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Sit, Breathe, Bow

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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.

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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 https://kwanumzenonline.org

35 MIN1 weeks ago
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Zen Master Jok Um

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

39 MIN2 weeks ago
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Zen Master Dae Kwan

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

35 MIN3 weeks ago
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Zen Master Bon Soeng

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

37 MINSEP 12
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Reirin Alheidis Gumbel

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

39 MINSEP 6
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Abby Mushin Terris

Sit, Breathe, Bow survey

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1 MINSEP 2
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Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton)

Zen Master Bon Haeng, Mark Houghton, became a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn's in 1976 and was an early member of the Cambridge Zen Center where he lived for 14 years and was abbot for 12. He received inka, or permission to teach, in 1990. Zen Master Bon Haeng received transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 2000. Today he is retired but continues to serve as the guiding teacher of the Open Meadow Zen Group in Lexington, MA, the co-guiding teacher the Providence Zen Center. If you are considering either short or long-term residence in a Zen community please visit: https://providencezen.org/ You can find ZM Bon Haeng's practice and retreat schedule by visiting: http://www.openmeadowzen.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

38 MINJUL 18
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Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton)

Kim Hoben Hansen

Kim Hoben Hansen began formal Zen practice in 1995 and the following year he became a student of Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi. In 2009 Hoben completed Sanghakai training, a 3-year program for lay Zen students designed to cultivate different aspects of Sangha service. He was made a Dharma Heir by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi in 2015. Hoben is the founding teacher of the North Shore Zendo in Vancouver, Canada. And in addition to leading traditional retreats, Hoben has taught Zen Buddhism in specialized communities like lawyers and youth. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.northshorezen.org/welcome/ 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

36 MINJUL 11
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Kim Hoben Hansen

Mitra Bishop, Roshi

Mitra Bishop Roshi began practicing Zen in 1974 while living in Turkey and soon after began training at the Rochester Zen Center with Roshi Philip Kapleau. In 1986, Mitra-roshi was ordained by Roshi Kapleau and after completing her formal training in 1992, she moved to Sogen-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple, in Okayama, Japan, to train under the guidance of the Ven. Harada Shodo-roshi. Mitra-roshi returned to the United States in 1996 was formally sanctioned to teach by Roshi Kapleau as one of his dharma heirs. In that same year, she was asked to guide the Hidden Valley Zen Center in San Marcos, California, and as well, established Mountain Gate Sanmonji, a monastic practice center in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Mitra-roshi is an accomplished calligrapher and her writings have appeared in the books Mu, Zen Teaching, Zen Practice, Blossoms of the Dharma, and in Record of the Hidden Lamp, as well as numerous websites and magazines. A number of videos of her teisho [Zen talks] are available on YouTube. You can find out more by visiting the website for Mountain Gate Sanmonji at https://www.sanmonjizen.org/ She also works with the Regaining Balance Program which offers retreats for women veterans with PTSD. You can learn more by visiting https://www.regainingbalance.org/ And Hidden Valley Zen Center at https://www.hvzc.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

35 MINJUL 4
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Mitra Bishop, Roshi

Ilan Luttenberg

Ilan Luttenberg was first introduced to Buddhism while studying philosophy in university. And he began practicing the path in 1996 with a variety of teachers from both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. He was a founding member of "Akoda" and "Middle Way", organizations that bring tools and insights from the Buddhist practice into social action promoting a culture of non-violence, compassion, and peace. He co-translated the books End of Time by Krishnamurti, What the Buddha Taught, by Walpola Rahula and Samasati-An Exposition of Right Mindfulness by Ven P.A. Payutto into Hebrew. Ilan is a co-founder of the "Buddhism in Israel" website and of the program "One Dharma - Many Paths" As a teacher, his approach combines the practice of meditation with practical applications for daily training and a way of life that brings release and liberation from suffering. If you read Hebrew you can find out more by visiting the website for Buddhism in Israel at https://www.buddhism-israel.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

24 MINJUN 28
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Ilan Luttenberg

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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 https://kwanumzenonline.org

35 MIN1 weeks ago
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Zen Master Jok Um

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

39 MIN2 weeks ago
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Zen Master Dae Kwan

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

35 MIN3 weeks ago
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Zen Master Bon Soeng

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

37 MINSEP 12
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Reirin Alheidis Gumbel

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

39 MINSEP 6
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Abby Mushin Terris

Sit, Breathe, Bow survey

If you have a couple of moments, please fill out this survey so I can better understand who listens to the show. https://www.kwanumzenonline.org/sbbsurvey

1 MINSEP 2
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Sit, Breathe, Bow survey

Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton)

Zen Master Bon Haeng, Mark Houghton, became a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn's in 1976 and was an early member of the Cambridge Zen Center where he lived for 14 years and was abbot for 12. He received inka, or permission to teach, in 1990. Zen Master Bon Haeng received transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 2000. Today he is retired but continues to serve as the guiding teacher of the Open Meadow Zen Group in Lexington, MA, the co-guiding teacher the Providence Zen Center. If you are considering either short or long-term residence in a Zen community please visit: https://providencezen.org/ You can find ZM Bon Haeng's practice and retreat schedule by visiting: http://www.openmeadowzen.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

38 MINJUL 18
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Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton)

Kim Hoben Hansen

Kim Hoben Hansen began formal Zen practice in 1995 and the following year he became a student of Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi. In 2009 Hoben completed Sanghakai training, a 3-year program for lay Zen students designed to cultivate different aspects of Sangha service. He was made a Dharma Heir by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi in 2015. Hoben is the founding teacher of the North Shore Zendo in Vancouver, Canada. And in addition to leading traditional retreats, Hoben has taught Zen Buddhism in specialized communities like lawyers and youth. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.northshorezen.org/welcome/ 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

36 MINJUL 11
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Kim Hoben Hansen

Mitra Bishop, Roshi

Mitra Bishop Roshi began practicing Zen in 1974 while living in Turkey and soon after began training at the Rochester Zen Center with Roshi Philip Kapleau. In 1986, Mitra-roshi was ordained by Roshi Kapleau and after completing her formal training in 1992, she moved to Sogen-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple, in Okayama, Japan, to train under the guidance of the Ven. Harada Shodo-roshi. Mitra-roshi returned to the United States in 1996 was formally sanctioned to teach by Roshi Kapleau as one of his dharma heirs. In that same year, she was asked to guide the Hidden Valley Zen Center in San Marcos, California, and as well, established Mountain Gate Sanmonji, a monastic practice center in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Mitra-roshi is an accomplished calligrapher and her writings have appeared in the books Mu, Zen Teaching, Zen Practice, Blossoms of the Dharma, and in Record of the Hidden Lamp, as well as numerous websites and magazines. A number of videos of her teisho [Zen talks] are available on YouTube. You can find out more by visiting the website for Mountain Gate Sanmonji at https://www.sanmonjizen.org/ She also works with the Regaining Balance Program which offers retreats for women veterans with PTSD. You can learn more by visiting https://www.regainingbalance.org/ And Hidden Valley Zen Center at https://www.hvzc.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

35 MINJUL 4
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Mitra Bishop, Roshi

Ilan Luttenberg

Ilan Luttenberg was first introduced to Buddhism while studying philosophy in university. And he began practicing the path in 1996 with a variety of teachers from both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. He was a founding member of "Akoda" and "Middle Way", organizations that bring tools and insights from the Buddhist practice into social action promoting a culture of non-violence, compassion, and peace. He co-translated the books End of Time by Krishnamurti, What the Buddha Taught, by Walpola Rahula and Samasati-An Exposition of Right Mindfulness by Ven P.A. Payutto into Hebrew. Ilan is a co-founder of the "Buddhism in Israel" website and of the program "One Dharma - Many Paths" As a teacher, his approach combines the practice of meditation with practical applications for daily training and a way of life that brings release and liberation from suffering. If you read Hebrew you can find out more by visiting the website for Buddhism in Israel at https://www.buddhism-israel.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

24 MINJUN 28
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Ilan Luttenberg