Keeping Zen Alive

Sean Murphy reports on the annual conference of the West’s largest Zen teacher network.Sean Murphy

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Members of the White Plum Asanga at the group’s 2009 conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo © Barbara Joshin O'Hara

Jan Chozen Bays pauses a moment along the flagstone path. “See this earth?” She points to a patch of dirt. “These days people are frightened of it. They’d rather be in front of a computer screen, or sit side by side texting each other, than have a face-to-face conversation.”

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