Tensho David Schneider
Cuke Interview with David Schneider by DC done after seminar mentioned next.
David Schneider came to Johanneshof mid July, 2016 for a two day seminar on lay and monk practice he and Richard Baker did. It was hosted by the DBU (German Buddhist Union). --------------------- See photos here at cuke blog.
Statement of support for Cuke Archives is on the Dana 2020 page
--------cuke Reed College page
has a new book out - Goods: Short Stories -
Linked, fictional, short stories, set in Zen centers and Tibetan vajrayana meditation communities. What happens when Westerners—young, earnest, often amorous women and men—set out on the Buddhist spiritual path? What happens when scores of them end up living together in the same building or neighborhood for meditation? In these uncensored tales of the practice world, such seekers often have to make it up as they go, integrating classical wisdom with modern reality. This includes their own playful or unruly energies. Guided by (mostly) Asian teachers, they do what they can to faithfully live the tradition, learn about themselves, and about one another. What results is a comedy of manners.
Goods is a Cuke Press-DE book - DE stands for Germany
In Close Proximity—Part Two - Excerpts from Side Effect
20-03-02 - The Garbageman and the Goddess
20-01-15 - Message to the Shambhala Community
Sending and Taking - a cautionary New Years tale
19-11-20 - No Good Dead Goes Unpublished - in Tricycle - The name of the file for this article in Tricycle is "david-schneider-gay" - that makes it perfect.
19-02-03 - Dwelling Place of Our Ancestors
Schneider's Crooked Cucumber review in Shambhala Sun
David Schneider's note to DC with a few corrections and comments on cuke interview with Philip Whalen
Books by David Schneider
Crowded by Beauty: the Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
Philip's cuke page with tons of links
-------post on cuke blog on Crowded - 8-05-15
Tricycle mag review of Crowded by Andrew Schelling - put a note in the comments of that review that Richard Baker resigned, SFZC board didn't vote him out.
-------You can download a chapter at Coyotes Journal.
-----David's spring 2016 Bay Area reading schedule of Crowded by Beauty
Brian Unger's review of Crowded by Beauty on Jacket 2, the avant-garde literary magazine published by the University of Pennsylvania
Trungpa, Chogyam, The Teacup and the Skullcup: Chögyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantra, Vajradhatu Publications, 2007.2015 edition with another subtitle: Where Zen and Tantra Meet - Amazon link
--------Introduction to The Teacup and the Skullcup
See letter from co-editor, David Schneider.
----------Trungpa Rinpoche and Zen
1993 Shambhala cover
2000 Da Capo Press cover
David is co-editor with Kazuaki Tanahashi of Essential Zen - his name is on the cover with Kaz, but wherever you see the book listed, only Kaz's name is used.
About David Schneider
Born in 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky, David Schneider was the first child
of Marc, a Jew and engineer and Georgia, his southern Baptist sociologist
mother. David rapidly acquired three sisters, the rudiments of a standard
boomer education, and a bi-religious, Southern upbringing, involving.
Saturday School and Sunday School. He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA .
David dropped out of Reed College to move into Zen Center. He took up studies under Richard Baker Roshi, and in 1977, he received ordination as unsui or "cloud-water person." He did many academic and practical jobs as part of community life there, which ran from 1972-85. The 1983 scandal at SF Zen Center led to the departure of Baker Roshi. In 1984, in the formal shuso ceremony, David was ordained as a head monk at the Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco.
In 1985 David was formally accepted by Trungpa Rinpoche as a student. He attended Vajradhatu Seminary in 1986 and staffed Seminary again in 1988.
David wrote Street Zen, a biography of Issan Dorsey, published in 1993 by Shambhala Publications, and again in 2000 by Marlowe. Street Zen won several prizes, included "Best Buddhist Book of the Year" in 1993. In 1994 he co-edited with Kazuaki Tanahashi a collection of zen stories, titled Essential Zen.
In 1995, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed David Director of Shambhala Europe by, a position he held until 2003. David now works for Vajradhatu Publications Europe; he continues as well to pursue writing projects - currently, a biography of Beat poet and zen master Zenshin Philip Whalen - as well as calligraphy exhibitions. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed David to the post of acharya in 1996.
3-22-14 - Shambhala Center Presents Book Reading by David Schneider on Philip Whalen
Crowded by Beauty, The Poetry of Zen Monk Philip Whalen
at the Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Relevant links on Philip Whalen cuke page
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