Claude AnShin Thomas in Vancouver: Nov 28-30

November 9, 2008

Claude Thomas served as a helicopter crew chief in Vietnam and was shot down on five separate occasions. Wounded, he left the US Army with an honorable discharge in 1968. He became a Zen priest in 1995 and now works for peace through the Zaltho Foundation.

“In 1990, after more than 20 years of misery, he attended a meditation retreat for Vietnam vets led by the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and it changed his life.” – Publishers Weekly

Peace and Nonviolence – Public Talk
November 28 at 7:00 PM (to 9:00 PM)
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Tickets – $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
[details] [bio]

“Thomas’s journey from the killing fields of Vietnam to the path of peace and pilgrimage testifies to his—and our—powerful urge to awaken. At the same time, this is not a pretty story. Anshin Thomas has lived in hell, knows its smell and taste, and continues to confront it every day of his life. Yet he remains undeterred in his work to make peace in himself and the world at large.”—Bernie Glassman, author of Instructions to the Cook and Bearing Witness [from Review]

[Claude Thomas was ordained a Zen Priest, AnShin AnGyo, in August of 1995 by Roshi Bernie Glassman.]

Click on the image of the book cover below for details on and reviews of At Hell’s Gate on Amazon.

See also:

BPF | We Are All Responsible by Claude Anshin Thomas | 9/11

[and note the publication date of that article: only 10 days after 9/11]

image - At Hell's Gate - from


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