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Lions Roar : May 2018
What is your current or next project? I’m working on a book about the integration of mind mapping as a therapeutic strategy and Buddhist practice. What is your practice tradition? Zen (Soto and Rinzai). Favorite meditation practice? Shikantaza. Recommended dharma books? Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, Appreciate Your Life by Maezumi Roshi, and The Three Pillars of Zen by Philip Kapleau. Your favorite virtue? Tenacity. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Shoveling manure at a mushroom farm. If not yourself, who would you be? Nobody. Name three of your heroes. Maezumi Roshi, Enkyo Roshi, and Marshall Davis, the celebrated African-American journalist, poet, activist, and businessman, who introduced me to a spiritual path. Your favorite author? Ernest Hemingway. I love For Whom the Bell Tolls. Your favorite musician or group? John Coltrane. Your favorite current TV show? The Beat with Ari Melber. What’s for dinner? Spaghetti. A motto that represents you? A Samurai maxim: “Knowing and action are the same thing.” Guilty pleasure? Chocolate, candy, and ice cream. MEET A TEACHER Jules Shuzen Harris Sensei IN 1939, I WAS BORN outside of Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsyl- vania, which for lack of a better word, was an “impoverished” area. My father was a street hustler and one thing he said to me was, “Watch what people do—not what they say.” After graduating from high school, I was a jazz trumpet player and played in many clubs. Then in the late fifties, I joined Temple #10 of the Nation of Islam and met Malcolm X. My journey through Islam was short-lived, as I got kicked out for trying to teach members yoga and meditation. I went on to get a master’s degree in social work and psychology at New York University and a doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Maezumi Roshi was my first contact with a Zen teacher, and during an interview with him I felt like I was coming home. I wanted to be like him—to feel his serenity and to understand what he understood. Maezumi Roshi directed me to study with John Daido Loori. I was only a few years into the study of Zen when I started study- ing Iaido, a Japanese art form of drawing and cutting with a samurai sword. Now I hold a fourth-degree black belt in Iaido as well as a black belt in Kendo, a Japanese martial art using bamboo swords. I’ve opened two sword schools—one in Albany and one in Salt Lake City. In 2004, I founded Soji Zen Center in suburban Philadelphia to help bring Zen to new places as well as to communities of color. In 2007, I received dharma transmission from Pat Enkyo O’Hara. ♦ LION’S ROAR | MAY 2018 35 CULTURE • LIFE • PRACTICE