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Shaila Catherine

Cleaning Up the Defilements of the Mind

Gregory Kramer

Facebook Google+ Twitter The Relational Dimension of Emptiness with Gregory Kramer Gregory Kramer has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1980 and in 1995 began offering instruction in Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal meditation designed to highlight the relational dimensions of the dharma. Gregory’s teaching emphasizes an integrated path of development, where individual and interpersonal meditation are joined with contemplation, ethical inquiry, and a commitment to kindness. He is the author of Insight Dialogue: The interpersonal path to freedom. Gregory is the founding teacher of the Metta Foundation and leads retreats in North ...

Josh Bartok, Roshi

Facebook Google+ Twitter Becoming a Pastoral Presence to the World with Josh Bartok, Roshi Josh Bartok, Roshi, began practicing Zen practice with John Daido Loori, at Zen Mountain Monastery in the early 1990s while a student at nearby Vassar College, and later lived there for 18 months. In 2000, he began practicing with James Ishmael Ford, Roshi. He was ordained by James Ford in 2008 and received permission to teach from him in 2012. Presently Josh serves as the guiding teacher and spiritual director of the Greater Boston Zen Center. For many years he worked as a Senior Editor at Wisdom Publications, a leading publisher of classic and contem...

Nancy Brown Hedgpeth, JDPSN

Facebook Google+ Twitter Coming Together To Inquire with Nancy Brown Hedgpeth, JDPSN Nancy Brown Hedgpeth has been a Zen student and part of the Kwan Um School of Zen since 1979. She has practiced at the Cambridge Zen Center, the Providence Zen Center, the New Haven Zen Center as well as in South Korean temples. She is a retired nurse.  She helped run a farm in southern Rhode Island her husband. Nancy received inka, or permission to teach, from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1994. She currently lives at Providence Zen Center where she serves as co-guiding teacher. ...

Robert Kando Cornell

Facebook Google+ Twitter The Near Enemy of Enlightenment with Robert Kando Cornell Robert Kando Cornell was on track to become a college professor in Theoretical Physics and the Philosophy of Science when he dropped out of graduate school to become a Zen monk. He lived as a monastic for 10 years. After turned in his robes he journeyed through a variety of vocations before going back to school to become a psychotherapist and spiritual director exploring the boundary lands between Buddhist, Christianity, and psychology. He is the author of “50 Ways of Letting Go.” And ...

Carlos Montero, JDPSN

Facebook Google+ Twitter The Wisdom We All Have with Carlos Montero, JDPSN Carlos Montero, JDPSN, was born and raised in Venezuela and came to the United States to study chemical engineering at Penn State University. He began practicing meditation 1997 after his golf coach suggested that Zen might help him let go of his thinking mind and just play the sport. In 2000 Carlos founded the South Florida Zen Group where he serves as the guiding teacher. And in 2015, he received inka, or permission to teach. Outside of the dharma hall Carlos teaches chemistry and holds a 1st degree black belt in Aikido. You can find out more about his teaching and ...

Joshin Byrnes, Sensei

Facebook Google+ Twitter Taking responsibility for the world together with Joshin Byrnes, Sensei Joshin Byrnes, Sensei has walked a braided path in his spiritual journey studying philosophy and theology, seeking inspiration in Vedic yoga and the interspiritual practices of the New Monastic movement, and even in his youth, taking vows as a Dominican brother. He is a student of Upaya’s founder and guiding teacher, Roshi Joan Halifax, and is a lineage holder in the Maezumi Roshi and Bernie Glassman Roshi family of Soto Zen and the Zen Peacemaker Order. He has been a ...

Shoda Shonin

Facebook Google+ Twitter Stripping away the self with Shoda Douglas Kanai, Shonin Rev. Shoda Douglas Kanai, Shonin, was raised Buddhist in America by his Japanese parents. His father Rev. Shokai Kanai founded the Nichiren Buddhist Kannon Temple of Nevada, but initially his son was not interested in following in the family tradition and went on to earn an MBA and worked in the back offices of a casino. But as his father neared retirement, Kanai began to reevaluated his path and decided to commit himself to the faith. He moved to Japan and spent 3.5 years studying and ...

Genjo Marinello, Roshi

Facebook Google+ Twitter Our depth is vast and boundless with Genjo Marinello, Roshi Genjo Marinello began his Zen training in 1975 sitting his first sesshin in the summer of 1977. He began the formal process of ordination 1980 in Seattle and trained at Ryutaku-Ji in Japan in 1981-82. In 1999, Genjo Roshi was installed as abbot of Chobo-ji temple in Seattle, where he has served ever since. Genjo was affirmed as the dharma heir of the late Eido Shimano Roshi in May of 2008. His talks and essays have been widely published and his commentary on koan practice has been ...

Kathy Park

Facebook Google+ Twitter Cause and Effect Are Clear with Kathy Park, JDPSN Kathy Park, JDPSN, began practicing Zen in 1999 while living in London. And began studying with the Kwan Um School after visiting the Zen Center in Paris. Over the following 20 years she lived in Zen centers and temples in the United States, Hong Kong, and Korea, where she sat several 90-day retreats. She is currently an administrative director at Mu Sang Sa Temple in Korea and the coordinator of the International Initiative Project for the global Kwan Um School of Zen. Kathy lives in Korea with ...