Shunryu Suzuki Inside the Gate
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Shunryu Suzuki Lecture Search Form
find links to transcripts, edited versions, audio and video files.

and introducing the  Mnemotrix© Search as an option

Compact List - .all material presented on in a chart

Transcripts default to the verbatim versions - our modified and updated version with many corrections made, especially in early 2015. Many edited versions also available herein.

 10-03-15 - New Additions to the Shunryu Suzuki Audio archive

We have added 217 re-digitized audio files to the archive. They've all had sound work to reduce the background noise and bring out the voice. In most cases the quality of the audio has been improved. Where possible files that were previously split into two or more parts have been combined into one file. A lot of sections that were not Suzuki speaking have been cut. The files are identified as "audio-2015" on "More Files" pages of Shunryu Suzuki dot com. Read more.

All Shunryu Suzuki lectures, lecture notes, and comments from the San Francisco Zen Center's Wind Bell publication - edited (1962-2012) scanned and presented here on cuke.com as PDF images with OCR (optical character recognition).

There are now 143 suggested edited versions of the verbatim transcripts for those who want an alternative to the raw material indicated in the New Search Form and Compact List. Read more on this.

The Compact List is a chart but here's another chart on transcripts found herein color coded and with more complete info with those with verbatim versions listed first.

Shunryu Suzuki moving image
FILM to VIDEO Section

9-30-15 - Lots new happening in the video section linked to Youtube cuke video.

10-21-15 - Branches of the Sandokai - Suzuki's lecture audio synched with black and white 1970 silent film from Tassajara.

Archive of 438 Shunryu Suzuki photos
If you know who any of the people are in the photos, please leave a note. Thanks. - dc

Also see photo gallery on cuke.com

SR photo archive guide (This info has been entered under each photo in the archive.) - SR photo archive guide - intro

Work in Progress and Recent Work done with Shunryu Suzuki lectures since 2012

Creative Commons License Shunryu Suzuki Dharma Talks are  licensed by the SFZC under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.


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This website is the unadulterated Shunryu Suzuki archive - the lecture transcripts and audio and video and photos

DC's other Zen sites:
cuke.com - oral, written history etc
zmbm.net - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
and there's more than that.

Here's a chart for the lectures that were used to make ZMBM with links to the earliest barely edited versions

For more on Shunryu Suzuki lectures go to SFZC SS Dharma Talks - presented better than on this site but there are 150 more lecture, comment, interview here.

Also there's the lecture link on cuke.com and the Shunryu Suzuki Index on cuke.com, the website started in 1998 for the bio, Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki. That page has links to books by and about him, a summary of his life, interviews with Students, and much more. Enjoy. - David Chadwick

This site has been greatly improved and managed by Peter Ford for a few years. - DC, 2014

An Appeal for Funding the Crooked Cucumber Archives Created and Sent out by Rachel Boughton and John Tarrant of the Pacific Zen Institute on April 11, 2012.

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