72 results for tag: Zen


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gesshin Claire Greenwood

Facebook Google+ Twitter What does it mean to be yourself? with Gesshin Claire Greenwood Gesshin Claire Greenwood has been practicing Vipassana and Zen for over 12 years. She’s an ordained Zen priest and spent over 5 years in Japan, training in monasteries, studying, and teaching. Gesshin is involved with Blue Cliff Sangha in Long Beach, CA. She is the author of Bow First, Ask Questions Later: Reluctant Wisdom on Ordination, Love, and Zen Training in Japan.Please consider reading her book Bow First, Ask Questions Later: Ordination, Love, and Monastic Zen in Japan. ...

Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi

The Discipline of Staying Present as a Way of Life

Zen Master Bon Shim

Facebook Google+ Twitter Transform your suffering into joy with Zen Master Bon Shim Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter) is the Regional Zen Master for the Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe. As a young girl growing up in Cracow, Poland she gravitated to the contemplative atmosphere and the smell of incense of the Catholic Church. In the silence she found a safety she had been longing for, but desired to go beyond what she was being taught, to know that her life had meaning. In 1978, she began practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn and was given Inka, or permission to teach, in 1992. In 2006 received transmission. Today she serves as the ...

Taigen Dan Leighton

Facebook Google+ Twitter What question led you to face the wall? with Taigen Dan Leighton Taigen Dan Leighton is a Soto Zen priest and Dharma successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. He first studied Buddhist art and culture in Japan in 1970, and began formal everyday zazen and Soto practice in 1975 at the New York Zen Center with Kando Nakajima Roshi. He moved to San Francisco in 1978 and began to work full time for the San Francisco Zen Center in 1979. Taigen was ordained in 1986 by Reb Anderson Roshi. From 1990-1992 he practiced in Kyoto, Japan translating ...