New from David Chadwick

In case you don't know, David is the author of Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki — (a great read!), and the mastermind behind the — a wonderful site dedicated to Suzuki Roshi.

Fall, 1967: Oldest Group Photo at Tassajara; by Minoru Aoki (view with names)

Dear Shambhala friends,

You and we are continuing the practice kindly brought to us by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. I wanted to share with you two links to the new creations of Cuke Archives.

Cuke Archives 2020 Presentation  — a fairly concise account in five short pages with a message, goals, statements of Support, overview, and who we are. Neat old photos too.

Cuke Audio Podcast  – Just getting started. Four episodes are up, working on more.

May all beings be happy, healthy, free from harm, love life, and awaken – and that includes you.

David Chadwick

David Chadwick arrived at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1966. He wrote a biography of Suzuki Roshi called Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki, published in 1999. is a website started for that book which grew into a sprawling oral/written history of Suzuki and those whose paths crossed his. Cuke Archives is a name often used for the overall work. is Cuke Archive’s site for the most complete collection of his lecture transcripts, audio, videos, and photos. There are other books and more to say but it’s all at Suzuki Roshi ordained David Chadwick as a priest before his death in 1971.