Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"The Zen Predator..." Part 2

It now seems that Mark Oppenheimer's "The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side," which concerns the manipulative malfeasances of Eido Tai Shimano, will be published tomorrow ... as distinct from today, when it was first thought it might come out.

There will be no hardcover edition.

PS. Word arrived 11/7/13 that the book will be published next Wednesday, 11/13/13.


  1. I read it yesterday (instant gratification thanks to amazon kindle) and even though I knew what it was about, from reading your blog and other sources on the internet, the experience was still like getting punched in the gut.

    I want to believe that having a strong spiritual practice helps you to see right vs. wrong and gives you the courage to make right actions. It's easy to assume that charismatic spiritual leaders have a moral compass. It seems that some people are so attached to this idea of Shimano, that to see him as lying, manipulative, and predatory would do too much damage to their views of themselves and their practice.

    I am grateful to the people who have spoken out, and continue to do so. Enabling abuse in the name of "protecting Zen in America" is one kind of deluded thinking that needs exposed and obliterated.

  2. Rebecca -- Would you like to move your comment to the post that indicates the book had actually been published?

  3. Okay, I can copy and paste it there.