Double Cross XX posted so many good longer interviews in the past and Jimmy Yu was a stand out. The Mike Judge and Jules interviews got a lot of attention but Jimmy seemed to fly under the radar when it comes to 80s NYHC figures who also almost vanished.
It’s easier reading them in the older blogspot format:
Jimmy (Dharma name Guo Gu, professional name Dr. Jimmy Yu) went on to establish the Tallahassee Chan Center in 2009 after becoming one of Master Sheng Yen’s senior and closest disciples. The Tallahassee Chan Center is a community of practitioners learning and living the Buddha’s teachings through the tradition of the Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan (Zen) Buddhism.
Chan is a Buddhist meditation school that is found throughout East Asia. It is known as Zen in Japan, Thiên in Vietnam, and Sŏn (Seon) in Korea. Its distinctive form first took shape in China some fourteen hundred years ago. The aim of Chan is to live life with wisdom and compassion for all beings. Chan also refers to the direct awakening to the interconnectedness of all things. The foundation of Chan is seated meditation, but ultimately Chan practice must extend to all aspects of daily life.