Genko Kathy Blackman
is ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition. Active for many years in prison dharma work, she serves on the Religious Services Advisory Council of the Washington State Department of Corrections.
Amy Groncznack
is a writer, editor and spiritual explorer. She is a former member of the board of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Genjo Marinello
received Dharma Transmission from Edo Shimano Roshi. He leads the Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji sangha in Seattle.
Dick O’Connor
is president of the Northwest Dharma Association and a jolly old soul.
Timothy O’Brien
is Office Manager of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Sissel Johannessen
is an active member of the Puget Sound Zen Center on Vashon Island, Washington, where she coordinates the Waking to Living & Dying group.
Linda Robinson
lives in Seattle and is an active member of the Lotus Sisters sangha.
Akira Takemoto
is Assistant Professor of Language & Literatures at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He is ordained in the Nishi Hongwanji Jodo Shinshu tradition and an accredited teacher of Yabunouchi chanoyu.
Thich Minh Tinh (Kozen Sampson)
has been ordained and a student of Zen Buddhism for over 45 years, and now teaches Vietnamese Thien (Zen) Buddhism at Mt Adams Zen Buddhist Temple in Trout Lake, Washington. He calls his practice "laughing farmer zen - living our practice, sitting zazen, being here - right now!"
Jordan Van Voast
serves on the Board of the Dharma Friendship Foundation and is the co-founder of CommuniChi, a community acupuncture clinic on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.
Julie Welch
is former president of the Northwest Dharma Association and departing editor of the Northwest Dharma News.
Kobai Scott Whitney
is guiding teacher of Plum Mountain Refuge in Aberdeen, Washington. A former prison chaplain, he is particularly interested in post-prison work and recovery issues.
Photo Credits:
Rev. Greg Duncan, Katka Grofova, Janet Martinson, Jordan Van Voast. Others: Courtesy of Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji; Lotus Sisters; Thich Nhat Tu/Buddhism Today; Whitman College; Wiki Commons. Cover Photo: Kevin McNeal.
Julie Welch.
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