Sit, Breathe, Bow 

A Podcast for Practitioners

You Can't Wash Off Blood With Blood with Meido Moore Roshi

Aug 11, 2020

Meido Moore Roshi is the abbot of Korinji monastery near Madison, Wisconsin and guiding teacher of the Korinji Rinzai Zen Community. Meido Roshi began Zen training in 1988 and practiced under...

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If You Give Up, Then What? with Myong Hae Sunim, JDPS (Rebroadcast)

Aug 04, 2020

 Myong Hae Sunim, JDPS, was originally planning on becoming a Catholic nun when a friend invited her to hear a visiting Chinese Zen Master, Su Bong Sunim. Lithuania had recently become...

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Remembering Our Humanity with Dr. Catherine Anraku Hondorp, Sensei

Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Catherine Anraku Hondorp Sensei is a Soto Zen Buddhist Priest and an authorized Zen teacher in the White Plum lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Anraku Sensei is co-founder, with her spouse...

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Acceptance of What Is with Haemin Sunim

Jul 21, 2020

Haemin Sunim was born in South Korea, but after high school he moved to the U.S. to study film at UC Berkeley. Dissatisfied with the reality of filmmaking he switched to religious studies and went...

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The Richness Comes When You Get Out of the Way with Shinge Roshi

Jul 13, 2020

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,...

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Everything is Completely Open with Zen Master Hae Kwang

Jul 07, 2020

Zen Master Hae Kwang, Stanley Lombardo, first started to practice with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1978, receiving inka from him in 1992 and transmission in 1998. An emeritus classics professor at...

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We Co-Shape the Space Together with Zen Master Jok Um

Oct 03, 2019

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...

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Don't Say Difficult, Just Do It with Zen Master Dae Kwan

Sep 26, 2019

Zen Master Dae Kwan studied Buddhism at the Kwok Kwong Buddhist College in Hong Kong in the 1970s and ordained as a nun at Ajahn Chaa's International Forest Monastery in Thailand in 1981. She...

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It's Not a Matter of Perfection with Zen Master Bon Soeng

Sep 19, 2019

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...

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Starting A New Habit with Reirin Alheidis Gumbel

Sep 12, 2019

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...

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