This is the What's New page for
Our other two Zen sites: - all the transcripts, audio, film, photo archive
and - for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
New 2021: Audiobook for Crooked Cucumber & Zen Is Right Now: More Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki
Youtube Cuke Archives - Posts from here also appear on Facebook Cuke Archives
Core Books by and about Shunryu Suzuki -- People Index -- DC home -- DC Books
Cuke Podcasts - Instagram Cuke Archives - - Donate
For personal, environment, music, etc, go to Cuke nonZense Blog and cuke-annex
Search cuke blog 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Even though you have your mind is on your breathing, you may hear sounds and you may see something, because mostly we sit with our eyes open. And sometimes images will come. But don't be bothered by them, you know. Just let them come in and let them go out. If you do not entertain them, they will not stay. But in most cases you give them a cup of tea [laughs] or encourage them to stay. That is why they stay and bother you. So, don't be bothered by it. Let them come in and let them go out.------------------------------------------------------------------ Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-09-08-A as found on Edited by DC - Many Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts on - from there links to much more. Going slowly through Suzuki transcripts featuring whatever is next that seems okay.