Danny Parker Seeks help collecting material for book of Ed Brown's talks and more
This year, 2014, I am beginning a new book project that will include about thirty of Ed Brown's talks, some recipes and anecdotes. Sally Sange, in my little practice group in Florida, is helping with transcription.
The working title is See What You Can Find Out: The Zen Teachings of Edward Espe Brown
I am now beginning to solicit his long time students and the many wonderful people associated with his practice to point me to any of his talks over the years to which they have found particularly helpful or compelling. Given the vagaries of memory, this may even be a subject matter, anecdote or topic. Hit me.
There are well over a hundred talks I am currently reviewing-- listening to several talks each week and trying to decide on these, the material and organization. I'm also dealing with technology challenges as the format has changed from cassette to CD and now MP3....I am looking for good coverage of the earlier years so I'm investing in cassette equipment!
All of you are welcome to participate in this process in any way you would like-- or not. I just wanted to invite each of you to the party.
Also, please don't be affronted if I missed someone whom I should contact. My memory is sieve-like too. Let me know or better yet, pass this along.
And a little bon-bon:
Suzuki Roshi on 2 December 1969: