Rafe Martin

Rafe Martin

Rafe Martin is a disciple of Roshi Philip Kapleau’s as well as his editor and friend. He is also an author of children’s books and a storyteller.

Recent Articles

When the Buddha Was a Tree

Trees can show us how to be bodhisattvas. Rafe Jnan Martin draws important lessons from an old tale.

Riding Through the Gateless Gate

Rafe Martin recounts a personal story of the feeling of nothingness while motorcycling on a rainy day.

A Pillar of Zen: Roshi Philip Kapleau 1912 – 2004

Roshi Philip Kapleau's longtime student Rafe Martin remembers a pioneer of American Zen.