Gregory Hosho Abels

Title Sensei
Organization Still Mind Zendo


Gregory Hosho Abels, co-resident teacher of Still Mind Zendo in New York city became a dharma successor of Roshi Robert Jinsen Kennedy in 2006, in the Soto-Rinzai lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and the White Plum Asanga. Gregory taught Christian Contemplation from 1972 to 1988. He is also Vice President of the Board of Still Mind and Chant Master. He has enjoyed a 50-year career as an actor, stage director and Master Teacher of Acting in New York City. Gregory is also a poet. His collection, Never Something Else: Poems from the Eye of Zen, features poetry sparked by his practice and inspired by the natural world.
His dharma name, Hosho, loosely translated, means Voice of the Dharma.
Janet and Gregory are married and the parents of a grown daughter. They are both members of The White Plum Asanga and the AZTA.


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