Shunryu Suzuki's Earliest Transcribed Lectures
intro and index
The rest of these early lectures can be found at shunryusuzuki.com. Look at the data base and the column to the right of the file name has TD marked on the lectures Trudy was working with and ZM for the ones that went into Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
In working on a report on the Shunryu Suzuki archives found 48 lectures in the SFZC library storage closet in a box marked ZMBM ms - the lectures Trudy Dixon edited to go into Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Diana who runs the book store showed it to me. So far I have only found one of those 48 lectures to be in the official lecture archive though I think there should be at least two more. All or almost all of these 48 lectures are obviously verbatim transcripts - just read it.
DC note 4-23-11- I assumed that was Trudy's box but it might have been Marian Derby's. I need to check with Mike Dixon on the handwriting. Also, I think it was found at Los Altos which makes it more likely to have been Marian's. It was sent to the SFZC City Center to Blanch Hartman which a note to her signed, A and Blanch thought that might be Angie Boissevain
See zmbm main cuke page wih links to other articles on all this and the history of ZMBM
I scanned the first one and ran an optical character scan on it and then spent forever correcting the glitches, reading the original and fixing the copy line by line. But that was too time consuming. Then I got an email from Gloria Disco who offered to help transcribe them. So I sent her the first ten which she's going to type onto disc and email me. She said she transcribed a number of the early Los Altos lectures for Trudy Dixon - totally . I don't know which, if any or all, of the lectures in this set were done by her or which may have been done by Marian Derby who taped the Los Altos lectures - the zendo was in her home. Marian did the first taping of Suzuki's lectures, told him she wanted to do it for a book. All but three (I think) of those tapes are gone and until I found ten years ago or so what was labeled Marian Derby's original transcriptions of those lectures, all we had of all but a few lectures was ZMBM. Now we have these apparently verbatim transcripts of these early 48 lectures.
The first three are labeled Rev. S. Suzuki's talk on Great Prajna Paramita Sutra and were not used, I'm fairly sure, for ZMBM.
July 26, 1965-ABC - not part of Trudy's box. Was already in the archive.
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