When the Teacher Passes

A cover article about how the White Plum sangha dealt with the death of Maizumi Roshi, published in Shambhala Sun (2004). I’m fascinated by what happens when leaders of communities leave, how that void is filled, how lineage is kept intact and transmitted. I spoke with some of Maizumi’s closest students for this article, including John Daido Loori, Charlotte Joko Beck, Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao and Genpo Roshi. It was a real honor.

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