Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki


  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
  • David Chadwick
  • English
  • 17 November 2017
  • 0767901053

10 thoughts on “Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

  1. WILLIAM2 WILLIAM2 says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBII ve just read 400 pages about a Buddhist monk The subject matter seems like a snoozer, yet I was riveted I had read two of Suzuki s dharma books, which reveal something of his kind personality, but this biography which surveys his long training as a monk in Japan and his subsequent removal with his wife and son to America is a pleasure and a heartbreak.American Zen has the advantage of not being weighed down by 15 centuries of tradition such as Suzuki Shunryu Suzuki went through in pre WW2 Ja I ve just read 400 pages about a Buddhist monk The subject matter seems like a snoozer, yet I was riveted I had read two of Suzuki s dharma books, which reveal something of his kind personality, but this biography which surveys his long training as a monk in Japan and his subsequent removal with his wife and son to Ame


  2. Max Max says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBII don t have heros, but Shunryu Suzuki comes close He is as human as you and I, with countless faults, bad habits and temptations His life shows us that we can all be a Zen master, that it doesnt require a person with perfect character It requires hard work and dedication, it requires constant attention and patience and a beginner s mind But these characteristics are available in all persons, including you and me That s what I like about his teaching i


  3. Jason Jason says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBIDespite having a deep interest in the subject matter it took me a while to get intimate with this book This book seemed to start off like many biographies do beginning with childhood Suzuki had a unique childhood in the sense that he had a father who was a priest and Suzuki became a monk himself at a very young age What follows from there is a tracing of his life from his own priestly and temple duties in Japan to his eventual coming to America to spread the dharma I think the most striking Despite having a deep interest in the subject matter it took me a while to get intimate with this book This book seemed to start off like m


  4. Guttersnipe Das Guttersnipe Das says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBII read Not Always So , a book of Suzuki roshi s teachings, so many times that it was finally just a pile of papers, with neither covers nor spine I sought out this book hoping fornews of Suzuki,dharma As a long term resident of Japan, student of this era, and earnest if hopeless dharma student, I expected to find many reasons to disapprove But, no, this is simply an astonishingly good book as a glimpse at Japan before and during the war, as a record of the coming of Zen to Ameri I read Not Always So , a book of Suzuki roshi s teachings, so many times that it was finally just a pile of papers, with neither covers nor spine I sought out this book hoping fornews of Suzuki,dharma As a long term resident of Japan, student of this era, and earnest if hopeless dharma student, I expected to find many reasons to disapprove But, no, this is simply an astonishingly good book as a glimpse at Japan before and during the war, as a record of the coming of Ze


  5. Stan Stan says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBII try to limit myself mostly to fiction in my postings to Goodreads, but this is such a great book, it has to go here I read it when it first came out, and decided to give it a second read Suzuki Roshi s life and teaching are the ultimate Buddhist teaching He must have been a wonderful, fascinating, and very human teacher And in this and the other three books I have related to him Zen Mind, Beginner s Mind the ultimate book on Buddhist practice Not Always So addditional great teachings I try to limit myself most


  6. Maurice Halton Maurice Halton says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBIAn insightful biography of a twentieth century Japanese Zen Buddhist cleric whose experiences of Japanese imperialism and the USA 1960s cultural rebellion as characterised by the beat generation seem to have reinforced his philosophy of nonduality as well as confirming his faith i


  7. Harish Harish says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBIThis isn t quite a review, but rather my interpretation of some ideas in the book compared to another that I recently read about Yogic practice Autobiography of a Yogi It was very interesting for me to read, in a short period of time, both Paramahamsa Yogananda s Autobiography of a Yogi and David Chadwick s Crooked Cucumber The books detail the journeys of two of the greatest spiritual teachers of the last century two men who can each be attributed with bringing a traditional school This isn t quite a review, but rather my interpretation of some ideas in the book compared to another that I recently read about Yogic practice Autobiography of a Yogi It was very interesting for me to read, in a short period of time, both Paramahamsa Yogananda s Autobiography of a Yogi and David Chadwick s Crooked Cucumber Th


  8. Connie Kronlokken Connie Kronlokken says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBIWhat a wonderful visit with Shunryu Suzuki Chadwick has paired all the stories he could find about Suzuki with Suzuki s own words, illustrating his teaching A life rooted in physicality Suzuki was always either cleaning something, sitting zazen or working in his garden With little talk andaction, Suzuki created the long lasting Zen Center, Tassajara and Green Gulch Farms in northern California His teaching, wary of absolutes and religious feeling, is very much home to me.


  9. Nava Nava says:

    Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki crooked kindle, cucumber epub, life kindle, teaching pdf, shunryu book, suzuki epub, Crooked Cucumber free, The Life mobile, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu SuzukiCucumber The Life book, Cucumber The Life and Teaching book, Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki MOBII first came across Shunru Suzuki on the back cover of beginners mind In the picture he looks mischievous and has a twinkle in his eye Looking at his image, I figure this man was doing something right and I wanted to learn from him.That book was full of contradictions, and although I had an inkling of what he was trying to convey I wasn t sure Reading about his life I maybe understand a bit better The contradictions are there to blow away the cobwebs and the fixed


  10. Patrick Santana Patrick Santana says:

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About the Author: David Chadwick

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