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Sunday, June 27, 2021

RIP Thomas Cleary

Tom Cleary was a great translator of Buddhist and other Asian texts. He taught at Zen Center some but didn't like class situations. He translated an enormous amount. I attended one of those classes. He was quite a character. 

Dan Kaplan wrote on Facebook: R.I.P Thomas Cleary 1949- June 20, 2021. Prolific translator of Buddhist, Taoist, Sanskrit and other texts into English, who made it possible for so many people to have access in English to the great works of the Eastern Spiritual traditions, not the least of which was and is The Blue Cliff Record.

Shambhala Publications post on Cleary - thanks Dan Kaplan

Wikipedia page for Tom Cleary