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October


10-24-14 - Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 26 - 1988

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Stephan Bodian has a new book out - Beyond Mindfulness - Check it out on his website.


Went to the Indonesian Embassy in KL this morning and applied for six month visas. Then walked to the Petronas Twin Towers and hung around that area till late, getting back to the school where we stay twelve hours after we left. Walked in the park in front, had tea and food, visited the aquarium with a tunnel surrounded by ocean life - mantra rays and sharks overhead and to the sides. Saw a movie - multiplex just like the states and everything at least that clean. Light show with the fountains in the pond at night, locals crowded around to enjoy it. An interesting mix of Moslems, Hindus, Buddhists, Daoists, and Christians and a colorful mix of women's wear. The scene reminded me of a 2/3 scale of Dubai at night in front of the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world. The Twin Towers were that until 2004. I walked around them that year and things are much more built up, modernized, malled and towered and posh now - the old neighborhood is gone. In fact, a great deal of what we experience in KL is extensive malls with everything American, European, Chinese, Japanese, Malay - anything to buy eat one could want including great cheap local food. A little different from Lembongan, the island we just came from, where I couldn't buy a pair of reading glasses to replace either of the two pair that happened to break there. Motorbikes for taxis and not that many of them. One extreme to the other.  - posted in Saunters


10-23-14 - Here's the photo of Mitsu Suzuki, Shunryu's widow, by Barbara Wenger that couldn't get to show up yesterday. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge or just go to Mitsu's cuke page to see it large.

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1995 Wind Bell volume 29, 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 # 87 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Katrinka got a DVD stuck in her Mac which made it sound all the time like a little animal is trying to get out. We were on that island and couldn't do anything about it but returned yesterday, went to the Mac shop a long way across busy Denpasar and they got the little animal out and I guess kept it as a pet. Then we flew to Kuala Lumpur to get new visas for Indonesia. Tomorrow morning to the embassy which will be closed in the afternoon I'm led to understand as it's Friday and that's a Muslim holy day. And we're tired. Nighty-night. - dc  - posted in Saunters


10-22-14 - Barbara Wenger sent a photo of Mitsu Suzuki, Shunryu's widow, a color photo of Mitsu with balloons at Green Gulch. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge or just go to Mitsu's cuke page. She sent another one two that I can see in my computer but not online. Both photos posted or trying to post on Mitsu's cuke page.

There are a few tickets left for the Nov. 5 Greens dinner and event in San Francisco celebrating twenty years of Community Grows founded by Barbara.

Explore Community Grows

posted in Ads and Announcements and  Engaged Buddhism/Current Events

 


For historical reasons and to honor the work of those who did the early transcripts of Shunryu Suzuki lectures, transcripts of 75 of them have now been entered onto shunryusuzuki.com. They can be found by clicking on Early Zen Center Transcripts in the Other Associated File? window or by looking in More Files of a lecture. Next year, if I don't get eaten by a shark, they will be featured one by one here on cuke. But even then Peter Ford who entered them into the site would probably carry on. He's been doing a ton of work on all this. Me too. More to come on all this of course. - dc --- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture posts page


Speaking of sharks, ran into a fellow Texan today in Lembongan when Katrinka and I were packing to leave. He has lived on the tiny island of Ceningan that's between Lembongan and Nusa Penida. There's a little bridge that goes over there that's so narrow that when motorbikes come by one has to press against the side and pray. Anyway, he co-founded the Aquatic Alliance - check it out. And here's an article on him and and his co-founder Helen Mitchell and it in the Indonesian Expat called Aquatic Alliance: Research & Conservation of Manta Rays in Nusa Lembongan - but they're concerned with a wider sphere than just Manta Rays. He mentioned that the shark population is way down and listed some types he used to see more when diving - I forget the names but I remember he said they weren't the type that bite.   - posted in Saunters and in  - Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


10-21-14 - Click on thumbnail to enlarge.

John Nelson, the USF Buddhism etc prof whose Bali blog was featured yesterday wants to know who that is to the left of Shunyryu Suzuki in this photo and also I'd like to know who that is behind him. I keep thinking his name is Larry. The SFZC has used this photo numerous times through the years. It has a number in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive but can't look for that now due to its rank on the priority list.

Please send any answer to this query to dchad at cuke dot com. Thanks, dc

posted on cuke photos page


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1994 Wind Bell volume 28, 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 # 86 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Fixed the bad link to the Memorial Page - try to check all the links when post but connection on this island so poor can barely upload to begin with at times - at others it's fine. Yesterday Katrinka and I walked to the village on the narrow, sandy, bumpy road past thatch shanties, people carrying goods in baskets at the end of poles balanced on their shoulders. Often looks like Baja California with cactus. It's fairly dry here. Went forty minutes all the way to Warung 99 (Warung is restaurant) where many of the boats from the big island of Bali come in. Barefoot men and women wading through the water unloading boats. The big stuff is tackled by groups of women - took eight to bring the large coils of cable up the cement steps to load on the back of a truck. Tried the one ATM and it was broken.  - posted in Saunters


10-20-14 - View (bigger than below) and read the two versions of the the Heart Sutra Chant card used at Sokoji in the sixties with Shunryu Suzuki's minimal translation that ran below the kanji. I forgot this was on cuke so am reposting. - dc

   

The one page two sided card.


Prof. John Nelson of USF report and photos of a major cremation in Bali around this time last year.

 - posted in Saunters and on John Nelson's cuke page created today.


10-19-14 - - Click to enlarge today's photo, the sixth of six in a folder marked stonework - at Tassajara. Maybe 67. Walls going up on the kitchen - SRC0084 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive  - can't tell who's in it. - dc


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1993 Wind Bell volume 27, 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 # 85 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Jeff Broadbent had a comment posted on NY Times dot com pertaining to an article on space/time/Einstein and so forth.

posted on Jeff's cuke page


We're staying at the end of the road to the Mangroves by the reef in Lembongan. Met a scuba diving teacher named Alberto from Mexico who's friends with Adi who runs this place, LOA, with his family. Alberto said he's tried to get property down here but they don't want any foreigners moving in. It's really low key. Sunday. Asked Katrinka to take photos at the back with the falling in old thatch and other makeshift huts, locals hanging out by some motor bikes banter kids laughing one youngster naps. Electricity is out for a few quiet hours a day. Sometimes when it's on staff/family/kids watching soaps or cartoons on communal flat screen that was probably installed by owners with guests in mind. That's the norm. Hey - they read my mind. It's off. Wrong - electricity went off again. Now it's back - with Sponge Bob in Indonesian. - posted in Saunters


10-18-14 - Yesterday linked to Dairyu Michael Wenger's site, Dragon's Leap. Today featuring his book

49 Fingers, a collection of 49 American Koans, written in traditional case, commentary, verse format alongside 22 of his original brush works. 

It is currently available at the San Francisco Zen Center's online bookstore. You can purchase it at their website by clicking here.

posted in bibliography and Dairyu Michael Wenger cuke page

 


 

 

Christmas card from Marian Derby and Jack Wisberg - undated but I'd say ten years ago or so - the lack of scan of the other side makes me wonder if it was blank. - dc

 - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Marian Derby Wisberg cuke page


We went by fast boat with two outboard motors at 8am this morning to snorkel with really big Manta Rays off the coast of Nusa Penida, the big island next to Lembongan. I read they get up to 22 ft. across but these looked more like six to ten. Water was a little rough but surfer Adi whose family runs the place we're staying led the way pointing at dark figures approaching. They ride near the top, big mouths open for plankton. One brushed gently by me. Awesome. Recalled Jake Fishman telling me once south of Acapulco having one unexpectedly swoop right over him. Then to Crystal Bay with colorful fish and huge colorful coral varied coral clusters. A reverent sense of the vast majesty of life and the nameless wonder it reflects. - posted in Saunters - which is now called Saunters 2 (from October 2014) and moved the rest to Saunters 1 cause the file got too big. - DC


10-17-14 - Dragon's Leap - Check out Michael Wenger's site for his teaching, art, news, suggestions, and his San Francisco Avenues group.

Posted in Links and Dairyu Michael Wenger cuke page

 

 

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1993 Wind Bell volume 27, 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 # 84 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Went out this morning at six in the kayak for floating zazen. Hours at the Zenbook. Now later afternoon. Ocean breeze, kelapa muda - young coconut - as is - drinking with straws from the severed top. Just tried it with a bit of lemon first time. Good. Dogs here are nice, playful, romp in the tidepools, sit at our feet - nothing to protect, no walls, almost no doors. Local color - the staff, five, all family, watch Indonesian TV - outnumbering the guests now just Katrinka and me as the day guests have left to catch their boats. Little rat that lives under the deck just grabbed a paper napkin and darted back in. - posted in Saunters


10-16-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo, the fourth of Shunryu Suzuki working with Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967 - SR0233 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the fifth of six stone work photos that will be posted.

That's Mike Daft in the middle of the photo. He was a quiet, unassuming guy with a dry sense of humor. I wonder what happened to him. I don't remember him beyond the first year or so of Tassajara. Like many of those who'd been around longer, he called Suzuki, sensei, not roshi. The only specific memory I have about Mike is that he told me that once he was in Sokoji when no other students were around and Suzuki Sensei and Okusan, his wife, were having an argument in the kitchen. Mike said that Okusan got so frustrated she grabbed a big bunch of flowers out of a vase and bashed her husband over the head with them. Mike tiptoed out, deciding to talk to his teacher some other time. - posted in posted on Brief Memories


Updated the Memorial Page a bit after putting Rowena Pattee Kryder on it. Many names from the past not there. Just started it a few years ago. Searched for "rip," "dead," "passed," and "dies" in this year and last's What's New. Added about a half dozen, among them Chris Pirsig who was mentioned recently. His brother sent some comments and a correction adding to the page for the song for him. If you think of someone not there just sent it to dchad at cuke dot com. - DC


Had to get a motorbike ride into the village to upload. I guess this is a village. Welcome to Bali Edo Deli. Didn't realize at first that we've got the only guest cabin at LOA. Their main business is people who come around to the mangrove area of Lembongan for a look, to have a drink or a meal. That's how we came the first time. Our boat arrived at ten in the morning and before it left at 3pm, we had a driver take us around on the bumpy roads to see the seaweed farms and views. We stopped here in the Mangroves for lunch, walked around, and found this place - the only place here to stay we know of other than a homestay down a ways across the road. Yesterday and today a group of about twenty Japanese followed a guide down the beach to somewhere. Way off in the distance we can see Bali's highest Mt. Agung beyond the snorkel boats and deep blue water. - posted in Saunters


10-15-14 - Shunryu Suzuki student and visionary artist Rowena Pattee Kryder passed away on October 11th. See note from her family and from Friends of Rowena on the Rowena Pattee Kryder page - thanks Paul Shippee

Farewell Rowena. See you in my visions. - DC

 


The Awakened World International Film Festival October 27-30, Santa Barbara, CA. - recommended by John Steiner - posted in Ads and Announcements


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1992 Wind Bell volume 26, 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 # 83 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


For over a month now been putting beaucout time into reviewing and organizing the history of work with Shunryu Suzuki transcripts and will be posting this earlier work on cuke and shunryusuzuki.com and systematically featuring it bit by bit on What's New. While preserving this pioneering work and linking to the efforts of others, will continue developing our presentation and expanding the archive of material lightly edited for readability and your viewing and listening pleasure. A special thanks to those who've helped recently, especially Peter Ford in Tennessee who toils daily in the depths of the cuke mines. - DC - posted in What We're Doing


Son Kelly's mom Daya Goldschlag used to kayak around the SF Bay all the time. Katrinka's son Seth left us the inflatable kayak he brought and today for the first time kayaked. Went out to where the boats bring folks to snorkle and scuba and a skipper of one little rig, Maxi, suggested we trade for a while. Climbed into his boat and he into mine. A nice interlude talking with a Spaniard and a Jakartan who loaned me his mask and snorkle so I could inspect the brightly colored fish below. Paddling back came upon a snorkler the back of whose head, posterior, and heels reminded me of Katrinka. It was she. Had wadded and swum out. Tried to tow her back in but it was too hard so had to leave her out there with the coral and starfish. - posted in Saunters


10-14-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo, the third of Shunryu Suzuki working with Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967 - Bob offstage to the left SR0232 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the forth of six stone work photos that will be posted.

To find out more about Bob or anyone mentioned on cuke, just put their name in the search box up top on this page or on the home page and see what comes up.

cuke photos page


Here's the 5th of five Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures that were missing from the collection of now 51 of them from him on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info.

 

Lecture given on 70-05-10 - was the source for the chapter  of Not Always So called "Not Sticking to Enlightenment" on p. 131.  - the light edit

 

A page for that lecture and click on Minimum Edit Transcript

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture posts page newly created today just for you and so that the main lecture page can be spiffy and unencumbered with all those notes.


Ride over with boxes of tile and a few other fureigners taking twice as long as the fast boats. The Bay of Bali was fairly calm but after a wave of dizzy hit when I wrote a note, put the pad away and stared at the sea ahead. Lembongan, an island that's part of the Province of Bali. We're staying at Loa Beach House Mangroves - owned by Japanese which right now is all can get on that site - look at the photos. The Internet here is okay. This is more like the image one gets thinking of Bali. Walked out a couple hundred yards in shallow warm sea in aqua shoes careful not to step on any coral or starfish. - posted in Saunters


A tennis story.


10-13-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1992 Wind Bell volume 26, 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 # 82 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Click to enlarge today's photo of Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967 taken at the same time as the photo posted yesterday - Suzuki's head to the right. SR0231 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the third of six stone work photos that will be posted.

 

cuke photos page


Got everything packed up today for our landlords to store down the street at the home while we're away for 18 days. Nice old Nyoman was to come at five to truck it down but he arrived four hours early with more boxes and was a great help getting everything ready - fitted stuff in containers, taped boxes and wrote our names on them, and a lot more. Tomorrow morning he'll drive us and other stuff to the 10am boat for Lembongan. Have to wade into the water to get on it. I've watched people boarding the early one when I've walked down there in the morning to have tea at a little stand on the beach. Katrinka gave Nyoman some cheese and homemade sambul which is what they call their salsa - but this is her Mexicanish version.

Got a bunch of Suzuki lecture early edits to get together before going to sleep - 85 or so of them the only edited versions we've got. Now there are only the verbatim versions of these posted on shunryusuzuki.com. Soon the early edits will be there as well. And will feature them one by one here on cuke when the Wind Bell lecture series is finished in a couple of months.   

Oh yes - the Internet might not be so good where we're going for the next eight days. Hope I can upload. - dc - posted in Saunters


10-12-14 - From Hideko Oga: My friend, Rev. Akiyama sent me an e-mail but he forgot the photo to attach. Then, he responded –  ”I sent you one of the most important Buddhist teachings in my last email, ‘Attachment is empty.' --- posted on Tozen Akiyama's cuke page


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki working with Bob Watkins at Tassajara in 1967. SR0230 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the 2nd of six stone work photos that will be posted.

To find out more about Bob or anyone mentioned on cuke, just put their name in the search box up top on this page or on the home page and see what comes up.

cuke photos page


Here's the 4th of four Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info. The 2nd one went up on the 4th and the third on the 8th.

 

Lecture given on 71-02-12-B - was the source for the chapter  of Not Always So called "Not Sticking to Enlightenment" on p. 131.  - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture posts page newly created today just for you and so that the main lecture page can be spiffy and unencumbered with all those notes.


On this day in 1903 my father, Kelroy Utley Chadwick, was born. Here's something I posted on him on Father's Day, 2007


Bule, or foreigners, sometimes warn that you can't trust locals in biz deals but Widya, our landlady has twice returned a goodly sum of loot that she said we'd overpaid for rent. They're very responsive as in having ceiling fans installed when we asked and storing all our stuff in an interim while we're gone for 18 days before returning with social and cultural visas and moving back in next door. Then for six months we won't have to leave.  I promised Katrinka while we're gone I wouldn't work over eight hours in a day. I think she's got an exaggerated idea about that. - posted in Saunters


10-11-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1991 Wind Bell volume 25, 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 # 81 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize - most deserving. All praise to them. - dc - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


ZEN AT WAR” BRIAN VICTORIA: THROWING BOMBS AT KODO – by Jundo Cohen in Sweeping Zen - posted in the Brian Victoria cuke page with a great photo of Brian and Kodo.

 

photo lifted from Sweeping Zen site

 


Gasoline here in Indonesia is subsidized and is about half that in the US which is half that in Europe and in Indonesia it went up by 44% last year and is getting ready to go up by at least that much again early next year. Taxis are pretty cheap now but transport and food prices will rise. People will not be happy about that. Maybe mass transit will improve and the plethora of vehicles will diminish, their sizes shrink. Sunset time - outside it's glowing pink. - posted in Saunters


10-10-14 - Here's the 3rd of four Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info. The 2nd one went up on the 4th and the third on the 8th.

 

Lecture given on 70-03-15 - was the source for the chapter  of Not Always So called "Everyday Life is like a Movie" on p. 49.  - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture posts page newly created today just for you and so that the main lecture page can be spiffy and unencumbered with all those notes.

For the whole archive go to shunryusuzuki.com

Gorden Geist memories of SR - 15 years ago


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki working with Phillip Wilson at Tassajara in 1967 or 68. SR00094 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes - but needs more notes. This is the first of six stone work photos that will be posted.

cuke photos page

 


Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 25 - 1987

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Katrinka has found that hanging some charred bamboo helps with the smell of things as it absorbs odors caused by dampness or making bathrooms without the proper traps to create a barrier to noxious odors which are common here in Asia including Japan. - posted in Saunters


10-09-14 - Dennis McNally has a new book: On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

That book hasn't made it yet to Dennis' Amazon book page


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in monk's begging gear on one of his visits to Japan from the US. That's Hoitsu his son to the left and maybe members of the Sokoji San Francisco congregation to the right. SR0176 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes but needs more notes.

cuke photos page

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1991 Wind Bell volume 25, 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 # 80 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Earliest example of human art found in Indonesia - I guess the word "human" is extra but it sounds better to me with it - dc- posted in Saunters because it's what's happening in these parts.


10-08-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in the background with the high ceremonial hat. Maybe that's Maezumi to his right. SR0152 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes

cuke photos page


Here's the 3rd of four Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures  used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info. The 2nd one went up on the 4th.

Lecture given on 71-02-12 - was the source for the chapter "Not Sticking to Enlightenment" on p. 131.  - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture page  but for the whole archive go to shunryusuzuki.com

Gorden Geist memories of SR - 15 years ago


Jerry Bollick's blog and poetry.

Jerry Bolick on his history with the Buddhist Bookstore and Ananda Claude Dalenberg


Just getting ready to watch the rising of a full moon in full eclipse. Here's a page for it for Denpasar. Lots of ceremonies going on. Fantastic music and processions on the beach, one with a row of at least 100 women dressed in beautiful traditional garb balancing tall baskets of offerings on their heads followed by men in white playing dreamy gamelan music. They came down the street to the beach onto the sand then down it the back up to some temple. - posted with representative photo in Saunters


10-07-14 - Mark Foote writes: Here's one for ya:  a piece on Fuxi's poem (as translated by Andy Ferguson) that I hope represents a coherent description of practice: Zen Mudra - Fuxi

posting on Others Contribute


Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki with Yvonne Rand in his study and meeting room at Page St. City Center in SF. SR0002 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes

cuke photos page


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1990 Wind Bell volume 24, 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 # 79 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Some drizzles this morning. First precipitation in a couple of months as I recall.  - posted in Saunters


10-06-14 -  Some early pages of Snail Zen by Marian Derby - in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives

Marian Derby Wisberg cuke page

And just added this note to Marian's cuke page: Massive correspondence between Fran and Marian is now in the cuke archives - too much to process and post though someone else can do it later. - DC


  - Click to enlarge today's photo of a bunch of us after some ceremony at Tassajara before or after the official posed photo - probably after my shusho, head monk, ceremony in the spring of 1974. - DC Not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there is probably the same photo there. The last of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.

cuke photos page


Chris Pirsig was a student at the San Francisco Zen Center who was murdered in a random killing while he was walking down the Laguna Street in 1979. I wrote a song after his funeral. Here's a page on Defuser Music for that song with the words and a link to a recording I made at the time. It's called And We'll Miss You. - DC


10-05-14 - Here is a link to the 4-minute trailer for Painting Peace: The Art and Life of Kazuaki Tanahashi

Kazuaki Tanahashi cuke page

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1990 Wind Bell volume 24, 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 # 78 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

A Gamelan medley - posted in Saunters


10-04-14 - Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in front of his cabin at Tassajara. Not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there is probably the same photo there. This is a cropped one I think - maybe from opening day. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.

cuke photos page


 

Here's the 2nd light edit of two (now four) Gordon Geist light edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures used in Not Always So that were missing from the collection on shunryusuzuki.com. See post below on 10-02-14 for the 1st and more info.

69-06-22 - Direct Experience of Reality - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture page  but for the whole archive go to shunryusuzuki.com


balloonsHappy Birthday to Kelly Chadwick, born this day 41 years ago at Green Gulch farm in the little room above the kitchen at the top of the stairs. Thanks to Daya Goldschlag for the enormous effort she made in giving birth. Check out Kelly's biz, Spirit Pruners - in Spokane, WA.  - Good going Kelly. - your loving father, DC

 - posted in family


For the 2nd day in a row, there was several hours of traditional Indonesian gamelan music coming from the school next door. Here's a few minutes of simple gamelan music with explanatory notes. What was coming from the school was more complicated and varied with occasional vocals - posted in Saunters


10-03-14 - Join Barbara Wenger at the Nov. 5 Greens dinner and event in San Francisco celebrating twenty years of Community Grows.

Explore Community Grows

posted in Ads and Announcements and  Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


Photo of folks at The Lighthouse Bali, a substance abuse program center Katrinka has been involved with. Click on thumbnail to see photo larger on Saunters page.

 

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1989 Wind Bell volume 23, 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 # 77 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Kazuaki Tanahashi answers question about character Shunryu Suzuki used after his name in calligraphy for Beginner's Mind posted yesterday.

(pronounced "sō" meaning "Old Man."

Thanks Kaz - DC

 

Kazuaki Tanahashi cuke page


10-02-14 - Today's image is Shunryu Suzuki's calligraphy for Beginner's Mind that was scanned from a first edition of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.

click on thumbnail to see it large and read more.

 


Going through what transcripts we have and making a chart. Gordon Geist in Norway did a bunch of light edits of verbatim Shunryu Suzuki lectures including all of the lectures that comprised Not Always So, a collection of Suzuki's lectures edited by Edward Brown. Gordon translated it into Norwegian as he did ZMBM. He did all that years ago. I noticed in the chart that there were two (now four) Suzuki lectures that were part of Not Always So that didn't have light edits by Gordon so I emailed him and he sent them. I forwarded them to Peter Ford who operates shunryusuzuki.com these days and he included them there. So here's the first one:

69-03-09 - Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha - the light edit

A page for that lecture with links to other versions and audio.

--- posting on cuke's Shunryu Suzuki lecture page which is a big mess but there are lots of cool links on it for enthusiasts. But it's not organized and much more complete like shunryusuzuki.com


USF John Nelson eight month Far West Passage Blog - Bali page.

And be sure to see the post about his new book, Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan, at 9-29-14 below. - a

 - Saunters guest post


Thinking about ISIS or IS or ISIL in light of having just read Brian Victoria's War on Zen --- (Brian Victoria cuke page).

I have noticed certain unwholesome thoughts arising that I don't think are helpful. So I'm making an effort to replace them with the visualization of all the weapons disappearing. That won't be much help to people who are being massacred but that's the best I can do now. When I was in high school I'd say I'd let someone kill me before I'd fight back. I never have been in a fight. I hit a kid once in the sixth grade just to see what it was like and I still feel bad about it. A dear friend of mine who shared my thoughts that Pres Reagan was causing a lot of suffering said she wished he were dead and I said I don't think that's a good thing to wish for anyone. So I have a history of pacifist leanings but also of thoughts of extinction which I give in to at times but which once again I'm wishing to extinguish. I do think that there is a general world-wide tendency to use violence to solve problems. That seems to keep proving that violence leads to violence. I also think that Gandhi's methods would not have worked so well with ISIS or Sadam Husein or Hitler. We never know what we're going to do until a moment arrives but we do take aim with intentions and thought habits. There have been pilots who reported they tried to shoot down a UFO and that their controls wouldn't work - so see - there's proof positive that such technology can be developed here. That's what I'm visualizing. - DC  - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


10-01-14 - Congratulations to Chris Rand and Francesca Stauffacher on getting hitched. Chris is the son of Yvonne Rand and recently departed Kendrick Rand. I remember Chris from 66 when I first arrived at Sokoji. He's the guy who makes the Ten Thousand Year Clocks.

 

 


Zen in America filming and ongoing fundraising needs – UPDATE


 

 

 

 

 

 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1989 Wind Bell volume 23, 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 # 76 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

Some Bali observations

Humming kites, humming and whistling bamboo poles stuck in rocks or sand at the windy beach. - more in Saunters


9-30-14 - Click to enlarge today's photo of Shunryu Suzuki in monk's begging gear taken in Japan at his temple Rinsoin. Not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there is probably the same photo there. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado.

 

 cuke photos page

 


Long letter from Marian Derby Wisberg to DC August 5, 2008 
- in Group I  of 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives
Marian Derby Wisberg cuke page

 


 

 Thinking of the following quote from Hamlet: ‘There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Got it from Falling Through the Ice: The Path of a Zen Methodist by John Hiestand whose mom and sis sat with Shunryu Suzuki in Los Alto. More on that book tomorrow.


Going to Mandiri bank to get an ATM card that a machine ate on Sunday.  - more in Saunters


September


 

9-29-14 - Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

 

by John K. Nelson

Read about this book here or here

John Nelson is Professor of East Asian religions in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco. Here's his faculty profile.

At UCB: The Center for Buddhist Studies Announces the Winners of the 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Prize - and Experimental Buddhism is a winner!

He gave a talk recently at the SFZC City Center.


Click to enlarge today's photo - not from the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive with notes though there may be the same photo there. One of four from Richard Baker scanned in Crestone, Colorado. Richard and Virginia Baker with Shunryu Suzuki. Richard is departing for - will ask him later. - DC

Will put it on the cuke photos page

 

 


 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1988 Wind Bell volume 22, 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 # 75 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

An Aussie and Brit term for drunk is "blind." Phillip, the blind Brit next door, drinks Bintang, the local beer, rather continuously with his assistant Nyoman. -  more in Saunters


9-28-14 - Mitsu Suzuki, Shunryu's widow, with DC back in April when Katrinka and I visited with her. This was a couple of weeks before her 100th birthday. That's her daughter Harumi in the background. Photo by Katrinka McKay

click on thumbnail to enlarge or just go to her cuke page.

See Saunters page for April 7th and 8th for report on that visit with Mitsu Suzuki, AKA Mrs. Suzuki, Suzuki Sensei, Okusan.

 - this posted in - Saunters too

 


Yes it's Mike Dixon in yesterday's photo. Adding it to his cuke page. Check it out.


9-27-14 -

Click to enlarge today's photo - SRC0080 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

(cuke photos page)

 

Not sure who this is and it's not in the notes on shunryusuzuki.com. I think maybe it's Mike Dixon. Will ask. - DC

Yes it's Mike Dixon. And don't know who the kid is.


 

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, What to Do When You're Running Out of Time - posted in Climate Change - thanks Taigen

 

Rebecca Solnit dot net


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1988 Wind Bell volume 22, 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 # 74 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Putting more hours into current cuke project of getting the early Shunryu Suzuki lecture transcripts ready to include in the archive and feature one by one here on cuke. This is not the early Los Altos transcripts which are already on cuke and shunryusuzuki.com. It's all the ones that existed before the verbatim project at around the turn of the century and were used in making the verbatim lectures checked against the audio and then forgotten - except in cases where the audio was lost in which case they were gone over and named unverbatim. The verbatims and unverbatims are all featured on shunryusuzuki.com. There are some of those early ones on the cuke lecture page from posts way back, but most have been in storage and it's time they were recognized again. Will start featuring them when done with featuring the Suzuki lectures from the Windbells which are another batch of early transcripts. So that's one thing that's happening at cuke industries these days. - DC - posted on What We're Doing

cuke lecture page and shunryusuzuki.com


Continuing from yesterday, Seth also noted that women here still can be seen carrying large loads on their heads - departing the market or just going down a sidewalk. Also - families on motorbikes like yesterday a daddy driving with mommy behind with baby and daughter behind her. - posted in Saunters


9-26-14 - Click to enlarge today's photo - SRC0151 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

(cuke photos page)

 

 


Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 24 - 1987

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Common Misconceptions about Global Warming - from IFL Science {I Fuckin Love Science] - Thanks Seth Eppes - posted in Climate Change


Katrinka's son Seth leaving today after two weeks climbed Mt. Agung (not easy), loved the surfing, body-boarding, snorkeling (especially in Lombongan), loved how friendly and polite the people were, noticed the beautiful beach accented by the shiny, fit people from the personal trainers conference, empty restaurants that somehow stay open, the dense traffic flows well close together crossing passing etc harmonious where in America that density in such small an infrastructure would have jams and gunfights, says venders would do better if they didn't hassle people as much, some could make a good living selling beach sun chairs in a vender free zone, wonders why there are so few sea birds. - Saunters


9-25-14 - RIP Rudy Hurwich and condolences to his daughter Lynn.


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1987 Wind Bell volume 21, 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 # 73 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


The Rehearsal Room - Ran into Richard and a friend of his in line at a store and turned them on to Warung Kayu Api where they invited us out and then we turned them on to a driver we like whom they were quite pleased with, commenting on what a good driver he is. We agree, but to me that's the norm around here. It's also the norm for bule or foreigners to get stopped if they're driving a car or motorbike as mentioned several times before. Yesterday Seth was going surfing with Scott who got pulled over by a cop for stopping at a red light before turning left - they don't stop here. Cop wanted a million rupia ($84) but settled for 200,000 cause that's all they had. Scott called it getting a DWW - driving while white. - posted in Saunters


9-24-14 - Donn Deangelo's Montage of his Shunryu Suzuki photo with the Heart Sutra

 

 

 

 


Brian Victoria's War on Zen - an article by Brian Victoria in Sweeping Zen.

Brian Victoria cuke page


I'm not a soda drinker but found it interesting to hear that some soda drinkers here preferred the Cokes here to those in the US because in the US they use corn syrup and here it's sugar. And then the conversation went to how diet drinks are far worse than sugar sodas - cause more weight gain and diabetes.  We drink fruit juice here with no sugar both fresh and packaged and the latter, even though it's all natural isn't supposed to be that good an idea. Mainly eating the whole fruit is the thing to do. Plenty of that around here. - posted in Saunters


9-23-14 - Larry Cooper's film Tassajara 1968 now at shunryusuzuki.com in low resolution (thanks Peter Ford) for easier loading in addition to the bigger file that was there. Check it out at this link or at the site's video page.

 

And here's Larry's original note about the film on the cuke video page - followed by a bit written on it when it was first uploaded.

 


 

Click to enlarge today's photo - SRC0002 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

(cuke photos page)

 

photo by Rowena Kryder. And please remember Visionary Artist Rowena needs our help -  

Rowena Pattee Kryder page

 

 


Michael Katz at the New York City Climate March two days ago with his sister Carol, and SFZC alum Dian Woodner ran into David Zimmerman, Linda Ruth Cutts and Steve Weintraub and his sister, Teah Strozer, Susan O'Connell, and

lively folk from Brooklyn ZC. The Buddhists were crushed together in one place, creating their own warmth and humidity. In typical fashion I didn't stay in one spot, wandered around with Dian and Carol, saw the wonderful Bread and Puppet floats and other great sights and sounds. One thing I'll say New Yorkers are incredibly warm and friendly, especially cops. Carol moved a wooden barricade to get through and a cop came over to make sure she didn't get a splinter. A black guy offered me his seat on the train coming in -- I must have crossed a rubicon of dodderyness.

 - posted in cuke Sangha news and linked to from Climate Change


Water rafting today with Katrinka and her son Seth - class three, not scary, lots of fun, and beautiful jungle. Here's the site for the folks who do it. One thing I thought about was how non-authoritarian our raft captain was and same in other endeavors in SE Asia - gentle reminders, no drama, smiles. - Saunters


9-22-14 - Yesterday's climate rallies - BBC

300,000 in NYC - Huff Post

China Co2 levels per captita exceed Europe with India not far behind - BBC

World sets carbon record - Huff Post

Paul Krugman: Saving the Planet ‘Might Be Free’ - NYT & Truth Dig

posted in Climate Change


 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1987 Wind Bell volume 21, 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 # 72 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Looking at a kids book with maps of the provinces and islands of Indonesia.  - posted in dc misc 4


Oops. Forgot to post a photo.

 


9-21-14 - Logistics for today's Climate March in NYC.

 

Say hi for me. - dc

 

posted in Climate Change


L to R - Andrew Atkeison, Michael Stusser, Tozen Akiyama, and Zoshi Takayuki in the Meditation Garden at Stusser's Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary.

 

Tozen on cuke

 

Andrew Atkeison cuke page

 

 

Zoshi is a wood sculptor. - dc

 

 

 

 


Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 22 - 1987

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


It's getting warmer.  - posted in Saunters


9-20-14 - Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1986 Wind Bell volume 20, 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 # 71 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Click to enlarge today's photo - SR00094 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

(cuke photos page)

 


Rowena Kryder bio - books by and about

 

And please remember Visionary Artist Rowena needs our help -  - Rowena Pattee Kryder page


When we were departing Malaysia last time (where we went because we have to leave Indonesia every two months) there was no one else in line so there were two immigration officers to take care of us. I made some comment about us being the only ones there and one of them said that's because all the planes were grounded and none could take off till later that day. I said, "Really?" He said, "No Just kidding," and laughed. I told him he was the only immigration officer from any country that I'd ever heard crack a joke. - posted in Saunters


 

9-19-14 - Sorry I can't make the People's Climate March on September 21st in NYC. Say hi for me. - DC - posted in Climate Change


In memoriam Niels Holm. Two photos by Gregory Johnson just taken in Port Townsend, WA posted on the Niels Holm Memorial Page.

Here's one. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

 

Look for his name on a stone.

 

That's today's photo.


Talking to old-timers here and people who've lived in third world countries there are those who contend not only that people were happier before progress, but that they were wealthier. Our driver Ketut tells me sometimes how troubled he is. He's got three properties to make payments and build on, three vehicles to keep up, children to educate. Seems to me that the world economic system tends to emphasize short term profit for investors and maximum growth rather than emphasizing the welfare and happiness of human beings or even the survival of the human race. - posted in Saunters


9-18-14 - From the SFZC - Everyday Enlightenment: Shunryu Suzuki’s Expression of Zen Practice

led by Abiding Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn


September 30 - December 6

Residential, commuter and online options available

 

 - posted in Ads & Announcements

 


Click to enlarge today's photo - SR0175 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

 

(cuke photos page)

 


 

Heard some good paranormal stories. -  in Saunters

 


9-17-14 -

 

Click to enlarge today's photo - SR0151 in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive - with notes.

 

(cuke photos page)

 


 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1986 Wind Bell volume 20, 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 # 70 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

Tennis report  - in Saunters


 

9-16-14 - Having won the International Warren Harding Award for Most Boring Website Presentation for cuke.com every year for over a decade, we've decided to start including a thumbnail photo with each day's post (Click on it to enlarge). Info presented with photos works better on websites. Research has shown that info with a photo is remembered better - even if the photo is unrelated. Haven't done this because 1 - It takes time, 2 - it makes the file bigger and shower to load 3 - Didn't care - just want to keep uploading stuff without any standards. But the vote of the steering committee is to try to be more appealing. Dog photos would probably work best, but we have all these low res photos of Shunryu Suzuki so we'll go through them. This photo with notes is here higher res as SR0001 at shunryusuzuki.com. - DC - Posting this note on the cuke photos page but not the following photo thumbnail posts.


Here's a more accurate version of Shunryu Suzuki lecture #12 on the Lotus Sutra from the fall of 1968. Lecture name 68-10-00-K surely given later on in November but most of these lectures weren't dated so they were named that way a while back. This will be added to shunryusuzuki.com where the link to that lecture is this. A text file of this PDF should replace the existing work in progress. Not going to do that now though because Peter Ford who manages the site is being inundated by me with emails about a transcript project we're involved with.

Don't know why this transcript by the meticulous Brian Fikes is not in the transcript archive. I found it about a year ago comparing old transcript collections from the SFZC with what we've got now and included it in a group to be scanned. There still might be some others that haven't made it to the current so called complete archive. When I get back to the States I plan to see that all those old transcripts are carefully checked again to make sure there's not some other transcripts that could be added - among tons of other archive stuff to go through in storage. - DC - posting this in the cuke Suzuki lecture section.


Two marriages. - in Saunters - 2013-14 trip notes


9-15-14 - There will be a viewing of Rowena Pattee Kryder's art later this month in Pipersville, Pennsylvania, USA. Here's the invite.

And please remember Visionary Artist Rowena needs our help -  - Rowena Pattee Kryder page

And Rowena's situation makes me think of the Zen Aluminati - not forgetting those among us who are old, sick, lonely, forgotten.


The Zen of “The Zen of Steve Jobs” - Adding yet another to the on the Kobun page in the Kobun-Jobs-Zen area


On transport, posh mall, and recycling. - in Saunters


A review 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.

Zeleski in Publisher's Weekly - light scan, good review

Thank You and OK! home page


9-14-14 - Weird - Had today's cuke all ready to load but was so caught up in working with the Suzuki transcripts forgot about it so what was for this day will be for the next. - dc


9-13-14 - Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 21 - 1986

from Ananda Claude Dalenberg's  Newsletters

in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really? - Most interesting from Steve Silberman, but the Tassajara connection doesn't ring a bell. If you have any memories of this please write. - posted that a couple of years ago (2-15-12). Adding it to the on the Kobun page in the Kobun-Jobs-Zen area.


A good article on global warming from the Houston Chron - posted in Climate Change

Incidentally, my 2nd cousin is about to become governor there. - DC - posted in dc misc 4


We don't worry about things getting stolen here like some countries. It can happen though.  - more in Saunters


 

9-12-14 - Mayumi Oda Book Signing and Fundraiser for PZI (Pacific Zen Institute) September 29 in Oakland

 - posted in Ads & Announcements


 

John Sheehy (who's researching Reed/Zen/Lloyd Renolds) wrote after reading yesterday's post from Gregory MacNaughton on Kobun Chino and Steve Jobs and DC's piece on Kobun - some interesting stuff here. - dc

 

Read it on the Kobun page in the Kobun-Jobs-Zen area

 


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1985 Wind Bell volume 19, 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 # 69 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

balloonsHappy Birthday to my sister Susan. I hope that the very expensive gift I shipped to you arrives today. - Your loving brother D.

 

 

 

 

 


Another Bali film from 1932. Dua Gadis Bali tempo dulu [Two girls of the old days]

 - posted in Saunters


9-11-14 - Posting better versions of her famous to us photo of Shunryu Suzuki taken by Rowena (Leary) Pattee Kryder - The original color and an uncropped black and white. Posting on the Photos page at the bottom. wrote about - it can be downloaded from shunryusuzuki.com photo section in low or hi res. It's SRC0001 or in BnW as SR0063. Including the story below of Layla and Jim Bockhorst saw it when visiting Rowena and persuaded her to let the SFZC use it.

And please remember Visionary Artist Rowena needs our help - One of Suzuki Roshi's early students, Rowena (Leary) Pattee Kryder  is in poor health and reaching out for assistance, both financial and help in finding an assisted living facility. - thanks John Sheehy - Rowena Pattee Kryder page

 


The Zen of Steve Jobs, Kobun Chino Otogawa and Japan - thanks Gregory MacNaughton who sent it as part of a discussion with Reed Zen alumni. DC responded: I don't know about Jobs sitting at the SFZC zendo, rather the Los Altos zendo. All I know about Jobs and Tassajara is that Kobun brought him there one day to show it to him. I mention more about Jobs and Kobun in a piece I wrote that's at the top of the Kobun page. If anyone knows more, please let me know.

Kobun Chino cuke page


 

Was reminded in the Bali Advertiser today how good the weather is here. It's been perfect for months. Going to get a little hot now but never too hot for too long I hear. I didn't expect it to be so good. An American who's been here since the seventies said this is an unusually cool dry season. They don't say winter and other seasons here - just wet and dry.

 

Another plus is being able to swim every day which I do quickly in ten laps after yoga in the hotel pool next door which we can use. And a real plus is not experiencing the excess of chlorine we get in the States due, I'm sure, to overzealous health departments. No eye burn or even irritating odor - just enough to keep it clear. And then there's the ocean which is always just right.

 

But I spend a lot more time at this computer than anything else. Just did days of maintenance. Nice place to do it though.  - posted in Saunters

 


Remembering those who died in Manhattan on 9-11-2001 and how our government ignored the sympathy of the world instead deciding to fan the flames of Jihad. - dc  - posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events

 


9-10-14 - Brian Victoria: The "Non-self" as a Killer - an addenda in Sweeping Zen to his two part Zen Masters on the Battlefield featured herein earlier.

Brian Victoria cuke page


A review 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.

Spokane Spokesman

Thank You and OK! home page


Birds in trouble -  posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


One product Katrinka has noticed in Asian countries is all the skin lighteners, whitening creams, in the pharmacies and health and beauty emporiums. Many dark women from Asia want to be lighter and many light women from the West want to be darker.  - posted in Saunters


9-09-14 - Joel Weishaus on meeting Soen Nakagawa

from Soen Nakagawa Roshi dot com - Remembering Soen Nakagawa Roshi

Joel Weishaus cuke page


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1985 Wind Bell volume 19, 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 # 68 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Greenhouse Gas rate accelerating - posted in Climate Change


A note from Katrinka to DC sister Susan who just returned to US from visiting us.

  - posted in Saunters


9-08-14 - Lew Richmond writes:

I have been invited by the new online magazine ContemplativeJournal.com to lead a 4-week online class on Aging as a Spiritual Practice during October 2014.  The class will run for 4 weeks, will be fully interactive, with opportunity for realtime discussion. In each class I will give a talk on a topic from my book, teach a contemplative exercise from the book (or a new one), and have Q & A and open discussion.  The class will be recorded so people who missed it can tune in any time.  There will also be weekly readings written especially for the class, a blog-type discussion forum, and other features.  I am excited about this opportunity to teach Aging as a Spiritual Practice more widely in this way.  For information or to register click here:

Aging as a Spiritual Practice Online Class 

 

Lew Richmond cuke page


 

Shunryu Suzuki on paradox - an email and response about whether Suzuki really said that.

 

Subject: Suzuki quote and internet arguing

 

In the course of making this page, realized that a special page - Shunryu Suzuki quotes and excerpts from lectures and memories - would be useful so gathered put this exchange there and added pre-existing links to other related material. Enjoy. - dc


New Galaxy Map Relocates The Milky Way To A Ginormous Supercluster Called Laniakea - Huff Post

 

DC Posted this comment there - more in dc misc 4


Check out this wonderful film by Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead

 

Trance and Dance in Bali - thanks Michael Katz (who worked with Gregory Bateson and brought him to the SFZC where he spent a lot of time and passed on)

  - posted in Saunters


 

9-07-14 - Visionary Artist Rowena needs our help

One of Suzuki Roshi's early students, Rowena (Leary) Pattee Kryder  is in poor health and reaching out for assistance, both financial and help in finding an assisted living facility. - thanks John Sheehy

 

 - posted in Ads & Announcements

 

Rowena Pattee Kryder page

 

Coincidentally, the poor copy of the photo of Shunryu Suzuki that comes up when you click on the link to A Short Talk During Zazen below in the Wind Bell, is the photo that Rowena took that is mentioned on her cuke page.


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1984 Wind Bell volume 18, 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 # 67 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


I'm no good at bargaining. Remember back in 88 in Thailand would walk into store, choose what I wanted, indicate it to Kelly who was 14 then, walk out and let him haggle. I remember saying I was looking for "pants" and creating giggles because that's used for underwear in a lot of places with trousers the English for what we call pants in US. Here in Bali to keep in bartering shape I force myself to insist on a low price say with a driver - and then after they agree, give more, maybe even what they wanted. To get rid of mounting change today I asked if a cashier would give me bills for it which they won't always do and when he did so, left it as the tip. - DC

Today's movie:

Bamboo homes and the Green School - CBS report - thanks Susan

  - posted in Saunters


9-06-14 - Brought the Shunryu Suzuki Index up to date on the right column where Suzuki or Suzuki student or contact related posts from What's New are separately listed. That way someone who wants to see that sort of post history can skip the foreign country observation, bleeding heart liberal, and lizard people posts. Repeating posts like all the Suzuki lectures and Wind Bells and Ananda's newsletters aren't repeated - they're mentioned up top. So zip down it back a few years and see what's been done. - DC

Moved this 9-07-14 to it's own page now linked from that right column so the right column now is empty but for the links to the Suzuki/Suzuki student or contact related history stuff for the last few years.


Starting a page for Steve Frost, a Catholic priest friend and confidant who sent a thought-provoking note on death and consciousness. Need the page to gather past and present links from Steve. - DC


If you liked yesterday's link to the 1944 Bali film, try out the 20s. Wonder why they don't film men? Bali women, incidentally, aren't so available for dating like in Thailand. I hear that if you see an unmarried Indonesian woman and Western man here, it's likely she's from Java or another part of Indonesia. This is a place for the women to date the local men and there is that. That's definitely the way it was 22 years ago. And now since Eat, Pray, Love, I understand the number of available Western women has increased.  - posted in Saunters

 


9-05-14 - Remembering Suzuki Roshi - A talk given by Rev. Edward Brown, Rev. Peter Schneider, and Rev. Les Kaye in honor of the 50th anniversary of Suzuki Roshi's arrival in America, on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at City Center. (from the SFZC site)

- What's with them using the "Rev." ??? I searched the site and don't find that usual. Some people like Myo Lehey use it. It was used along with sensei for Shunryu Suzuki until Alan Watts' letter of 1966 said it wasn't right and that we should use "roshi" for him. Go to that story from Crooked Cucumber on the Alan Watts page.

- posted in Suzuki Stories


A review 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.

Austin Daily Texan review - on the front page of the paper. Penguin publicist had forgotten to include location of booksigning that night. I went into the paper office that day to promote the book and they showed me the review and said they'd tried to find out where the event was but failed. There were still a bunch of people who knew from other sources like my own mass mailing. Am not eager to do that sort of promotion again. I like throwing stuff up here on cuke for whomever stumbles upon it. Like you. - dc

Thank You and OK! home page



Alister Crooke on ISIS part one  and Part Two -  posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events


It's dangerous to generalize and to compare. I just know what I experience and comparing my experience here in Bali now with 22 years ago, everyone seems more sophisticated. Back then a young employee named Ketut would come sit in my lap to talk to me. Employees would nap in the open when there was nothing to do. They'd crowed before the TV to watch a Hindu drama. It's like we're a little more the same now. Maybe the life here is speeding up due to Western influence. Same in other countries around here too. Of course I mainly deal with people who deal with foreigners so that has to be taken into account. But I notice that sort of thing quite a bit.

Bali before the Japanese occupation  - a year before - on Youtube - Even back then the roads looked good. They're pretty good now too.  - posted in Saunters


 

9-04-14 - An intro to Beginner's Mind Zen Center - in Northridge, LA (CA) - teachers Peter and Jane Schneider - from the SFZC Sangha News.

Peter and Jane Schneider cuke page


Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1984 Wind Bell volume 18, 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 # 66 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


Open mike at Annapurna in Sanur with buffet pay what you want. We've eaten there a number of times recently. They call it soul food but that's Bali soul food, not US. High quality eats and music. Cool people. Here's their Facebook page.

Talked with a Swede there last night who does some import export. He mentioned getting about four thousand dollars worth of something shipped to Bali. It was late so he went to the port at Surabaya about 400 kilometers away. The first person he asked about it said that it would be hard to find. He kept getting answers like that so he talked to the dock captain who said he remembered that shipment and that the Swede could have it for a 100 million rupiahs (about twice what it cost). He gave up, said you have to go through a local company that will guarantee - that shipping a container on your own is not a good idea. He said they see it as a gift. Wherever you are, gotta learn the rules of the road.

- posted in Saunters


 

9-03-14 -- Jeri Marlowe sent a copy of a letter she received from her brother-in-law, Alan Marlowe, back in 1972. That letter is now posted near the bottom of this new cuke page created for Alan with links to other entries.


Cloud Hidden Friends Issue 20 - 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


 

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies -  posted in Engaged Buddhism/Current Events

 


We're back in Bali with new visas so we can stay here for sixty days - with a pesky renewal after thirty. Just more ways for them to squeeze money out of us. When you arrive you have to pay $35 (just up from 25) entrance fee - that's in US dollars. It's hard to get the thirty day renewal for less than $60 and not worth the trouble usually to try to save on that. Our Aussie friend Rosemary went to East Timor cause she has in-laws there and immigration there wanted a US dollar entrance fee and she had none but they had an ATM that had them and it ate her card. It took her the rest of the day to get in. Monday in KL (Kuala Lumpur) we went to high tea at a woman' house. She was giving an air conditioner to the school where we stay. The couple who run the school and their kids were there as was Wai who started the school and her young son. I wish I could describe the treats. Mainly Chinese but some Malay and rose apple slices from Australia that were so sweet and fragrant. And no tea - water and fruit juice. Yum. - posted in Saunters

 


9-02-14 - Brian Victoria page on The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. Check out the top piece - Zen Masters on the Battlefield (Part II).

 

Brian Victoria cuke page

 

 

 


 

Shunryu Suzuki lecture from the 1983 Wind Bell volume 17, 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 # 65 of 110 selections (approximately). - in 2013 Scans from Cuke Archives


 

There is much variety of dress for Muslim women from casual with no indication they're Muslim to full burka which I've only seen in airports a few times. What's the difference between a hijab, niqab and burka? - BBC. One thing I do notice is the contrast when a woman in Muslim swim wear which covers most of the body and a man in swim trunks are on the beach and in the water, frequently with children, a baby. And then there's a scene like seen at Bali airport two women covered but for the eyes in beautiful attire, both the same, light brown with dark brown accents, with two men in tee shirts and Bermuda shorts. - posted in Saunters


 

Dr. Falota has spent nine years working on a site on Chinese medicine. No links yet but a neat home page. He's an old cukester who's spent years in China.


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 110 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 110 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 corroborated. 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 110 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 110 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 110 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 110 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 110 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 110 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 110 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 110 selections (approximately). Just recounted and now I think it's 110. - 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)

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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 & Announcements


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