Robert Jin Gen Ertman, Sensei

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Title Sensei
Organization Silver Spring Zendo/One Heart Sangha
Lineage White Plum


Bob is a dharma heir of Rose Mary Myoan Dougherty, Sensei, and a long-time member of the Silver Spring Zendo/One Heart Sangha, where he is currently serving as the guiding teacher. He is also a member of the Zen Peacemakers and is grateful for the way it has shaped his practice in all of life. He writes and teaches haiku as a practice of being fully in the present moment. He received the precepts at Boundless Way Zen from James Ford, David Rynick, & Melissa Blacker. Bob is a retired federal attorney and lives in Annapolis with his wife, Phyllis. Together they are facilitators of a Mindfulness Practice Group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. In his spare time, Bob collects fossils, with his daughter Hallie when he can (they began when she was four - she's thirty-something now).


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