Tensho David Schneider
|Books by David Schneider
Introduction 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.
Schneider's Crooked Cucumber review in Shambhala Sun
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.
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