Robert Baker Aitken
1917 – 2010
Who was Robert Baker Aitken?
Robert Baker Dairyu Chotan Aitken Rōshi was a Zen teacher in the Harada-Yasutani lineage. He co-founded the Honolulu Diamond Sangha in 1959 together with his wife. Aitken received Dharma transmission from Koun Yamada in 1985 but decided to live as a layperson. He was a socialist advocating for social justice for gays, women and Native Hawaiians throughout his life, and was one of the original founders of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Robert Baker Aitken." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 26 Oct. 2020. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/robert_baker_aitken>.