Cuke Audio Podcasts
Cuke Audio is a project of Cuke Archives
preserving the legacy of Shunryu Suzuki and those whose paths crossed his
- and anything else that comes to mind.
- Tuesday: Reading Crooked Cucumber: Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - with comments
- Thursday: Life in Bali with guests
- Saturday: phone chats with guests
- M/W/F: Mini-podcasts vignettes - currently reading from Zen Is Right Here
Podcasts up to Now
[this page in progress. dc 9-30-20]
Tassajara Stories: the Early Years with Shunryu Suzuki - drafts from a work in progress. First podcast was 9-29-20 - Summer 70
Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - with comments posted on Tuesdays. Finished 9-22-20
Mini Podcasts - MWF - reading from Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki
Thursday is Life in Bali
Guests on podcasts loaded Saturday (click name for their Cuke page)
- Daya (Dianne) Goldschlag | Podcast
- Loring Palmer
- Jack Elias | Podcast
- Lew Richmond | Podcast
- Della Goertz | Podcast
- Barton Stone | Podcast
- Yvonne Rand | Podcast
- Les Kaye | Podcast
- Bill Porter | Podcast
- Steve Tipton | Podcast
- Mike Willard Dixon | Podcast
- Peter and Jane Schneider | Podcast
- Danny Parker | Podcast
- Paul Rosenblum | Podcast
- Vanja Palmers | Podcast
- Mel Weitsman | Podcast
- Richard Jaffe | Podcast
- Kazuaki Tanahashi and Fred Harriman | Podcast
- Taigen Dan Leighton | Podcast
- Edward Brown | Podcast
- Paul Shippee | Podcast
- Eugene Bush of the Santa Cruz ZC and Arcata Zen Group | Podcast
- Peter Schneider and Fred Harriman | Podcast
- Mel Weitsman and Paul Discoe | Podcast
For the first ten weeks there was one podcast a week
uploaded on a Tuesday. They were like a variety podcast.
After that, there were six a week and settled into a schedule which continued with a chapter and comments on Crooked Cucumber on Tuesday, a phone chat with a guest on Saturday, mini podcasts Monday, Wednesday, Friday reading a vignette from Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki - with comments, and on Thursday, Life in Bali with a guest.
May All Beings Be Happy
Introduction to Cuke Audio, Cuke Archives to
5:10 - the background story for the lecture that was used for the epilogue of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, read the opening, and then play Shunryu Suzuki's voice as he said it.
12:04 - Deep bell from Eiheiji monastery
12:39 - A message from DC about Cuke Archives
18:08 - What is a saeculum
20:50 - A dream
22:42 - Life in Bali. On Nyepi, 24 hours when Bali goes silent and dark - which leads to a fall in the dark and a Nyepi bloodbath.
The Introduction to Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki with some news from home here in Bali. The Bali news and ramblings comes first. The introduction to the book starts at 25:00.
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Comments on the Introduction to Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - after some Bali ramblings, or local news and ruminations. Opening and introductory words first of course. Bali ramblings begin at 4:53. Zen stuff begins at 18:22 with a phone conversation with Sojun Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center in CA. We get into the book at 26:46 with a brief reading through the front matter followed by comments on the cover, front matter, and introduction which takes a little over an hour followed by the soothing closing words and music.
Chapter One of Crooked Cucumber with Comments
But first there's zazen. Then at 3:05 the contents times.
Next at 4:34 is life in Bali with a brief report on the virus, dengue, and being a being purple people capped with a shocking message from Sheb Wooley.
At 16:47 we have a guest, Eugene Bush of the Arcata Zen Group in CA with a novel approach to hand washing
At 27:38 is Chapter one of Crooked Cucumber.
At 1:07:37 are Comments on that chapter
At 1:40:17 we listen to a bird out back 2hich segues into the dramatic closing which vanishes into nothingness at 1:42:47
Chapter two of Crooked Cucumber
3:41 - Life in Bali with Sarah Wormald, diving guru
15:36 - Guest, Peter Schneider, Suzuki disciple, teacher at Beginner's Mind Zen Center.
37:03 - Chapter two of Crooked Cucumber
Comments on Chapter Two of Crooked Cucumber
3:40 - Meditation and Cecak (pronounced chechak)
8:55 - Life & Death in Bali
17:00 - Dear Dave, letters from listeners
30:40 - Zen teacher Peter Schneider
42:40- Comments on Chapter two of Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
1:41:52 - Talk with Fred Harriman, master translator
1:54:19 - Podcast vanishes into nothingness.
Chapter three of CC with Comments
Greeting, metta prayer, TOC, meditation
5:56 - Life
in Bali with virus, accident reports, feeding of monsters.
Dear Dave at 24:40
28:00 - Chapter 3 of Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki,
1:42:07 - Comments on the chapter ending with bloopers
2:19:08 - Dramatic Finale
2:21:52 - Podcast Vanishes
Chapter four of Crooked Cucumber - Great Root Monasteries
Metta prayer, greetings
following TOC at 2:05
meditation at 5:52
Life in Bali at 7:26 with virus and accident reports and with
a brief chat about Bali with Paul Shippee at 33:37
Dear Dave at 45:03
Chapter begins at 52:10
Comments on Chapter four of Crooked Cucumber - with a lot of tangents and tangents off of tangents
Chapter five of Crooked Cucumber with comments
Metta prayer and introductory words and Life in Bali
9:30 - Meditation
10:53 - Dear Dave
20:43 - Phone chat with Mel Weitsman, abbot of Berkeley ZC
31:19 - Crooked Cucumber chapter five
1:25:40 - Comments on chapter five
Shunryu Suzuki's voice at the end of the comments saying something quoted earlier.