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Harada-Yasutani School of Zen Buddhism
References & Footnotes number 301-400

Est.: 13 Apr 1995. Last updated: 30 Jan 2015.
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References & Footnotes number 301-400

Note, for bibliographical details of books referred to below, please consult the Some References to Modern Zen Buddhism (1600-present) [T. Matthew Ciolek. 1992. 33Kb. E-Archive: ANU, Australia]

[301] "Dear Dr. Ciolek, Please update the Harada-Yasutani School of Zen Buddhism and its Teachers as follows:  
Thompson, Scott Zengen (no longer Thompson, Scott H.)  Now Scott is Sensei (no longer Dharma Holder, Assistan.t Teacher). Scott is teacher at Southern West Virginia Zen Group  
To find Scott's listing look under:  Maezumi > Glassman > Kennedy > Birx  
Thank you so much. charles birx.", email, 29 Sep 2013.
[302] "Dear Dr. Ciolek, Please add James Myosan Cordova as Dharma Heir of Melissa Keido Myozen Blacker. The date of his transmission was December 7th, 2013 and his title is Dharma Holder. Melissa an heir of James Ford in the Harada-Yasutani school. Many thanks, Edward Keido Sanshin Oberholtzer Archivist Boundless Way Zen.", email, 15 Feb 2014.
[303] "Hi Dr. Ciolek, I hope that you're well. Your web page doesn't note that Bernie Glassman's/Zen Peacemakers' Mother House (which was also known as the House of One People) in Montague Massachusetts was foreclosed on in 2011 and sold in 2012. The facility is now privately owned and called the Montague Retreat Center. It is no longer affiliated with Bernie Glassman's group, though I see that Eve Myonen Marko's Green River Zen Center ( holds retreats there. Warm regards, Len Moskowitz." email, 17 Mar 2014.
[304] "Dear Dr. Ciolek,  On March 15, 2014 Roshi Robert Jinsen Kennedy conferred Inka on Charles and Ellen Birx and they received the title Roshi.  Therefore, please change the word Sensei to Roshi in the listing of teachers in the Sanbo Kyodan Harada-Yasutani School of Zen Buddhism.  [...] 
If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks so much for the work you do! take care, charles.", email, 18 Mar 2014
[305] "Burke, Sexton died in 2011
Please add to Barzaghi Line: Marett, Allan, Apprentice Teacher since 2011 at Sydney Zen Centre
Also, shouldn’t the Barzaghi Line appear under her other entry in the Aiken Line (rather than only in the Tarrant Line)?"
Alexander Cox, email, 25 March 2014
[306] Sexton Bourke (1949 - 2011)
[307] "Dear Dr. Ciolek, Please note that Peter Muryo Matthiessen, dharma heir to Bernard Tetsugen Glassman Roshi, died on April 5 of this year from leukemia (diagnosed more than a year earlier). He was 86. In case you need more information, below is the URL for the obituary in the New York Times. Peace, Matt Fisher", email, 13 Jul 2014.
[308] "Dear Matthew I was searching information on the web and came on the website of Sanbo Kyodan: Harada-Yasutani of Zen Buddhism. An impressive list of names and dates. [...] In the lineage of Maezumi Roshi and Genpo Merzel Roshi I found my name as assistant teacher of Genpo Roshi. After some years some changes took place and I write you to give some of this new information. In Februari 2011 I received dharma transmission from Niko Sojun Tydeman Sensei (dharma successor of Genpo Roshi). I guess this makes me the 4th generation. Nico gave also transmission to Meindert Musho van der Heuvel in May 2011 and in August 2011 to Joke "heldere traan" Huiberts. I am from 1947, and I am teacher at the Zen Center Rotterdam. And Niko at the moment is only teaching at Zen Centre Amsterdam. I hope this information is welcome for you. Probably you can't read Dutch, but you can have a look at our website, With gasho Gretha Myoshin, Gretha Aerts", email, 29 Apr 2014.
[309] "Dear Matthew. Thanks for the update. [...] One little new information: Malgosia Braunek Roshi passed away last month. She is also in this line and successor of Genpo Merzel Roshi. [Małgorzata Braunek (30 January 1947 – 23 June 2014) -łgorzata_Braunek - tmc] With warm regards, Gretha Myoshin [Aerts]", email, 17 July 2014
[310] " [...] Irene (Kyojo) Bakker was someone very special to me when I practiced zen in The Netherlands in the early nineties. She is listed as an assistant teacher under Genpo Roshi - I just did a search to find out how she was going and found out she received dharma transmission in 2012 from Joan Jiko Halifax Roshi and given the additional dharma name "Kaigetsu”. See: Her website is ", Peter Bruza, email, 22 Aug 2014.
[311] Sensei IrŹne Kaigetsu Kyojo Bakker - [note that the URL ends, unusually, with a hyphen "-" tmc]
[312] "The Green Mountain Zen link as part of this entry 'Squire, Philip Shinko Sensei (19??-) Dharma Successor [184] Received Dharma Transmission in Oct 2006. Teacher at the Green Mountain Zen in Wellington, New Zealand' ... has changed to Thank you also for your work on the Zen pages of the WWWVL. I have been consulting them since the mid-90s - they are excellent. Best wishes Cam Scott', email, 10 Nov 2014.
[313] " Steven Grant has been promoted from Dharma Teacher to Sensei. Steven is the Director of the Rockridge Meditation Community in Oakland California. Jon Joseph has been promoted from Dharma Teacher to Sensei. Jon is the Director of the Portola Camp Zendo. Please add Rachel Boughton as a Sensei under my lineage. Rachel is the Director of the Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center. Cheers John Tarrant", email, 20 Oct 2014
[314] " Dear Dr Ciolek, I am writing you at the request of James Ford, Roshi, who asks that you record the Denbo transmission of Douglas Phillips, Sensei, on Dec. 20, 2014.  You already have his information on your site and James asks that you add this most recent information. [...] Thank you very much."  Mary Gates, email, 23 Dec 2014
[315] "Hello, I believe that you recently received a request from James Ford via Mary Gates to add my recent denbo to the information you already have for me on your site.  If not too much trouble, might you also add that I am a member of the American Zen Teachers Association? Thanks for you help.  I have found your site and most wonderful resource in so many ways. Best regards,  Doug Phillips", email, 25 Dec 2014
[316] "Dear Mr. Ciolek, I've been occasionally returning to your site in my research of Harada -lineage of Zen Buddhism, and I've noticed also that you welcome update suggestions. I am not sure if this is already been processed on your part, but on the Harada-Hogen -lineage, it seems that according to, Peter Genjo Bruza has became a Dharma Heir of Hogen in January 2008. Hopefully this helps with the maintenance of your website! That's great work you are doing! Thanks!", Juhani Korhonen, email, 31 Dec 2014 &
[317] "Dear Matthew,  [...] This year, Anton Tenkei Coppens Roshi gave dharma transmission to 7 of his students. 5 are monks and 2 are lay practitioners.
Please could you add their names to the Harada- Yasatani lineage? Their names are, in order;
Peter Gakudo den Hollander
Anjo Koren Kasman
Simon Senko de Boer
Robert Doin van de Roer
Helma Jifu Vulink
Lay transmissions were also given to
Jorge Ryusho Lopez Doriga
Hans Daishin Fischer
[...] If  you need any other information, please let me know. Many thanks, Tamara [Gabrysch]", email, 3 Oct 2014.

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