Lex Hixon: "In The Spirit"

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© Sheila HixonLex Hixon affected many lives in different ways. In the course of his own studies, he became an accomplished adept in (among othet traditions) Zen, Vedanta, Sufism, and Russian Orthodoxy. His house in the Rivetdale section of the Bronx often functioned as a haven for people who tepresented religion at the crossroads. A robed TIbetan high lama would be coming in one door as a disgruntled runaway from a Zen communiry would be entering through another, and Lex's magnanimiry extended equally to each. Of all the roles that Lex played, none surpasses in significance the post he held at WBAI, the public radio station in New York City where, from 1971 to 1984, he conducted a weekly radio show called "In the Spirit." He interviewed rabbis, sheiks, priests, ministers and representatives from an impressive range of religious traditions. Provided here is a partial list of the programs that featured Buddhist teachers. Using the medium of radio technology to transmit the dharma, Lex Hixon introduced virtually thousands of listeners to their spiritual guides. Even in abridged form, this list of programs suggests how ahead of the curve Lex was and how openended his interests Were. The tapes are currently being archived for public use . . .

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