Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki


The magnificently erudite Dr. Suzuki [1870-1966]
Who introduced me as a teen-ager to East-Asian Buddhism

Dr. Suzuki who pioneered Scholarly Zen to the West was roundly criticized, actively opposed in fact by traditional Zen schools for doing so [Zen was Practice, not study and contemplation, right?].

So much for contemporary Sangha culture.