David Chadwick

David Chadwick is the author of Crooked Cucumber, a biography of Shunryu Suzuki, and Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki. His website, cuke.com, is an archive of the world of Suzuki Roshi and those who knew him.

Recent Articles

Alan Watts

Celebrating the Life & Teachings of Alan Watts

Alan Watts did as much as anyone to introduce Americans to Buddhism. David Chadwick recalls his friend, the unconventional philosopher.

Suzuki Roshi

Suzuki-roshi at Tassajara

David Chadwich describes the early days of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the ways which Suzuki Roshi related to the American mind.

Lion's Roar

Intoxicants: Name Your Poison

I like to get a little out of it now and then, but I don't like to get too out of it too much, and thus my rule is to do as little as possible of any intoxicants, including caffeine.