List of Tables Acknowledgments Preface Preliminary Matters Introduction 1. Setting the Stage: Aitken and the Context of Zen in America Part I: Distant Correspondents Write to the Roshi 2. Why People Write 3. Patterns of Zen Practice among the Distant Correspondents 4. Areas of Special Concern Raised by Distant Correspondents 5. Special Constituencies within the Distant Correspondents Part II: The Roshi Responds 6. Robert Aitken's Zen Ministry by Mail 7. These Words Are Your Words: Patterns in Aitken's Responses to his Distant Correspondents Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Helen J. Baroni is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She is the author of Iron Eyes: The Life and Teachings of Obaku Zen Master Tetsugen Doko, also published by SUNY Press.