I am a modern
man. I sometimes compose music, I perform music, I have my music
performed. I'm a member of ASCAP.
write poetry and occasionally read my poetry in front of people. I
especially enjoy the Japanese literary forms of haiku, renku, tanka,
haiga, and haibun. I am
administrative assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
And I enjoy Ham Radio (my callsign is WU1V) in which I contact people
from all over the world, spreading goodwill and friendship.
I study Buddhism
as the crux
of my life's search for meaning. My Dharma practice is Listening Deeply
to the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and those who follow(ed) in His
footsteps, especially Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) and Rennyo Shonin
(1415-1499). My faith in the saving power of Amida
Buddha is my rock.
Dharma as taught
by Shinran Shonin
has put a unique perspective on the pluses and minuses of my
life. For more information, click on the
link to my "True Shin Buddhism" page below.
I am a human being: flawed but trying. As a survivor
of sexual and ritual abuse, I am active in Survivors of Incest
Anonymous, a twelve-step
My educational background includes an A.B. with honors in Music from
College in 1969, an A.M. in Music Composition from Harvard University
in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Harvard University
But that is my formal education. My real education has been
people, from poetry and music and other art forms, from nature, and
from the masters of the Buddha-Dharma.
Mail comments to Richard St. Clair at sshin02143@AOL.com. Last
modified: 9 September 2012