Chikudo Lew Richmond

Chikudo Lew RichmondChikudo Lew Richmond is an ordained disciple of Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki, and a lineage holder in that tradition. Chikudo is Kuzan Peter Schireson’s ordaining teacher. Beginning in 1967, for fifteen years he lived and trained at Tassajara Zen Monastery, San Francisco Zen Center, and Green Gulch Zen Temple, where he was its Head of Practice from 1977-1983. He is the author of three books: Work as a Spiritual Practice: A Practical Buddhist Approach to Inner Growth and Satisfaction on the Job; Healing Lazarus: A Buddhist’s Journey from Near Death to New Life ; and A Whole Life’s Work: Living Passionately, Growing Spiritually, published in February, 2004. His personal website, with information about his books, music, and other activities, is


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