Retreat Teachers

At ZMM and ZCNYC

Choke Yukon Grody

Senior Monastic Yukon Grody began practicing at the Monastery in the late 1980s and ordained with Daido Roshi in 1994. Over the years he has served in many roles at the Monastery and Zen Center including cook, bookkeeper and grounds work. Since 2010, Yukon has been the Monastery’s head gardener, expanding the footprint of the garden and introducing various permaculture techniques.