Kotatsu John Bailes began his practicing Zen in 1972 at the age of 19 at the San Francisco Zen Center. He was ordained a Zen Priest by Richard Baker Roshi in 1977, spending time at Tassajara, Green Gulch Farm and the San Francisco Zen Center until 1984 when he moved to the Boston area to study and work. In 2004, John returned to community dharma practice and received dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. John is the founding teacher of One Heart Zen in Somerville, MA and serves as the Buddhist chaplain at Wellesley College and the guiding teacher of Monmouth Zen Circle in Monmouth, NJ.
You can find out more by visiting the website for One Heart Zen
Do you find this podcast helpful for your practice? Would you like to engage on a deeper level with other committed students? Try practicing with our Online Sangha. We offer a free month of membership. This includes all of the benefits supporting members receive, including the multiple monthly Q&A sessions, supportive discussion forums, and access to authorized Zen teachers.