Street Zen: The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey

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Title:Street Zen: The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey


Author:David Schneider

Publisher:Shambhala Publications

Publish Year:1993

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Philosophy | Zen


Remarks:B&W Photographs.


Size:138 x 214 mm


Price:USD 9.60

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  • Founder of San Francisco's Maitri Hospice for AIDS patients--where he died in 1990--Dorsey praticed Zen for 20 years, after leading an outrageous existence as a drag queen, prostitute, junkie, and commune leader. "Issan's story contributes significantly to the history of the gay community and its response to AIDS.

    David Schneider

    David Schneider is an ordained Zen priest and the co-editor, with Kaz Tanahashi, of Essential Zen. He lives in Köln, Germany, but he travels and teaches frequently in the U.S.
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