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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Cuke Audio Podcast

We have just entered into the podcast realm. Here's the first one:

May All Beings be Happy

on Podbean Cuke Audio

In the space of an hour, I tell 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 in the Page Street City Center on Nov. 16, 1969. To give the unitiated an idea of what Cuke is, I read the Message from the Cuke 2020 Presentation (linked to from the home page of and then read one of the thirty statements of support - from Michael Katz who explains how Cuke is a record of the saeculum of Suzuki and early Zen Center, a saeculum being an Etruscan measure of time. In it he refers to my dream about Bill Lane so I read the account of that. Lastly I tell about the yearly 24 hours of Nyepi in Bali when everything and everyone comes to rest, a trip to the emergency room the next mornin, and reflections on what transpired there. May all beings be happy. - DC