Creator(s)

Erin Kate Ewart

Creator(s) bio

Submitted for RS 301's Oral History Project, student Erin Ewart interviews Karen Mueller, a practicing Zen Buddhist of twenty years.

Affiliation

Student

Format

Oral History

Creation Date

2021-07-13

Description

In this text, student Erin Kate Ewart interviews Karen Mueller, a local community member in her seventies, who has been a practicing Zen Buddhist for twenty years. Before the pandemic, Karen attended the Arcata Zen group for meditation and "sitting," as well as numerous other Zen retreats throughout the state. Topics covered include the transition of her practice to virtual, her likes and dislikes of Zoom, how her practice may change in the future, and her personal relationship with meditation over her decades of life.

Comments

Dr. Sara Hart's RS 301: Religion in America class submitted oral history projects for the Spring 2021 semester. The Project covers community members' religious experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic, how spiritual practices have adapted to social distancing, and how these requirements will evolve in the future.

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