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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kotler Sells Koa

I am pleased to announce the sale of Koa Books to Chiron Publications and Bess Press. After ten years publishing books on personal transformation, social justice, and Hawai‘i, I am now focusing on freelance editing and publishing consulting. Koa’s 12 titles have great new homes. For more about this, please visit koabooks.com

Have Used this Quote before

There is nothing absolute for us, but when nothing is absolute, that is absolute. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Experience

An experience under LSD may be psychologically similar to a “Zen experience,” but the way the experience is regarded differs between the Buddhist and ordinary few. Zen Buddhism doesn't attach to special experiences but values equally all ordinary experiences. That is why Soto Zen doesn't lay great emphasis on kensho - enlightenment. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore memorial

Photo from a memorial service held at The Paro Dzong, Bhutan arranged by close friend Varya Simpson [ Charles Mac Dermed's wife] -- photo by Varya. - thanks to Brit Pyland wrote the following:

Thank you for posting news of Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore's passing [4-25] and including link to Tom Clark's fine tribute on his blog. Tom and Angelica Clark were also friends of Philip Whalen and Co. from Bolinas days. [Daniel's cuke page]

Please note :  Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore - correct spelling. [Had to fix that everywhere. I just couldn't see it as yy and would write vy - even when Brit pointed it out I went it and changed a yy to vy - working fast and never having seen such a name spelling. - dc]  

Skeptics Beware

Debunking debunkers - an article at fivethirtyeight dot com, a data site started by Nate Silver and my preferred spot to see what's happening with certain political races. The site has more on sports than any other top and I ignore that, but ESPN must give Silver the gold to dig deep into the numbers that help us to steer clear of media profit driven distorted drama. - dc 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Trivia

To empty the mind means only not to be distracted by trivial thoughts. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Chile Chocolate Attack

Katrinka went with a group of Bali International Women's Association  BIWA to Delicacao Bali a real cacao plantation yesterday a couple of hours away in world heritage scenic Tabanan and brought back some chocolate naturally and one type was a bunch of little Chile Chocolates. She said they were too hot for anyone to eat more than one. I had three. Wasn't that hot spicy but I can see that a person wouldn't want to gobble them down. But then a strange thing happened. My tongue started swelling up and got two really hard knots fairly large in it toward the tip. It took a while for me to realize I was having an allergic reaction to the chile chocolate. In twenty minutes it started to subside. I ate another to see what would happen. Nothing. I've had another three since then. Nothing. Hmm. - dc

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Buddhahood

If we give up our foolish measuring of our zazen--as good or bad--then we can be free, and will attain Buddhahood. If we practice zazen in a true sense, we will know a clear sky. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Ted Marshall Memorial

The date was set as May 19th and now the time as 2pm - at Green Gulch Farm in Marin north of San Francisco.

Ted's cuke page

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Zazen

This mind cannot be consciously known by ordinary efforts. An unusual effort is necessary-this effort is zazen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

“A Western Soto Zen Statement on the Climate Crisis” issued

posted various places, here tis Lion's Roar link. - thanks Jackie Cox

Monday, April 25, 2016

RIP Daniel Abal-Hayy Moore

Learned that Daniel passed from Brit Pyland.

Cuke page for this great figure from the early sixties ZC - his memories of Shunryu Suzuki and more.

True Mind


Zen practice is to get to our true mind, the mind not accessible to thinking. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Our Wedding Video

During our honeymoon on Gili Air, edited down Will Wiriawan's video of our wedding and the reception to half an hour in 21 segments. On this page of my Youtube channel. Hit Play All to see them in sequence. I use the name there David Reich Chadwick which I wish I'd done for everything for a long time cause there are none other with that name but lots of David Chadwicks which I haven't experienced till the Internet.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

No Mystical

Many people mistakenly believe that Zen Buddhism is mystical. The practice of zazen is not for gaining a mystical something. Zazen is for developing--or allowing--a clear mind, - as clear as a bright autumn sky. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-16 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Know It

Many people are suffering and do not know it. We who know it are happy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lose Way

When we lose our way, we help those who don't need it, and ignore those who do. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Marriage

People get married to help each other. So if my boy marries a beautiful, healthy, rich woman, then he is not a Buddhist. My boy should marry someone whom he can help [lead a relation of mutual help]. So I told him he should marry a girl he likes, even if the villagers think she is plain and dumb.. He should not consider appearances. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Right Seeing

Wisdom is right-seeing, and with right-seeing you will know what to do. Knowing what to do is your power. Using or having this power and wisdom, there are no bad situations.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Innate

Our power is innate, so when we have wisdom, we have everything. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Not Produce

Buddha's wisdom does not produce anything. Wisdom sees the world and things as they are, but wisdom has no form or color. Hence wisdom is not something to rely on. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Friday, April 15, 2016

No Gain

True religion does not add to one's helplessness. But you should not expect to gain from a religion because it is not of things. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Themself

A person should determine the limits of their circumstances, and improve them themself. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

More Than

Real help is more than merely improving the situation. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Off to the Banjar Wihara

Officiall known as the Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist Temple in Singaraja today for a ten day retreat that starts tomorrow at 6pm. Back on the 24th. Auto SR lecture excerpt posts prepared.

That image is of what they call the dharma hall. I'll be sitting and walking in it or in front of it. We can go do that elsewhere at a number of spots, some more natural above the river, but I find it better to just stay there.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Don't Ask

Perhaps this is related to the culture of Japan, but, if you don't ask for others' help, there is a chance to be helped by others. If you are making sincere efforts on your own behalf and not relying on others. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

No Knives

Restaurants in Bali mainly just give you a fork and spoon to eat with - unless they're posh and setting it like the West. For those who get meat that needs to be cut they'll add a sharp knife. Katrinka has a I guess English or European style of eating where she uses a knife with her fork to eat almost anything. I'd joke she uses a knife with her spoon to eat soup. But now she's used to using a spoon with her fork instead. I'm used now to eating rice with a spoon - or a fork. Good places usually include a small knapkin but the usual is to have tissue on the table, even toilet paper. I was given toilet paper in a nice Malaysian home when I asked for a knapkin. That photo is of a fancy setting for a party with forks on the left and spoons on the right. You can also eat with your hands here because that's the tradition. What would my granny Reich say! 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Lost

If someone has lost their way, it is very hard to truly help them. They can be aided, but only temporarily such as by a kind listener when they are distressed. Sometimes we won't tell them the truth so as to temporarily help. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Delivery Cost

Pregnant Aussie wife of Bali national is going to have baby delivered by her Aussie/Bali mother-in-law midwife at a top Bali hospital soon. She said it would cost $3000 Aussie dollars, which means thirty million Indonesian rupiah which means about 2300 US dollars. That's so much for here. They're going to charge her a tourist price cause she doesn't have the right visa for a local one although she's done a lot of her growing up here, mother married to a Balinese man.  So weird.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

No Bad

If you don't lose your composure, there is no bad situation.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Alan Watts at 101

On Lion's Roar - by yours truly

Originally appeared in the September issue of Shambhala Sun as Alan Watts at 100.

Alan Watts cuke page

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Can get yes Satisfaction

Satisfaction with our present life is the true way of emancipation. So-called wisdom is nothing but to be satisfied with what we have. That is Buddha's wisdom. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Sneaky SR Plagerizing

From here to eternity takes no time.  - Kabumpkan

Friday, April 8, 2016

with some nifty verbal snapshots of Tassajara

and Philip and David and Pat McMahon
on Crowded by Beauty: the Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
by David Schneider

From Here to It

True eternity is not that which is contrasted with the momentary. True eternity is the eternal present. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests

In the Guardian. Ho hum. Another new feedback loop, another faster and worser story for us to ignore.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Edibles in the Wild

Leaf, Root, Fungi, Fruit
Brief pieces written for Out There Magazine dot com
Kelly Chadwick

Here they are on cuke - with links to the magazine versions

Eternal

The Buddhist way is the way of eternal effort. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Newly Discovered Errata

in Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
Chapter 5 - Temple Priest, p. 83

Change "that" to "of" to make it a complete sentence that makes sense.

from

He was getting a glimpse that the way to have a complete experience with full feeling in every moment, not to use each moment to think about the past or the future, trying to make sense of it all.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

3rd Artino SR lecture notes post

Tony writes: Suzuki Roshi emphasizes improving oneself little by little rather than by trying to cut off one's suffering at a single stroke. -- “A little fire is still fire. It is not necessary to have a big fire.” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.

Cecek in Sink

Pronounced Chechek. People call them gekko but They're tiny and all over behind the pictures on the walls and under cabinets. Wow - there's one getting a big something - spider? We hope they get cockroaches which we capture and put out now and then. There were two cecek in the sink the other morning who couldn't get out. Then one that got out Katrinka said the other day. They try to frantically when we try to help them with a piece of paper for them to climb on. There was a cecek in the sink the sink a few days ago. I just barely touched it's tail with a paper towel and the tail came off. I pushed it up and out from behind then watched the lone tail twitch rapidly for a minute then slow down to a stop like its battery had run out. We guess they'r going in for water. We'll leave some puddles out for them.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Large Collection of Quotes/Excerpts from Crooked Cucumber

Just received these Shunryu Suzuki and other selections from the pages of Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - thanks to Fran Miller 

New Song

Dua Nol Tiga (Two Oh Three) - in Indonesian and English

Welcome to the world Rosa.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

2nd Artino SR lecture note

For a while zazen will alleviate suffering, but zazen is not a complete remedy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excerpt from Tony Artino's notes of a Shunryu Suzuki lecture 66-11-09 as found on shunryusuzuki.comEdited by DC - Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on cuke.com - from there links to much more. - Go to cuke.com What's New [now at blogger] to see more daily posts.