Public Figure Profiles

Mel Weitsman

Hakuryu Sojun Mel Weitsman (July 20, 1929 – January 7, 2021), born Mel Weitsman, was an American Buddhist who was the founder, abbot and guiding teacher of Berkeley Zen Center located in Berkeley, California. Weitsman was a Soto Zen roshi practicing in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, having received Dharma transmission in 1984 from Suzuki's son Hoitsu. He was also a co-abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, where he served from 1988 to 1997. Weitsman was also editor of the book Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai, based on talks given by Suzuki on the Sandokai.

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Some of their strengths

Mel Weitsman has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Imaginative, Creative, Compassionate, Intense, Caring, Sophisticated, and Kind.

Intuitive and Imaginative

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Mel Weitsman is someone who is a highly intuitive, creative and imaginative person who is very loyal, caring and compassionate to others. A person who is known for being a good partner.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Mel Weitsman well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Mel Weitsman as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Vigorous and Friendly

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Mel Weitsman is someone who has a vigor and energy that applies itself to all life's activities and endeavors, and a knack for forming family-like structures, groups, and communities.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Traditional and Patient

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Mel Weitsman tends to be someone who is a patient person that is very emotional, has a very sharp memory, has an ability to understand people, and who tends to be traditional and frugal.

Some of Mel Weitsman's challenges

While Mel Weitsman has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Mel Weitsman can be Emotional, Standoffish, Difficult, Perfectionist, Suspicious, Stubborn, and Pushy.

Emotional and Standoffish

One of Mel Weitsman's key challenges is that they are someone who can be emotional and standoffish.

Pushy and Restless

Mel Weitsman is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Sensitive and Money-oriented

Finally, Mel Weitsman also can have mood swings, be overly sensititive, and be a bit rigid and materialistic.

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