Barbara Jikai Gabrys

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Title senior Zen teacher
Organization Zenspace
Lineage Rinzai, Hakuin-Inzan line (Shinzan Miyamae Rōshi)


Barbara is a peripatetic European physicist whose last position was at the University of Oxford. Her work in science has taken her all over the world. Her experience of international research centres has made her aware of the need to bridge the gap between different cultures, and especially the Eastern and Western way of life. She emphasises cultivation of well-being, with double focus on concentration and openness. In time this will lead to enlightenment, and the recognition of true interconnectivity between all sentient beings. To this end she combines various philosophical and practical Zen approaches in her teaching.


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