Retreat Teachers


Tom Matsuda

Thomas Matsuda is a master sculptor and multimedia artist who specializes in Buddhist iconography. His work has been exhibited widely and internationally with many outdoor sculptures installed in public parks, sculpture gardens, and on university campuses. He lived in Japan for 13 years where he studied with renowned Buddhist sculptor Kokei Eri. Tom’s work has been supported by the Japan Foundation and the Ford Foundation, among others. He taught for many years at Pratt Institute and the College of New Rochelle Graduate School. Currently Tom is a professor and department chair at Mount Wachusett Community College in Massachusetts. Learn more at