Miss Ransom Was A Teacher Of Conversation

Given by Suzuki Roshi on Sunday, November 9, 1969
About this talk
[Not an interview I think, but a question Peter asks at the beginning of the lecture, possibly pre-arranged with Suzuki. Got labeled as an interview because I had it grouped with Peter’s interviews long ago and maybe I was the first to miss-label it thus. Suggest to read edited versions where I spent a lot of time trying to make sense of some sections and organizing the information more logically. -- DC-3-09] Question and answer session with students around Miss Ransom, who taught Suzuki Roshi English. Memories of studying with her; her conversion to Buddhism made him feel he could teach Westerners. Suzuki Roshi's thesis on Shobogenzo Raihai Tokuzui.
Sources: Partial transcript by DC and City Center original tape. Transcript checked against tape and made verbatim by Adam Tinkham and Bill Redican (2/12/01). *** File name: 69-11-09: Miss Ransom was teacher of conversation (titled by pf) (Verbatim) trim