John R. McRae Dead

John R. McRae Dead

Postby Bankei » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:21 am

Sad news that Chan/Zen Scholar John R. McRae has passed away from a battle with cancer.

Please see the announcement on H-Buddhism:



http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse. ... &user=&pw=

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Re: John R. McRae Dead

Postby Astus » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:48 am

Very sad news. He was a true pioneer in East Asian Buddhist studies.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)
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Re: John R. McRae Dead

Postby kirtu » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:07 am

NAMU AMIDA BUTSU!

May he quickly be reborn in the Pure Lands.

I remember well a weekend seminar he taught at Zen Mountain Monastery some 17 years ago.

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Re: John R. McRae Dead

Postby Bankei » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:41 am

A memorial event will be held on Sunday, November 20, 7-8:30 pm, at the Parc 55 hotel in San Francisco.

http://uhpress.wordpress.com/2011/11/09 ... n-r-mcrae/
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