Shunryū Suzuki

Allen Ginsberg and Shunryū Suzuki meeting at “A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In  Golden Gate Park,  San Francisco, January 14, 1967,  Photo: Paul Kagan, courtesy Allen Ginsberg Estate / Stanford University Libraries

A great meeting of the minds!  Allen and Shunryū Suzuki, Roshi,  founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, & the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center,  here at the legendary 1967 Human Be-In, precursor to the “Summer of Love”,

Shunryū Suzuki (1904-1971), author of the hugely-influential Zen Mind, Beginners Mind (1970) is profiled on The Allen Ginsberg Project – here

David Chadwick‘s extensive notes on Shunryu Suzuki and the Beats may be read here 

(Chadwick’s is an invaluable “archival site on the life and world of Shunryu Suzuki and those who knew him”)

See also the extensive Suzuki material gathered here

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