Visiting Teachers

Jozen Gibson (Assistant)

Jozen Tamori Gibson (they, them), a meditation practitioner and guide, began formal meditation practice in 2004 through Sotō Zen while living in Japan joined by a Theravada practice in 2010. Jozen serves on the New York Insight Meditation Center’s teacher council. In 2017 they entered into the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) Dharma Teacher Training program. Jozen carries certifications in Mindfulness Facilitation through the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, in 200-Hour Yoga and Wellness with Breathe for Change (RYS), and Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma (IFOT).  Jozen lives to provide and nourish contemplative mind-heart-body alignment practices and spaces grounded in health, anti-oppression and interdependent liberation for all beings. Jozen honors the wisdom and compassion of all teachers, highlighting their mother, Akimi, and dharma root teacher, Pamela Weiss.

Events with Jozen Gibson (Assistant)

Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism
June 22, 2020

What does it take to respond to the world with open hands and an open heart? This silent meditation retreat will offer myths, stories and archetypes of Buddhist women, past and present. The teachings will illuminate the qualities of wisdom, compassion, courage, and the desire for freedom. We will explore feminine and transfeminine archetypes including: Prajnaparamita, the mother of all Buddhas; Kali, the divine protector; and Quan Yin and Avalokitesvara, the one who hears the cries of the world. We will also share stories of the women who surrounded the historical Buddha, as well as the present-day feminine Dharma lineage…