Richard St. Clair

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 in 1978.

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.



True Shin Buddhism

My Music

My Paintings

Amida Net


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