I am a modern renaissance
man. I sometimes compose music, I perform music, I have my
music performed. I'm a member of ASCAP.
I 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 also an
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.
My educational background includes an A.B. with honors in Music
from Harvard 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 from
other 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: 27 April 2017