Re: [shinlist] Digest Number 61
That's great news, Clifton, thanks for informing us. Rick, my last name
is Wilson. My book on Buddhism in New York/New Jersey/Connecticut came out a
few months ago and I work for Tricycle, so there's a slight chance you've
seen my name somewhere, but still I'd be surprised. The gathas are pretty
cool, but if the ABSC publishes them it won't be soon--we've already got a
lot on our plate. If they're not already on your website I'd urge you to put
them there, it really was nice to hear a fully modern, Westernized voice
proclaiming the ancient tune of shinjin. Sounds like the Boston sangha is
small compared to most BCA churches, but you know that's not all that small
for a Dharma study group in many other American lineages, like the Community
of Mindfulness or Shambhala. Right now I'd take one or two sangha members and
be thankful, I just moved to North Carolina and there's no Jodo Shinshuists
in the whole state (so far as I can tell). You two take care!
Peace be with you,
There used to be a Shin Buddhist by the name of JOhn
Esse in North Carolnia. He founded a short lived group
in the early 90's called the Shin Buddhist Fellowship.
He turned to over to Diane Ames (Sangha Newsletter)
but the organization went nowhere. Last I heard from
him he stilled lived and practiced Shin there. Maybe
Rick knows more or Dr Bloom might know.
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