Lion's Roar

WHERE JOY COMES FROM

enshin Reb Anderson is a quiet pillar of American Zen. An important teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, he generally sticks close to home at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, where he supervises a rigorous program to train Zen priests. He has written only four books, the most recent excerpted in this issue, and all are milestones in American Buddhism. I visited Reb at Green Gulch recently for a far-ranging conversation that will be part of a forthcoming podcast series of in-depth interviews with important Buddhist teachers. Among many things, we talked about the sometimes underappreciated role of warmth 

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