Japanese Buddhist monk, Eido Tai Shimano, Died at 85


Eido Tai Shimano was born in 1932 and died in 2018.

He was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist Roshi.

Shimano was the founding abbot of the New York Zendo Shobo-Ji in Manhattan and Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji monastery in the Catskill mountains of New York,

Eido Tai Shimanowas forced to resign from that position of 40 years after revelations of a series of sexual relationships with and alleged sexual harassment of female students.

Himself and his wife had a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Society in 2013, but dropped it in 2015.

He died due to pneumonia on February 18, 2018 in Japan.

Eido Tai Shimano passed away at 85 years old.