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...
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 ...
The Discipline of Staying Present as a Way of Life