About the Author
Shunryu Suzuki arrived in San Francisco in 1959 and founded the San Francisco Zen Center and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Buddhist monastery in and for the Western world. By the time of his death, twelve years later, he had deeply influenced thousands of people and made an indelible impression on the spiritual landscape of the West.
David Chadwick selected and edited the accounts that make up To Shine One Corner of the World, drawing on hundreds of interviews and notes amassed in the creation of his acclaimed biography of Suzuki, Crooked Cucumber, and from his ongoing oral history of Shunryu Suzuki. Chadwick himself began study with Suzuki Roshi in 1966 and was ordained by him in 1971. He is also the author of Thank You and OK!: An American Zen Failure in Japan.