Samuel Lewis Appreciation Thread

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Samuel Lewis Appreciation Thread

Post by DGA » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:08 pm

Samuel Lewis (perhaps better known as "Sufi Sam") was by any account a remarkable soul. He was among the first American Zen students not of Asian descent; he practiced early on with Nyogen Senzaki, and (this according to wikipedia):
In 1966, he was ordained a "Zen-Shi" (Zen Master) by Korean Zen master Dr. Kyung-Bo Seo.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_L._Lewis

I'd like to know more about Lewis generally, and also if he recognized any Dharma successors (as distinct from his work as a Sufi teacher and with the Dances of Universal Peace).

Also... has anyone ever visited Lama Foundation in New Mexico? looks beautiful

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Re: Samuel Lewis Appreciation Thread

Post by Simon E. » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:59 pm

You might be interested to know Jikan that one of his Sufi linage successors, Pir Shabda Khan, is a student of Tai Situ Rinpoche.
Hope thats not too off topic.
See http://www.marinsufis.com/

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Re: Samuel Lewis Appreciation Thread

Post by DGA » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:08 pm

Excellent, thanks!

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