Zen teacher Walter Nowick dies at 87

Walter Nowick, a Zen teacher and Juillard-trained pianist, died yesterday at the age of 87. He studied Zen in Japan for 20 years while working as a music professor, and founded the Moonspring Hermitage in Surry, Maine, after he returned to the US. Sweeping Zen has a full obituary written by one of his former students; click here to read it.