Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu  Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971) was a founding father of Zen in America and one of the most prominent spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. From 1959 until his death, he taught in the United States as a Japanese priest of the Soto lineage. He founded the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the San Francisco Zen Center. He is the author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, and Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Lectures on the Sandokai, as well as Crooked Cucumber, a biography by David Chadwick about him.