Having read the recent stuff (HT: Nathan) and Genjo Marinello's take on it (via Open Buddha; also see the Tricycle Blog post comments) I encourage the Board of the Zen Studies Society to do whatever they can at this point to ensure that Eido Shimano does not conduct dokusan or other dharma inteviews on Zen Studies Society/Dai Bosatsu Zendo or other affiliated Rinzai lineage property.
I mean, this has gone far enough. I hadn't spoken out as much as I might have because I believed that it was a large part of the responsibility for Shimano's dharma heirs to handle, but at this point (and I think they're moving in that direction) this is simply de trop.
Ultimately, it's matter of human beings doing some of the worse things human beings can do, and executing the proper response thereto.
At this point, however, with Shimano's letter which is stuck hard in denial mode, I think there's no alternative but for Shimano to retire permanently. I wish his heirs well in their dealings with him. I think they know what to do now.
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