White Plum Asanga


White Plum Asanga

White Plum Asanga, sometimes termed White Plum Sangha, is the lineage of the late Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi, utilizing a synthesis of Soto and Rinzai [Tucker, 174] and comprised of Maezumi's Dharma heirs and many of their subsequent successors and students. [Maezumi, 171] A diverse organization spread across the United States, the White Plum Asanga "...includes teachers who represent the spectrum of styles to be found to American Zen—socially engaged Buddhism, family practice, Zen and the arts, secularized Zen, and progressive traditionalism."Westward Dharma, 111] Conceived of informally in 1979 by Maezumi and Tetsugen Bernard Glassman, the White Plum Asanga was named after Maezumi's father Baian Hakujun Daiosho [http://www.whiteplum.org/Maezumi%20Biography.htm] and then later incorporated in 1995 following Maezumi's death. Tetsugen Bernard Glassman was the White Plum Asanga's first President and his successor was Dennis Genpo Merzel. [Luminous Passage, 282] Following Merzel's term, in May of 2007, Gerry Shishin Wick was elected President of White Plum. [http://www.gmzc.org/teachers]

Notable members

*Gerry Shishin Wick (President)
*Jan Chozen Bays
*Merle Kodo Boyd
*Charles Tenshin Fletcher
*Tetsugen Bernard Glassman
*Joan Jiko Halifax
*Paul Genki Kahn
*Robert Jinsen Kennedy
*John Daido Loori
*Peter Muryo Matthiessen
*Dennis Genpo Merzel
*Wendy Egyoku Nakao
*Pat Enkyo O'Hara
*John Tesshin Sanderson
*Michael Mugaku Zimmerman

Notable centers

*Still Mind Zendo
*Yokoji Zen Mountain Center
*Upaya Institute and Zen Center
*Kanzeon Zen Center
*Zen Center of Los Angeles
*Zen Mountain Monastery
*Village Zendo

ee also

*Buddhism in the United States
*Timeline of Zen Buddhism in the United States

Notes

References

*cite book| last =Maezumi| first =Taizan| authorlink =Taizan Maezumi| coauthors =Glassman, Bernard| title =On Zen Practice: Body, Breath, Mind| publisher =Wisdom Publications| date =2002| location =| pages =| url =http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49822921&referer=brief_results| doi =| id = | isbn = 086171315X
*cite book| last =Prebish| first =Charles S.| authorlink =| coauthors =Baumann, Martin| title =Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia| publisher =University of California Press| date =2002| location =| pages =| url =http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48871649&referer=one_hit| doi =| id = | isbn = 0520226259
*cite book| last =Prebish| first =Charles S| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America| publisher =University of California Press| date =1999| location =| pages =| url =http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39299808&referer=brief_results| doi =| id = | isbn = 0520216970
*cite book| last =Tucker| first =Mary Evelyn| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds| publisher =Harvard University Press| date =1997| location =| pages =| url =http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=0945454139&=Search&qt=results_page| doi =| id = | isbn = 0945454139


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