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

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

 Kazuaki Tanahashi

Brush Mind - Kaz's web site

On Kaz - from Brush Mind

Cuke Interview with Kaz

Meeting with an ordinary monk (Kaz story on Shunryu Suzuki)

Kaz in Wikipedia - good bibleography

 A World Without Armies 8-06-07 report

Kaz and Mayumi Oda also had a project called Plutonium Free Future with an office in Berkeley that was mainly, I think, focused on trying to stop a fast breeder reactor nuclear power plant from opening in Japan and stopping the fuel being sent from France. I donated a little tiny bit of time to their efforts. - dc

50 years of work brings age-old wisdom to West by Don Lattin - more below on this article, the book and 10-2010 event it focuses on.


10-30-10 - 50 years of work brings age-old wisdom to West by Don Lattin, Special to The Chronicle, an article on Kazuaki Tanahashi. The recent publication of Kaz's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo is one focus of this interview/article. Latin writes:

At Tanahashi's side was a freshly published, two-volume, 1,171-page translation of Dogen's masterwork, "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye" - the culmination of his 50-year collaboration with Japanese scholars and some of the Zen Center's best and brightest American teachers. Tanahashi has spent his entire adult life putting together this profound and poetic rendering - the complete works of one of Buddhism's most important teachers.

The publication of this great work is also the focus of the SFZC sponsored Zen Translation Forum called "Lost and Found in Translation" over the weekend of Novemeber 6-7.


2-8-12 - Online review by Jesús Ángel García of Kaz Tanahashi's Shobogenzo translation and Dogen Lost and Found in Translation conference (with photos) about the release of the complete collection. Got this link with a request from him for entry to the gate of shunryusuzuki.com so am linking to his article and sending him the username and password as I do to anyone who so requests. - dc


3-27-14 - A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life - by Mitsu Suzuki, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi, translated by Kate McCandless, introduction by Norman Fischer.

Amazon link

SFZC event: A White Tea Bowl: A Book Event Celebrating Mitsu Suzuki Sensei’s 100th Birthday


Kaz did the cover art for Zen Is Right Here.

 

 

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Kaz on Facebook



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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