Senior students in the Mountains and Rivers Order have a number of things in common. They have each led a training period (at the request of a teacher) and have each practiced for long enough to see successive generations come through the Monastery, the Zen Center, and our affiliates. They also share a dedication and commitment to helping others find their way in sangha harmony. Beyond these attributes, they represent a diverse age group and come from equally diverse backgrounds. Some work in mental health, or technology. Some are artists, others are librarians. Some have families of their own, others are cloistered monastics.
Seniors help guide the training within the MRO through teaching responsibilities, mentoring, and by providing all of us with examples of how to live the bodhisattva path authentically and with integrity.
If you would like to contact a senior student, you can use this common email address from which your question will be directed to an appropriate individual.