Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Jozen Tamori Gibson

Jozen Tamori Gibson (they, them) began formal meditation practice in 2004 through Sotō Zen
while living in Japan joined by a Theravada practice in 2010. Jozen is a participant in the
2017-2021 Insight Meditation Society ( IMS ) Dharma Teacher Training program and serves on
the New York Insight Meditation Center’s teacher council. With certifications and embodiment
studies in Yoga, Qigong, Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy ( IFOT ) and Complex Trauma,
Jozen lives to provide and nourish contemplative mind-heart-body alignment practices and
spaces rooted in wellness, 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.