Right up to his illness I sent him regular brief reports and Ccs of key interactions.His personal monthly financial contribution was also significant. - dc - posted in Saunters Some photos from our trip to the Jimbaran fish market taken last February. I got one off the web yesterday because Grahame's didn't show the scale of the place.He called me right after becoming abbot in February of 2007 to offer his support and set up a meeting.After a half year of this work being regarded as an abbot's project, he came to agree with me that it's best for the cuke archives etc to be independent of any connection to the SFZC other than as a no strings contribution - as this work always has been. was in no small way an outcome of his persistent encouragement and support.- posted in Saunters 12-19-14 - What do you mean by making your best effort on each instant? As for the photo, that's Ryogen Yoshimura, Jean Ross, Shunryu Suzuki, Dan Welch, Peter Schneider at Tassajara around 1970.That's Dainin Katagiri in front follow by Shunryu Suzuki and then Togen Sumi I think, bishop of Soto Zen in US (for Japanese Americans) and priest of Zenshuji in LA. 12-17-14 - Today's excerpt from a Shunryu Suzuki lecture - Shunryu Suzuki tells a story about Ian Kishizawa, Suzuki's second teacher.I thought that a lot of Cleveland's back problems might come from sitting in chairs and being overweight and wondered how other cultures like natives who can squat all day would compare. His Amazon Bio and curriculum vitae neither of which mention some details that would be interesting to cuke readers. and this errata: Padwa not Padua as I kept writing it. In the Acknowledgments under Sources the name of David Padwa was misspelled as David Padua. Also in the Fall 67 Wind Bell the same list repeats this error. The six Lotus Sutra lectures from February of 1968, sources for yesterday and today's excerpts, were included in the archive by DC in 2012 and only now getting to fixing some glitches in scanning and OCR and a few corrections here and there. - DC Went to a birthday party for a Javanese friend today and after we sang my least favorite song, Happy Birthday to You, learned the beginning of what they sing in Indonesian.Could only remember the first line when I repeated it to Nyoman driver who sang it for me then stopped and said he forgot the rest.
12-30-14 - Remembering Myogen Steve Stuckey - That's a link to the SFZC memorial page for Steve and announcement of a memorial ceremony tonight and tomorrow for him.
- posted in Saunters Today's excerpt from a Shunryu Suzuki lecture.
Hint: It's at the point he realizes how much it's boring his audience. Tea as good as and in ways better than water says new study - BBC Health - Couldn't count all the times people have told me I had to drink water to hydrate, that tea didn't count.
Bali Bill drew me a map to where there are a number of Chinese herb shops. Walks in, says "hati" for liver or whatever and a short eighty year old woman gives him a mix of herbs that costs a few bucks.
- posted in Saunters Photo is some sort of procession with a lot of older women from Sokoji I guess or the Japanese-American community anyway.