Joshu Sasaki Roshi at 105

The Los Angeles Times has a profile of Rinzai Zen master Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi, abbot of Mount Baldy Zen Center in Mount Baldy, California, and founder of Bodhi Mandala Zen Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the age of 105, Roshi still has a busy teaching schedule, and he tells his students he’ll live to 120.

Michael Haederle wrote about Roshi at age 101 for the Shambhala Sun‘s January 2009 issue, which also featured an excerpt from one of Roshi’s books, True Love, Ultimate Zero. Roshi also graced the cover of Shambhala Sun‘s September 1998 issue with his student Leonard Cohen, in a photo by Don Farber (pictured).