Interesting post Josh. Some words that hit home.
She has had a great deal of trouble...this seemed to follow Peggy Kennett,without question she fell out with Christmas Humphries before going to Japan, she fell out with people in Japan and fell out with members of her own organisation at Shasta,
We are talking about transmission at the same time, for me zen is very simple,...be here now. In practice at a temple one gets up the same time, eats the same meal at the same time, does the cermony,etc, there is little change,so much so that one does this moment,one is always brought back to this moment,on can not escape this moment, zazen is this moment all together no variation this moment. Everyone together this moment. I do not really know but is seems without manipulation the'dropping away' experiences do occur as the whole of the life is based on living this moment experiencing the non dual.
To pick up an interpretation, force this or that,offer explanation, use the practice to control the people,creating and setting up Empires,is instantly moving away from the the simple spirit of zen ..this moment.
We are having a national holiday for a few days and I am fulfilling a promise to my friend Bill Picard when he was dieing to visit the cliff where he was a hermit and sit on the rock he meditated on,and visit the Japanese garden,I have taken some photos I am not sure how to put them on here , I will try later his meditation rock is worth a look