Steve Kanji Ruhl is an ordained Zen Buddhist minister, lay dharma teacher. and writer. He practices a spirituality that is authentic, fearless, clear, intensely focused, and infused with wonder and joy, celebrating the miracle of this challenging, astonishing life. 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.
Kanji's new book
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).
Kanji also has released an acclaimed retrospective of poems from throughout his literary career:
The Constant Yes of Things
Customer reviews: "A stunning poetic landscape, exquisitely crafted"; "breathtaking"; "a truly original voice, poignant, fresh, and inspiring."
Out now: a new volume of poems:
Paintings of Rice Cakes Satisfy Hunger
"A mature work by an important American Buddhist poet. Lyrical, tough, and illuminating...."
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