A few years ago, the Dalai Lama attracted 70,000 people to a football stadium in Seattle. A couple of weeks ago, Thich Nhat Hanh brought several thousand people together to meditate in a public setting in Boston.
Forty years ago, these events would have been inconceivable.
But over the past few decades, Buddhism has set down many roots in American culture. And, remarkably, the Zen tradition has produced several generations of American-born teachers.
It's time for a survey of this flourishing dharma tradition. And Adam Tebbe, editor of Sweeping Zen has proposed just that: a film that surveys modern American Zen.
To accomplish this, Adam needs your support. His project, entitled Zen In America, has been accepted as a Kickstarter project and it's well on the way to its goal.
You can put the project over the top by going to Kickstarter (click that word now!), making a donation, and becoming part of Zen In America. There are even nice benefits for each donor!
I've donated and I hope you will join me.