Author Archives: Simon Kogen Heale

Memories of Dr John Crook

Simon Heale, who many of us will know only as a fantastic Tenzo from many of our retreats, was also a friend of John Crook, a successor in the Ch’an tradition to Master Sheng Yen.  Dr Crook recently passed away, and Simon shares some recollections of this remarkable figure in British Buddhism.

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Being Tenzo

We were all very fortunate to have Simon in the role of Tenzo at the Crosby sesshin which has just ended.  It’s fitting then that we have a post this week by Simon telling how came to take on the Tenzo role, which has has served in for so many groups now for so long.

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