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

I'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 … [Read more...]