David Chadwick, the Zen Failure Who Won Big as Biographer of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

dc-by-willard-dixonI’ve been a fan of David Chadwick ever since I read his memoir of four years studying zen in Japan at the end of the nineteen eighties, Thank You and OK.

I was pleased that we would end up meeting and spending some time visiting on several occasions. I really like him. And so I’m just happy as a clam to discover an extended interview with David where he talks about many things including his magisterial biography of the great Shunryu Suzuki as well as his amazing archive, Cuke dot com.

So happy to point people to this interesting man and his work…

The painting of David is by Mike Willard Dixon

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