Richard Bryan McDaniel: Zen Profiles

Zen Profiles:

Conversations with Zen Teachers and Practitioners from Throughout North America.

Sarah Bender

Like Tenney Nathanson, Sarah Bender is a Dharma heir of Joan Sutherland  and teaches within her Open Source network. Sarah is the resident teacher of the Springs Mountain Sangha in Colorado Springs. “I started out in 1979 with Robert Aitken Roshi in Honolulu. I practiced in that sangha for four years, but then we movedContinue reading “Sarah Bender”

Roger Brennan

Roger Brennan is a priest in the Scarboro Mission Society who – until COVID restrictions were imposed – sat regularly with Patrick Gallagher’s Oak Tree in the Garden Sangha. “I grew up in a typical Catholic ambiance. Went to Catholic schools; had nuns for teachers. So we got a lot of stories of the saintsContinue reading “Roger Brennan”

Susan Guilford

The person who organized my first visit to the Morgan Bay Zendo in Surry, Maine, was Susan Guilford. We speak about how she first learned about Walter Nowick and what was then still called Moonspring Hermitage. “I was living in a commune in Cambridge,” she tells me. “It  was a Zen group. We had aContinue reading “Susan Guilford”