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Each week leading Buddhist teachers share life experiences and insights to help guide your meditation practice as well as your life off the cushion.

Sit, Breathe, Bow Ian White Maher

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Each week leading Buddhist teachers share life experiences and insights to help guide your meditation practice as well as your life off the cushion.

    Zen Master Jok Um

    Zen Master Jok Um

    Zen Master Jok Um (Ken Kessel) began studying with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1975, received inka, or permission to teach, in 1996, and transmission in 2017. Zen Master Jok Um is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a psychotherapist specializing in infant and early childhood mental health. He is guiding teacher for the New Haven Zen Center, Hwa Um Sa-Orlando Zen Center, Gateless Gate Zen Center (Gainesville) and Cypress Tree Zen Group (Tallahassee), Ten Directions Zen Community in Chicago and the Hermitage of Beneficence in McHenry, IL. He also teaches at the Chogye International Zen Center of New York.
    http://www.newhavenzen.org/
    https://orlandozen.com/
    http://gatelessgate.org/
    http://webdharma.com/ctzg/
    https://tendirectionszen.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Center/Ja-Gak-Am-Hermitage-of-Beneficence-108781357157949/
    http://www.chogyezencenter.org/
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher.
    https://www.theseekerstable.com/
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen
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    Zen Master Dae Kwan

    Zen Master Dae Kwan

    Zen Master Dae Kwan studied Buddhism at the Kwok Kwong Buddhist College in Hong Kong in the 1970’s and ordained as a nun at Ajahn Chaa's International Forest Monastery in Thailand in 1981. She practiced in Chiangmai for a decade including two years of intensive solo retreat in Tu Boo Cave. As a Theravada nun she visited for the first time Korea in 1992 and met Zen Master Seung Sahn during a three-month winter kyol che. Following the retreat she asked her teacher for permission to help establish a Zen Center in Hong Kong, which became Su Bong Zen Monastery. In 1995, she received inka, or permission to teach, from Zen Master Seung Sahn and in April 2001, she received Dharma transmission from him. Today Zen Master Dae Kwan serves as abbot and guiding teacher of Su Bong Zen Monastery in Hong Kong. She has translated several of Zen Master Seung Sahn's books into Chinese including "Dropping Ashes on the Buddha," "Only Don't Know," and "The Whole World is a Single Flower."
    You can find out more by visiting the website for Su Bong Monastery
    https://www.subong.org.hk/en
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher.
    https://www.theseekerstable.com/
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen
    https://kwanumzenonline.org

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    Zen Master Bon Soeng

    Zen Master Bon Soeng

    Zen Master Bon Soeng, Jeff Kitzes, began practicing Zen in 1975 and became a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1979. He received inka, or permission to teach in 1992 and was given dharma transmission by Zen Master Seung Sahn in 2001. Zen Master Bon Soeng is also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice integrating Zen, Buddhism, and Western Psychotherapy. He has served as the guiding teacher of Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, California since 1992.
    To find out more visit Empty Gate Zen Center. http://emptygatezen.com/
    They also curate a very active YouTube channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/emptygatezen
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher.
    https://www.theseekerstable.com/
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen
    https://kwanumzenonline.org
     

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    Reirin Alheidis Gumbel

    Reirin Alheidis Gumbel

    Reirin Alheidis Gumbel was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1981. She began practicing Zen in 1990 and received lay ordination from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1993. Reirin became a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center in 2003 and lived at Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara for nearly 12 years. She ordained as a Soto Zen Priest in 2007 and in May of 2019 Reirin received shiho (Dharma transmission) from Furyu Nancy Schroeder at Green Dragon Temple of San Francisco Zen Center. Currently, Reirin is the resident priest of the Milwaukee Zen Center.
    You can find out more by visiting the website for the Milwaukee Zen Center:
    http://mkzen.org
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher.
    https://www.theseekerstable.com
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen
    https://kwanumzenonline.org
     

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    Abby Mushin Terris

    Abby Mushin Terris

    Abby Mushin Terris first began studying Zen in 1976 after practicing Transcendental Meditation for several years. She met Robert Aitken Roshi in 1976 when he visited the Seattle Zen group she sat with. Recognizing him from a significant dream she had had, she attended a period of residential training at his Maui Zendo the following winter and sat several more retreats with Aitken Roshi before settling in with practice Genki Roshi, who had moved to Seattle. Mushin began studying with Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi in 1987. Mushin was named a Dharma Holder by Chozen Bays, Roshi in 2004 and received Sangha Transmission from her in the White Plum lineage of Soto Zen in 2013, becoming her first lay successor. She is on the teacher panel at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie Oregon and co-leads regular retreats there. She also is a visiting teacher at Zen West in Eugene Oregon. Mushin founded the Corvallis Zen Circle in 1992 and remains the sangha’s guiding teacher. They have recently completed building the Sangha Jewel Zen Center, the first dedicated center for study and practice of the Way in Corvallis, Oregon.
    You can find out more by visiting: https://corvalliszencircle.com
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher. https://www.theseekerstable.com
    Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen https://kwanumzenonline.org
     

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