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People in, a hub of sorts - started 4-13-11

People Index or link pages - for more people, see Interviews, Brief Memories, Suzuki Stories, LinksComments, CukeSanghaNews, and a few other places for some stragglers.

Edward Brown

Cuke Podcasts with Edward 🔊 🔊

Click here for Shunryu Suzuki Photo Archive images and links to all pages on .

Edward's Peaceful Sea Sangha - listen to his lectures there

Statement of support for Cuke Archives is on the Dana 2020 page


New Book April 2019 - The Most Important Point: Zen Teachings of Edward Espe Brown

Books by Edward Espe Brown

Wikipedia page for Edward Brown

Read Ed's stories about Tassajara and Shunryu Suzuki from Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings: Recipes and Reflections.

1984 - Letter to the SFZC with memories of Suzuki

Edward Brown on his shaking and Suzuki

Edwards' Brief Memories of Shunryu Suzuki

Edward Brown on Charlotte and Charles in an interview of Joyful Dharma of the Source - also here on cuke

October 2018 - Edward Brown barred from teaching at SFZC

Edward is seeking help in buying a practice center - October 2018 -UPDATED with decision not to buy.

1-10-17 - Edward invites your participation in a ceremony for Inauguration Day, to invoke Principles and Alignment into the Day.

10-09-18 - Edward Brown's No Recipe: Cooking as a Spiritual Practice - that's Edward - wingin it this way and that like a bird with a chef's hat.

“[An] illuminating guide. Brown presents cooking as a refreshing celebration of the mundane—an act he feels is at the heart of understanding the sacred and a valuable means of enlarging one’s spirituality…[NO RECIPE’s] down-to-earth wisdom, generous spirit, and exuberant encouragement simply to cook will appeal to all readers who enjoy cooking.”

Publishers Weekly

By it at Amazon etc or on the webstore at Edward Browns Peaceful Sea Sangha

2-20-14 - By All Means by Edward Espe Brown, illustrated by Margot Koch, with a painting by John Simpkins --Missing Links Press, San Francisco (112 pages)

Review by Catherine Gammon on

Publisher's Flyer PDF

To order, send a check for $20 plus $6 shipping/handling (California residents please add $1.80 sales tax) to Edward Espe Brown, 75 Sequoia Road, Fairfax, CA 94930.  Please include a note that it is for the book.  Alternatively, you may pay using the PayPal button on the Audio Dharma page.

1-08-14 - Rules to Live By - by Edward Brown, published in Buddhadharma last fall.

Ed Brown's tribute to the Jack Elias' Finding True Magic

9-05-14 - Remembering Suzuki Roshi - A talk given by Edward Brown, Peter Schneider, and 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)

And the movie - How to Cook Your Life.

Edward Brown sends a spring 2011 note

Interview with Edward on the Global Intelligencer

Ed Brown: Confessions of an Angry Zen Chef - from Slashfood

Another Interview with Edward Brown - on How to Cook Your Life

Correspondence with Edward's brother Dwite