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Pair embraces gentle take on Zen

The couple will share its "more democratic" meditation style in a new Honolulu group

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2012

~~<p>The founders of a new Honolulu Grassroots Zen group set to open in Aina Haina next month are offering a laid-back, democratic way of practicing Buddhist meditation without using a big stick.</p>
<p>Manfred B. Steger and Perle Besserman are modeling their group on the Princeton Area Zen Group they founded in New Jersey 21 years ago, which got rid of macho, patriarchal traditions and other trappings of a Japa&shy;nese monastery, Besserman said in a recent interview.</p>
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The founders of a new Honolulu Grassroots Zen group set to open in Aina Haina next month are offering a laid-back, democratic way of practicing Buddhist meditation without using a big stick.

Manfred B. Steger and Perle Besserman are modeling their group on the Princeton Area Zen Group they founded in New Jersey 21 years ago, which got rid of macho, patriarchal traditions and other trappings of a Japa­nese monastery, Besserman said in a recent interview. Login for more...



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