Tensho David Schneider
David's spring 2016 Bay Area
of Crowded by Beauty: the Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
Interview with David Schneider by DC
Books by David Schneider
Crowded by Beauty: the Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
by David Schneider
University of California Press page for the book
post on cuke blog on Crowded - 8-05-15Introduction to The Teacup and the Skullcap
See letter from co-editor, David Schneider.
David is co-editor with Kazuaki Tanahashi of Essential Zen - his name is on the cover with Kaz, but wherever you see the book listed, only Kaz's name is used.
Crowded by Beauty; A Biography of Poet and Zen Teacher Philip Whalen, by David Schneider, forthcoming from University of California Press. You can download a chapter at Coyotes Journal.
4-07-16 - BOOK REVIEW/LETTER TO REED MAGAZINE from Rick Levine on Crowded by Beauty: the Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen by David Schneider
Schneider's Crooked Cucumber review in Shambhala Sun
David Schneider's note to DC with a few corrections and comments on cuke interview with Philip Whalen
About David Schneider
Born in 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky, David Schneider was the first child
of Marc, a Jew and engineer and Georgia, his southern Baptist sociologist
mother. David rapidly acquired three sisters, the rudiments of a standard
boomer education, and a bi-religious, Southern upbringing, involving.
Saturday School and Sunday School. He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA .
David dropped out of Reed College to move into Zen Center. He took up studies under Richard Baker Roshi, and in 1977, he received ordination as unsui or "cloud-water person." He did many academic and practical jobs as part of community life there, which ran from 1972-85. The 1983 scandal at SF Zen Center led to the departure of Baker Roshi. In 1984, in the formal shuso ceremony, David was ordained as a head monk at the Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco.
In 1985 David was formally accepted by Trungpa Rinpoche as a student. He attended Vajradhatu Seminary in 1986 and staffed Seminary again in 1988.
David wrote Street Zen, a biography of Issan Dorsey, published in 1993 by Shambhala Publications, and again in 2000 by Marlowe. Street Zen won several prizes, included "Best Buddhist Book of the Year" in 1993. In 1994 he co-edited with Kazuaki Tanahashi a collection of zen stories, titled Essential Zen.
In 1995, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed David Director of Shambhala Europe by, a position he held until 2003. David now works for Vajradhatu Publications Europe; he continues as well to pursue writing projects - currently, a biography of Beat poet and zen master Zenshin Philip Whalen - as well as calligraphy exhibitions. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed David to the post of acharya in 1996.
3-22-14 - 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
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Relevant links on Philip Whalen cuke page
Wednesday, 25 May, 7 pm
5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Friday 27 May 6 pm reception 7 pm reading
Davis Shambhala Meditation Center
133 D St, Davis, CA 95616
Wednesday 1 June (no time specified, but I imagine 7 or 7:30 pm)
San Francisco Shambhala Meditation Center
1231 Stevenson St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Thursday 2 June
Point Reyes Books
Point Reyes Station
reading at Pt Reyes Presbyterian Church--7pm- which is used a lot for community events--and are partially sponsored by the local sitting group--named after a local mtn. called Black's Mountain.
Friday 3 June 7:30 pm
San Francisco Zen Center (with Norman Fischer)
300 Page St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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