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2023 - through September

In addition to what is presented on the Cuke Archives October 2023 Message:

All this could not be done without the ceaseless efforts of Peter Ford, Managing Director of Cuke Archives. Thanks to Wendy Pirsig as well for work mainly on the Shunryu Suzuki lecture archive. I'm involved in all that daily, but I concentrate on communications, podcasts and audiobooks, and getting another book, Tassajara Stories, finished.  - DC

From prior years

2022 - through May


  • In addition to the usual as listed above, Mike Dixon's 2013 portrait of Shunryu Suzuki was made available through Cuke Archives
  • Shambhala published: July - Zen Is Right Now: More Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, a companion to Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki. They are available separately or as a matching set.
  • November - Audiobook for Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki


Your kind contributions help to keep us going. Thank you.

* Engage Wisdom is an audio archiving business which has contracted with the SFZC to digitize, transcribe, and archive over 11,000 audio tapes for the SFZC. It's founded by Charlie Wilson and run by him and Shundo David Haye, Shundo a teacher at the SFZC. They are both sound engineers. Charlie got into this work when he took on digitizing and archiving the lectures of his teacher, Reb Anderson. Cuke Archives first digitized the Shunryu Suzuki audio archive in 2008 in an abbot's project under abbot Steve Stuckey and paid for it and Richard Baker's 600 lecture tapes to be digitized higher quality by Engage Wisdom in 2014.

SR =  Suzuki Roshi (The Germans nixed SS for Shunryu Suzuki)
DC =  David Chadwick - Poobah
PF =  Peter Ford - Managing Director
WP = Wendy Pirsig - At Large

See Who We Are for more on us and others who pitch in.