This is the Cuke Archives page for what’s being featured each day.
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, May 17, 2022

Deep Feeling

So, tea ceremony is, as you know, a very, very tedious ceremony. Before you take a cup of tea, the tea will be cool, cool enough for you [laughs], but for Japanese sometime it is too cold. But we of course try not to serve too hot ones or too cold ones, but still, even for Japanese it looks like tedious. But in the serenity of the tea house, the calm and delicate movement of the master, and graceful manner of taking tea will create a deep feeling.              --------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki  lecture 66-03-26-C - as found on shunryusuzuki.comfrom one of the newly discovered (2021) lecture tapes. Edited by DC  - Going through Suzuki lectures and posting anything that can stand on its own. Not looking for zingers or "the best of." I find that following these excerpts daily provides another way to experience Suzuki's teaching. Go to httDps:// for more daily Shunryu Suzuki lecture excerpts - with a photo