Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Loss of Another Leader

It's time to celebrate another life well lived.

Robert Aitken, one of the first Americans to teach Zen in the US (Hawaii, in his case) has died. He was a prolific author and i always loved his words and his message. I certainly didn't read all of his books, but of those i did a few that stood out, and that i would highly recommend, were Original Dwelling Place, The Mind of Clover, and The Path of Perfection.

While Robert will certainly be missed, celebrations should be held for the life he lived, the great efforts he made to spread the word, and the message of Zen he gave to a vast audience.

The Los Angeles Times reviews his life in this article: Robert Aitken dies at 93; American Zen master

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