Richard Bryan McDaniel: Zen Profiles

Zen Profiles:

Conversations with Zen Masters from across North America.

Brother Phap Vu

The last movie my wife and I went to see before the corona-virus outbreak was “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a movie which is less about Mr. Rogers than it is about the reporter who wrote a cover story about him for Esquire magazine. In the film, the reporter is portrayed as a fairlyContinue reading “Brother Phap Vu”

Zenshin Michael Haederle

Zen communities – sanghas – come in many forms. There are residential monastic communities such as Shugen Arnold’s Zen Mountain Monastery. There are groups who work with resident teachers in cities and towns, like Paul Cooper’s community in Holmesdale, or in isolated areas like Mitra Bishop’s Mountain Gate. And then there are groups of individualsContinue reading “Zenshin Michael Haederle”

David Loy

David Loy is a Dharma heir of Yamada Koun in the Sanbo Zen tradition. “According to Zen,” he tells me, “we are not fully awake. There is something we need to realize about ourselves and about the world, and the path is to help us wake up.” I ask what that “something” is. “There’s aContinue reading “David Loy”

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