- an archival site on the life and world of Shunryu Suzuki and those who knew him and anything else DC feels like - originally a site for Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

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Shunryu Suzuki  Index
will try to get this side in more logical order - dc

Shunryu Suzuki (鈴木 俊隆 Suzuki Shunryū, dharma name Shōgaku Shunryū 祥岳俊隆) (May 18, 1904 – December 4, 1971), dharma name Shōgaku  was a Sōtō Zen roshi (Zen Master) who popularized Zen Buddhism in the United States, particularly around San Francisco. - from Wikipedia - the archive comes to you - all the transcripts, all the audio - and more.'s Suzuki Lectures

the Suzuki Roshi section of the SFZC's website which is very well presented, the focus being the Dharma Talks Blog moderated by Zen Center Priest Korin Charlie Pokorny. The lectures there need updating though to be as thorough and corrected as on

SFZC Suzuki Roshi page on Facebook

cuke archives on Facebook = What's New on Zen posts

Lion's Roar (Shambhala Sun) Suzuki Roshi legacy page (mainly SFZC related)

Shunryu Suzuki quotes and excerpts

Suzuki's teachers and heirs with photos

Lineage  & Teachers

Stanford Sati Conference on Shunryu Suzuki

Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

May 18, 2015 - One hundred and eleven years ago today, Shunryu Suzuki was born -------- Sweeping Zen link

Core Books by and about Shunryu Suzuki

Brief Bio of Shunryu Suzuki

Wind Bells - all 102 Wind Bells, publication of the SFZC - 1961-2012 including links to all Shunryu Suzuki lectures from the Wind bells and many excerpts from the Wind Bells.

Chronology of Shunryu Suzuki's life

Shunryu on Shunryu

Correspondence written by Suzuki - letters and calligraphy and other from his hand.

Crooked Cucumber Comes to America - (almost) 3300 word story of Suzuki's life.


Ian Kishizawa (Suzuki's 2nd teacher) and his teachers

Suzuki lineage from Dogen kanji

Interviews with those who knew Suzuki or who at least were around - in America and Japan.

Suzuki Stories

Brief Memories of Shunryu Suzuki

On the term, Crooked Cucumber

Reflections on Shunryu Suzuki

Carl Bielefeldt talk on Shunryu Suzuki at Stanford conference

Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments

People Index - recently started list of people on cuke with multiple links and some relation to Shunryu Suzuki

TASSAJARA AND SUZUKI IN THE TIME OF THE SANDOKAI TALKS, in the summer of 1970 - a site for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Beginner's Mind - Marian Derby's original manuscript that led to ZMBM

Outline of Shunryu Suzuki college thesis

Excerpts from Crooked Cucumber

The photos from Crooked Cucumber.

main cuke photo page

DC on Shunryu Suzuki and So Forth

Gabor Terebess is a dharma heir of Hakusan Kojun Noiri with an extensive Hungarian Zen web site. Here's his page for Shunryu Suzuki with lots of links to cuke and and

Dubious Quotes and Stories attributed to Shunryu Suzuki

Audio featuring Shunryu Suzuki

Video featuring Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki on War and Peace

Shunryu Suzuki in Thank You and OK!

Cucumber Project

Shunryu Suzuki Archiving

Wikipedia entry on Shunryu Suzuki

December 2006 Wikipedia Entry on Shunryu Suzuki

Excerpts about or mentioning Shunryu Suzuki from other books

Bibliography of this site. Also, see articles.

Dharma groups in or related to Shunryu Suzuki's lineage (online or off).

Another Suzuki Archives Projects link

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
on Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Commemorating Suzuki Roshi's arrival in America on the Chronicles of CTR site

Memorial 12 part series by Rev. Koshin Ogui, Bishop of Jodo-shin-shu on Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki 100th Birthday Bash

Hoitsu Suzuki - Shunryu's eldest son

Zen is Right Here, Shambhala, fall 2007 - vignettes on Suzuki by DC

a list of Suzuki disciples - those ordained by him as priests - starting with what practice periods at Tassajara they were shuso

Buddhist groups and teachers in Shunryu Suzuki's Lineage or closely related

Shunryu on Drugs and Alcohol

Did Shunryu Suzuki use koans?

Shunryu Suzuki's College Thesis

See b&w video footage of Shunryu Suzuki.

2-01-08 - Were Shunryu or Mitsu Suzuki American citizens?

Sokoji - the Soto Zen temple on Bush St. in San Francisco where the SFZC started.

on this famous enso



SF Art Institute - students of Suzuki who studied and taught there

Shunryu Suzuki memorial at Green Gulch Farm

Posts relating to Shunryu Suzuki and those who new him from What's New