Robert Baker Aitken biography

Robert Baker Aitken

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1917 – 2010

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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.

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Born
Jun 19, 1917
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Robert Aitken
Spouses
Religion
  • Buddhism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
Lived in
  • Maui
Died
Aug 5, 2010
Honolulu

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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