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An amazingly nice blog-review by Philip Ryan in Tricycle magazine:  http://www.tricycle.com/blog/special-karma

Abbess Myoan Grace Schireson’s great review with over-the-top headline (Thank you!) on SweepingZen.com:  http://sweepingzen.com/2011/12/13/special-karma/

Genkaku Adam Fisher’s wonderful blog on NewBuddhist.com:  http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/13104/special-karma-a-zen-novel-of-love-and-folly

Genkaku-Again – a different also wonderful blog:  http://genkaku-again.blogspot.com/search?q=special+karma

Genjo Osho’s insightful review in Plum Mountain Newshttp://www.choboji.org/PMN113.pdf

Some thoughtful exchanges on ZenForumInternational.org:  http://www.zenforuminternational.org/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=3584&p=110110&hilit=benezra#p110110  (scroll down to November 3)

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  • Special Karma is now available at Amazon.com. 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.

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