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Seiso, Paul Cooper, Sensei, Director and head teacher: Seiso Sensei is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association & the American Zen Teacher’s Association. He has studied and practiced in both the Soto and Rinzai Zen traditions. He received precepts in 2000. Seiso was ordained as a priest and dharma transmitted in the Soto lineage of Dainin Katagiri, Roshi by Sojun Diane Martin, Roshi, guiding teacher of Udumbara National Sangha.  Seiso is a Member and certified as a dharma teacher by the Soto Zen Buddhist Association. Seiso is also a practicing psychoanalyst and an award-winning author and poet. He recently published the critically acclaimed The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter. Seiso Sensei is available to provide one-on-one and group teachings at your location and via internet. For further information leave a comment below.

 

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Kagayaki, Karen Morris, Co-founded Two Rivers. She received permission to serve as a lay teacher by Sojun Diane Martin. She facilitates a collaborative action and study group on juvenile sex-trafficking and child pornography. She is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and Honesdale, a poet and the author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis and poetics. Her article “Torture and Attachment: Conscience and the Analyst’s World-Seeing Eye,” which addresses psychologist’s participation in state sanctioned torture in Abu Ghraib through the lens of classical Persian and Sufi poetry, received the Gradiva Award (NAAP, 2010). Her recent poetry collection, Cataclysm and Other Arrangements was published by Three Stones Press (2014). She serves as  an Ambassador of Hope for Shared Hope International.

For further information: www.sharedhope.org .

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Dharma Heritage Ceremony & Certification, November 2016, Camp Courage Minnesota

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