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Comments on the Introduction to Crooked Cucumber - after some Bali Ramblings

Comments on the Introduction to Crooked Cucumber - after some Bali Ramblings

April 14, 2020

Comments on the Introduction to Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - after some Bali ramblings, or local news and ruminations. Opening and introductory words first of course. Bali ramblings begin at 4:53. Zen stuff begins at 18:22 with a phone conversation with Sojun Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center in CA. We get into the book at 26:46 with a brief reading through the front matter followed by comments on the cover, front matter, and introduction which takes a little over an hour followed by the soothing closing words and music. 

 

 

Introduction to Crooked Cucumber with some news from home here in Bali.

Introduction to Crooked Cucumber with some news from home here in Bali.

April 8, 2020

The Introduction to Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki with some news from home here in Bali. The Bali news and ramblings comes first. The introduction to the book starts at 25:00. 

 

May All Beings Be Happy

May All Beings Be Happy

April 1, 2020

Introduction to Cuke Audio, Cuke Archives to

5:10 - the background story for the lecture that was used for the epilogue of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, read the opening, and then play Shunryu Suzuki's voice as he said it.

12:04 - Deep bell from Eiheiji monastery

12:39 - A message from DC about Cuke Archives

18:08 - What is a saeculum

20:50 - A dream

22:42 - Life in Bali. On Nyepi, 24 hours when Bali goes silent and dark - which leads to a fall in the dark and a Nyepi bloodbath.

 

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