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Tricycle Q & A: Ask Stephan Bodian February 6, 2008

Posted by Philip Ryan in Books, General, Zen.

Meditation for DummiesZen and Vedanta teacher, psychotherapist, and author of Meditation for Dummies (and co-author of Buddhism for Dummies) Stephan Bodian is taking questions now on Tricycle.com. His newest book is called Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journy of Spiritual Awakening.

Stephan began practicing Zen in 1970 with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and, after training at Tassajara, was ordained a monk by Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi in 1974. He directed the training program at the Zen Center of Los Angeles and headed an affiliate center in San Diego before setting aside his robes in 1982 to study Western psychology. In 1988 he met Advaita master Jean Klein and studied with him until Klein’s death in 1998. In 1999 he encountered Zen teacher Adyashanti and received Dharma transmission in 2001.

For more information, visit his website at stephanbodian.org.



1. Jo Garcia-Cobb - February 6, 2008

The death of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is a time of reflection on the fruits of this man’s teachings. My husband and I practiced Transcendental Meditation for many years as well as the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Over the years, we found that both the practice of TM and following Maharishi’s teachings led us on a path that we would not have chosen had we known better. It was a path that led to much darkness, not light.
A path that led to selfishness, not love. It is our hope that his disciples would take a much deeper look at where this path has led them, bless his soul, stop misleading people, and move on.

Jo Garcia-Cobb
Mt. Angel, Oregon

2. vedanta - March 7, 2008

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