I know that many Zen practitioners would like to see this coverage go away. This whole thing appears to reflect undesirably on the Zen tradition. But this isn't exactly a story that lends itself well to backslapping.
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The "Shimano Problem" and its recent resolution make this an opportune time to briefly explore the subject of Buddhism's integration into the West.
By Mark Oppenheimer
The New York Times
For much of that time, there have been rumors about the married abbot's sexual liaisons, with his students and...
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