At Suzuki Roshi’s Funeral


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In this seven minute audio clip, Sam Bercholz describes the events surrounding Roshi’s funeral, including Rinpoche’s comments about appointing a dharma heir, and the coming of the future buddha, Maitreya.

Suzuki Roshi died on December 4, 1971, less than a year and a half after he and Trungpa Rinpoche met.

This clip is excerpted from a longer conversation, recorded in 2004, in Boston. Other voices heard on the recording belong to Hazel Bercholz and Walter Fordham.


Featured Sam’s audio about CTR at SR funeral from CTR Chron today on in What’s New and will do so tomorrow with Sam and Hazel’s memories of CTR meeting SR.

How about transcripts?

Love to all.
David Chadwick


Thanks David. Nice to be included on Cuke.

Theme music: Balinese Monkey Chants. Chogyam Trungpa very much enjoyed these traditional Balinese chants. They were sometimes used to wake up participants at Magyal Pomra Encampment.