[Buddha-l] Oops--Article is from NY Times

Piya Tan dharmafarer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 16:30:58 MDT 2010


You have done a great job in openly speaking of spades as spades, and also
keeping up your practice, I've read most of your writings on them. One of my
wishes hzs been to thank you personally, so thank you for being a Dharma

Piya Tan

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:35 AM, Stuart Lachs <slachs at att.net> wrote:

> Piya Tan wrote:
> > Shimano somehow keeps slipping away (until now?)
> >
> > From the materials available, I think the Zen community leaders have
> > learned
> > great lessons, responded very well in resolving issues, and we now see
> > greater maturing of the Buddhist attitudes in the US.
> Yes and no to your comment. In the last month or so, I have heard of two
> troubling cases that
> occured in the mid-west. One case was handled very responsibly with the
> roshi being forced to leave,
> while all members remained. The other case was close to the old ostrich
> move
> of sticking their
> heads in a hole and then saying we don't see anything. Some members left,
> but most stayed and
> merrily they roll along until maybe the next incident. In my opinion, the
> Board of Directors of this organization
> acted as irresponsibly as have the BoDs of the Zen Studies Society,
> Shimano's organization, have for the
> last forty years or so.
> The Shimano case is in the news these days, but it is not because the Zen
> community
> has acted any differently than they have in the past. In fact two outspoken
> members of the
> American Zen Teachers Ass. (AZTA) have been very openly defending Shimano
> while attacking
> the messengers.
> Stuart
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