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John Nelson - Professor at University of San Francisco


10-20-14 - Prof. John Nelson of USF report and photos of a major cremation in Bali around this time last year. - posted in Saunters

USF John Nelson eight month Far West Passage Blog - Bali page.


9-29-14 - Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

 

by John K. Nelson

Read about this book here or here

John Nelson is Professor of East Asian religions in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco. Here's his faculty profile.

At UCB: The Center for Buddhist Studies Announces the Winners of the 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Prize - and Experimental Buddhism is a winner!

He gave a talk recently at the SFZC City Center.


10-21-14 - Click on thumbnail to enlarge.

John Nelson, the USF Buddhism etc prof whose Bali blog was featured yesterday wants to know who that is to the left of Shunyru Suzuki in this photo and also I'd like to know who that is behind him. I keep thinking his name is Larry. The SFZC has used this photo numerous times through the years. It has a number in the Shunryu Suzuki photo archive but can't look for that now due to its rank on the priority list.

Please send any answer to this query to dchad at cuke dot com. Thanks, dc


John Nelson has for years been an advisor to Cuke Archives and the Shunryu Suzuki Legacy Project which reminds me to ask him for some advice again. - DC


From the Afterword for the 40th Anniversary Edition of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind:

John Nelson, a professor in the department of religion at the University of San Francisco who teaches classes on Zen and Buddhism, writes,

What caught my attention was the combination of person, voice, and perspective. The person looked at me from the back cover as if challenging my assumptions about Zen and reality in general.  His voice on the page had a unique way of expressing key ideas and explaining the commonplace so that it took on new significance. Zen was not restricted to meditation but permeated all dimensions of life and consciousness. To a young man like myself in Kansas who was sorely disillusioned by Vietnam, race and cultural conflicts, and Watergate, the book offered an entirely new perspective on reality and human behavior.


May, 2011 - Did Shunryu Suzuki use koans - a question from one of John's students


Announcement of DC meeting Friday, 11-16-07, with Nelson students at USF



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