Simplicity Zen Podcast Episode 41: An Interview with David Chadwick

David Chadwick began his Zen study under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. Ordained as a Zen priest in 1971, he later wrote Suzuki’s biography, “Crooked Cucumber”, as well as “Thank You and OK!: An American Zen Failure in Japan”. With a great deal of help, Chadwick is poo-bah of Cuke Archives (, preserving the legacy of Shunryu Suzuki and those whose paths crossed his—and anything else that comes to mind. See and for more vital info. David host a regular podcast that can be found at Highly recommended is the Audio version of Crooked Cucumber which is now on Audible with Thank you and OK! Soon to follow. David is also a musician with music available at

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