Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken (1917-2010), a prominent Zen teacher in the Harada-Yasutani lineage, was cofounder of the Honolulu Diamond Sangha and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

Magazine Meditation & Practice

Setting Up Your Home Altar

Most of us cannot afford a separate room for zazen, but all of us can make a corner sacred. Put your pad and cushion there, with a low table or shelf for incense, flowers, and a picture of Shakyamuni, Bodhidharma, Kanzeon, or one of the other great bodhisattvas or teachers in our lineage. The room […]

By Robert Aitken

Magazine Arts & Culture

Remembering R. H. Blyth

Reginald Horace Blyth was born near London in 1898, the only child of working-class parents. By the start of World War I, he was eighteen and already an eccentric in his contemporaries’ eyes: he ate no meat, loved George Bernard Shaw, and became a conscientious objector to the war, for which he was jailed. After […]

By Robert Aitken
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