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Teachers

Rev. Grace Schireson, Ph.D.

Rev. Grace Schireson, Ph.D. Grace has trained extensively in American and Japanese Zen in both the Soto and Rinzai schools.  She has also received a Ph.D., from the Wright Institute in Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Antioch University and has practiced professionally as a clinician and a consultant.  Her teaching integrates Western psychological understanding of individuals and groups with Zen Buddhist training. She is currently president of the Shogaku Zen Institute which is offering a Masters of Divinity In Zen and Mindfulness. She has written three books: Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens and Macho Masters (Wisdom 2009), Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima (Wisdom, 2017), and the upcoming Naked in the Zendo: Stories of Uptight Zen, Wild-Ass Zen and Enlightenment Wherever You Are (Shambhala, 2019). Grace has been married for 51 years, two grown sons, and 4 grandchildren.