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David Chadwick



David Chadwick is an American author and Buddhist priest. Chadwick moved to California to study under Shunryu Suzuki and was ordained in 1966 just before his teacher's death.

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Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. This most influential teacher comes vividly to life in Crooked Cucumber, the first full biography of any Zen master to be published in the West.

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Celebrating the Life & Teachings of Alan Watts

Through his bestselling books and popular broadcasts, Alan Watts did as much as anyone to introduce Americans to Buddhism. David Chadwick recalls his friend, the unconventional philosopher who uncovered The Way for so many.

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Present! - Zen Failure

Ordained Zen priest, David Chadwick, talks about his teacher, Suzuki Roshi, and about his books "Crooked Cucumber" and "Thank You and O.K."

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Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics

More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are subjects that one encounters in such spiritual pursuit.

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Suzuku-Roshi at Tassajara

David Chadwick describes the early days of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the warmth, depth and humor with which this great Zen teacher related to the American mind.

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Thank You and Ok!: An American Zen Failure in Japan

David Chadwick, a Texas-raised wanderer, college dropout, bumbling social activist, and hobbyhorse musician, began his study under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial Zen education.

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Profile: San Francisco Zen Center

n 1959, a Zen priest named Shunryu Suzuki was sent from Japan to take over Sokoji. While he didn’t deny the significance of intellectual study, his constant teaching was to sit down and follow the breath—to do zazen—and to bring the practice of awakening into one’s daily life.

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Celebrating the Life & Teachings of Alan Watts

Through his bestselling books and popular broadcasts, Alan Watts did as much as anyone to introduce Americans to Buddhism. David Chadwick recalls his friend, the unconventional philosopher who uncovered The Way for so many.

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