Shunryū Suzuki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Shunryū Suzuki

Japanese Buddhist missionary

Date of Birth: 18-May-1904

Place of Birth: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 04-Dec-1971

Profession: writer, missionary, bhikkhu, philosopher

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Shunryū Suzuki

  • Shunryu Suzuki (?? ?? Suzuki Shunryu, dharma name Shogaku Shunryu ????, often called Suzuki Roshi; May 18, 1904 – December 4, 1971) was a Soto Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia (Tassajara Zen Mountain Center).
  • Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen Center which, along with its affiliate temples, comprises one of the most influential Zen organizations in the United States.
  • A book of his teachings, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, is one of the most popular books on Zen and Buddhism in the West.

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