Gerry Shishin Wick

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Gerry Shishin Wick
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Religion Zen
School Harada-Yasutani
Lineage White Plum Asanga
Nationality American
Born United States
Senior posting
Title Roshi
Predecessor Taizan Maezumi

Gerry Shishin Wick is a Soto Zen roshi, author, oceanographer and abbot of Great Mountain Zen Center which he founded in 1996—one of twelve Dharma Successors of the late Taizan Maezumi (receiving Dharma transmission and a Denkai (precept transmission) from him in 1990). He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and has held a variety of jobs in the scientific community as well as an adjunct teaching position at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He is currently president of White Plum Asanga, an organization which acknowledged him as a roshi in 2000. In 2006, Wick received inka from Bernard Glassman.[1][2][3][1]

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  1. ^ Great Mountain Zen center
  2. ^ Prebish, 98
  3. ^ Morreale, 134


  • Morreale, Don (1998). The Complete Guide to Buddhist America. Shambhala Publications. ISBN 1-57062-270-1. 
  • Prebish, Charles S. (1999). Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-21697-0. 
  • "Gerry Shishin Wick Roshi". Great Mountain Zen Center. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 

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