Garden II, ink on paper, by artist and Zen Master Rebecca Nie. View more of her work at rebexart.com.

The Zen of Quakerism

Garden II, ink on paper, by artist and Zen Master Rebecca Nie. View more of her work at rebexart​.com. Quakers and Buddhists have a few things in common. Most importantly, they share a common humanity and a commitment to🔒

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Peter Taylor worked as a social worker and practiced Zen in Toronto, Canada. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Lily, and daughter, Abby, managing a family farm and wildlife preserve. He is a member of Westfield Meeting in Cinnaminson, N.J., and has published three books from his blog Zenmister.com.

Posted in: Faith and Practice, February 2016

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2 Responses to The Zen of Quakerism

  1. Donald Abdallah January 27, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    City & State
    Lawrence Kansas
    Greetings Gail…

    I’ve subscribed to the Friend YouTube channel for several months, and I just got around to listening to Peter’s discussion on Zen Buddhism and Quakerism. Please pass along my kudos to Peter for a very good presentation (I’ve been practicing Zen for about 15 years).

    I recently discovered two that physicist that I very much admire Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington and George Ellis our Quakers (see below), so I was interested in finding out if a presently non‐Quaker… would be allowed to submit an article for your oversight for inclusion in the Friends Journal.

    If the answer is yes, I’d be interested in submitting an article on famous scientists within the Friend’s community if this topic has not already been covered. I do have a science background in the fields of Radiation Oncology (cancer treatment) and a Masters degree Information Systems from Friends University in Wichita Kansas.

    Thanks Kindly

    Donald Abdallah
    [Email and phone redacted by moderator]

    ▪ Arthur Stanley Eddington — active in the Quaker Guild of Teachers, attended meetings regularly; his Swarthmore Lecture was titled “Science and the Unseen World.”
    ▪ George Ellis — co‐authored The Large Scale Structure of Space‐Time with University of Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking; won the 2004 Templeton Prize and got involved with the Quaker Service Fund

    • Martin Kelley January 30, 2017 at 10:42 am #

      City & State
      Philadelphia PA
      Hi Donald: glad you signed up for the channel! You should contact us by email at [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org to talk about writing ideas since we don’t all always see the comments.

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