Tag Archives: Genpo Merzel

Will the real Thay please, uh, sit down?

I’ve long appreciated the in-your-face approach of Brad Warner. This doesn’t mean that I necessarily agree with him or his sentiments. In fact, much of the time I find that his ways of communicating takes away from the wisdom he offers. But I do find myself smiling at his fearlessness. I also find myself smiling [...]

Genpo Merzel Disrobes

Dennis “Genpo” Merzel has had more than a few rumors swirling around him recently. His response,¬†appropriately, has been to leave the robes and his official status as a Soto Zen lineage holder behind. Here’s what he had to say about his situation: Owning my Responsibility A Personal Statement from Genpo Merzel I have chosen to [...]