mushim is a Buddhist teacher, writer, and social activist. based in Oakland, California. She is known under the name Patricia Y. Ikeda as one of the earliest published Asian American poets.

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Race in the Sangha: Taking the Path Together

In 1992 I was visiting a Buddhist friend, and saw a copy of Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry (Shambhala Publications, 1991) sitting on the table. Intrigued, I picked it up and scanned the table of contents to see which American poets had been selected for inclusion in the anthology’s 358 pages. […]

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