James Ishmael Ford

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James Ishmael Ford (Zeno Myoun, Roshi) is an American Zen Buddhist priest and Unitarian Universalist minister. He was born in Oakland, California on July 17, 1948. He earned a BA in psychology from Sonoma State University, as well as an MDiv and an MA in the Philosophy of Religion, both from the Pacific School of Religion.

Ford is co-editor of The Transient and Permanent in Liberal Religion,[1] and is the author of This Very Moment: A Brief Introduction to Buddhism and Zen for Unitarian Universalists,[2] both published by Skinner House Books. He is also the author of a study of Zen teachers and communities in North America, Zen Master Who? A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen,[3] the co-editor of The Book of Mu: Essential Writings on Zen’s Most Important Koan,[4] and the author of If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life[5] from Wisdom Publications.

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  1. James Ishmael Ford; Dan O'Neal; Alice Blair Wesley (1995). The Transient and Permanent in Liberal Religion: Reflections from the Uuma Convocation on Ministry. Skinner House Books. ISBN 978-1-55896-330-6. 
  2. James Ishmael Ford (1996). This Very Moment : A Brief Introduction to Buddhism and Zen for Unitarian Universalists. Skinner House Books. ISBN 1-55896-347-2. 
  3. James Ishmael Ford (2006). Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-509-8. 
  4. James Ishmael Ford; Melissa Myozen Blacker (2011). The Book of Mu: Essential Writings on Zen’s Most Important Koan. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-643-4. 
  5. James Ishmael Ford (2012). If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 1-61429-039-3. 


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