Robert Aitken is a well-known author and one of the foremost leaders of Zen Buddhism
in the Western world. He is also the founder of the Diamond Sangha, a Zen Buddhist
organization headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. The archive includes Robert Aitken's
published writings, manuscripts, sermons, and correspondence with family, friends,
students and other Buddhist teachers. These include such well-known figures as D.T.
Suzuki, Gary Snyder, Nakagawa Soen, Yasutani Haku'un and Yamada Koun. The collection
also contains extensive materials related to the founding and development of the
Diamond Sangha. It should prove to be an exciting new resource for scholars in a
wide range of fields, including Zen Buddhism, history of religions, American Studies,
new religions, and Asian literature.
For More Information
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8264
Fax: (808) 956-5968