Chimyo Atkinson began practicing Zen meditation in 1991. She was ordained by Rev. Teijo Munnich in 2007, received Dharma Transmission in 2015, and completed Zuise in 2016. She undertook her monastic training in both Japan and the United States. Chimyo served as Head of Practice at Great Tree Zen Women’s Temple and volunteered with the sangha at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institute from 2015-2020. She has served on the board of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association since 2017 and helped to draft that organization’s standards for formal monastic practice. You can find out more by visiting the website for the Great Tree Zen Women’s Temple at https://www.greattreetemple.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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