Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Robert Kennedy

                Father Robert Kennedy is a Jesuit priest and Professor Emeritus of Theology at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City. He is also a Dharma heir of Bernie Glassman and the principal teacher at the Morning Star Zendo in New Jersey, where he is addressed as Kennedy Roshi. He is quick to correct me when I refer to him and his Trappist heir, Kevin Hunt, as Catholic Zen Teachers. Rather, he says, he is a Zen Teacher who happens to be Catholic. “The phrase ‘Catholic Zen’ can imply we are mixing Zen and Catholicism into something new. Kevin and I strive to practice Zen as it is taught by our Zen teachers, but Catholics can pay attention too.”

[Robert Kennedy - Cypress Trees in the Garden: 134, 303-10, 318-19, 468, 469;
Catholicism and Zen: 65, 147-55, 157, 162, 163, 164, 172, 195, 196]
[See also: Fr. Robert Kennedy]

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