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Friday, May 14, 2021

SR on Wikipedia

 I asked Kokyo where the latest version of his Shunryu Suzuki lineage was and he said on the Shunryu Suzuki Wikipedia page. So it's there. Nice of him to do that. Anyone see any omissions? I do. Suzuki had three dharma heirs not two. There's Richard Baker and Hoitsu Suzuki but he also gave transmission to Shoko Okamoto at his prior temple, Zounin - so that Shoko could pass the temple on to his dharma heir. This was done in accordance with Shoko's father Kendo who became the abbot there when Suzuki decided to concentrate on Rinsoin alone. And maybe Hoitsu has other dharma heirs - like his son Shungo. I'll write Shungo.

The page says there's no attribution but lots of the material on it obviously comes from Crooked Cucumber. I should go over it. I'd definitely change what it says about Suzuki and the war. I like to leave what others wrote and add a note sometimes. - dc