Zen Scandal Folo

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Nikki Stubbs had high hopes when she arrived at the Rinzai-Ji Zen Centre in Mount Baldy, outside Los Angeles. The Vancouver woman had travelled to Mount Baldy to work and study with Joshu Sasaki, the 105-year-old master of the international Rinzai-Ji community. In her conversation with Carol, the former student and employee of global Zen master Joshu Sasaki describes how the Rinzai-ji community has reacted to her coming forward with charges that he groped and demanded sexual services from her in the guise of zen teaching.

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