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Sr. Elaine MacInnes at 94.

Sr. Elaine MacInnes (b.1924) celebrates her 94th birthday in Toronto, Canada. She learned the Art of Zen from Zen masters in Japan and became a master herself, later working with convicts in prison in the Philippines.

In 1976, Sr. Elaine was assigned to the Philippines and began teaching Zen first with as small group of mostly nuns, and gradually with lay people who began hearing about “this Canadian nun teaching Zen meditation.”