Jozen Tamori Gibson (they, them), a meditation practitioner and guide, began formal meditation practice in 2004 through Zen while living in Japan joined by a Theravada practice in 2010. Jozen is a senior student with the Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) where they also serve as cofacilitator for and member of the BZC People of Color sangha (community), the center’s male identifying sangha engaging in Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine, and the Awake Youth Project. Jozen also serves on the New York Insight Meditation Center’s teacher council. In 2017 they entered into the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) Dharma Teacher Training program. Jozen carries certifications in Mindfulness Facilitation through the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, in 200-Hour Yoga and Wellness with Breathe for Change (RYS), and Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma (IFOT). Jozen lives to provide and nourish contemplative mind-heart-body alignment practices and spaces grounded in health, antioppression and interdependent liberation for all beings. Jozen honors the wisdom and compassion of all teachers, highlighting their mother, Akimi, and dharma root teacher, Pamela Weiss.
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