An amazingly nice blog-review by Philip Ryan in Tricycle magazine:

Abbess Myoan Grace Schireson’s great review with over-the-top headline (Thank you!) on

Genkaku Adam Fisher’s wonderful blog on

Genkaku-Again – a different also wonderful blog:

Genjo Osho’s insightful review in Plum Mountain News

Some thoughtful exchanges on  (scroll down to November 3)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Special Karma is now available at Click below for the link.

    Special Karma: A Zen Novel of Love and Folly

    Special Karma is a novelized account of my experiences in a Zen Buddhist monastery in America, the first to address the issue of sexual misconduct by a Zen master. Why did I write it as a novel and not a memoir? Good question! The answer is that I wanted to approach this material in a way that would give me a novelist’s freedom in exploring the vulnerabilities and shortcomings of my protagonist, as well as those of the book’s other characters, including the Roshi. As an avid novel-reader, I also hoped to harness the novel’s ability to create a richly detailed world, one that the reader can inhabit and explore.

%d bloggers like this: