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PostSubject: Rev. Kinzan   Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:05 pm

Has anyone been in contact with Kinzan Learman? I know she returned to lay life, perhaps around 1995 or so.

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PostSubject: Re: Rev. Kinzan   Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:00 pm


CRC Associate Director
Dr. Linda Learman
Dr. Learman has an A.M. in Asian Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and this spring completed her Ph.D. requirements in anthropology at Boston University. She has strong background in Chinese religions (especially Ch’an) and Japanese Zen in Japan and the West. Publication of her edited volume Buddhist Missionaries in the Era of Globalization is expected from the University of Hawaii Press this November. Her dissertation “Modernity, Marriage, and Religion: Buddhist Marriages in Taiwan” also reflects an interest in religion and social change. It focuses on the continuities and changes to marriage mores and behavior in twentieth-century Taiwan, contrasting followers of popular religion and the new Humanistic Buddhism there. An abiding question throughout her graduate studies has been the social consequences, intended and unintended, of religious belief and practice.
This is Dr. Learman’s first time with the Friends World Program, but as an undergraduate she participated in the University of Wisconsin’s College Year in India Program in Andhra Pradesh and lived and traveled in India and Sri Lanka for almost two years. As a girl she lived in Brazil for three and a half years and later worked in England for almost two—experiences that both convinced her of the rewards of experiential, cross-cultural learning and, she says, “reflect the realities of contemporary life, wherein people the world over are often uprooted from their native place and still must be productive under fast-changing and unfamiliar circumstances.”

This info is about ten years old, I'm guessing.
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PostSubject: Re: Rev. Kinzan   Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:36 pm

Thanks for the info on Kinzan Learman. I remember her well and some rich and helpful exchanges in sanzen.
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PostSubject: Re: Rev. Kinzan   Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:43 pm

Note: I'm in the process of splitting the thread now. The posts which refer to RM Koshin and North Cascades Buddhist Priory will be moved to a new thread in the OBC Experiences section and titled "Questions about North Cascades".

Kindly refrain from posting for a little while. I will post again when the split is complete.

Update: The new thread has been created. Feel free to resume posting, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Rev. Kinzan   Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:24 pm

FYI, I haven't received a reply to a brief note I sent to the email address I found on one of the web pages for Friends World Program. Will let you know if I hear from her.

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