11-25-16 - From Huston Smith dot net - Huston's Health: His condition is very weak. He is in hospice care, awake briefly, unable to read, recognizes family and a few others with whom he has been close and whom he sees frequently.
Huston's blurb for Crooked Cucumber as used on Jacket of book: "Shunryu Suzuki comes to life through these pages to a degree I would not have thought possible. Chadwick has produced a remarkable biography of a truly remarkable man."- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions
Another blurb Huston sent: This was so kind of him. He sent this one later in case the other wasn't good enough. "Chadwick laces the facts of Suzuki's life with relevant fragments from his teachings, but the genius of his book lies in the way in which at every point he lets revealing anecdotes carry the story line. The result is a biography that brings his wise and lovable teacher to life to an extent I would not have believed the printed word could. Chadwick has produced a remarkable biography of a truly remarkable man."
Huston is the senior advisor for the Zen Allumbrella
11-21-06 - Today's
quote is from Huston Smith's
The Soul of
Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition:
10-19-11 - Yesterday Katrinka and I paid a visit to Huston Smith who's doing great. She said he's gotten cherubic. His ear operation (which his doctor was worried he wouldn't survive but he said he had to be able to hear so the heck with it) was a success. Made a big difference. Brought up Elsie Mitchell who is not doing so well, and we agreed to send her greetings though she might not remember us. He said it was she who got him into Zen. He helped her to found the Cambridge Buddhist Society in 1955. [It turned out that Elsie had died the day before. ] When we arrived Huston's minister was there. When I said that now this is about as long as he likes people to stay, he said with charming humor, yes, it's important to know when to say that for me. Now go, it's time for you to go. And he shooed us out. - dc
4-09-08 - Visiting Huston Smith from dchad misc
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