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September


9-01-14 - International Day Against Nuclear Tests Should Push Us All to Demand Global Zero - posted in Species Threats, Nuclear


A review and a flier for DC's first book from 1994, Thank You and OK!: an American Zen Failure in Japan. - in Group TY  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives.

Steinberg - Santa Fe New Mexican

Spokane Public Library announcement of reading and booksigning (Over a hundred people showed up but Penguin had failed to get any copies there in time)

Thank You and OK! home page


Kuala Lumpur - Here for a few days to renew Indonesian visa. All I know is the great food, endless multistory shining malls with almost everything imaginable - cool and good for walking around in, lots of traffic on endless freeways, wonderful hosts. The radio station we're listening to emphasizes promoting a moderate Malaysia. Compared to Bali it's like being in Europe. It's also humid and never cool so get out early to stroll around. Eleven years ago stayed in a backpacker place, went to the Reggie Bar, and played pool with Africans, walked around the Petronas Towers, then the tallest buildings in the world. It's so cool this time can use Indonesian here if they don't speak English which most do. Today needed an ATM and was told to go to Petronas. Thought they meant the tall buildings far away but that's the name of an oil company and they just meant a nearby service station. At the station laughed at the sign above where cars park to get water and air (for free). It reads Angin & Air. The Angin means air and the Air means water. I think they should call air Water to make it even.

Here are a few previous posts from last March about our hosts and the school where we stay plus links to photos of us and to their site, Learning Beyond Schooling.

 - posted in Saunters


 

August

 


8-31-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1983 Wind Bell volume 17, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 64 of 111 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Gary Snyder reading Riprap - thanks Brit Pyland - posted in cuke-The-arts - writing


Selamat Hari Merdeka – Malaysia Independence Day 2014

As they did with Indonesian Independence day recently, Google featured a Malay artist to recognize this day.

Susan my sister flew back to Oakland after a great two weeks visiting us in Bali and we flew to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a few days. Have to leave Bali every sixty days. We return Tuesday and get new Visas on arrival. A savvy driver friend told us he knew someone who would fix it so we didn't have to leave next time. I'll do that if immigration says it's okay but not if it's a sneaky thing. In 2003 I had lunch one day in a little corner Bangkok restaurant and was joined by a US guy from another table who said he'd just gotten out of three days in jail for doing that there and was being kicked out of the country. Didn't matter that the place that stamped his passport was one of many that advertise prominently. He said that there was no room to lie down in the jail cell which was full of people of all ages including little children, unsanitary conditions, food and water below his standards. Anyway, we're in KL now staying in our engaged Buddhist friends' school in a suburb. It's Independence day. We missed the parade. Had a great dim sum breakfast a few blocks away though. - posted in Saunters


8-30-14 - Two Reviews of DC's first book from 1994, Thank You and OK!: an American Zen Failure in Japan. - in Group TY  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives.

Tex Zen - Amrita Schlachter (RIP) in the Fort Worth Star Telegram (DC home town paper)

Publisher's Weekly (An occasional reader would get confused with the way the book jumped back and forth in time)

Thank You and OK! home page


A couple of days ago mentioned the ubiquitous bribe scene with motorbikes and cops here in Bali. Lovely landlady Widya said that foreigners come here and drive without licenses and disregard laws and sure it's wrong for a motorcycle cop to take a bribe but it's a lot easier than having to go pay a fine or meet a judge. She and her hubby David had an English school. She said that it took them six months to get all the permits, that nine different government agencies came to inspect, that immigration carefully checked the teachers. There was too much bureaucracy but never a hint of a bribe. And on the other other hand, a large new large local hotel was built despite the ban (which I'm not at all clear on) on new hotels (which are junking the place up). A newspaper report said that the police chief went there to see what's up and said something like What can I do? They had all the right permits. They also had a petition approving of the construction signed by neighbors who said they never signed anything. Adding up all the clues here.  - DC - posted in Saunters


8-29-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1978 Wind Bell volume 16, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 63 of 111 selections (approximately).


Just re-read this story named Loosing Balance cut from Thank You and OK! which means it was written over twenty years ago.

After reading the exciting story, read comments in Saunters.

Thank You and OK! home page


8-28-14 - A number of times I heard Shunryu Suzuki say that everyone is doing their best. - posted in DC Brief Memories


Hear that doctor's can buy licenses here. Not corroberated. We wonder about the new doctor who's set up shop nearby and stands out looking for customers like shopkeepers and taxi drivers. He seems like a nice guy though.  - posted in Saunters


8-27-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1976 Wind Bell volume 15, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 62 of 111 selections (approximately).


On the bicycle trip yesterday passed some motorbiking tourists who'd been stopped by police. That's a sort of tax on riding motorbikes here. People I've talked to who ride those things around in the countryside or anywhere say they carry 50,000 rupiah bills ($4.25) to give to the cops who stop them so they can ride on. Doesn't matter what they did, usually nothing.. Also rode by rice drying on tarps on the roads. These were not heavily traveled roads but there were some cars, motorbikes, trucks, and where there was rice drying the road was reduced to one lane. Only a few dogs barked at us which was good. 22 years ago I think there would have been lots. - posted in Saunters


Reading about the upcoming UN report on climate change, I worried about the fate of beings on planet earth, considered how I'm not worried about anything now or in the short term and not worried about anything in the big picture in which space and time float or do whatever it does. So:

Short term OK.
Mid term worry
Long term OK

Realized have to do some work on attitude toward the mid term which obviously is included in the long thus it's OK too. Just doesn't seem that way. - posted in dc misc 4


8-26-14 - The Melanthium Band - Lew Richmond

I have recently become part of a new music group called THE MELANTHIUM BAND--trumpet, violin, string bass, piano.  Many people who know my books and teaching may not know that I was trained as a classical pianist and composer, and now I have returned to that.  Our musical style is best described as contemporary classical, with a jazz inflection. Most of the pieces are my original compositions.  In order to distinguish that activity from my Buddhist teaching and author work Melanthium has begun its own Constant Contact mail list identity.  I have taken the liberty of adding your name to that list, so from now on when you get an email from "The Melanthium Band" you will know it is my group.  You can read about the musicians, hear a YouTube clip of excerpts from a recent concert, and read up on the pieces we play.  Our website is here:

Tom Silk wrote recently, "Lew Richmond has hit a home run in his composition of a tone poem that serves as a soundtrack for a 20 minute pilot film on the natural glories of Buddha and West Marin." 

Lew Richmond cuke page



India's Kerala State Announces Plans to Dramatically Increase Organized and Disorganized Crime  

- posted Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


Paul Maxwell review of DC first book from 1994, Thank You and OK!: an American Zen Failure in Japan. - in Group TY  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. The source for this review is not included in this scan but it was in a magazine published in Japan. Will find that out later. - dc

1999 message from Paul Maxwell to cuke.

Thank You and OK! home page


Went with my sister Susan today on a bicycle trip today from Kintamani to Ubud, almost all downhill past beautiful scenes, rice field terraces, orange groves, small villages on small roads. Susan road in the follow-up vehicle part of the way and was fascinated talking to the driver. He stopped briefly at his home and rice field - in the family for generations - and introduced her to his wife and baby. He told her Bali people pay land and vehicle tax but no income tax. School is not free. The majority of people still support themselves with agriculture. They eat rice three times a day and grow it all - three crops a year. He's studying English to get a better job. Here's one company that does these tours. Here's another with a good view of Kintamani.volcano, last eruption 1994. - posted in Saunters


8-25-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1975 Wind Bell volume 14, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 61 of 111 selections (approximately). - dc

This is the Wind Bell with Steve Stucky on the cover. I miss Steve and many people miss Steve and the SFZC misses Steve and cuke.com misses Steve. He was a steady, wise person and a strong supporter of the cuke archives and all this work and made a considerable monthly donation - was a subscriber. - DC

Steve Stucky cuke page


Iyengar, Yoga Innovator, dies at 95.


Correction: Mitsu Suzuki (Shunryu's widow) recent haiku collection, Temple Dusk, Translated from the Japanese by Zenshin Eitan Bolokan, being released in Hebrew. [Not her book White Tea Bowl as was incorrectly stated here three days ago. Sorry. Gotta brush up on my Hebrew. - DC


Looking for a small low table to sit on the floor and work at, went into a little furniture shop. The proprietress wore a head scarf. One can address all Balinese the same but sometimes I like to use the universal Muslim greeting.  - more in Saunters


8-24-14 -- Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 17 - 1986

Only  these three issues missing:
Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 18 - 1986
Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 19 - 1986
Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 32 - 1990 or 91 - missing (or Zen Freethinker)

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Visited a traditional pre-Hindu village here in Bali. Guide pointed out tubes in a tower to be hit to call people or to announce. Might have been large bamboo sections. Later we heard five hits. He said that means someone just died in this village. - posted in Saunters


8-23-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1974 Wind Bell volume 13, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 60 of 111 selections (approximately). - dc


 Should I even mention that my sister Susan, Katrinka, and I went to the White Sand Beach yesterday - Pantai Pasir Putih - a short bit after Candidasa (remember c is pronounced ch). It's a pristine beach of a couple hundred yards I estimate with little development and nice not very challenging waves. Never too many people. Best to park up top and walk down as the road is a bit rocky. Candidasa once had nice beaches but locals took all the coral away from the reef and the beaches washed away. - posted in Saunters


8-22-14 - Mitsu Suzuki (Shunryu's widow) recent haiku collection, Temple Dusk, Translated from the Japanese by Zenshin Eitan Bolokan, being released in Hebrew.

Here's an announcement of the release event in Israel. [Can't get this link to work on site though it works from the email received]

See more on Mitsu and the English version of the book.

 - posted with prior communication from the translator, including comments on the recent situation in Israel.

 

 


SF Chronicle review by Alix Madrigal of DC first book from 1994, Thank You and OK!: an American Zen Failure in Japan. - in Group TY  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives.

Thank You and OK! home page


Indonesia backs president-elect amid protests - Many of the demonstrators are paid rent-crowd groups or professional protestors, bussed in to give the appearance of a public outcry (This observation from Australia News).Everyone I've talked to in Bali who is happy populist Joko Widodo won and were apprehensive about the bad loser, Prabowo Subianto, a former general with a record of human rights abuses from the Suharto dictatorship. A good day for Indonesia. - DC - posted in Saunters

 


8-21-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1973 Wind Bell volume 13, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 59 of 111 selections (approximately). - dc


Seeking noble beings who want Verizon accounts. We've got three we want to transfer to others. Verizon Crisis. Katrinka, son Clay, and I are all three in a Verizon contract that we can't get out of and none of us are using the accounts at all. Katrinka and I are in Asia for an undetermined while and Clay uses a phone he buys minutes on and his iPhone for music and wireless. We're at the end of how much we can suspend service. They gave us 30 more days today for the three lines after which time we can start paying about $200 a month or terminate the contract for $780 or find people who want Verizon accounts whom we could then transfer our accounts to (not the phone numbers). I've also thought of writing a letter to a top exec expressing our desire to keep our Verizon accounts and wishing they were more flexible so we could use them when we're in the US and suspend when we're out, pointing out we're long time customers. If you can help with this please email dchad at cuke dot com. Thanks. DC - posted in Saunters


8-20-14 - There's been some correspondence between Joel Weishaus and DC now posted on his cuke page. In response to being asked if he'd ever met or seen Suzuki Roshi he responded:

It must have been around fifty years ago, so I hardly remember. A room, and zufus, A hallway. Suzuki talking in rather broken English. It's all misty.

 

posted on Brief Memories of Shunryu Suzuki and added to the end of his cuke page.


Natalie Goldberg's letter to DC on Thank You and OK!: an American Zen Failure in Japan. - in Group TY  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives.

Thank You and OK! home page


Four day Sanur Village Festival in the field across the tiny street opening ceremony tonight. The rehearsal music for the last couple of days has sometimes seemed to be coming from inside our place. Here we go. - posted in Saunters


8-19-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1973 Wind Bell volume 12, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 58 of 111 selections (approximately). - dc


Satvika Bhoga is a small food store on Jalan Hantua in Sanur with a big ORGANIC sign out front. We've gone there now and then to get brown and red rice, almond milk, and other stuff. The owner, Depak, is from Java. His parents were Hindus who fled what is now Pakistan when it split off from India. They went to another Muslim country, but one where they weren't in danger. His brand of Hinduism is Advaita Vedanta. I said I revered Ramana and Nisargadatta, two great 20th century Advaita gurus. He taught me how to pronounce Advaita - with the V sounding like our W and introduced me to the guru he followed, Shri Adi Shankaracharya, and to Chinmaya.

Shri Adi Shankaracharya (788-820) - In Hinduism - about

Chinmaya in Wikipedia - Chinmaya West

There are of course lots of other links for Shri Adi and Chinmaya

  - posted in Saunters


Lizard People sending messages via film.


8-18-14 - Got some PDFs to enter into the digital archive here from my first book, Thank You and OK!: an American Zen Failure in Japan. - DC  - in Group TY  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives. - First three.

 

Blurb list

Borders reading leaflet or card

Promo blurb sheet

Thank You and OK! home page


In response to earlier DC post, Andrew Main on Canon's Corporate Name Etymology - in Others Contribute


My sister Susan is in the air, on her way to Hong Kong and from there to Bali. After eleven days here she returns to Gulag America and we go to Kuala Lumpur for a few days before returning here as bule (foreigners) on tourist visas can only stay for sixty days. Gonna be pretty busy till that return on the 2nd of September but will valiantly continue posting as well as eye can. - DC  - posted in Saunters


 


8-17-14 - The video of Vera Haile Dalenberg's Memorial service on 7/31/14 in case you were unable to join us. There is also a link to the short photo slideshow we played at the service.   Both are posted on her website ata verahaile.com.

posted on the Ananda Dalengberg cuke page along with other posts about Vera, Ananda's widow who died on July 9th.


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1973 Wind Bell volume 12, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 57 of 111 selections (approximately). - dc


Selemat Hari Kemerdekaan! Happy Indonesian Independence Day! - from the Japanese who immediately turned over their swords - a thousand or more staying to fight with the Indonesians against the Dutch which took another four years. Google recognizes it today.  - posted in Saunters


8-16-14 - Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 16 - 1985

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Joel Weishaus is a writer who makes a number of appearances in Ananda's Newsletters: 1983 #3, 4, 5; 1984 #8, 10, 11; 1988 #27; 1990 #30-31. Have been corresponding with him about Marian Derby Wisberg whom he met at Tassajara in 1969.

When references and links start piling up for someone we make a cuke page for them. Here's a cuke page for Joel Weishaus. Putting some comments from him on Marian and a link to his Beginner's Mind Project (previously featured) and to list of books he's written.


The Bali wife of the Englishman has moved in next door. Hubby not here yet. She's on the porch been going on in Balinese with a Bali man who I think is their assistant here or maybe a driver they use sometimes. Katrinka commented on how she likes to hear Balinese which sounds much different from Indonesian which is the trade language used to speak to non Balinese speakers, mainly other Indonesians.  - posted in Saunters


8-15-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1972 Wind Bell volume 11, issue 3.

Not a lecture, just a little something from Suzuki in that Wind Bell.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 56 of 111 selections (approximately). - dc


Moved today from our two bedroom to a one bedroom place next door - for two months till we move back and get to keep it for longer.  A blind Englishman and his Bali I think wife are coming for her to get invitro fertilization. Also hear he drinks a lot and gets loud. We'll see. Here there's only one burner, the fridge is smaller, and there's less hanging space and so forth. David the landlord, another Brit, put in a bum spray by the toilet god bless him. Anyway, sort of busy putting stuff up. The art on the walls is modern not all to our liking so we got some traditional ikat runners for a few bucks each to cover some of them and will continue along those lines little by little. Hope he's not offended.

IKAT

 - posted in Saunters

 


8-14-14 - Rowena Pattee Kryder page created as her name came up recently among folks emailing about Reed oral history, work being done by John Sheehy. If you want to contact John about Reed just shoot an email to dchad[at]cuke[dot]com.

And here's the cuke Reed page- Rowena's not in there yet but will be.


A Warm and Present History: A Tribute to the Archivists Who Visited City Center - from the SFZC's Sangha News. DC added this comment: Good work. Keep it up. Sorry I wasn’t able to attend the name that monk night, something a number of us have talked about for years. Maybe we could set something up with a Skype conference call to include some early students who could help.

 - posted in cuke Sangha news


Is it the tropics? I rubbed myself wrong below both knees and elbows from doing yoga for sure when we were in Thailand and doing it on our yoga towels but not with the mats which we'd left in Bali. I had four sours then four scabs and now after about two months they've just about gone away. I started using aloe vera less than a week ago and that seems to have sped up the healing. Should have started doing that long ago. I don't think I've ever had anythings that minor took so long to heal. -  - posted in Saunters


Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world - thanks Jim McGiver - posted in Misc


8-13-14 - Correction: Jeff Broadbent will be speaking at SFZC Page Street Tuesday August 19, 7:3 0 pm. (See post below on 8-11-14 or on Jeff Broadbent main page.)


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1970 Wind Bell volume 9, issue 3.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 55 of 111 selections (approximately). Just recounted and now I think it's 111. - dc


balloons Happy Birthday Ahdel Chadwick or how about Remembering Ahdel Chadwick on her birthday. I didn't post anything on her death day, March 8th, because I didn't think of it, but a few days later my sister Susan asked if I thought of her on that day. I'm not really a special day person. I think of her and my father and so many friends who've gone before now and then randomly and when I do I frequently say, "Hi." I also say "Hi" to living people whom I think of who are somewhere else - both of which might seem silly or stupid to some but I am silly and stupid so I can't help it. I think I'll slip a post in for last March 8th. I love that about web sites, how we can re-create the past. For instance Just looked at last year's Happy Birthday message to her and found both on her page and in What's New it dated as 8-12-13 not because I'd forgotten the date but forgotten to change it after having copied and pasted the previous day's date. That's been fixed now so it never happened. Incidentally, Ahdel was a total compulsive freak for details (like me - genetic?) and would completely appreciate such nitpicky comments. - dc


8-12-14 - Jeff Broadbent, who is speaking tomorrow night [Correction: Tuesday night the 19th] at the SFZC Page Street (see notice below in yesterday's top post) writes that his translations of Sawaki Kodo's Commentaries on the Song of Enlightenment are coming out piece by piece in English, French and German in the new magazine Zen Road by the Paris Soto Zen group.

Jeff Broadbent main page


Bill Redican's Shunryu Suzuki lecture master log from his valiant work over a decade ago - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

The archive is more complete now and there have been many changes, but this is an important archival document. It's a PDF of about 120 mgs. Thanks to Jean Selkirk for creating this PDF. Bill's work concentrated on lectures with audio.

Posting also in the cuke Suzuki Lectures section. shunryusuzuki.com is where the whole archive is located.


Favorite word in Indonesian: jendela (accent on the 2nd syllable). It means window.

Much the same as "cellar door" has been regarded for over a century in English. Check it out.

 

There also happen to be some pretty windows here.

 

 

 

 - posted in Saunters


8-11-14 - Jeff Broadbent will be speaking at SFZC Page Street Friday August 19, 7:30 pm.

"Way-Seeking Mind: Lay Wanderings in East/West Heart/Mind Scapes"

I highly recommend this talk. Jeff has a broad range of education, experience, and practice most relevant for today's engaged Zen students with an openness to revealing the demons as well as the angels that he has encountered on his path.

Jeff first encountered Zen in 1956 at the age of twelve at a Quaker retreat center in Pennsylvania when he met Sohaku Ogata from Shokokuji in Kyoto. After entering college young, dropping out, and involvement with civil rights and peace movements, in 1964 he started practicing with Hakuun Yasutani and Eido Shimano at New York Zen Studies. As a conscientious objector he worked in a hospital. After meeting Shunryu Suzuki and Richard Baker in New York in 1967 he went West and became an early Tassajara student. He returned to college, majoring in Religious Studies-Buddhism at UC Berkeley, living at the Berkeley Zendo. Following Suzuki’s advice, he studied in Japan for a year starting in 1971 and became a lay disciple of Suzuki's younger brother monk, the revered Hakusan Kojun Noiri. After further practice with renowned teachers in Thailand and India, Jeff studied sociology with the eminent sociologist Robert Bellah at UCB and then did graduate work at Harvard in the sociology of religion. He spent three years in Japan working on his thesis about environmental protest. He joined the sociology faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1986 and practiced with Dainin Katagiri. For years Jeff has been leading a global research project on climate change.

For much more detail on all this in Jeff's words, an interview, his Zen bio, links to his projects and translations, see the ever expanding Jeff Broadbent main page on cuke.com

With gassho - - David Chadwick


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1970 Wind Bell volume 9, issue 3.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 54 of 113 selections (approximately).


My favorite thing in Bali is

 

 

Japun,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the flowers that don't stop falling.

 

 

 - posted in Saunters


8-10-14 - Fifty Billion Dollars - a very short story from DC


SFZC Page St. Rokuchiji (officers) meeting minutes 1971 - posted in the Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments - with the 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


MK just suggested Movie Joe even good with Nick Cage. I wrote: OK. I imagine we can own one for - wait - let me do the math - 13 for 100,000 (IDR - Indonesian Rupiah) and a 100,000 is now 8.50 = 65 cents. And we insist on "from DVD" not filmed in a theater. They can tell by looking at them. I should ask them what to look for to tell. I don't know if there's a way to legally buy movies here. Does that mean I might get five years and a $250,000 fine in all or that much for each infraction? - posted in Saunters


8-09-14 - Nagasaki day - this was the better bomb, plutonium instead of uranium, implosion rather than gun-type, Fat Man rather than Little Boy, but not dropped as accurately. In Japan I attended some meetings with hibakusha, nuclear bomb survivors, and their equivalent of PSR, Physicians for Social Responsibility. They kept talking about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I asked, "What about now? Doesn't Japan support the US nuclear weapons program and policy?" I'd hear, "We can't do anything about that." And now a quarter century later, again the question, What about now?

Is Japan Developing a Nuclear Weapons Program?

Japan Has a Nuclear Bomb in the Basement and China Isn't Happy

posted in Species Threat: Nuclear War


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1970 Wind Bell volume 9, issue 3.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 53 of 113 selections (approximately).


As mentioned on the 4th, Katrinka's been volunteering for The Lighthouse Bali and is putting together a fundraiser, so we got a printer/scanner/copier (Canon - even cheaper than the US and ink cheaper too). Just translated a sticker on the side with help from Tuttle's Compact Indonesian Dictionary. It reads "Don't duplicate money" all around the edge and prominently in the center, Organization Fighting to Eliminate Counterfeit Money with a QR code. Darn. OK. Won't do. - posted in Saunters


8-08-14 - Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 15 - 1985

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Poisonous Snakes in Bali - posted in Saunters


Population, Sustainability, and Earth's Carrying Capacity: 
A framework for estimating population sizes and lifestyles 
that could be sustained without undermining future generations
 
by Gretchen C. Daily and Paul R. Ehrlich (1992)

-
posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


8-07-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1970 Wind Bell volume 9, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 52 of 113 selections (approximately).


Mary Quagliata memories of Shunryu Suzuki went up a while back. Her art gallery and video page linked to from there have great material. Don't know how much of it is new - it all looks new to me. Enjoy. - dc


The Meaning of Sustainability - another dose of what seems to me to be sane scientific thinking from Do the Math - Using physics and estimation to assess energy, growth, options—by Tom Murphy  - DC - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


One thing that differs from country to country is how bills and change flow. - more in Saunters


8-06-14 - On this anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima,

Noam Chomsky on national security, nuclear strategy, and threats to actual security and survival.

This is truly nuts - that there continues to be a serious species threat from nuclear weapons that people think has gone away. Not at all so. All the leaders and followers who buy into the nuclear weapons game are signing on to insanity. Individuals who acted this way on a local or personal scale would be candidates for permanent lockup. - DC

posted in Species Threat: Nuclear War


Alan Marlowe's Great Moment - a Tassajara Story


It's windy. I love it. July and August are the windy months in Bali. - posted in Saunters


8-05-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1970 Wind Bell volume 9, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 51 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford

Was forgetting to change the Wind Bell year on the posts. The last few have said 1967 but we're already at 1970. The last was 1969 and the two before that 1968. Have to remember to check the year, volume and issue number, and selection number. Keep going back and making corrections. Probably spend about fifteen minutes a day just making corrections on this site.- dc


I was walking a ways one night in Bangkok - past a lot of sidewalk action -  all these little food and trinket stands and items for sale spread on cloth, people sleeping, gambling, chatting, through areas without all that, crossing busy streets, back to our hotel by the river.  - more in Saunters


About thirteen years ago was driving a friend named Judy around Marin and Sonoma. After Green Gulch Farm we dropped by Peter and Wendy's at Muir Beach. My friend said that I'd been introducing her to the Buddhist scene in the North Bay and asked Peter if he had any advice. "Yeah," he said. "Beware of teachers."  - dc  - posted in ZC Stories


Today's vocabulary: Umbra, penumbra and antumbra


8-04-14 - Grahame Petchey Japan diary 1963 or part of it - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Grahame Petchey cuke page


Katrinka's been volunteering for The Lighthouse Bali, a drug and alcohol rehab center, doing a fundraising party for later this month. I'm giving a talk there today at 1pm on Zen. May they wash their ears in the sound of birds in trees and motor scooters on the streets. - dc  - posted in Saunters


Can Economic Growth Last? - from Do the Math - Using physics and estimation to assess energy, growth, options—by Tom Murphy - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


8-03-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1969 Wind Bell volume 8, issue 3.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 50 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


An excellent editorial on the War on Drugs and the effect of marijuana on young brains by Ariana Huffington. (Sorry Clay - too late for you) - dc - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


Our landlady, Widya, was out yesterday to attend the 36th day ceremony for her newborn niece her husband, Brit David told me. He emphasized how deeply Bali culture gets ingrained in people here from the very start with no letup. I remember attending the tooth filing of our nanny in 1992. Had just picked up Kelly from the airport so he joined me as guests. Tooth filing now is sort of pretend, not sharpening the front teeth down to points like in the old days. Here's one article on tooth filing. Here's another. One article mentions that it may be symbolic but we think it's mainly symbolic now - that's what locals have told us. The one I saw 22 years ago only lightly scraped the girl's teeth. It's an important tradition but we don't see people with sharp teeth though I'm sure there are some, especially older ones. - posted in Saunters


8-02-14 - Marian Derby letter to DC explaining what she thinks the source of the box of Shunryu Suzuki Los Altos Lecture transcripts with editing marks that ended up in the SFZC library closet - all of which now are in lecture archive on shunryusuzuki.com. - - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Posting on the cuke lecture and quote page and The earliest apparently verbatim lectures from Los Altos. Tons of posts and info sort of confusing needs to be reorganized especially in light of what is known now. Also need to do corrections of info in Crooked Cucumber and even the more recent Afterward to the 40th edition of ZMBM.

ZMBM page which has a useful chart and links to source lectures

Marian Derby page


Freedom Songs - my Journey through 1964
part XI - News York & Orleans


My favorite oil to use here is the indigenous coconut oil - that's what they call it - minyak (oil) kelapa (coconut) asli (original or indigenous). - more in Saunters


8-01-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1968 Wind Bell volume 7, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 49 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Paul Discoe on the cardboard zendo at Burning Man speaking in 2009 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA. Wonder if it's still going up. Looked this up after seeing examples of Burning Man sculpture posted t on Huff Post today. Huff Post also in the past posted that video excerpt on cardboard zendo.

Paul Discoe cuke page


Katrinka McKay and DC on roof of Yasuyoshi Morimoto's building in Kyoto.

See Saunters posts below for 6-19, 6-23, and 7-06-14 for posts on Morimoto.


July


7-31-14 - Joshu Sasaki dies at 107 on July 27th - Huff Post - thanks Howie Klein

LA Times another LA Times and Shambala Sun and Sweeping Zen

DC on meeting Joshu Sasaki

Joshu Sasaki cuke page


Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 14 - 1985

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Looking at kites in the sky. So many, some so big. Yesterday sitting in Japanese restaurant by sidewalk four guys walked by holding one. Lying in the pool looking at the sky usually see five or six, some so high Katrinka wondered if a plane might hit them and commented that kites probably don't have flight plans. Check out Bali Kite Festival and Google images for Bali kites. - posted in Saunters


7-30-14 - Mississippi Eyes Book Event at Book Passage in Marin County, CA this Saturday August 2, 2014 - posted in Ads and Info


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1968 Wind Bell volume 7, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 48 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Wondered what happened to Werner Erhard. - more in dc misc 4


Ate too many candlenuts without first reading that it has to be thoroughly cooked to remove the poison and that even then it's a laxative.  - more in Saunters


7-29-14 - Gail Mueller has been diagnosed with ovarian/peritoneal cancer. Her son, Quinn, posted appeals for tonglen and financial help on GoFundMe. You can also find post's on Quinn's FB page (Quinn Mueller).  - thanks Beverly Morris Armstrong - posted in Ads and Info


By Laws of the San Francisco Zen Center 1968

posted in the Early ZC board and biz meeting notes with DC comments - with the 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


It rained this morning. It's not rainy season so it was especially welcome. As soon as it started I moved out to the porch to be near the sound, the smell, the sight of it. It cleans me like the air though I'm not in it. I check my urge to wish it continued all day out of sympathy for the many post Ramadan tourists.  posted in - Saunters


7-28-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1967 Wind Bell volume 6, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 47 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Richard Lindzen of MIT says global warming is alarmist nonsense. Debate with others here on Aljazeera. ------Desmog Blog------Wikipedia - posted in Climate Change


We have small geckos, an inch and two and three but last night amazed to see a gecko about eight inches on the wall when we got back. - more in Saunters


Emptiness doesn't suggest nothing matters but shows that everything matters infinitely in a new way. - Kabumpkan


7-27-14 -  A page of selected Shunryu Suzuki quotes sent by Bill Redican fifteen years ago or so. - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives and posted on the cuke lecture and quote page.


Ketut and I took a walk along a road a ways from here today while Katrinka was in a meeting nearby. - more in Saunters


7-26-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1967 Wind Bell volume 6, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 46 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Tomorrow's the last day of Ramadan. Bali is about 12% Muslim. We're near a mosque. There were a lot of Muslims at the beach down near the mosque about an hour after sunrise - walking into the water to get on boats. That's how one gets on boats around here - like to get to the nearest island, Lombongon. From what we've read it gets real busy after Ramadan and it's better not to get too adventurous. Indonesia expects 500 road deaths. We weren't planning to go far anyway. Katrinka got the lowdown on different greeting gestures for Muslims from different parts of Indonesia. In a lot of India they put their hand on their heart she learned. I've done that with Hindus too there. I like that. She was told in Bali they put their palms together. I wondered about that. In India I was careful not to bow like that to people who might be Muslims. But this is gassho paradise. Japan isn't. Thailand a little. At ZC it can be sort of forced. Here it's natural, ubiquitous. - posted in Saunters


7-25-14 - On the Hebrew translation of Mitsu Suzuki's Temple Dusk and comments on the situation in Israel. Emails with Zenshin Eitan Bolokan.


Earth Dodged Massive Solar Storm In 2012 That Could Have Wiped Out Power Grid - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


Sending this to my sister Susan who's coming next month and Katrinka's son Seth who's coming in September.

The main words that I've found are helpful in Indonesia are: - more in Saunters


7-24-14 - Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 13 - 1985

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


This sentence from the article in the NY Times linked to yesterday caught my attention:

Indonesia, which, despite being a member of the G-20 group of major economies, has more than 100 million people living on $2 a day or less.

That's so misleading.  - more in Saunters


Another NY Times item: They made the correction sent in for the Albert Stunkard obituary linked to here on 7-22-14:

Correction: July 23, 2014 

An obituary on Monday about Dr. Albert J. Stunkard, a pioneer of eating-disorder research, misidentified the man who inspired his interest in Buddhism. He was the author D. T. Suzuki, not the Buddhist monk Shunryu Suzuki.

Mickey Stunkard's cuke page and interview

Correction email sent to New York Times

This may be the high point of my career. - DC

 


Thinking about the Four Difficulties or something like that read in Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. They are the answer as to why it's so hard to wake up to reality if that's all there is and there's no obstacle and so forth. As I recall it's so difficult because of what we can't imagine:

It's so close.

 

It's so subtle.

 

It's so profound.

 

It's so wonderful.

posted in dc misc 4


7-23-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1967 Wind Bell volume 6, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 45 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


A Child of the Slum Rises as President of Indonesia - NY Times

Indonesia's final election results confirmed Joko Widodo is president. That's an enormous event here - first new president in ten years. It's like Obama being elected in the US and probably about as helpful as he'll have to deal with a coalition and a country like everywhere controlled by the rich and entrenched power. But he's the first not from the ruling elite or military. The word today is Selamat presiden terpilih baru! Congratulations on the new president elect. People I talk to are happy. He looks a little like Obama too. - posted in Saunters and Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


The road to hell is paved with trite phrases. - Kabumpkan


7-22-14 - Dr. Albert J. Stunkard, Destigmatizer of Fat, Dies at 92 - NY Times - thanks Carol Schmitt

Mickey as we called him. One of the senior Zen practitioners and teachers in the West. He sat with Shunryu Suzuki at Tassajara and in San Francisco. He was DT Suzuki's doctor in Japan after the war and studied with Muira and Yasutani and knew Soen and Edo.

There's a mistake in the article which states toward the end in a brief bio:  serving as an Army physician in occupied Japan, where he became a student of Shunryu Suzuki, a Buddhist monk who later helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States. The experience made Dr. Stunkard a lifelong Buddhist practitioner, he said.

Stunkard was introduced to Zen by DT Suzuki in Japan after the war. He practiced with Shunryu Suzuki at the San Francisco Zen Center and at the SFZC's Tassajara Zen Mountain Center for brief periods in the late sixties and early seventies.- DC

Mickey Stunkard's cuke page and interview

Correction email sent to New York Times


So many kites in the sky here in Sanur. Kids playing soccer on the beach. Sounds of older kids in the courtyard from the school next door. Went over there on a ceremonial day. All the boys in white with white turbans, all the girls in colorful saris. I walked around like an invisible person. They also paid no attention to the awful traditional singing coming from the cheap loudspeakers. I thought that might be the principal.  - posted in Saunters


Clarifying the Hobby Lobby decision of the Supremes - New Yorker - thanks Gregory Johnson


7-21-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1967 Wind Bell volume 6, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 44 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Ukranian family next door for a week. They were gone for a few days to the nearby island of Lebongon when the Malaysian flight over the Ukraine crashed. First thing I thought of was them. Woman lost her iPhone. She'd put it down on a table in a restaurant. I lost a pocket dictionary from putting it down on a table last February and I was saying back then never put anything down that you want to keep. Many other examples have been sited and will be forthcoming. Visiting friend forgot his debit card - left it in the machine. I'd told him not to take his eye off it and have his hand ready to grab it every time so he couldn't forget. Katrinka did that first day she was here. Took her two days to get it back from a bank across the city. - posted in Saunters


7-20-14 - Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables - When I ran the SFZC's Green Gulch Green Grocer with Jim Bockhorst, the buyer. we often purchased fruit and vegetables that had been condemned by the health department. The main seller was papayas. We sold tons of papayas illegally by the box quite cheap. Their crime? They didn't look nice. The health department nixed food for cosmetic reasons. Watch this video about a French food chain's move to sell food that would normally be thrown away. - DC. - thanks Phil Henderson - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


Phillip played dumb (Note on Phillip Wilson [1st name misspelled like in Crooked Cucumber] from Peter Snyder observation.  DC adds - and he'd frequently talk in almost baby talk.  With random other notes in darker ink. - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Phillip Wilson cuke page


At 11am yesterday we joined our landlords, David from England and his wife Widya from Kuta near here for a drive to a fish market near Jimbaran about thirty minutes away. - more in Saunters


No need to make any profound observations. - Kabumpkan


7-19-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1967 Wind Bell volume 6, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 43 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


The Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka discusses Boko Haram, organised religion, and the current state of his country. - from Aljazeera dot com. Good news site and we like the TV news and documentaries too though don't spend too much time on it. Look at some of the posts after the article. Some strong stuff. - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


It's interesting technology with some practical applications but whenever I see one I think I'd rather be walking. There are Segway tours here. - more in Saunters


7-18-14 - Note from Charlotte Selver to DC that her husband Charles Brooks has died - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Charlotte Selver cuke page


Loring Palmer on the Fourth Turning (of the Wheel of the Dharma)

Loring's cuke page


Someone wrote: Tell me - where in Bali do you stay? What's the name of the town? Do you travel around at all? Do you ever go to the inland hilly area? - Answer in Saunters


7-17-14 - Vera Haile Dalenberg's memorial and light reception will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral (in St. Francis Hall) at 1111 Gough St, in San Francisco, from 5:30-7:30 pm, on Thursday, July 31st.  

 Flowers may be delivered to St. Mary's Cathedral, as long as the date and time of Vera's memorial are specified. 

 

Posted on Ananda Claude Dalenberg page

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1967 Wind Bell volume 6, issue 1.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 42 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Japan 'vagina artist' woman arrest - from BBC - arrested for sending images of an "obscene object" in a country that worships the penis. Huff Post article with phallic toys and suckers. Check out the Kanamuri penis festival.  - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


7-16-14 - Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 12 - 1985

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Photo of Vera Dalenberg with her twin daughters, Dianne and Laura. Last email from Vera Hale Dalenberg.


Freedom Songs - my journey through 1964, part X - SDS - with the Students for a Democratic Society


Really don't think it's my role to make comments about film and video media, but we do at times relax at the end of a grueling day with a movie or TV series or documentary - as in I drink tea at times in the morning. I notice little movieisms as do many people. There have been books and many articles written about them - like not closing doors and hanging up on phone calls without saying goodbye. I've been aware of a particular phrase recently and since then I've noticed it in every movie and TV series, sometimes being used up to four times. That phrase is, "Are you OK?" or sometimes "Are you alright?" Yesterday I heard "Everything OK?" which is the same thing. I don't see it listed in a couple of lists of most used phrases in film. Nor did I see the ubiquitous "Yes!" in triumph or the irritated, "What?" I know the last two single word phrases are somewhat recent, but don't have an idea how far back Are you OK? goes. - posted in dc misc 4


7-15-14 - RIP Vera Hale who died on July 9th, widow of Ananda Claude Dalenberg, dear friend and woman of the good fight for the underprivileged, . Read her obituary and more at Vera Hale dot com. Condolences to her twin daughters Diane Dalenberg Schoonover and Laura Dalenberg whom she was so close to. She was also a very loyal and loving wife and partner of Ananda. - DC

 

 

 

 

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1966 Wind Bell volume 5, issue 4.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 41 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


How Guy McPherson got it wrong - posted in Climate Change


I just gave Ketut from Lovina 400,000 rupiah. That ended the confusion.  - more in Saunters


7-14-14 - Magnanimity - a lecture by Dainin Katagiri from the SFZC Wind Bell Vol. 18 #2, 1984 - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Up in the dark. As light emerged the amplified male voice came from the school next door and continued for a good deal of the morning.  - more in Saunters


Assisted dying: Desmond Tutu signals support - BBC- posted in Death and Dying


7-13-14 -  Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1966 Wind Bell volume 5, issue 3.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 40 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Friends Barbara and Scotty around for a couple of weeks. We passed some stray dogs on our way out from the beach through a hotel's property.  - more in Saunters


7-12-14 - Freedom Songs, part IX - Ohio - Good gosh. It's been almost two years since the last piece in this series was written. Plan to finish it up now. Just two short chapters to go. This one takes place at the training camp for civil rights workers getting ready to go to Mississippi. - DC


Some DC scribbled Japan notes 1994 doing research for Crooked Cucumber - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


A little under the weather. Got up late. Drank hot water with lime. Sat for a minute then lay down. Watched the 5th Estate. As I do with historical movies checked on it afterwards. Regardless of Assange's weaknesses, he's exposing great crimes and think it's interesting so many focus on his shortcomings. The movie has many too but he's wrong when he calls it an anti-Wikileaks movie. We get daily cleaning with our place leased for a few months. Ketut today. I offered him some DVDs we'd seen. He only wanted the action ones. Zombie movies his favorite. Gave him some granola we'd made to pass on to the landlord, David, who likes Muesli. I suggested he get it well roasted before eating and gave this as an example. Studied some Indonesian. Back to sleep. - posted in Saunters


7-11-14 -  Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1966 Wind Bell volume 5, issue 3.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 39 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


John Tarrant sent a note:

Anne Aitken had a great thing about a bus stop when she was very old. Someone asked her what she thought about death.

She said, "Oh I'm waiting at a bus stop. Buses come along and people get
on and they head off. Then my bus will come and I'll get on and off
we'll go."

DC comment: I see us sometimes as in a cosmic game akin to musical chairs. One day there will be no chair for me.

- posted in Death and Dying


Sanur. There's a school over the wall. High school maybe. Maybe private. Looks sort of nice. Hear band practice that sounds like it could be in Kansas. The other day youth singing what sounded like a school song that also could be anywhere - clapping and yeas! after just like it was Texas. Sometimes especially in the morning an amplified man's voice. Further away more enticing sounds from the mosque - calling and music. - posted in Saunters


7-10-14 - For Women Who Saw Combat, a Place to Find Inner Peace - NY Times article on Tassajara retreat

Comment by DC in dc misc 4 - also linked to from Engaged Buddhism


Today starting Group I  with Note from Huston Smith to DC - undated (around 2008) in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Everywhere ants are part of our life, more so here in Sanur.  - more in Saunters

Lafcadio Hearn on Ants

Lafcadio Hearn Wikipedia page (An early and prominent Nipponophiles)


7-09-14 -  Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1966 Wind Bell volume 5, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 38 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Can't control, can't figure out, can't make sense of. What a relief. - Kabumpkan


A while back posted Getting Celsius and Fahrenheit straight. Since then have worked out a new system to remember - and corrected embarrassing errors. - more in Saunters


7-08-14 - Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 11 - 1984

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Early morning it's raining. Sitting on the porch. I love rain. Makes me feel cozy. Encourages work and reading. It hasn't been particularly hot in Sanur so far. Southern winds from Australia I hear. Pleasant walks. Wasn't too hot the three weeks in Thailand also. Lot of overcast and some rain. It's rainy season there but not here. Someone forgot to tell the rain to wait till October. - posted in Saunters


Just learned about Death Cafe.

Article on local Death Cafe from Marin County (CA) Pacific Sun. - thanks Katrinka

- posted in Death and Dying


7-07-14 -  Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1966 Wind Bell volume 5, issue 2.

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found. Today featuring # 37 of 113 selections (approximately). - thanks Peter Ford


Magnetic Poles position, strength, and flip - BBC - Found this so interesting and so phenomenally fundamental. - dc - posted in Misc


Bali Advertiser has good local news and this gutsy and informative piece reprinted from 1999 Moxie Mag. Forty Ways Men Fail. I'd ad what to me is the indispensable rule: ladies first. - thanks Katrinka (who pointed to the one on shaving)

Made a few changes to the post from yesterday on the book Shingon. - posted in Saunters


7-06-14 - A couple of weeks ago was mentioning the book Shingon, Japanese Esoteric Buddhism by Taiko Yamasaki,  David Kidd and Yasuyoshi Morimoto edited the translation into English by Richard and Cynthia Peterson. It's published by Shambhala only available in hard back. An ebook is forthcoming. There's a pirated PDF on the net. Read Saunters June 19th to 23rd for comments on the book and our visits with Morimoto. Fortuitous. - dc


Crooked Cucumber Insert - the photo insert in the book - linking to this also from Crooked Cucumber - the book

JPEGs of the same (better)

From Cuke Archives 2013 Scans ---- Crooked Cucumber group


Phlosophy is Not a Luxury PODCAST EPISODE 3: ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE - thanks Loring - dc comment in dc-misc-4


7-05-14 - In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found.

- presented in this index of PDF links.

Today featuring # 36 of 113 selections (approximately)

 - from the 1966 Wind Bell volume 5, issue 1.


#2 Think twice, don't be in a hurry with money (as in yesterday's post).  - more in Saunters


7-04-14 - Happy Birthday USA - read the NYTimes obit on former Marine and hippy commune founder Steve Gaskin linked to yesterday to get his comments on the USA constitution and so forth.

 

Two old time Zennies remember Steve Gaskin - looking for more


 

Interview with Sojun Mel Weitsman in SFZC Sangha News- July 2, 2014

DC favorite parts and a few comments on that interview posted at the bottom of cuke interview with Mel.


Taxi from Denpasar airport is set price depending on destination - 125,000 for the ride to anywhere in Sanur- $10 for a half hour ride.. They assign a driver.  I asked for small money, wanted to break a 100,000 rupiah bill so I could pay that. The driver said no need, that he had change. Upon arrival I gave him a 100,000 and a 50,000 which I had leftover from when we left. "I don't have any change," he said going through his pockets innocently. - posted in Saunters


7-03-14 - Stephen Gaskin, founder of The Farm, dies at 79

Gaskin on cuke

From Cuke Archives 2013 Scans - Richard Baker Folder created today - a few items here. Also creating the Richard Baker cuke page. Not much there. Zentatsu Richard Baker Roshi is a dear friend and teacher of mine who has been completely supportive of cuke archives, work, projects, and me and mine all the way back to the first day I walked into Sokoji. - DC


Back in Bali after 23 days in Thailand. Good place, good people. Both of them. Just wrote this to Katrinka's son, Seth, who's coming to visit and wanted to learn a bit of Indonesian. - more in Saunters


7-02-13 - Ten hours from New Siam Bangkok (recommended) to Widya Homestay in Sanur, Bali. No connection till tomorrow.


7-01-14 - Broke up yesterday's post into four parts

In the new presentation of All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the SFZC's Wind Bell publication 1961-2012 now combined with links to the complete Wind Bells with cover images added - also links to the page on shunryusuzuki.com where audio, verbatim transcripts, other edited version can be found.

- presented in this index of PDF links.

Today featuring # 33, 34, and 35 of 113 selections (approximately - am loosing count with changes we're making)

 - from the 1965 Wind Bell volume 4, issue 7.

The first part with Dainin Katagiri giving sesshin instruction was cut to be in included later with Wind Bell excerpts featuring him.

Separated out notes on Shunryu Suzuki giving kinhin instruction

Then two lectures

It is a great joy to practice sesshin with you in this way

We have finished sesshin with unusual results

From Cuke Archives 2013 Scans

Thanks Peter Ford for putting all this together.


Even more notes from our time in Japan  - posted on Saunters


Today makes ten years without one puff or anything of the dread demon nicotine. - DC


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Bodhidharma photo up top by Doug McKechnie