Daily Mail - A 105-year-old Zen Buddhist master has been accused of sexually assaulting his female students during private teaching sessions. Joshu Sasaki, best known for being the teacher of artist Leonard Cohen, has allegedly groped and sexually harassed women across the U.S. for over 50 years. An independent council of Buddhist leaders recently admitted to ignoring years of accusations against the famously charismatic ‘roshi’. Last month, a ‘witnessing council’ of senior teachers of Mr Sasaki’s Zen Buddhist community published a statement, admitting that the have ‘struggled with our teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi’s sexual misconduct for a significant portion of his career in the United States’. Originally from Japan, Mr Sasaki moved to the U.S. in 1962 where he set up the Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles and the Mount Baldy Zen Center, in Mt Baldy, California. As well as heading these facilities, he has also been teaching at Zen centers across the United States. Accusations have been circulating since the early 70s and in 1997 members of the Mount Baldy Zen Center put forward a letter to the then 90-year-old Mr Sasaki, with no consequences. It was not until a letter was published on the popular practitioners’ website Sweeping Zen in October last year that the true story of the abusive Zen master begun to unfold. Eshu Martin, a former student of Mr Sasaki and monk in Rinzai-ji Zen Center accused Mr Sasaki of getting away with decades of sexual abuse.
Joshu you dog you! Been on this earth for a century and then some and all this dude wants to do is squeeze titties and shit. I mean I don’t wanna make a mockery of a sexual assault case but when the culprit is a fucking hundred and five year old Zen master I’m gonna make a mockery of it.
What a great scam this guy was running. Like 50 straight years of “Breathe in, breathe out. Feel the earth’s natural energy surrounding you…and my fingers sliding down the crack of your ass.” “Feel the Feng Shui and the chi and also the bulge of my dick. Thats natural too.” ”The only way to achieve a state of nirvana is to allow the spirit and my fingers to penetrate you.” Thats how these Buddha guys roll. They’re just a bunch of smug assholes who act like they operate on a higher level when really all they wanna do is get their bird wet. Look at that asshole Phil Jackson. Guy writes books about Zen and cooperation and team work and blah blah blah. What does he spend most of his time doing? Banging the owners daughter. Its the biggest snake move of all time.
PS – I’m not gonna be that guy who sits here and says its the girls fault, but if you let a Japanese man who’s 90+ years old assault you, its gotta kinda be your fault. Like there’s absolutely no reason for you not to be able to remove yourself from a mediation session with a dude who’s almost 100.