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Timeline of Zen Buddhism in the United States


Early historyEdit


Hsuan Hua, America's first Chinese Chan teacher.






Merle Kodo Boyd became the first African-American woman to receive Dharma transmission in Zen Buddhism in 2006.


Taitaku Pat Phelan is a Sōtō Zen priest and current abbot of Chapel Hill Zen Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


  1. ^ American National Biography Online: D.T. Suzuki
  2. ^ Kernan, Michael (March 19, 1974). "When East Meets West". The Washington Post.
  3. ^ Berkley, Jack (June 26, 1975). "A Priest in Pursuit of Zen". The Montgomery Journal.
  4. ^ von Sturmer, Richard (2000). "Mind to Mind". ZenBow. Numbers 2 & 3. XXII (Summer 2000): 25–27.
  5. ^ Zen master who?: a guide to the people and stories of Zen By James Ishmael Ford
  6. ^ Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, Public Statement from the General Meeting of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2016-02-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Genpo Merzel Disrobes
  9. ^ Barger, TK (April 25, 2015). "Weik installed as abbot of Buddhist Temple of Toledo". Toledo Blade. Toledo Blade. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  10. ^ Enns, G. S. (2016-07-09). "Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield: Here and Now Newsletter - Summer 2016". Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  11. ^ Rebecca Li receives Dharma Transmission
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