Richard Bryan McDaniel: Zen Profiles

Zen Profiles:

Conversations with Zen Masters from across North America.

Patrick Gallagher

I first met Patrick Gallagher in 2013 when I had arranged to interview Sister Elaine MacInnes, the first Canadian to receive Dharma transmission. She was living in a home on the east side of Toronto for members of Our Lady’s Missionaries, a community of Roman Catholic nuns associated with the Scarboro Fathers. She had askedContinue reading “Patrick Gallagher”

Sally Metcalf

This week – the week following Remembrance Day – is recognized as YMCA Peace Week in Canada In 1987 – when I had been with the Y for only two years – the International Committee of the Fredericton YM-YWCA was given responsibility for developing the resources for that year’s national Peace Week activities. I andContinue reading “Sally Metcalf”

Tetsugan Zummach

I met Tetsugan Zummach when she and her husband, Dosho Port, were teaching at Great Tides Zen in Portland, Maine. She later explained that she began her study of Buddhism when she was still in her 20s, prompted by what she termed “an overall feeling of discontent” “Discontent in what way?” “Wondering, looking around andContinue reading “Tetsugan Zummach”

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