Steve Kanji Ruhl is an ordained Zen Buddhist minister, lay dharma teacher, and writer. He is committed to serving as a mentor to help guide individuals to experiencing their own innate wisdom and compassion, and in group practice he encourages sharing that fosters dialogue, deep listening, and a process of collective awakening.
Coming in November 2022:
Kanji's new spiritual memoir
Journeys in Search of True Home,
from the American Heartland
to the Buddha Dharma
"A wonderful, wise, fierce book (Andrew Harvey); "amazing and intense" (Sumi Loundon Kim); a "beautifully written memoir...Insightful, accessible, and emotionally transparent, this epic spiritual journey...will open your mind and widen your heart" (Mark Matousek); "an intimate memoir; I strongly recommend it" (James Ishmael Ford); "an engrossing read" (Norman Fischer); it "soars on Ruhl’s eloquent and profound word-pictures...Take the trip!" (Bruce Watson)
Saint Francis, Dogen, and Rumi:
Three Great Mystics
of the 13th Century
and Why They Matter Today
is " a treasure and inspiration for our time" (Roshi Joan Halifax); "superbly written, stirring" (Roshi Eve Myonen Marko); "fascinating" (Dr. Anne Monius, Harvard University); "a book to be treasured" (Rabbi Rami Shapiro); "insightful....excellent" (Publishers Weekly).
Paintings of Rice Cakes Satisfy Hunger:
"A mature work by an important American Buddhist poet. Lyrical, tough, and illuminating...." (Leslie Staub)
The Constant Yes of Things:
Selected Poems, 1973-2018
Customer reviews: "A stunning poetic landscape, exquisitely crafted"; "breathtaking"; "a truly original voice, poignant, fresh, and inspiring."