WPA Teachers Sign Letter to Standing Rock Tribal Chair

This fall, a number of WPA teachers signed a letter supporting the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s protests against construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline through sacred grounds in North Dakota.  The letter, addressed to tribal Chairman David Archambault II,...

Ethics Policy Adopted

The White Plum Asanga announces that it has passed, with an overwhelming majority, a Code of Ethical Conduct and a Grievance and Reconciliation Procedure for its 125 members. We who have been recognized as teachers in the White Plum lineage respect the...

Malgosia Jiho Braunek (1947-2014)

Malgosia Jiho Braunek, died June 23, 2014. She was one of the founders of Zen in Poland and a member of the White Plum Asanga. Go here for Zen Peacemaker announcement. Also Read Reflections on Malgosia Braunek by Catherine Pagès Glimpses of Malgosia Braunek by Eve...

Peter Muryo Matthiessen (1927-2014)

Peter Muryo Matthiessen, died April 5, 2014. Muryo Roshi was the first dharma successor of Bernie Glassman, Roshi and a long time member of the White Plum Asanga. Go here to read Bernie’s reflections on his passing. Go here for the NPR tribute on Fresh Air. Go...

Charlotte Joko Beck (1917-2011)

Charlotte Joko Beck, died June 15, 2011 at 7:30 a.m., at age 94. She was not a member of the White Plum Asanga, but she did recieve transmission from Maezumi Roshi and several of her dharma successors are members of WPA. The following is from the Prairie Zen Center...