Frank Seisho Diaz

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Title Hoshi Assistant Teacher
Organization Open Mind Zen Bloomington
Lineage Open Mind Zen


Frank Seisho Diaz, Ph.D, is a Senior Assistant Zen Teacher (Hoshi) in the Open Mind Zen Lineage, having studied with Sensei Al Rapaport since 2003. He is also a member of the Lay Zen Teachers Association. Frank began studying Zen at Tallahassee’s Cypress Tree Zen Center in 1994. He is the founder and current Resident Teacher at Open Mind Zen Bloomington and serves as a visiting teacher for the Buddhist Sangha of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, Indiana. Along with teaching Zen, Frank is also founder and lead teacher of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Pedagogy (MBWP), and leads mindfulness workshops for teachers, artists, and the general public across the United States. Frank is on the faculty at Indiana University, where he teaches and conducts research on mindfulness in performing arts and education.


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