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Steven Heine and Dale Wright

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195367645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.001.0001

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Humanizing the Image of a Zen Master

Humanizing the Image of a Zen Master

Taizan Maezumi Roshi

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(p.239) 9 Humanizing the Image of a Zen Master
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Zen Masters
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Dale S. Wright (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0009

Taizan Maezumi (1931–1995) was a seminal figure in the founding of American Zen Buddhism. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1956, Maezumi soon found himself sought by non-Japanese Americans interested in the newly acclaimed religion called Zen. In 1967, he founded the Zen Center of Los Angeles which would become one of the leading Zen communities outside of Japan. This chapter raises many of the same questions that have been applied to classical Zen masters in relation to the life of a contemporary figure. In place of a few classic texts is an archive of contemporary documents, video documentaries, interviews with disciples and heirs, and a number of books written by Maezumi. The chapter culminates in reflections on the image of Maezumi Roshi and speculation about the viability of his teaching having the impact of other great Zen masters.

Keywords:   Taizan Maezumi, American Zen, Yasutani Hakuun, Zazen, Zen center of Los Angeles

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