Bob Rosenbaum (dharma name Meikyo Onza, Clear Mirror Calm Sitting) began Zen practice with Joshu Sasaki Roshi in 1971. In 1988 he joined the Berkeley Zen Center, where Sojun Mel Weitsman became his root teacher. He received jukai in 1994, was shuso at BZC in 2007 and received lay entrustment in 2010.
In 1995 Bob began learning Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong in the lineage of Master Yang Meijun from his other root teacher, Master Hui Liu. Dayan Qigong is a Taoist practice but is said to have been developed by Bodhidharma and Bob considers it a complementary, moving form of Zen practice. Bob was entrusted by Master Liu to teach qigong in 1999 and started the first qigong program in Kaiser Permanente, from which it has spread to other medical centers throughout Northern California. He currently teaches qigong at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Wen Wu school, where he also holds meditation practice periods. He also volunteers teaching meditation and qigong at a local women’s prison and has students in South America and India.
Now that his children are grown (ages 31 and 26) Bob has retired from 30 years’ practice of psychotherapy and neuropsychology to devote more time to Zen and qigong practice. He is the author of Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy and of Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching (forthcoming from Wisdom Press). Whenever he can, he spends several months of each year hiking the Himalayas and the Sierras.
More information on my website, www.zenqigong.com
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