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Rick Fields

Interview with Rick Fields

Memories of Suzuki-roshi by Rick Fields (from October '75 New Age Journal)

Rick Fields  farewell in the Sangha News section

a Tricycle Interview with Rick on living with cancer

Obituaries for Rick


on Rick from the Existential Buddhist



Rick Fields wrote How the Swans Came to the Lake: a narrative history of Buddhism in America (third edition, revised and updated). Shambhala, 1992. [A great and significant book in which Fields does a terrific job in describing Shunryu Suzuki and his teaching] Shambhala link.


a selection of poems from Fuck You Cancer & Other Poems




The Turquoise Bee: The Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama - co-authored by Rick Fields with art by Mayumi Oda like the cover of the Swans book above. (that's an Amazon link)


Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master's Lessons in Living a Life That Matters

with Bernie Glassman


The Awakened Warrior: Living with Courage, Compassion & Discipline (New Consciousness Reader)


The Code of the Warrior in History, Myth, and Everyday Life