Vanessa Zuisei Goddard


Vanessa Zuisei Goddard Sensei spent the last twenty-three years living and training at Zen Mountain Monastery, fourteen of those years as an ordained monastic. For the last ten years, Zuisei Sensei has been leading retreats and workshops on various aspects of Buddhism—from mindfulness and meditation to running as a form of zazen—all with special emphasis on the power of stillness and silence to facilitate clarity and transformation in our lives. She is now a writer and lay Zen teacher living in New York City. You can learn more by visiting her website,

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