Matthew Juksan Sullivan

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Title Zen Master
Organization Awakened Meditation Centre
Lineage Korean Zen Buddhism


Matthew Juksan Sullivan has been practicing meditation for over 20 years. He first studied with Lama Tara Goforth and Lama Shenphen at Kunzang Dechen Osel Ling, a Shangpa-Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. He interrupted his studies at law school to do a year-long retreat with Lama Tara and Lama Shenphen from 1999-2000.

After re-locating to Toronto, Ontario, he became a student of Yangil Sunim, a Korean Zen Master and Patriarch of the Chogye Order. Yangil Sunim ordained Matthew as a Dharma Teacher in 2006 and in 2013 made him a Zen Master.

Matthew has been guiding meditation at Moksha Yoga Downtown Studio for over 7 years ( He is currently writing a commentary on the Blue Cliff Record.


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