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One night I was on desk duty in the front hall of the City Center. Suzuki Roshi and his wife were going out. I was a new student, sitting stiffly. He smiled and said, "Goodnight."

That's all that happened, but it changed my life.


p.113. Arnie Kotler, City Center, 1971.

DC note: Some of the readers, friends, editors who helped with this book didn't want this story included, but I insisted because there are many accounts like this. Only one is included.