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.
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.
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.