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Contributors

December 1987

Writers

Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi is the abbot of the Zen Center in San Francisco, California.

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Tessa Bielecki is Mother Abbess of the Carmelite community that has evolved in Arizona under the spiritual direction of Father William McNamara.

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Maria Boza is a writer who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Barbara W. Gibson is a poet who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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David Koteen dances and writes in Eugene, Oregon. His fiction is being syndicated through the Fiction Network in San Francisco.

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Judy Lief is the dean of the newly-founded Naropa Institute of Canada and was, from 1980 to 1984, dean of the Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado, helping to establish the institute as a recognized “contemplative college” of the arts and humanities.

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Helen M. Luke is director of the Apple Farm Community near Three Rivers, Michigan, and the author of Woman: Earth and Spirit, The Inner Story, and The Voice Within, all published by Crossroad.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Eido Tai Shimano Roshi is the abbot of New York Zendo Shobo-ji, and the author of Golden Wind: Zen Talks.

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Sparrow, after traveling to India, is back in New York, “this unspeakable city, although actually quite moderate — too moderate, after Calcutta, though Calcutta isn’t what people think. It’s mostly a warm place, one of those places no one visits, and when you do, everyone is so nice to you, you think, ‘Ah, this is why no one visits. Tourists are so welcome, they feel unwelcome.’ ”

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Brother David Steindl-Rast is a Benedictine monk who spends three months of each year traveling and teaching, and the rest of the time in monastic seclusion. He is the author of A Listening Heart and Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer.

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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who died earlier this year, was a Tibetan meditation master whose books include Born in Tibet, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.

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Barbara Turino is a freelance writer who lives in Valley Stream, New York.

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On The Cover

Steve Tolen is a chiropractor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, whose interests are photography and his two-year-old daughter, Sarah.

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