David Chadwick (writer)

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David Chadwick (born 1945) grew up in Texas and moved to California to study Zen as a student of Shunryu Suzuki in 1966. Chadwick was ordained as a Buddhist priest in 1971, shortly before Suzuki's death. He assisted in the operation of the San Francisco Zen Center for a number of years.

Chadwick has two children and has married and remarried. He has written several books and continues to "dabble in Buddhism and related matters".[1] Among his works is Crooked Cucumber, the biography of Shunryu Suzuki.


  • Chadwick, David (1994). "Thank You and OK!: An American Zen Failure in Japan" Shambhala Publications. ISBN 1-59030-470-5. Originally Penguin Arkana (2007).
  • Chadwick, David (1999). Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki. Broadway Books. ISBN 0-7679-0104-5.
  • Chadwick, David (2007). Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Shambhala Publications (2007)ISBN 1-59030-491-8. Originally "To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shunryu Suzuki." (2001) Broadway Books.
  • Chadwick, David (2008). To Find the Girl from Perth. Speir Publishing. ISBN 0-9801725-5-1, ebook, audiobook.
  • Chadwick, David (text); Atkeison, Andrew (illustrations) (2009). Color Dreams for To Find the Girl from Perth.Speir Publishing. ISBN 0-9801725-7-8
  • Chadwick, David & Homemade (2009). Songs for To Find the Girl from Perth. Songs to go with the book.
  • Chadwick, David (2012). "Boat of Dreams." Songs from the 1985-6
  • Dadwick, Chavid (2011). "The". Speir Publishing. ISBN 0982676514
  • Chadwick, David (2011). Afterword to "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" 40th Anniversary Issue. Shambhala Publications.ISBN 978-1590308493


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-10-10. Retrieved 2004-10-11. 

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