Elsie Mitchell

Elsie Mitchell died on Monday, the 17th of October, 2011, at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mrs Mitchell was a pioneer of convert Buddhism in the West. In 1957, she, together with her husband John, D.T. Suzuki and Shinichi Hisamatsu founded the Cambridge Buddhist Association.

She was a friend and mentor to many.

David Chadwick archived a number of materials on Mrs Mitchell. I think you’ll find it well worth a visit.

"In the West, "monk" carries the connotation of celibacy, so I don't like the term ..."

Confession of a Married Monk: A ..."
"Love Potion #9 is a great koan. Those days of rock'n'roll were so cute."

Introduction to Zen Koans is Now ..."
"Thank you for this post. It's lovely. I've long preferred to use the term "monk" ..."

Confession of a Married Monk: A ..."
"thanks so much for this exposition"

Dogen’s Fukanzazengi & the Koan of ..."

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