Shinge Sherry Chayat, Roshi began formal Zen practice at the Zen Studies Society in 1967. She served as co-director of the first residential community at Dai Bosatsu Zendo from 1974 until 1976, when she moved to Syracuse and began leading the Zen Center there. She received lay ordination from Maurine Stuart Roshi in 1985, and full ordination from Eido Shimano Roshi in 1991. She was installed as abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse in 1996; received Dharma Transmission from Eido Roshi in 1998; and in 2008 was authorized as a roshi, or Zen Master, and given the name Shinge, meaning “heart-mind flowering.”
In addition to her work as a Zen teacher, the Shinge Roshi is an award-winning writer and editor of several books and her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications
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Zen Studies Society
Zen Center of Syracuse
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