Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger

Married university professors and authors Manfred Steger and Perle Besserman (aka Perle Epstein) studied first under the cultural weight of Japanese Zen, then with the light-footed lay master Robert Aitken. Founders of the Princeton Area Zen Group in NJ, they have been teaching their democratic, grassroots-style of Zen for over twenty-five years.

Zen and Personal Crisis

Excerpt from Grassroots and Zen: Community and Practice in the Twenty-First Cent…