Retreat Teachers


Chimyo Atkinson, Sensei

Rev. Chimyo Simone Atkinson, Sensei was ordained as a priest in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition by Rev. Teijo Munnich in 2007, and received Dharma Transmission in 2015, completing Zuisei in 2016. She received her monastic training at Great Tree Temple in North Carolina, Sotoshu International training periods in Japan, the Aichi Senmon Nisodo in Nagoya (2012), and Ryumonji Monastery in Iowa (2014). She served as Head of Practice at Great Tree Temple until 2020. She served on the board of directors of the SZBA from 2017-2020 and the ASZB from 2019 to the present.