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Exploring a new Buddhist America
All, or at least nearly all, of the “big names” in American Buddhism are represented, from Anagarika Dharmapala and Soyen Shaku to Paul Carus and Henry David Thoreau and Helena Petrova Blavatsky; D.T. Suzuki and Jan Chozen Bays, Jack Kerouac and ...
Yesterday I posted a blog post in honor of the Feast of Sts Barlaam and Josaphat, where I mused on my fantasy of a Buddhist Christian, or maybe it would be a Christian Buddhist church.
The Burden of Atheism
Have you seen Soyen Shaku's book "Zen For Americans" that came out at the beginning of the 20th century? He has a chapter titled "The GodConception of Buddhism" http://www.sacred-texts.
Zen Koans Explained: "My Heart Burns Like Fire"
Soyen Shaku, the first Zen teacher to come to America, said: "My heart burns like fire but my eyes are as cold as dead ashes." He made the following rules which he practiced every day of his life. In the morning before dressing, light incense and meditate.
Mysticism, Monasticism, and the New Evangelization
Soyen Shaku, Zen For Americans. “Put out into deep water, and lower your nets for a catch.” — Luke 5:4.

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