At our ceremony to usher in 2017, Karen Maezen Miller Sensei revolved the sutras while GE SoTetsugen Stinson rocked the zendo on the drum. The next morning we visited Evergreen Cemetery, in a tradition begun by Maezumi Roshi, to honor the ancestors who brought Zen to the U.S. Our annual New Year’s Day pilgrimage ends at the grave of Nyogen Senzaki, a monk who was confined in an internment camp along with thousands of other Japanese Americans during World War II. After the war, Senzaki revitalized his “Floating Zendo” in California and taught Zen to a new generation of American Buddhists.
Maezumi at Evergreen
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