Cypress Trees in the Garden

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9781896559261-Perfect.inddWe are pleased to announce that Richard Bryan McDaniel’s final volume in his quartet of books on the history of Zen is now available.

Richard Bryan McDaniel’s Cypress Trees in the Garden: The Second Generation of Zen Teaching in America continues the history of North American Zen which he began in The Third Step East: Zen Masters of America (Sumeru Press, 2015). The earlier book described the pioneers who established Zen practice in North America; this new book focuses on the heirs and successors of those teachers and the challenges they faced.

Prologue – Zen Mountain Monastery
1. Three Abbots [San Francisco Zen Center] — a. Blanche Hartman — b. Steve Stucky — c. Mel Weitsman
2. Three Oshos [Joshu Sasaki lineage] — a. Myokyo McLean — b. Seiju Mammoser — c. Yoshin Radin
3. Shinge Sherry Chayat [Eido Shimano lineage]
4. Genjo Marinello
5. Eshu Martin
6. Shodo Harada and Enso House
7. Three Sanbo Zen Teachers — a. Elaine MacInnes — b. Patrick Gallagher — c. Henry Shukman
8. John Tarrant [Aitken-Tarrant lineage]
9. Joan Sutherland
10. James Ford
11. Three Boundless Way Teachers — a. Melissa Blacker — b. David Rynick — c. Josh Bartok
12. Bernard Tetsugen Glassman [Maezumi lineage]
13. John Daido Loori
14. Jan Chozen Bays
15. Gerry Shishin Wick
16. Two Catholic Priests — a. Robert Kennedy — b. Kevin Hunt
17. Bodhin Kjolhede [Kapleau lineage]
18. Sunyana Graef
19. Taigen Henderson
20. Mitra Bishop
21. Three at the Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry — a. Toni Packer — b. Wayne Coger — c. Sandra González
22. Dosho Port [Katagiri lineage]
23. Two Teachers in the Kwan Um School of Zen [Korean Zen] — a. Bobby Rhodes — b. Richard Shrobe
24. Three at Blue Cliff [Vietnamese Zen] — a. Brother Phap Vu — b. Brother Phap Man — c. Sister Dang Nghiem
Epilogue – Two Zendos in Maine — a. Great Tides Zen — b. Morgan Bay Zendo

Rick McDaniel taught at the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University before working in International Development and Fair Trade with the YMCA. He is the creator of the YMCA Peace Medallion. Dr. McDaniel has described himself as a Roman Catholic by birth and heritage and a Zen practitioner by nature and temperament. His previous books are Zen Masters of China: The First Step East and Zen Masters of Japan: The Second Step East.

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