a goodly sum of loot that she said we'd overpaid for rent. They're very responsive as in having ceiling fans installed when we asked and storing all our stuff in an interim while we're gone for 18 days before returning with social and cultural visas and moving back in next door. Then for six months we won't have to leave.  I promised Katrinka while we're gone I wouldn't work over eight hours in a day. I think she's got an exaggerated idea about that. - posted in Saunters


10-11-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1991 Wind Bell volume 25, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 81 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize - most deserving. All praise to them. - dc - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


ZEN AT WAR” BRIAN VICTORIA: THROWING BOMBS AT KODO – by Jundo Cohen in Sweeping Zen - posted in the Brian Victoria cuke page with a great photo of Brian and Kodo.

 

photo lifted from Sweeping Zen site

 


Gasoline here in Indonesia is subsidized and is about half that in the US which is half that in Europe and in Indonesia it went up by 44% last year and is getting ready to go up by at least that much again early next year. Taxis are pretty cheap now but transport and food prices will rise. People will not be happy about that. Maybe mass transit will improve and the plethora of vehicles will diminish, their sizes shrink. Sunset time - outside it's glowing pink. - posted in Saunters


10-10-14 - Here's the 3rd of four Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info. The 2nd one went up on the 4th and the third on the 8th.

 

Lecture given on 70-03-15 - was the source for the chapter  of Not Always So called "Everyday Life is like a Movie" on p. 49.  - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture posts page newly created today just for you and so that the main lecture page can be spiffy and unencumbered with all those notes.

For the whole archive go to shunryusuzuki.com

Gorden Geist memories of SR - 15 years ago


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki working with Phillip Wilson at Tassajara in 1967 or 68. SR00094 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the first of six stone work photos that will be posted.

cuke photos page

 


Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 25 - 1987

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Katrinka has found that hanging some charred bamboo helps with the smell of things as it absorbs odors caused by dampness or making bathrooms without the proper traps to create a barrier to noxious odors which are common here in Asia including Japan. - posted in Saunters


10-09-14 - Dennis McNally has a new book: On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

That book hasn't made it yet to Dennis' Amazon book page


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in monk's begging gear on one of his visits to Japan from the US. That's Hoitsu his son to the left and maybe members of the Sokoji San Francisco congregation to the right. SR0176 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes but needs more notes.

cuke photos page

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1991 Wind Bell volume 25, issue 1.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 80 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Earliest example of human art found in Indonesia - I guess the word "human" is extra but it sounds better to me with it - dc- posted in Saunters because it's what's happening in these parts.


10-08-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in the background with the high ceremonial hat. Maybe that's Maezumi to his right. SR0152 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes

cuke photos page


Here's the 3rd of four Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures  used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info. The 2nd one went up on the 4th.

Lecture given on 71-02-12 - was the source for the chapter "Not Sticking to Enlightenment" on p. 131.  - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture page  but for the whole archive go to shunryusuzuki.com

Gorden Geist memories of SR - 15 years ago


Jerry Bollick's blog and poetry.

Jerry Bolick on his history with the Buddhist Bookstore and Ananda Claude Dalenberg


Just getting ready to watch the rising of a full moon in full eclipse. Here's a page for it for Denpasar. Lots of ceremonies going on. Fantastic music and processions on the beach, one with a row of at least 100 women dressed in beautiful traditional garb balancing tall baskets of offerings on their heads followed by men in white playing dreamy gamelan music. They came down the street to the beach onto the sand then down it the back up to some temple. - posted with representative photo in Saunters


10-07-14 - Mark Foote writes: Here's one for ya:  a piece on Fuxi's poem (as translated by Andy Ferguson) that I hope represents a coherent description of practice: Zen Mudra - Fuxi

posting on Others Contribute


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki with Yvonne Rand in his study and meeting room at Page St. City Center in SF. SR0002 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes

cuke photos page


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1990 Wind Bell volume 24, issue 2.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 79 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Some drizzles this morning. First precipitation in a couple of months as I recall.  - posted in Saunters


10-06-14 -  Some early pages of Snail Zen by Marian Derby - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Marian Derby Wisberg cuke page

And just added this note to Marian's cuke page: Massive correspondence between Fran and Marian is now in the cuke archives - too much to process and post though someone else can do it later. - DC


  - Click to enlarge today's photo of a bunch of us after some ceremony at Tassajara before or after the official posed photo - probably after my shusho, head monk, ceremony in the spring of 1974. - DC Not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there is probably the same photo there. The last of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.

cuke photos page


Chris Pirsig was a student at the San Francisco Zen Center who was murdered in a random killing while he was walking down the Laguna Street in 1979. I wrote a song after his funeral. Here's a page on Defuser Music for that song with the words and a link to a recording I made at the time. It's called And We'll Miss You. - DC


10-05-14 - Here is a link to the 4-minute trailer for Painting Peace: The Art and Life of Kazuaki Tanahashi

Kazuaki Tanahashi cuke page

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1990 Wind Bell volume 24, issue 1.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 78 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

A Gamelan medley - posted in Saunters


10-04-14 - Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in front of his cabin at Tassajara. Not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there is probably the same photo there. This is a cropped one I think - maybe from opening day. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.

cuke photos page


 

Here's the 2nd light edit of two (now four) Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info.

69-06-22 - Direct Experience of Reality - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture page  but for the whole archive go to shunryusuzuki.com


balloonsHappy Birthday to Kelly Chadwick, born this day 41 years ago at Green Gulch farm in the little room above the kitchen at the top of the stairs. Thanks to Daya Goldschlag for the enormous effort she made in giving birth. Check out Kelly's biz, Spirit Pruners - in Spokane, WA.  - Good going Kelly. - your loving father, DC

 - posted in family


For the 2nd day in a row, there was several hours of traditional Indonesian gamelan music coming from the school next door. Here's a few minutes of simple gamelan music with explanatory notes. What was coming from the school was more complicated and varied with occasional vocals - posted in Saunters


10-03-14 - Join Barbara Wenger at the Nov. 5 Greens dinner and event in San Francisco celebrating twenty years of Community Grows.

Explore Community Grows

posted in Ads and Announcements and  Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


Photo of folks at The Lighthouse Bali, a substance abuse program center Katrinka has been involved with. Click on thumbnail to see photo larger on Saunters page.

 

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1989 Wind Bell volume 23, issue 2.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 77 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Kazuaki Tanahashi answers question about character Shunryu Suzuki used after his name in calligraphy for Beginner's Mind posted yesterday.

(pronounced "sō" meaning "Old Man."

Thanks Kaz - DC

 

Kazuaki Tanahashi cuke page


10-02-14 - Today's image is Shunryu Suzuki's calligraphy for Beginner's Mind that was scanned from a first edition of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.

click on thumbnail to see it large and read more.

 


Going through what transcripts we have and making a chart. Gordon Geist in Norway did a bunch of light edits of verbatim Shunryu Suzuki lectures including all of the lectures that comprised Not Always So, a collection of Suzuki's lectures edited by Edward Brown. Gordon translated it into Norwegian as he did ZMBM. He did all that years ago. I noticed in the chart that there were two (now four) Suzuki lectures that were part of Not Always So that didn't have light edits by Gordon so I emailed him and he sent them. I forwarded them to Peter Ford who operates shunryusuzuki.com these days and he included them there. So here's the first one:

69-03-09 - Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture page which is a big mess but there are lots of cool links on it for enthusiasts. But it's not organized and much more complete like shunryusuzuki.com


USF John Nelson eight month Far West Passage Blog - Bali page.

And be sure to see the post about his new book, Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan, at 9-29-14 below. - a

 - Saunters guest post


Thinking about ISIS or IS or ISIL in light of having just read Brian Victoria's War on Zen --- (Brian Victoria cuke page).

I have noticed certain unwholesome thoughts arising that I don't think are helpful. So I'm making an effort to replace them with the visualization of all the weapons disappearing. That won't be much help to people who are being massacred but that's the best I can do now. When I was in high school I'd say I'd let someone kill me before I'd fight back. I never have been in a fight. I hit a kid once in the sixth grade just to see what it was like and I still feel bad about it. A dear friend of mine who shared my thoughts that Pres Reagan was causing a lot of suffering said she wished he were dead and I said I don't think that's a good thing to wish for anyone. So I have a history of pacifist leanings but also of thoughts of extinction which I give in to at times but which once again I'm wishing to extinguish. I do think that there is a general world-wide tendency to use violence to solve problems. That seems to keep proving that violence leads to violence. I also think that Gandhi's methods would not have worked so well with ISIS or Sadam Husein or Hitler. We never know what we're going to do until a moment arrives but we do take aim with intentions and thought habits. There have been pilots who reported they tried to shoot down a UFO and that their controls wouldn't work - so see - there's proof positive that such technology can be developed here. That's what I'm visualizing. - DC  - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


10-01-14 - Congratulations to Chris Rand and Francesca Stauffacher on getting hitched. Chris is the son of Yvonne Rand and recently departed Kendrick Rand. I remember Chris from 66 when I first arrived at Sokoji. He's the guy who makes the Ten Thousand Year Clocks.

 

 


Zen in America filming and ongoing fundraising needs – UPDATE


 

 

 

 

 

 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1989 Wind Bell volume 23, issue 1.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 76 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

Some Bali observations

Humming kites, humming and whistling bamboo poles stuck in rocks or sand at the windy beach. - more in Saunters


9-30-14 - Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in monk's begging gear taken in Japan at his temple Rinsoin. Not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there is probably the same photo there. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.

 

 cuke photos page

 


Long letter from Marian Derby Wisberg to DC August 5, 2008 
- in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives
Marian Derby Wisberg cuke page

 


 

 Thinking of the following quote from Hamlet: ‘There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Got it from Falling Through the Ice: The Path of a Zen Methodist by John Hiestand whose mom and sis sat with Shunryu Suzuki in Los Alto. More on that book tomorrow.


Going to Mandiri bank to get an ATM card that a machine ate on Sunday.  - more in Saunters


September


 

9-29-14 - Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

 

by John K. Nelson

Read about this book here or here

John Nelson is Professor of East Asian religions in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco. Here's his faculty profile.

At UCB: The Center for Buddhist Studies Announces the Winners of the 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Prize - and Experimental Buddhism is a winner!

He gave a talk recently at the SFZC City Center.


Click to enlarge today's photo - not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there may be the same photo there. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado. Richard and Virginia Baker with Shunryu Suzuki. Richard is departing for - will ask him later. - DC

Will put it on the cuke photos page

 

 


 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1988 Wind Bell volume 22, issue 2.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 75 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

An Aussie and Brit term for drunk is "blind." Phillip, the blind Brit next door, drinks Bintang, the local beer, rather continuously with his assistant Nyoman. -  more in Saunters


9-28-14 - Mitsu Suzuki, Shunryu's widow, with DC back in April when Katrinka and I visited with her. This was a couple of weeks before her 100th birthday. That's her daughter Harumi in the background. Photo by Katrinka McKay

click on thumbnail to enlarge or just go to her cuke page.

See Saunters page for April 7th and 8th for report on that visit with Mitsu Suzuki, AKA Mrs. Suzuki, Suzuki Sensei, Okusan.

 - this posted in - Saunters too

 


Yes it's Mike Dixon in yesterday's photo. Adding it to his cuke page. Check it out.


9-27-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo - SRC0080 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

(cuke photos page)

 

Not sure who this is and it's not in the notes on shunryusuzuki.com. I think maybe it's Mike Dixon. Will ask. - DC

Yes it's Mike Dixon. And don't know who the kid is.


 

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, What to Do When You're Running Out of Time - posted in Climate Change - thanks Taigen

 

Rebecca Solnit dot net


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1988 Wind Bell volume 22, issue 1.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 74 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Putting more hours into current cuke project of getting the early Shunryu Suzuki lecture transcripts ready to include in the archive and feature one by one here on cuke. This is not the early Los Altos transcripts which are already on cuke and shunryusuzuki.com. It's all the ones that existed before the verbatim project at around the turn of the century and were used in making the verbatim lectures checked against the audio and then forgotten - except in cases where the audio was lost in which case they were gone over and named unverbatim. The verbatims and unverbatims are all featured on shunryusuzuki.com. There are some of those early ones on the cuke lecture page from posts way back, but most have been in storage and it's time they were recognized again. Will start featuring them when done with featuring the Suzuki lectures from the Windbells which are another batch of early transcripts. So that's one thing that's happening at cuke industries these days. - DC - posted on What We're Doing

cuke lecture page and shunryusuzuki.com


Continuing from yesterday, Seth also noted that women here still can be seen carrying large loads on their heads - departing the market or just going down a sidewalk. Also - families on motorbikes like yesterday a daddy driving with mommy behind with baby and daughter behind her. - posted in Saunters


9-26-14 - Click to enlarge today's photo - SRC0151 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

(cuke photos page)

 

 


Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 24 - 1987

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Common Misconceptions about Global Warming - from IFL Science {I Fuckin Love Science] - Thanks Seth Eppes - posted in Climate Change


Katrinka's son Seth leaving today after two weeks climbed Mt. Agung (not easy), loved the surfing, body-boarding, snorkeling (especially in Lombongan), loved how friendly and polite the people were, noticed the beautiful beach accented by the shiny, fit people from the personal trainers conference, empty restaurants that somehow stay open, the dense traffic flows well close together crossing passing etc harmonious where in America that density in such small an infrastructure would have jams and gunfights, says venders would do better if they didn't hassle people as much, some could make a good living selling beach sun chairs in a vender free zone, wonders why there are so few sea birds. - Saunters


9-25-14 - RIP Rudy Hurwich and condolences to his daughter Lynn.


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1987 Wind Bell volume 21, issue 2.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 73 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


The Rehearsal Room - Ran into Richard and a friend of his in line at a store and turned them on to Warung Kayu Api where they invited us out and then we turned them on to a driver we like whom they were quite pleased with, commenting on what a good driver he is. We agree, but to me that's the norm around here. It's also the norm for bule or foreigners to get stopped if they're driving a car or motorbike as mentioned several times before. Yesterday Seth was going surfing with Scott who got pulled over by a cop for stopping at a red light before turning left - they don't stop here. Cop wanted a million rupia ($84) but settled for 200,000 cause that's all they had. Scott called it getting a DWW - driving while white. - posted in Saunters


9-24-14 - Donn Deangelo's Montage of his Shunryu Suzuki photo with the Heart Sutra

 

 

 

 


Brian Victoria's War on Zen - an article by Brian Victoria in Sweeping Zen.

Brian Victoria cuke page


I'm not a soda drinker but found it interesting to hear that some soda drinkers here preferred the Cokes here to those in the US because in the US they use corn syrup and here it's sugar. And then the conversation went to how diet drinks are far worse than sugar sodas - cause more weight gain and diabetes.  We drink fruit juice here with no sugar both fresh and packaged and the latter, even though it's all natural isn't supposed to be that good an idea. Mainly eating the whole fruit is the thing to do. Plenty of that around here. - posted in Saunters


9-23-14 - Larry Cooper's film Tassajara 1968 now at shunryusuzuki.com in low resolution (thanks Peter Ford) for easier loading in addition to the bigger file that was there. Check it out at this link or at the site's video page.

 

And here's Larry's original note about the film on the cuke video page - followed by a bit written on it when it was first uploaded.

 


 

Click to enlarge today's photo - SRC0002 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

(cuke photos page)

 

photo by Rowena Kryder. And please remember Visionary Artist Rowena needs our help -  

Rowena Pattee Kryder page

 

 


Michael Katz at the New York City Climate March two days ago with his sister Carol, and SFZC alum Dian Woodner ran into David Zimmerman, Linda Ruth Cutts and Steve Weintraub and his sister, Teah Strozer, Susan O'Connell, and

lively folk from Brooklyn ZC. The Buddhists were crushed together in one place, creating their own warmth and humidity. In typical fashion I didn't stay in one spot, wandered around with Dian and Carol, saw the wonderful Bread and Puppet floats and other great sights and sounds. One thing I'll say New Yorkers are incredibly warm and friendly, especially cops. Carol moved a wooden barricade to get through and a cop came over to make sure she didn't get a splinter. A black guy offered me his seat on the train coming in -- I must have crossed a rubicon of dodderyness.

 - posted in cuke Sangha news and linked to from Climate Change


Water rafting today with Katrinka and her son Seth - class three, not scary, lots of fun, and beautiful jungle. Here's the site for the folks who do it. One thing I thought about was how non-authoritarian our raft captain was and same in other endeavors in SE Asia - gentle reminders, no drama, smiles. - Saunters


9-22-14 - Yesterday's climate rallies - BBC

300,000 in NYC - Huff Post

China Co2 levels per captita exceed Europe with India not far behind - BBC

World sets carbon record - Huff Post

Paul Krugman: Saving the Planet ‘Might Be Free’ - NYT & Truth Dig

posted in Climate Change


 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1987 Wind Bell volume 21, issue 1.
 

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 72 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Looking at a kids book with maps of the provinces and islands of Indonesia.  - posted in dc misc 4


Oops. Forgot to post a photo.

 


9-21-14 - Logistics for today's Climate March in NYC.

 

Say hi for me. - dc

 

posted in Climate Change


L to R - Andrew Atkeison, Michael Stusser, Tozen Akiyama, and Zoshi Takayuki in the Meditation Garden at Stusser's Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary.

 

Tozen on cuke