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This review is from: Shoes Outside the Door: Desire, Devotion and Excess at San Fransisco Zen Center (Hardcover)
This is a fascinating history of the rise and fall of the founder of San Francisco Zen Center and how easily even in the spiritual world things can fall apart over greed, envy and the desire to have power over others. As I long time Zen practitioner, I found it particularly interesting, but perhaps I should qualify my five star rating by saying it might not be so interesting for someone who isnt into Buddhism, meditation, yoga and the like. It was interesting to read about how Roshi Baker got the whole enterprise going, his vision and determination. What happened afterwards was so sad, but the Center is thriving still, so the spirit continues.