Zen Is Right Now

This will be where folks going to <cuke.com/zirn> land. ZIRN is an acronym for Zen Is Right Now: More Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki which was released by Shambhala Publications on July 13, 2021. It's a sequel to Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki. From this page one will be able to access more material related to those two books. One may check out the first book at the ZIRH section.

Zen Is Right Now on Shambhala

at local indie bookstore | on Amazon - hardcover

Zen Is Right Now - Browse Inside (preview)

Zen Is Right Here on Shambhala - new hardcover - prior paperback

the new hard cover - at local indie bookstore | on Amazon

Kindle ebook - ZIRN --- ZIRH

Audiobook - ZIRN --- ZIRH

San Francisco Zen Center Bookstore

Introduction to Shine One Corner of the World (the original name of Zen Is Right Here)


Outtakes from Zen Is Right Now



Publisher's Weekly

Spirituality and Practice


The Tattooed Buddha


Watkins Mind Body Spirit featured Zen Is Right Now, and also mentioned Zen Is Right Here, in the New Books section of their Summer issue.


DC Amazon.com Review (I took this off since I learned authors shouldn't write reviews of their own books).

Reviewed on July 15, 2021



Errata - In the introduction to ZIRN, I wrote that the original version of ZIRH came out a year after Crooked Cucumber. Nope - it came out two years after it. Right in the first sentence. What was I thinking? Or not thinking.

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