ZCLA Website brief bio etc on Maezumi
Seisen Fletcher was angered upon reading the Buddha's statement that his allowing women to ordain would put Buddhism back 500 years. She went to Maezumi Roshi to ask him about it. After a few moments he said: "Well, it was worth it."
Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995) studied and taught in two teaching streams: the Soji-ji Soto lineage from his father and the Yasutani Roshi hybrid of Soto and Rinzai in which koan training is emphasized. He founded the LA Zen Center in 1969 and had many disciples. He ordained Seisen Fletcher who received Dharma transmission from Tetsugen Glassman (a successor to Maezumi Roshi) in 1998.
Dare we comment on our ancestor's statements? Why not. The Buddha is alive today. What is your prediction? How many years are left?
Backwards or Forwards
Years or Kalpas
Gain or Blame
Anger or Joy
two Buddhas meet, 2500 years later
Speaking in a strange language
on the other side of the globe