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

Lew Richmond

cuke interview with Lew Richmond


Remembering a Man of Wisdom by Lewis Richmond, an article about Shunryu Suzuki published in 1996 in Interbeing Magazine.

Authentic Life - an interview with Lew from June 2010 issue of Tricycle. Here are a couple of brief excerpts from that interview where Lew says some things about Suzuki Roshi's teaching and intention. Here are three photos of Lew from that interview.

Lewis Richmond dot com -,

Living and Aging as a Spiritual Practice

The Vimala Sangha - his Mill Valley, CA, Zen group

Books by Lew Richmond cuke page - Lew's site's page on books

Music by Lew Richmond

Lew Richmond on Huffington Post - links to articles Lew has posted on Huff Post

3-02-14 - The Essence of Meditation with Lewis Richmond

- Interactive online course

- March 10th through April 4th, 2014

8-21-13 - Lew Richmond on PBS Lew on Religion and Ethics show 

Religion and Ethics extended interview 

3-17-13 - Lew Richmond on Huff post on emptiness

"Emptiness" is also the term that my own teacher Shunryu Suzuki used, though he usually added context. Once, speaking of emptiness he said, "I do not mean voidness. There is something, but that something is something which is always prepared for taking some particular form." Another time, speaking of the feeling tone of emptiness, he said, "Emptiness is like being at your mother's bosom and she will take care of you."

Lewis is also active on Tricycle magazine's online community site.

on Facebook and Twitter.

Lew Richmond played an important role in getting Shunryu Suzuki disciples' meetings going.

His support for this work to preserve the legacy of Shunryu Suzuki has also been crucial at times.

7 Practices That Restored My Buddhist Faith - Lew Richmond in Huff Post. Also am saving this in Reflections in case it disappears from Huff Post.

1-14-12 - Events page from Lew Richmond's web site, mainly readings for his new book, Aging as a spiritual practice.

2-24-12 - Shunryu Suzuki on precepts - 23rd lecture excerpt.

An Evening with Sylvia Boorstein and Lew Richmond

Skip the Oscars and go to Spirit Rock in Marin County, CA Sunday, February 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Subject: Lew's new book, Aging as a Spiritual Practice

Go to page for this event at Spirit Rock site

what's new this year

There's a lot of old material that's as good as new if you haven't read it. -DC

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