Bushi Yamato Damashii

"The Smouldering Paradigm Shift: Bushi Yamato Damashii's Buddhist-Christian Journey" by Buddhistdoor International Adrian Gibb

Adrian Gibb is a PhD candidate in Studies in Religion and History at the University of Queensland. He is also the coordinator of PAX (Progressive Anglican Christians) and was one of the original admins for Hedge-Church, an online multi-faith community.

Senior Pastor Dr. T. Marquis Ramsey and Daishin Buddhist Monk Bushi Yamato Damashii have much in common, and they should do, as they are one and the same person. A person who is at the forefront of a slow smouldering paradigm shift where two faiths, thought by some to be mutually exclusive, come together in an inter-faith temple.
 
“To some this is blasphemy. They will cite that “man cannot serve two masters.” I tell them I am serving no master. I serve neither Buddha nor Christ. I serve humanity (laughing).” Bushi Yamato Damashii declares.
 
The journey to a combined faith, ordination as a Monk and the establishment of the St. Stephen Interfaith Temple in North Carolina is one that began many years ago.
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