- Originally a site for Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

What's New

Shunryu Suzuki Index

zmbm 40th anniversary issue coverThe annotated version of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind at Forty, an afterword by DC for the commemorative 40th anniversary edition of ZMBM. Lots of notes and links.

The 40th anniversary issue of ZMBM Shambhala Publications link and Amazon link.



<---Books by DC (found that image with the four books on Facebook)






Cafe Press Cuke Basket
the outlet for tee shirts and stuff from
Buddhism & Nothings Shop and more
Read more about it on this site  or just go to the Cafe Press Cuke Basket

Find the Girl from Perth tee shirts and stuff

Check out the calendar prints and tee shirts and more in the Cuke Basket, a print on demand store in Cafe Press. Cuke profit no more than $3 on any item, $1 on calendars. Buy one such as the Shunryu Suzuki New Year's card calendar print to the left and copy it cheaper at a copy shop (but on quality stock) and use it for a holiday gift for Buddhists, Orientophiles, calligraphers, bird-lovers, that special someone, etc. To see this card a little better, go to its page in the Cuke Basket and hit View Larger.


shunryu - the whole archive comes to you

Suzuki Roshi dot SFZC dot org/dharma-talks:  - little by little Suzuki Roshi's lectures are being added to this site with photos and other supporting material. They're doing a good job, well presented.

Share your memories please

Were you around in the days when Shunryu Suzuki was in America? Please send your memories of him, Sokoji, Page St., Tassajara, the scene, why you came, what you've done since - anything you want to add to this sprawling oral and written history. Memories to be shared at a later date accepted. Thanks, contact DC

This site is full of such memories, mainly in interviews and Brief Memories and Suzuki Stories but elsewhere too - someday soon it will surely all be neatly arranged. DC is currently in India working with the backlog of interviews of notes and getting it up on cuke.