Monday, January 3, 2011


This closing post links a number of tributes to Robert Aitken. Please feel free to comment with additional links. I speak for the entire family when I thank you all for your profound and heartfelt support. -tom aitken

Friends of Robert Aitken - Robert Aitken Roshi (1917-2010):

Buddhist Peace Fellowship:

LA Times - Robert Aitken dies at 93; American Zen Master:,0,7194137.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fobituaries+(Los+Angeles+Times+-+Obituaries)

Star-Advertiser - Zen Buddhist master was also community activist:

Maui News - Zen master Robert Aitken dies at 93:

The Buddhist Channel - Robert Aitken Roshi - His story and legacy:,9398,0,0,1,0

Tricycle - Robert Aitken (1917-2010): A Life Well Lived:

The Engaged Zen Foundation - In Memory of Dairyu Chotan Robert Baker Aitken, Rodaishi "Papa":

Blogisattva - Lifetime Achievement Award: - The passing of Robert Aitken Roshi:

MahaSangha News - Robert Aitken Roshi (1917-2010): His story and legacy:

Shambhala SunSpace - Remembering Robert Aitken (1917-2010): - Aloha to Robert Aitken, “Aitken Roshi”:

Church of the Crossroads - “Martin Luther King Jr. Lifetime Peacemaker Award”:

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Honolulu Diamond Sangha - Official Orbituary of Aitken-Roshi

Buddhist Peace Fellowship: - Robert Aitken Roshi (1917-2010)

Turning Wheel - Robert Aitken Roshi Remembered [.pdf pp. 16-21]
*** Nelson Foster: Robert Aitken Roshi (1917-2010) - Great Dragon of the Clear Pool

*** Hozan Alan Senauke: A Personal and Biographical Reflection

*** Susan Moon: Turning the Wheel with Robert Aitken

*** Mushim Ikeda-Nash: Kamaaina Roshi - Elegy for a Local Guy
John Tarrant - Robert Aitken's Amazing Life:

Monkey Mind - A Brief Life of Roshi Robert Aitken

Open Buddha - Robert Aitken Roshi is dead

Shambhala Sunspace - Robert Aitken – Teachings and a guide to the works of the late Zen master

Tricycle - No Mean Preacher

Tricycle - Remembering Aitken Roshi


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    1. I 'moved' this comment to the "An Open Letter on Journalistic Integrity and the Shambhala Sun" thread. Please let me know if I did so in error, Genryu.