Tricycle blog got the word that Eido Tai Shimano will be stepping down as Abbot of the Zen Studies Society. He sent a letter of tepid apology to “Friends”. However it will not come into effect until after Rohatsu.
Al has a post about it which is how I discovered the news.
I’ve just been bringing the news of that situation here without much commentary in the past couple of posts on the topic. What can really be said? Mr. Shimano will do what he wants to in his own good time seems to be the attitude. Now that his dharma heirs, victims, students who’ve been there for quite some time are finding their voices he’s finally acceding to the push. (See recent comments on Robert Aitken’s blog post on this topic)
Some time in the future, when I’ve digested the whole situation a little more, I’ll try to express something about it here. But for now….
Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out. And that is not a wholly un-compassionate statement.