Retreat Teachers


Tenku Ruff

Tenku Ruff, Osho is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest in the lineage of Sogaku Harada, with monastic training in Japan and North America. She recently stepped down as President of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association (SZBA) after six years of board service, three of which she served as President.

Tenku holds a Master of Divinity degree from Maitripa College, is a Board Certified Chaplain, and has strong interests in ethics, inter-Buddhist/interfaith dialogue, and in ways people can support each other and grow through challenges in life. Tenku is Director of Chaplaincy Care at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and the head priest of Beacon Zen Temple in Beacon, New York.

You can listen to an interview we recorded with Tenku Ruff when she visited ZMM two years ago.